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Dr Lisa Cameron MP Supports Lily Jo Mental Health Charity in Parliament

I was delighted to join with the Lily Jo project in Westminster who have developed a free online mental health prevention app for children whilst they await treatment with CAMHS. They have also devised a compendium of mental health services across the UK for young people and adults to access. Lily Jo is a counsellor…

Dr Lisa Cameron MP meets with SSPCA to give Christmas Donation

Inspiring to meet with volunteers at our local SSPCA and to find out about their work this Christmas. Please do help out in any way you can via volunteering or donations. They need blankets and many other items so please do think of the animals needing help too this festive period. (Sorry I couldn’t manage…

Dr Lisa Cameron MP meets EK Visually Impaired Bowling Club

Brilliant to meet EK Visually Impaired Bowling Club for the Day I had a fantastic time meeting with EK Visually Impaired Bowling Club members just before Christmas to find out about their year and to give them a donation for the year ahead. I had a go at bowling indoors and wasn’t much better than…

Dr Lisa Cameron MP supports Early Dementia Diagnosis

I was pleased to meet with the campaign putting dementia diagnosis front of mind so that early intervention can be undertaken. So many people suffer on for such a long time prior to getting their diagnosis and early diagnosis means that support and treatment can be put in place to slow the progress of dementia…

Dr Lisa Cameron MP supports Muscular Dystrophy Campaign

Dr Lisa Cameron MP supports Muscular Dystrophy Campaign This week in parliament spent time meeting with those who have Muscular Dystrophy in my capacity as Chair of the Disability All Party Parliamentary Group. They are launching a campaign for better support and care which I fully support.

Dr Lisa Cameron MP opens Babbies n Bairns in East Kilbride

It was a privilege this week to officially open Babbies n Bairns in East Kilbride Town Centre, run by Anne Marie from the Share Alike Cafe with a specific focus on helping those locally who have young families through the cost of living crisis. The volunteers are doing an amazing job and they are looking…

Dr Lisa Cameron MP Officially Opens Lesmahagow Festival of Colours

It was fantastic to attend two festivals this weekend, one in Strathaven (our Balloon Festival) and one in Lesmahagow – our Festival of Colours – and what great weather we have enjoyed. Here are the great photos from the Opening of Lesmahagow Festival of Colours with Strathaven to follow.

Dr Lisa Cameron MP attends Poppy Scotland Concert Fundraiser

It was fantastic to attend the Poppy Scotland concert and fundraiser this weekend with my husband Mark who is South Lanarkshire Council’s Veteran’s Champion. All proceeds from the concert go to help Poppy Scotland in their work to provide assistance for members of the Armed Forces across Scotland in finance, employment, housing, mental health etc.…

Dr Lisa Cameron MP takes part in EK Joint Pain Programme

It was great to join with participants of the Nuffield Health Joint Pain Programme this week during their exercise class in East Kilbride. The programme is free of charge and there is also a long covid programme to help those affected overcome ongoing symptoms after the pandemic. I heard first hand just how these programmes…

Dr Lisa Cameron MP joins EK Swim Team Fundraiser Walk

It was fantastic to join EK Swim Team once again this weekend, this time for their 7K walk to raise funds for the club. Had a brilliant day, meeting and speaking with the team and staying for the picnic at the end. … Had a brilliant day, meeting and speaking with the team and staying…

Dr Lisa Cameron MP supports Functional Neurological Disorder

It was fantastic to meet with Mark Lees and his wife at my surgery this week in East Kilbride where he was able to tell me about his experience with Functional Neurological Disorder and the lack of specialist support available currently. I have agreed to raise this matter in the House of Commons at a…

Dr Lisa Cameron MP welcomes £100k compensation for families impacted by the infected blood scandal

Lisa Cameron MP has welcomed the announcement that those impacted by the infected blood scandal will now receive compensation payouts of £100,000. Patients were infected with HIV and Hepatitis C through imported contaminated blood products and it is reported that approximately 2,400 have tragically died. Now around 4,000 UK victims will be compensated. The announcement…

Dr Lisa Cameron MP commends pioneering insomnia treatment.

