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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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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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 and MP Welcome Sustainable Growth Commission

A new report by the Sustainable Growth Commission has been welcomed by local MSP Stuart McMillan and MP Ronnie Cowan. The commission, established by the First Minister in September 2016 and chaired by Andrew Wilson, and funded entirely by the SNP. It was given the remit – To assess projections for Scotland’s economy and public […]

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Local politicians denounce Westminster Brexit power grab

Inverclyde’s SNP politicians have further criticised the UK Government’s attempts to ban the Scottish Parliament from legislating on some reserved areas, and for trying to claw back some of these powers. Stuart McMillan MSP and Ronnie Cowan MP expressed their dismay over the EU Withdrawal Bill which they believe undermines the current Devolution settlement. As […]

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Inverclyde politicians welcome Universal Credit changes

Greenock and Inverclyde MSP, Stuart McMillan, and Inverclyde MP, Ronnie Cowan, have welcomed the Scottish Government’s changes to how Scottish claimants receive Universal Credit, which begin today. Recipients of Universal Credit making new claims in Scotland will now be offered two new ways to help them manage their money. From today (4 October), they have […]

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MP & MSP Show their Support for Glow Gold Campaign

  Ronnie Cowan MP and Stuart McMillan MSP have added their continued support to the Glow Gold campaign and to raise awareness of Childhood Cancer. Each September Childhood Cancer Awareness Month helps highlight the impact of cancer on young people and their family. This, in turn, helps us to protect more and more children and […]

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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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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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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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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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Local MSP and MP Condemn Tory Rape Clause

Stuart McMillan MSP and Ronnie Cowan MP have condemned changes to child tax credits and a controversial provision known as the “rape clause”. The welfare changes, which were announced in 2015 and came into effect from 6 April, limit tax credits to the first two children in a family, with exceptions for children born as […]

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Local Parliamentarians Attend New Hospital ‘Sod Cutting’

Inverclyde’s two parliamentarians were yesterday joined by Minister for Public Health Aileen Campbell at the official ‘sod cutting’ to mark the start of construction of the new Adult and Older Peoples Continuing Care Hospital. Greenock and Inverclyde MSP Stuart McMillan and Inverclyde MP Ronnie Cowan joined Ms Campbell to mark this important day. The new […]

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