Gavin Newlands, the Member of Parliament for Paisley and Renfrewshire North, has today welcomed the ‘historic’ vote in the Scottish Parliament on Thursday to extend the right to vote in next year’s Holyrood elections to 16 and 17-year-olds – and looks forward to Scotland’s young people making their voices heard. The Scottish Elections (Reduction of Voting Age) Bill introduced by the Deputy First Minister, John Swinney MSP, was passed in the Scottish Parliament on Thursday and
Gavin Newlands, the Member of Parliament for Paisley and Renfrewshire North, has welcomed Harry Lovett back home and congratulated the 16-year-old on his latest accolade after winning silver in Judo for Team GB at the Special Olympics in France last week. Harry, from Bridge of Weir, is slowly losing his sight and suffers from a number of health conditions including cerebral palsy, autism, dyslexia, epilepsy and impaired hearing. However, the local champion has let nothing sta
Gavin Newlands, the Member of Parliament for Paisley and Renfrewshire North, has backed the Guide Dogs for the Blind Association’s pavement parking campaign this week. The Guide Dogs for the Blind Association has been active for 75 years and provides help to thousands of blind and partially sighted people in Scotland across the rest of the UK through the provision of guide dogs, mobility and other rehabilitation services. The Guide Dogs also campaign to protect and extend the
Gavin Newlands, the Member of Parliament for Paisley and Renfrewshire North has today said that the EU Referendum Bill proposed by the UK Government is ‘an affront to democracy’, as it fails to meet the gold standard set by the independence referendum in Scotland last year. Mr Newlands has hit out after the UK Government has persistently refused to change tack. The EU Bill, unlike Scotland’s referendum on independence, will bar most EU nationals who live and work in the UK fr
Gavin Newlands, the Member of Parliament for Paisley and Renfrewshire North, has today – on the first day of Carers Week 2015 – lodged an Early Day Motion (EDM) that celebrates the 759,000 carers in Scotland and has called on the UK Government to scrap their plans for a further £12 billion of ‘callous cuts’ to the welfare budget. Carers Week 2015, running between 8th and 14th June, recognises and celebrates the selfless commitment and care that Carers provide for loved ones.
Gavin Newlands MP has arranged to meet Bank of Scotland bosses in order to try and convince them to reverse their decision to close the Bank of Scotland Glasgow Road Branch. Earlier this month, the Bank of Scotland informed customers that they were closing their Glasgow Road branch. As a result, Gavin has arranged to meet senior bank bosses, in London, alongside Paisley and Renfrewshire South MP, Mhairi Black. In addition, Gavin will also meet bosses in Renfrewshire – alongsi
Gavin Newlands, the new MP for Paisley and Renfrewshire North, has today called on the Independent Parliamentary Standards Authority (IPSA) – the independent body that is responsible for monitoring the expenses and setting the salaries of MPs – to scrap their plans to give MPs a £7,000 pay increase bring MPs’ salaries to £74,000. IPSA launched its final consultation, MPs’ Pay in the 2015 Parliament: A Consultation, on the 10 per cent pay rise on 2nd June 2015. In Part 3 of th