Morning Star article – Saturday 27th Feb

I was pleased to pen an article for Saturday’s Morning Star on the issue of Trident.  The UK government’s plans to spend an obscene £167 billion on a useless system of Weapons of Mass Destruction are coming under more and more challenge, and the SNP are leading with others to try to bring this madness to an end.

You can read the full article here: http://www.morningstaronline.co.uk/a-d98e-Case-for-Trident-not-made#.VtR5sfmLRD9

Network Rail

http://www.scotrail.co.uk/queenstreettunnel

The welcome electrification of lines running into Queen St high level means Network Rail need to close the station from 20th March. There will be inevitable disruption if you are travelling north or east of the city. The electrification is part of a long term plan to bring Scotland’s railways into the 21st century after decades of under-investment. Check the Scotrail site for more travel information on how this will affect you.

Age Scotland Hot Tips Calendar

We have supplies of this very useful Age Scotland Hot Tips Calendar available – it has details and contacts of various organisations that can assist with issues such as health, housing, energy, and fire safety. To get your copy, simply email chris.stephens.mp@parliament.uk with your postal address and the subject “Calendar” or drop by the constituency office at 1612 – 1614 Paisley Road West.

If you are an organisation needing copies in bulk, please email with your details and requirements and we’ll see what we can do.

Scottish Youth Parliament

Had a good meeting this morning with Aqeel Ahmed, a member of the Scottish Youth Parliament, for Glasgow Pollok, We discussed the Scottish Youth Parliament report on Poverty, as well as Zero hours contracts, and low wages of Young People, and that the UK Living Wage should apply to workers under the age of 25.

GHA

This afternoon I went along to GHA’s office on Mosspark Boulevard to hear what their future plans are and how my office can work alongside them to help tenants and residents better.