The SNP’s Spokesperson for Sport at Westminster, Gavin Newlands MP, has welcomed the announcement from the Lawn Tennis Association (LTA) that they are to increase their level of funding to support tennis in Scotland. Gavin Newlands MP has previously called on the LTA to increase their funding to support the growth of tennis in Scotland and to build on the success of the Murray brothers. Earlier this month, Mr Newlands invited Judy Murray and the Chair of Tennis Scotland, Blan
Gavin Newlands, MP for Paisley and Renfrewshire North, is encouraging people to get involved with the House of Commons Science and Technology Committee, which has created an open opportunity for the science community, schools, colleges, and the wider public to suggest science and technology areas for scrutiny. The cross-party committee MPs exists to examine government policy on science and technology issues, and wants to gather suggestions for topics for its next inquiry. Mr
Gavin Newlands, MP for Paisley and Renfrewshire North, has welcomed the overwhelming vote in the UK parliament last Friday in favour of the SNP’s Private Member’s Bill to ratify the Istanbul Convention and tackle violence against women. The Istanbul Convention has been described as the most comprehensive legal framework that exists to tackle violence against women and girls. Mr Newlands has been campaigning on the ratification of the Istanbul Convention for the past year. Th
Gavin Newlands, MP for Paisley and Renfrewshire North, has condemned UK government plans to slash the number of international students as “incomprehensible and deeply damaging”.
Reports suggest that the Home Office is considering cutting international student numbers by nearly half, from 300,000 to 170,000, in order to help meet its arbitrary immigration targets.
The policy comes despite opposition from the Scottish Government, the UK’s higher education sector, and the
Gavin Newlands, MP for Paisley and Renfrewshire North, marked Small Business Saturday last weekend by visiting Peacock Motor Engineers in Renfrew. Small Business Saturday is held annually to highlight small business success and encourages consumers to ‘shop local’ and support small businesses in their communities. Last year, customers spent £623m with small businesses on Small Business Saturday, an increase of £119m or 24% on 2014. Gavin Newlands commented: “Thank you to Andr
Gavin Newlands, MP for Paisley and Renfrewshire North and the SNP Spokesperson for Sport, has spoken in a debate in Westminster against the homophobia that still exists in sport. The debate followed English Premier League players wearing rainbow laces to show their support for ridding homophobic attitudes from football. After a BBC survey revealed that 50% of supporters have heard homophobic chanting at the football and 8% of fans would stop supporting their club if they sign