Angela welcomes tribunal fees judgement

The Scottish National Party has welcomed the Supreme Court ruling that employment tribunal fees, introduced by the Tory-Lib Dem government in 2013, are unlawful. SNP MPs strongly opposed the introduction of fees at Westminster, and the SNP committed to abolish them in Scotland when the administration of employment tribunals is transferred to the Scottish Government later … Read more

Gender Pay Gap at the BBC

Angela Crawley MP for Lanark and Hamilton East has criticised the BBC’s gender disparity in its recent release of salaries. Last week the BBC made public the pay of stars earning more than £150,000 – more than two thirds of whom are male. This is the first time the BBC has ever publicly released such … Read more

Summer Surgery Tour

Lanark and Hamilton East MP Angela Crawley will be visiting residents across the constituency during her week-long Summer Surgery Tour which begins on Monday 24 July. The tour, which takes place during the UK Parliament summer recess, has been set up to allow residents of Uddingston, Quarter, Braidwood, Kirkfieldbank, Carnwath, Carstairs, Tarbrax, Forth, Netherburn and … Read more

Angela challenges Government record on food banks

Angela Crawley MP for Lanark and Hamilton East has challenged the UK Government over its record on food banks following a report that food bank use reached a new record high in 2016/17, with over 1.18 million three-day emergency food supplies given out in the past year across the country. The report, jointly published by … Read more

Angela backs Credit Union furnishing scheme

Lanark and Hamilton East MP Angela Crawley this week backed a new rent-to-own scheme piloted by Lanarkshire Credit Union. Rent-to-own requires a consumer to pay a small amount each week, spread over a few years, and at the end of the payment period own the item. The current market is said to exploit low paid … Read more

Angela to host social security advice event

Lanark and Hamilton East MP Angela Crawley will host a social security advice event at the Larkhall & District Volunteer Group on 14 July between 10am and 12noon. In preparation for the roll out of Universal Credit, and to assist constituents with the ongoing welfare reforms, Angela has teamed up with the Citizens Advice Bureau … Read more

Angela lodges objection to waste plant.

Lanark and Hamilton East MP Angela Crawley has today (Friday, June 30) lodged an objection to the proposed waste processing plant at Whistleberry Road, Hamilton. The local MP cited the proximity to a residential site, the detrimental impact to the local community and the potential adverse effect of historical sites nearby, as reasons for her … Read more

Barnett rules must apply to DUP deal

Angela Crawley MP for Lanark and Hamilton East has written to the Secretary of State for Scotland to demand Barnett formula rules apply to Scotland following the Tory deal with the DUP. Theresa May has signed £1.5 billion funding to Northern Ireland in exchange for DUP support for her weakened government – and under Barnett … Read more

First speech of the new Parliament

Lanark and Hamilton East MP Angela Crawley has continued her record of speaking out against the Tories, making her first speech in the new parliament this week (Thursday), calling on the UK Government to stop its obsessions on austerity. Ms Crawley spoke as the SNP’s front bench spokesperson in the Housing and Social Security section … Read more