The SNP has reiterated calls for the UK government and national banks to take action to support the sustainability of Community and Sub-Post Offices. Leading a debate in the Commons today, Gavin Newlands MP will highlight the rising importance of Post Offices to small towns and rural communities and renew SNP calls for the UK government to act to protect their future. As bank branch numbers continue to fall, local Post Offices have become increasingly important to local commu
THOUSANDS IN RENFREWSHIRE JOIN OVER 5 MILLION PEOPLE IN ANTI-BREXIT PETITION Over 7,800 people in Paisley and Renfrewshire North have signed a petition calling for Article 50 to be revoked following the Prime Minister’s catastrophic handling of Brexit, which would mean the UK would stay in the EU. The petition has gathered steam as Theresa May failed to get her deal through the House of Commons and has had to beg the European Union for an extension to the Article 50 period. T
SNP LEAD HOUSE OF COMMONS DEBATE CALLING FOR COMPREHENSIVE STRATEGY AND KEY REFORMS The UK government has come under pressure from SNP MPs to do more to tackle gambling-related harm – after they led a Commons debate calling for a comprehensive strategy and key reforms to tackle the problem.
Gavin Newlands, SNP MP for Paisley and Renfrewshire North, SNP Westminster Spokesperson on Sport and Chair of the APPG on Scottish Sport, is pressing for a joined-up strategy across UK g
LOCAL MP SUPPORTS BEN & JERRY’S ASYLUM SEEKER WORK CAMPAIGN Gavin Newlands, SNP MP for Paisley and Renfrewshire North, is backing the Lift the Ban Coalition campaign to restore the right to work for people seeking asylum who have been waiting for a decision on their asylum claim for over six months, unconstrained by the Shortage Occupation List which details many professions that are desperately needed in the UK. The Lift the Ban Coalition is made up of over 170 organisations
LEADING SCOTTISH FA FIGURES ADDRESS SCOTTISH SPORT ALL PARTY PARLIAMENTARY GROUP The Scottish Sport APPG have been strengthening its links with the Scottish Football Association by hearing from the Scotland Women’s Team head Coach Shelley Kerr on the recent success of the women’s game in Scotland and from the Scottish FA’s Danny Bisland (Scottish FA’s Club GROW Manager) who presented on the joint SCOTTISH FA/UEFA Social Return on Investment (SROI) report on the social and eco
Gavin Newlands, SNP MP for Paisley and Renfrewshire North, is supporting World Book Day’s national ‘Share a Story’ campaign, encouraging parents and carers to read with their children for ten minutes a day. Every year, World Book Day1 creates bespoke £1 books for children and young adults across the UK and Ireland, to promote the magic of books, the power of imagination and the importance of reading. This year the campaign is urging parents and carers to take ten minutes to ‘
LOCAL MP PRAISES COUNCIL ON NEW BUDGET PLANS Gavin Newlands, SNP MP for Paisley and Renfrewshire North, has welcomed key areas of spending in the Renfrewshire Council’s 2019/20 budget. The budget includes ambitious spending plans such as £29million for school buildings, and a £40 million five-year investment strategy for Renfrewshire roads, cycle routes and pedestrian paths, but it also includes a targeted investment package aimed at protecting the most vulnerable people. As
TORY MPs CHALLENGED TO BACK FAIR FUNDING FOR SCOTLAND The SNP has challenged Scottish Tory MPs to back calls for Scotland to get the £3.4billion it is owed by the UK government - as a result of the additional funding Theresa May has given to Northern Ireland in a series of Brexit bungs to the DUP.
Gavin Newlands MP will raise the issue during the passage of the Northern Ireland Bill in the House of Commons today, which will see a further £140million of new funding handed ov