Sleepio is a NICE accredited intervention for those who have sleep problems which can be very debilitating and impact physical and mental health. Sleepio is available to all adults living in Scotland through Big Health’s partnership with the Scottish Government.  It is a is a free 6 week online program designed by sleep experts and…

Passport Assistance- Dr Lisa Cameron MP

Dr Lisa Cameron MP Deals with over 150 Local Passport Cases In recent weeks, I have had over 150 constituents get in touch with me regarding their delayed passports. Members of Parliament are able to check the progress of applications and contact the passport office on your behalf. If your passport has been delayed and…

Dr Lisa Cameron MP Supports Local Autism Charity

Dr Lisa Cameron MP donates auction items to local Autism Charity It was wonderful to meet with Kotic – who support skills development including dance and drama presentations starring our local participants with Autism and learning disabilities. I had a great afternoon with the group, watching their Flintstones rehearsal. It was fantastic to donate charity…

Dr Lisa Cameron named “UK Allergy Champion”

Allergy UK has formally launched a new Patient Charter for Allergy in the House of Commons. The reception, held on 11th May 2022, which saw attendance from Parliamentarians, clinical professionals, and Allergy UK to discuss the profound impact that allergies can have on quality of life. Allergy has been referenced as a ‘global epidemic’ by…

Dr Lisa Cameron MP opens Share Alike Hub in East Kilbride

Dr Lisa Cameron MP opens Share Alike Hub in East Kilbride Town Centre Share Alike are a small community organisation who hope to help alleviate waste poverty and loneliness. We aim to encourage sharing of resources upcycling redistribution They offer Crisis Clothing packs, Crisis food packs, pamper/mental health packs, new home and new baby starter…

Dr Lisa Cameron MP supports Guide Dogs for the Blind in House of Commons

Dr Lisa Cameron MP supports Guide Dogs for the Blind in House of Commons. Following the event. Dr Lisa Cameron MP said “I was so pleased to support the Guide Dogs for the Blind Association Campaign in Parliament today in my capacity as Chair of the Disability All Party Group Parliamentary Group”. “They do such…

Dr Lisa Cameron MP joins East Kilbride Ukraine Response Group

Dr Lisa Cameron MP attends second Meeting of the EK Ukraine Response Group this morning. Thanks to SAVI Kids, Share Alike, Vaslan, Citizens Advice, EK Community Foodbank, St Vincents, Father Rafael, St Brides Church, Waist Not Want Not, Older & Active and all other organisations involved. We also had a special guest Archie age 3…

Dr Lisa Cameron MP supports World Parkinsons Day

Dr Lisa Cameron MP for East Kilbride, Strathaven & Lesmahagow shows her support on World Parkinson’s Day Dr Lisa Cameron MP has shown her support for the local Parkinson’s community on World Parkinson’s Day, 11 April. Parkinson’s is the fastest growing neurological condition in the world and currently there is no cure. Lisa attended a…

Dr Lisa Cameron MP supports Endometriosis Action Month

Dr Lisa Cameron has voiced concerns over current endometriosis and is urging the Government to ensure NICE updates its guidelines on endometriosis, echoing calls from the charity Endometriosis UK saying that the guideline has significant gaps. Within the local community endometriosis affects 1 in 10 women and those assigned female at birth from puberty to…

Dr Lisa Cameron MP supports Lanarkshire secondary pupils launch campaign to tackle hate crime against women

Pupils at an East Kilbride high school are tackling hate crime against women head on, after a peer was harassed on her way home. Students Taylor Fulton, Noorulain Mughal and Leah Howie are spearheading the new campaign. The three senior pupils at Calderglen High have launched the hate crime awareness raising initiative and are being supported by…

Dr Lisa Cameron MP supports success of EK News and PCS Union for “Stay in EK” HMRC Campaign

In Parliament this week, the town’s MP, Dr Lisa Cameron, presented PCS Branch Presidents’ Scott Clark and John Davidson, and EK News reporter Andrea Lambrou, with an Early Day Motion acknowledging their campaign efforts. The campaign was supported by thousands of members of the public and debated repeatedly within the House of Commons. HMRC were also…

Dr Lisa Cameron wins MP of the Year Award

East Kilbride MP Dr Lisa Cameron’s work championing underrepresented communities has earned her the Patchwork Foundation MP of the Year Award. The prestigious gong, from diversity and inclusion charity Patchwork Foundation, commended the East Kilbride, Strathaven and Lesmahagow MP for her work tackling the abuse faced by women in public and political life. On top…

Dr Lisa Cameron MP says she will house fleeing Ukraine family

Dr Lisa Cameron is the latest MP to say she is willing to give a home to a refugee family fleeing the Russian invasion of Ukraine.   Dr Lisa Cameron MP said she “felt a duty” to step forward after seeing footage of the conflict and hearing the stories of people making for the border…

Universal Claimants Down in East Kilbride but “more must be done to help those in poverty” – Dr Lisa Cameron MP

