Presidential visit would be a fitting tribute to Blantyre’s most famous son
Presidential visit would be a fitting tribute to Blantyre�s most famous son 28 May 2012 An invitation to visit Blantyre, South Lanarkshire, has been made to the President of Malawi to coincide with the 200th anniversary of the birth of Dr. David...

Energy Bill does nothing to deliver fair prices - Greatrex
22 May 2012 Tom Greatrex MP, Labour’s Shadow Energy Minister, commenting on the publication of the Government’s Draft Energy Bill, said: “At a time when we...

Safety regime in North Sea must be robust, says Greatrex
10 May 2012 Commenting on reports that all 16 people onboard a helicopter that ditched in the North Sea off the east coast of Aberdeen are safe, Labour’s...

SNP ENERGY POLICY IN ‘TOTAL DISARRAY’
25 April 2012 Commenting on Alex Salmond’s claim that a separate Scotland would be liable for North Sea decommissioning costs, which comes in sharp contrast to Energy Minister...

Tom pays a visit to Cambuslang Voluntary Care Club
Tom pays a visit to Cambuslang Voluntary Care Club16 April 2012 Tom Greatrex MP recently joined the Cambuslang and District Voluntary Care Club for their Wednesday evening meeting at Cambuslang Parish Church. The Club, which has been running...

Sign up to Tom's petition against the "bridie tax"
Sign up to Tom's petition against the "bridie tax"4 April 2012 Rutherglen and Hamilton West’s Labour MP Tom Greatrex has urged local people to sign his petition against the Tory-Liberal government’s “bridie tax”....

EASTER SURGERY TIMETABLE UPDATE
2 April 2012 As the next surgery date falls on Good Friday and Easter Saturday, I have decided to move my surgeries to the following week at the usual times...

More dither and delay from government on CCS - Greatrex
27 March 2012 Tom Greatrex MP, Labour’s Shadow Energy Minister, commenting on Ed Davey’s statement on CCS today, said: “Yet again the Government has failed to...

Safety after Shetland oil spill is paramount
23 March 2012 Commenting on reports of an oil spill off Shetland this week, Labour’s Shadow Energy Minister Tom Greatrex MP said: “Whilst reports suggest...

A Tory-Liberal Budget to help the privileged few, not the hard-pressed many
23 March 2012 Rutherglen and Hamilton West’s local Labour & Cooperative MP Tom Greatrex has hit out at the Tory-led government’s Budget this week, calling it a Budget...

POTENTIAL INVESTMENT LOW CARBON TECHNOLOGY AT GRANGEMOUTH ‘A WELCOME STEP’
20 March 2012 Commenting on reports that the Summit Power Group has entered into an agreement with National Grid and Petrofac to seek funding for the development of...

Tom secures meeting with fitness to work reviewer
Tom secures meeting with fitness to work reviewer 20 March 2012 Rutherglen and Hamilton West’s Labour MP Tom Greatrex has secured a meeting with the man charged by the government to reform the flawed Work Capability Assessment....

Tory and SNP plans are hurting, but not working
Tory and SNP plans are hurting, but not working16 March 2012 Local Labour representatives accused the Tory and SNP governments of presiding over a national unemployment crisis after jobless figures continued to rise....

Tom urges energy consumers to make the Big Switch
Tom urges energy consumers to make the Big Switch15 March 2012 Shadow Energy Minister, and local MP, Tom Greatrex joined forces with Which? to help energy customers switch to reduce their domestic energy bills.. Which? held a...

Changes to Tax Credits and Child Benefit unfair and unworkable
9 March 2012 Rutherglen and Hamilton West’s Labour MP Tom Greatrex has called on the Tory-led government to rethink its plans to slash Child Benefit and Working Tax...

ENERGY REPORT MAKES THE CASE FOR THE UNION - GREATREX
5 March 2012 Speaking about the publication of an Electricity Generation Policy Statement by the Scottish Government today, Rutherglen and Hamilton West MP, and Labour’s Shadow Energy Minister,...

House Magazine article on CCS
26 February 2012 Below is Tom Greatrex MP’s article in House Magazine on Carbon, Capture and Storage (CCS), an important technique in the UK’s transition to a low-carbon economy....

Greatrex: Books open up a world of possibilities
Greatrex: Books open up a world of possibilities 24 February 2012 Rutherglen and Hamilton West’s Labour MP marked World Book Day with the Schools Book Trust in the House of Commons this week....

