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.

Respect Pledge for local elections

Today (3 March 2018) the Conservative Party Chairman Brandon Lewis unveiled the Party’s Respect Pledge. The pledge will apply to all Conservative candidates standing in the local elections this year, ensuring they behave responsibly throughout the election.

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).

Increased pay for NHS workers

Using the funds that the Chancellor allocated at the Budget, we've set out proposals that will see wage rises of between 6.5 per cent and 29 per cent for over 1.1 million NHS workers in England

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.

Financial Circular Reveals Real Term Cut

The 2018/19 Financial Circular, passed by the Scottish Government last week, revealed a real terms cut to North Ayrshire Council of £2.929 million.

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.