Home office letter

Lanark and Hamilton East MP Angela Crawley has criticised Suella Braverman’s response to the asylum backlog crisis in a letter to the Home Secretary. Ms Crawley highlighted increasing waiting times for Home Office decisions and has demanding answers following the release of latest figures. Recent figures show that the asylum backlog has now passed 175,000 … Read more

Stonewall’s top employers

Lanark and Hamilton East MP Angela Crawley has criticised the UK Government after every department was removed from Stonewall’s Top 100 Employers 2023. As recently as 2020, three government departments were included on the list but none now meet the standards for inclusion. This comes after Minister for Women and Equalities Kemi Badenoch ordered government departments … Read more

Brexit cost to South Lanarkshire

Lanark and Hamilton East MP Angela Crawley has said that Sir Keir Starmer’s approach to Brexit has left voters across South Lanarkshire poorer. It comes as the SNP obtained figures from the House of Commons library which show the huge losses Scotland has felt on EU imports and exports since Brexit, as well as the decimation of direct EU … Read more

Community lottery funding

Recently, 10 well-deserving community organisations across Lanark and Hamilton East found out that they were successful in obtaining funding from the National Lottery Community Fund. In total, more than £200,000 will go towards helping communities across the constituency. The successful groups were Bothwell Futures, the Kilninie Club, Carstairs and District Gala, Carluke Men’s Shed, Healthy … Read more

Statement on the Next General Election

Since 2015 I have been proud to represent the people of Lanark and Hamilton East in the House of Commons. In that time, I have been dedicated to championing equality, tackling poverty, and challenging the excesses of a hard right Tory UK Government. Serving my community has always been my number one priority. This has, … Read more

Pension Credit unclaimed

Lanark and Hamilton East MP Angela Crawley is urging residents to check their eligibility for Pension Credits after it was revealed almost 850,000 families across the UK are missing out. Ahead of the Pension Credit Week of Action, it was revealed that 2,838 households in Lanark and Hamilton East were in receipt of the support … Read more

Childcare policy praised

An independent watchdog has praised the Scottish Government for the implementation of its flagship free childcare expansion policy. Audit Scotland has said that the majority of infrastructure projects and recruitment required to implement the 1,140-hour expansion for three– and four-year-olds and eligible two-year-olds has been successfully completed. Across South Lanarkshire, 5,939 under 5s have benefitted from the 1,140 hours policy which has so far supported 92,615 children in … Read more

Fuel support payment deadline

Lanark and Hamilton East MP Angela Crawley is urging businesses and organisations not connected to the gas grid to apply for a £150 payment to help with the cost of energy. Applications for the non-domestic alternative fuel payment close on Friday 19th May. The scheme is open to non-domestic premises including businesses, charities, places of worship, community halls and public buildings that are not … Read more