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Monica Supports Hamilton Advertiser Christmas Toy Appeal

Monica  was delighted to visit Happy Feet Nursery in Larkhall to support the Hamilton Advertiser’s Christmas Toy Appeal 2019. Monica was pleased to deliver a selection of gifts to the popular Larkhall Nursery. These donations, together with the hundreds of parcels from members of the public and local businesses throughout the appeal, will guarantee that…

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Hamilton’s ‘Tree of the Year’ Contender Wins A Prize

The famous Cadzow Oak was a runner-up in the national Woodland Trust competition, following a public vote. The tree was nominated by Monica, who has embraced the role of Oak Champion in the Scottish Parliament. The Cadzow Oak, at Chatelherault Country Park receives a £500 Care Award, thanks to players of People’s Postcode Lottery. The…

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Monica wears it pink for Breast Cancer Now fundraiser

Monica added a dash of pink to her usual attire to support Breast Cancer Now’s wear it pink fundraiser, which takes place on Friday 18 October. Since launching in 2002, wear it pink has had an enormous impact on the lives of those affected by breast cancer, raising over £33 million to date. Monica is…

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Calls for more help for those with endometriosis

Commenting on research carried out by the BBC on endometriosis, Monica said: “This is shocking research that confirms that Endometriosis is a devastating condition.  “Scottish Labour campaigned for the Scottish Government to prioritise women’s health inequalities and we will be pressing for funding and targeted action to help address the alarming findings mapped out in…

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‘Say What You Pay With Pride’ During Fair Tax Week

Local companies are being encouraged to take a ‘responsible attitude’ during Fair Tax Week which runs from 6-14 July. Tax avoidance practices by businesses across the UK is causing record levels of concern among the Scottish public, according to new polling by ICM. The survey, commissioned by the Fair Tax Mark, also shows that more…

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Comment On Scotland’s Mental Health Crisis

SCOTLAND’S MENTAL HEALTH CRISIS CLAIMS ALMOST 800 LIVES IN 2018 Commenting on new figures showing a rise in the number of suicides in Scotland in 2018, Monica said: “Scotland’s mental health crisis is claiming the lives of almost 800 people every single year. “Around 100 young people under the age of 25 died by suicide…

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A Great Get Together In Memory Of MP Jo Cox

MP Ged Killen and MSP Monica Lennon hosted a successful Great Get Together Coffee and Cake afternoon on Friday (June 21) at Gilmour and Whitehill Parish Church, Burnbank.  The Great Get Together is a UK-wide series of events inspired by the pair’s fellow Labour MP Jo Cox, who was killed on June 16, 2016. Jo’s…

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Better Access to Menopause Care

There has been calls on the Scottish Government to take urgent action to give women better access to menopause care. During a parliamentary debate on Tuesday 21st May, Scottish Labour has called to end the postcode lottery over menopause care. In an answer to a parliamentary question by Monica Lennon last year, it was revealed…

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Hospital Workers To Lose Out On Wages

Workers at Hairmyres Hospital are set to lose out on a week’s wages. A new payroll system is set to be rolled-out at the hospital in May, but the plans by the contractor ISS are set to include delaying paying workers’ their wages for one-week on the first payment. Staff are currently paid in arrears on…

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Monica wins rights for young people in planning

Monica Lennon MSP has secured landmark amendments to the Planning Bill which will give children and young people more say on changes to the communities they live in. Schools and young people aged under 25 will gain a greater role in the planning process if the Bill is passed later this year. The proposals will…

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