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Sunday Politics Scotland

In an interview with Gordon Brewer on Sunday Politics Scotland I reinforced Labour’s position on Brexit: that we bring grown-up politics to the debate on the EU Withdrawal Bill and will continue to fight to make sure jobs and the...

MP meets Citizen Advice

Lesley Laird MP was given an update on vital services Citizens Advice provide constituents in Kirkcaldy and Cowdenbeath at an event held in the House of Commons yesterday (Wednesday).  According to the charity, Citizens Advice helps to solve two in three people’s problems, reducing the number of...

MND protest

Full of admiration and support for the @MNDpatients protest yesterday, despite the weather, calling on the Government to STOP forcing MND patients to undergo DWP reassessment for ESA benefits. The campaign has succeeded in changing this cruel policy for new...

Unite RBS protest

I joined Unite at its protest outside RBS in Kirkcaldy to bring home the message to bank bosses ‘DON’T CLOSE OUR BRANCHES!’ The bank plans to close 52 branches across the country – despite announcing annual profits of £752m. This...

Cold Weather Payments

The ‘Beast from the East’ has triggered Cold Weather Payments of £25 for KY4 and KY5 postcodes for the period of Feb 25 – March 3. The payment is automatically made to people on certain benefits – for more information...

MP calls for an end to train ‘misery’

Lesley Laird MP has called on Humza Yousaf to stop ignoring the misery endured by Fife passengers after it emerged ScotRail clocked up a £3m fine for poor performance. The MP for Kirkcaldy and Cowdenbeath contacted the Scottish Minster for...
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