IFS: Tory Welfare Reforms

Tory welfare reforms will push more children into poverty, the IFS have said – with absolute child poverty projected to rise to 30% by 2021-22. The increase is “entirely explained by the direct impact of tax and benefit reforms”, the IFS said. The findings come in a new report on living standards, which also finds […]

Local Council Elections: Register to vote

On 4 May, the people of Scotland go to the polls to elect their local council. 16 and 17 year olds can vote in these elections for the first time. To be able to vote in the Scottish council elections, you need to be registered. Registering is quick and easy. You need your National Insurance […]

Leave Campaign Promises

During the EU referendum, the Leave campaign promised that if the UK voted to leave the EU, that the Scottish Parliament would gain more powers – particularly over agriculture and fisheries that had been transferred to the EU Parliament. Following a question by my colleague, Angus Robertson, to the Prime Minister, she would not confirm […]

Make Every Daffodil Count

This morning I joined forces with Harry Potter actor Jason Isaacs to ‘Make Every Daffodil Count’ this March and help Marie Curie provide care and support to people living with a terminal illness. I encourage local people to help the charity raise more money than ever before by simply giving a donation and wearing a […]

Intergenerational Fairness

Yesterday I spoke on a debate on Intergenerational Fairness. https://www.facebook.com/marionfellows/videos/10155908214166632/ As a nation and as a society we need to start to be honest with ourselves about the size of the burden we have been and are placing on future generations, and about the fact that the generational time bomb is starting to impose ever […]

Happy St. David’s Day

A happy St David’s Day to the Welsh nation and to our friends in Plaid Cymru! Gwnewch y Pethau Bychain!