Lanark and Hamilton East MP Angela Crawley has spoken in Parliament about the plight of unaccompanied child refugees – and has called on the UK Government to take in an extra 3,000 lone children from refugee camps. Ms Crawley drew on her personal experience of the refugee crisis, having visited the Refugee camps at Calais … Read moreAngela speaks up for refugee children in Westminster
Lanark and Hamilton East MP and member of the Women and Equalities Select Committee, Angela Crawley, has today called on the Government to take more action to reduce the gender pay-gap. The Local MP’s call for action comes after the Women and Equalities Select Committee published a report into the pay-gap across the UK. The … Read moreGender Pay Gap report published
Lanark and Hamilton East MP Angela Crawley has welcomed news tonight that a deal has been reached with the European Commission that will see an end to the ‘tampon tax’. Since her election in May, Angela has campaigned for an end to the 5% luxury rate on the basis the tampons are an essential item. Most recently, Angela … Read more‘Tampon Tax’ scrapped
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
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 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 moreAngela Crawley backs campaign to reduce gender pay-gap in rural areas
Here is Angela Crawley’s 15 from ’15: 1) Where were you born and raised? Born and raised in Hamilton. Lived there my entire life. 2) What did you want to be when you were 16? I wanted to be a modern studies teacher, to teach other people about politics. I loved modern studies, and my … Read moreInterview with Huffington Post – Angela Crawley’s 15 from 15.
Lanark and Hamilton East MP Angela Crawley is today highlighting the availability of free financial help and advice from independent charity, The Scottish Gas Energy Trust (SGET) as well as Scottish Gas and StepChange Debt Charity. SGET provides grants to help pay off gas and electricity debts and to purchase energy efficient white goods such … Read moreAngela Crawley highlights energy bill support