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SNP MP CALLS FOR POST OFFICE SUBSIDY EXTENSION AS SCOTLAND STILL HARDEST HIT BY POSMASTER CRISIS

Today, SNP MP Marion Fellows has called on the UK Government to continue providing public subsidy to Post Office Ltd after figures reveal Scotland is still being hit hardest by the Postmaster crisis. Pre-Covid Post Office figures show that as of 31 March, Scotland had the highest number of temporarily closed Post Offices in the […]

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SNP CALLS FOR GUARANTEE OF RETURN OF SATURDAY DELIVERIES

ROYAL MAIL MUST PROVIDE CLARITY ON WHEN SERVICE WILL RETURN In a letter to Royal Mail CEO, Rico Back, SNP MP, Marion Fellows, has called for the Royal Mail to review its decision to end Saturday deliveries and for a guarantee and clarity on when full service will return. Ending Saturday deliveries goes against Royal […]

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UK BUDGET ANNOUNCED

Despite the spin from the Tories in London, Scotland’s budget will be lower in real terms that it was when the Tories came to power. It does not reverse £13.9bn of cumulative cuts or provide our people and services with the full support they need. I was pleased that SNP calls to act on the […]

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UK BUDGET TODAY

Scotland – our people, communities and services – have suffered under a decade of Tory austerity. With today’s budget, it is expected that it will continue. The Scottish Government Budget 2020-21 is still 2.8% (£840 million) lower in real terms compared to 2010-11. The £1.2bn extra next financial year will not reverse the £13.9bn of […]

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TORIES MUST LAUNCH INDEPENDENT INQUIRY INTO POST OFFICE MISMANAGEMENT

Campaigning SNP MP Marion Fellows has renewed calls on the UK government to launch an independent inquiry into its mismanagement of the Post Office Limited network and the Horizon system scandal.Ahead of a Westminster Hall debate today, the SNP MP also urged the UK government to ensure that costs of the Horizon case did not […]

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NLC BUDGET 2020/21

Due to the continued cuts from the Tory Government in London, the SNP Group in NLC did their best to create a budget which protects frontline jobs and services by listening to the concerns of local people. Sadly, the Labour budget was passed leading to:🚨 New charges for community alarms of £3.40 per week.🍞 An increase in […]

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SCOTTISH BUDGET AGREEMENT REACHED

Agreement has been reached in the Scottish Parliament for the 2020/21 budget. As well as the original pledges, the SNP Scottish Government will deliver: 🚌 Free bus travel for under-18s. 🏢 An extra £95m for local authorities – including £6m for North Lanarkshire. 👮‍♀️ £13m for frontline Police and £5m capital. 🌅 £25m on energy efficiency and tackling fuel […]

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RURAL AREAS WORST HIT BY POST OFFICE CLOSURE

FULL STORY HERE. The Tories are driving the Post Office – yet another valued public service – into the ground through a privatisation regime of managed decline. Post Offices must remain in public hands. It isn’t surprising that branches remain closed for so long. We are in the midst of a Postmaster crisis. They are […]

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NLC BIN CUTS LEADS TO RATS INFESTATION

SNP MP CALLS FOR INCREASED COLLECTIONS IN COUNCIL BUDGET AS RAT SIGHTINGS DOUBLE Figures from North Lanarkshire Council (NLC) have revealed that the council’s decision to reduce general waste collections has doubled rat sightings in North Lanarkshire in the space of a year. Changes backed by Labour Councillors, including NLC Leader, Cllr Jim Logue, came […]

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SCOTS MPs BLOCKED ON NHS SPENDING BILL

Tonight, all Scottish MPs were blocked from voting on matters which would affect how much money Scotland would get in our block grant due to English Votes for English Laws (EVEL). That means the Scottish people are being blocked from having their say over the decisions which affect our lives – again. The UK is […]