SNP candidate Stuart McMillan has hailed 3,000 new homes built in Inverclyde in the last decade - and promised more to come.

Mr McMillan says his party is committed to more social housing like the Slaemuir development.

He said: "Locally, nearly 3,000 new homes have been built under the SNP, which includes 1,403 housing association homes in areas like Slaemuir, Larkfield and at James Watt Dock.

“The SNP’s record on affordable housing stands head and shoulders above that of other parties – with only six council homes delivered during Labour’s last stint in office.

“In the last term, our investment was three times higher than the UK on a per-capita basis – and in each of the last two financial years we’ve actually delivered a greater number of social rented properties in Scotland than across the whole of England.

“If re-elected, as part of our 20-year housing strategy we’ll deliver 100,000 affordable homes over the next decade, and the £3.5bn we will invest during this parliament will support an estimated 14,000 jobs a year.

“We will also invest £1.6bn over the next parliament to decarbonise the way we heat our homes and other buildings – reducing emissions, tackling fuel poverty and creating new jobs.

“When we first came to office, the SNP inherited a situation of chronic underinvestment in social housing – but our action on housing has shown our commitment to rectifying this issue."