Register to vote ahead of 2023 referendum

Lanark and Hamilton East MP Angela Crawley is backing a drive to encourage people in Scotland to register to vote ahead of the 2023 referendum. The Referendum Bill, published last month, outlines that the franchise will include qualifying foreign nationals and sets the referendum date for 19th October 2023. Commenting, Lanark and Hamilton East MP Angela … Read more

Gap in energy support scheme

Lanark and Hamilton East MP Angela Crawley is urging on the UK Government to ensure that no one loses out on the support of the Energy Bills Support Scheme. A gap in the scheme means that hundreds of UK residents who live in static accommodation within residential parks won’t receive the £400 grant as they are … Read more

50 years of Pride

Lanark and Hamilton East MP Angela Crawley will lead a debate in the House of Commons to celebrate 50 years of Pride in the UK. Supported by 26 MPs from five parties, the debate on Thursday 30th June will give LGBTQIA+ parliamentarians the opportunity to share their experiences and celebrate the wider community across the UK. … Read more

Passport delays

Lanark and Hamilton East MP Angela Crawley is encouraging travellers to check their passports before booking a holiday. Currently, HM Passport Office is taking at least 10 weeks to process passport renewal applications which has left some holiday goers unable to travel despite being prepared and applying in advance. Some countries won’t allow entry if a passport has … Read more

Scouts learn to combat plastic pollution

Carluke Scouts have been learning how to combat plastic pollution as part of their Earth Tribe badge. Last month, the 3rd Carluke Scouts wrote to Lanark and Hamilton East MP Angela Crawley to highlight the problems modern society faces with climate change. Problems with plastic pollution include threats to wildlife and the time that it … Read more

Lanarkshire Carers visit

Lanark and Hamilton East MP Angela Crawley today visited Lanarkshire Carers at Chatelherault Country Park for their Carers Week event. Running from 6th to 12th June, Carers Week is an annual campaign to raise awareness of caring, highlight the challenges unpaid carers face and recognise the contribution they make to families and communities. For 2022, the theme for … Read more

Energy bills higher in Scotland

Households in South Lanarkshire are paying on average £1,684 per year, making it one of the most expensive places in the UK for energy bills. Out of 408 local authorities in Great Britain, South Lanarkshire came out as 77th most expensive. According to data from comparethemarket.com, households in South Lanarkshire are already paying 24.2 per cent more than the price cap that is … Read more

50 years of Pride

Today marks the start of Pride month and one month until the 50th anniversary of the first official UK Gay Pride Rally. To mark the occasion, Lanark and Hamilton East MP Angela Crawley and East Renfrewshire MP Kirsten Oswald have applied to host a debate in the House of Commons where LGBTQIA+ MPs can share … Read more