THE UK Government’s decision to close Port Glasgow jobcentre should be cancelled, an MSP said yesterday. 

West of Scotland Green Party man Ross Greer has written to the new Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, David Gauke, telling him the plan is ‘senseless and harmful’.

Mr Greer said: “The Tories have an opportunity to reflect on why voters denied them a majority, and ditch their plan to punish those in society who need the most support.

“Many jobseekers receive so little in support that they cannot afford the bus or train.

“Staff will also be affected by these hugely disruptive changes, forcing them to pay the price of a Westminster government obsessed with austerity.”