Report finds 1.5 million people in the UK faced destitution last year.

Angela Crawley MP has said the UK government must wake up to their failed austerity agenda as a report finds over 1.5 million people in the UK experienced destitution last year. According to the Joseph Rowntree Foundation, 1.5 million people, including 365,000 children, were pushed into destitution last year alone. It was largely due to … Read moreReport finds 1.5 million people in the UK faced destitution last year.

PIP delays underline need for devolved welfare powers

UK Government delays to paying out in full money that up to 220,000 disabled people are entitled to underlines the need for social security powers to come to Holyrood, Angela Crawley has said – after DWP Minister Esther McVey announced that those entitled wouldn’t receive their payments until the end of summer. The claimants are … Read morePIP delays underline need for devolved welfare powers

GDPR

If you’re here you’ve received an email from me with a link asking you to confirm you still wish to receive emails, and are wondering why. Data protection law in Scotland, the UK and across the EU, has until now been shaped by a 1995 EU data protection directive. As you can imagine a lot has changed since that law was passed. To safeguard … Read moreGDPR

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Angela takes privacy seriously. She aims to ensure her website meets or exceeds all relevant legal and regulatory requirements, including  the EU General Data Protection Regulation/UK Data Protection Bill, EU Regulation 45/2001 and the UK Data Protection Act. Angela has been registered with the Information Commissioner’s Office since May 2015. Any personal information submitted through this site will be held securely … Read morePrivacy

Column: Dismantling of welfare state is driving millions into poverty

I have always had a great relationship with the Hamilton Foodbank. I donate regularly, volunteer as much as possible and have taken part in numerous initiatives and events to support their excellent work. Their team of volunteers are committed, determined and selfless. They give up huge amounts of time and money to support the most … Read moreColumn: Dismantling of welfare state is driving millions into poverty

Hamilton’s MP and MSP welcome launch of town centre consultation

Angela Crawley MP and Christina McKelvie MSP have urged local people to give their views on council plans to regenerate Hamilton Town Centre. South Lanarkshire Council have launched an online consultation and will carry out an engagement event. The event will take place in the Regent Shopping Centre in the town centre from 10am until … Read moreHamilton’s MP and MSP welcome launch of town centre consultation

Angela calls on UK Government to ditch power grab

Lanark and Hamilton East MP Angela Crawley called on the Secretary of State for Scotland David Mundell to guarantee Scottish Parliament powers will not be stripped during the Brexit process during Scottish Questions this week at Westminster. Ms Crawley expressed her concerns that the UK Government are using the EU Withdrawal Bill as a power-grab … Read moreAngela calls on UK Government to ditch power grab

Angela backs foodbank recommendations on Universal Credit

Angela Crawley MP has today backed the Trussell Trust’s recommendations in their report “Foodbank’s Experience of Universal Credit” after it was revealed that 5332 three day emergency food supplies were given to people facing crisis, with 1873 children receiving support. The recommendations in the report include: Implementing a Universal Support service which supports people transitioning … Read moreAngela backs foodbank recommendations on Universal Credit

Angela backs petition calling for UC split payments.

Angela Crawley has backed an on-line petition to address one of the major problems of the current Universal Credit (UC) roll out – namely the UK government’s insistence on payments to a single household bank account, which ‘makes women more financially vulnerable’. Angela recently called on the Government to end the practice – still part … Read moreAngela backs petition calling for UC split payments.