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
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
Angela Crawley has provided David Cameron with a “checklist” on International Women’s Day, urging him to take action on key issues affecting women. The Lanark and Hamilton East MP has written to the Prime Minister setting out five key areas where the UK government can and should take urgent action to improve the lives of women in … Read moreInternational Women’s Day: Angela Crawley presents David Cameron with checklist.
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 moreThe UK must commit to tackling violence against women
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 moreAngela Crawley raises impact of Housing Benefit changes on refuges and supported accommodation
Lanark and Hamilton East MP Angela Crawley has today marked the beginning of Scottish Apprenticeship Week by welcoming new figures which show that the number of MA starts is almost at of 200,000. The figures, obtained through the independent Scottish Parliament Information Centre, show that across Scotland there have been 186,855 MA starts since 2007. … Read moreAngela Crawley marks Scottish Apprenticeship week