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With over 500 ATMs closing across the UK every month, Lesley Laird MP is backing a campaign to save cashpoints in the Kirkcaldy and Cowdenbeath constituency Along with Which? and the Federation of Small Businesses, Lesley is demanding that the regulator urgently intervenes before more communities are left without free access to cash withdrawals. Cashpoints...
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Lesley Laird MP has backed UK defence workers in their campaign for Royal Navy ships to be built in Britain. Ahead of a debate in parliament tomorrow (Wednesday) Trade Union members lobbied in London calling for a contract for three new Fleet Solid Support ships to remain in the UK. The lobby, organised by the...
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Lesley Laird is calling on councillors to take a “bold step to restore confidence in local democracy” when they decide on controversial housing plans this week. Two large scale developments are due to come before West Planning Committee on Wednesday – an 85-house application by Cala Homes on a field south of Main Street,  recommended...
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Lesley Laird has called on the Civil Aviation Authority to answer directly to Fife communities – before a controversial consultation ends on Thursday. The MP for Kirkcaldy and Cowdenbeath wrote to the CAA’s chief executive, Richard Moriarty, asking him intervene to “return some credibility” to Edinburgh Airport’s E7a flight path proposal “as a matter of...
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MKM Building Supplies is now officially Kirkcaldy and Cowdenbeath’s Constituency Responsible Business Champion. Lesley Laird MP, who nominated the Kirkcaldy firm, was delighted to present the certificate to director Ian Watson and the team on Friday. The scheme is run by the All-Party Parliamentary Corporate Responsibility Group (APCRG) to recognise businesses across the UK who...
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I had the pleasure recently to pay a visit to the Olive Branch Community Café at Bennochy Parish Church in Elgin Street, Kirkcaldy. The event is popular with residents in the local community and, over a cuppa and some delicious home-baking, I got the chance to have a chat with Rev. Robin McAlpine and Louise...
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Edinburgh Airport has blocked an MP’s request to extend its consultation on the controversial E7a flight path proposal. In a letter sent on Friday, airport bosses also confirmed they would not hold another public meeting alongside the Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) until after the consultation ends. Lesley Laird, MP for Kirkcaldy and Cowdenbeath, had sought...
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To mark national Carers Week 2018 I visited Fife Young Carers’ focus group afternoon tea and network event in Lochgelly yesterday (Thursday). I had an interesting chat with young carers about issues important to them and it was clear that having access to a peer support group in which they could talk openly about their...
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Lesley Laird MP for Kirkcaldy and Cowdenbeath has written to Edinburgh Airport urging bosses to rethink plans for the controversial E7A flight path proposal. Around 150 people packed the hall at a public meeting held at Inverkeithing High School on Friday night to protest the airspace change proposal. The meeting was organised at short notice...
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Scotland’s MPs should ‘speak with one voice’ and back a bid to broker a Brexit devolution deal, Lesley Laird said today [Monday].   Scottish Labour’s deputy leader has called for MPs representing Scotland to back Labour’s amendments to the EU Withdrawal Bill to ensure that the devolution settlement is protected. The party’s amendments would cut the proposed post-transition...
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