This Week #34

7th November 2016

31st October – 6th November 2016



On Tuesday, Marion was busy with parliamentary duties before participating in the Westminster Hall debate on Apprenticeships Funding (above), providing an excellent speech:

It is very important that Scotland’s share of the funding is used to support the delivery of the 30,000 modern apprenticeships by 2020 that the Scottish Government have mentioned. We have been working hard with employers and have had consultations. We have introduced new types of apprenticeships—a foundation apprenticeship and graduate apprenticeships—because apprenticeships should not be one size fits all. Yes, they should be for school leavers, and yes they should be for older people, but they should also be for graduates and young people still at school. That ties into the idea of careers, and of helping young people into careers in which they will be able to find work for many years to come, which would benefit the economy.



Despite feeling under the weather, Marion was still working hard in London on Thursday, before travelling back home ahead of a busy couple of days of surgeries.


On Friday, Marion was back in the constituency, holding her monthly surgery in the Dalziel Building in the morning. This surgery is an ideal way to seek assistance from your MP and it is almost always fully booked, for more information check out the Surgeries page.


Following the morning surgery, Marion was keen to highlight National Befriending Week by joining the Community Champions of Befriend Motherwell at St Andrew’s Church to celebrate their 5th birthday. The MP was also on hand to sign the pledge to tackle loneliness in Scotland


Saturday saw the Motherwell and Wishaw MP attend her surgery at Wishaw Library, in order to discuss issues with local people and provide what support she can. Unlike the surgery of the previous day, Marion’s monthly Wishaw Library surgery is a “drop in”, meaning constituents can turn up without an appointment. Again, for more information, check out the Surgeries page.