This Week #2

18th January 2016

Monday (11th January 2016)


Tuesday (12th January 2016)

Tuesday saw Marion undertake a busy day of meetings, parliamentary business and events. There were whip duties to complete in the morning as well as attending a briefing on English Votes for English Laws. In the afternoon, Marion attended more meetings, including that of the Scottish Grand Committee. In the evening, the Motherwell & Wishaw MP was present at a book launch and a meeting of the SNP Westminster Group.


Wednesday (13th January 2016)

On Wednesday Marion, along with Central Scotland List MSP Clare Adamson, questioned the ‘ridiculous claim’ of John Pentland MSP that the Scottish Government are doing nothing to save the Lanarkshire steelworks – describing his comments as ‘bluster’ and accusing the MSP of using the future of the steelwork as ‘a political football’.  Marion was also present at the weekly meeting of the Education Select Committee, of which she is a dedicated member, to discuss Mental health and well-being of looked after children.

DBCLater in the day Marion attended a lobby of Parliament in Westminster Hall organised by members of the Disability Benefits Consortium (photo above with Helen Dearman and Steven Winyard of DBC).


Thursday (14th January 2016)

The Scottish Steel Taskforce met on Thursday in order to discuss important progress made in the ongoing battle by the Scottish Government to save the steelworks in Dalzell and Clydebridge.


In the afternoon, Marion could be found back in her constituency office in the Dalziel Building, Motherwell, hosting meetings and undertaking constituency work.


Friday (15th January 2016)

On Friday, Marion’s constituency office was the scene for a number of discussions with local people about a variety of local issues – all of which Marion and her team will assist with. In the afternoon, Marion was in Airdrie to meet with Neil Gray MP and Stuart C. McDonald MP in order to discuss the latest plans of Scottish Enterprise within North Lanarkshire and the potential benefits for the area as a result.


Saturday (16th January 2016)

Having secured an adjournment debate in the Commons Main Chamber for Monday 25th January, Marion spent Saturday engaged in preparation and information gathering on the debate’s subject matter – ‘Financial Ombudsman Service and Strathclyde mining group pensions’.