Labour and Tory campaign to hit Inverclyde economy, says McMillan

Today, Stuart McMillan MSP has hit out at opposition parties for putting pressure on the Scottish Government and Glasgow City Region Deal Partners to pursue a business case that would damage Inverclyde’s economy. Glasgow City Council and Renfrewshire Council are leading the Glasgow Airport Access Project (AAP), the £1.13bn City Deal’s flagship project, for which […]

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Texas Instruments plant saved from closure

Inverclyde’s SNP elected representatives are welcoming the news that Texas Instruments (TI) has been saved from closure, preventing the loss of over 300 jobs at the site. Today, TI have signed an agreement with leading global semi-conductor manufacturer, Diodes Incorporated, who will purchase the plant and continue production and employment in Greenock. Stuart McMillan MSP […]

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Budget gets Holyrood backing with boost for local services

SNP SUPPORT INCREASE IN INVESTMENT IN INVERCLYDE Greenock and Inverclyde SNP MSP backed the SNP’s budget plans last night, which offer economic stability in the face of Brexit while giving a cash boost to the NHS, schools and other vital services. Despite Westminster cuts of almost £2 billion in a decade to Scotland’s block resource […]

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Retail chiefs urge MSPs to back SNP budget plans

SNP MSP for Greenock and Inverclyde, Stuart McMillan, has called on his political opponents across the West of Scotland region to get behind the Scottish Government’s budget proposals, following a warning from the Scottish Retail Consortium (SRC) that a defeat would create a “thick layer of uncertainty” for businesses at an “already challenging time”. Speaking […]

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Local politicians call for more broadband investment from UK Government

Inverclyde’s MSP and MP have called on the UK government to revise its approach to digital connectivity and invest more money delivering high-speed broadband for residents and businesses, after it was criticised for ‘short-changing’ Scots on high-speed broadband by a parliamentary committee. The Scottish Parliament’s Rural Economy and Connectivity committee this week called on the […]

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Step closer to National Investment Bank

Stuart McMillan MSP has said SNP plans to establish a Scottish National Investment bank will help transform inclusive growth across Inverclyde. Last month, Finance Secretary Derek Mackay MSP announced plans for an initial investment in the bank of £130 million as part of his draft budget proposals for 2019/20. Subject to regulatory and legislative approval, […]

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Budget delivers for Scotland amidst Brexit chaos, says McMillan

Finance Secretary Derek Mackay MSP set out his 2019-2020 budget in the Scottish Parliament, which prepares Scotland’s economy for the opportunities of the future, enables the transformation of essential public services, and builds a more inclusive and just society. It does so in the context of continuing UK austerity, which has reduced the Scottish Government’s […]

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McMillan welcomes transfer of Gourock-Dunoon ferry link to CalMac

Stuart McMillan MSP welcomed the Scottish Government’s announcement today that the Gourock-Dunoon ferry service will transfer to CalMac when the current contract ends next month, becoming part of the Clyde and Hebrides Ferry Services network. From the 21st January 2019, CalMac will provide a passenger-only service, in line with the current timetable arrangements, and consideration […]

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Remaining in Single Market and Customs Union Crucial for Inverclyde to thrive, says McMillan

Today, Stuart McMillan MSP asked the Scottish Government what engagement it has undertaken with port authorities regarding the implications of Brexit. The Greenock and Inverclyde MSP directed the question at the Cabinet Secretary for Government Business and Constitutional Relations, Michael Russell MSP, who said that he along with other Ministerial colleagues has visited a number […]

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Local MSP welcomes RBS branch closure u-turn

Stuart McMillan MSP has welcomed the news that the Royal Bank of Scotland (RBS) has decided to abandon plans to close their Greenock town centre branch, meaning there will be no change to the current Cathcart Street operation. The Greenock and Inverclyde MSP challenged the bank when they revealed their plans to close the town […]

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Local MSP: UK Government Budget does not deliver for Scotland

SNP MSP Stuart McMillan has criticised the UK Government for failing the people of Inverclyde yet again, following this year’s Budget announcement. After promising to end austerity, the UK Government’s budget has in fact failed Scottish people, with Scotland’s resource block grant almost £2 billion lower in real terms next year than it was less […]

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Inverclyde MSP calls on Tories to defend Inverclyde’s banking services

CLOSURES NEGATIVELY IMPACTING PEOPLE AND BUSINESSES ACROSS SCOTLAND SNP MSP for Greenock and Inverclyde, Stuart McMillan, has demanded that the Tory government steps in to save Inverclyde’s banking services in a Scottish Parliament debate highlighting the negative impact of branch closures on communities across Scotland. The debate follows a damning report by Holyrood’s Economy Committee […]

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Stuart McMillan MSP welcomes 2018 Programme for Government

SNP MSP for Greenock and Inverclyde has applauded the Scottish Government’s 2018 Programme for Government which was set out by First Minister Nicola Sturgeon today. Commenting, Mr McMillan said: “This Programme for Government sets out an ambitious plan that will deliver for people, communities and businesses now and make the investments that will benefit future […]

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McMillan Offers Positive Direction for Local Development Plan

With the consultation on Inverclyde Council’s new Local Development Plan (LDP) closing this Friday, local MSP Stuart McMillan has today sent in his submission to the consultation. Welcoming much of the LDP, Stuart has offered constructive feedback, while highlighting areas he feels should be of greater or lesser priority. Click here to view my submission. Speaking […]

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Tory Assault on Devolution Threatens Inverclyde’s Food Industry

Local SNP MSP Stuart McMillan has warned that the Tory Government’s assault on devolution poses a significant threat to Inverclyde’s growing food sector. The amendments published last week to Westminster’s EU Withdrawal Bill could prevent the Scottish Parliament from legislating to protect farming, food standards, plant health and the environment for up to seven years, […]

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Scotland hits 95% broadband target

SNP MSP Stuart McMillan has hailed the news that the SNP Scottish Government has already exceeded its Programme for Government pledge to deliver fibre broadband to more than 95% of premises in Scotland as a “landmark achievement.” The Digital Scotland Superfast Broadband (DSSB) programme is being delivered through two projects – the first covering the […]

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McMillan pledges to #SayNoToPuppyDealers

SNP MSP Stuart McMillan has signed the pledge to #SayNoToPuppyDealers in order to help combat illegal puppy farming and is urging others to do the same. Yesterday, the Scottish SPCA launched a joint campaign with the SNP Scottish Government, Edinburgh Dog and Cat Home, RSPCA, Battersea, Dogs Trust, University of Edinburgh, PAAG, Trading Standards Scotland, […]

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