Call for urgent action to support NHS Lanarkshire

August 10, 2022

Central Scotland MSP Monica Lennon has written to the Cabinet Secretary for Health and Social Care, Humza Yousaf MSP, demanding urgent action to support NHS Lanarkshire after the health board re-entered Code Black.   Scotland’s NHS follows a traffic light system indicating its levels of risk – green when health services are functioning, amber when functioning…

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Visitors’ abuse of maternity staff needs zero tolerance approach

August 9, 2022

Central Scotland MSP Monica Lennon has slammed reports of abuse towards maternity staff at the University Hospital Wishaw that has led to visiting restrictions, calling for a ‘zero tolerance’ approach.  NHS Lanarkshire announced on Monday, August 8 that restrictions on visiting times and increased security measures were being put in place at the maternity unit…

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Celebrating the Tie campaign

July 1, 2022

Central Scotland MSP Monica Lennon met with representatives of the Tie (Time for Inclusive Education) campaign at the Scottish Parliament on Thursday, June 30. The Scottish Labour and Co-operative member said: “It was a pleasure to meet with the Tie campaign group on the last day of parliament before recess on Thursday, which also happened…

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Monica Lennon MSP calls for urgent action from Asda after workers experience pay issues

July 1, 2022

Central Scotland MSP Monica Lennon is calling for urgent action from Asda following reports that some workers are not receiving the correct pay due to payroll issues. The Scottish Labour and Co-operative representative expressed concern after learning that that some Asda employees had turned to foodbanks and pay day lenders to make ends meet over…

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Monica Lennon MSP joins Cats Protection to find out more about cat welfare priorities for Scotland

June 20, 2022

Monica attended a Cats Protection parliamentary reception in Holyrood on Thursday, June 16 to discuss the charity’s work to improve feline welfare. The event was held to highlight ways that politicians can help support Scotland’s 685,000 pet cats and their owners. Cats Protection’s ‘The Time is Meow: A cat welfare Action Plan for Scotland’ sets…

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Thousands of school pupils across Lanarkshire are missing out on the opportunity of free school meals after a proposal by Central Scotland MSP Monica Lennon was voted down in the Scottish Parliament

June 20, 2022

Monica tabled an amendment to the Good Food Nation Bill on Tuesday, June 4 which would have seen free school meals offered to every primary and secondary school pupil in Scotland. Free meals are currently offered to primary one to five children and means tested for older pupils. The STUC Women’s Committee is championing the…

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Volunteers’ Week – British Heart Foundation

June 1, 2022

Central Scotland MSP Monica Lennon has praised the invaluable role of volunteers during a visit to the British Heart Foundation Scotland’s shop in Hamilton – seeing first-hand how their efforts help raise vital funds for the charity’s lifesaving research into heart and circulatory diseases. The Scottish Labour and Co-operative representative visited to mark Volunteers’ Week…

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Volunteering at the heart of the community

May 27, 2022

Central Scotland MSP Monica Lennon has praised the invaluable role of volunteers during a visit to the British Heart Foundation Scotland’s shop in Hamilton – seeing first-hand how their efforts help raise vital funds for the charity’s lifesaving research into heart and circulatory diseases. The Scottish Labour and Co-operative representative visited ahead of Volunteers’ Week…

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Scottish Bus Week

May 26, 2022

Monica has called for improvements to Lanarkshire’s public transport network during Scottish Bus Week. The inaugural event was launched on Monday (May 23) and is being delivered in partnership with CPT (Confederation of Passenger Transport) Scotland and supported by Paths for All and other partners including First Bus [1] Monica has been campaigning in particular…

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Children and young people in South Lanarkshire missing out on free bus travel

May 16, 2022

Monica Lennon MSP has warned that young people in South Lanarkshire are missing out on free bus travel due to problems with a Scottish Government scheme. Only 13 per cent of eligible children and young people in South Lanarkshire have successfully obtained their pass under the Young Persons’ Free Bus Travel Scheme, since it launched…

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