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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 […]

New Crossing Patroller Welcomed.

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 […]

Mackay welcomes action on littering from vehicles

Renfrewshire North & West MSP Derek Mackay has welcomed the announcement by the Scottish Government that tougher action is to be taken against those littering from vehicles. Nearly 7 tonnes – over 1,300 bags – of rubbish is gathered form the sides of the M8 and M9 each month. Action on this is to be […]

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 […]