A majority of Scots regularly buy Fairtrade products, with 60% of consumers choosing Fairtrade at least once a month. The figures, compiled by the Scottish Fair Trade Forum, were welcomed by SNP MP Angela Crawley as Fairtrade Fortnight begins. Fairtrade Fortnight, which runs from 26th Feb to 11th March, is a national celebration of the … Read moreFairtrade fortnight: 6 in 10 Scots buy fair trade regularly.
Angela Crawley MP is set to host a specialist Social Security Surgery to help constituents resolve issues with the Department of Work and Pensions. The Surgery will take place from 10am to 12 noon on the 23rd of February in the Eddlewood hall. The Lanark and Hamilton East MP is joining with local organisations to … Read moreHamilton Social Security Surgery
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
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
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
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.”
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
The UK Government has the opportunity to change one of their cruellest and most callous money-making schemes – the charge on survivors of domestic abuse who claim child maintenance. While I believe the Child Maintenance Service (CMS) needs widespread reform to be fit for purpose, the processing charge for using the “collect and pay” service … Read moreColumn: Child Maintenance
Lanark and Hamilton East MP Angela Crawley has called for greater protection for refugees in the UK. In a Parliamentary debate on refugees and human rights, Ms Crawley spoke of how the UK can play the role of a world leader in helping resolve conflicts and the extremely vulnerable position of those who claim refugee … Read moreAngela calls for refugee protection
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.