Renfrew FC praised by local MP in parliament
Gavin Newlands, the MP for Paisley and Renfrewshire North, has praised Renfrew FC in the UK Parliament after they won Central League 1st Division last week. The Renfrewshire MP has lodged an Early Day Motion in the House of Commons to celebrate their win last week. The EDM said: “That this House congratulates Renfrew Football Club on winning the Central League 1st Division on 4th May 2016; notes that this is the clubs first league title in 24 years and commends the club on it
Gavin raises post-study work visa concerns
Gavin Newlands, MP for Paisley and Renfrewshire North, has challenged the Secretary of State for Scotland about the damage that the UK government is doing to the reputation of Scotland’s universities and colleges. During Questions to the Scottish Secretary, Gavin Newlands MP challenged David Mundell MP over the UK government’s decision to cancel the post study work visa for those international students who want to continue to work and live in Scotland after their graduation.
My first year as an MP at Westminster
To my surprise, sitting down and attempting to reflect on my first year as an MP at Westminster was actually quite difficult – the time has certainly flown by. After taking a couple of weeks to absorb my new surroundings – as well as the archaic customs and conventions of Westminster – I was eager to make my maiden speech, as newly-elected MPs are extremely limited in what they can and cannot do before making their first speech. However, with no less than 50 new SNP MPs, maki
Gavin welcomes founding of WASPI cross-party group
Gavin Newlands, MP for Paisley and Renfrewshire North, has joined MPs from across the House of Commons to form a new Parliamentary group on the State Pension Age. The new group will support those women hit by the acceleration of the equalisation of the State Pension Age, first in 1995 and then in 2011. In Paisley and Renfrewshire North, according to the independent House of Commons Library, around 4,320 women are directly affected by the 2011 Pensions Act alone. 455 local res