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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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Young people aged 5 to 11 years old who have specific medical conditions which place them at greater risk from the coronavirus will be invited for their first vaccination from this week onwards.They will be contacted by health boards directly, so parents do not need to book an appointment for their child.Those aged 5 to 11 whose household contacts of people with immune suppression will be...
This year, more mental health and wellbeing services will be provided within GP practices and community settings, backed by significant investment from the Scottish Government of upto £40 million a year. Patients who need mental health support will find a range of professionals available through their doctor’s surgery, rather than having to rely solely on their GP or a referral...
NHS Lanarkshire is supporting residents to stick to their new years resolutions by raising awareness of the free NHS online weight management programme over 12 weeks.This programme is designed for over 18’s and is a programme which encourages healthier behaviour choices, that then turn into positive daily habits.Each week of the programme varies to include:    A wide range...
 A quarter of cancers in the UK have an average five-year survival rate of just 16%. They are known as the less survivable cancers.NHS data shows less survivable cancers are far more likely to be diagnosed in emergency settings yet early diagnosis is crucial for survival.Less Survivable Cancers Taskforce launches awareness day to urge people with symptoms to seek medical help.Christina...
SNP MSP for Hamilton, Larkhall and Stonehouse, Christina McKelvie, has welcomed the opening of the application process for free bus travel for young people, under the age of 22 years old, across Scotland.From today, all young people and children aged 5-21 years old in South Lanarkshire can apply for their new or replacement National Entitlement Card (NEC) or Young Scot NEC to access the scheme...
Local MSP Christina McKelvie has welcomed record investment in Scotland’s NHS, including £1.3 billion for NHS Lanarkshire.The Scottish Government Budget confirmed £18 billion for Health and Social Care, including £12.9 billion for health boards through the pandemic and to accelerate the recovery of vital services. The Budget also supports the creation of a new National Care Service -...
NEW GUIDANCE TO REDUCE OMICRON SPREAD PUBLISHEDSNP MSP for Hamilton, Larkhall and Stonehouse, Christina McKelvie has today welcomed the publication of new guidance to help businesses employees and customers stay safe and reduce the spreading of Covid-19.The guidance, which comes into effect at 00.01 Friday 17th December 2021, is part of the Scottish Government’s efforts to tackle Omicron, the...
SNP MSP for Hamilton, Larkhall and Stonehouse, Christina McKelvie, has warmly welcomed over £3.4 billion investment for transport announced in the SNP Scottish Government’s draft budget last week, to increase sustainable travel in South Lanarkshire.The investment in the 2022/23 draft budget dedicates £314 million to support concessionary bus travel scheme which older people and disabled...
Christina McKelvie SNP MSP for Hamilton, Larkhall and Stonehouse has welcomed £4bn of investment in Scotland’s social security system announced in the Scottish budget to support families across South Lanarkshire.The 2022/23 budget includes £197m for the Scottish Child Payment – which is set to be doubled to £20 per child per week at the start of April next year.Children across Hamilton,...
I was devastated to hear the news of Ian Forsyth's passing this morning. Ian joined the army in 1942 as part of the 1st reconnaissance Regiment at Lockerbie before moving to the 15th - 19th Hussars Reconnaissance for the 11th Armoured Division in April 1945.He was one of the first of the allied forces to reach the German Bergen-Belsen concentration camp. Ian described the experience as "a...
Christina McKelvie MSP for Hamilton, Larkhall and Stonehouse has encouraged constituents to consider become a vaccinator to help accelerate the national booster jab programme.This comes after Scotland’s National Clinical Director Jason Leitch announced he was becoming a vaccinator and encouraging the public to do likewise.Since 19 November, the equivalent of 300 full-time additional staff...
Christina McKelvie MSP welcomes an annual investment of £20 million to help low income households in Scotland during the winter months.A consultation has been launched on the new heating benefit that will give around 400,000 low income households the reassurance of a guaranteed £50 payment every winter.The Low Income Winter Heating Assistance will be introduced from winter 2022 to replace the...
SNP MSP, Christina McKelvie, has welcomed the First Minister’s announcement that the Scottish Child Payment will be doubled from April 2022.The announcement will see at least 6,745 eligible children across South Lanarkshire receiving £20 per week from spring next year, with more than 106,000 children across Scotland immediately benefitting from the increased payment.Since the launch of the...
Constituents will likely be aware of the tragic news of the death of 16 year Amber Gibson in Hamilton. There is an ongoing murder enquiry by the Police and as part of that there will be a substantial Police presence in Cadzow Glen. Alongside this the Police have increased the number of high-visibility patrols throughout the area. If you have any information or believe that you may have seen...
Christina McKelvie – MSP for Hamilton, Larkhall and Stonehouse and Màiri McAllan – MSP for Clydesdale have welcomed the announcement by the Scottish Government that planning authorities must notify Scottish Ministers of any applications or decisions involving incineration facilities until the end of the Governments review into incineration.This decision means that Scottish Ministers will be...
Every young person under the age of 22 in Hamilton, Larkhall and Stonehouse will benefit from free bus travel from 31st January 2022 after an announcement by the SNP Scottish Government.The announcement was made by First Minister Nicola Sturgeon and meets a key manifesto pledge by the SNP in the May elections.This will mean that young people in South Lanarkshire and Scotland will have their...
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...
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