Gavin Newlands, the MP for Paisley and Renfrewshire North, has today highlighted deeply concerning figures that have been recently released by the Department of Work and Pensions, which show that thousands of people have died after being found fit for work. The Department of Work and Pensions’ figures show that 2,380 people died between December 2011 and February 2014 shortly after a work capability assessment found them fit to work. The DWP's data also reveals that during th
Gavin Newlands, the MP for Paisley and Renfrewshire and North, visited Our Place Our Families in Renfrew to congratulate the OPOF team on successfully securing £10,000 worth of funding from the Big Lottery’s Awards for All Scotland – enabling the local group to expand into the Erskine area. The Our Place Our Families group based in Renfrew will use the funding for a series of family fun days aimed at identifying and addressing the concerns of the local community. Gavin Newlan
Gavin Newlands, the Member of Parliament for Paisley and Renfrewshire North, has visited Alzheimer Scotland in Paisley to hear about the outstanding work that the charity is doing to support people living with dementia and their carers who live in Renfrewshire. Gavin was welcomed to the Alzheimer Scotland’s Memory Lane Club in Paisley by Service Manager Fiona Dunwoodie, Wendy Craig and Elaine Edgar before being given a tour of the building and a discussion about the charity’s
Gavin Newlands, the MP for Paisley and Renfrewshire North, has congratulated Johnstone Pipe Band and his constituent from Inchinnan, Pipe Major Keith Bowes, after obtaining 1st prize in Grade 2 and 9th for Grade 4 at the World Pipe Band Championships in Glasgow at the weekend – the most successful year in the Pipe Band’s history. The World Pipe Band Championships were attended by 230 pipe bands and 8,000 pipers and drummers from across the world to Glasgow Green compete in th
Gavin Newlands, the MP for Paisley and Renfrewshire North, visited Erskine Mains Home in his constituency to see the excellent care that the charity has provided to Scottish veterans for almost 100 years. Gavin was greeted by Lesley-Ann Wylie, the manager of Erskine Mains Home, and Steve Conway, the Chief Executive of Erskine, and was given a tour of the facility and met some of the residents who the charity care for. During his visit, the local MP informed Steve Conway and L
Gavin Newlands, the MP for Paisley and Renfrewshire North, has today reaffirmed his staunch opposition to the unelected House of Lords in the wake of reports that suggest that recently defeated MPs will be rewarded with peerages and knighthoods, stating that it is “an affront to democracy and shows complete contempt for the electorate”.
Reports today suggest that a number of Liberal Democrat MPs – including the recently-ousted Highlands MP and former Chief Secretary to the