MSP discusses East Dunbartonshire on Woman’s Hour radio show

MSP discusses East Dunbartonshire on Woman’s Hour radio show

MSP Rona Mackay has appeared on BBC Radio 4’s Woman’s Hour to discuss why East Dunbartonshire topped the list of best places for women to live across Scotland, England and Wales.

The Strathkelvin and Bearsden MSP cited the closeness of the area to Glasgow, its accessibility to the countryside and great schools as local reasons.

Ms Mackay said: “It was great to be speaking on Woman’s Hour about why East Dunbartonshire is the best place for women to live across the whole of Britain.

“It’s a resounding achievement the Scottish Government, that two of the best areas, including East Renfrewshire, are in Scotland.

“I spoke about how on a national level, the SNP government has been promoting gender equality and helping women out of poverty with measures like expanding free childcare and the baby box.

“At a local level, we talked about the proximity of East Dunbartonshire to both Glasgow and the countryside, these are two very important factors in making this area so convenient.

“I told how our great schools are sending 97 per cent of leavers onto positive destination and how nationally, we’re seeking to improve all education by lowering the attainment gap.

“It was also important to point out the women of East Dunbartonshire do not all live well – we discussed pockets of poverty still do exist in our communities. It is important we remember this as we move on.”

ENDS

LISTEN: http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b093hwcr#

 

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