Campaigns

On this page you will find information about local campaigns which Renfrewshire Labour are running and local initiatives which we support.

| Local Elections 2017 | Together We're Stronger | Save our NHS | Paisley 2021 |


Local Elections 2017

On Thursday 4th May people in Renfrewshire will like many thousands of others across Scotland cast their ballot for their local Council representatives.

In 2012 people across Renfrewshire voted for a Labour administration and since then Labour has made significant improvements across Renfrewshire.

In 2012 Renfrewshire Labour made 50 pledges to the people of Renfrewshire and we are pleased to report that the trust you placed in us has resulted in each of those 50 pledges being fulfilled. You can see details of delivered pledges by clicking here.  You can also find details of our candidates for each ward by clicking here.

Despite meeting these pledges Labour know that more can and must be done. We will shortly be publishing our manifesto for the Council elections in May with our vision for Renfrewshire for 2017 to 2022.


Together We're Stronger

Earlier this month, the SNP Scottish Government announced plans to seek a second referendum on the issue of Scottish independence less than three years after the people of Scotland gave a firm No to such a proposal.

We do not believe it is in the interests of Scotland to pursue a further divisive referendum or seek separation from the rest of the UK, our biggest trading partners.  To do so would compound the economic uncertainties which Brexit will create for Scottish families and Scottish businesses and which would still leave Scotland outside the E.U. in a much weakened position if applying for E.U. membership.

In pushing for a second independence referendum the SNP have exposed their desire for separation at any cost.  Scottish Labour this week have published a report detailing a decade of division which has been caused by the SNPs focus on separation and the damaging impact that this has had on Scotlandís public services. 

The Nationalists have been in power in Scotland for ten years and in that time:

  • The gap between the richest and rest in our schools has grown.

  • Seven out of eight key health targets are not being met.

  • Our police service faces a funding shortfall of almost £200million.

  • Rail passengers have faced cancellations, delays and overcrowding on a daily basis.

You can read the full report by clicking here

Labour in Renfrewshire and Labour in Scotland believes that together we're stronger. If you agree then join the fight against a divisive second independence referendum and sign our pledge at www.togetherstronger.scot.


Save our NHS - Fighting Cuts to our Local Health Services

Labour Leader Kezia Dugdale joins with local Labour MSPs, Councillors and members of the public to protest the closure of the Kids Ward at the RAH in Paisley.Of all the things Labour can be proud of achieving in government, the one that towers above the rest is our National Health Service.

Nearly 70 years ago, a Labour government set up the NHS based on patient need, not the ability the pay.  It is doubtless that anyone here in Renfrewshire has not called on the NHS when they or someone they care for needed medical help.

But now, after a decade of an SNP Government at Holyrood, our health service is in distress.

As a result of the SNPís mismanagement NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde are proposing to close the paediatric ward at the RAH and move children's in patient care to either Yorkhill or the Royal Hospital for Children at the Queen Elizabeth University Hospital in Glasgow. 

Renfrewshire Labour has been actively involved in setting up and supporting the campaigns to keep these services based locally hospitals where they are needed the most.  We will fight every day to protect our NHS: it is in our DNA.


Paisley 2021

Renfrewshire Labour proudly supports Paisley's bid to become the UK City of Culture in 2021 with a £56m plan to create a national museum of textile and design.

The bid focuses on promoting the town's historic textile and weaving industries, which created the Paisley Shawl and the famous Paisley Pattern.

Labour run Renfrewshire Council is spearheading efforts to secure City of Culture status for Paisley.

The authority believes the regeneration of the town's culture sector could help support 250 new jobs and bring £88m to the local economy.

Council leader Mark Macmillan said: "Paisley was once at the heart of the global textile industry and by connecting that heritage to the future through a new transformed museum, we aim to bring the world to Paisley.  The museum will become the cultural, social and economic heart of the town. It will be transformed for tourists and local families alike, and be the base for extensive community outreach supporting weaving, natural history, science and nature."

   

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