Press releases

Glasgow North West MP Carol Monaghan has presented her petition to stop the closure of the Drumchapel Post Office to the House of Commons (Tuesday April 25th 2017). The petition, which was set up after the closure was announced in January, has garnered significant local attention and over 1,000 online and physical signatures. Speaking earlier today in a Westminster Hall ...
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SNP education spokesperson at Westminster, Carol Monaghan MP has said the Budget statement must be the occasion for the UK government to end some of the ‘uncertainties already causing so much anxiety‘ in the higher education sector in Scotland as a direct result of the threatened Tory hard Brexit. Carol Monaghan MP has urged the Chancellor to use his statement ...
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Carol Monaghan MP has today ramped up the campaign to save Drumchapel Post Office from its proposed closure. Monaghan joined Bill Kidd, MSP for Glasgow Anniesland, at the Post Office on Hecla Avenue, speaking to local residents about their concerns over the loss of vital local services. They urged locals to sign the petition, calling upon Post Office Limited to ...
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Glasgow North West MP Carol Monaghan has expressed her support as nearly 2,500 of her constituents have called for President Trump to be prevented from making a state visit to the United Kingdom. The petition comes as an executive order to halt all refugee admissions to the United States and ban citizens from seven Muslim-majority countries from entering came into ...
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PARLIAMENT DEBATES EFFECTS OF LEAVING THE EU ON EDUCATION AND SCIENCE Carol Monaghan MP has said the UK government is jeopardising the future of education and science by failing to provide any certainty for the future of the sector. In a debate in Parliament on 19th December, the SNP's Education spokesperson said that the UK’s decision to leave the European ...
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Carol Monaghan, MP for Glasgow North West, has said that UK government plans to charge taxpayers billions, to make up for lost EU research funding, does not provide a long-term solution to replacing the many benefits UK universities and research institutes could lose as a result of leaving the EU. New figures from the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial ...
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Carol Monaghan MP has visited the Glasgow G13-14 Delivery Office to see first-hand the operation of delivering Christmas post and to pass on season’s greetings to its hardworking staff. Monaghan was shown around the office by Delivery Office Manager, Ross MacDonald, and was introduced to the postmen and women who are pulling out all the stops to sort and deliver ...
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Glasgow North West MP, Carol Monaghan, has reacted with dismay at news that the Department for Work and Pensions is planning to close eight of Glasgow’s Job Centres, including Anniesland in her own constituency. Speaking on the news, Monaghan said: “The Conservative Government are using Glasgow as guinea pigs for their planned cuts. If realised, these closures would have a ...
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Scottish National Party MPs have condemned the UK Government for failing to provide any coherent answers regarding the reintroduction of the post-study work visa to Scotland. At Education Questions at Westminster today, SNP MPs asked Universities Minister Jo Johnson MP when the successful scheme will be extended to Scottish Higher Education institutions, only for him to fail to answer the ...
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MPs Carol Monaghan and Chris Stephens have commented on today's announcement that work on building eight Type 26 frigates will begin at the Scotstoun and Govan shipyards in summer 2017. Monaghan and Stephens, who represent the Scotstoun and Govan shipyards respectively, have worked closely with MSPs Bill Kidd and Humza Yousaf in pressuring the UK Government to ensure that commitments ...
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Carol Monaghan, MP for Glasgow North West, is calling upon her constituents to help reject plans from the Tory government to restrict tax credits to two children and introduce a “medieval” rape clause for vulnerable women who have been raped. Last year, the UK Government announced plans to restrict tax credits to two children and force women to provide evidence ...
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Carol Monaghan, MP for Glasgow North West, has called upon the UK Government to give a solid guarantee that EU nationals can remain in the UK following the "xenophobic rhetoric" heard during the Conservative party conference. During Education Questions this afternoon (Monday 10th October), Monaghan asked the Minister for Schools, Nick Gibb MP, what assessment he has made of the ...
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Carol Monaghan MP is getting behind the roll-out of high-speed broadband in Glasgow North West – where more fibre has recently gone live thanks to the Digital Scotland Superfast Broadband programme. Thousands of households and businesses in Glasgow North West can now access high-speed fibre services through the £410 million Digital Scotland roll-out, with around 300 more premises in Drumchapel ...
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Glasgow North West MP Carol Monaghan has welcomed the withdrawal by J D Wetherspoon of their planning application for an extended beer garden at Esquire House public house on Great Western Road. This was the second such application submitted by the company and was met with concern by local residents. Monaghan liaised closely with other local representatives, Bill Kidd MSP, ...
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Carol Monaghan, MP for Glasgow North West, has responded to data which confirms that Drumchapel North has been identified as one of the ten areas in Scotland with the greatest level of deprivation. The Scottish Index of Multiple Deprivation (SIMD), published every four years, rates almost 7,000 areas in Scotland by standards including income, employability and health. Glasgow has 56 ...
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Glasgow North West MP Carol Monaghan has said that the UK Government’s Higher Education and Research Bill poses a “serious threat” to the international reputation of the UK HE sector in a debate in the House of Commons today (19th July). The Bill proposes to reshape the UK research funding landscape, bringing together the seven Research Councils into one new ...
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Glasgow North West MP Carol Monaghan has called on the UK Government to respect Scotland’s decision against Trident renewal and remove the nuclear weapons from the Clyde. In a vote in the House of Commons last night, 58 of Scotland’s 59 MPs voted against Trident renewal – with Scotland’s only Tory MP David Mundell being the sole proponent. The decision ...
