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Rona writes to West Scotland Tories on rape clause and two child limit

MSP Rona Mackay is appealing to Tory MSPs to oppose the “sick and inhumane” rape clause and two child limit.

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Jo Swinson to stand in rematch of 2015 General Election

Jo Swinson to stand in rematch of 2015 General Election

East Dunbartonshire SNP MP John Nicolson will face former opponent Liberal Democrat Jo Swinson in a rematch of the 2015 General Election.

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Jeane Freeman MSP

Social security minister Jeane Freeman MSP set for Kirkintilloch public meeting

Residents in Kirkintilloch will have the opportunity to listen to and meet the minister for social security in an upcoming public meeting.

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Cumbernauld, Kilsyth and Kirkintilloch East MP reacts to election news

Cumbernauld, Kilsyth and Kirkintilloch East MP reacts to election news

The MP who has served Cumbernauld, Kilsyth and Kirkintilloch East for two years has been speaking about the snap General Election which was unexpectedly announced by Prime Minister Theresa May yesterday.

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MP looks forward to “a passionately fought and vigorous campaign in East Dunbartonshire”

MP looks forward to “a passionately fought and vigorous campaign in East Dunbartonshire”

East Dunbartonshire MP John Nicolson has reacted to Theresa May’s surprise announcement this morning of a snap General Election, set for June 8.

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PM calls snap general election

PM calls snap general election

Theresa May has announced a snap general election will be held on June 8 in the wake of the Brexit vote

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Conservative's election leaflet incorrectly names local candidate as Andrew instead of Andrea!

Oops, the benefits of a proofreader can never be underestimated!

The Conservative Party were out and about in East Renfrewshire’s ward four yesterday, Clarkston, Netherlee, Stamperland and Williamwood, promoting their two candidates, Stewart Miller and Andrea Gee.

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Jacquie Bonar makes her point to Stewart McDonald, Scottish Labour, during ENABLE Scotlands hustings event in St Matthews Primary.

Council candidates quizzed at hustings

Local council election candidates in East Dunbartonshire were quizzed about their plans should they be elected at a unique hustings in St Matthew’s Primary in Bishopbriggs on March 23.

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Equalities Secretary Angela Constance.

Women hardest hit by UK welfare cuts

Women are being unfairly impacted by recent UK Government cuts to benefits and welfare eligibility, Equalities Secretary Angela Constance has said.

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MSP condemns “abhorrent” Conservative rape clause

MSP condemns “abhorrent” Conservative rape clause

The Tory rape clause is one of the most “abhorrent” policies to come out of Westminster, Strathkelvin MSP Rona Mackay has said.

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First Minister Nicola Sturgeon (right) and TripAdvisor senior vice-president Robin Ingle announce the new collaboration during a meeting at Carnegie Hall in New York.

Tourism deal could attract £150m to Scottish economy

Scotland could see a £150 million boost to its economy following a bargain struck between the country’s tourism agency and travel website TripAdvisor.

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Community alarms will be free in North Lanarkshire once again

Community alarms charges scrapped

North Lanarkshire Council has decided to scrap charges for community alarms less than a year after introducing the controversial fee.

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Buirials will now cost the same no matter what day they take place

Council agrees to end practice of burials costing more at weekends and holidays

North Lanarkshire Council has agreed to start charging the same amount for burials, no matter what day of the week they take place.

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Lord Provost Sadie Doherty is presented with flowers by 
Rhona Baillie, CEO of the Prince and Princess of Wales Hospice.

Hospice says a huge thank you to Lord Provost

The Prince & Princess of Wales Hospice has said a huge thank you to long-time supporter Glasgow Lord Provost Sadie Docherty.

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Scotland goes to the polls on May 4

Council candidates revealed for May poll

The full list of prospective councillors looking for votes on May 4 has been released - with a total of 46 names in the frame.

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John Nicolson MP

MP calls on RBS to rethink bank closure

East Dunbartonshire MP John Nicolson is calling on the Royal Bank of Scotland to re-consider the decision to close its Bishopbriggs branch.

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MSP explains her position on Brexit vote

Rona Mackay votes in favour of referendum

MSP Rona Mackay has said she voted in favour of Scotland having a referendum to give them the choice between self-governance or decades of Tory rule in a Hard Brexit.

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Budding politicians celebrate poll wins

Budding politicians celebrate poll wins

The votes are in and the two newest members of the Scottish Youth Parliament (MSYP) for Strathkelvin and Bearsden have been named.

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Shocked Kirkintilloch East MP tells of attack on Westminster

Shocked Kirkintilloch East MP tells of attack on Westminster

An insight into the day that terror came to Westminster has been provided by Cumbernauld, Kilsyth and Kirkintilloch East MP Stuart McDonald who was at the Palace of Westminster at the time of the attack.

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Youth Parliament candidates announced for Strathkelvin constituency

Youth Parliament candidates announced for Strathkelvin constituency

Congratulations to Beth Gilmour from Lenzie Academy and Zac McCaffery from Bishopbriggs Academy who are the newly elected Members of the Scottish Youth Parliament (MSYP) for the Strathkelvin and Bearsden constituency.

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