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TORY POWER GRAB

Last night, I voted against the Tories’ power grab on the Scottish Parliament. Yet, the Internal Market Bill was passed despite Scottish MPs and the Scottish Parliament rejecting it. All of the Scottish Tory MPs, including Scottish Tory leader Douglas Ross, voted to undermine Scotland’s will and control over devolved policy areas. They have been […]

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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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SNP CALL ON BORIS JOHNSON TO EXTEND STATUTORY SICK PAY POLICY

Following Boris Johnson’s announcement on statutory sick pay at Prime Minister’s questions, SNP MP Marion Fellows has urged the UK government to go further and extend the policy. Today Boris Johnson announced that workers who are forced to take sick leave will get statutory sick pay from the first day of their absence, instead of […]

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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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LOCAL MP BACKS BILL TO PROTECT NHS FROM TRADE DEALS

Marion Fellows, SNP MP for Motherwell and Wishaw, has backed a Bill to protect the NHS from being used as a bargaining chip in future trade deals with foreign nations. The SNP will tomorrow (5 February) bring forward the NHS protection Bill – a key 2019 manifesto commitment – to enshrine in law that all […]

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BREXIT DAY

As successive UK Governments continue to ride roughshod over Scotland’s will, we must decide our own future – not have Boris Johnson decide it for us. The First Minister has today announced that the SNP will seek to secure a binding referendum for the Scottish people. We will seek to do this by bringing together […]

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SCOTLAND’S RIGHT REFUSED

BORIS JOHNSON REFUSES FIRST MINISTER NICOLA STURGEON’S, REQUEST FOR INDEPENDENCE REFERENDUM Boris Johnson is continuing to ignore Scotland’s right to determine our own future. Instead, he will decide it for us. The people of Scotland have expressed their right to self-determination in the 2016 Scottish election, 2017 General Election, 2019 EU elections, and the 2019 […]

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GENERAL ELECTION ALERT

Boris Johnson is holding a Cabinet meeting today followed by a meeting with all Tory MPs where he may be preparing for a General Election. That means the hard working people of Motherwell and Wishaw must also get ready. The SNP is ready to fight an election and oust the Tories from Government so we […]

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MAJORITY SUPPORT FOR INDEPENDENCE

With 52% backing independence, there is a clear direction of travel towards people wanting to make the decisions to create a more equal and prosperous Scotland. The Tories’ denial of democracy is unsustainable. With independence, we can end Tory rule and governments we don’t vote for. The broken Westminster system has widened the democratic deficit […]