Gavin Newlands, SNP MP for Paisley and Renfrewshire North, has encouraged parents to reach out for support if they fear their children are being bullied. Earlier this week, Mr Newlands met with Katie Rafferty, Director of respectme – Scotland’s anti-bullying service – to learn more about the work that they’re doing to address bullying, including finding out what support they offer to children and parents. Gavin Newlands, SNP MP for Paisley and Renfrewshire North, said: “The s
Gavin Newlands, SNP MP for Paisley and Renfrewshire North, has passed on his best wishes to Judo star, Harry Lovett, as he travels down to compete in the Special Olympics, in Sheffield. Harry had a stroke before he was born and is now registered blind, has a hearing impairment, epilepsy and cerebral palsy. He also has a rare genetic disorder called Joubert syndrome. Harry - from Linwood – first got involved in Judo during his time studying at the Royal School for Visually Imp
Gavin Newlands, SNP MP for Paisley and Renfrewshire North, has said there are unanswered questions from the UK government on their announced deal with BT to provide broadband, with concerns over the benefits to rural Scotland and whether the proposals are the best deal for the taxpayer. BT has offered to provide the infrastructure for 99% of premises in the UK to get broadband speeds of at least 10 megabits per second by 2020.
Gavin Newlands MP commented: “There are some im
Gavin Newlands, SNP MP for Paisley and Renfrewshire North, has commented on a report from the Institute for Fiscal Studies (IFS) saying that it confirms that the rise in the state pension age for women has hurt over a million women, with some now in a ‘Tory trap of increased income poverty.’
The report out today (Wednesday) confirms fears of the SNP that the way the Tories have handled the equalisation process has had a disproportionate effect on low income households. It
Gavin Newlands, MP for Paisley and Renfrewshire North, has condemned the announcement from British Gas that they are increasing their prices by 12.5% from September onwards and has called for the UK Government to take action against the spiralling energy costs. The price rise will affect around 3.1 million customers on the company’s standard variable tariff. Before the election, the Conservatives promised to cap energy prices, but this policy was left out of the Queen’s Speec