POLL: SNP MOST TRUSTED WITH SCOTLAND’S EDUCATION SYSTEM

SNP MSP Stewart Maxwell has welcomed the findings of a new poll suggesting that the SNP is the party most trusted to protect Scotland’s education system – with far more people trusting the SNP than all the other parties put together.

The Survation poll found trust in the SNP on education outstripped Labour by more than two-to-one – with 40 per cent of people in Scotland putting their trust in the SNP compared to just 17 per cent for Labour. (more…)

BOOST FOR FIRE SAFETY IN WEST SCOTLAND AS NUMBER OF HOME VISITS RISES

SNP MSP Stewart Maxwell has welcomed new statistics showing an increase in the number of Home Fire Safety Visits in the West Scotland region – and has paid tribute to the hard work and dedication of Scotland’s fire service.

New figures show that the number of Home Fire Safety Visits in Scotland rose from 56,251 in 2012-13 to 70,686 in 2013/14 – including a rise from 21,138 to 23,128 in the Strathclyde area.

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SNP INVESTMENT IN YOUTH EMPLOYMENT CONTINUES TO PAYS DIVIDENDS IN WEST SCOTLAND

S Maxwell MSPSNP MSP Stewart Maxwell is today welcoming new figures showing that Scotland is on course to exceed the target of 25,000 new Modern Apprenticeships this year – including over 2,600 starts in the West Scotland region.

The figures released by Skills Development Scotland show that by the end of the third quarter of 2014/15 there were 19,517 modern apprenticeship starts in Scotland – 78 per cent of the total annual target and a two per cent increase on the same point last year. (more…)

CALL FOR BROADCASTERS TO HOLD LEADERS’ DEBATE IN SCOTLAND

SNP MSP Stewart Maxwell is today calling on broadcasters to hold one of the seven-way televised General Election leaders’ debates in Scotland.

Following on from welcome news that the SNP will be invited to take part in the seven-way debates, today’s Scotland on Sunday reports that broadcasters are said to be keen not to hold all of the debates in London.

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MAXWELL BACKS CHARITY CAMPAIGN AGAINST DISABILITY HATE CRIME

amp20150119StewartMaxwellMSP3Stewart Maxwell MSP is backing a charity’s bold campaign to end disability hate crime and the use of abusive language.

Mr Maxwell is endorsing #bethechange – a major new campaign driven by ENABLE Scotland, the country’s leading charity for people who have learning disabilities.

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