Monica Supports Hamilton Advertiser Christmas Toy Appeal

November 15, 2019

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

October 29, 2019

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

October 18, 2019

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

October 18, 2019

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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Calls for more help for those with endometriosis

October 7, 2019

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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Crisis in Young People’s Mental Health Services Revealed

September 3, 2019

More than a thousand children and young people have been forced to wait more than 18 weeks for mental health treatment, official figures show. New figures published 3rd September reveal that 1,217 children and young people seen between May and June 2019 had to wait longer than the four and half months waiting time target…

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Delayed Discharge On The Rise Amid Social Care Crisis

July 2, 2019

The number of people being left stuck in hospital despite being medically fit to leave has increased year-on-year. The practice, known as delayed discharge, often arises because a social care package – that would allow someone to safely return home or to a community setting – is not in place. At the May 2019 census…

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

July 1, 2019

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

June 26, 2019

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

June 21, 2019

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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