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Laird seeks urgent meeting with JPIMedia bosses

Lesley Laird MP has requested an urgent meeting with JPI Media bosses to seek clarity on the future of the company’s Scottish newspaper titles.  Johnston Press filed for administration on Friday but new parent company JPI Media – a consortium...

Laird blasts Mundell’s feeble defence of Brexit deal

Lesley Laird has blasted David Mundell for proposing a bad Brexit deal as the only alternative to a no deal. Quizzed on his support for Theresa May’s half-baked Brexit deal on BBC Radio Scotland’s Good Morning Scotland today (Monday), Scottish Secretary...

Kirkcaldy tour impresses UK Shadow Housing Minister

John Healey MP, UK Shadow Housing Secretary, visited Kirkcaldy on Friday to learn more about Fife’s UK-leading affordable housing programme. He was accompanied by Lesley Laird MP on a tour of Overton Road, where 161 homes were recently built by...

Labour to force vote on ScotRail break clause

Lesley Laird MP has welcomed a move by Scottish Labour to force a vote tomorrow (Wednesday) on whether the government should enforce the ScotRail break clause to bring the current franchise to an end in 2022. Under the terms of...

MP plants trees for Queen’s Commonwealth Canopy

Lesley Laird MP has planted five trees in Beveridge Park, Kirkcaldy, to mark the Queen’s Commonwealth Canopy initiative. The event, which was witnessed by local councillors, community group representatives and pupils from Kirkcaldy West PS, commemorates Her Majesty’s lifetime service to...

SNP back big developers over communities on planning reform

The SNP has voted against proposals to give communities the right to appeal planning decisions. Scottish Labour amendments to the Planning Bill attempted to ‘level the playing field’ and make the planning system fairer. If passed, a new community right...
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