July 2021 Newsletter

TORY GOVERNMENT BETRAYS SICK AND DISABLED AGAIN AND AGAIN

The SNP’s Disabilities spokesperson has described the UK government’s Health and Disability Green Paper as “long overdue but still lacking real ambition” to support those with disabilities and long-term illnesses. Marion Fellows MP has said the Green Paper fails to address key issues affecting disabled people in the UK social security system including benefit sanctions, […]

June 2021 Newsletter

MP URGES APPLICATIONS AS EU SETTLEMENT DEADLINE APPROACHES

Marion Fellows, MP for Motherwell and Wishaw, has urged EU citizens to make their applications to the EU Settlement Scheme (EUSS) as the deadline approaches on 30 June. Those who do not apply by the deadline will lose their right to work, healthcare and public funds. Mrs Fellows is concerned that a high number of […]

FREE VIRTUAL FUNDING WORKSHOP FOR LOCAL CHARITIES IN MOTHERWELL AND WISHAW

Marion Fellows, MP for Motherwell and Wishaw, will take part in a virtual funding workshop, with People’s Postcode Lottery, for local charities, volunteer organisations, and community groups in Motherwell and Wishaw. The session will give good causes in Ms Fellows’ constituency advice on how they can apply for funds to make a difference in their […]

SNP MP: TESCO’S FIRE AND REHIRE OF WAREHOUSE WORKERS “A BETRAYAL”

UK GOV URGED TO BACK SNP BILL TO PROTECT WORKERS’ INCOMES SNP MP, Marion Fellows, has called for the UK Government to back the SNP’s Bill to ban fire and rehire as Tesco looks to slash Scottish workers’ wages. Around 290 workers at Tesco’s Livingston distribution centre are being threatened with pay cuts between £4,000 […]

SNP CALL FOR UK GOV TO SUPPORT CHILDREN WITH MINIMUM MAINTENANCE PAYMENT AND PROPER ENFORCEMENT

Today, SNP MP Marion Fellows has called for the UK Government to support children and “get a grip” of rising debt owed under the Child Maintenance Service (CMS). As of September 2020, recorded arrears have accumulated to £379.2m – 9% of all maintenance that should have been paid. Therefore, almost £1 of every £10 is […]

ONE RULE UK GOV AND ANOTHER FOR EVERYONE ELSE

PM COVID STATEMENT

Scotland is facing Thatcher levels of unemployment and hardship again. The furlough scheme must be extended and the £20 top up to Universal Credit must be made permanent and extended to older welfare payments.

2,500 LOCAL PENSIONERS MISSING OUT ON PENSION CREDIT

Figures from Independent Age have revealed that 2,481 pensioners in the Motherwell and Wishaw constituency are not claiming the Pension Credit they are entitled to. More than 2,481 households in Motherwell and Wishaw who are entitled to Pension Credit do not receive the benefit, which is designed to keep the least well-off pensioners out of […]