Airdrie and Coatbridge Advertiser
I would like to wish Councillor Alan Beveridge all the very best after his resignation from the SNP recently. Anyone who knows Councillor Beveridge will testify that he has been a very active councillor and has been a great help to many families and on many local issues. In December 2014 I contacted all our local elected representatives asking them to give their support to a petition against fracking, to be submitted to North Lanarkshire Council. Councillor Beveridge was one of only two Airdrie councillors to respond to me and indeed was the only SNP councillor to do so. I am sure that had the SNP addressed his concerns he would have had no reason to leave the party, but it would appear that is not the case. It is their loss, as he has been the hardest working and most reliable SNP councillor I have had the pleasure of dealing with in many, many years. I’m sure that he will continue to work just as hard as an independent councillor. We could do with more like him.