It is no secret that I want Scotland to be independent. I have campaigned for it since I was a teenager and never hidden from my constituents my wish for Scotland to be an independent nation. Given the mess Westminster currently finds itself in, including the very likely prospect of Boris Johnson being Prime Minister … Continue reading Getting on with the day job for Renfrewshire and Scotland
What has the SNP Government delivered for Renfrewshire? 1,877 new affordable homes built in Renfrewshire since 2007. £1.5m from the Government’s Town Centre Fund announced in April now being spent on new lights and CCTV in Robertson Park and re-purposing empty shops in our town centre. Protected free prescriptions as costs rise to £9 in … Continue reading SNP in Government
SNP MSP Derek Mackay is urging Renfrewshire’s dog owners not to leave their pets in hot cars this summer. Mr Mackay is highlighting research undertaken by Dogs Trust which shows that almost people believe it is ok to leave a dog in a car if counter-measures are taken, such as leaving a window open or … Continue reading Mackay Urges Constituents Not to Leave Dogs in Hot Cars This Summer
Renfrewshire North & West MSP Derek Mackay has welcomed the announcement of a new benefit to target child poverty. Eligible families will receive £10 a week for every child under 16, with introduction for under sixes starting by early 2021. The Scottish Child Payment will give more immediate support to eligible families who need it … Continue reading Mackay welcomes new Scottish Child Poverty Benefit
8,787 people in Renfrewshire will be hit by the Tory government’s decision to scrap the free TV licence for over-75s, new figures have revealed. It is estimated that 60% of over-75s people in Renfrewshire will be forced to pay an extra £154.50 in household bills when the free TV licence policy for over-75s is axed. … Continue reading 9,000 people in Renfrewshire to lose free TV licence
Derek Mackay MSP has welcomed Scottish Government figures which show nearly 2,000 new affordable homes have been built in Renfrewshire over the last decade. Since the SNP came to power in 2007, 1,877 new affordable homes, including 1,583 for social rent, have been delivered locally. The figures are part of a £3.3 billion policy to … Continue reading Nearly 2,000 new affordable homes built in last decade
The SNP were tonight celebrating as they topped the poll in Renfrewshire at the European Parliament Election. Scotland will elect six MEPs, with the SNP on course to win three seats. In Renfrewshire the SNP gained 41.5% of the vote in first place. Labour, who may not win any of the six seats up for … Continue reading SNP WIN EUROPEAN ELECTION IN RENFREWSHIRE
MSP Derek Mackay has welcomed the decision to instate a school crossing patroller on a busy Bishopton road. The location on Greenock Road, at the Lorimers Bar, is a busy spot for children crossing to access Bishopton Primary School. Following enquires from local parents, Mr Mackay and Cllr Natalie Don have been raising the issue … Continue reading New Crossing Patroller Welcomed.