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Huntly MP Harriet Cross vows to serve constituents of Gordon and Buchan


By Alistair Whitfield

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Huntly’s new MP says she’s honoured to serve her constituents after being sworn in at Westminster following her election win.

Newly elected MP Harriet Cross.
Newly elected MP Harriet Cross.

Harriet Cross, last Thursday, became the first female Scottish Conservative MP in five years.

The 33-year-old says she now wants to see the promises made to residents and businesses in Gordon and Buchan upheld.

These include full dualling of the A96, upgrades to the A90 north of Ellon and the re-opening of Insch Hospital.

Ms Cross, said: “I want to thank the people of Gordon and Buchan for putting their trust in me to focus on the real priorities of local people, both at Westminster and across the constituency.

“It is an honour to have been sworn into parliament and I am motivated by my desire to serve my new constituents and advance Gordon and Buchan on a range of issues.

“That is why I will be standing up for our oil and gas industry to safeguard the 90,000 jobs Scotland has within our energy sector.

“I want to also hold this Labour government to account over concerns raised by residents in places such as New Deer, Turriff and Leylodge on the future of their countryside from the industrialisation of pylons and battery farms.

“I will be campaigning for the full dualling of the A96 and A90 north of Ellon as well as protecting and enhancing our local healthcare, including the re-opening of Insch hospital and the full remobilisation of minor injury units.”

Ms Cross was in London yesterday for the re-opening of parliament.

She said: “At Westminster I want to champion our farming sector to ensure this Labour government protects an industry which Gordon and Buchan is renowned for.”

Her share of the vote was 14,418 (32.9%) compared to the 15,540 (30.9%) given to her nearest rival, Richard Thomson from the SNP.


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