LAST week, I spoke in the roads debate where I highlighted the investment in the local trunk roads: A8 and A78, asked a question at First Minister’s Questions about CMAL in Port Glasgow and also asked a question about the Finnart Street campus of West College Scotland.

All three issues are important to the local community and economy. As you will be aware, investment is currently happening on our trunk roads. I have had a small amount of people complaining about what seems like the never ending roadworks in the evening.

No-one likes the disruption but at the same time, we have needed this investment to happen.

As I said during the debate, the investment along the A8 was delayed because of the £2.5m Scottish Water flood prevention work.

Amey, who have the contract to manage the trunk roads locally, is now playing catch up to improve the network. I want to reassure constituents that I had more people raise concerns about the condition of the roads in contrast to the improvements taking place.

The debate ended with both Labour and the Conservatives rejecting the need for the new UK Government to introduce an emergency budget. The Scottish Government have been calling for more resource to plug the £1.3bn cut to its capital budget from the last UK Government.

It's abundantly clear that more capital investment is needed in many projects. I know, constituents want to see additional investment, as do I, that’s why a new UK Government need to reverse the £1.3bn cut.