Renfrewshire’s two MPs blast proposals to shake-up parliamentary constituencies
Renfrewshire’s two MP’s have blasted the Boundary Commission for Scotland and their proposals to shake-up our parliamentary constituencies. Read more
Video: MP Mhairi Black explains Universal Credit in Westminster speech today
Mhairi Black, SNP MP for Paisley and Renfrewshire South has explained Universal Credit ‘to those who don’t understand politics’ in a speech in Parliament today. Read more
Universal credit helpline charges to be scrapped by UK government
Renfrewshire MP Gavin Newlands has welcomed the u-turn from the UK Government to end the Department of Work and Pensions (DWP) ‘telephone tax’ on premium phone line charges. Read more
MP welcomes First Minister’s care leavers policy
Gavin Newlands, SNP MP for Paisley and Renfrewshire North, has welcomed the First Minister’s move to exempt care leavers from paying council tax. Read more
MSP shows support for woman affected by pension change
Tom Arthur, MSP for Renfrewshire South, met with the Women Against State Pension Increase (WASPI) on Saturday the 14th October at their East Renfrewshire meeting in Barrhead. The event took place to offer support to women born in the 1950s who are no longer entitled to collect their state... Read more
MP calls on UK Government to condemn Spanish Government violence
A local politician has called for the UK Government to condemn actions taken by the Spanish government in the Catalonian referendum which took on the 1st of October. Read more
Mhairi Black welcomes investment in childcare
The Scottish Government have reaffirmed their commitment to invest £840 million into childcare by 2021 – 2022. Read more
Renfrewshire MSP welcomes expansion of free childcare
A local politician has welcomed the First Minister’s announcement that childcare spending will double to £840 million a year. Read more
MP welcomes charity’s social security advice service for deaf constituents
Mhairi Black MP is urging deaf people who have queries about benefits decisions to use a charity’s specialist welfare rights advocacy service. Read more
Scottish produce must be protected in future trade deals, Paisley’s MSP warns
Paisley’s MSP, George Adam is demanding that the UK government protect Scottish produce by upholding the Protected Food Name scheme in all future trade deals. Read more