MSP: Decisions to be made as close to pupils as possible
Tom Arthur MSP is encouraging anyone with an interest in the future of education in Scotland to contribute to the Scottish Government’s new consultation on the Education (Scotland) Bill. Read more
MP Mhairi Black blames austerity for increased Renfrewshire Food Bank usage
The latest figures from Renfrewshire Food Bank show that between 1st April and 30th September 2017, a total of 4,190 emergency food supplies were distributed in Renfrewshire. Read more
Council customers will be at heart of new five-year strategy
Renfrewshire Council customers will benefit from services they help to develop and are delivered to meet their needs, through a new strategy approved today. Read more
Councillor welcomes reduction in Domestic Abuse across Renfrewshire
A Paisley councilor has welcomed a decrease in domestic abuse cases across Renfrewshire. Read more
To mark Living Wage Week which is currently taking place, Gavin Newlands, SNP MP for Paisley and Renfrewshire North, has called on the UK Government to take action to bring their ‘fake’ National Living Wage up to the level of the Real Living Wage to make a real difference. Read more
Mhairi Black warns that welfare cuts mean child poverty will reach record highs
A local politician has said recent research carried out by the Institute of Fiscal Studies shows that in the next five years a record 5.2 million UK children will be forced into poverty due to UK Government welfare cuts.  Read more
“On Your Bike Newlands!” MP races against service personnel in support of The Royal British Legion’s Annual Poppy Appeal
On Wednesday the Speaker of the House of Commons, the Rt Hon John Bercow MP, the Director General of The Royal British Legion, and over 90 Members of Parliament raced alongside serving members of The Armed Forces on an exercise bike to raise money for The Royal British Legion’s... Read more
Gavin Newlands MP calls on UK Government to commit to Europol
The MP for Paisley and Renfrewshire North, Gavin Newlands has spoken out on the dangers that Brexit may cause to the ability of the police authorities to tackle serious crimes like human trafficking, terrorism, drug dealing and prostitution. Read more
Record number of Renfrewshire businesses are accessing rates relief
The Small Business Bonus Scheme (SBBS) has provided relief to 2,665 Renfrewshire businesses in 2017/2018. Read more
PMQs: SNP press PM to commit to long term funding for woman escaping domestic violence
Gavin Newlands MP has today urged the Prime Minister to commit to long-term sustainable funding for women refuge centres, in order to ensure that all women and children have somewhere safe to go when fleeing domestic violence. Read more