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Time to give 16-year-olds vote in General Elections

Scottish Youth Parliament Turnout Shows our Youth are engaged Renfrewshire North & West MSP Derek Mackay has expressed his delight at the record turnout in Renfrewshire’s elections to the Scottish Youth Parliament. He has also emphasised his belief that the record turnout shows young people are engaged in politics and deserve the opportunity to vote […]

Mackay slams Labour for voting against multi-million-pound investment in Renfrewshire’s roads

Labour propose cut to road spending. Renfrewshire North & West MSP Derek Mackay has today slammed Labour for voting against a £40 million investment in Renfrewshire’s roads. At last week’s Renfrewshire Council budget meeting Labour Councillors voted against the record funding going to resurfacing, pothole repairs and line re-painting.  Instead Labour’s proposals would have seen […]

MSP Launches Consultation on McGill’s Service

Over 1,000 responses received in first 12 hours. Renfrewshire North & West MSP Derek Mackay has launched a consultation survey on the McGill’s X23 and 23 service, which currently travels from Erskine to Glasgow, via Inchinnan and Renfrew. At a public meeting in Renfrew this week McGIll’s confirmed they propose to make changes to the […]

Mackay welcomes additional help for funeral costs

Mackay welcomes additional help foNew benefit will increase eligibility by around 40%. A new benefit providing help for people on low-incomes to meet the costs of a funeral is on course to be delivered by the Scottish Government through Social Security Scotland by summer 2019. The move has been welcomed by Renfrewshire North & West […]

West College Scotland and UWS to benefit from increased Budget Funding 

WRenfrewshire MSP and Finance Secretary Derek Mackay has challenged Labour MSPs to back the Scottish Government’s draft budget that plans to increase higher education spending by £12.1 million and increase spending on colleges by £18.3 million over the coming year. The proposal, set out in the Scottish Government’s draft budget plans for 2019/20, will maintain […]

Investing in Scotland’s future

Budget delivers increased funding for health, education and economic investment. A significant cash injection to health and care services and funding to help prepare Scotland’s economy for Brexit are at the heart of the Scottish Government’s spending plans for the year ahead.  The 2019/20 Scottish Budget, published today, proposes an increase of almost £730 million […]