TORIES HAVE BETRAYED SCOTLAND WITH VOTE FOR NO-DEAL DISASTER LABOUR MUST EXPLICITLY BACK NEW REFERENDUM TO PUT DECISION TO PEOPLE Gavin Newlands, SNP MP for Paisley and Renfrewshire North, has said Tory MPs have "betrayed Scotland" by voting to keep the threat of a devastating No-Deal Brexit on the table - despite knowing it could cost 100,000 jobs in Scotland and cause a recession worse than the 2008 financial crisis. With just 30 days left until the UK is due to crash out o
GAVIN NEWLANDS: EXTRA LEAVE NEEDED FOR PARENTS OF SICK AND PREMATURE BABIES Gavin Newlands, SNP MP for Paisley and Renfrewshire North, has called for fathers of babies born sick or premature to be given extra paid paternity leave. This follows the recent publication of a report by the charity Bliss, the UK's leading charity for babies born premature or sick. The survey found that 66% of dads had to return to work while their child was still receiving specialist neonatal care.
MAJOR DEMONSTRATION TO TAKE PLACE AGAINST STATE PENSION INEQUALITY Gavin Newlands, SNP MP for Paisley and Renfrewshire North, has given his backing to an upcoming protest by the WASPI (Women Against State Pension Inequality) Campaign. The WASPI Campaign is pushing for fair transitional state pension arrangements for all women born in the 1950s who have been affected by changes to state pension legislation. The 1995 Conservative Government’s Pension Act included plans to incre
MPS STAND IN SOLIDARITY WITH CATALAN POLITICAL PRISONERS NEWLANDS: THE RIGHT TO SELF-DETERMINATION MUST BE PROTECTED WHEREVER THAT MAY BE. Gavin Newlands, SNP MP for Paisley and Renfrewshire North, joined calls from MPs of all major parties for a fair and democratic process to bring an end to the Catalan crisis. This follows the start of the trial of many pro-independence Catalan politicians and activists, some of whom have been remanded in prison for over a year on trumped u
Gavin Newlands, SNP MP for Paisley and Renfrewshire North, has welcomed the news that the Federation of Small Businesses (FSB) have backed a tailored immigration policy for Scotland. The FSB are expected to warn the Commons Scottish Affairs Committee tomorrow (Tuesday) that the proposed immigration system by the Tory government will fail to meet the needs of Scotland’s business community, as well as asking the UK government to re-think its damaging immigration proposals in th
TORIES ATTACK “SMART JUSTICE” PLAN… BACKED BY TORIES VIOLENT CRIME IN SCOTLAND AT 44 YEAR LOW THANKS TO SNP GOVERNMENT Gavin Newlands, SNP MP for Paisley and Renfrewshire North has said the Scottish Tories are either “ridiculously confused or hypocritical” after attacking SNP justice reforms in the same week that such measures were hailed by the UK government as “smart justice”. The Scottish Government is extending a presumption against short prison sentences as alternatives
GAVIN NEWLANDS PUSHES MUNDELL TO INTERVENE ON SANTANDER CLOSURES SCOTTISH SECRETARY URGED TO GET ROUND CROSS-PARTY TABLE Gavin Newlands, SNP MP for Paisley and Renfrewshire North has urged Scotland’s Secretary of State to make clear what steps the UK government will take to halt the earmarked closure of 15 Scottish branches of Santander. The bank announced plans to close 15 branches in Scotland, which will have a devastating impact on staff, customers and local firms. Branche
Pictured: Gavin with (left to right) Ryan Mcilravey – Managing Director Kevin McAtear – Project Manager Douglas Crabb – Operations and Accounts Manager from FE Live NEWLANDS: RENFREWSHIRE BUSINESS SUCCESS RECOGNISED IN PARLIAMENT LOCAL MP CONGRATULATES LEADING SMALL BUSINESS ON ROCCO SUCCESS Gavin Newlands, SNP MP for Paisley and Renfrewshire North, met with FE Live to discuss their business, which provide full audio and event solutions for Concerts and Festivals, Touring, Co
SCOTTISH TORIES OUT OF STEP WITH THEIR WESTMINSTER BOSSES
Gavin Newlands, SNP MP for Paisley and Renfrewshire, and member of the House of Commons Justice Committee, has welcomed official figures that show that Scotland’s progressive approach to justice is paying off, with communities benefiting from around 7 million hours of work by people serving Community Payback Orders.
In Scotland, the use of custodial sentences under 3 months has fallen over the last decade, and re