Carluke Jobs Fair

Lanark and Hamilton East MP Angela Crawley has today announced plans to host a Jobs Fair in Carluke Lifestyles Centre. The event will take place on Friday the 27th of May, between 10am and 2pm, with employers, representatives from both colleges and universities, skills agencies and advice organisations. The event is targeted at the unemployed, … Read moreCarluke Jobs Fair

Blog: Unless more is done, the Gender-Pay Gap will continue.

The Women and Equalities Committee this week published its report on the gender pay gap – and we are calling on the Government to face facts and take further action. Despite the Equal Pay Act coming into force 45 years ago, women still earn less than men in Britain today. The difference in pay between … Read moreBlog: Unless more is done, the Gender-Pay Gap will continue.

Angela nominates Borders Biscuits as Responsible Business Champion

Lanark and Hamilton East MP Angela Crawley has today nominated Lanark based Borders Biscuits to be the Parliamentary Responsible Business Champion.  The All-Party Parliamentary Corporate Responsibility Group presents an annual award for responsible business practice to recognise companies which go beyond mere compliance with legal and contractual obligations to support their local communities. The award … Read moreAngela nominates Borders Biscuits as Responsible Business Champion

Call for nominations ahead of South Lanarkshire Volunteer Awards ceremony

Lanark and Hamilton East MP Angela Crawley has called on her constituents to nominate a volunteer deserving of recognition ahead of the South Lanarkshire Volunteer Awards ceremony. The volunteer awards up for grabs include: ‘Volunteer of the Year,’ ‘Young Volunteer of the Year,’ ‘Long-serving Volunteer of the Year,’ ‘Environmental Volunteer of the Year,’ and ‘Trustee/Committee … Read moreCall for nominations ahead of South Lanarkshire Volunteer Awards ceremony

Angela welcomes employment rise in Lanark and Hamilton East

Lanark and Hamilton East MP Angela Crawley has today welcome the news from the House of Commons Library that unemployment in Lanark and Hamilton East has fallen by 353 since February 2015. Labour Market figures, produced by the Office of National Statistics also show overall employment rates for Scotland up to 74.5% over the quarter … Read moreAngela welcomes employment rise in Lanark and Hamilton East

Tax Credits vote condemned by Lanark and Hamilton East MP

Lanark and Hamilton East MP has criticised the manner in which the UK Government has changed Tax Credits legislation. This week MPs voted on a Statutory Instrument – a mechanism used to amend existing legislation – put forward by the UK government which lowered the threshold for the amount of income a person can earn … Read moreTax Credits vote condemned by Lanark and Hamilton East MP

Lanark Gazette Column: How far we have yet to travel

Last week marked International Women’s Day. Every year it gives us an opportunity to celebrate women’s achievements around the world – to take stock of how far we have come together, and how far we have yet to travel. Gender equality in its simplest form is supported by almost everyone. The idea that men and … Read moreLanark Gazette Column: How far we have yet to travel

Angela backs campaign to save the Whitehill Library

Lanark and Hamilton East MP Angela Crawley has today backed the calls from Whitehill residents to save the local Library. Whitehill Library has been earmarked for closure by South Lanarkshire Council and is due to shut on 2nd April this year. Local library users have set up an online petition calling for council leader, Eddie McAvoy … Read moreAngela backs campaign to save the Whitehill Library