Local News

Calls for Active Travel in West Scotland

On the weekend, local MSP Jamie Greene took part in the ‘Pedal on Parliament’ event in Edinburgh, where the public and MSPs from across the political spectrum took part in a bicycle ride in order to promote the benefits of cycling.

Council Tax Increases

The SNP have announced further rises in council tax for the 2018-2019 tax year. This follows on from changes to income taxes which have raised many of the tax brackets already.

Scottish Economy Continues to Struggle

New growth figures have confirmed Scotland’s economy performed less than half as well as the UK’s over the whole of 2017.

According to Gross Domestic Product (GDP) statistics, growth for Scotland was 0.3 per cent in the final quarter of last year.

Ayrshire Growth Deal

The Scottish Conservative and Unionist Councillor Group on North Ayrshire Council have welcomed the announcement by Prime Minister Theresa May on her recent visit to Ayrshire that the UK Government was prepared to support the proposed Ayrshire Growth Deal.

Ayrshire Growth Deal

Jamie Greene MSP statement on today’s announcement from the Prime Minister that talks are now open over the Ayrshire Growth Deal

“This is extremely welcome news from the Prime Minister today that talks are now open over the Ayrshire Growth Deal.

Drop of Special Constables in Ayrshire

Jamie Greene MSP has raised concern over figures that show that the number of Special Constables has dropped by 79 since 2013 (67.52 per cent).

Ferry Journeys Cancelled or Delayed

Recent data, uncovered by Jamie Greene MSP following a parliamentary question to the Scottish Parliament, has brought to light the extent of delays and cancellations on the Ardrossan-Arran ferry service.

Conservative Group rejects Labour 12.5% Council Tax Grab

At the recent Budget meeting held in Cunninghame House the Conservatives unanimously voted against a proposed Labour Administration council tax grab of 12.5%. The Conservative amendment showing solidarity and support for the Officers Budget was backed by Independent and SNP Councillors.

Labour Council Tax Plan 'Bonkers'

Jamie Greene MSP has described the North Ayrshire Labour council group’s council tax proposals as “bonkers” after they put forward a motion proposing a 12.55 per cent increase.