SNP budget will give Scots best deal says local MSP
The Scottish Government’s budget protects low and middle income earners and delivers for public services and public sector workers, SNP MSP for Renfrewshire South, Tom Arthur has said as Stage 3 of the Budget Bill is laid before the Scottish Parliament. Read more
East Renfrewshire Citizens Advice Bureau recognised by local MSP
Tom Arthur, MSP for Renfrewshire South, today visited East Renfrewshire Citizens Advice Bureau in Barrhead to meet with staff and present a motion which he has lodged in the Scottish Parliament. Read more
Tom Arthur MSP praises the work of first responders
Tom Arthur, MSP for Renfrewshire South, was pleased to welcome a team from Neilston and Uplawmoor First Responders to the Scottish Parliament yesterday recently. Taking part in a Members’ Business Debate, Tom took the opportunity to highlight the work done by first responders in his constituency and pay tribute... Read more
MP visits Bridge of Weir Leather to find out about their business and hear concerns about Brexit
Gavin Newlands, MP for Paisley and Renfrewshire North, has visited Bridge of Weir Leather, part of Scottish Leather Group, on their site to find out more about the business and to hear their concerns about Brexit. Read more
MP pledges support to The Royal British Legion and Poppyscotland’s ‘Count Them In’ campaign
Paul Masterton, MP for East Renfrewshire has declared his support for The Royal British Legion and Poppyscotland’s ‘Count Them In’ campaign, which calls for the Armed Forces community to be included as a topic in the next Census. Read more
Mhairi Black supports parliamentary anniversary of Women’s Suffrage
Mhairi Black MP for Paisley and Renfrewshire South is supporting a year-long programme of events organised by the UK Parliament to mark 100 years since the 1918 Representation of the People Act, which gave all men and some women the vote for the first time. Read more
Scottish budget deal struck by SNP and Scottish Greens ‘a backroom stitch-up’ claims Labour MSP
The budget deal struck by the SNP and Scottish Greens does not stop austerity, tackle poverty or redistribute wealth or power, Labour MSP Neil Bibby has said. Read more
Greens secure £5.2 million for Renfrewshire in budget deal with the Scottish Government
Green MSP for West Scotland Ross Greer has hailed major budget concessions won by his party from the Scottish Government, will which cancel £5.2 million of expected cuts Renfrewshire may have faced under initial proposals by the Scottish Government. Read more
Renfrewshire schools receive £4,272,240 boost from Pupil Equity Fund
A Scottish Government fund aimed at boosting the attainment levels of the most deprived pupils is set to pay out £4,272,240 to schools across Renfrewshire next year. Read more
YouGov poll show Scots back the SNP’s progressive tax plans by 2 to 1
Scots back the SNP’s progressive tax plans by 2 to 1, according to a YouGov poll for the Times – leaving Westminister demands to hand high earners and big business a tax cut worth £500 million looking hopelessly out of touch. Read more