Patrick Grady

Patrick Grady, SNP MP for Glasgow North, has been appointed as SNP Westminster Spokesperson on International Development, as part of the SNP Group's Foreign Affairs team which will be led by Alex Salmond MP.

Commenting, Patrick Grady said: "Global poverty and climate change are the greatest challenges of our time. The SNP wants to see people in Scotland play their part in brining about an end to poverty and hunger, and protecting our brothers and sisters around the world from the impacts of climate change - and I know people across Glasgow North feel the same.

"I'm looking forward to working as part of the SNP's Westminster Foreign Affairs team, promoting, as Alex Salmond has said, a vision that is pro-Europe, pro-developing countries, and against military adventurism."

Patrick Grady, newly-elected SNP MP for Glasgow North has announced details of his first advice surgery for constituents.  The surgery will be held in the Maryhill Burgh Halls, Gairbraid Avenue, at 3.00pm on Saturday 16th May.

A surgery is an opportunity for local residents to meet directly with their Member of Parliament, discuss issues affecting them and ask for representations to be made on their behalf.   Patrick Grady will be joined at the surgery by SNP MSP for Glasgow, Bob Doris.  The surgery will operate on a drop-in basis until 4.00pm.  Constituents wishing to make an appointment within this time can email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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SNP MPs to make Scotland's voice heard and be strong voice for progressive politics

Patrick Grady, SNP Candidate for Glasgow North, has welcomed the publication of the SNP’s manifesto as a blueprint for a stronger voice for Scotland at Westminster – and for more progressive politics to benefit people across the UK.

The manifesto – launched on 20th April – sets out the SNP’s plans to put an end to the austerity cuts which are hurting people across AREA and to invest at least an £140bn more in our public services, including an additional £9.5bn in the NHS.

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SNP plans to create more jobs and promote fair work

SNP Candidate for Glasgow North, Patrick Grady, has welcomed the launch of the SNP’s Jobs Manifesto – setting out how SNP MPs will support the creation of more and better paid jobs in Scotland and across the UK.

Launched by Deputy First Minister, John Swinney MSP, the Jobs Manifesto makes clear that the SNP will:

  • Force an end to Tory-Labour austerity cuts and support a modest public spending increase of 0.5 per cent to enable investment in jobs and public services
  • Support an increase in infrastructure investment, including pushing for HS2 to connect to Scotland with a high speed connection between Glasgow, Edinburgh and the north of England
  • Further support small businesses by continuing the SNP’s Small Business Bonus - currently benefitting 96,265 businesses in Scotland – and seeking to ensure small businesses are paid on time by pushing for prompt payment measures to be put into law
  • Make the strong case for Scotland to remain part of the EU to ensure our businesses continue to benefit from free trade with our European friends and allies
  • Increase the minimum wage to £8.70 per hour by 2020 to ensure that a fair day’s work is always rewarded with a fair day’s pay
  • Support an increase in the work allowance – helping those in work benefit from their earnings and tackling the scourge of in-work poverty
  • Encourage the UK Government to work cooperatively with business and employee organisations to boost industrial relations and bring about progressive workplace policies to boost our economy
  • Put an end to exploitative zero hours contracts
  • Deliver a further boost for childcare from 16 to 30 hours per week by the end of the next Scottish Parliament – saving just under £2,000 per child per year and allowing more parents to get back into work

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The SNP has called for local people to join the campaign for Scotland to gain increased welfare powers so that more can be done to tackle child poverty in Glasgow North.

Figures published by End Child Poverty show that 29.44% of children in the Glasgow North constituency live in poverty after housing costs are taken into account.

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The announcement of further funding for Glasgow to deliver programmes that support young people into a job has been hailed as a move to build on the strong progress Scotland is already making.

Glasgow City Council will receive £692,850 to support the implementation of recommendations made by the Commission for Developing Scotland’s Young Workforce in their blueprint published last year.

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Four nation consent amendment 'vital' to Scotland's interests

The SNP candidate for Glasgow North, Patrick Grady, has pledged to always stand up for Scotland’s place in Europe if elected – and to be a strong voice against the Euro-hostile agenda at Westminster.

While the prospect of an in/out referendum being called by Westminster is growing increasingly likely , polling has repeatedly shown that people in Scotland support EU membership and are in favour of the SNP’s plan to table an amendment to any future EU referendum bill for a ‘four nation consent’ – to ensure Scotland isn’t dragged out of Europe against its will.

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