Research reveals most urgent issues facing Midlothian residents
Almost a fifth of people believe improving local shops is the most urgent issue in Midlothian, according to a survey.
A survey by the think tank Demos asked 20,000 adults in parliamentary constituencies across Great Britain to choose which one of nine issues most urgently needs improving in their local area.
In Midlothian 18 per cent of residents chose good local shops. This was followed by good transport services (16 per cent), and premises to support local jobs (14 per cent).
The survey also asked people how happy they are with what is currently on offer locally. In Midlothian, 24 per cent of residents think that local facilities they consider most important are nearer to 'bad' than 'good' – similar to the national average.