MP welcomes Secretary of State for DWP to Ochil and South Perthshire

Local MP, Luke Graham, welcomed Esther McVey, Secretary of State for the Department for Work and Pensions, to Alloa on Wednesday.

The Secretary of State’s visit was part of a broader Scotland visit that also took in Stirling.

While in Clackmannanshire, the Secretary of State met with key Job Centre personnel and case workers from Luke Graham MP’s office to understand the pros and cons of welfare reform and see first-hand where the welfare system is doing well and where improvement is needed.

A key part of the visit was a meeting with key stakeholders in Alloa Job Centre to discuss current and future welfare plans.

Commenting Luke Graham said:

“It was great to have the Secretary of State in Clackmannanshire. In a packed day she met with frontline staff to hear the challenges and opportunities arising from welfare reform.

The minister’s visit provided key staff in Alloa with a direct line to the key decision maker.”

Commenting Esther McVey said:

'It was great to hear from the frontline staff at Alloa job centre, their work is highly valued, and their insight will help shape and improve future policy.

It is so good to see Luke raising the profile of Clackmannanshire and ensuring constituents voices are heard at the highest levels of our government.'