This Week #6 (2018)

23rd October 2018

Monday 15th October

On Monday, Marion returned to Westminster and immediately got back to working hard for the people of Motherwell and Wishaw.

Tuesday 16th October

On Tuesday, Marion undertook a number of meetings and duties at Parliament, as well as questioning the UK Government on their lack of their support for Post Offices and Postmasters:

Marion was also involved in the Westminster Hall debate on Road Safety, stating:

I want the Minister to consider the Scottish Government examples that I will give him. Scotland’s road safety framework to 2020 has produced really good results, with cuts in the numbers of accidents. Things that the Scottish Government have done include cutting the blood alcohol limit, and we must take on board the fact that the limit has been reduced from 80 mg to 50 mg, which is lower than for the rest of the UK. We really must look at, and I would like the Minister to think about, the 7.6% reduction in drink-driving as a result of that.

You can read Marion’s contribution in full by clicking here.

Wednesday 17th October

Wednesday provided Marion with the opportunity to participate in the Mental Health: Absence from Work debate, and you can watch Marion’s contribution below:

Thursday 18th October

On Thursday, Marion attended a number of meetings before contributing to the debate on World Menopause Day within the House of Commons. During the Motherwell and Wishaw MP’s contribution, she stated:

Women’s health issues often do not see the spotlight due to ongoing taboos, and it is time for women—younger and older—to speak out. Women are often expected to put up and shut up about the symptoms associated with the menopause or periods, and to feel that talking about it is inappropriate or just moaning, when it is clear that this attitude is just thinly-veiled sexism. The fact is that the menopause and periods, as well as other hormonal conditions such as polycystic ovary syndrome, can have a really debilitating effect on women day to day.

You can read Marion’s contribution in full by clicking here.

Friday 19th October

Marion was back in the constituency office in Motherwell on Friday. The day was busy, with a number of meetings attended including meeting Chief Superintendent Waddell at Motherwell Police Station to discuss a variety of important matters.

Marion meets with Chief Superintendent Waddell.