11th May 2016

A year on from her election, Motherwell and Wishaw MP, Marion Fellows, has smashed Frank Roy, previous MP’s, record of parliamentary contributions.

In her first year, Marion Fellows made 68 contributions in Parliament which includes questions to government departments and speeches during debates.

Whereas the highest number of contributions from Frank Roy came in his final year of 18 as MP with just 46 contributions.

Mr Roy averaged just 14 contributions per year and in three separate years made no contributions at all. During nine of his 18 years as MP, he made less than ten contributions during the year.

Commenting, Marion said:

“During the general election campaign and after I was elected, I pledged to stand up for our communities and Scotland. And that is what I have done.

“I went to Westminster to raise peoples’ concerns and keep the Tory Government accountable. I have done so by questioning the Prime Minister on three separate occasions as well as other government ministers. I have raised local and national issues ranging from shipyard jobs, autism, the National Minimum Wage and fuel poverty.

“An important issue has been the potential closure of our local steelworks. I have debated the subject on numerous occasions in Parliament. This was part of a collective effort which ultimately secured a future for steel in Scotland and jobs in our community.

“For far too long, the voices of people living in the constituency were not heard at Westminster. I have sought to change that and I will continue to work hard for the communities in Motherwell, Wishaw and Bellshill in the years to come.”