The Annandale and Eskdale branch of the Dumfries and Galloway Labour Party held a community coffee morning at the weekend (Saturday (25 January) in the Moffat town hall.
As well as a range of stalls such as homemade baking and coffee, local people had the opportunity to raise community issues with local Labour politicians on hand to listen to concerns.
Archie Dryburgh, the Labour party candidate for Dumfriesshire, Clydesdale and Tweeddale Constituency at the next UK Parliament election, said:
“I want to thank the people of Moffat for coming to the coffee morning, despite the poor weather. The coffee morning was definitely a success. People tend to think that when it comes to political parties, it is just about holding meetings and talking amongst ourselves. However we are showing this is not the case. Politics is always about engaging with the local community. That’s what I do as a councillor and it is what I will do as an MP.”
Dumfriesshire MSP Elaine Murray said:
“It was good to have the opportunity to engage with my constituents outside the confines of the office. It makes a real difference when you are able to talk with people in a relaxed and comfortable environment. I’d like to thank everyone who came and made it a really great event.”