SNP Councillors support campaign to encourage older people to claim Council Tax Reduction

“Much more needs to be done to boost older people’s understanding of the financial support available and to encourage them to claim Council Tax Reduction,” Said Councillor Mags MacLaren (SNP – Paisley Northwest), commenting on a recent report by Age Scotland which revealed that older people on low incomes missed out on £88 million in Council Tax Reduction support last year.

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SNP Councillors offer virtual surgeries

“With the continued lockdown rules due to Covid-19, no one is sure when we will be able to get back to holding our traditional councillor surgeries, so we’ve came up with an alternative”, said Cllr Kenny MacLaren (SNP – Paisley Northwest).

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Councillor Mags MacLaren accuses Tories of Voter Suppression

“The introduction of compulsory photo ID for voters is a typical Tory attack on those least able to defend themselves, targeting many voters who are elderly, ethnic minority and come from disadvantaged backgrounds”, said Councillor Mags MacLaren (SNP – Paisley North West). Continue reading

A Second Vote – Aye, No, Maybe?

brexit-and-the-eu-810x456Renfrewshire’s sole Lib Dem councillor put forward a motion to a recent full council meeting calling for the council to support the campaign for a second Brexit referendum.  This is a line this councillor has taken in the past while vehemently objecting to calls for a second Scottish Independence referendum. Continue reading