Angela nominated for Icon Award

Angela Crawley MP for Lanark & Hamilton East has been shortlisted for the Icon Awards Politician of the Year Award – for the third year running. The awards are held to recognise individuals for their work to encourage inclusivity and diversity in Scotland. Ms Crawley has been campaigning for equality at Westminster since her election … Read more

No backsliding on FOBT review.

Angela Crawley MP has warned the UK government against turning their backs on a review into FOBTs which was announced last year – after reports emerged that Chancellor Philip Hammond wants to keep the machines that have been labelled the ‘crack cocaine of gambling’. The UK government pledged a review into FOBTs last year – … Read more

Angela backs calls to scrap benefits freeze.

Angela Crawley MP for Lanark and Hamilton East has called for an end to the cap on working age benefits. Backing the Poverty Alliance campaign, Ms Crawley has attacked the decision by Theresa May’s government to freeze the majority of benefits eligible for people of working age until the end of the current UK Parliament. … Read more

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