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Rutherglen, Cambuslang and Blantyre Christmas Card Competition Winner Announced.

 

 

Local MSP James Kelly and MP Tom Greatrex have announced the winners of their Christmas card design competition.

 

James and Tom were very impressed with the quality of the cards designed this year and selected Cairns Primary pupil Ellie Ross as their overall winner. Joint runners up came from Cerys Polockus from St Blane’s Primary, Brendan Bulloch at Loch Primary and St Bride’s primary pupil Brooklyn Donnelly.

 

Every pupil who entered the competition received a certificate from their local Member of Parliament and Member of the Scottish Parliament during a recent tour of all the primary schools participating in the competition.

 

This is the third year running James and Tom have organised a competition in which primary six classes from throughout Rutherglen, Cambuslang and Blantyre are invited to participate.  The entries were of an exceptionally high standard and for the first time in the history of the competition the winning design is on display at the Rutherglen Exchange.

 

James and Tom have also thanked PTS Clean, ECGFS Facilities and Rutherglen Exchange for sponsoring this years competition.

 

James Kelly MSP said:

 

The high quality of the entries we received this year was just amazing and I was delighted with some of the exceptional card designs.  I would like to congratulate Ellie on her excellent design, which will feature on our official parliamentary Christmas card.  A lot of work has gone into this year’s card and we would like to thank Morrison’s in Cambuslang and Tesco Burnside for donating the prizes for the competition.”

 

Tom Greatrex MP said:

 

"It was great to visit Rutherglen Exchange for the unveiling of our Christmas Card competition winner, Ellie Ross. We had so many great entries this year, and it's great to be able to finally show off Ellie's fantastic winning design. I would like to thank all the schools that took part and hope the pupils enjoyed participating in the competition. I'd also like to thank the manager of Rutherglen shopping centre, Jane Cowan, and all the staff for helping to publicise the competition."

Rutherglen Cambuslang and Blantyre Christmas Cards 2014

    Rutherglen, Cambuslang and Blantyre Christmas Card Competition Winner Announced.     Local MSP James Kelly and MP Tom Greatrex have announced the winners of their Christmas card design...

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The Winner and Runners up of the 2014 Christmas Card competition run by Tom Greatrex MP for Primary 6 pupils in Hamilton have been announced.

Lauren Leys from Woodhead Primary School was the overall winner.  Amy Baxter and Rebecca Dorricot were Joint Runners Up alongside Chloe Bowers.

 

Following visits to a number of the schools to present the prizes, Tom Greatrex said: "The entries from local schools to my Christmas card competition are always impressive  - but Hamilton schools have surpassed themselves this year.

"Choosing a winner is really hard - and so this year as well as an overall winner, I chose three runners-up too.  All of the designs were very impressive and I'm really pleased that so many boys and girls took part.

"Congratulations to the winner Lauren Leys from Woodhead Primary who made us all smile with her entry.  It's been a pleasure to write my cards this year knowing the artwork and Lauren's message will spread Christmas cheer."

2014 Hamilton Christmas Card Winner and Runners Up Announced

  The Winner and Runners up of the 2014 Christmas Card competition run by Tom Greatrex MP for Primary 6 pupils in Hamilton have been announced. Lauren Leys from Woodhead Primary...

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Tom Greatrex MP, Labour’s Shadow Energy Minister, commenting following the results of the first round of capacity auctions, said:

“Any policy which adds to energy bills needs to be subjected to the highest levels of scrutiny – consumers must know that they are getting value for money.

 “Whilst the capacity market is a tool to help safeguard our security of supply, today’s results confirm early warnings that flaws in the detail of the current model would lead to outcomes which are not in the best interests of the consumer.

“Existing nuclear power stations have secured 16% of the market, despite the fact that they are unable to respond to peaks in demand. Demand Side Response, widely seen as a means of reducing the cost of this policy, has been squeezed into less than 1% of the market. Interconnectors, which the Government has recognised could reduce costs, will be included in 2015 but were excluded this year – no compelling reason has been given.

“Today’s results mean that the capacity market will levy a £11 charge on the bill of every consumer – every pound spent must deliver enhanced security of supply. At the next election there will be a real choice between another five years of rocketing energy bills, rip-off tactics and poor customer service under the Tories – or Labour’s plans to reform the energy market and freeze energy bills until 2017, saving the average household £120.”

ENDS

Notes to Editors:

 

The results of the first auction round can be found here: https://www.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/389512/Provisional_Results_Report_final.pdf

Further enquiries: 020 7219 8974 or tom.greatrex.mp@parliament.uk

Tom Greatrex comments on results of the first round of capacity auctions

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