POST OFFICE LTD TO GIVE BETTER DEAL TO SUB-POSTMASTERS The SNP has welcomed news that from October 2019 Sub-postmasters will receive better financial remuneration from the Post Office Ltd for key services that they provide to the public. The announcement comes just weeks after SNP MP Gavin Newlands secured a House of Commons debate on the sustainability of Community and Sub-Post Offices, in which he reiterated SNP calls to give Sub-postmasters a fairer settlement. In recent m
NEWLANDS HITS OUT AT LACK OF FUNDING FOR TENNIS SCOTLAND FROM LTA During questions to Minister for Sport and Civil Society, Gavin Newlands, SNP MP for Paisley and Renfrewshire North, called on the UK Government to back calls for Tennis Scotland to receive fair funding from the Lawn Tennis Association (LTA) which would help support Tennis Scotland and Judy Murray’s drive to improve access to tennis in Scotland. Newlands, who chairs the All Party Parliamentary Group (APPG) for
SNP MP CALLS FOR DEBATE ON CATALAN POLITICAL PRISONERS ’ Gavin Newlands, SNP MP for Paisley and Renfrewshire North and member of the APPG for Catalonia, has called for a Parliamentary debate during a question to the Leader of the House of Commons, Andrea Leadsom. The MP has labelled the case against the 18 Catalan political prisoners, including the former Speaker of the Catalan Parliament Carme Forcadell, as a ‘show trial’ perpetrated by the Spanish state and a violation of i
SNP MP for Paisley and Renfrewshire North, Gavin Newlands, today reiterated his calls for national banks to take action to support the sustainability of Community and Sub-Post Offices by paying them fairly. This comes as the National Union of Subpostmasters are about to hold their Annual Conference from Sunday 14th April to Tuesday 16th April. Newland’s call follows a debate he secured in the House of Commons a few short weeks ago. During the debate, Newlands highlighted the
NEWLANDS WARNS THAT LABOUR WILL “PAY THE PRICE IN SCOTLAND” IF THEY AGREE TO TORY BREXIT Recent polls reveal that support for a second EU referendum is strong in Scotland and that over half of Scots prefer independence to Brexit.
A poll commissioned by campaign group Right to Vote found that two-thirds of Scottish voters want a final say on the Brexit deal and a polling for the Sunday Times revealed that 53% of Scots prefer independence to Brexit, with 59% backing it over a
An SNP MP has called on the UK government to back calls for Tennis Scotland to receive fair funding from the Lawn Tennis Association (LTA) which would help support Tennis Scotland and Judy Murray in their work to improve access to tennis in Scotland. Gavin Newlands MP, Chair of the All Party Parliamentary Group (APPG) for Scottish Sport, confirmed the party’s support for a ‘Murray legacy’ to increase participation in Scottish tennis with better facilities and an increased wor
Gavin Newlands, SNP MP for Paisley and Renfrewshire North, has said that a second EU referendum must now be the priority as the means of breaking the Brexit impasse, after the motion for a public vote received the most votes in favour in the indicative votes in Parliament last night. He also slammed the Labour party for refusing to back the SNP’s motion to revoke Article 50 to prevent a catastrophic no-deal outcome. The motion was defeated by 101 votes, with 121 Labour MPs ab