Emergency energy payment is needed

Lanark and Hamilton East MP Angela Crawley is urging the UK Government to introduce an emergency energy payment for low-income families – as fuel poverty charities back the measure. Hundreds of families in Lanark and Hamilton East could face the choice between heating or eating this winter if the UK government fails to introduce a new payment … Read more

Local Nature Reserves to be created

Lanark and Hamilton East MP Angela Crawley has welcomed proposals from South Lanarkshire Council to create new Local Nature Reserves (LNRs). Last week, the council’s planning committee approved plans to establish 16 new LNRs across the region including eight which are wholly or partly within Lanark and Hamilton East. LNRs are areas of natural heritage that are locally important. They combine protection of … Read more

Sign up to Pregnancy Loss Pledge

Lanark and Hamilton East MP Angela Crawley is encouraging businesses and workplaces to sign up to the Miscarriage Association’s Pregnancy Loss Pledge. By taking the pledge, employers are committing to introducing pregnancy-related leave, creating a supportive work environment and to have a policy or guidance in place. The pledge sets a new pregnancy loss standard … Read more

Assurance sought from M&S

MP for Lanark and Hamilton East Angela Crawley as well as MSP for Hamilton, Larkhall & Stonehouse Christina McKelvie and the Council Leader for South Lanarkshire John Ross have met with Marks & Spencer (M&S) to seek reassurances around the transfer of their Regent Centre store to a new location in Hamilton Retail Park. At … Read more

Thousands will lose out from Universal Credit cuts

Almost one-third of households in Lanark and Hamilton East receiving Universal Credit will have their income slashed by 20% when the callous Tory cut goes ahead today, according to new figures. Across Scotland, the average household reduction will be 12%, and some households in the will see the amount of Universal Credit they are entitled to reduce to £0. Around … Read more

Affordable housing commitment welcomed

Lanark and Hamilton East MP Angela Crawley has welcomed plans to build more than 2,200 new council homes.  On Wednesday 29th September South Lanarkshire Council’s housing and technical resources committee approved the Strategic Housing Investment Plan for 2022 to 2027.  Across the region 2,266 new affordable homes will be built over the next five years – including 861 in the Hamilton area and 241 in Clydesdale.  This forms part … Read more

Job support needed

Lanark and Hamilton East MP Angela Crawley is calling on the UK Government to do more to support people who have lost their jobs as a result of the Covid-19 pandemic. Statistics published by the House of Commons Library last week have highlighted that almost 1,000 more people in Lanark and Hamilton East are out … Read more

M&S closure concerns

Lanark and Hamilton East MP Angela Crawley and Hamilton, Larkhall and Stonehouse MSP Christina McKelvie are calling on Marks and Spencer to reconsider plans to close their Regent Way store in Hamilton. M&S have recently confirmed their intention to close the store as they prepare to open a new outlet in the former Watt Brothers … Read more