The Scottish National Party has warned the Tory government against using Brexit as an excuse to implement further austerity, after Chancellor George Osborne announced today that he was abandoning his plans to restore UK government finances to a surplus by 2020. Continue reading SNP WARN TORIES NOT TO USE BREXIT AS AN EXCUSE FOR MORE CUTS
FOLLOWS “COMPLETE SHAMBLES” OF EU REFERENDUM REGISTRATION DEADLINE
SNP MP Owen Thompson has today led a Westminster debate calling on the UK government to consider automatic voter registration following the “complete shambles” of the registration deadline for the EU Referendum. Continue reading CALL FOR AUTOMATIC VOTER REGISTRATION
On Wednesday, June 29th, Brendan O’Hara joined women from across the country at a demonstration outside the Palace of Westminster in support of women hit by the acceleration of the equalisation of the State Pension Age, a change which began in 1995 and was compounded in 2011.
Campaigners also met their local MPs inside the Palace in order to secure their support for the campaign. Continue reading “The Government have made a pig’s-ear of the way they have introduced Pension Age Equalisation”
“Loneliness is a public health issue, NHS Highland launch initiative to
I welcome the NHS campaign to highlight the detrimental impact of loneliness which can affect so many people, young or old. In Argyll and Bute, we have a higher proportion of older people and our remote and rural geography which can make loneliness even more prevalent.
Continue reading “Reach Out – make a difference to someone who’s lonely”
Member of Parliament for Argyll and Bute