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MP brings tour to Peterhead

Jim Murphy, Labour MP for East Renfrewshire took his Independence Referendum street meeting to Drummer's Corner

Jim Murphy, Labour MP for East Renfrewshire took his Independence Referendum street meeting to Drummer's Corner

Labour MP and Shadow Secretary of State for International Development, Jim Murphy, was in Peterhead recently as part of a national campaign.

The MP stood on a crate and used a microphone to speak to passers by at Drummer’s Corner on behalf of Better Together as part of his ‘100 Days, 100 Towns’ tour around Scotland on Tuesday, August 26.

Mr Murphy is using the tour to visit local communities and answer questions members of the public may have about the upcoming Independence Referendum.

The tour has seen Mr Murphy visit places including Inverurie, Aberdeen, Thurso, Wick, Stornoway, Harris, Glasgow and Edinburgh.

Speaking to the Buchanie, Mr Murphy said: “Peterhead is visit number 72 out of 100 and it has been one of the most friendly places I have been to so far.

“People here have been very polite and are willing to listen to what I have to say, there has hardly been any shouting.”

Talking about his tour, Mr Murphy said: “It is just me, my Irn-Bru crate and whoever turns up to listen.

“I have been enjoying it although it does get a bit heated at times.

“The aim of it is to get people to ask questions, whether they are voting yes, no or are still undecided.”

He added: “Every stop has been different, there has been all sorts of questions.”

Mr Murphy took some time to speak to local no supporters afterwards before heading to his next destination.

His ‘100 Days, 100 Towns’ tour continued the next day on Wednesday, August 27 as Mr Murphy headed down south to Stonehaven, Montrose, Carnoustie and Dundee.

 

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