SNP Urge Against FOBT Review Backsliding

The SNP has warned the UK government against turning their backs on a review into FOBTs which was announced last year – after reports emerged that Chancellor Philip Hammond wants to keep the machines that have been labelled the ‘crack cocaine of gambling’. The UK government pledged a review into FOBTs last year – a […]

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More than £19 million invested in IRH over last five years

Greenock and Inverclyde MSP Stuart McMillan and Ronnie Cowan MP have both welcomed the news that NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde (NHSGGC) has invested over £19,135,000 in the IRH over the last five years. The board has underlining its commitment to the Inverclyde Royal Hospital (IRH) with £800,000 investment over the current financial year. Last […]

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Vacancy for Stuart McMillan MSP

Researcher Based in Greenock Constituency Office The position is full time but two part-time positions would be considered depending on applicants’ experience and skills. The successful applicant/s will join the constituency team assisting Mr McMillan in his day to day duties as Member of the Scottish Parliament for Greenock and Inverclyde constituency and providing assistance […]

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Schools in Inverclyde get Funding Boost

Schools in Inverclyde will receive an additional £3.1 million in 2017/18 to help close the poverty-related attainment gap, the Scottish Government announced this week. More than £45 million of dedicated funding will be provided to primary and secondary schools across Scotland in 2017/18 to help pupils from low-income backgrounds succeed at school. The Scottish Attainment […]

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MSP Welcomes Further consideration of EU state aid law

Greenock and Inverclyde MSP Stuart McMillan has welcome the news that the policy review, which is analysing future procurement of Scottish Government ferry contracts, will be extended to further consider the full impact of EU state aid rules. The additional work will focus on whether the direct award of a contract would comply with the […]

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Local MSP and MP Meet with Health Board Chief Executive

Stuart McMillan MSP and Ronnie Cowan MP met with new Chief Executive of Greater Glasgow and Clyde Health Board Jane Grant and Chairman John Brown to discuss matters of healthcare relating to Inverclyde. Mr McMillan and Mr Cowan had asked for the meeting, with senior management, to discuss health services in Inverclyde and both politicians […]

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Kind Gesture by EE lets MSP Pipeathon go Mobile

Local MSP Stuart McMillan has praised EE after the phone company have generously allowed the MSP free mobile phone data as he undertakes his cross-country ‘Pipeathon’ in aid of charity next week. Stuart is kicking off his football-themed ‘Pipeathon’ initiative for charity at Cappielow Park on Monday 17th July in a bid to pipe at […]

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Local MSP: ‘I’m Lovin’ McDonald’s Charity Generosity’

Local MSP Stuart McMillan has praised McDonald’s after the food chain have generously allowed the MSP to eat in their restaurants free of charge as he undertakes his cross-country ‘Pipeathon’ in aid of charity next week. Stuart is kicking off his football-themed ‘Pipeathon’ initiative for charity at Cappielow Park on Monday 17th July in a […]

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Local MP and MSP Angered at Jobcentre Closures

Ronnie Cowan MP & Stuart McMillan MSP (SNP) have highlighted their anger and frustration with the decision by the UK Government and Department of Work and Pensions to close Port Glasgow Jobcentre. In January 2017, the Minister for Employment, Damien Hinds MP announced a proposal to relocate the Jobcentre at 6 Scarlow Street, Port Glasgow, […]

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New Plans for Soft Opt-Out Organ Donation System Unveiled

SNP MSP Stuart McMillan has welcomed the Scottish Government’s decision to introduce legislation for a soft opt-out system of organ and tissue donation, which was backed by 82% of those who contributed to their consultation. The 14-week consultation looked at various ways to increase the number of people being referred to the donation services in […]

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MSP Commends Inverclyde Women’s Aid on Scottish Government Funding

“Promoting equality, diversity and harmony in Inverclyde is vitally important”, Stuart McMillan MSP said today after it was revealed that the Scottish Government is to provide rolling funding to Inverclyde Women’s Aid over the next three years. Over two hundred projects across Scotland working to promote equality and address discrimination will benefit from more than […]

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MSP Launches Country-wide Charity ‘Pipeathon’

Greenock and Inverclyde MSP Stuart McMillan launched his football-themed ‘pipeathon’ initiative for charity today at Cappielow Park in a bid to pipe at every professional football ground in Scotland. Stuart, who is the Scottish Parliamentary Piper plays official events for and on behalf of the Parliament, plans to play the pipes at each SPFL ground […]

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SNP Government Pledge Millions for Inverclyde Housing

SNP Government Pledge Millions for Inverclyde Housing SNP MSP and MP Stuart McMillan and Ronnie Cowan have welcomed an announcement by the SNP Scottish Government that will see a further £29.6 million invested in building affordable housing in Inverclyde. The commitment put forward will see all of Scotland’s 32 councils know now what their share […]

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Tourism Summit Hosted by Local MSP Stuart McMillan

The Beacon Art Centre was the venue last night for a tourism summit hosted by Stuart McMillan MSP in an attempt to stimulate the tourism offer in Inverclyde. The Inverclyde Tourism discussion welcomed nearly 80 attendees, as well as a host of thought provoking speakers who challenged people to think differently in how we sell, promote […]

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