Further closures of key branches by taxpayer-owned RBS are unaccpetable and terrible news for customers in Kilsyth. I have contacted RBS to express my opposition – and both Jamie Hepburn MSP and I will be meeting them soon to take this up.

I have met with Action on Hearing Loss Scotland and have found out more about their Moving On service which offers support to help businesses in Cumbernauld, Kilsyth and Kirkintilloch East to become more accessible and deaf aware for job-seekers or employees who are Deaf or have hearing loss. Moving On, which is funded by … More

Murdoch Sky Bid

Lots of constituents have been in touch regarding Rupert Murdoch’s Sky bid and I share many of the concerns that people have raised with me. This bid from 21st Century Fox would place huge swathes of the UK media in the control of a single family and there are serious concerns about the conduct of … More Murdoch Sky Bid

Having donated generously to refugees located abroad, the people of Cumbernauld will today welcome seven vulnerable Syrian families who have been forced to flee their homes as a result of the violence and horror of the war in Syria. This is a wonderful humanitarian gesture and it’s fantastic that Cumbernauld is playing its part in … More

Today the Home Affairs Committee heard evidence from social media giants Facebook, Twitter and Google as part of our inquiry into hate crime and how we should tackle it. This is a very interesting and important issue – we cannot allow abusive or extremist comments to go unchallenged but there is also a duty to … More

Very concerned that North Lanarkshire Council are planning to re-allocate more than £1million in funding from the Scottish Government away from primary schools in deprived areas. Today’s article in the Herald suggests that the Labour run council have contacted head teachers to demand that over £1.3 from an allocation of £8.8 million is handed over … More

Stuart McDonald MP Welcomes Independence Referendum Announcement

Stuart McDonald MP has added his support for a second referendum on Scottish independence. This comes after the First Minister Nicola Sturgeon, announced that she would seek the approval of the Scottish Parliament to open discussions with the UK government on the details of a section 30 order – the procedure that will enable the … More Stuart McDonald MP Welcomes Independence Referendum Announcement

I am very concerned about reports which suggest that North Lanarkshire Council plan to close the baby room at Kildrum Family Learning Centre. Many of my constituents who rely on the baby room have contacted me directly to highlight just how important this facility is in the local area and expressed concerns that they may … More


  Stuart McDonald, MP for Cumbernauld Kilsyth and Kirkintilloch East, marked International Women’s Day by re-pledging his support for the Women Against State Pension Against Inequality (WASPI) campaign as activists from round the country visited Westminster. UK Government proposals to bring women’s retirement age in line with men’s by 2020 were fast tracked in 2011. … More STUART MCDONALD MP PLEDGES SUPPORT FOR WASPI CAMAIGN