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KAUKAB STEWART MSP: NO CHILD SHOULD BE PENALISED FOR BEING UNABLE TO PAY

May 17th, 2024|Categories: Education|Tags: , |

The SNP Scottish Government has announced £1.5 million funding to support Glasgow City Council to wipe out school debt for families in Glasgow Kelvin, which [...]

PRICES SLASHED ON PEAK FARES FOR FURTHER THREE MONTHS IN GLASGOW KELVIN

May 16th, 2024|Categories: transport|Tags: , , |

The SNP has announced the peak fares on Scotrail trains will be scrapped over the Summer, with Kaukab Stewart MSP for Glasgow Kelvin welcoming the [...]

KAUKAB STEWART MSP WELCOMES VITAL FUNDING FOR SCOTLAND’S REFUFEES AND ASYLUM SEEKERS

April 24th, 2024|Categories: asylum seekers, Refugees|Tags: , , , |

Kaukab Stewart MSP for Glasgow Kelvin has welcomed funding from the SNP Scottish Government for Scottish Refugee Council's Refugee Support Service, which will help refugees [...]

Safety of Rwanda (Asylum and Immigration) Bill

April 23rd, 2024|Categories: asylum seekers, Human Rights, Immigration, Refugees|Tags: , , , |

Last night, after the Lords dropped their opposition, all of Scotland’s Tory MP’s stood with their Westminster colleagues and voted in favour of the Safety [...]

SCOTTISH GOVERNMENT FUNDING WILL BE TRANSFORMATIVE FOR GAELIC LANGUAGE AND CULTURE IN GLASGOW KELVIN, SAYS LOCAL MSP

April 11th, 2024|Categories: Culture and arts|Tags: , , , , |

SNP MSP Kaukab Stewart has said that new Scottish Government funding for Gaelic development agency Bòrd na Gàidhlig will be transformative for Gaelic language and [...]

SNP MSP WELCOMES FURTHER MENTAL HEALTH FUNDING

April 5th, 2024|Categories: Health and Wellbeing, Mental Health|Tags: , , |

Kaukab Stewart MSP has welcomed the announcement by the Scottish Government of a further £30 million of funding for two funds aimed at improving mental [...]

INCREASES IN SOCIAL SECURITY SUPPORT

April 2nd, 2024|Categories: Social security|Tags: , , , , |

Kaukab Stewart, SNP MSP for Glasgow Kelvin, has highlighted that from the start of April everyone who receives support from Social Security Scotland will see [...]

New Adult Disability Living Allowance will support 13,140 people in Glasgow

March 28th, 2024|Categories: Social security|Tags: , , , |

Kaukab Stewart MSP has said the new Scottish Adult Disability Living Allowance will ensure that up to 13,140 people in Glasgow will benefit from “an [...]

NEW FIGURES: 73,000 Baby Boxes delivered in Glasgow

March 12th, 2024|Categories: Health and Wellbeing, Social security|Tags: , , |

SNP SUPPORTING YOUNG PEOPLE FROM BIRTH   Kaukab Stewart, SNP MSP for Glasgow Kelvin, has welcomed new figures which show that 72,806 baby boxes have [...]

Marking International Women’s Day 2024

March 8th, 2024|Categories: Human Rights|Tags: , , , |

Glasgow Kelvin MSP Kaukab Stewart has marked International Women's Day 2024, alongside female SNP colleagues outside the Scottish Parliament.  During an interview with The National, [...]

MSP for Glasgow Kelvin welcomes fund to make court transcripts freely available to victims

March 4th, 2024|Categories: Justice|

SNP MSP Kaukab Stewart has welcomed the Scottish Government pilot scheme to improve access to justice which will see victims of rape and serious sexual [...]

“Harder to make ends meet”, say 60% of local people

February 29th, 2024|Categories: cost of living crisis, economy|Tags: , , |

Tory Cost if Living Crisis laid bare in MSP's survey   60% of respondents to a local survey by Glasgow Kelvin MSP Kaukab Stewart have [...]

New figures: 84,000 Glasgow households benefit from Council Tax support

February 26th, 2024|Categories: cost of living crisis, Glasgow City Council|Tags: , , |

SNP GOVERNMENT SUPPORTING PEOPLE THROUGH COST OF LIVING CRISIS   New figures released by the Scottish Government have shown that in the City of Glasgow, [...]

