Angela calls for mandatory Universal Credit Split Payments

  Lanark and Hamilton East MP Angela Crawley has called on the UK Government to make Universal Credit payments to more than one person in a household. Universal credit, the controversial new system being rolled out across the country that combines a series of benefits into one monthly payment, is paid into one single bank … Read moreAngela calls for mandatory Universal Credit Split Payments

Public Meeting: Hamilton’s town centre.

  Hamilton’s MP, MSP and councillors are hosting a public meeting on the future of  the town centre on Thursday the 29th of March at 7pm in Hamilton Town House. The meeting follows the passing of the ‘Hamilton Town Centre Strategy’ by South Lanarkshire Council’s Community and Enterprise Resources Committee. As a result of councillors … Read morePublic Meeting: Hamilton’s town centre.

Petition launch: axe the tax on child support for victims of domestic abuse

The SNP’s Westminster Women and Equalities spokesperson has marked International Women’s Day by launching a petition calling on the UK government to scrap the tax on child support for victims of domestic abuse. The petition highlights that the Child Maintenance Service charges parents for utilising their managed service, and is in place to cut costs … Read morePetition launch: axe the tax on child support for victims of domestic abuse

HAMILTON TOWN CENTRE ACTION PLAN TO GO BEFORE COMMITTEE

Hamilton’s MP and MSP have welcomed the latest development in regenerating Hamilton’s town centre. A report entitled ‘Hamilton Town Centre Strategy and Action Plan and Town Centre Audits’ will go before South Lanarkshire’s Community and Enterprise Resources committee on Tuesday the 6th of March. Included in the report are a number of initiatives to regenerate … Read moreHAMILTON TOWN CENTRE ACTION PLAN TO GO BEFORE COMMITTEE

Fairtrade fortnight: 6 in 10 Scots buy fair trade regularly.

A majority of Scots regularly buy Fairtrade products, with 60% of consumers choosing Fairtrade at least once a month. The figures, compiled by the Scottish Fair Trade Forum, were welcomed by SNP MP Angela Crawley as Fairtrade Fortnight begins. Fairtrade Fortnight, which runs from 26th Feb to 11th March, is a national celebration of the … Read moreFairtrade fortnight: 6 in 10 Scots buy fair trade regularly.

Scotland third in world for women’s political representation

Scotland is the third best country in the world for women’s political representation, according to figures compiled by the Scottish Parliament Information Centre (SPICe). The World Economic Forum’s Global Gender Gap Report 2017 measures political empowerment by the number of women in parliament, in ministerial office and as head of government over time – with … Read moreScotland third in world for women’s political representation

CMS: Angela holds productive talks with Minister for Women

Lanark and Hamilton East MP Angela Crawley this week held ‘productive’ talks with the Minister for Women, Victoria Atkins. The meeting was held following Ms Crawley’s campaign to remove the 4% collection charge on child maintenance payments for victims of domestic abuse. At the meeting, Angela called on the Government to use the upcoming legislation … Read moreCMS: Angela holds productive talks with Minister for Women

Vote 100: Angela backs parliamentary anniversary of women’s suffrage

Angela Crawley MP is backing a year-long programme of events organised by the UK Parliament to mark 100 years since the 1918 Representation of the People Act, which gave all men and some women the vote for the first time. The Vote 100 programme includes a wide range of events and activities commemorating the women … Read moreVote 100: Angela backs parliamentary anniversary of women’s suffrage