Tom welcomes Trinity High pupil to Westminster
Tom welcomes Trinity High pupil to Westminster24 February 2012 Local Labour MP Tom Greatrex welcomed a Rutherglen youngster to Parliament this week as part of her work experience week. Rachel...

CENTRICA PROFITS SHOW GOVERNMENT OUT OF TOUCH AND UNABLE TO STAND UP TO VESTED INTERESTS IN ENERGY INDUSTRY
23 February 2012 Commenting on the preliminary financial report for 2011 from Centrica, who own Scottish Gas, showing profits of £2.415 billion, Tom Greatrex, MP for Rutherglen and Hamilton West...

Latest E-Newsletter available today
10 February 2012 Tom Greatrex MP’s latest e-newsletter is now available to read. This week’s edition includes information about how the SNP at Holyrood are cutting out steel companies in...

Tom joins Cambuslang Football Club training session
Tom joins Cambuslang Football Club training session8 February 2012 Rutherglen and Hamilton West MP Tom Greatrex dropped in to a recent training session with the Cambuslang Football Club, and to present them with a £1200 award...

SURGERY UPDATE
2 February 2012 PLEASE NOTE: Tom will not be present for the Halfway surgery on Saturday 4 February – however, a member of his staff will be there on his...

Rise in unemployment unacceptable: SNP and Tories must change course
Rise in unemployment unacceptable: SNP and Tories must change course20 January 2012 Rutherglen and Hamilton’s Labour representatives have called on the UK and Scottish governments to change course, as it was revealed this week that unemployment continues to rise....

MP Presents Big Lottery Cheque to St John Ogilvie Ladies Club
MP Presents Big Lottery Cheque to St John Ogilvie Ladies Club18 January 2012 Local MP for Rutherglen and Hamilton West Tom Greatrex was on hand to present a cheque to the St John Ogilvie Ladies Club following a recent award...

Families struggling with their energy bills need real help now - Greatrex
12 January 2012 Tom Greatrex, MP for Rutherglen and Hamilton West and Labour's Shadow Energy Minister, said in response to research by consumer group Which? showing the six major energy...

Newton Station Set For Upgrade Following Campaign Victory
Newton Station Set For Upgrade Following Campaign Victory9 January 2012 Newton Station is set to benefit from a major upgrade following the confirmation by Network Rail that Newton is set to benefit from funding through the “Access...

Just three per cent of families are getting the help they need with rocketing energy bills - Greatrex
4 January 2012 Scottish Labour today highlighted the growing cost of living crisis afflicting families in Scotland, following a report by Save the Children showing that the Tory-led...

TRANSMISSION OF ENERGY MUST BE PAID FOR - BUT NOT AT THE EXPENSE OF CONSUMERS
20 December 2011 Commenting following the publication of Ofgem’s consultation on transmission charges, Labour’s Shadow Energy Minister, and MP Rutherglen and Hamilton West Tom Greatrex, said: "Ofgem’s consultation...

Latest e-newsletter available
22 December 2011 Tom’s latest e-newsletter is available to read today. Please click on the link below: This...

CHRISTMAS OPENING HOURS
CHRISTMAS OPENING HOURSIMPORTANT NUMBERS OVER CHRISTMAS My constituency office will close at 12noon on Friday 23 December 2011 and re-open on Thursday 5 January...

A damning indictment of a Government increasingly out of touch on energy policy - Greatrex
19 December 2011 Tom Greatrex MP, Labour’s Shadow Energy Minister, responding to a report by Ernst & Young, which found that confidence in the Government amongst the UK clean tech...

Tom and James see Fernhill regeneration firsthand
Tom and James see Fernhill regeneration firsthand15 December 2011 Rutherglen and Cambuslang’s Labour MP Tom Greatrex and MSP James Kelly paid a visit to the new housing development at Fernhill estate to...

Tory and SNP governments must act to tackle unemployment
Tory and SNP governments must act to tackle unemploymentLocal Labour MP Tom Greatrex and MSP James Kelly have called on the UK and Scottish governments to halt the continuing rise of unemployment, as new figures published...

Tom joins Rutherglen and Cambuslang CAB for annual gathering
Tom joins Rutherglen and Cambuslang CAB for annual gathering9 December 2011 Rutherglen and Cambuslang’s Labour MP spoke at this year’s AGM of the Rutherglen and Cambuslang Citizens Advice Bureaux, and praised the work of...