WATCH: Scottish Kindergarten – BBC Scotland interview

February 20th, 2024|Categories: Education, Scottish Kindergarten|Tags: , , |

My interview on BBC Scotland's 'The Nine' on my motion to increase the school start age and introduce a Kindergarten for Scotland (1 Feb 2024): [...]

SNP MSP calls for national conversation on later school-start and a Scottish Kindergarten

February 20th, 2024|Categories: Education, Scottish Kindergarten|Tags: , , , |

Former primary school teacher and SNP MSP for Glasgow Kelvin, Kaukab Stewart, has called for a national conversation on reforming early years education.   Ms [...]

Westminster recession threatens Scotland’s NHS and public services

February 15th, 2024|Categories: cost of living crisis, economy|Tags: , , |

Scotland’s public services, including the NHS, are threatened by Tory mismanagement of the economy, now that the UK has officially entered into a recession, SNP MSP [...]

Kaukab Stewart MSP welcomes funding to bolster local food & drink industry

January 15th, 2024|Categories: Food|Tags: , , , |

SNP MSP for Glasgow Kelvin, Kaukab Stewart, has welcomed £100,000 of funding from the Scottish Government to help local projects promote food products from their region [...]

MSP calls for support for Glasgow’s electric bus fleet

January 11th, 2024|Categories: net zero, transport|Tags: , , , , , |

Glasgow Kelvin MSP Kaukab Stewart has asked the Scottish Government to look at what ways it can support organisations looking to expand Glasgow’s electric bus [...]

Glasgow MSP marks 10 year anniversary of Clutha helicopter crash

November 29th, 2023|Categories: Uncategorized|Tags: , , |

Glasgow Kelvin MSP Kaukab Stewart has submitted a motion to the Scottish Parliament, marking the 10th anniversary of the Clutha helicopter crash, which took the [...]

Concessionary bus travel for asylum seekers in Scotland announced

October 30th, 2023|Categories: asylum seekers, bus travel|Tags: , , |

SNP MSP Kaukab Stewart has welcomed the announcement that asylum seekers will be included in concessionary bus travel schemes in Scotland.  The announcement was made [...]

Kaukab welcomes new law to fix dangerous cladding

September 5th, 2023|Categories: Cladding, Housing|Tags: , , , |

Glasgow Kelvin SNP MSP Kaukab Stewart has welcomed the confirmation of a new law that will enable the Scottish Government to take urgent action on [...]

51,000 Glasgow children benefit from game-changing Scottish Child Payment

August 30th, 2023|Categories: Uncategorized|

Families across Glasgow received a total of £56.6 million from the SNP Government   50,885 children in Glasgow have benefitted from the Scottish Child Payment, according [...]

Survey results: cladding residents “between rock and hard place”

August 1st, 2023|Categories: Cladding, Housing|Tags: , , |

The results of a survey of residents living in buildings which are affected by potentially dangerous cladding has shown property values have decreased while homeowners [...]

Scotland’s best future will be through independence in Europe

June 26th, 2023|Categories: European Union, Independence|Tags: , , , |

SNP MSP for Glasgow Kelvin, Kaukab Stewart, met with the Young European Movement in Glasgow City Chambers at the weekend where she made clear the [...]

Partick Farmers’ Market helps to promote healthy eating

May 11th, 2023|Categories: Food, Health and Wellbeing, Partick|

SNP MSP for Glasgow Kelvin, Kaukab Stewart has praised farmers’ markets, such as the one held in Partick, for supporting farmers, bringing fresh produce to [...]

Parliamentary praise for GMAC’s Wilma Smith

April 4th, 2023|Categories: Creative industries, Culture and arts, News, Parliament|

Glasgow Media Access Centre’s (GMAC) Filmmakers Programme Manager has been appointed Co-Vice President of Screen Talent Europe (STE), an organisation focused on connecting emerging filmmakers. [...]

Collective Responsibility and the SNP Leadership Contest

March 9th, 2023|Categories: Independence, Uncategorized|Tags: |

The SNP has been the Scottish Government since 2007. That’s nearly 15 consecutive years of leadership and service to the people of Scotland, who have [...]

Scottish Labour – Playing at politics and letting Glasgow down

March 1st, 2023|Categories: Education, Glasgow City Council, Uncategorized|

On Thursday 16th February, Councillors met in Glasgow City Chambers to debate and agree the Glasgow City Council budget for the year ahead. It was [...]

Kaukab welcomes a budget to fight child poverty

December 16th, 2022|Categories: cost of living crisis|Tags: , , , , |

The Scottish Government has announced its budget choices for 2023/24. This short blog explains why I welcome so many of the funding commitments and hopefully [...]

