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MSP supports UofG’s carbon neutrality commitment in Scottish Parliament

3rd December 2021

MSP Kaukab Stewart lodged a motion in Scottish Parliament to recognise and support the University of Glasgow’s commitment to achieving carbon neutrality by 2030. On Monday 15 November, Kaukab Stewart, the Member of the Scottish Parliament for Glasgow Kelvin (SNP), lodged a parliamentary motion promoting UofG’s “Glasgow Green” report, which outlines the university’s pledge to ...


Local MSP Kaukab Stewart speaks out about foetal alcohol spectrum disorder

17th October 2021

Members of the Scottish Parliament brought attention to the preventable disorder which can cause learning disability in children. On 23 September local MSP for Glasgow Kelvin, Kaukab Stewart, spoke in a members debate on the subject of foetal alcohol spectrum disorder (FASD). FASD is the leading known preventable cause of learning disability worldwide. It affects ...


Scottish Labour in row over GUU monarchy debate

21st September 2021

Scottish Labour confronted by Tories after MSPs debated abolition of the monarchy for a Freshers’ Week event Two Scottish Labour MSPs have sparked controversy after arguing for the abolition of the monarchy last Friday at the GUU’s Freshers’ show debate. This prompted a response from Scottish Tories who believed this to be a genuine reflection ...


Kaukab Stewart wins Glasgow Kelvin constituency

8th May 2021

Kaukab Stewart is the first woman of colour to be elected to the Scottish parliament. Kaukab Stewart has been elected as Glasgow Kelvin’s new MSP. Stewart won the constituency with 14,535 votes, increasing the SNP’s share of the vote in the constituency by 1.8% from 2016. Kaukab Stewart is the first woman of colour to ...


GUU Debating held hustings for local MSP candidates

5th May 2021

Candidates discussed gender-based violence, more support for students and changes to the healthcare system post-Covid. GUU Debating hosted a hustings on Wednesday 28 April which saw local candidates for the upcoming Scottish parliamentary election questioned by students. Issues of gender-based violence, tenancy and Covid-19 recovery were raised, and the all-important question of Scotttish Independ...


MSP Sandra White backs Kaukab Stewart as her successor

5th November 2020

If she wins the election, Stewart will be the first woman of colour to be a representative in the Scottish Parliament. Local MSP Sandra White has backed candidate Kaukab Stewart to be her successor in the May 2021 Scottish Parliament Election. Should she win, Stewart would make history as the first woman of colour to ...


Local MSP Sandra White calls for rethink on replacing furlough scheme

12th October 2020

Her statement comes as businesses warn of job losses coming this Christmas. Sandra White, Scottish National party MSP for Glasgow Kelvin, has released a statement on her official website criticising the UK government on its decision to withdraw the furlough scheme on 31 October. Her criticism comes amid announcements from companies in Glasgow Kelvin warning ...


John Smith Parliamentary internship open for 2021 candidates

9th October 2020

The programme targets students from BAME and disadvantaged backgrounds, to shadow a local MSP in their work for 10 weeks. The University of Glasgow’s John Smith Centre has opened applications for its 2021 Scottish Parliamentary Internship Programme.  The centre, created in 2014 to promote and celebrate vocations in public service, is entering its fourth year ...


Sandra White to stand-down as local MSP at Holyrood

29th August 2020

White has represented Glasgow Kelvin since 2011, and was a regional MSP for Glasgow since the first election to the Scottish Parliament in 1999. Local Member of Scottish Parliament (MSP), Sandra White, has announced she will be resigning as MSP for Glasgow Kelvin at next year’s Scottish Parliamentary election.  White revealed the announcement during a ...