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Mackay Reselected as SNP Candidate for Renfrewshire North & West in 2016 Election

Derek Mackay MSP has been unanimously reselected as SNP candidate for the Renfrewshire North & West constituency for next year’s Scottish Parliament election. The reselection was ratified at a meeting of the Renfrewshire North & West Constituency Association of the SNP last night (Tuesday 14th July). The SNP’s National Executive Committee will now make the final […]

Mackay Welcomes Glasgow Airport Passenger Growth

SNP MSP Derek Mackay has welcomed the recently reported passenger growth at Glasgow Airport, which is in his constituency of Renfrewshire North & West. Almost 905,689 people travelled through Glasgow Airport in June 2015, an increase of 14.2% compared to the same period last year. The figures ensured the Airport’s 28th consecutive month of growth. […]

Expert Analysis Warns of Big Losses for Low Income Families

Expert analysis is warning that yesterday’s Tory budget will hurt low income families. Think-tank the Resolution Foundation published the analysis stating that “severe welfare cuts” will mean “big losses for many low-income families” – with a single parent with one child working 20 hours a week at £9.35 an hour ending up £1,000 a year […]

“Budget Will Hit Renfrewshire’s Hard Working Families and the Poorest Hardest”

Commenting on the UK Budget announcement today by Chancellor George Osborne, Renfrewshire North & West MSP Derek Mackay said: “This budget will hit Renfrewshire’s hard working families and the poorest hardest. The Tories have continued with a harsh austerity agenda – particularly the savage cuts in tax credits which currently help 10,500 families in Renfrewshire […]

Mackay urges Constituents to Give Blood

SNP MSP Derek Mackay is encouraging his Renfrewshire constituents to help save a life this summer by donating blood before they go on holiday. The Scottish National Blood Transfusion Service must maintain up to a week’s supply for all eight blood groups in Scotland and supplies often see a drop during the summer months, particularly […]

10,500 RENFREWSHIRE FAMILIES WOULD BEAR THE BRUNT OF TAX CREDIT CUTS

Derek Mackay MSP is today highlighting research showing the dangers proposed Tory cuts to tax credits pose to families in Renfrewshire. Children’s charity Barnardo’s Scotland has calculated that 10,500 families, half of all families in Renfrewshire with dependent children, currently use tax credits, helping them to buy food, clothes and other essentials. The figures cause […]

Mackay Urges Residents to Check their Energy Bills

Renfrewshire North & West MSP Derek Mackay is today urging families across Renfrewshire to check their energy bills to ensure they are paying the correct amount. With energy companies often sending customers estimated bills, which may be wrong, many customers can end paying for more than they actually use or suddenly owing hundreds of pounds […]