Visit to Basics Foodbank

7th April 2016

Earlier in the week, I joined SNP candidate for Motherwell and Wishaw, Clare Adamson, at the Motherwell Baptist Church where the Basics Foodbank was taking place.

I would like to thank Pastor Baxter and David Shaw (both pictured) and all those involved in providing vulnerable members of our community with enough to eat when they struggle.


I was informed that a common reason for people using the foodbank was due to benefit sanctions. The Tories have created a clever system which makes it difficult for benefit claimants and seeks to trip them up leading to sanctions – all to save money.

While the rich hide funds in offshore accounts, our communities are being forced to pay the price of the Tories’ forced austerity.

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