Tom Arthur SNP MSP for Renfrewshire South has hailed the news that the Scottish Government has already exceeded its Programme for Government pledge to deliver fibre broadband to more than 95% of premises in Scotland as a “landmark achievement.” Read more
MSP pledges support to new national campaign: say no to puppy dealers
Tom Arthur, MSP MSP for Renfrewshire South has signed the pledge to #saynotopuppydealers in order to help combat illegal puppy farming and is urging others to do the same. Read more
MP Newlands urges UK to work with the international community to find solution for Syria
Gavin Newlands, SNP MP for Paisley and Renfrewshire North has spoken tonight of his thoughts on the suspected chemical attack in Douma, Syria. He said that the UK Government’s response to the attack must be authorised by Parliament, and not to ‘follow President Trump’s tweets and take military action’.... Read more
Renfrewshire MP seeks sports funding commitment from UK Government
A local politician has called on the UK Government to guarantee that the Scottish Government, and other UK devolved administrations, receive sports funding after it came to light that the Westminster Government plan to spend £560M to support the Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth Games. Read more
MSP Derek Mackay deals with his 10,000th constituency case
Seven years since his election Derek Mackay has this week dealt with his 10,000th constituent case as MSP for Renfrewshire North & West.  Read more
UK government U-turn on ‘callous’ Universal Credit housing benefit policy
A local MP has said that a u-turn from the UK government on housing benefit for under 21s shows ‘the Tories have finally realised penalising young people in this way is callous.’ Read more
MP calls on UK Government to fix Universal Credit before Renfrewshire September launch date
A local politician has demanded that the UK Government fixes the problems with Universal Credit before they roll it out in Renfrewshire later this year. Read more
MP leads efforts to improve support for single parents
Gavin Newlands, SNP MP for Paisley and Renfrewshire North, has joined a cross-party group that aims to improve support for single parents. Read more
MP calls on all men to challenge abusive behaviour during speech at Violence Summit
A local MP has called on men to ‘stop looking the other way’ and challenge sexist and abusive behaviour whenever they see it happening. Read more
UWS receives Scottish Parliament recognition for performance boost
Universit of the West of Scotland (UWS) has been praised in a Scottish parliamentary motion for its continued strong performance in improving student retention rates. Read more