Friday, May 15, 2009

Victory for Jo Swinson and Bishopbriggs Residents on Prison

The Scottish Prison Service has backed down from its plan to name the new prison being built in East Dunbartonshire Bishopbriggs Prison.

The proposal had sparked virtually universal outrage amongst local residents and local Lib Dem MP Jo Swinson was at the forefront of the campaign against this name. She even roped in Scottish Lib Dem Leader Tavish Scott to help.

It's a great result for common sense and it just goes to show that vigorous campaigning by local communities can pay off.

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1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Don't forget about the work that was done by the Woodhill Residents' Group...Jo certainly didn't


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