Greatrex: Government dragged kicking and screaming to the right decision on DLA
9 December 2011 Rutherglen and Hamilton West’s Labour MP Tom Greatrex has welcomed the decision by the Tory-led government not to scrap the mobility...

Latest newsletter available
8 December 2011 Tom’s latest e-newsletter is available today – it contains news on Tom’s work in Parliament and the constituency. Stories in this edition include...

Greatrex: Pressure building for government clarity on CCS
7 December 2011 Labour's Shadow Energy Minister, Rutherglen and Hamilton West MP Tom Greatrex, welcomed the intervention by Energy and Climate Change Select Committee Chair, Tim Yeo MP,...

AUDIT SCOTLAND REPORT SHOWS SCALE OF THE CHALLENGE ON CLIMATE CHANGE
7 December 2011 The Audit Scotland report is a "stark reminder" of the cost of climate change, with transport and housing predicted to be the biggest carbon polluters in coming...

Posties prepare for busiest time of the year
Posties prepare for busiest time of the year5 December 2011 Rutherglen and Hamilton West's Labour MP Tom Greatrex paid a visit to the Royal Mail’s sorting offices in Hamilton and Rutherglen this week,...

Supermarket surgery: Rutherglen Tesco. Friday 9 December, 4pm
Supermarket surgery: Rutherglen Tesco. Friday 9 December, 4pm5 December 2011 Rutherglen and Cambuslang’s Labour MP Tom Greatrex will be at Rutherglen Tesco on Friday 9 December at 4pm for his latest supermarket surgery....

Residents have their say on Newton station improvements
Residents have their say on Newton station improvements5 December 2011 A petition has been launched to give residents and users of Newton station a say on improving access for families with buggies and prams and disabled people....

Greatrex: Huhne must stop dither and delay on CCS
1 December 2011 Speaking after questioning Chris Huhne in the House of Commons on CCS this morning, Rutherglen and Hamilton West MP, and Labour’s Shadow Energy Minister, Tom...

Tory-led government’s ambivalence to CCS laid bare
29 November 2011 Labour’s Shadow Energy Minister, Rutherglen and Hamilton West MP Tom Greatrex, questioned the Chancellor on the Treasury’s CCS budget raid in the House of Commons...

Treasury raid stalls CCS prospects
28 November 2011 Labour’s Shadow Energy Minister Tom Greatrex MP has called on the Government to halt their planned raid on funding for carbon and capture storage: “With...

Hamilton factory lights up the world
Hamilton factory lights up the world25 November 2011 Hamilton’s Labour MP Tom Greatrex paid a visit to the Philips factory in Hamilton, to meet the workforce and discuss the future of...

Local MP pledges support for Citizens Advice
Local MP pledges support for Citizens Advice25 November 2011 Rutherglen and Hamilton West’s Labour MP Tom Greatrexpledged his support for the future of Citizens Advice Scotland in Parliament this week....

Greatrex: Prime Minister must launch investigation into Arch Cru collapse
23 November 2011 Labour MP Tom Greatrex has called for David Cameron to personally order a government investigation into the collapse of the Arch...

LABOUR CALLS FOR GOVERNMENT TO RETHINK CUTS TO FEED-IN TARIFFS
LABOUR CALLS FOR GOVERNMENT TO RETHINK CUTS TO FEED-IN TARIFFS15 November 2011 Labour’s Shadow Energy Team has called for the Tory-led government to rethink their devastating cuts to Feed-in Tariffs today, after seeing...

Carbon, Capture and Storage is an important part of our drive to produce cleaner energy - Greatrex
9 November 2011 Commenting on the announcement that Scottish and Southern Energy (SSE) has entered into an agreement with Shell to develop the Carbon, Capture and Storage (CCS)...

Tom backs Royal British Legion campaign to keep Chief Coroner
Tom backs Royal British Legion campaign to keep Chief CoronerTom is pictured above with Mr Ian Forsyth MBE, of the Royal British Legion in Hamilton 7 November 2011 Rutherglen and Hamilton West’s Labour...

FUNDAMENTAL FLAWS IN SNP ENERGY POLICY EXPOSED
2 November 2011 “ASTOUNDING WARNING” AS CITIGROUP URGES CLIENTS NOT TO INVEST IN SCOTTISH RENEWABLES - FUNDAMENTAL FLAWS IN SNP ENERGY POLICY - REFERENDUM ITSELF “DETERS INVESTMENT”...

