Gavin Newlands, the MP for Paisley and Renfrewshire North, has today joined calls for the UK Government to abandon its profoundly undemocratic plans to reduce the number of Scottish MPs at Westminster whilst stuffing the House of Lords with more peers. The House of Lords now has 816 unelected peers, making it the second largest legislative chamber in the world – second only to the National People’s Congress of China which services a population of 1.4 billion. The Prime Minist
Gavin Newlands, the MP for Paisley and Renfrewshire North, has today convened a roundtable discussion on violence against women and the Istanbul Convention with groups from across civil society in Westminster. The SNP MP brought together representatives from groups and organisations who are working to end violence against women. Attendees discussed the best way to advance this campaign and raised their concerns about the UK Government’s hesitation to ratify the Istanbul Conve
The SNP are calling on the UK government to ratify the Istanbul Convention - the “gold standard” legal framework for tackling violence against women.
SNP MP Gavin Newlands, who has secured a Westminster debate on the issue, will argue that the UK government must ratify the European convention to ensure comprehensive policies are coordinated between government, local authorities and charities working to combat violence against women.
The debate takes place during a week
Gavin Newlands, MP for Paisley and Renfrewshire North, has led a debate at Westminster and called on more action to be taken to tackle and eliminate violence against women. During a debate on the positive role that men can play in ending violence against women, Gavin called on the UK Government to ratify the Istanbul Convention – which affirms that the Government will implement a series of comprehensive and co-ordinated polices that involve the UK Government, local authoritie
Gavin Newlands, the MP for Paisley and Renfrewshire North, has today called on the UK Government’s Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport to not “bury” the findings of the BBC Charter Review Consultation and to honour their commitment to publish the findings of the consultation in full. Gavin Newlands MP wrote to the Secretary of State, John Whittingdale MP, on 23rd December 2015 after a number of his constituents contacted the Renfrewshire MP to raise their concerns