This Week #13

11th April 2016

Monday (4th April 2016)


Tuesday (5th April 2016)

With the parliament still in recess, Marion used Tuesday to work from her constituency office. The Motherwell & Wishaw MP was also keen to meet local people, visiting the Woolpack Knitting Club at North Lanarkshire Heritage Centre with Motherwell & Wishaw’s SNP candidate for the Scottish elections Clare Adamson.

Marion & Clare discuss local issues at the Knitting Club.

Marion & Clare discuss local issues at the Knitting Club.

Wednesday (6th April 2016)

On Wednesday, Marion and Clare visited the Basics Food Bank at Motherwell Baptist Church before meeting local people in the Well Cafe, also in the church. Marion and her staff have been present at the Well Cafe on a frequent basis over the last few months in order to provide any assistance they can to local people, particularly those having to resort to using the foodbank to get by.


Marion & Clare with volunteers & Pastor Baxter at the Well Cafe.

Thursday (7th April 2016)


Friday (8th April 2016)

Friday brought with it the Dalzell handover, with First Minister Nicola Sturgeon joining Marion, Margaret Ferrier MP (Rutherglen & Hamilton West) and Clare Adamson (SNP MSP candidate for Motherwell & Wishaw) to the mark the occasion. The First Minister had vowed to leave no stone unturned in finding a new owner for the steelworks and, after a lot of hard work, the Steel Task Force was successful.


Marion, Margaret Ferrier MP, FM Nicola Sturgeon & Clare Adamson.

Later in the day, Marion joined Fergus Ewing MSP (Scottish Government’s Minister for Business, Energy & Tourism) and Clare Adamson at the opening of the Motherwell & Wishaw SNP hub on Windmillhill Street ahead of next month’s Scottish elections. In order to ensure both an SNP majority government at Holyrood and an SNP MSP for Motherwell & Wishaw, make it #BothVotesSNP on the 5th of May.


Clare Adamson with Fergus Ewing MSP & Marion.

Over the course of the day, Marion and her staff were also at Theo’s Cafe in Orbiston Neighbourhood Centre to hold this month’s surgery.