Angela appointed to SNP front bench.

Lanark and Hamilton East MP Angela Crawley has been named as one of the SNP’s front bench spokespeople at Westminster.

Ms Crawley is now the SNP’s Spokesperson for Equalities, Women and Children, Family Support, Housing, Child Maintenance and Disability.

This brief will see Ms Crawley shadow two UK Government ministers, Justine Greening, the Minister for Women and Equalities, and Caroline Dinenage, the Parliamentary Under Secretary of State for Family Support, Housing and Child Maintenance.

It will also mean Ms Crawley will take a leading role within the SNP group at Westminster.

Ms Crawley said: “I am delighted to have been given this wide-ranging and important role within the Westminster team.

“I will be able to bring a wealth of evidence from constituents who have contacted me over the past two years about problems with social security, inequality, and child maintenance.

“The role will be a continuation of the work I did in the last parliament as Spokesperson for Equalities, Women and Children.

“It also gives me the opportunity to continue to highlight the need for fairer and more secure arrangements for domestic abuse survivors who receive child maintenance from a violent ex-partner – indeed I have already written to Caroline Dinenage to relaunch my campaign.

“I hope to use this role to speak out for people in Lanark and Hamilton East, and be a strong opposition to any Tory government policy that could be damaging to vulnerable people across the UK.”