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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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Lesley Laird MP has called on the Scottish Transport Minister to use his power and intervene to reduce rail prices for Fife passengers by “a minimum of 30 per cent”. The letter to Michael Matheson MSP comes after ScotRail boss Alex Hynes told a packed audience in Kirkcaldy Town House last week that services would...
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The MoD will clean-up radiation on Dalgety Bay beach in summer next year, Lesley Laird MP has revealed. The MP for Kirkcaldy and Cowdenbeath met Tobias Ellwood MP, Government Minister for the Ministry of Defence, in London this week to press for assurances the delayed project would go ahead. Lesley said: “After years of inaction...
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Scottish jobs are being put at risk by a bungling Tory Brexit, Lesley Laird has warned. Pressed at Scottish questions today, Tory Scottish Secretary David Mundell could not identify a single Scottish business that had received a Nissan-style package of state aid, despite promises Scotland would get the same support as England. The car manufacturer was...
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Fed-up Fife train passengers will have a chance to quiz ScotRail directly at a public meeting next week. The event, organised by Lesley Laird MP, will take place at 7pm on Thursday, February 28 at Kirkcaldy Town House. ScotRail director Alex Hynes has accepted an invitation to attend the open meeting and answer questions from...
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Key report findings on flaring at Fife Ethylene Plant are due out in April, Mossmorran Working Group has learned today (Friday). The well-attended meeting, held in Kirkcaldy, was co-chaired by Lesley Laird MP and Prof. Wilson Sibbett, chairman of the Mossmorran and Braefoot Bay Independent Air Quality Review Group. The group heard that the Best...
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Scrapping free TV licences to over-75s will cost pensioners in Kirkcaldy and Cowdenbeath nearly £1m a year – money which will go straight to the Treasury’s coffers. That’s according to Labour research, as the BBC’s consultation on the future of free TV licences for over-75s closes tomorrow, Tuesday, February 12. As part of the last...
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The sale of The Postings shopping centre is to be broadcast live from London, it has emerged. The Kirkcaldy mall, listed on the market with a reserve price of just £1, will be sold by auctioneers Allsop at Barclay House on February 5. Current owners Columbia Threadneedle held talks with Lesley Laird MP for Kirkcaldy...
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