Monica Lennon calls on the Scottish Government to reassess decision to cut Men’s Shed funding

January 17, 2023

Monica Lennon MSP, alongside 40 cross-party MSPs have condemned the Scottish Government’s decision to cut funding to the Scottish Men’s Shed Association following a petition supported by more than 3,600 people. Men’s sheds, which date back to 2014 allow men to pursue practical interests whilst promoting friendship, sharing and community and with a strong presence…

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Monica Lennon MSP demands answers over NHS Lanarkshire ‘humanitarian emergency’

January 10, 2023

Monica Lennon, Scottish Labour and Scottish Co-op MSP for Central Scotland has today raised concerns in the Scottish Parliament for the safety of patients and staff and patients, telling the Health Secretary NHS Lanarkshire is the “crisis within a crisis”.   “Lives are being lost needlessly. This is a humanitarian emergency.  “My constituents in Lanarkshire have…

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NHS Lanarkshire Stuck in ‘Code Black Nightmare’

January 9, 2023

Monica Lennon MSP has slammed the Scottish Government over the ongoing CODE BLACK local health service emergency.  Monica has called for an immediate and substantial pay rise for healthcare workers, including social care staff who are earning as little as £10.50 per hour. The MSP says urgent action on staff retention and recruitment cannot be…

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Monica Lennon MSP calls for emergency General Election amid Westmintser chaos

October 19, 2022

Monica Lennon MSP, along with many living in Central Scotland has backed an online petition calling for an immediate general election due to the crises at Westminster. The petition, which has collected over 600,000 signatures in total, including from Lanarkshire, was debated this week in Parliament, days after Liz Truss fired her chancellor.  Commenting, Monica Lennon said:…

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Monica Lennon calls for end of ‘unfair’ peak rail fares

October 12, 2022

Monica Lennon MSP has urged the Scottish Government to scrap ‘peak fare’ railway ticket options which she describes as unfair.  Currently, passengers who travel before 9.30 am on weekday pay extra on Scotrail trains. The Scottish Government, after being questioned by the Scottish Labour and Co-op MSP, has not ruled out the scrapping of the…

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Monica Lennon MSP shows support for Nelson Mandela statue crowdfunder

October 12, 2022

Monica has backed plans to erect a statue of Nelson Mandela in Nelson Mandela Place, Glasgow to commemorate Glasgow’s historic relationship with Mandela. The Nelson Mandela Scottish Memorial Foundation has been raising money throughout October with hopes of obtaining the additional £20,000 needed to design, sculpt and mount the statue. Glasgow was the first city…

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Monica Lennon MSP renews calls for action on free school meals during ‘Challenge Poverty Week’

October 11, 2022

Central Scotland MSP Monica Lennon has backed the Poverty Alliance during its annual ‘Challenge Poverty Week’ 3 to 9 October.  The Scottish Labour and Co-operative Party MSP is leading calls in the Scottish Parliament for the Scottish Government to urgently expand access to universal free school meals to pupils in Primary 6 and 7 classes,…

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‘Increase funds for local councils if we want Scotland to reach climate goal of Net Zero’ says Scottish Labour MSP

October 11, 2022

Central Scotland MSP Monica Lennon, along with Stephen Smellie, vice-convenor of UNISON Scotland has called for more money to be allocated to South Lanarkshire Council in efforts to deliver on climate duties.  The Scottish Government has set intentions for net zero emissions of greenhouse gases by 2045 and a target of 75% by 2030. Hamilton…

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Press release: Support for Stroke Association

September 8, 2022

Central Scotland MSP Monica Lennon has commended the work of the Stroke Association after meeting with representatives recently in the Scottish Parliament. Stroke is one of the most common killers in Scotland and a leading cause of disability, with nearly 10,000 strokes occurring each year. There are over 128,000 stroke survivors living in Scotland.  The…

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Statement: NHS Lanarkshire A&E departments

September 6, 2022

Central Scotland MSP, Monica Lennon said: “The fact that NHS Lanarkshire, already in Code Black, has today urged people not to attend its three A&E departments is a loud and clear call for immediate action from the Scottish Government. “It is unacceptable that Lanarkshire residents are being told not to attend A&E unless life-threatening. “It…

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