This week I am joining colleagues in highlighting some of the most appalling cuts we have seen under this Tory Government – many of which were introduced by the Welfare Reform and Work Act 2016. One that doesn’t get mentioned much is the benefit cap, possibly because it was previously introduced by the Welfare Reform … Read moreThe Benefit Cap must go.
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’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
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.
Angela Crawley MP is set to host a specialist Social Security Surgery to help constituents resolve issues with the Department of Work and Pensions. The Surgery will take place from 10am to 12 noon on the 23rd of February in the Eddlewood hall. The Lanark and Hamilton East MP is joining with local organisations to … Read moreHamilton Social Security Surgery
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
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
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
Lanark and Hamilton East MP Angela Crawley has called on the UK Government to make government buildings more autism friendly. The local MP made the case in a Westminster Hall debate last week, citing the experience of an autistic constituent when attending a Jobcentre. Angela has campaigned for greater autism awareness for a number of … Read moreAngela Crawley: “Make Government buildings autism friendly.”
Lanark and Hamilton East MP Angela Crawley has secured a Westminster Hall debate on Green Deal Mis-selling next Tuesday(Feb 6). The MP has been campaigning for justice for her constituents that purchased solar panels and home insulation at inflated prices as part of the UK Government’s Green Deal scheme. The campaign comes after the liquidation … Read moreAngela secures debate on Green-Deal Mis-selling