It is a privilege to represent the Glasgow Maryhill and Springburn constituency as your MSP. I stay in Maryhill with my wife Janet, and young son. Before I became an MSP, I was a secondary school teacher for 10 years.
Since first being elected as a Glasgow MSP in 2007 I have worked hard to deliver for local constituents. As your constituency MSP for Maryhill and Springburn I hope to build on that progress, help to protect the communities I know best, and deliver to all people in Maryhill and Springburn
The Scottish Child Payment, a new game-changing benefit from the Scottish Government will help tackle child poverty head on. It accepts applications from Monday 9 November with first payments from the end of February 2021.
I would like to update you on what I am doing to try to resolve the ongoing concerns around the provision of the adult flu vaccine by NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde (NHS GGC).Read more ...
Families of disabled children will receive a new heating benefit by Christmas. The new Child Winter Heating Assistance from the Scottish Government is a £200 payment to help families of a child on the highest rate care component of Disability Living Allowance for Children to heat their homes. There are more than 14,000 children across Scotland expected to be eligible.Read more ...
As you will be aware, there has been a outbreak of coronavirus at the Murano Student Village in Maryhill, part of Glasgow University. Given the scale of the outbreak, I am concered about the welfare of students and the wider community. I have today (Friday 25 September) written to Professor Sir Anton Muscatelli, Principal and Vice Chancellor of Glasgow University.Read more ...
I have been representing several sports, recreational and community organisations in relation to the frustrations (which I share) over the slow pace of the reopening of Glasgow Life facilities across Maryhill and Springburn.Read more ...