The UK must commit to tackling violence against women

Angela Crawley is continuing her call for the UK government to commit to tackling violence against women and ratify the European Council’s Istanbul Convention which will legislate for a series of coordinated measures to ensure cooperation between Government, local authorities and charities. The Scottish National Party spokesperson for Women and Equalities, has urged the UK government to stop … Read more

Angela Crawley raises impact of Housing Benefit changes on refuges and supported accommodation

Lanark and Hamilton East MP Angela Crawley has written to the Minister in charge of Welfare Reform seeking assurance that supported accommodation will be exempt from the proposed housing benefit changes. The local MP has asked Lord Freud for urgent clarification around the proposal which would set the housing element of benefit claims to Local Housing Allowance … Read more

Early Day Motion: Coalyard Project

Early day motion 1145 COALYARD PROJECT Primary sponsor: Angela Crawley MP     That this House congratulates the Larkhall community for its successful campaign to save the Coalyard tearoom and laundry from South Lanarkshire Council’s proposed cuts; understands that the Larkhall Community Council collected 5,885 signatures on a petition opposing the decision to cut this … Read more

Lanark and Hamilton East businesses recognised as some of the fastest growing and most dynamic in the UK

Lanark and Hamilton East MP Angela Crawley has today welcomed the news that both Borders Biscuits and Q-Mass LTD have been listed as two of the 56 fastest growing Small to Medium Sized Enterprises in Scotland. New research from the London Stock Exchange also found that the Scottish companies in their ‘1,000 Companies to Inspire … Read more

Angela Crawley highlights additional funding for those affected by recent flooding

Lanark and Hamilton East MP Angela Crawley has today highlighted additional funding for those that suffered the effects of the recent floods. Foundation Scotland launched a Flood Recovery Appeal on 8th January, raising funds to directly support individuals and families affected. In addition, funding is available for community organisations working hard to provide services in … Read more

Angela Crawley backs campaign to reduce gender pay-gap in rural areas

Lanark and Hamilton East MP Angela Crawley has today backed a new campaign to tackle the gender gap in employment in rural areas. The campaign follows fresh statistics from the Scottish Parliament Information Centre (SPICe) showing the gender gap is more pronounced across rural areas in Scotland than in the nation as a whole. The … Read more