Miscarriage Leave Bill returns to Parliament

Only the UK Government stands in the way of paid miscarriage leave becoming a right for parents in the UK. Lanark and Hamilton East MP Angela Crawley’s Private Members’ Bill is due to have its second reading on Friday 24th March but without government support, it is unlikely to progress further through Parliament. The SNP MP … Read more

Call for NHS to sign Pregnancy Loss Pledge

Lanark and Hamilton East MP Angela Crawley has called on health boards across Scotland to take the Miscarriage Association’s Pregnancy Loss Pledge. By signing the pledge, employers commit to a higher pregnancy loss standard to ensure that employees going through what can be a very difficult or traumatic time get the support and time off they need. Already, 11 health trusts … Read more

Call to volunteer

Lanark and Hamilton East MP Angela Crawley is supporting a charity’s call for volunteers. Esteem Clydesdale offer a range of services to support people with their mental health and aim to raise suicide awareness. The charity has a strong core of volunteers and trained counsellors but are only able to open three days a week. Based on Bannatyne Street in Lanark, Esteem … Read more

Warm home scheme for park homes

Lanark and Hamilton East MP Angela Crawley has urged park home residents to apply for the warm home discount scheme. Permanent residents of static park homes are eligible for a £150 payment to help with the cost of heating their homes. The Park Homes Warm Home Discount Scheme closes at the end of March but … Read more

Funding for regeneration

Three projects in South Lanarkshire have been awarded funding totalling £1.77 million from the Scottish Government’s Regeneration Capital Grant Fund. Lanark and Hamilton East MP Angela Crawley has welcomed the funding which will be “transformational” for the towns and villages involved. The bulk of the funding was awarded to the project to regenerate Carluke High Mill. … Read more

Wrong to leave EU

Lanark and Hamilton East MP Angela Crawley has told constituents that they can escape the chaos and damage of Brexit with the full powers of independence. It comes after a poll found 61% of people in Lanark and Hamilton East agreed that Britain was wrong to leave the EU, alongside every other Scottish constituency. It follows the result in 2016 … Read more

Support for PRU memorial

Lanark and Hamilton East MP Angela Crawley is backing the campaign to commemorate the brave pilots and navigators of the Photographic Reconnaissance Unit (PRU) during the Second World War. The PRU was formed on 24th September 1939 and throughout the Second World War it operated highly dangerous, clandestine photographic reconnaissance operations over all theatres of … Read more

Book of Commitment

This week Lanark and Hamilton East MP Angela Crawley signed the Holocaust Educational Trust’s Book of Commitment, in doing so pledging her commitment to Holocaust Memorial Day and honouring those who were murdered during the Holocaust as well as paying tribute to the extraordinary Holocaust survivors who work tirelessly to educate young people today.  Holocaust … Read more

Unaccompanied children seeking asylum

Lanark and Hamilton East MP Angela Crawley has urged the UK Government to take a compassionate approach to unaccompanied children seeking asylum. This week, the SNP MP led a debate in Westminster Hall and highlighted how hundreds of unaccompanied children have been treated as adults upon arrival in the UK, denying them the rights and protections … Read more