Government must respond to concerns about shale gas
2 November 2011 Responding to today’s report by energy firm Cuadrilla into the cause of tremors in Lancashire earlier this year Labour’s Shadow Energy Minister, Tom Greatrex MP,...

Government's Feed-in-Tariff review puts jobs at risk
Government's Feed-in-Tariff review puts jobs at risk31 October 2011 Labour’s Shadow Energy Minister Tom Greatrex MP has slammed the government’s handling of the review of Feed-in-Tariffs, and warned that jobs all across...

Ofgem action on NPower welcome - now it's time for government to stand up to energy giants
31 October 2011 Responding to the news that energy giant NPower has been fined £2m for failing to handle complaints properly, Tom Greatrex MP, Labour’s Shadow Energy Minister,...

Tom's latest e-newsletter available today
24 October 2011 Below is Tom Greatrex MP's latest e-newsletter, which will keep you up to date on what Tom has been doing both in Parliament and in the constituency....

LONGANNET CRISIS WILL RISK SKILLS, ENVIRONMENT AND JOBS
LONGANNET CRISIS WILL RISK SKILLS, ENVIRONMENT AND JOBS19 October 2011 Scottish MP and Labour's shadow energy minister Tom Greatrex raised the issue of Longannet at Prime Minister's Questions in the House of Commons today, following reports...

Pension age u-turn is welcome, but not enough
Pension age u-turn is welcome, but not enough19 October 2011 Rutherglen and Hamilton West's Labour MP Tom Greatrex welcomed the Tory-led government's partial concession on women's state pension age following campaigning by the Labour Party....

LONGANNET CRISIS RISKS SKILLS, ENVIRONMENT AND JOBS


Lessons must be learned from Arch Cru collapse
18 October 2011 Labour & Co-op MP Tom Greatrex has called for a government investigation into the collapse of the Arch Cru Investment Fund, after thousands of ordinary...

Greatrex: Cameron and Huhne’s warm words won’t heat a single Scottish home this winter
17 October 2011 Reacting to the energy summit hosted by David Cameron and Chris Huhne this morning, Tom Greatrex MP, Labour's Shadow Energy Minister, said: "Cameron and Huhne's...

Philips workers in Hamilton need clarity on their future
17 October 2011 Speaking following the announcement of 4,500 job losses by Philips, which has a factory in Hamilton, local Labour MP Tom Greatrex said: "I am...

Hillsborough families must have justice
18 October 2011 Rutherglen and Hamilton West's Labour MP Tom Greatrex called for justice for the families of the victims of the Hillsborough disaster in an emotional debate in...

Scottish government pressed to match UK broadband funding


DWP must show common sense in Parkinson's case
Rutherglen and Hamilton West MP Tom Greatrex hit out at Atos Healthcare and the DWP today after a constituent with Parkinson's Disease was hounded to undergo a 3rd fitness to...

Blantyre's David Livingstone Centre is living monument to a local great
Blantyre's David Livingstone Centre is living monument to a local great17 October 2011 Blantyre's Labour MP Tom Greatrex paid a visit to the David Livingstone Centre in the town to meet with staff and volunteers, and hear about...

Government must get a grip on energy bills
14 October 2011 Tom Greatrex MP, Labour's Shadow Energy Minister, responding to Ofgem's announcement on the profit margins of energy companies, said: "People in Scotland will be shocked, if not...

Energy companies must be honest with customers
13 October 2011 Tom Greatrex MP, Labour's Shadow Energy Minister, responding to a survey by consumer watchdog Which? that showed that energy companies are giving inaccurate advice on energy...

SSE adopts Labour electricity reform model
12 October 2011 Labour's Shadow Energy Minister, Tom Greatrex MP, today welcomed the announcement by Scottish and Southern Energy (SSE) to offer their electricity for sale to any household supplier....

Greatrex: Oil and gas investment welcomed – but Tory tax plans put this in jeopardy
11 October 2011 Labour's Shadow Energy Minister Tom Greatrex MP welcomed today's figures which showed an increase in investment in the oil and gas industry in the last...

Death of Sam Gilmore - Trade Union leader
11 October 2011 Commenting on the news of the death of the Upper Clyde Shipbuilders sit-in trade union leader Sammy Gilmore, Tom Greatrex MP said: "I...

