REPORT HIGHLIGHTS SUPPORT FOR FURTHER POWERS AT HOLYROOD

ParlyBuildingSNP MSP Stewart Maxwell is today welcoming research finding support for further powers “greatly outstrips” support for the status quo.
 
The research was carried out for the ESRC Centre on Constitutional Change by YouGov in November and December last year and is published in the latest National Institute of Economic and Social Research (NIESR) Economic Review.
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MAXWELL WELCOMES SIGNIFICANT RISE IN MODERN APPRENTICESHIPS

Stewart Maxwell MSP is marking UN World Youth Skills Day by highlighting figures showing that the number of people on Modern Apprenticeships has grown by almost 60 per cent since the SNP came to office in 2007 – and repeating calls for powers over the minimum wage to be devolved to Scotland to allow action on fair pay for apprentices.

An analysis of figures from Skills Development Scotland shows the number of Modern Apprenticeships in Scotland has risen from 15,803 in 2007/08 to 25,247 in 2014/15 – an increase of 59.7 per cent. The SNP in government has exceeded its target of 25,000 Modern Apprenticeships a year every year since 2011/12 – and has increased the target to 30,000 a year by 2020. (more…)

POLLS SHOW INCREASED SUPPORT FOR THE SNP AND INDEPENDENCE

S Maxwell MSPStewart Maxwell MSP has welcomed a recent Survation poll on Holyrood voting intentions that shows support for the SNP at 56% for the constituency vote and 45% on the regional list vote.

The Survation poll also highlighted an SNP poll lead over Labour amounting to 36% in the constituency vote and 26% on the regional list – a record high for the SNP in a Survation poll. The poll also highlights that when the “don’t knows” are removed, support for independence is up three per cent since the vote last September. (more…)

BARRHEAD HIGH SCHOOL ESSAY WINNERS WELCOMED TO BRUSSELS

Comp winners - 8 July 15Two pupils from Barrhead High School, East Renfrewshire, have been congratulated by SNP MSP Stewart Maxwell and local Cllr Tony Buchanan after representing Scotland in a European-wide secondary school essay writing competition during a trip to Brussels.

The two 6th year pupils, Fraser Whyte and Sarah Cluckie, were invited to visit the European Parliament for a three day trip between 7 and 9 July to meet with fellow competition winners from schools across Europe and give a presentation about Barrhead High and the local area.

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MAXWELL URGES CONSTITUENTS TO GIVE BLOOD AND SAVE A LIFE

IMG_2945Stewart Maxwell MSP is encouraging constituents to help save a life this summer by donating blood before they go on holiday.

The Scottish National Blood Transfusion Service must maintain up to a week’s supply for all eight blood groups in Scotland and supplies often see a drop during the summer months, particularly as people travel overseas.

Stewart Maxwell MSP said,

“The people of Glasgow and the West of Scotland have always been generous blood donors. This generosity has ensured that blood stocks remain at a healthy level and that our health service is getting the support that it needs. (more…)