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FOODBANK USE IN COATBRIDGE & CHRYSTON ON THE RISE – WITH TORY CUTS TO BLAME

SNP MSP Fulton MacGregor has slammed the UK government’s cuts to welfare, after new figures revealed that foodbank use in North Lanarkshire has risen by 26% since last year.   Foodbank use in Scotland has risen by 15% between April and September compared to the same period in 2017. Foodbank providers have said the rise … Continue reading FOODBANK USE IN COATBRIDGE & CHRYSTON ON THE RISE – WITH TORY CUTS TO BLAME

COATBRIDGE & CHRYSTON MSP: UK GOVERNMENT BUDGET DOES NOT DELIVER FOR SCOTLAND

SNP MSP Fulton MacGregor has criticised the UK Government for failing the people of Coatbridge & Chryston, 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 … Continue reading COATBRIDGE & CHRYSTON MSP: UK GOVERNMENT BUDGET DOES NOT DELIVER FOR SCOTLAND

SNP MSP BACKS INCREASE IN PATERNITY LEAVE

The Scottish Parliament will today (Thursday) discuss the advantages of paternity leave in a debate led by Fulton MacGregor MSP. Mr MacGregor will challenge the presumption that women are primarily responsible for raising children, and argue that paternity leave leads to a range of positive outcomes, including tackling wider societal inequality and a reduction in … Continue reading SNP MSP BACKS INCREASE IN PATERNITY LEAVE

COATBRIDGE & CHRYSTON MSP WELCOMES ECONOMIC GROWTH EXCEEDING EXPECTATIONS IN 2018

POSITIVE ECONOMIC GROWTH AS SCOTLAND MOVES AHEAD OF UK   SNP MSP Fulton MacGregor has praised new figures showing that Scotland’s economy has outperformed the UK’s in the second quarter of this year.   According to official figures, announced by Scotland’s Chief Statistician, the economy in Scotland grew by 0.5% in the second quarter of … Continue reading COATBRIDGE & CHRYSTON MSP WELCOMES ECONOMIC GROWTH EXCEEDING EXPECTATIONS IN 2018

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