Commenting on constituent concerns of the lack of nursery places in Newton Farm, Clare Haughey MSP said:
“The growth at Newton Farm in recent years has been incredible, and it is great more and more people are moving to the Cambuslang area.
“However, with this increase in population there was a responsibility on South Lanarkshire Council to improve local infrastructure accordingly, but sadly wasn’t the case. Whether it is local high school provision or nursery places, the previous Labour-led South Lanarkshire Council were happy to take money in council tax, but less willing to spend it on much needed amenities.
“Cambuslang had four Labour councillors in the previous council administration, and it is becoming very obvious they didn’t stand up for Cambuslang by demanding infrastructure like shops and sports facilities be built either.
“The SNP Scottish Government is taking action at a national level by almost doubling free childcare provision to 30 hours a week by 2020, however I appreciate that this won’t solve the concerns of Newton Farm constituents now. I’ve written to the new South Lanarkshire Council administration to see what can be done to help families, both in the short term and in the future.”