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Lesley Laird MP has called for answers “sooner rather than later” as communities continue to suffer noise and light pollution from unplanned flaring at Mossmorran. Flaring began at the weekend after a pump on the site failed and specialist contractors are on site working ’round the clock’ to bring the plant back to normal. However,...
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MP Lesley Laird got a taste of what its like to work for Royal Mail when she became a postie for a day in Kirkcaldy. She met the team at Kirkcaldy depot, where she was briefed, before being taken out on a local delivery round accompanied by postwoman Kelsey Gunn. The MP for Kirkcaldy and...
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Staff at Kirkcaldy’s Mothercare face an anxious wait after the firm announced plans to close 50 UK stores, with the loss of hundreds of jobs. The company, which has experienced financial difficulties in recent years, intends to carry out the closures through a company voluntary arrangement (CVA) – a move which allows companies to close loss-making...
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Lesley Laird MP joined Jeremy Corbyn in Govan today to demand the UK government to build three new Royal Fleet Auxiliary (RFA) vessels in British shipyards. The call comes as the UK Government prepares to put a £1 billion contract for building the ships out to international tender. Lesley Laird said: “Just over a year...
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A proposed £7.3bn merger between ASDA and Sainsbury’s could present “key concerns” for Kirkcaldy, Lesley Laird MP has warned. The supermarket giants enjoy an average 30 per cent share of the market nationwide, but despite the presence of competitors such as Marks and Spencer, Lidl, Aldi and Morrisons, the duo dominate in Kirkcaldy with a 50 per...
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A government u-turn has exposed the ‘incompetency’ of SNP policy on controversial fracking , Lesley Laird MP has claimed. At the Court of Session yesterday (Tuesday) government lawyer James Mure QC dismissed a legal bid by Ineos to overturn the government’s fracking ‘ban’, stating any concept of a ban “was gloss” and “the language of...
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Lesley Laird MP is delighted to announce that MKM Building Supplies Kirkcaldy has been nominated “Responsible Business Champion” in the constituency. The scheme, run by the All-Party Parliamentary Corporate Responsibility Group (APCRG), asks MPs to nominate an exemplary local firm and invite its representative to a Westminster reception. Three businesses – Cupcake Coffee Box, Robert...
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Welcome to my first newsletter! Since being elected MP it’s been a whirlwind of activity and I wanted to share some of what I’ve been doing in the Kirkcaldy and Cowdenbeath constituency. Read it by clicking here Newsletter – Spring 2018 I hope you enjoy it – and also take up the opportunity to receive regular newsletters in...
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Cancelled operation figures released today show Fife’s NHS crisis is deepening, Lesley Laird MP has warned. Unseasonably cold weather impacted on 60 of 91 operations cancelled during March, but data compiled by ISD (Information Services Division) reports overall winter totals going up year-on-year. Over recent winter months, from November to March, 417 operations were cancelled in Fife for capacity or non-clinical reasons, compared to...
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Lesley Laird MP has joined 126 constituents in backing a petition calling for compensation for people penalised in the recent Windrush scandal. The petition, which is being debated in Parliament today (Monday), also called for an amnesty for minors who came to Britain as part of the Windrush generation. The move follows recent coverage of cases of Windrush...
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