Statutory Consultation – Newton Farm Primary School and Hallside Primary School

South Lanarkshire Council have today opened their public consultation on proposed changes to the catchment areas for Newton Farm Primary School and Hallside Primary School. The changes the Council are seeking are to balance pupil numbers more effectively within the two schools and to change the secondary school affected pupils would attend from Uddingston Grammar … Read more

Westminster Hall: Access to Cash – 20/10/21

Access to cash has been an issue constituents’ contact me regularly about, and remains a key concern in the community. I attended this interesting debate in Westminster Hall, where many important points were made from Members across the House. I was grateful for the opportunity to intervene on the Economic Secretary to the Treasury, who … Read more

Westminster Hall: Post Office Closures & High Streets – 19/10/21

I was honoured to have the opportunity to intervene in two debates in Westminster Hall, on topics that impact on many people across the UK. In the debate on Post Office closures, I highlighted the excellent Post Office BankHub initiative in Cambuslang, and the Economic Secretary to the Treasury’s recent visit. You can read a … Read more

Sir David Amess MP

I am  devastated to hear the news about Sir David Amess, MP for Southend West. He was always a very likeable, kind and supportive colleague and worked cross party. He will be greatly missed by Members across the House.  He was an outstanding constituency MP who always worked hard for his constituents. So tenacious in his … Read more