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Local MP Lesley Laird, met this week with the new Ministry of Defence Minister Anne-Marie Trevelyan who is now responsible for the project to clean up the long standing issue of radiation on the beach at Dalgety Bay. Lesley said, “The meeting was a positive one and I am now feeling more confident that this...
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Scottish Labour MPs have written to International Trade Secretary Liz Truss to express “deep concern” over the proposed 25 per cent tariffs on Scotch whisky imposed by Donald Trump’s US government. The Scotch whisky industry provides £5.5bn in gross value added (GVA) to the UK economy. The MPs call on the Tory government to “leave...
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Lesley Laird MP has called on ScotRail’s boss, Alex Hynes, to act “honourably” and return to Kirkcaldy for another public meeting. The move comes after a Scottish Labour-led debate urging Holyrood to break Abellio’s franchise was voted down by the SNP and Scottish Conservatives today (Wednesday). Mr Hynes met a packed-out audience at Kirkcaldy Town...
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MSPs have been urged to return Scotland’s railways to public ownership after it emerged almost 75,000 trains have been cancelled under Abellio’s stewardship of ScotRail. The call by Lesley laird MP for Kirkcaldy and Cowdenbeath for MSPs to stand up for their constituents comes ahead of Scottish Labour’s move tomorrow (Wednesday) to force a vote...
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I am very concerned at the way our withdrawal from the European Union has been handled. I believe the last three years since the referendum have been wasted with Government infighting, incompetence and chaos. I have repeatedly called for a Brexit plan that can protect jobs and living standards and work for the whole country....
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Lesley Laird MP has called for a location for a new Inverkeithing High School to be decided by the end of the year. As of May, six locations have been considered for further assessment. They are: land north of the A921; Rosyth Waterfront; the Fleet Grounds in Rosyth; the HMS Caledonia site in Rosyth; and West Rosyth. ...
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‘Take back control’ was the mantra of the Brexiteers during the 2016 referendum. Ensuring the UK parliament was sovereign above all others, and who can forget the famous £350m on the side of the bus? What better way to take back control than a Tory ruse to prorogue parliament and limit the time left for...
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A mum who lost her teenage son is forging ahead with Fife-wide charity plans aimed at pulling people out of a life of crime. Josee Scott, who lives in Dalgety Bay, established Freedom Unlimited Enterprises six years ago to offer employability skills to ex-offenders. The charity also works with prisoners at HMP Glenochil and HMP...
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Lesley Laird MP has praised the Kirkcaldy community for rallying around Havelock’s workers at a support employment event on Monday. Described as “potentially the biggest PACE event ever hosted”, the event saw 56 exhibitors at Dean Park Hotel, including employers, recruitment agencies and support agencies. Lesley said: “The main focus for everyone right now is to...
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With temperatures soaring across Scotland, Labour is announcing a ‘maximum workplace temperature’ that will protect workers and force bosses to introduce effective temperature controls. Most workers in the UK have no legal safeguards protecting them from working during uncomfortably high temperatures or dangerous extreme heat. The current guidance states a minimum working temperature but does...
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