Kilmarnock and Loudoun's MP is keen to tap into the importance of street surgeries, as he was out and about in Mauchline this week.

MP Alan Brown was joined on his adventures by Ballochmyle councillors Claire Leitch and William Lennox as they chapped on around 200 doors.

Mr Brown says this initiative is an integral part of his approach to community engagement, allowing him to connect with constituents on a personal level and discuss the issues that matter most to them.

The group took to the doorsteps of Connell Crescent, Rawson Crescent, Whiteford Place, and Arran View to speak to constituents about both local and national issues.

It was the MP's fourth street surgery of the year, following earlier stints in Lugar, Cronberry and Sorn.

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The MP said: “Engaging with constituents on their doorsteps provides invaluable insights into their concerns and aspirations - it's about bridging the gap between policymaking and the real needs of our community.

"I was pleased to have Willie and Depute Provost Leitch join us for the Surgery. Their understanding of the local area and its unique challenges is instrumental in addressing the matters raised by our constituents."

The SNP representative added: “The residents appreciated the fact we were out and about, which is a common theme for our Street Surgeries.

"Taking the time to engage at their doorstep is an essential aspect of my role as their representative, no matter their political allegiance.

"This is about improving the constituency, and this is demonstrated through the number of cases my office has picked up this year as a result of our Street Surgeries.

“I look forward to continuing this initiative, especially in the Ballochmyle area of the constituency. I have a Street Surgery in Muirkirk planned later this year, as well as other pop-up surgeries and visits.”