Jo critiques Police Scotland’s disproportionate use of stop and search

Local MP Jo Swinson has submitted responses to Police Scotland’s review of the use of stop and search. Jo criticises the disproportionate use of the tactic, particularly its use on children and teenagers, and recommends that Police Scotland be accountable to Parliament.

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Local towns dubbed Scotland’s most desirable postcodes

Torrance, Lenzie, Milngavie and Bearsden have been named in the top 10 most desirable postcodes in Scotland according to a study commissioned by the Royal Mail. The study by the Centre for Economic and Business Research also looked at employment prospects and affordable housing. 

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Jo welcomes £905 tax cut for East Dunbartonshire residents

Working people in East Dunbartonshire will benefit from a £905 income tax cut by 2018 thanks to a flagship Liberal Democrat Budget policy, Jo said today.

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Jo congratulates local winners of Scottish Youth Parliament vote

Local MP Jo Swinson has congratulated the young politicians elected to represent Strathkelvin & Bearsden and Clydebank & Milngavie in the Scottish Youth Parliament.

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Workers in East Dunbartonshire set to benefit from record minimum wage increase

1100 people in East Dunbartonshire will see a boost to their pay packet from October this year, thanks to Liberal Democrats in government.

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Jo's speech to Spring Conference

In her speech to Spring Conference, Liberal Democrat Minister for Women and Equalities  Jo Swinson puts violence against women and girls in context of wider cultural stereotyping and media sexism.

She also celebrates victory over Tories on equal pay but reveals for the first time their efforts to block media sexism review and says Lib Dem record electing women MPs is not good enough, but strong female candidates will win in 2015.

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Jo praises local apprenticeship scheme

Jo Swinson MP for East Dunbartonshire visited construction apprentices at the Carillion training centre in Bishopbriggs last week to hear how apprentices can ‘earn-while-they-learn’ and gain first-hand experience of working in the industry.

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Childcare postcode lottery a sorry state of affairs - Jo

Local MP Jo Swinson is calling on the SNP Government to end the postcode lottery that local parents face due to significant differences in childcare costs between local authorities in Scotland. A study by Family and Childcare Trust shows that costs may vary by as much as £2600 per year between East Dunbartonshire and neighbouring local authorities.

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Scottish Government need to show commitment to mental health - Jo

East Dunbartonshire MP Jo Swinson backed a Scottish Liberal Democrat debate at Holyrood yesterday that called on the SNP to step up and take action to address problems such as the shortage of CAMHS beds for young patients. Liberal Democrats warned that mental health services in Scotland are facing multiple crises as a result of the failure of the SNP government to adequately support services.

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Stalled Spaces initiative could breathe new life into Morrisons site - Jo

Local MP Jo Swinson has suggested that the vacant Morrisons site is submitted as a Stalled Spaces project.  Stalled Spaces is an initiative aimed at bringing derelict and vacant land back in to temporary use to benefit communities

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