Despite the latest figures showing Universal Credit claimants are down across the East Kilbride Strathaven and Lesmahagow constituency, MP Lisa Cameron says not enough is being done to help people in poverty. In January 2022 there were 2080 claimants in the constituency, representing 3.2 per cent of the population (aged 16-64). This is below the…

Dr Lisa Cameron MP supports EK Youth Disability Club

East Kilbride Strathaven, and Lesmahagow MP, Dr Lisa Cameron, met with EK Youth Disability Sports Club to donate £150 towards their activities supporting inclusion for people with disabilities in sport. Dr Lisa Cameron MP, Chair of the Disability All Party Parliamentary Group in the House of Commons said she was wowed by the abilities of…

Dr Lisa Cameron MP joins Ukraine Humanitarian Mission

The Sixth East Kilbride Scout Group lived up to one of their core values of helping other people. It co-ordinated the collection of 69 baby boxes and donations of other items that will go to help Ukrainian refugees. Helping the Scout group were members of the public, Lisa Cameron MP, Councillor John Anderson, and East Kilbride MSYP,…

Dr Lisa Cameron MP champions vitality of books.

World Book Day- 3 March 2022 Dr Lisa Cameron MP Champions the Vitality of Books Dr. Lisa Cameron MP has been supporting World Book Day 2022 emphasizing the importance of books for our children’s wellbeing.  World Book Day is an annual event that raises awareness about the significance of books and reading, and its influence…

Dr Lisa Cameron MP visits Wonderworld East Kilbride

Dr Lisa Cameron MP meets with Families at Wonderworld East Kilbride Dr Lisa Cameron MP, shadow spokesperson for mental health in the House of Commons this week met with staff and families at Wonderworld family entertainment centre East Kilbride.  Wonderworld is a soft play centre, has large inflatables for older children and also trampolining and indoor games and football. …

Dr Lisa Cameron MP receives Award from the British Psychological Society

Dr Lisa Cameron MP receives Award from the British Psychological Society, Dr Cameron, delighted with the award said “So delighted to have received my framed award for Distinguished Contribution to Practice today from the BPS. After 20 years+ working in psychology in our NHS, mental health remains a key priority for me in Parliament”.

Dr Lisa Cameron MP supports Safer Internet Day

Dr Lisa Cameron MP has joined with schools, charities, and businesses across the UK to pledge their support for making the internet a safer place for children and young people. February 8th is Safer Internet Day, a globally recognised annual event promoting the safe and positive use of digital technology for children and young people.…

Dr Lisa Cameron MP – Energy Price Rise.

I have written to Rishi Sunak, Chancellor of the Exchequer, conveying the importance of the situation families are experiencing in East Kilbride, Strathaven, and Lesmahagow who are concerned by soaring energy prices. Ofgem estimate that the energy price cap will increase from 1 April for approximately 22 million people. Those on standard tariffs paying by…

Lisa Cameron MP: Society Must Address the Mental Health Needs of those with Drug and Alcohol Problems

Drug and alcohol abuse can be a taboo subject, making it all the more difficult for families trying to get help for their loved ones.  Behind much of addiction often lies trauma – some predating substance abuse, dating from childhood or adolescence, whilst other trauma is consequently triggered by the dangerous lifestyle addiction inflicts –…

Stay in EK Campaign – Dr Lisa Cameron MP

Over 2000 local jobs in the constituency have been saved after it was announced East Kilbride’s Centre One office is no longer under the threat of planned closure. In a significant breakthrough for the ‘Stay in EK’ campaign backed by Dr Lisa Cameron MP, HMRC has announced today that the government department has announced a…

Dr Lisa Cameron MP MP signs Holocaust Educational Trust Book of Commitment 

27/01/2021 This week Dr Lisa Cameron MP signed the Holocaust Educational Trust’s Book of Commitment, in doing so pledging her commitment to Holocaust Memorial Day and honouring those who were murdered during the Holocaust as well as paying tribute to the extraordinary Holocaust survivors who work tirelessly to educate young people today. This year we…

Dr Lisa Cameron MP Leads Debate on United Nations Day of Persons with Disabilities in the House of Commons

Change is needed “right at the top” to help increase representation of people with disabilities in politics, Ministers have been told by Dr Lisa Cameron MP for East Kilbride Strathaven and Lesmahagow. The MP led a debate this week marking United Nations International Day of Persons with Disabilities in the House of Commons, an annual…