Welcoming Languages

December 13th, 2022|Categories: Anti Racism, Education, Glasgow City Council, Health and Wellbeing, Human Rights, Mental Health, Refugees|

Welcoming Languages: Including a Refugee Language in Scottish Education is an inspiring, collaborative project based at University of Glasgow School of Education. It is delivered [...]

Scotland’s leadership delivers progress on Loss and Damage at COP27

November 22nd, 2022|Categories: Climate Emergency, Human Rights|

As Convener of the Cross Party Group in the Scottish Parliament on Pakistan, I was pleased to welcome Consul General Raza to our meeting on [...]

Racism in sport – an intolerable situation

July 28th, 2022|Categories: Anti Racism, Sport|Tags: , , , , , , , , |

Changing The Boundaries - the Plan4Sport Independent Review into Racism in Scottish Cricket, which was published earlier this week, makes for shocking reading. It is [...]

Social Security Scotland – building a benefit system to tackle inequality

July 26th, 2022|Categories: cost of living crisis, Health and Wellbeing, Human Rights, Independence, Mental Health, Parliament, SNP Manifesto|Tags: , , , , |

Last week I read an article in the Daily Record that really rankled with me. It was about the new Social Security Scotland system being [...]

Abortion Care Summit Constructive and Helpful

June 29th, 2022|Categories: Health and Wellbeing, Mental Health|Tags: , |

As the MSP for Glasgow Kelvin, where the Sandyford NHS Clinic is located, I am very concerned by the protests outside healthcare facilities and the [...]

Are you claiming all the benefits you are entitled to?

June 28th, 2022|Categories: cost of living crisis, Health and Wellbeing|Tags: , , , |

Last week I had the pleasure of visiting Advice Direct Scotland in my constituency, where I learned that every year £20 billion of benefits entitlement [...]

Making Scotland Hostile to Trafficking and a Safe Place for Ukrainian Refugees

June 14th, 2022|Categories: Parliament, Refugees, sexual health|Tags: , , , , |

I spoke in this Members' Debate brought to the Parliament by my colleague Bill Kidd MSP. There were many powerful and well informed debates during [...]

First Minister confirms summit on Buffer Zones and Abortion Rights to take place in June

June 10th, 2022|Categories: Glasgow City Council, Mental Health, sexual health|

At First Minister's Questions on 9 June, Nicola Sturgeon repeated her commitment to ending the intimidating protests outside the Sandyford Clinic in Glasgow Kelvin, and [...]

Important Update – Scotrail and Aslef reach agreement to end the train drivers’ industrial action

June 9th, 2022|Categories: Uncategorized|

10.6.22 Update Following constructive talks between Scotrail and Aslef, a new deal has been negotiated which Aslef will recommend to their members next week. As [...]

Women’s Health Minister meets staff at the Sandyford Clinic

May 26th, 2022|Categories: Justice, Mental Health, News, sexual health|Tags: , , |

I am pleased to report that the Women's Health Minister, Maree Todd, visited the Sandyford Clinic and Queen Elizabeth Hospital today to meet staff providing [...]

Race Equality and Anti-Racism in Education – Supplementary Question, 12 May 2022

May 13th, 2022|Categories: Education, Glasgow City Council, Parliament|

In parliament on 12 May Kaukab took the opportunity to ask the Cabinet Secretary a supplementary question on the subject of Race Equality and Anti-Racism in [...]

Statement on Protests at the Sandyford Sexual Health Clinic

May 13th, 2022|Categories: Mental Health, Parliament, sexual health|Tags: , , , , , |

Many constituents have contacted Kaukab about the disturbing reports of noisy and intimidating anti-abortion protestors targeting the Sandyford Clinic in Glasgow Kelvin earlier this week. [...]

Cost of the School Day – speech by Kaukab Stewart MSP on 26.4.22

April 29th, 2022|Categories: Parliament, Uncategorized|Tags: |

Kaukab contributed to the following debate that took place in parliament on 26 April 2022. *S6M-04138 Shirley-Anne Somerville: Reducing the Cost of the School Day [...]

Statement on the UK Government’s Proposal to sending Refugees and Asylum Seekers to Rwanda

April 28th, 2022|Categories: Parliament|

Here is Kaukab's response to the UK Government's asylum policy proposal to send some refugees and asylum seekers to Rwanda for their claims to be [...]

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