Hamilton Covid-19 warriors receive recognition in Parliament

The community organisation set up in Hamilton to support vulnerable people through the Covid-19 pandemic has received recognition at Westminster. Hamilton’s MP Angela Crawley submitted an Early Day Motion thanking them for their efforts to provide food, medication and other vital supplies to those that either can’t leave their home or find themselves relying on … Read more

Job Retention Scheme

Since the outbreak of Covid-19, my work has centred around providing protection to those that are likely to lose out financially. To their credit, the UK Government have been forthcoming in their assistance and have provided billions of pounds in support for those that will be hit hardest. However, there are a number of gaps … Read more

Angela backs Foodbank Plea for donations

Lanark and Hamilton East MP Angela Crawley has today backed the Hamilton District Foodbank’s urgent plea for donations. As a result of the Coronavirus pandemic, the Foodbank has seen a drop in donations combined with an increased demand for their service. The local foodbank has been operational for several years and has provided thousands of … Read more

Coronavirus: Stranded Abroad

As a result of the spread of Covid19 and the cancellation of international flights, a number of my constituents are stranded in either New Zealand or Australia. I have written to the Foreign Secretary asking him to repatriate UK citizens abroad as a matter of urgency. Currently, the Government are issuing the following advice: If … Read more

International Women’s Day 2020

As we celebrate International Women’s Day, we have an opportunity to reflect on the milestones that have been achieved, and also identify our next steps to equality. One of the great achievements of the UK Parliament is the cross-party support for ending violence against women. The UK is considered a leader in the fight for … Read more

Axe the Reading Tax.

This week, local MP Angela Crawley called on the Chancellor to remove the unfair 20% tax on eBooks and audiobooks that hits young readers and people living with physical disabilities. The Government has never applied tax to print books or newspapers to safeguard access to knowledge and free exchange of ideas. However, this principle has … Read more