A Paisley MP has submitted an Early Day Motion to the UK Parliament to recognise the success of the most recent Paisley Beer and Food Festival. Read more
Gavin Newlands MP tucks into a Christian Aid ‘Big Brekkie’ in solidarity with refugees
Gavin Newlands, MP for Paisley and Renfrewshire North, has tucked in at a Christian Aid Big Brekkie event in Parliament, to show his support for Christian Aid Week (14-20 May 2017, caweek.org), which is raising money for refugees fleeing conflict around the world. Read more
Greens criticise Renfrewshire Conservatives for running local campaign ‘From TORY HQ’
The Renfrewshire Green party claim that the Conservatives campaign for the local elections is being “run from Tory HQ” after it emerged that the candidate for Renfrew North and Braehead was nominated without being informed by the party. Read more
Councillor pledges her support for Alzheimer Scotland
Alzheimer Scotland have launched a campaign asking local council candidates to support their 6-point pledge ensuring that people with dementia have the same human rights as every other person. Read more
MP: Foodbank use at highest levels due to ‘Tory austerity’
Figures released by the Trussell Trust today have shown that foodbank use in Scotland has hit new record levels. Read more
Gavin Newlands MP highlights the heavy price for Tory austerity
Gavin Newlands, MP for Paisley and Renfrewshire North, has highlighted a recently published Poverty Alliance report which has revealed that a third of Scots on low incomes are struggling to feed themselves and their families, showing that Scotland is paying a heavy price for the Tories’ unrelenting austerity agenda. Read more
Councillor Mags MacLaren welcomes call to improve repairs in Private Lets  
A Renfrewshire Councillor has welcomed calls to improve repairs in Private Lets. Read more
Newlands welcomes partial U-turn from UK Government over Motability vehicles
Gavin Newlands, MP for Paisley and Renfrewshire North, has welcomed the UK Government’s U-turn to increase the number of weeks that someone can keep their Motability Car. Read more
MSP Ross Greer visits Italian refugee projects
Along with six other young men from across Britain and Ireland, West of Scotland Green MSP Ross Greer is in Italy to hear first hand testimony from refugees and staff in camps and support projects on the islands of Sicily and Lampedusa, the ‘door of Europe’. Read more
Renfrewshire SNP criticises Labour for failing to accept responsibility for the state of our streets
Councillors Jim Paterson and Cathy McEwan, SNP Candidates for Renfrew South and Gallowhill, have criticised Labour-controlled Renfrewshire Council for failing to accept their calls to clean up Renfrewshire. Read more