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Rise in Recorded Crime in South Lanarkshire

The latest statistics reveal that recorded crime has risen in South Lanarkshire by 4 per cent between 2016-17 and 2017-18.  Within the Scottish Government’s Recorded Crime in Scotland 2016-17  publication the figures highlighted that  there has been a particularly worrying 39 per cent increase in

Planning Bill Part 1 Blog

Planning is a subject that gets people worked up.

Many constituents that I have worked with over the years see a system that does not work for them, rather it is done to them.

Fall in House Building across North Lanarkshire

The latest Scottish Government housing statistics reveal the SNP’s failure to deliver for the people of North Lanarkshire.

Housing Statistics for Scotland Quarterly Update revealed that house building completions in North Lanarkshire fell by 27 per cent from 2016 to 2017.

MSP bowled over after visiting Wishaw Bowling Club

Graham Simpson MSP visited a local sports club after it was awarded money to upgrade its facilities and was left bowled over. 

Wishaw Bowling Club was awarded a £12,000 grant by Viridor which has been used to purchase a new lawn mower and fit new flooring in the club house.   

The SNP's economic incompetence has led to fewer Scots in work

New jobs figures published by the Office for National Statistics show that in the past year, the employment rate has fallen in Scotland compared to rises across the rest of the UK. The Scottish employment rate has fallen from 75.8 per cent to 75.1 per cent.