Comment on the General Election

This snap election is a huge U-turn for the UK Government. After months of ruling out a vote, the Prime Minister believes she can remove any opposition to her hard-Brexit plans by taking advantage of a disunited Labour Party. It’s Theresa May putting the interests of her party above the interests of the country. For … Read more…

Angela condemns cruel rape clause

Lanark & Hamilton East MP Angela Crawley has condemned the UK Government’s two child policy and the “rape clause” which was passed into law last week. In July 2015, the then Chancellor of the Exchequer, George Osborne, announced in his summer budget plans to slash child tax credit payments to just two children per family … Read more…

EU National Surgery

Angela Crawley MP is hosting a specialist surgery event for EU nationals living in Lanark and Hamilton East on the 21st of April between 10am and 12noon at the Hamilton Town House. The surgery follows the uncertainty faced by thousands of Angela’s constituents that live in the UK and previously utilised their right to move … Read more…

Hamilton Accies commended for breastfeeding friendly campaign

Lanark and Hamilton East MP Angela Crawley has tabled congratulated Hamilton Accies for signing up as a breastfeeding friendly football ground.  Hamilton Accies recently declared Douglas Park as a breastfeeding friendly football ground, following a nationwide campaign by the SNP MP, Alison Thewliss.  Almost 70% of football clubs in Scotland have now signed up to … Read more…

Hamilton SNP oppose Whitehill Incinerator

Hamilton’s Councillor, SNP candidate, MSPs and MPs have united in opposition to the proposed incinerator development on Whistleberry Road, Hamilton. Councillor Stephanie Callaghan, SNP candidate Jason Douglas, Richard Lyle MSP, Christina McKelvie MSP, Angela Crawley MP and Margaret Ferrier MP have all said that they will oppose the new development. The proposal includes the ‘erection of … Read more…

Column: Progress made but plenty more to do

Things are looking bright for businesses in Hamilton in light of the announcement that the Scottish Government will be revaluing business rates across the country this year. During my consultation on the future of Hamilton Town Centre carried out with Christina McKelvie MSP last year, one of the biggest factors reported to us that was … Read more…