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Edinburgh MP raises plight of Mohammad Asghar at Westminster

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The Edinburgh North and Leith MP, Mark Lazarowicz raised a question in Parliament about the fate of 70 year-old Mohammad Asghar from Edinburgh who is detained in prison in Pakistan on Thursday when he...

Edinburgh MP urges Network Rail to rethink Waverley access

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Mark Lazarowicz MP has written to Network Rail calling for them to meet with organisations representing disabled people to urgently find a solution to ensure disabled access to Waverley Station now that it is...

Edinburgh MP challenges UK Government on green energy U-turn

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At Prime Minister’s Questions today Mark Lazarowicz MP challenged the Prime Minister on his complete u-turn on green energy policy with the announcement last week that the Conservatives would axe support for new onshore...

Edinburgh MPs campaign against privatisation of East Coast

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Edinburgh Labour MPs Sheila Gilmore and Mark Lazarowicz continued their campaign against the privatisation of East Coast yesterday by speaking to passengers outside Waverley station. Speaking afterwards Sheila Gilmore said:-‘Passengers recognise the improvements to services that...

Edinburgh MPs campaign against East Coast privatisation

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EDINBURGH LABOUR MPS VISIT WAVERLEY IN CAMPAIGN AGAINST EAST COAST PRIVATISATIONSheila Gilmore, Mark Lazarowicz and Ian Murray speak to passengers and East Coast staff MPs joined by members of the public, trade unionists and Councillors Edinburgh...

MPs highlight renewable energy for Earth Hour this month

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WWF’s Earth Hour - Edinburgh MPs puts renewable energy ‘on the map’Mark Lazarowicz MP and Sheila Gilmore MP have both shown their support this week for energy powered by nature, as part of the...

Edinburgh MP wants agreement on the independence question

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Mark Lazarowicz MP calls for clarity and consensus on the referendumIn a wide ranging speech Mark Lazarowicz, MP for Edinburgh North and Leith, has called for the Scottish Government to seek consensus and to...

MP praises Whizz-kidz campaign

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Mark Lazarowicz MP backs Whizz-Kidz campaign to capitalise on success of ParalympicsLocal MP Mark Lazarowicz is strongly backing an initiative launched by the charity Whizz-Kidz to find out exactly what young disabled people’s hopes...

Edinburgh Remploy to close factory

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Remploy have announced today that they are to close their Edinburgh factory  The company said that no Best and Final Offers were submitted for the Croespenmaen or Edinburgh factories.Following the assessment process, the Remploy...

Edinburgh MPs call for High Speed Rail

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LABOUR MPS UNITE TO CALL FOR HIGH SPEED RAIL IN SCOTLANDLothians MPs Sheila Gilmore, Mark Lazarowicz and Graeme Morrice have come together to call for the proposed High Speed Rail network to be extended...

Edinburgh MP supports water charity

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Mark Lazarowicz MP for Edinburgh North and Leith has pledged his support to WaterAid’s Water Works campaign to bring safe water and sanitation to the world’s poorest people.The United Nations has just announced that the...

Woolworths’ Employees in Stockbridge still await compensation

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Mark Lazarowicz MP for Edinburgh North and Leith is demanding justice for Woolworths staff who worked in the Stockbridge store, and who have been denied redundancy compensation awarded to colleagues in larger stores by...

Edinburgh MP wants VAT cut

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Mark Lazarowicz, MP for Edinburgh North and Leith, has been highlighting the campaign to cut VAT on building repairs and maintenance to 5% with a visit to a local architect’s practice in Stockbridge this...

Edinburgh MP speaks out on youth unemployment

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In the House of Commons this week Mark Lazarowicz MP for Edinburgh North and Leith spoke out on the fear and despair felt by many young people looking for work. He called for concrete...

Edinburgh MP concerned over South St Andrew Street Job Centre

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Mark Lazarowicz MP for Edinburgh North and Leith has written to the head of Jobcentre Plus for Edinburgh to raise concerns over the proposal just announced to close the Jobcentre Plus office in South...

Edinburgh MP in international discussion on HIV/AIDS

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Mark Lazarowicz, MP for Edinburgh North & Leith, took part in a discussion yesterday on policy both in Scotland and internationally on HIV/AIDS and measures to combat discrimination.The meeting entitled 'Scotland is positive' at...

Edinburgh North and Leith MP supporting Carers’ Week

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Local MP for Edinburgh North and Leith, Mark Lazarowicz is strongly supporting this year’s Carers Week (13th -19th June) which recognises the contribution made by carers in Edinburgh and throughout the UK who provide...

Edinburgh MP wants rethink on retirement age

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Mark Lazarowicz, MP for Edinburgh North and Leith, has made a strong call for the UK Coalition Government to think again on its plan to sharply accelerate the rise in the state pension age...

Lazarowicz welcomes Government U-Turn

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Mark Lazarowicz MP for Edinburgh North and Leith has welcomed the u-turn by the UK Government on its proposal to cut housing benefit by 10% for people who have been unemployed for over 12...

Edinburgh MP urges claims against npower

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Mark Lazarowicz MP for Edinburgh North and Leith is today urging constituents who overpaid for gas supply from npower in 2007 to take advantage of their refund and get their share of more than...

Edinburgh MP calls for action on youth unemployment

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Mark Lazarowicz, MP for Edinburgh North and Leith, has joined with Gordon Brown in calling for action by the UK Government to tackle the worrying rise in youth unemployment so as to ensure that...

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