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Carol Monaghan MP has called upon Minister for Universities and Science Jo Johnson MP to stand up for EU nationals studying and working in research in UK universities following Brexit. Speaking during the Science and Technology Select Committee meeting on Wednesday (13th July), Monaghan stressed that the ability of current and potential EU students to live and study in the ...
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Glasgow North West MP Carol Monaghan has asked Prime Minister David Cameron MP to consider joining the SNP, saying he has “done more for Scottish Independence than many of our best activists.” Addressing the Prime Minister during his final Prime Minister’s Questions, Monaghan said: “Between broken vows, Brexit and the likely renewal of weapons of mass destruction on the Clyde, ...
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Glasgow North West MP, Carol Monaghan has highlighted the need to keep the public fully informed of any nuclear incidents. In Tuesday’s (7th June) Science and Technology Select Committee on, ‘Science advice for chemical, biological, radiological or nuclear emergencies (CBRN)’, Carol questioned Christopher Abbott, chairman of the Emergency Planning Society CBRN professional working group and Professor Patrick Regan, Science Area ...
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Glasgow North West MP Carol Monaghan last night voted against the Tory government’s controversial Investigatory Powers Bill at its third reading. Many consider the proposals to be a fundamental attack on civil liberties and Ms Monaghan has been contacted by dozens of concerned constituents. Commenting, Carol Monaghan MP said: “While I support the need to update legislation to take into ...
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Glasgow North West MP Carol Monaghan has spoken out against UK Government plans to academise schools in England, saying that most MPs “wouldn’t make it past the morning interval.” Monaghan, a former secondary school teacher and SNP Westminster Group Leader for Public Services and Education, was speaking during the Queen’s Speech debate on Education, Skills and Training, and said that ...
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Glasgow North West MP Carol Monaghan unveiled a mural created by Glasgow jobseekers with the help of local illustrator Kev Harper on Friday (22nd April). The artist collaborated with four Shaw Trust Scotland clients to come up with their version of the journey a person takes with the employability charity. The mural depicts a jobseeker’s first steps right through until ...
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Glasgow's team of SNP MPs have railed against Chancellor George Osborne's budget, which they say will "condemn the city to a decade of austerity". Team Glasgow highlighted a number of cruel policy announcements in Osborne's budget which will have a detrimental impact on Glaswegians. Glasgow North West MP Carol Monaghan warned that the Chancellor’s budget is devastating for Glasgow’s young ...
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For Scottish Apprenticeship Week, Glasgow North West MP Carol Monaghan has visited The Briggait to see demonstrations of traditional building skills with college and secondary school students. As a keen amateur mason herself, Monaghan observed and took part in stone masonry, and tried out various other skills apprentices are learning. Organised by West College Scotland and Construction Industries Training Board, ...
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Glasgow North West MP Carol Monaghan has warned that the UK Parliament's Investigatory Powers Bill risks undermining the UK’s strongly performing Tech sector because of uncertainties about the costs and security of implementing the new legislation. Today (February 1st), the House of Commons Science and Technology Committee publishes its report into the draft Bill on the operation and regulation of ...
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Written by Robyn Shearer Glasgow North West MP Carol Monaghan attended the re-opening of the British Heart Foundation shop on Dumbarton Road on Monday. The shop, located at 467 Dumbarton Road, was re-opened by researchers from the Centre of Excellence and Professor Rhian Touyz, along with Kelvin MSP Sandra White, Partick West Councillor Feargal Dalton and the Lord Provost. Selling ...
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Glasgow North West MP Carol Monaghan has urged those who objected to a controversial proposal to build a 230 foot gasification plant in Scotstoun to come forward and contribute to an upcoming public hearing. The proposal by WH Malcolm received almost 1000 objections from local residents, prompting Glasgow City Council to defer their decision to a public hearing. A date ...
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Glasgow North West MP Carol Monaghan has spoken out against the UK Government’s plan to axe maintenance grants for the UK’s most disadvantaged students in a debate in the House of Commons on Tuesday (19th January). Monaghan, a former physics teacher and SNP spokesperson for Public Services and Education, had met with officers from the National Union of Students in ...
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Glasgow North West MP Carol Monaghan has said that Scotland could lead a thriving UK space industry in a debate in the House of Commons on Thursday [14th January]. The SNP-led debate came in advance of Major Tim Peake’s spacewalk on Friday [15th January] and follows the announcement in March 2015 of the shortlist of locations for the UK’s first ...
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Glasgow North West MP Carol Monaghan has pitted her wits against teams of primary school pupils in a parliamentary quiz to promote the importance of teaching young people about healthy eating and hydration at an early age. Joined by fellow MPs Rupa Huq and Steve Pound in the quiz, the quiz was chaired by former Blue Peter presenter Helen Skelton ...
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Glasgow North West MP Carol Monaghan has spoken out against the ill-treatment of Palestinian children within the Israeli military detention system following a debate in Parliament today (6thJanuary). Speaking following the Westminster Hall debate on Child Prisoners and Detainees in the Occupied Palestine Territories, Monaghan called upon the UK Government to lobby the Israeli Government to fully implement recommendations made ...
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– Families eligible to 30 hours free childcare cut by a third in England – Parents with disabilities, on zero hours contracts and grandparents not fully addressed in the Childcare Bill Glasgow North West MP Carol Monaghan has called on Education Secretary Nicky Morgan MP to match the Scottish Government’s target of providing 30 hours of free early-years education to ...
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