Monday 29th October
Only smiling for now! https://t.co/rx4cqTG0OH
— Marion Fellows MP (@marionfellows) October 29, 2018
On Monday, Marion was back in London working hard for the constituents of Motherwell and Wishaw. Amongst a busy day of meetings and parliamentary duties, Marion was able to quiz Caroline Nokes MP, Minister for Immigration, on the effect on Scotland of the ending of free movement of people within the EU:
Scottish Government analysis published in February estimates that real GDP in Scotland will be 4.5% lower by 2040 than it would otherwise have been, as a result of lower migration. Does the Minister agree that this is why immigration powers must be devolved to Scotland, so that Scotland can create a system that is fair and that meets our needs and values?
The Minister failed to answer the question adequately:
The Government have been repeatedly clear that immigration policy remains a reserved matter. Four years ago the people of Scotland confirmed in a referendum that they wanted to remain part of the United Kingdom and we will deliver an immigration policy for every part of the UK.
Tuesday 30th October
Wednesday 31st October
The Tories’ fixation with removing peoples’ rights to free movement is not only cruel and harmful to the individuals it targets, but it will also be detrimental to Scotland’s economy as a whole and conflicts with Scotland’s needs and values. Immigration powers must be devolved. pic.twitter.com/6GLqK8NxKH
— Marion Fellows MP (@marionfellows) October 31, 2018
Thursday 1st November
Under the Tories, the incomes of those on lower incomes getting lower and the incomes of those on higher incomes getting higher. That is the aim that underpins the Tory party. #FMQs
— Marion Fellows MP (@marionfellows) November 1, 2018
Friday 2nd November
On Friday, Marion was back in the constituency as usual, hosting meetings, catching up on correspondence, and hosting her monthly constituency office surgery in the Dalziel Building in Motherwell.
To make an appointment for next month’s surgery, telephone Marion’s office on 01698 337191.
Saturday 3rd Saturday
— Marion Fellows MP (@marionfellows) November 3, 2018