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Serving the Stirling East, Stirling West & Castle wards of the City of Stirling
 Joined September 2016
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UK Supreme Court Verdict Returned Local MP Alyn Smith MP has offered his reactions to the UK Supreme Court verdict issued earlier today, which confirmed existing UK constitutional law does not allow for the Scottish Parliament to hold an independence referendum without the permission of the UK Government. In a speech after the verdict was ... Read more
SNP MPs Launch New Paper on Protection of Civilians The SNP at Westminster is launching a new report setting out how an independent Scotland would be a good leader in the protection of civilians. The new paper, ‘A Good Global Citizen: A Scottish Approach to the Protection of Civilians in Conflict’ will be launched today ... Read more
Stirling MP Alyn Smith is supporting a local and national campaign to promote Scotch lamb, ahead of St Andrew’s Day on 30th November. The campaign comes from valued organisations such as United Auctions, and has the backing from a wide variety of sector partners, including Quality Meat Scotland, the National Farmers Union Scotland, the National ... Read more
Stirling MP Writes to Local Households MP for Stirling Alyn Smith and MSP for Clackmannanshire and Dunblane Keith Brown have backed calls to save postal provision in Bridge of Allan, following questions over the future of Post Office services in the area. The McColl’s outlet on Fountain Road in Bridge of Allan has been earmarked ... Read more
Support Available For All Eligible Families With Children Under-16 The Scottish Child Payment has been increased from £20 to £25 per week per child, meaning 1,555 families across Stirling are set to receive a boost to their household incomes from the Scottish Government. Eligibility for the payment – which is only available in Scotland – ... Read more
Local Residents and Businesses Encouraged to Nominate Stirling MP Alyn Smith has launched a new scheme, aimed at supporting local businesses and recognising those who have gone the extra mile. As businesses have struggled with tough economic conditions, Stirling residents are being encouraged to support their local outlets ahead of the festive season, and help ... Read more
Local MP Encourages Donations this Christmas Alyn Smith MP has encouraged Stirling residents and businesses to sign up to the Stirling Observer’s ‘Give A Gift’ campaign this Christmas, returning for its 14th successful year. Organised since 2008, the annual appeal helps to coordinate donations of new toys and gifts to vulnerable children and young people ... Read more
Evelyn Tweed MSP and Alyn Smith MP have today launched the 37th edition of a regular newsletter titled ‘Stirling Matters’. This newsletter is a handy way of keeping up-to-date with the latest activity from Alyn and Evelyn, as they represent their constituency of Stirling in the House of Commons and Scottish Parliament respectively. You can view ... Read more
Local Resident Fears Over Heavy Traffic and Speeding  Local politicians are calling for further action in Old Plean, after meeting with residents concerned over road safety. Stirling MP Alyn Smith and Bannockburn ward Councillor Brian Hambly met with community members by the roadside to see first-hand the tough conditions pedestrians face when trying to navigate the ... Read more
Calls to Halt 10,000 Threatened Job Losses Nationwide Local MP Alyn Smith has backed calls for the Royal Mail to ‘stop the threats of job cuts to valued postal workers’ and ‘engage meaningfully’ with the Communications Worker Union to find an acceptable solution to prevent further postal strikes.  In a joint letter to the Chief Executive ... Read more
New Anthology Marks Local Places, People and History Alyn Smith MP has welcomed the launch of a brand-new book showcasing Stirling’s history. At an event organised by Stirling District Tourism, ‘Stirling Legends’ was described as an anthology documenting just some of the tales of the incredible people and places that make our historic city so unique. Taking place...
£2.7 Million Investment in Bridge Restoration and £5 million Station Overhaul Local MP Alyn Smith has welcomed the completion of a £2.7 million investment and repair operation to the Forth Viaduct, the rail bridge crossing the River Forth near Cambuskenneth, as well as work underway to improve StirlingRail Station. Steelwork has been replaced and repaired, rust ... Read more
UK Government Cannot Break Commitment to Pensioners Local Stirling MP Alyn Smith has called on the UK Government to stand by their previous commitments to the triple-lock on pensioners, following speculation the promise may be scrapped by Tory Chancellor Jeremy Hunt. The triple lock is a commitment to raise the UK state pension every year by whichever ... Read more
£2.2 Billion Slump in Scottish Exports since 2019 Fresh research has demonstrated the extreme damage Brexit has inflicted on Scotland’s export market – to the tune of £2.2 billion. In recently published HMRC data, Scotland’s exports fell from £16.741bn in 2019, the year before the UK exited the EU to £14.528bn in 2021 – a drop ... Read more
PM Sunak Must Honour Inflation-Match Commitment  Local MP Alyn Smith has backed an open letter from over one hundred organisations, including trade unions, charities, health bodies, businesses and housing associations, calling on the UK Prime Minister to bring forward as soon as possible the promised uprating of social security benefits in line with inflation. The ... Read more
Third Tory PM in 2022 Has No Mandate The new UK Prime Minister Rishi Sunak has no democratic mandate for fresh austerity cuts, say local politicians after the Tories installed their third leader this year. Stirling representatives Alyn Smith MP and Evelyn Tweed MSP have condemned suggestions that public sector cuts are on the table ... Read more
The SNP has warned struggling households could face bills of up to £5,000 next April, after the Tories performed another screeching U-turn and scrapped protections offered to families on the energy price cap – and Labour abstained on an SNP amendment that would have prevented this. In scrapping the majority of the proposals contained in ... Read more
Ownership Change Presents Improvement Opportunity Local Stirling politicians are urging Stirling residents, businesses and commuters to share their views on local bus services, following the takeover of First Bus services by the McGill’s Group. In a recent meeting with CEO Ralph Roberts, Alyn Smith MP and Evelyn Tweed MSP heard more about the company’s plans ... Read more
Fourth Tory Chancellor in 2022 Hints at Austerity 2.0 Local Stirling Politicians Alyn Smith MP and Evelyn Tweed MSP have condemned the UK Government for continuing economic instability, as the fourth UK Chancellor takes his post to hint at fresh austerity measures. Jeremy Hunt MP has been appointed as the new UK Chancellor, scrapping much ... Read more
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