News-and-Events

Post Coronavirus Blueprint For Hamilton Town Centre

Business leaders and politicians should start work now on a post-virus blueprint for Hamilton town centre and nearby retailers. I want to bring together prominent figures from all parties to begin work with retailers, small businesses and civic groups. Urgent talks could be vital in protecting jobs and aiding a local recovery. Experts and analysts…

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10,000 Coronavirus Deaths Must Trigger New Plan

10,000 coronavirus deaths must trigger new plan   Tragically, almost 10,000 official COVID-19 deaths have been recorded across the UK and 542 people are known to have died in Scotland   The true death toll is likely to be even higher as the limited data being published is not telling the full story. Responding to…

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Council Care Homes Re-Opened To Cope With Coronavirus

South Lanarkshire Council will re-open Kirkton House and McWhirter House to cope with the response to Coronavirus, in addition to 60 beds at Udston Hospital being recommissioned. It follows a long-running public campaign to save the council-run care homes which had previously been marked for closure. Welcoming the move, Monica said: “This is a vital…

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Coronavirus disease (Covid-19)

Due to the ongoing uncertainty and concern for public health during the outbreak of Coronavirus, I have taken the decision to cancel my face-to-face surgeries and meetings. My staff and I remain available to take telephone calls to raise any issues and urge anyone who needs help to please get in touch by email or…

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My Annual Report 2019/20

It is a privilege to represent you as one of your MSPs for Central Scotland Region. I hope you enjoy reading my report highlighting some of the work I have been carrying out on your  behalf over the past year. MonicaLennonMSP_AnnualReport2020  

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We Saved The X1

UPDATE 19th February 2020: The X1 has been saved. This is a victory for local residents in Hamilton. We need bus services that put people before profit.   27th January 2020 The campaign to save the X1 bus route between Hamilton and Glasgow is facing fresh challenges after it has emerged First Glasgow will be reviewing…

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Advice Surgeries

Face-to face surgeries remain suspended. Please get in touch if you have any concerns: monica.lennon.msp@parliament.scot  

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Christmas Card Competition Winners Are Real Crackers

A creative pupil at St Ninian’s Primary School in Hamilton has been celebrating after coming out tops in Monica’s Christmas card design competition.   The winner was Milly McCrory, a primary seven pupil at St Ninians PS in Hamilton. The runners-up were James Craw, P2 of St Mary’s PS, Larkhall; Abby Gilchrist, P7 of Dalserf…

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Shopping Small and Close to Home is a Win-Win Situation For All

Monica Lennon backed local town traders as part of Small Business Saturday. Now in its seventh year, the event on Saturday, December 7, encouraged residents across Lanarkshire and beyond to “shop small” and support the contribution of entrepreneurs and small firms. Monica said: “I enjoyed getting my Christmas shopping under way at Ollybear Childrenswear in…

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Monica welcomed pupils from St Cuthbert’s Primary to The Scottish Parliament

Pupils from St. Cuthbert’s Primary School in Burnbank, Hamilton enjoyed a trip to Edinburgh recently. The Primary 7 students explored the Scottish Parliament building, learnt more about democracy and questioned one of their MSPs, Monica Lennon on Friday 11 October. Monica Lennon Scottish Labour MSP for Central Scotland and a former local councillor for Hamilton…

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