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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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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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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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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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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Inverclyde MSP welcomes proposed delay to fire alarm regulations

MSP for Greenock and Inverclyde, Stuart McMillan, has welcomed the announcement that new legislation, which requires all homes in Scotland to have interlinked smoke and carbon monoxide alarms, will be delayed until February 2022. The Scottish Government recently confirmed that it will ask Parliament to approve a 12-month delay in the deadline to carry out this important […]

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McMillan welcomes resumption of NHS dentistry

Stuart McMillan MSP for Greenock and Inverclyde has welcomed the news that NHS dentistry services in Scotland are to resume next month after being halted due to COVID-19. In plans announced at Holyrood on Monday [12 October], the Public Health Minister, Joe FitzPatrick MSP, said that the Scottish Government’s understanding of COVID-19 transmission in dental […]

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SNP MSP urges TSB to rethink local bank closure

SNP MSP Stuart McMillan has demanded an urgent meeting with TSB officials after an announcement the Port Glasgow branch has been marked for closure. Yesterday, [30th September] the bank announced 73 branch closures across Scotland. The MSP for Greenock and Inverclyde has now requested an urgent meeting with TSB bosses to discuss the impact of […]

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What to expect if an NHS Contact Tracer calls you

Scotland’s approach to implementing the ‘test, trace, isolate, support’ strategy, Test and Protect, is now live across the country. Test and Protect will help us gradually change the restrictions that help to suppress COVID-19 so society can adapt to a new normal. If you experience any one of the symptoms – a high temperature, a […]

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Inverclyde MSP supports British Transport Police to raise awareness of face covering rules on public transport

Stuart McMillan MSP for Greenock and Inverclyde supported the British Transport Police (BTP) in calling for people to respect their fellow passengers on trains and wear a face covering. With a few limited health exceptions, face coverings are now mandatory on public transport, including train stations. Commenting, Stuart said: “In the wake of the First […]

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Almost every household in Inverclyde connected to superfast broadband

SNP GOVERNMENT DELIVERING FOR SCOTLAND WHILE TORIES FAIL ON BROADBAND COMMITMENT Local MSP Stuart McMillan has welcomed new figures that show a huge boost to connectivity in Inverclyde, thanks to significant investment from the SNP Government. According to the latest coverage statistics from Thinkbroadband, 97.6% of properties in Inverclyde are now connected to superfast broadband […]

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