Call to reduce plastic pollution

This week, I have written to Environment Secretary Steve Barclay regarding the Global Plastics treaty and the need to reduce plastic pollution. You can read the full letter below. Rt Hon Steve Barclay MP Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs Dear Secretary of State, Global Plastics Treaty According to the United Nations … Read more

Almost 7,000 WASPI women in constituency

Almost 7,000 women in Lanark and Hamilton East have been affected by changes to the state pension age. New figures from the House of Commons Library highlighted how many 1950s born women saw their state pension age change following the introduction of various legislation since the 1990s. An estimated 6,900 women have been impacted in … Read more

Care homes to close

Credit: Google Street View Lanark and Hamilton East MP Angela Crawley has expressed disappointment after plans to close McClymont House in Lanark (pictured) and Dewar House in Hamilton were approved. At a meeting of South Lanarkshire Integration Joint Board (IJB) on Tuesday 26th March, the decision was taken to close the only council care homes … Read more

New public servant award

Elizabeth Emblem

Lanark and Hamilton East MP Angela Crawley has welcome the creation of the Elizabeth Emblem to recognise public servants who died while on duty. The award was created following various campaigns across the UK to recognise public servants including police, firefighters and NHS workers. In Lanarkshire, campaigns to recognise the bravery of DS Ross Hunt … Read more

Hamilton Masterplan launched

Lanark and Hamilton East MP Angela Crawley has welcomed South Lanarkshire Council’s Masterplan for Hamilton Town Centre. Following the masterplan’s unveiling last week, MPs and MSPs were given a full briefing on the ideas for revitalising the town centre. The publication of the masterplan comes after Ms Crawley’s Hamilton Town’s Future consultation report which made … Read more

This week in Parliament – 9th February 2024

Monday Finance Bill: On Monday, the Finance Bill progressed through its report and third reading stages in the House of Commons. The bill seeks to formalise the measures introduced in the Autumn Statement by the Chancellor including changes to capital allowances, tax credit schemes, introducing relief for creative industries, increasing tobacco allowances, and measures to … Read more

Hamilton Town’s Future report launched

Lanark and Hamilton East MP Angela Crawley has today launched her community-led report into Hamilton Town Centre. The Hamilton Town’s Future report makes eight key recommendations that will help boost the prospects of Hamilton Town Centre and the businesses which call it home. Following an extensive community consultation which received 1,566 responses, the report calls … Read more

Employment law challenge

Lanark and Hamilton East MP Angela Crawley has written to Labour deputy leader Angela Rayner calling for the party to include the policy as part of their New Deal for Working People. Ms Crawley has campaigned for parents to be given a statutory right to paid leave if they experience miscarriage to allow them to properly … Read more