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Today (Wednesday), Labour will use its opposition day debate in the House of Commons to declare a climate emergency across the U.K. The move comes after Labour leader, Jeremy Corbyn, met climate change protesters who shut down vast swathes of London and cities across the U.K. Speaking ahead of the debate, Shadow Scottish Secretary, Lesley...
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Front-line organisations have laid bare the “nightmare” impact of Universal Credit at a meeting held in Kirkcaldy this week. An upsurge in poverty, addiction, crime and prostitution have been ascribed to the flagship welfare policy, which was rolled out in Fife in December 2017. The meeting at Templehall Community Centre on Tuesday was organised by...
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Over 200 women born in the ‘50s gathered in Kirkcaldy on Saturday at a Fife-wide WASPI event rallying against state pension injustice. The event at St Bryce Kirk was organised by Lesley Laird MP and featured speakers from WASPI (Women Against State Pension Inequality), trade union UNISON and CARF (Citizens Advice Rights Fife). State pension...
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Fife’s politicians have been urged to join forces to help get “scunnered” rail commuters a fair deal. Kirkcaldy and Cowdenbeath Labour MP Lesley Laird said all the region’s MPs and MSPs should use their collective representative voice to call for cheaper rail fares to and from the kingdom, as compensation for months of chaos on...
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Lesley Laird MP vowed the “fight will continue” as the first anniversary report of the Votes at 16 Parliamentary Committee was released this week. The MP for Kirkcaldy and Cowdenbeath – a long-standing advocate for Votes at 16 – was delighted to support the campaign in Westminster on Wednesday. Lesley said: “While here in Scotland...
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A Fife man who survived one of the world’s rarest forms of cancer has launched Scotland’s first prog rock indoor festival. The Prog in the Park event, which takes place at the Glen Pavilion in Pittencrieff Park, Dunfermline on Saturday, April 6, will raise funds for Maggie’s Fife and Sarcoma UK. Kevin O’Neil (49) from...
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A Fife MP has stepped in to ongoing dialogue over accessibility funding for Burntisland, warning against “setting false expectations”. Lesley Laird’s intervention comes after David Torrance MSP recently rubbished Cllr Kathleen Leslie’s calls for “greater clarity” over the way communities apply for UK-wide Access For All funding. The MP for Kirkcaldy and Cowdenbeath is due...
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Commenting ahead of the proposed second ‘meaningful vote’ on Brexit at Parliament today (Tuesday) Lesley Laird MP said the Commons must reject the deal. The Shadow Secretary of State for Scotland said “After weeks of the Prime Minister trying to run down the clock the Commons must again vote down Theresa May’s dreadful deal. “Labour has...
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Scotrail Public Meeting Report  28th February 2019  Summary of points covered    Service     Q:   Why is the service so poor? Train cancellations, delays and filled carriages?     A:   We agree with you that customers are not getting the service they deserve.  That’s why we’re spending two billion on Scotland’s railway to make it better. ...
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Scottish Labour conference today (Friday) will set out an anti-austerity vision of hope in stark contrast to another decade of cuts under the Tories and SNP. Speaking ahead of the first day of the conference in Dundee, Leader Richard Leonard said the Party will be outlining radical policies to end austerity, tackle poverty, inequality and...
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