Angela backs bill on tackling unfair sanctions

Lanark and Hamilton East MP Angela Crawley has backed a Private Member’s Bill that seeks to end unfair benefit sanctions. The Benefit Claimants Sanctions (Required Assessment) Bill 2016-17 was introduced last week by Mhairi Black MP and has already won cross-party support from Tory MP Andrew Percy, Labour veteran Dennis Skinner, Plaid Cymru MP Liz … Read moreAngela backs bill on tackling unfair sanctions

One year on: Angela reflects on first year as an MP.

FROM HELPING CONSTITUENTS TO HOLDING GOVERNMENT TO ACCOUNT – MP STANDS UP FOR LANARK AND HAMILTON EAST  Marking one year since her election as the MP for Lanark and Hamilton East, Angela Crawley has said that her party has been the only effective opposition to the UK government and the only party consistently championing Scotland’s … Read moreOne year on: Angela reflects on first year as an MP.

Bowel Cancer Awareness Month: Angela pledges to help charity raise awareness of screening.

As April marks Bowel Cancer Awareness Month, Angela Crawley, MP for Lanark and Hamilton East, is supporting a call by leading research charity Bowel Cancer UK, urging more people to take part in bowel cancer screening and help save lives. Bowel cancer is the second biggest cancer killer in the UK, affecting both men and … Read moreBowel Cancer Awareness Month: Angela pledges to help charity raise awareness of screening.

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