One in five locally worse off due to Brexit

Brexit will negatively affect almost one in five people in Inverclyde, with 18% of locals deemed to be in vulnerable communities, new analysis from the Scottish Government has found. Published last week, ‘The Local Level Brexit Vulnerabilities in Scotland Report’ found that urban areas, especially those in Inverclyde, have significant populations at risk from the […]

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Local MSP joins Anthony Nolan and the Scottish Fire and Rescue Service to celebrate Scottish lifesavers on the stem cell register

As part of Blood Cancer Awareness Month (September), Stuart McMillan MSP attended a reception in Holyrood to celebrate the number of potential stem cell donors in his Greenock and Inverclyde constituency on the Anthony Nolan register. Anthony Nolan marked this achievement on Thursday 19 September, as part of its Communities vs Blood Cancer campaign, which […]

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McMillan encourages flu jab take up

SNP MSP Stuart McMillan has urged parents to “trust the facts” and make sure their child is vaccinated for flu this winter. This week, the Scottish Government has launched its annual national flu vaccination programme – with a focus on people with health conditions and children aged 2-5. Every year thousands of children are hospitalised […]

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Inverclyde please as no fracking to be allowed in Scotland

SCOTLAND “GLOBAL LEADER” ON TACKLING CLIMATE CHANGE SNP MSP for Greenock and Inverclyde, Stuart McMillan, has outlined his support for the Scottish Government’s finalised policy of no support for ‘fracking’ in Scotland. Energy Minister Paul Wheelhouse today confirmed that the Scottish Government would not license any fracking development. This position was confirmed following a comprehensive […]

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Local MSP puts eye health on the table in Inverclyde

Stuart McMillan MSP will be visiting local cafés and pubs next week with an important message in sight. He will be helping RNIB Scotland mark National Eye Health Week (23-29 September) by urging people to go for a free eye examination at their local optometrist. To highlight the message, RNIB Scotland has produced a series […]

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McMillan encourages constituents to make their homes warmer before winter

Stuart McMillan MSP for Greenock and Inverclyde is encouraging his constituents to consider how they can have a warmer winter, thanks to Scottish Government funding. Warmer Homes Scotland, funded by the Scottish Government, provides energy-saving home improvements including wall and loft insulation, central heating, draft proofing, and home renewables systems. Most people who get help […]

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McMillan hails impact of No Knives Better Lives campaign

Stuart McMillan MSP for Greenock and Inverclyde welcomed a report into the No Knives Better Lives (NKBL) campaign that shows the number of Scottish youths convicted of handling an offensive weapon has fallen by 85% in the past decade. Since the NKBL programme began in 2009, the amount of young people aged under 18 convicted […]

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SNP MSP visits RNIB Connect Community Cafe

Greenock and Inverclyde MSP Stuart McMillan visited a café with a difference on Wednesday [June 19th]. Located within the Edinburgh headquarters of sight loss charity RNIB Scotland, the Connect Community Café is staffed by people who are blind or partially sighted. As chair of the Scottish Parliament’s Cross Party Group on Visual Impairment, Stuart has […]

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Tory MSP must back cross-party calls for free TV licenses

OVER 4,000 OVER 75s TO LOSE OUT IN INVERCLYDE SNP MSP for Greenock and Inverclyde has challenged regional Tory MSP Jamie Greene to get behind calls to stop free TV licences for over-75s being scrapped, after Tory leaders refused to sign a cross-party letter criticising the plans. Figures revealed that 4,363 of people in Inverclyde […]

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SNP drive to end fuel poverty in Scotland

MSP SAYS NEW BILL WILL “MAKE A REAL DIFFERENCE” IN INVERCLYDE MSP for Greenock and Inverclyde, Stuart McMillan, has given his backing to the Scottish Government’s world-leading Fuel Poverty Bill that was passed unanimously by MSPs this week [11th June]. Under the plans no more than 5% of households in Scotland will be in fuel […]

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Serious violent crime in Inverclyde halved over last decade

SNP APPROACH TO JUSTICE WORKING FOR COMMUNITIES New analysis has revealed that serious violent crime has fallen by 53% in Inverclyde in a decade. Police recorded crime figures have revealed that serious assault and attempted murder cases fell by 53% in Inverclyde between 2008/09 and 2017/18 and by 38% across Scotland. A separate study into […]

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Inverclyde MSP supports call to scale down cancer

Stuart McMillan MSP attended an event run by Cancer Research UK in the Scottish Parliament recently to support the charity’s ‘Scale Down Cancer’ campaign to help prevent obesity-related cancers across Scotland. The MSP for Greenock and Inverclyde heard from Professor Linda Bauld, Cancer Research UK’s prevention expert, and met the fundraisers, volunteers and scientists from […]

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Inverclyde benefits from over £1.3m CashBack for Communities funding

Stuart McMillan MSP for Greenock and Inverclyde has welcomed the news that Inverclyde has received £1,342,029 (£1.34m) in CashBack for Communities funding since the Scottish Government Programme was introduced in 2008. The CashBack for Communities scheme reinvests criminal assets into community projects that support young people into positive destinations, diverting some away from potentially criminal […]

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Stuart McMillan MSP backs Marie Curie call

Stuart McMillan MSP has lent his support to help improve the lives of people in Scotland living with terminal illness. Meeting with representatives from Marie Curie, the terminal illness charity, Stuart was interested to hear about efforts to ensure that everyone should get the care and support they need at the end of life. Marie […]

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Tory welfare cuts drive record foodbank use

UNIVERSAL CREDIT ‘KEY DRIVER’ OF INCREASING NEED FOR FOOD PARCELS The number of emergency parcels handed out by food banks in Scotland rose by nearly a quarter over the last year, according to the UK’s largest food bank provider. The Trussell Trust said its food banks provided more than 210,000 packages to people in crisis […]

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MSPs pledge to fight MS during MS Awareness Week

This Multiple Sclerosis (MS) Awareness Week (22-28 April), MS Society Scotland were in the Scottish Parliament to raise awareness of the important role research plays in the lives of people affected by MS. MS affects more than 11,000 people in Scotland and can cause problems with how we walk, move, see, think and feel. But […]

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UK Govt must end WASPI injustice, says local MSP

SNP MSP for Greenock and Inverclyde, Stuart McMillan, has demanded the UK Tory government end the pension injustice for thousands of women across Scotland. Speaking in a Scottish Parliament debate (3rd April), the local MSP challenged the Prime Minister and Work & Pensions Secretary to support those who have been adversely affected by the acceleration […]

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