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Hamilton, Larkhall and Stonehouse Branch of the SNP; the SNP is Scotland's largest political party, and campaigns for Independence
 Joined December 2017
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SNP MSP for Hamilton, Larkhall and Stonehouse Christina McKelvie, has today welcomed the news that 28,143 children and young people across South Lanarkshire are benefiting from free bus travel since the introduction of the SNP Government's scheme for under 22's. In figures released yesterday, the Scottish Government revealed that - as of 12 September 2022 - a total of 483,931 children and young...
A record number of schools across Scotland are in good condition.128 out of 142 schools in South Lanarkshire are in good condition, with only 13/142 schools in South Lanarkshire a rated as just satisfactory. The SNP Scottish Government has a long-term commitment to investing in school infrastructure, with the £2billion Learning Estate Investment Programme. Under the SNP, the...
CRIME DROPPED ACROSS SCOTLAND BY 43% UNDER SNPChristina McKelvie has welcomed the release of the latest crime statistics which show Scotland’s recorded crime levels are at their lowest since 1974.Figures show for the year ending June 2022, recorded crime fell by 5% compared to the same period last year and has fallen by 43% since 2006-07, when the SNP took office.The findings are also...
As of Monday the 5th of September, new legislation comes into force in Scotland meaning patients and healthcare staff will no longer face second-hand smoke at hospital doors as a nationwide ban comes into effect.This new legislation now means anyone caught lightening up within fifteen metres of a hospital building could face a fixed penalty notice of £50 or a fine of up to £1,000...
Christina McKelvie MSP has welcomed the introduction of the SNP Scottish Government’s newest social security benefit, the Adult Disability Payment (ADP).The payment will be rolled out nationwide after a successful pilot in 13 local authorities across Scotland. New applications for the benefit are open.ADP will replace the UK government’s Personal Independence Payments (PIP). People in South...
Immediate funding is being awarded to key energy advice organisations to make sure energy customers across Scotland can access crucial support and advice to deal with rising energy bills and heating costs. More than £1.2 million will be distributed to help key agencies, including Advice Direct Scotland, Home Energy Scotland and Citizen’s Advice Scotland, reach more people who need help....
SNP MSP Christina McKelvie MSP has demanded urgent action from the UK government to financially support people with spiralling energy costs.The Hamilton, Larkhall and Stonehouse MSP has called on the UK government to:· Scrap the upcoming increase to the energy price cap· Double the energy grant to £800 and ensure all payments are made by the beginning of October· Introduce an energy price...
SNP MSP Christina McKelvie welcomes the new Period Products Act coming into force this week, on the 15th of August.Scotland is the first country in the world to protect the right to free period products by law.Education providers and Councils are now legally obliged to make period products available free of charge to anyone who may need them since the Period Products (Free Provision)...
Christina McKelvie MSP for Hamilton, Larkhall and Stonehouse has welcomed funding for a raft of projects aimed at making workplaces more accessible to previously excluded groups including older people and those with disabilities.Thirteen projects to boost inclusivity and diversity at work have successfully applied to the Workplace Equality Fund.Administered by Advice Direct Scotland, recipients...
SNP MSP for Hamilton, Larkhall and Stonehouse, Christina McKlevie has slammed the Tory leadership candidates for their ‘silence’ on child poverty as a new report highlights the scale of the cost of living with Westminster.A new report from Citizens Advice Scotland on Universal Credit underlines the struggles households across Scotland are facing - revealing that...
Christina McKelvie MSP for Hamilton, Larkhall and Stonehouse has welcomed investment of up to £300,000 to help support money and welfare advice services in some of Scotland’s most remote locations.From the autumn, GP practices in 20 rural and 10 island communities will be able to refer patients directly to an in-house welfare rights officer for advice on increasing income, social security...
MSP for Hamilton, Larkhall and Stonehouse Christina McKelvie has welcomed a 4.5% pay increase for NHS medical and dental staff. This pay increase will be backdated to 1 April 2022 and is for all NHS Scotland medical and dental staff, general medical practitioners and general dental practitioners.This comes following recommendations by the independent Doctors and Dentists Pay Review Body (DDRB) of...
SNP MSP Christina McKelvie has warned Westminster politicians that they cannot deny the choice of the people of Hamilton, Larkhall and Stonehouse by ignoring democracy, as the second in the series of papers on independence is published by the Scottish Government. The latest paper, titled ‘Renewing Democracy through Independence’, outlines how Scotland’s voice has been ignored at key points...
The Scottish Independence Referendum Bill was published on 28th June 2022 and sets out the date of the referendum which will be held on 19th October 2023.Giving the people of Scotland the right to have a say over their future is fundamentally a matter of democracy. At the last Holyrood election, the SNP and the Scottish Greens stood on manifestos which contained clear commitments to hold an...
£100,051 has been paid out to support young carers in South Lanarkshire by the Scottish Government has from the Young Carer’s Grant since its launch.The payment, which is unique to Scotland, has paid out £1.8m in vital support for young carers across Scotland since its introduction in October 2019.The grant was recently increased from £308.15 to £326.65 from 1 April.The payment...
Students who submit their Student Awards Agency Scotland application before the 30th June will have their funding in place for the start of term. Any applications received later than this deadline may not have funding put in place in time for the start of studies.Students do not need to wait for exam results or an unconditional offer before applying. Those details can easily be updated at a later...
Christina McKelvie MSP for Hamilton, Larkhall and Stonehouse has urged eligible 16-24 year olds who are already receiving certain other benefits or tax credits to apply for Job Start Payment.This payment helps young people with the costs of starting a job after a period of being unemployed and can help with the costs of travel, work clothes or childcare.The Job Start Payment comes in the form of...
From Monday (20th June), people living in South Lanarkshire can apply for the Scottish Government’s new Adult Disability Payment.Adult Disability Payment will be administered by Social Security Scotland and replaces Personal Independence Payment (PIP). It aims to provide financial support to people aged between 16 and State Pension age, who are disabled, have a long-term health condition or...
To mark Cervical Screening Awareness Week (20-26 June), Christina McKelvie MSP is joining Jo’s Cervical Cancer Trust to raise awareness of the test and encourage sharing of tips and experiences to help more women and people with a cervix to attend. Cervical screening isn’t always easy. Christina McKelvie MSP is encouraging sharing of tips and experiences to help others feel more...
Christina McKelvie MSP has welcomed the Scottish Government’s response to Dr Colin Church’s Stop, Sort, Burn, Bury - incineration in the waste hierarchy: independent review into incineration. The Scottish Government will support all 12 recommendations made by Dr Church which means the Scottish Government’s official position will now be against backing additional incineration capacity, except...
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