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Keep it in the family! Fave pub is nominated for national title

Wee Jimmies is Kirkcaldy and Cowdenbeath constituency’s favourite pub – and that’s official! The Cowdenbeath pub was a resounding hit when Lesley Laird MP put a call out last month looking for suggestions for nominees for Parliamentary Pub of the...

MP urges constituents to be vigilant after couple lose nearly £300k in bank scam

An MP is urging victims of a Santander bank scam to come forward after a Fife couple lost nearly £300,000 last month. The professional couple, who wish to remain anonymous, fell prey to an ‘authorised push payment’ scam on July...

Brexit talks between Scottish and UK government must be transparent: Laird

Lesley Laird MP has called on Scottish Secretary David Mundell to reveal his next steps for devolution as the clock ticks down to Brexit. The move by the Shadow Scottish Secretary follows the publication of a damning report by the...

Nearly 600 working people face Universal Credit sanctions

Lesley Laird MP has called for the Tory government to ‘halt and fix’ Universal Credit as new data reveals four in 10 working people on the benefit are being told to seek more work. New figures show that in the Kirkcaldy...

MP backs campaign for ‘fair wages for all ages’

Lesley Laird MP has pledged to back a bill which would extend the National Living Wage to young people – as part in a bigger bid to bring the UK out of poverty. The move comes after the National Living Wage (Extension to Young People)...

Kirkcaldy Samaritans ‘always on hand to listen’

Lesley Laird MP visited volunteers at the Kirkcaldy branch of Samaritans this week to see first-hand how they support anyone in distress and work to meet the needs of the community. Samaritans is the leading suicide prevention charity in the...
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