More than 200 people attended a public meeting about the threatened closure of Iain Nicolson recreation centre in Chryston.
Residents in the Strathkelvin area are protesting about North Lanarkshire Leisure (NLL) proposals to shut the sports facility from April, on which a public consultation was conducted last month.
Now Margaret Mitchell has written to North Lanarkshire Council chief executive Gavin Whitefield to demand not only that the centre is retained, but that money is invested to improve it.
The potential closure is among a number of suggested savings – which also include halving the opening hours of John Smith swimming pool in Airdrie – as NLL seek to address a £1.2 million funding shortfall in the next two years.
Coatbridge-born Mrs Mitchell, the Conservative representative for Central Scotland, wrote to Mr Whitefield: “There is overwhelming support for this well-used sports and recreation facility.
“The proposal to close the centre has understandably generated an angry response from residents."