Dr Lisa Cameron MP Co-signatory to Commons Down Syndrome Bill

Dr Cameron was delighted to be a co-signatory to the new House of Commons Bill on Down Syndrome as Chair of the Down Syndrome and Disability All Party Groups. “It was great to meet with Tommy Jessop and other young people with Down Syndrome yesterday to hear their thoughts on the Bill and the definitive…

Dr Lisa Cameron MP Completes Vegan Challenge for COP26

Dr Cameroon was keen to make adjustments to her lifestyle in the run up to COP26 and beyond, and was delighted to have completed a Vegan Challenge set by VIVA! She became vegan for a fortnight over COP26 and has now decided to include vegan options/meals into her weekly diet from now on. When completing…

Dr Lisa Cameron MP supports Kilbryde Hospice

I was so pleased to donate to Kilbryde Hospice again and to give them some raffle prizes for their auction. My family sadly didn’t have the excellent hospice care I would have hoped for as it was before our local hospice was open. Attending the hospice to present the donation and prizes Dr Cameron said:…

Dr Lisa Cameron MP becomes Level 2 Disability Confident Employer

Dr Lisa Cameron MP, Chair of the Disability All Party Parliamentary Group in the House of Commons has become one of the few Level 2 Disability Confident Employers leading the way on disability inclusion in Parliament. Lisa has this year also convened a number of workshops for cross party MPs Offices to help them become…

Dr Lisa Cameron Goes Vegan For COP 26

Animal agriculture is a leading cause of climate breakdown, and meat accounts for nearly 60 per cent of all greenhouse gases from food production. This November Viva!, the UK’s leading vegan charity, and MP Lisa Cameron, are asking the public to go vegan for COP26. As world leaders unite in Glasgow for COP26 to discuss the future of the planet, Viva! and MP Lisa Cameron are…

Dr Lisa Cameron MP Strathaven Echoes Column October 2021

It has been an absolutely devastating time within the House of Commons following from the tragic murder of Sir David Amess MP.  I am proud to have worked with Sir David on many cross-party animal welfare issues, and I considered him to be both a colleague and my friend.  He will be very sadly missed.…

Dr Lisa Cameron MP pays respects to Sir David Amess following his tragic death

Dr Lisa Cameron MP for East Kilbride, Strathaven and Lesmahagow said she would “miss Sir David very much”, adding that she appreciated the support and guidance he gave on animal welfare campaigns, “particularly our work together on Lucy’s Law”. She added: “Sir David’s murder has shaken our democracy to the core and has a reeling…

Dr Lisa Cameron MP Strathaven Echoes Column World Mental Health Day.

It is World Mental Health Day this week and I am very pleased that this important aspect of our wellbeing is being fully recognised and marked across the UK and internationally, acknowledging parity of esteem with physical health.  I worked in mental health services in Scotland for twenty years prior to being elected as your…

Dr Lisa Cameron MP Supports Adult Cerebal Palsy Campaign 2021

To coincide with World Cerebral Palsy Day, six world class athletes with Cerebral Palsy have lent their images to a new set of mock ‘Second Class Stamps’ to raise awareness of how the 130,000 adults with CP are treated like ‘Second Class Citizens’ when it comes to healthcare. Unlike adults with other lifelong health conditions,…

Dr Lisa Cameron MP Visits Rainbow Room International East Kilbride.

The NHBF National Hair & Beauty Federation (NHBF) is organising a programme of MPs/MSPs visits to salons across the UK. This provides an opportunity for MPs, legislators and decision makers to: • Meet salon owners and employees direct to discuss the challenges of Covid-19 over the last year and their feedback on the impact of…

Dr Lisa Cameron MP backs East Kilbride Christmas Kindness Campaign

After another difficult year and with so many families newly in poverty a group of organisations based in East Kilbride have joined forces to ensure we can ‘keep it local’ and help ensure no one in East Kilbride is left without a gift at Christmas. East Kilbride (Town centre), Morrisons Lindsayfield, Tesco St Leonards, Dr Lisa Cameron MP, Share Alike, and SAVI Kids have all…

Dr Lisa Cameron MP supports Oxfam’s #SecondHandSeptember Campaign

Dr Lisa Cameron MP is taking part in Oxfam’s #SecondHandSeptember campaign calling for people to buy second-hand clothes for the month of September and raise awareness about the harmful effects fast fashion – clothes that are produced in high volume and at relatively low cost to the consumer – have on the planet. The campaign…

