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Lesley Laird MP has warned the “time to act is now” to lay the groundwork for a brand-new Inverkeithing High School. In a letter to Steve Grimmond at Fife Council, the MP said the need to replace the deteriorating building – which is almost bursting at the seams – had now become urgent. Moreover, Fife...
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The Scottish Government should “take devolution to the next level” after Brexit, Shadow Secretary of State for Scotland, Lesley Laird said yesterday (Tuesday). Lesley said it was time for a re-empowering of local authorities to “reignite the spark” they provide to local communities. On the final destination of powers returning from Brussels she criticised the...
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“Communities are sick to the back teeth,” Lesley Laird MP has acknowledged after residents woke up to another episode of flaring at Mossmorran today (Friday). ExxonMobil, operators of Fife Ethylene Plant, have issued a statement to say this  latest incident should be under control within 48 hours. “It’s an irony not lost on me that...
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Lesley Laird MP is urging residents to attend a public meeting to speak up on Edinburgh Airport’s new flight path proposal over Dalgety Bay. The meeting, which will be presented by campaign group Edinburgh Airport Watch, takes place at the Kabin in Dalgety Bay on Monday, March 26, at 7pm. During an initial consultation in...
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Lesley Laird, Shadow Secretary of State for Scotland, has slammed the Tories’ approach to Brexit and UK fishing policy as “incoherent”. Today (Wednesday) she said the pledge by Ruth Davidson and Michael Gove to “take back control of our waters” just a week ago had “spectacularly backfired”. And she said the fishing communities of Scotland would...
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Two Kirkcaldy friends, whose family members were recently diagnosed with brain tumours, joined forces recently to raise over a thousand pounds for brain cancer research. Margaret Vass and Anne Marie Caira have been friends for years but were stunned when their daughters-in-law were both diagnosed with brain tumours within months of each other. However, rather than give in...
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Lesley Laird MP has issued a plea for new Kirkcaldy volunteers to come forward for this year’s Poppy Appeal. Her call comes after a trip to the Lady Haig factory in Edinburgh to visit the dedicated team of veterans who hand-make 5 million poppies for the appeal each year. Established by Lady Haig – wife of...
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Lesley Laird MP says Fife train passengers deserve “sustained” performance from ScotRail – and should be paying less for fares. ScotRail recently revealed that stop-skipping had reduced by 63 per cent in the last few months in Fife – from 376 missed stations in the four-week period to December 9 last year  to 138 in the four weeks to March...
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Lesley Laird MP has warned a clear immigration policy is “urgently needed” following a visit to Fife Migrants Forum to learn about issues facing migrants since Brexit. The Fife Migrants Forum (FMF), which is based in Kirkcaldy, works across a range of human rights issues and provides an interface between migrants and mainstream agencies. As...
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Lesley Laird MP has branded David Mundell as the Cabinet’s ‘invisible man’ over his handling EU Withdrawal Bill. The Secretary of State for Scotland, previously pledged to amend the EU Withdrawal Bill to ensure powers coming back from the EU that relate to devolved areas would rest with the Scottish Parliament. Instead the Bill remains unchanged, leading...
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