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Conservatives celebrate Jamie Greene success in Party Regional Rankings

This weekend, Conservative Party members and supporters have been celebrating the achievement of their local Cunninghame North candidate, Jamie Greene, who has been voted into the number two position on the Party list for the West of Scotland Region in next year’s Scottish Parliamentary elections.

Local Tory candidate challenges SNP over the Land Reform Bill

The Land Reform Bill is a "missed opportunity for Scotland", the local Scottish Conservative candidate Jamie Greene said. The criticism comes after scrutiny of the detail of the Bill and the launch of the Rural Affairs, Climate Change and Environment Committee's Report on the General Principles of the Bill which was announced on 4th December.

Debate over higher education rages on as new funding figures are revealed

The public debate over higher education policy designed to help Scotland’s poorest students has once again raised its head. New figures reveal that bursary support for students has dropped by £40 million since the SNP came to power, with local Tory candidate Jamie Greene saying that "this was further proof that the SNP policy on higher education simply isn’t working for Scotland’s poorest."

Ayrshire farmers “left reeling” over further delays to their payment

Jamie Greene, Conservative candidate for Cunninghame North, has thrown down the gauntlet on vital CAP payments to farmers after it was announced that payments might be up to 4 months late for some after the SNP admitted it wouldn't be able to process the money on time.

Candidate grills SNP over free child care promises

Jamie Greene, Conservative Candidate for Cunninghame North, has posed a public question to the SNP on the issue of free child care commitments made by them before its election to Holyrood in 2011 and again at their party conference this year. He has asked them to confirm in detail their plans for roll out of additional free child care in Scotland.

EMPLOYMENT UP BUT SCOTLAND LAGGING!

Figures out last week from the ONS suggest that the UK employment rate is now at a record high of 74% in the UK (around 31M people) and unemployment fell further to a seven year low. In stark contract Scotland reported a rise in unemployment figures, increasing by 11,000 compared to a reduction in the rest of the UK of 103,000.