Local candidate welcomes “transformational” SNP manifesto

Today, the SNP launched their manifesto for the upcoming Scottish Parliamentary election – and local candidate Stuart McMillan has welcomed his party’s commitment to recovery from COVID-19 and Brexit to build a fairer Scotland. Nicola Sturgeon launched the manifesto and branded it “transformational” in its ambition. Commenting, Stuart said: “The SNP is setting out a […]

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Local SNP candidate welcomes £40m to improve children and young people’s mental health services

Greenock and Inverclyde’s SNP candidate, Stuart McMillan, has welcomed the Scottish Government’s plans to improve Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services (CAMHS) – with £40m to be invested. Mental Health Minister Clare Haughey MSP wrote to health boards last week setting out areas of investment from the Scottish Government’s £120m Recovery and Renewal Fund, and […]

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Stuart McMillan launches second billboard poster

‘The SNP saved our shipyard, don’t let Labour and the Tories sink it’ Greenock and Inverclyde SNP candidate Stuart McMillan has highlighted the Scottish Government’s £47m investment in our local shipyard – which both Labour and the Tories voted against during the budget process. Fergusons was taken into public ownership in August 2019 by the […]

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McMillan welcomes 4% NHS pay rise offer

SNP Candidate for the Greenock and Inverclyde constituency, Stuart McMillan, has today welcomed the 4% pay rise offered to NHS Scotland Agenda for Change staff.  After positive discussions over recent weeks with NHS Trade Unions and NHS Employers, the Scottish Government has offered a substantial pay rise.  If accepted by staff, this deal will be most generous National Health […]

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Local SNP MSP to engage in deprivation review

Finance Secretary Kate Forbes MSP has invited Stuart McMillan MSP for Greenock and Inverclyde to engage with the Scottish Government on the impact of deprivation on Inverclyde. The invite came following a meeting the local SNP MSP had with the Finance Secretary on the Budget, where Stuart lobbied for more support for Inverclyde given the […]

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Scotland’s railways in the hands of Scotland’s people

LOCAL MSP WELCOMES SCOTTISH GOVERNMENT TAKING OVER SCOTRAIL Local MSP Stuart McMillan has welcomed the announcement that the SNP Scottish Government is taking over the running of the country’s rail franchise. ScotRail services will move into public sector control when the current franchise with Abellio expires – expected to happen in March 2022. Transport Secretary […]

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Scottish Government Budget delivers for Inverclyde, says McMillan

Stuart McMillan SNP MSP for Greenock and Inverclyde has welcomed the Scottish Government 2021-22 Budget – which can clear its final stages after the Finance Secretary secured agreements with the Scottish Green Party and Scottish Liberal Democrats. This will see the phased introduction of free school meals for all primary pupils, an enhanced public sector […]

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Scottish Government will continue to invest in Inverclyde’s health facilities, despite Westminster budget cuts

Stuart McMillan MSP for Greenock and Inverclyde received confirmation from the Health Secretary today that the Scottish Government will consider upgrades to Port Glasgow Health Centre, should NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde (NHSGGC) submit proposals to the Scottish Government on this. The local SNP MSP raised this during Portfolio Questions following a discussion he had […]

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McMillan highlights financial support for tenants during FMQs

During FMQs today, Stuart McMillan MSP for Greenock and Inverclyde highlighted the Scottish Government’s £10m Tenant Hardship Loan Fund – which provides financial assistance to private and social sector tenants who are experiencing difficulties paying their rent because of COVID-19. Stuart raised this question after being contacted by a local letting agency on behalf of […]

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SNP Budget takes mental health spending to over £1.1billion

DIRECT INVESTMENT TO INCREASE MENTAL HEALTH SUPPORT IN INVERCLYDE MSP for Greenock and Inverclyde, Stuart McMillan, has welcomed direct investment in mental health services in the Scottish Budget, which will increase by £139m and take overall spending in mental health to over £1.1 billion. Finance Secretary Kate Forbes confirmed that the Scottish Government will be making £15 million […]

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SNP announces ambitious budget with record health funding

SUPPORT FOR COMMUNITIES, JOBS, BUSINESSES AND COVID-19 RECOVERY  MSP for Greenock and Inverclyde has welcomed the SNP Government’s ambitious draft budget – which includes record funding of £16 billion for our health and social care service – and urged MSPs from all parties to support it.  Today, Finance Secretary Kate Forbes announced her budget, which […]

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Over £9m funding reaches Inverclyde to tackle impact of COVID-19

EXTRA SNP GOVERNMENT FUNDING TO SUPPORT COUNCIL SERVICES Inverclyde Council has received an additional £9.86 million from the SNP Government to support local services in Inverclyde and tackle the impact of the coronavirus pandemic. Local authorities will also receive their fair share of a further £184.8 million, which is currently undistributed but will be allocated […]

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McMillan comments on latest drug-related death figures

Stuart McMillan MSP for Greenock and Inverclyde has commented on the latest drug-related deaths figures published today by the National Records of Scotland (NRS). These statistics cover drug-related deaths in Scotland in 2019. Stuart said: “The NRS report makes for sobering reading as there were 1,264 drug-related deaths in Scotland last year – the largest […]

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Inverclyde firms to receive share of £185 million Scottish Government funding

NEW SCOTTISH GOVERNMENT SUPPORT TO TARGET SECTORS IN NEED Businesses in Inverclyde will receive their share of targeted Scottish Government coronavirus funding worth £185 million.  Today, the Finance Secretary Kate Forbes MSP announced the funding that will benefit a wide range of sectors, such as taxi drivers, arts venues and the hospitality sector.  The Scottish Government is […]

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McMillan delighted NHS workers in Inverclyde will receive £500 bonus

Stuart McMillan MSP for Greenock and Inverclyde has shown his delight that around 34,000 staff members in NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde will be recognised for the hard work and sacrifice they have shown during the COVID-19 pandemic by receiving a bonus of £500 from the SNP Scottish Government.  First Minister Nicola Sturgeon announced all NHS staff would receive the bonus […]

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Inverclyde needs a new build hospital, says McMillan

Stuart McMillan MSP for Greenock and Inverclyde has reiterated the need for a new-build hospital in Inverclyde. Speaking during Jamie Greene MSP’s Member’s Debate on the ICU at Inverclyde Royal Hospital (IRH), Stuart made clear his view that the next local capital project should be a new hospital – as this would deliver better outcomes […]

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Scottish National Investment Bank open for business

Local MSP, Stuart McMillan, has said the new Scottish National Investment Bank will help encourage economic growth across Inverclyde, after the bank officially opened for business this week. The SNP Government has committed at least £2 billion of investment to support the UK’s first mission-led development bank over the next ten years. The bank will […]

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McMillan delighted as Scottish Government continues to deliver benefits to Inverclyde

Stuart McMillan MSP for Greenock and Inverclyde has expressed his delight at the news that the SNP Scottish Government continues to press ahead with delivering Scotland’s new benefits system despite the challenges faced by the COVID-19 pandemic. The Scottish Government’s Cabinet Secretary for Social Security and Older People, Shirley-Anne Somerville, announced this week that Social […]

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