Lanark and Hamilton East MP Angela Crawley has welcomed news tonight that a deal has been reached with the European Commission that will see an end to the ‘tampon tax’. Since her election in May, Angela has campaigned for an end to the 5% luxury rate on the basis the tampons are an essential item. Most recently, Angela … Read more‘Tampon Tax’ scrapped
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
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
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
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
Today we celebrate International Women’s Day, an opportunity to celebrate great women and also to reflect on what more we can do as parliamentarians. It is true that there are more women in Parliament today than ever before, which is primarily why it is incumbent on us to take this opportunity to ensure equality across … Read moreInternational Women’s Day speech
Women’s rights are human rights. A line that is often repeated and sometimes taken for granted. This week, on Tuesday March 8 we marked International Women’s Day. A day that should give us the opportunity to further reflect on where women are in society and where we are going. The reason it is an important … Read moreHamilton Advertiser Column: Women’s rights are human rights.
Lanark and Hamilton East MP Angela Crawley this week commended both ‘The Street’ and the ‘No Knives Better Lives’ campaigns in a Parliamentary debate on Gangs and Serious Youth Violence. The local MP urged MPs from all parties to consider how similar educational projects could be rolled out across the UK, saying: “No Knives Better Lives … Read moreSouth Lanarkshire anti-knife crime campaigns commended in Parliament.
Angela Crawley MP this week raised concerns about barriers for refugees coming to the UK in a Westminster debate. Specifically, the Lanark and Hamilton East MP raised concerns about the immigration powers in the Crime and Policing Bill, which could compromise the EU refugee convention should the legislation be passed. During the debate, Angela said: “Article 33 of the … Read moreAngela raises concerns for refugees in Crime and Policing Bill debate
I welcome the opportunity to speak in today’s debate and share the sentiments of the Secretary of State in recognising the 10-year anniversary of the events in Dunblane. In Scotland, we have seen a record reduction in the number of crimes committed in the past 40 years, and violent crime is down by almost 50%. … Read morePolicing and Crime Bill speech.