Finlay Carson MSP

Galloway and West Dumfries

Yousaf Stalls on Swinney Stranraer Pledge

Carson Chamber

Galloway and West Dumfries MSP, Finlay Carson, has today attacked the Scottish Government’s failure to uphold their own A75/A77 investment pledge, prior to the 2016 Scottish Parliamentary Election.

During General Questions, in the Scottish Parliament, Carson challenged the Government for failing to put forward any substantial investment for the A75/A77.

The Transport Minister, Humza Yousaf, failed to stand-by his SNP colleagues previous commitments to further substantial investment for the A75 and A77.

However, the Transport Minister did acknowledge Carson’s relentless campaigning for further investment for the A75/A77, noting that the local MSP “comes to this Chamber week on week demanding we spend more”.

Commenting, Galloway and West Dumfries MSP Finlay Carson said:

“This is yet another SNP manifesto pledge that has been disregarded.

“Prior to the election, the Deputy First Minister stood in Stranraer town centre and made a clear commitment to improving the A75 and A77.

“However, this appears to have been forgotten about.

“I am extremely disappointed that this SNP Government have failed to deliver the Deputy First Minister’s commitments.

“Why is the Transport Minister so reluctant to stand by his Deputy First Minister’s own election pledge?

“The Transport Minister may be growing tired of me constantly campaigning for further investment for the A75/A77  but he should take note of my constituents increasing frustration with the SNP’s failure to enact their pledges.

“The Transport Minister referred to pig’s ears in the Chamber, however, there is only one party telling porkies!

“I will continue to press for further investment in our infrastructure including a Springholm and Crocketford Bypass as part of dualling both the A75 and A77.”