Scotland third in world for women’s political representation

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

CMS: Angela holds productive talks with Minister for Women

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

Vote 100: Angela backs parliamentary anniversary of women’s suffrage

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

Angela Crawley: “Make Government buildings autism friendly.”

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.”

Angela secures debate on Green-Deal Mis-selling

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

Child Maintenance put domestic abuse survivors in danger.

Angela Crawley MP has called on the UK Government to “stop putting domestic abuse survivors at risk” and scrap the 4 per cent “tax on child support” for processing child maintenance payments. The Child Maintenance Service (CMS)  has introduced charges that mean a parent caring for children will be charged a 4 per cent collection … Read moreChild Maintenance put domestic abuse survivors in danger.

Local MP calls for extension to tribunal time-limit

Lanark and Hamilton East MP Angela Crawley last week called on the UK Government to extend the time-limit for a tribunal claim to be submitted from three to six months. Leading for the SNP at Women and Equalities Questions, Angela highlighted the need for a review of the tribunal system’s waiting times in order to … Read moreLocal MP calls for extension to tribunal time-limit