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Lesley Laird MP has issued advice to constituents who were mis-sold Green Deal improvement schemes with the now-defunct HELMS company. Home Energy and Lifestyle Management Ltd, based in Cambuslang, offered customers ‘free’ Green Deal improvements such as solar panels, wall cladding, a new boiler or underfloor heating. However, 460 customers have since complained, with some...
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Lesley Laird MP has blasted David Mundell for ignoring the plight of around 2,000 workers at Rosyth in fear for their jobs. The Scottish Shadow Secretary was the first politician to take up an invite from Unite, GMB and Prospect to hear joint trade union concerns about the yard’s future. Following the successful completion of...
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The winner of Lesley Laird MP’s Christmas card competition has visited the printers to see her finished design – and pick up her prize! Seraphina Brown (12), an S2 pupil at Lochgelly High School, drew a snowman holding a tiny robin in its hand which caught the eye of the Kirkcaldy and Cowdenbeath MP. The talented young...
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So, the deal is done. Just not one that anyone wants. After two years of wrangling that’s one thing we can all agree on. But don’t judge this book by its cover. This deal bears no resemblance to the easy promises of the Brexiteers. No resemblance to taking back control of our laws and our...
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A leaked draft document setting out the UK-EU’s future relationship post Brexit makes a mockery of the Scottish Tories, says Lesley Laird. The text confirms that both sides have not yet agreed a way forward on fisheries, fuelling fears from the UK fishing industry that the EU will demand full access to UK waters in return...
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Lesley Laird MP and blood cancer charity Anthony Nolan have praised residents in the Kirkcaldy and Cowdenbeath constituency registered as stem cell donors. Anthony Nolan’s campaign, Communities vs Blood Cancer, shines a spotlight on the vital work being done at a local level to ensure every patient in need of a stem cell transplant can find a lifesaving donor....
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Lesley Laird MP has requested an urgent meeting with JPI Media bosses to seek clarity on the future of the company’s Scottish newspaper titles.  Johnston Press filed for administration on Friday but new parent company JPI Media – a consortium of the group’s creditors – took the troubled firm over the next day. The pre-pack...
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Lesley Laird has blasted David Mundell for proposing a bad Brexit deal as the only alternative to a no deal. Quizzed on his support for Theresa May’s half-baked Brexit deal on BBC Radio Scotland’s Good Morning Scotland today (Monday), Scottish Secretary David Mundell failed to make any positive case for it , instead simply repeating that...
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John Healey MP, UK Shadow Housing Secretary, visited Kirkcaldy on Friday to learn more about Fife’s UK-leading affordable housing programme. He was accompanied by Lesley Laird MP on a tour of Overton Road, where 161 homes were recently built by Robertson Partnership Homes on behalf of Fife Council. Also present were representatives from Fife Council,...
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The Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) is responsible for regulating high-cost credit in the UK. I know that in a letter to payday lenders in October 2018, the FCA said they should reassess the quality of their affordability tests. The Government says the FCA has tough enforcement powers to protect consumers and act against firms that...
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