ShareThis

.

.

14 June 2019

MSPs Back Affordable Homes Figures for North-East

Figures have revealed more than 2,000 affordable homes have been delivered in Aberdeenshire since 2007.
It comes after statistics were published which show there were more than 9,500 affordable homes delivered in 2018-19 – an increase of 12% on the previous year.

The figures have been welcomed by Aberdeenshire East MSP Gillian Martin and Banffshire and Buchan Coast MSP Stewart Stevenson.

A total of 2,383 affordable homes were delivered in Aberdeenshire, which included 1,578 for social rent since 2007.

Commenting, Gillian Martin MSP and Stewart Stevenson MSP said:

“These figures show the Scottish Government’s commitment to building affordable and social housing.

“Providing affordable homes is a crucial part of the SNP’s aim to create a fairer Scotland, and improve communities through inclusive growth.

“We know that these developments make a real difference to people’s lives. For many, a home is more than bricks and mortar, but a sense of identity and belonging.”

Local MSP Visits Dales Park School

Banffshire & Buchan Coast MSP Stewart Stevenson visited Dales Park Primary School last week following an invitation to be questioned by pupils in connection with a school project on the workings of the Scottish Parliament.
Teacher Lynsey Telford
Pupils from Dales Park Primary School
Stewart Stevenson MSP
In an hour-long session, the MSP fielded questions on a range of issues, from what duties an MSP has, to queries about parliamentary procedure. A lively discussion was initiated Mr Stevenson invited the pupils to suggest what legislation they would want to introduce if they were members of the Scottish Parliament.

Commenting on his visit, Mr Stevenson remarked:

“I was delighted by the level of interest being shown by these young children, and the questions which they posed.

“As always, when I visit schools in my constituency, I leave feeling confident that the future of Scotland will be in good hands. As an MSP, it is my duty to ensure that we hand it over to them in the best possible state, and that belief is one which motivates me on a daily basis”

12 June 2019

MSP Says New Bill Will "Make a Real Difference" in North-East

Banffshire and Buchan Coast MSP Stewart Stevenson has given his backing to the Scottish Government’s Fuel Poverty Bill.

It comes after it was passed unanimously by MSPs this week.

Under the plans no more than 5% of households in Scotland will be in fuel poverty by 2040.

It will ensure families who struggle to heat their homes are given the right support.

By the end of 2021, the SNP Government will have invested more than £1billion to tackle fuel poverty and improve the energy efficiency of Scottish houses.

Commenting, Stewart Stevenson MSP said:

“The SNP is fully committed to tackling fuel poverty across Scotland – this world-leading legislation will go a long way in helping to support low income households here in the North-East.

“This bill is designed to work for everyone regardless of where in Scotland they live. Scotland is now among only a handful of European nations to have legally defined fuel poverty – linking the definition to household incomes and the higher cost of living in rural and island areas.

“The Fuel Poverty Bill is a massive step in tackling fuel poverty and will help make a real difference to the lives of thousands of people in Aberdeenshire.”

Stewart Stevenson
does not gather, use or
retain any cookie data.

  © Blogger templates The Professional Template by Ourblogtemplates.com 2008

Back to TOP