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Lesley Laird MP has called on EDF to engage with Fife’s trade unions following a community meeting in Buckhaven to discuss the company’s upcoming NnG wind farm contract. On Thursday night the STUC comprising Unite and the GMB led the meeting at Buckhaven community education centre, inviting local representatives and EDF Renewables to take part...
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The free TV licence was introduced in 2000 in recognition that the licence fee could be a source of concern for many people over the age of 75, nearly 50% of whom were in the lowest three income deciles. However, in 2015, the BBC reached an agreement with the Government to take on the cost...
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It is shocking that we had not had a full debate in the House of Commons chamber on climate change for over two years. It is also disappointing that the debate took place at a time when it is difficult for all MPs to attend. I believe the Government needs to give this issue proper...
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It is an important principle of the BBC’s Charter that the BBC is operationally and editorially independent. The BBC also has a duty under both the BBC Charter and the Broadcasting Code to deliver impartial and accurate news. Indeed, the agreement accompanying the BBC Charter requires the BBC to do all it can to ensure...
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Kingdom Community Bank, Fife’s largest credit union, launched a new Cowdenbeath collection point at the Maxwell Centre today (Thursday). The launch, which coincides with Challenge Poverty Week, will further extend Kingdom’s aim to offer everyone in the local community a stake in their own ethical bank, and access to affordable loans, secure savings and other...
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Today is the official starting gun for the election period as we are now entering Purdah.  It’s hard to believe that since I was elected in 2012 so much of our political landscape has changed.  People have had so many elections and so many choices to make it’s probably hard not to have voter fatigue...
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Today it was the old firm derby day…… Fife Labour have invested in our national game by: ** Creating Fife’s own Football Performance Academy getting our best young players in our best facilities with our best coaches ** Building Fife’s first indoor football training pitch ** Investing in more 3G training pitches ………. Creating a...
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Our investment in Education continues….. The new Levenmouth Campus was official opened today by Council Leader, David Ross and Education Minister, John Swinney.  It was a great event and we were delighted to invite some special guests to share it with us. Stephanie Inglis (Commonwealth Silver Medal Judo Champion) and her friend Khalid joined the...
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Since taking the Administration in 2012 Fife Labour have made education and employment a key focus area.  I am therefore delighted that all the hard work and effort by teachers, business leaders and Fife College has paid off and we are seeing continuing year on year improvement in getting more young Fifers equipped for work...
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