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Hamilton, Larkhall and Stonehouse Branch of the SNP; the SNP is Scotland's largest political party, and campaigns for Independence
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Unpaid carers in Scotland are set to receive double additional payments.Tens of thousands of unpaid carers will receive a double payment of the Carer’s Allowance Supplement this winter under legislation passed unanimously by the Scottish Parliament.Recognising the additional pressures unpaid carers face as a result of the pandemic, the December payment of the Carer’s Allowance Supplement...
Christina Mckelvie MSP for Hamilton, Larkhall and Stonehouse has welcomed £300m investment to boost Scotland’s NHS recovery from the pandemic – the biggest investment in the NHS in the history of the Scottish Parliament.The funding will help the NHS through what is predicted to be one of the toughest winters and will ensure a cash injection for area in Hamilton, Larkhall and Stonehouse such...
Local constituency MSP for Hamilton, Larkhall & Stonehouse, MP for Lanark and Hamilton East and the Council Leader for South Lanarkshire have met with Marks & Spencer (M&S) to seek reassurances around the transfer of their regent centre store to a new location in Hamilton Palace Grounds Retail Park.At the meeting the elected members made clear their disappointment at the move due to...
Christina McKelvie MSP for Hamilton, Larkhall and Stonehouse has said being under Westminster control is threatening the rights of children in South Lanarkshire and across Scotland and only independence can ensure we protect everyone in Scotland from the Tories.After a legal challenge by the Westminster Tory Government the UK Supreme Court ruled that the Scottish Parliament could not enshrine the...
Christina McKelvie MSP for Hamilton, Larkhall and Stonehouse has welcomed figures from NHS Lanarkshire which show that 93.6% of those aged over 16 have received their first dose of the covid-19 vaccine.As of 30 September, 509,229 people in Lanarkshire have received their first dose of the covid-19 vaccine, with 472,288 of those having received their second dose.The 1st October will also be the...
Commenting Christina McKelvie MSP for Hamilton, Larkhall and Stonehouse and Màiri McAllan MSP for Clydesdale said:“We are delighted to see the Scottish Government announcement that an independent chair will be appointed to oversee the review into incineration that was called for by ourselves earlier this year and announced by the Cabinet Secretary for Net Zero, Energy and Transport, Michael...
FAMILIES IN SOUTH LANAKRSHIRE RECEIVED £984,700 SUPPORT FROM SCOTGOV 9,847 low-income families in South Lanarkshire have benefited from £984,700 over this year’s summer period. The same families will benefit from a £320 uplift before Christmas as part of the Scottish Government’s commitment to tackling child poverty. Christina McKelvie...
CHRISTINA MCKELVIE CONDEMNS SCOTTISH TORIES FOR BACK “SHAMEFUL CUTS TO UNIVERSAL CREDIT”The Scottish Parliament has voted overwhelming to support cancelling the Tory UK Government’s planned £20 cut to Universal Credit next month. Following the vote, Christina McKelvie MSP condemned the Scottish Tories for backing the cut which will rip over £1,000 from 25,493 families in South...
MSP CHRISTINA MCKELVIE BRANDS CALLOUS POLICY “A CRIME AGAINST DECENCY”MSP Christina McKelvie has blasted the Westminster Tory Government’s decision to strip 25,493 families in South Lanarkshire of the £20 Universal Credit uplift as “a crime against decency”.New research from the Scottish Parliament’s independent information service SPICe reveals 176,935 working...
COUNCIL LEADER JOINS LOCAL MP AND MSP TO SUPPORT TOWN CENTRELanark and Hamilton East MP Angela Crawley and Hamilton, Larkhall and Stonehouse MSP Christina McKelvie are urging Marks and Spencer to reconsider plans to close their Regent Way store in Hamilton. Councillor John Ross, leader of South Lanarkshire Council, has also added his name to calls for M&S to change their mind and retain...
Lanark and Hamilton East MP Angela Crawley and Hamilton, Larkhall and Stonehouse MSP Christina McKelvie are calling on Marks and Spencer to reconsider plans to close their Regent Way store in Hamilton.M&S have recently confirmed their intention to close the store as they prepare to open a new outlet in the former Watt Brothers store at Hamilton Retail Park.Although the new store is welcome,...
FAMILIES IN SOUTH LANARKSHIRE TO RECEIVE £984,700 SUPPORT FROM SCOTGOVLow income families in South Lanarkshire will benefit from a £320 uplift before Christmas as part of the Scottish Government’s commitment to tackling child poverty. Christina McKelvie MSP welcomed the payments which Social Justice Secretary Shona Robison highlighted during a debate on the...
Christina McKelvie MSP for Hamilton, Larkhall and Stonehouse welcomed newly published statistics which show that school buildings across Scotland are in their best condition since recorded figures began.Statistics show that in April 2007 61% of schools were in good or satisfactory condition with that number climbing to 90% in April 2021. This improvement has seen the percentage of...
Christina McKelvie, MSP for Hamilton, Larkhall and Stonehouse has welcomed 20 million in Scottish Government funding for almost 300 additional ambulance service staff across Scotland as the NHS continues to remobilise.The latest recruitment tranche unveiled today will see dozens of paramedics, technicians, patient transport staff and advanced professionals taken on in the North and...
21,275 families in South Lanarkshire have benefitted from the introduction of the Scottish Child Payment, with more than £1 million paid out to families in the area.The most recent Scottish Government figures demonstrate how many families in Hamilton, Larkhall and Stonehouse Constituency have benefitted from the support since its introduction in February to 30th June 2021.So far, across...
Bold plans to improve health and reduce inequalities for women in Scotland have been published recently by the Scottish Government.Scotland is the first country in the UK to have a Women’s Health Plan, which outlines ambitious improvement and change in areas including menopause, heart health, menstrual health including endometriosis, and sexual health.The Women’s Health Plan sets out 66...
The SNP Scottish Government has supported businesses across Scotland with £3.6billion of funding throughout the COVID-19 pandemic.Research from the Scottish Parliament Information Centre (SPICe) shows that the Scottish Government has made over £2.7bn available in support such as grants, with £965m being made available to businesses through business rates relief.The Scottish Government has made...
Christina McKelvie MSP has urged projects in South Lanarkshire to apply for the newly launched Scotland Loves Local Fund.The scheme has been launched by the SNP Scottish Government to support local projects run by organisations like town centre partnerships, chambers of commerce or community and charity trusts. It will provide projects with match funding of between £5,000 and £25,000.Eligible...
A consultation has been launched to seek the public’s views ahead of the creation of a National Care Service, which will ensure everyone who needs it can expect the same standards of care, wherever they live in Scotland.The National Care Service will deliver person-centred care that supports people in a way that suits their needs, providing real benefits for those who are being cared for and...
It has been announced by the Scottish Government that £50m in funding is to recruit extra staff.Targeted funding to recruit 1,000 new teachers and 500 pupil support assistants in the next academic year has been announced by Education Secretary Shirley-Anne Somerville.The additional £50 million will support COVID-19 education recovery as schools return to full time face-to-face learning. The...
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