Constituency

East Kilbride

Lisa holds regular Tea with your MP events across each area of East Kilbride alongside her weekly surgeries taking place in East Kilbride, Strathaven & Lesmahagow (currently online).  

In 2019, Lisa supported the Body Shop campaign from the East Kilbride Town Centre Bodyshop Store to the United Nations in New York where she helped deliver a petition of millions of signatures with Cruelty Free International Against Cosmetic Animal Testing and made a speech at the UN. 

Lisa supports each of the East Kilbride Community Councils prioritising development work across the town, is a member of the EK Litter Pickers group and has been assisting one of the East Kilbride foodbank’s Share Alike during lockdown.  Lisa has recently been supporting local school children in their campaign to have a play park built in Whitehills.

With the devastating impact of Covid19 upon the town centre in East Kilbride, Lisa continues to prioritise town centre regeneration during this term in parliament.

Lisa has been a steadfast support of the Stay In East Kilbride Campaign against Closure of HMRC.

Avondale

Lisa regularly engages with local community groups in Strathaven and across Avondale including the Strathaven Balloon Festival Committee, Creative Strathaven, Friends of Strathaven Park, Glassford Community Council and the organisers of the Strathaven Raft Race, taking part in local festivities. 

Lisa has opened the first MPs office in Strathaven so that constituents have a truly local service and representation.

Lisa is liaising with the Japanese Embassy who have provided 40 Cherry Blossom Trees for Strathaven Park with the aim of creating a Japanese Garden which will foster important cultural and tourist ties between the constituency and Japan.

Stonehouse

Lisa’s constituency covers part of Stonehouse and she continues to liaise with local organisations including the excellent Trust Jack Foundation who support young people’s mental health. 

Lisa has been writing to local constituents across Stonehouse in the past few months to ascertain community views on the Viridor planning application and has since represented residents views on this matter officially to the council.

In addition to her regular surgeries in Avondale, Lisa has a monthly weekend surgery to meet with constituents in Stonehouse on Saturday mornings to accommodate those who may be working weekdays.

Lisa keeps in regular touch with local groups in Stonehouse and the Community Council and attends the Memorial Service in Stonehouse every Armistice.

Lesmahagow/Blackwood/Kirkmuirhill

Lisa’s constituency covers Lesmahagow alongside Blackwood and Kirkmuirhill.  Lisa has continued to support local work including attending the Blackwood Horticultural Show, Lesmahagow Highland Games, local church groups and the Lesmahagow Colours Festival.

Lisa and her family attend church in Lesmahagow and are an integral part of the local community.

Work with Local Businesses

During Covid-19, Lisa has prioritised working with local charities, organisations and businesses, linking them to local Government grants to support economic sustainability across the constituency.  In the past year, she has made contact with over 500 local businesses and organisations to provide support at this critical time.  

Lisa Chairs the All Party Group for Inclusive Entrepreneurship in Parliament which encourages employment and apprenticeships for people with disabilities.

Lisa also supports not for profit and charitable organisations across the constituency and regularly visits and makes contact with them regarding available funding streams.

During the past year, Lisa opened the new Hydrogen Facility in East Kilbride at TUV SUD and she is currently liaising with the new Town Centre Managers about regeneration opportunities.

Veterans Work

Every June Lisa hosts an MPs Veterans Event at the East Kilbride British Legion to celebrate veterans across South Lanarkshire, with speeches from the Provost, South Lanarkshire Council Chief Executive, Service Leads from the Army, Navy and Royal Airforce and local veterans Charities including Poppy Scotland and Veterans First Point. 

Lisa’s husband Cllr Mark Horsham is the local Council’s Veteran’s Champion and a veteran himself, and as such they are part of the local armed forces family.

Lisa has been working with the Veteran’s Minister on issues of Mental Health and the Armed Forces Covenant and attends the Veterans group in parliament.

School Awards & Christmas Card Competition

Lisa hosts Debating Champion Awards annually in each of the secondary schools across East Kilbride, Strathaven & Lesmahagow to support local youth development.

Each Year, Lisa hosts a Christmas Card Competition for Primary School Children, with each school winning a prize and the overall winning entry printed and sent out to MPs, the First Minister and the Prime Minister.  2020 winner was Mollie Slaven from P4 at Blacklaw Primary School.

Lisa supported Milton Primary School in Lesmahagow to be sent a tree from the Queen’s Commonwealth Canopy which was planted by the local school children.

Climate Change Initiatives:  People, Planet and Animals – COP26

Lisa’s priorities in parliament particularly in the run up to COP26 in Glasgow, include climate change supporting themes of people, planet and animals.  Lisa regularly asks parliamentary questions in the House of Commons on these matters.

In 2019, Lisa organised a tree from the Queen’s Commonwealth Canopy to be planted in five areas across her constituency:  Langlands Moss, Calderglen Park in East Kilbride, Strathaven Park, Stonehouse Park and at Milton Primary School in Lesmahagow.  

In 2021, Lisa linked with the Japanese Embassy to plant 40 Sakura (cherry blossom) trees in Strathaven Park with the vision of creating a Japanese Garden.  Cultural ties continue to be grown between Japan and Strathaven building upon this pioneering initiative.