Angela and Christina welcome town centre regeneration

Angela Crawley MP and Christina McKelvie MSP have this week welcomed over £800,000 in funding from the Scottish Government and South Lanarkshire Council intended to regenerate Hamilton town centre. The investment will help turn the old Hamilton Advertiser building, the derelict Vogue Cinema site and the vacant Poundstretcher store in to modern social housing. In … Read more

ASDA staff deserve better

Changes to staff contracts at Asda will result in 3,000 employees across the UK facing a pay cut, says MP Angela Crawley. Asda are proposing to move all hourly-paid retail staff onto new contracts that will see them earn a higher basic pay but lose their entitlement to paid breaks. It will also shorten night … Read more

Angela backs #StayInScotland campaign

Lanark and Hamilton East MP Angela Crawley has backed the Scottish Government’s #StayInScotland campaign. The campaign, set up by the First Minister, is encouraging EU Nationals to remain in Scotland after the UK leaves the European Union. The Scottish Government has also announced package of support for European citizens that will consist of: £250,000 for … Read more

Change in approach needed to tackle drug problem

Following a visit to Frankfurt and Lisbon with the Health Select Committee, Angela Crawley has backed a change in approach to tackling drug addiction. The Parliamentary delegation evaluated the drug policies in both Germany and Portugal who have introduced different measures to tackling addiction. In Germany they legalised safe-consumption rooms and Portugal decriminalised drugs. The … Read more

2019 Summer Surgery Tour

A summer surgery tour will be held across Lanark and Hamilton East next week by local MP, Angela Crawley. Ms Crawley will be touring villages in her constituency during the week of the 22nd of July. Residents are invited to meet Ms Crawley personally during the tour to discuss any issues they may have. The … Read more

Hamilton Jobs Fair is a success

On Friday 5th July local politicians Angela Crawley MP and Christina McKelvie MSP held a joint jobs fair in the Hamilton Town Hall. The event was a huge success, with more than 30 employers recruiting and over 350 prospective employees making their way to the Hamilton Jobs Fair. There were no shortage of different sectors … Read more

Deadline approaching for town centre funding

Angela Crawley MP is encouraging community organisations from across her constituency to bid for town centre regeneration funding. South Lanarkshire Council are welcoming applications from eligible organisations to apply for grants of more than £50,000 to help improve our town centres. The funding came as part of the Scottish Government’s Town Centre Fund and must … Read more

Angela raises invisible illnesses in Westminster

Lanark and Hamilton East MP Angela Crawley last week raised a number of issues relating to the Department of Work and Pensions (DWP) treatment of people with invisible illnesses. An invisible illness is an umbrella term for any medical condition that isn’t easily visible to others. This includes chronic physical conditions such as arthritis, diabetes, fibromyalgia, and … Read more