SNP MSP welcomes funding to tackle attainment gap in Inverclyde

SNP MSP for Greenock and Inverclyde, Stuart McMillan, has challenged his political opponents to back the Scottish Government’s plans to invest over £8 billion in Scotland’s education system. Announcing his draft budget proposals in the Scottish Parliament last month, Finance Secretary Derek Mackay MSP outlined plans to commit £180 million for raising attainment in schools, […]

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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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Political parties urged to back NHS investment

SNP MSP Stuart McMillan has called on his political opponents across Inverclyde to get behind the Scottish Government’s draft budget proposals that commits an extra £729 million for health and care services. Last month, Finance Secretary Derek Mackay MSP announced plans to increase spending on NHS frontline boards by £430 million – a 4.2% on […]

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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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Housing Minister visits Slaemuir with Stuart

Kevin Stewart, Minister for Local Government, Housing and Planning visited Slaemuir in Port Glasgow yesterday with Stuart McMillan MSP to hand over the final house of a new £5m, 28 home development to its new resident, Anne Deighan. Two years ago, River Clyde Homes (RCH) completed a consultation exercise to gather residents’ views on the […]

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Best Start Grant to come into force for Christmas

LOWER-INCOME FAMILIES IN INVERCLYDE TO BENEFIT FROM EARLY PAYMENT SNP MSP Stuart McMillan has welcomed the announcement that the first payments of the Best Start Grant will be delivered to families in Inverclyde in time for Christmas. The Best Start Grant – which provides low-income families with financial support during the early years of a […]

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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 to lead Eye Health Week 2018 debate

As part of Eye Heath Week 2018, which takes place between 24 and 30 September, SNP MSP Stuart McMillan, who also convenes the Cross Party Group on Visual Impairment (CPGVI), will lead a debate to highlight the importance of the Scottish Government’s free eye test policy which has seen people benefit over 21 million times […]

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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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Applications open for Community Connect Funding

Stuart McMillan MSP is encouraging local groups to apply for Scotmid’s next round of Community Connect Funding to be in with the chance of receiving up to £15,000. This funding initiative enables Scotmid members to give back to their communities by allowing them to vote for three Good Cause Groups from Scotmid’s West Member Region, […]

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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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McMillan welcomes £775m spent on free eye tests

The SNP’s protection of free eye tests in Scotland has seen people benefit over 21 million times from the initiative since 2007 – with the Scottish Government investing over £775 million in the policy over the last decade. The policy is a key part of the SNP’s commitment to providing world-leading services for everyone, no […]

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SNP investing £10.5m in Inverclyde schools

SNP MSP Stuart McMillan has hailed Scotland’s Schools for the Future school building programme for investing £10.5m in Inverclyde, on the same day the SNP Scottish Government has opened a hat-trick of new high school buildings in Largs, Dundee and Edinburgh. A total of £8.4m has been invested in building new Inverclyde schools and a […]

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