Angela raises concerns for refugees in Crime and Policing Bill debate

Angela Crawley MP this week raised concerns about barriers for refugees coming to the UK in a Westminster debate. Specifically, the Lanark and Hamilton East MP raised concerns about the immigration powers in the Crime and Policing Bill, which could compromise the EU refugee convention should the legislation be passed. During the debate, Angela said: “Article 33 of the … Read more

International Women’s Day: Angela Crawley presents David Cameron with checklist.

Angela Crawley has provided David Cameron with a “checklist” on International Women’s Day, urging him to take action on key issues affecting women. The Lanark and Hamilton East MP has written to the Prime Minister setting out five key areas where the UK government can and should take urgent action to improve the lives of women in … Read more

The UK must commit to tackling violence against women

Angela Crawley is continuing her call for the UK government to commit to tackling violence against women and ratify the European Council’s Istanbul Convention which will legislate for a series of coordinated measures to ensure cooperation between Government, local authorities and charities. The Scottish National Party spokesperson for Women and Equalities, has urged the UK government to stop … Read more

Angela Crawley raises impact of Housing Benefit changes on refuges and supported accommodation

Lanark and Hamilton East MP Angela Crawley has written to the Minister in charge of Welfare Reform seeking assurance that supported accommodation will be exempt from the proposed housing benefit changes. The local MP has asked Lord Freud for urgent clarification around the proposal which would set the housing element of benefit claims to Local Housing Allowance … Read more

Early Day Motion: Coalyard Project

Early day motion 1145 COALYARD PROJECT Primary sponsor: Angela Crawley MP     That this House congratulates the Larkhall community for its successful campaign to save the Coalyard tearoom and laundry from South Lanarkshire Council’s proposed cuts; understands that the Larkhall Community Council collected 5,885 signatures on a petition opposing the decision to cut this … Read more