Huge swing to SNP in Glasgow by-election
SNP Glasgow City Council Group
Friday, 07 October 2016

SNP candidate Chris Cunningham won the Garscadden & Scotstounhill by-election last night on a huge swing from Labour.

In 2012 Labour won 3 out of 4 seats in the ward, taking 62% of first preferences to the SNP’s 27%. Chris Cunningham won the by-election with 43% of first preferences.

SNP welcomes new UN Secretary General
Patrick Grady MP
Thursday, 06 October 2016

Scottish National Party MP and International Development spokesperson Patrick Grady has welcomed the nomination of Portugal’s former Prime Minister Antonio Guterres as the new Secretary General of the United Nations.

Mr Guterres has led the UNHRC for the past 10 years. The UN General Assembly is expected to meet and approve his appointment next week, with Guterres taking over from Ban Ki -moon early next year.

Doris welcomes investment in Maryhill NHS
Bob Doris MSP
Monday, 19 September 2016

Maryhill Health CentreMaryhill and Springburn MSP Bob Doris has welcomed the opening of the new Maryhill Health and Care Centre – a £12.4m investment in Maryhill by the SNP government.

The new facility will provide improved access to a range of services, including three GP practices, physiotherapy, dental and mental health services.

SNP lays strong foundations for house-building
Bob Doris MSP
Tuesday, 13 September 2016

housingAmbitious targets outstrip previous administrations

The SNP have highlighted Scottish Government figures which show the party’s strong record in delivering new homes across Scotland.

The SNP Government announced earlier today that the number of new house builds started across the public and private sectors rose to 16,910 in 2015-16, the highest number since 2008-09. The number of affordable homes approved over the year to June 2016 was up 26% on the previous year, bringing the total number of approvals over 2015-16 to 8,067.

Serious concerns raised as defence secretary hints at diverting aid funding for combat use
Patrick Grady MP
Friday, 09 September 2016

patrick gradyThe SNP have called on the UK government to clarify the Defence Secretary’s suggestion that funding for military action could come from the international aid budget.

The call comes as Michael Fallon commented that spend on UK personnel on anti-terror missions could be sourced from the Department for International Development’s (DFID) aid budget.

Damning report into dehumanising and ineffective sanctions system
Sandra White MSP
Thursday, 08 September 2016

Academic research shows Tory sanctions push vulnerable into debt and destitution

The UK Government’s sanctions regime has “detrimental financial, material, emotional and health impacts” and pushes those on JSA and ESA into debt and reliance on foodbanks, according to new academic research.

The research is the first wave findings of a study on 'Welfare Conditionality' conducted by researchers from six universities including the University of Glasgow.

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