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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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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...
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...
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