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Marriage tax proposals do nothing for most families in East Lothian

Marriage tax proposals do nothing for most families in East Lothian

October 02, 2013  |   Posted by :   |   News   |   0 Comment»

County MP Fiona O’Donnell has criticised the Prime Minister’s new married couples allowance policy as a backward step that is badly out of touch with families’ lives ...

County’s young people urged to register for historic vote

County’s young people urged to register for historic vote

October 01, 2013  |   Posted by :   |   News   |   0 Comment»

Fiona O’Donnell MP and Iain Gray MSP are urging East Lothian teenagers who will be 16 or older when next year’s referendum on Scotland’s future is held ...

MP welcomes commitment to give wage boost to county’s low paid workers

MP welcomes commitment to give wage boost to county’s low paid workers

October 01, 2013  |   Posted by :   |   News   |   0 Comment»

Fiona O’Donnell MP has welcomed plans for strengthening the National Minimum Wage to tackle the low pay fuelling the cost of living crisis and give ...

Fiona welcomes plan to freeze county energy bills until 2017

Fiona welcomes plan to freeze county energy bills until 2017

September 30, 2013  |   Posted by :   |   Featured,News   |   0 Comment»

East Lothian’s MP, Fiona O’Donnell, has welcomed the announcement by Ed Miliband that One Nation Labour is planning to freeze energy bills until the start of 2017. Under ...

Repealing the bedroom tax is the right thing to do

Repealing the bedroom tax is the right thing to do

September 23, 2013  |   Posted by :   |   Featured,News   |   0 Comment»

Fiona O’Donnell MP and Iain Gray MSP have welcomed Labour’s announcement that it will repeal the Bedroom Tax if returned to office in 2015, saying it will give ...

Local women congratulated on completing unique swim challenge

Local women congratulated on completing unique swim challenge

September 23, 2013  |   Posted by :   |   News   |   0 Comment»

Fiona O'Donnell MP and Iain Gray MSP have congratulated local women Christine Howson and Saartje Drijver on the completion of ...

Letter from Westminster: Rights at work need to be upheld

Letter from Westminster: Rights at work need to be upheld

September 19, 2013  |   Posted by :   |   News   |   0 Comment»

One of the most worrying aspects of the Coalition Government’s agenda since 2010, is its systematic attempt to undermine hard-won rights at work. Almost every change it ...

Volunteering grants available for local charities and community groups

Volunteering grants available for local charities and community groups

September 19, 2013  |   Posted by :   |   News   |   0 Comment»

The county’s parliamentarians Fiona O’Donnell MP and Iain Gray MSP are highlighting two grant programmes to support voluntary sector organisations with an income under £250,000 to create new ...

Fiona demands an end to exploitative zero-hours contracts

Fiona demands an end to exploitative zero-hours contracts

September 18, 2013  |   Posted by :   |   News   |   0 Comment»

Fiona O’Donnell MP has called for an end to the exploitation of hard-working people employed on zero-hour contracts. Zero-hours contracts can lead to insecurity and stress for many ...

MP urges local people to check their appliances in Gas Safety Week

MP urges local people to check their appliances in Gas Safety Week

September 16, 2013  |   Posted by :   |   Featured,News   |   0 Comment»

Local MP Fiona O’Donnell is urging East Lothian residents to get their gas appliances checked during Gas Safety Week (16-22 September). Every year people in East Lothian are diagnosed ...