MP launched into cyberspace – Gavin Strang’s website unveiled today

Gavin Strang MP launched his new website today, Friday 30th June, at 12 noon at Teleport, Craigmillar Community Information Service, Unit 32 Castlebrae Business Centre, Peffer Place, Edinburgh EH16 4BB.

Speaking at the launch, Gavin Strang MP said:

‘I am delighted to launch my website today. People in Edinburgh East and Musselburgh are now able to get information about their local MP through the internet.

‘People visiting my website can find out about

  • how to contact their MP
  • biographical details of their MP
  • how responsibilities are shared between their MP and their MSP
  • the constituency, local councillors and their surgeries
  • election results
  • press releases

‘And people can use links in the website to go to Edinburgh and East Lothian Councils, the Scottish Parliament, the Labour Party, and Government Departments.

‘Information technology is already changing the way many people live. It offers terrific opportunities for the workplace, for commerce, for education and for leisure.

‘And information technology will get more and more important in the years to come.

‘In our current society, the internet is a powerful force for social exclusion. There is a danger that people will become increasingly disadvantaged because they are not able to get access to information technology.

‘The Government has made it clear that it wants Britain to be in the forefront of the internet revolution and that everyone should benefit. The challenge is to do all we reasonably can to ensure that everyone takes advantage of the opportunities that information technology has to offer.’