Gavin Newlands, MP for Paisley and Renfrewshire North has described the Conservative government’s attack on state pensions as “a national scandal” – and warned that the Tories will use an election victory to betray pensioners yet again.
Millions of women born in the 1950s have been denied their rightful state pensions after bearing the brunt of hurriedly-introduced changes – an issue which the WASPI group has been campaigning vociferously against. Mr Newlands has been work
Gavin Newlands, MP for Paisley and Renfrewshire North, has submitted an Early Day Motion to the UK Parliament to recognise the success of the most recent Paisley Beer and Food Festival. The 30th anniversary of the Paisley Beer Festival took place from the 19th to the 22nd of April in the Paisley Town Hall and was held in conjunction with the Paisley Food Festival. Gavin Newlands, MP for Paisley and Renfrewshire North, said: “Over the past 30 years, the Paisley Beer Festival h
Gavin Newlands, MP for Paisley and Renfrewshire North, has tucked in at a Christian Aid Big Brekkie event in Parliament, to show his support for Christian Aid Week (14-20 May 2017, caweek.org), which is raising money for refugees fleeing conflict around the world. As Christian Aid marks 60 years of Christian Aid Week, the organisation is inviting people to join them in a Big Brekkie breakfast to stand in solidarity with refugees around the world. The charity has been working
The All Party Parliamentary Group (APPG) for Scottish Sport have called on the Lawn Tennis Association (LTA) to provide more backing to support the growth of tennis in Scotland. Over the past few months, the APPG for Scottish Sport have been hosting evidence sessions to ascertain the support offered to tennis in Scotland to help establish a Murray Legacy. This included evidence sessions with Tennis Scotland, The LTA, sportscotland and Judy Murray. The Murrays have been regula
Gavin Newlands, MP for Paisley and Renfrewshire North, has highlighted a recently published Poverty Alliance report which has revealed that a third of Scots on low incomes are struggling to feed themselves and their families, showing that Scotland is paying a heavy price for the Tories' unrelenting austerity agenda.
The study shows that too many Scots claim they are skipping meals, unable to pay bills and are being forced to borrow money just to get by - with many wishing
Gavin Newlands, MP for Paisley and Renfrewshire North, has spoken in Parliament about the Tories’ shameful record in selecting female candidates for the upcoming local government elections in Renfrewshire and Scotland. Only 18% of the total number Tory candidates in Scotland are female, and in four local authority areas they are fielding no women candidates at all. In Renfrewshire, only two of the twelve Tory candidates - and 23% of Labour candidates - are women, compared to
Gavin Newlands, MP for Paisley and Renfrewshire North, has pledged his support to a campaign calling for an end to indefinite detention of vulnerable individuals. The Gatwick Detainees Welfare Group are calling for an end indefinite detention, noting that the UK is the only country in Europe which allows for this inhumane practice to take place. There have been numerous reports calling for the end of indefinite detention with the joint report All Party Parliamentary Group (AP
Gavin Newlands, MP for Paisley and Renfrewshire North, has challenged the West of Scotland Conservative MSPs and those standing as Conservative candidates in the local government elections to outline whether they share the same view as their party leader, Ruth Davidson, and support women having to prove that their third or subsequent child was born as a result of rape in order to continue to receive vital support for their children. The UK Government has recently railroaded a
Gavin Newlands, MP for Paisley and Renfrewshire North, has marked World Health Day by stating his support for the Mental Health Strategy launched by the Scottish Government last month – which contains detailed action that will help provide additional support to those suffering from mental health issues.
Mental health is a key priority of the Scottish Government – with NHS spending on mental health projected to exceed £1 billion for the first time in 2017-18. The new mental
Gavin Newlands, MP for Paisley and Renfrewshire North and SNP Westminster Spokesperson for Sport, has welcomed an additional £2 million which will be invested into sporting governing bodies. The extra funds will be distributed by sportscotland, the national agency for sport, to help offset reduced revenue from the National Lottery. Sport governing bodies receiving a share of the extra money will be asked to help meet the Scottish Government’s priorities on reducing inequaliti