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Serving the Stirling East, Stirling West & Castle wards of the City of Stirling
 Joined September 2016    www.stirlingsnp.com
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Labour Vote Toxic Tories Back into Office Stirling Labour have shunned a progressive partnership with local Stirling SNP Councillors, instead joining forces with the Tories to take control of Stirling Council. In a betrayal of Labour voters, supporters and activists alike, today (Thursday 19th May) saw Stirling Labour Councillors elect Tories to key Council administration ... Read more
8 SNP Councillors Elected to Stirling Council The Stirling SNP Council Group has emerged as the largest party on Stirling Council, as communities cast their votes to elect their local representatives on Thursday 5th May. The Friday count, once more taking place at The Peak, saw eight SNP Councillors elected, one from each of Stirling’s ... Read more
Postal Votes Now Out for Local Elections Local MP Alyn Smith is urging Stirling postal voters to use their voice in the 2022 local elections, to help the SNP deliver for our communities. Postal ballots have been delivered to homes across Stirling, as households face an unprecedented squeeze on living standards and budgets. The SNP ... Read more
Help Available to Fulfil Legal Responsibility New figures published by National Records Scotland show Stirling’s return rate of Scotland’s Census 2022 currently stands at 78.6%, far below the 85% Local Authority response rate target.  The census is the official count of every person and household in Scotland, and takes place every 10 years. Information gathered ... Read more
Stirling Short-Changed by Nearly £2.6 Million In EU Replacement Funding Alyn Smith MP and Evelyn Tweed MSP have slated the Westminster Tory Government for failing the people of Stirling, as they short-change local communities by the equivalent of nearly £2.6 million through the so-called Shared Prosperity Fund. Following Brexit, which the people of Stirling comprehensively ... Read more
Crime at One of Lowest Levels in Nearly 50 Years Under an SNP Government, Scotland has seen crime fall by 40% since 2006/2007, and to one of the lowest levels since records began in 1974. Scottish Crime and Justice Survey figures also show that just 11.9% of people experienced crime in 2019/20, compared with 20.4% ... Read more
Cup Final Set Against Tower Hearts AFC Local politicians have congratulated Fallin AFC for ongoing football success, as the team are set to face-off against Tower Hearts AFC in the Kappa & Only Sport Scottish Amateur Cup Final at Hampden Park, on Tuesday 24th May 2022. Retaining the East of Scotland Amateur Cup in a ... Read more
SNP Member of the Westminster Parliament for Stirling Alyn Smith has met with the Presidential team from NFU Scotland on a lobbying trip to London. Alyn met with President Martin Kennedy alongside Vice Presidents Andrew Connon and Robin Traquair along with Director of Policy Jonnie Hall and Political Affairs Manager Beatrice Morrice. Speaking after the ... Read more
University of Stirling in Top 5 in Scotland for Research Impact Stirling MP Alyn Smith has praised the ongoing research efforts at the University of Stirling, as the local institution continues to top national polls for impact and excellence. The 2021 Research Excellence Framework is used to assess performance across the UK. Stirling’s highlights in ... Read more
No Action on Cost of Living Crisis and Recession Fears Stirling MP Alyn Smith has slammed the UK Government’s response to the ongoing cost of living crisis, as latest Bank of England reports point to a possible recession. The Queen’s Speech, outlining the legislative priorities of the UK Government for the coming year, failed to ... Read more
Alyn Smith MP and Stewart McDonald MP have launched the 12th edition of their defence and foreign affairs newsletter titled ‘Global Scotland’. The regular newsletter aims to summarise the work of the SNP in Westminster and further afield, as the party develops and strengthens Scotland’s European and international links. You can sign up to become ... Read more
Commenting on the Bank of Scotland branch closure in Dunblane, Alyn Smith MP said: ‘I’m very disappointed to learn of this decision, which is another example of a high street bank turning its back on loyal customers. While my office has been in close contact with representatives of the Bank of Scotland, and I stand ... Read more
Monday 18th Deadline Looms for Council Elections Local MP Alyn Smith is urging Stirling residents to ensure they’re registered to vote, ahead of the local council elections taking place on Thursday 5th May. Anyone living in Scotland who will be 16 or over on 5 May can register to vote; the deadline is midnight on ... Read more
Savings Welcome in Tough Economic Times Official figures reveal that council taxpayers in Stirling pay on average £581 a year less than they would in Tory-run England and £392 less than in Labour-run Wales. Across Scotland, council tax payers get the best deal in Britain. The figures also demonstrate that the savings for Scottish council ... Read more
Move to Net-Zero Well Underway On a recent visit to the University of Stirling, local MP Alyn Smith heard more from the Principal Professor Sir Gerry McCormac about exciting plans to transition the campus to net-zero by 2040. Mr Smith was joined by Patrick Harvie MSP, Scottish Government Minister for Zero Carbon Buildings, Active Travel ... Read more
Households Will Suffer Due to Government Incompetence  Communities across Stirling face crippling energy bills, rising food prices and soaring inflation warns Alyn Smith MP, as the UK Government fails in its duty to protect vulnerable households. With the energy price cap set to rise on April 1st by 54%, many will face the prospect of ... Read more
Student Experience Remains Vital Stirling MP Alyn Smith has urged university management, as well as striking staff members, to return to the negotiating table as industrial action begins over working conditions, pay and pensions. A 5-day walkout has begun at 11 Scottish universities, with institutions across the UK braced for further strike action in the ... Read more
MP Joins University Students for Vigil Friday 18th March saw students and activists assemble in the newly constructed Campus Central courtyard at the University of Stirling, to hold a vigil for Ukraine. The event was part of Action for Ukraine Week, a series of events organised by concerned students eager to assist with the growing ... Read more
Cost of Living Crisis Out of Control Stirling MP Alyn Smith has joined with parliamentary colleagues to urge the UK Chancellor for action on the cost of living crisis. Rishi Sunak is due to deliver his Spring Statement later this week, with many analysts and political commentators calling it a ‘make-or-break’ moment for the Chancellor ... Read more
Stirling MP Calls for Urgent Action The Tory-made cost of living crisis is “spiralling out of control” as new figures reveal wages have fallen in real terms at its sharpest rate in more than seven years.  New figures from the Office for National Statistics (ONS) have revealed that average earnings, excluding bonuses, rose by only ... Read more
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