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Lesley Laird MP has joined the call by the Communications Workers Union (CWU) to make period products free for anyone who needs them. At the parliamentary event in Westminster on Wednesday, September 12, Lesley met with representatives from the Union to hear about their campaign to bring forward the day when no one has to...
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Sir Keir Starmer MP was quizzed by bosses from around twenty Fife businesses at a ‘Brexit breakfast’ held in Lochore yesterday (Tuesday). The Shadow Secretary of State for Exiting the European Union was invited to Fife by Lesley Laird MP at the request of Fife Chamber of Commerce. The business breakfast event, which took place...
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The results of an investigation into prolonged flaring at Mossmorran are expected to be announced before the end of the year. That’s according to the Scottish Environmental Protection Agency (SEPA) and Health and Safety Executive (HSE), whose representatives attend the Mossmorran Communities Working Group. Lesley Laird MP for Kirkcaldy and Cowdenbeath said: “While there have...
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A Fife MP has backed a motion calling on the UK Government to scrap “shocking and cruel” PIP health reassessments. The call from Lesley Laird comes after a Kirkcaldy constituent was stripped of his mobility car, despite having had mobility allowance for over 30 years. Lesley said: “This man had been on Disability Living Allowance...
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Sir Keir Starmer MP is expected to speak to Fife businesses about Brexit concerns at an event in Lochore next week. The Shadow Secretary of State for Exiting the European Union was invited to Fife by Lesley Laird MP at the request of Fife Chamber of Commerce. The business breakfast event, to be held at...
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Lesley Laird is to meet with representatives from Kirkcaldy’s high street shopping centres in a bid to turn around the town centre’s fortunes The MP for Kirkcaldy and Cowdenbeath will meet with Simon Usher, national director of LaSalle Investment Management on Wednesday in London. The meeting was arranged after the MP wrote to LaSalle asking...
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The Scottish Government’s announcement of its programme for 2018  has left Fife school rebuild plans in limbo, a Fife MP has warned. Lesley Laird, who pushed for a new Inverkeithing High School in her former role as a Councillor, said it was time for the SNP Government to “put its hands in its pocket” and...
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A Fife MP is calling on the Scottish Government to back amendments which would put an end to communities being placed under siege by developers.  Lesley Laird, who supported Aberdour campaigners in multiple bids to block large-scale housing developments in the village, claimed Planning Bill reform was urgently needed. Amendments to the Government’s Bill, which...
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A Fife organisation providing vital frontline legal services to vulnerable people has reported a surge in referrals due to Universal Credit. On a recent visit to Fife Law Centre in Lochgelly, Lesley Laird MP learned the team had represented people forced to endure months of poverty under the new benefits system. “In one recent case...
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Lesley Laird MP is calling on Kirkcaldy and Cowdenbeath’s small shopkeepers to enter the Best Small Shops Competition. The free competition is designed to celebrate the creativity of small shops and representatives from a shortlist of 25 entrants across the UK will be invited to Westminster in November, where the national winner will be announced....
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