Dr Lisa Cameron MP attends “green-bombing” of Millicent Fawcett statue 

Dr Lisa Cameron MP attends “green-bombing” of Millicent Fawcett statue  Millicent Fawcett statue “green bombed” to highlight climate crisis as this century’s feminist struggle  On Wednesday 22 September – East Kilbride, Strathaven & Lesmahagow MP, Dr Lisa Cameron joined activists and parliamentarians at the  statue of suffragist Millicent Fawcett in Parliament Square as she was “green-bombed”  [Wednesday 22 September],…

DR LISA CAMERON MP CALLS FOR U-TURN ON UNIVERSAL CREDIT CUTS

EAST KILBRIDE, STRATHAVEN & LESMAHAGOW MP CALLS FOR U-TURN ON UNIVERSAL CREDIT CUTS THREAT TO 8246 LOCAL FAMILIES IF CUTS GO AHEAD Dr Lisa Cameron MP has urged the UK government to U-turn on the “devastating” Tory cuts to Universal Credit – as new analysis shows 8246 people in East Kilbride, Strathaven & Lesmahagow could see their incomes slashed by £1040 per year…

Dr Lisa Cameron MP – September Update

A short update mid month to let you know a few local updates: East Kilbride Test Centre: Good news that our East Kilbride’s Driving Test Centre is to remain at the local Legion. Congratulations to Bobby Russell and the team whose campaign I was delighted to support.  Lesmahagow Festival of Colour: Very pleased to open the Annual…

Dr Lisa Cameron MP visits Strathaven’s John Hastie Museum Trust Covid-19 Archive

Dr Lisa Cameron MP has joined with the members of the John Hastie Museum Trust for the official opening of their Covid-19 Memorial Archive in Strathaven. The Archive is being hosted at the Climate Action Strathaven Hub in Green Street.  It features pictures designed by Primary and Secondary School children across Avondale depicting their experience…

Dr Lisa Cameron MP calls for increased support for disabled children amid Covid19

Disabled Children’s Partnership and Pears Foundation have joined together to release a new impact report on how the pandemic has affected disabled children and their families. The report entitled Left Behind reveals that disabled children and their families face disproportionate mental health impacts from the pandemic. They remain cut off from society, with 9 in…

Dr Lisa Cameron MP calls for ban on cruel Foie Gras

Dr Lisa Cameron MP has joined cross party colleagues in writing to Ministers to urge them to make good on a pledge to ban sales of Foie Gras in the UK. The letter has been coordinated by the campaign group Animal Equality and has been sent to George Eustice the Environment Secretary and Lord Goldsmith…

Disabled People Hit By Food Insecurity During Covid-19

The Food Foundation has recently released a report on Food insecurity levels since the beginning of the pandemic. It found that food insecurity remains higher than pre-COVID levels, affecting an estimated 4.7 million adults over the last six months. This is equivalent to 9% of households but about 30% of adults with a severe disability.…

Girl Guides Safety Campaign

Girlguiding has shared their annual Girls’ Attitudes survey in light of the tragic news about Sarah Everard’s death and escalating conversations about women and girls’ safety in public. The survey once again reveals the extent to which girls and young women feel unsafe in their everyday lives. Dr Lisa Cameron has supported the report and…

Tackling Loneliness

Communities need more safe and welcoming public spaces – including public toilets, street lighting, disability access and benches – in order to reconnect with others, says Dr Lisa Cameron Our communities need to be loneliness-proofed if East Kilbride, Strathaven, Lesmahagow is to experience a connected recovery from the coronavirus crisis, Dr Lisa Cameron MP has…

Dr Lisa Cameron calls for Ban on Trophy Hunting Imports

There are few issues that people in the UK feel as strongly about as trophy hunting. This sick so-called ‘sport’ should have been banned long ago. These merchants of death have been allowed to continue killing lions, elephants, rhinos – and practically anything else that takes their fancy despite the public outcry.  British hunting firm owner…

Wellbeing Week

Dr Lisa Cameron MP attended The Big Issue’s “Wellbeing Week” where she engaged with young people on the key issues facing future generations Lisa Cameron MP discussed hot topics with young people, including the environment and climate change, poverty and inequalities, as well as racial injustice and pandemicsThe Today for Tomorrow Campaign, run by The…

Dr Lisa Cameron MP calls for Fit to Trade Licensing Scheme

Dr Lisa Cameron MP, joined with the British Retail Consortium, writing to the Home Secretary calling for a Fit to Trade Licensing Scheme to protect textile workers from Modern Day Slavery across the UK. The British Retail Consortium (BRC) and Dr Lisa Cameron MP, who chairs the All-Party Parliamentary Group for Textiles and Fashion, are…