UK and Scottish governments letting SMEs down
10 October 2011 Labour MP Tom Greatrex has hit out at both the UK and Scottish governments for their failure to promote procurement from SMEs in Scotland....

Greatrex: Lots of hard work ahead in holding Tory-led government to account on energy policy
Rutherglen and Hamilton West's Labour MP Tom Greatrex was promoted to Shadow Energy Minister this weekend as part Ed Miliband's reshuffle of his shadow cabinet. Tom, previously...

Trinity pupils put Tom through his paces
Trinity pupils put Tom through his paces6 October 2011 Rutherglen and Cambuslang's Labour MP Tom Greatrex paid a visit to Trinity High this week and was put through his paces by pupils....

Volunteering is a LEAP of faith for Tom!
Volunteering is a LEAP of faith for Tom!6 October 2011 Rutherglen and Cambuslang's Labour MP Tom Greatrex offered a helping hand to a local charity this week. Tom volunteered for an afternoon with...

Tom faces Question Time grilling at John Ogilvie High
Tom faces Question Time grilling at John Ogilvie High4 October 2011 Hamilton West's Labour MP Tom Greatrex received a grilling on a recent visit to John Ogilvie High School to meet with Modern Studies pupils....

Read Tom's latest e-newsletter
4 October 2011 Tom's latest e-newsletter is now available to read. There is information on some of Tom's local visit, including to John Ogilvie High in Hamilton and...

Tom invokes the memory of Blantyre-born Dr David Livingstone
Tom invokes the memory of Blantyre-born Dr David Livingstone29 September 2011 Blantyre's Labour MP Tom Greatrex this week invoked the memory of Blantyre-born Dr David Livingstone and highlighted the recent progress towards food security in Malawi....

Tom swaps question time for milk time!
Tom swaps question time for milk time!29 September 2011 Rutherglen and Hamilton West MP Tom Greatrex helped a Blantyre nursery celebrate World School Milk Day by swapping his parliamentary duties for those of honorary milk...

BANK HOLIDAY OFFICE CLOSURE
22 September 2011 The constituency office will be closed for the September weekend - closing on Thursday 22 September 2011, and reopening on Tuesday 27 September 2011....

Government must match tough talk with action on energy bills, says Greatrex
20 September 2011 Labour MP Tom Greatrex today called on Chris Huhne to match his tough talk with action on the Big Six energy suppliers....

Government must be on the side of consumers, not watching from the sidelines, says Greatrex
Government must be on the side of consumers, not watching from the sidelines, says Greatrex15 September 2011 Shadow Scotland Office Minister Tom Greatrex MP called on the Tory-led government to do more to help consumers, following the announcement of energy price increases...

Commons call for government action on credit union bank charges
Commons call for government action on credit union bank charges15 September 2011 Rutherglen and Hamilton West Labour MP Tom Greatrex spoke in Parliament today, calling on banks in Scotland to abandon the introduction of banking charges for...

GOVERNMENT CHALLENGED ON FUTURE OF REMPLOY FACTORIES
14 September 2011 Shadow Scotland Office Minister Tom Greatrex MP challenged the government today to step in to save the jobs of disabled people employed in Remploy factories...

Tom's latest newsletter
10 September 2011 Read Tom's latest e-newsletter here: To read previous e-newsletters, click here...

Tory-led government must do more to help people in Lanarkshire back to work
Tory-led government must do more to help people in Lanarkshire back to work7 September 2011 Labour's Tom Greatrex led a delegation of Lanarkshire's Labour MPs met with Michael Moore today to urge him to act now more to help those...

Tom does Carrot reading in Rutherglen
Tom does Carrot reading in Rutherglen6 September 2011 Rutherglen and Cambuslang Labour MP Tom Greatrex paid a visit to talking newspaper Carrot, to record news stories from this week's Rutherglen Reformer....

Health concerns must be taken into account in phone mast applications
Health concerns must be taken into account in phone mast applications5 September 2011 Rutherglen and Hamilton West Labour MP Tom Greatrex has called for a review of the planning guidance issued to councils for phone masts. This...

Help is at hand for new parents in Cambuslang
Help is at hand for new parents in Cambuslang1 September 2011 Cambuslang Labour MP Tom Greatrex paid a visit to the Parent Cafe in the Whitlawburn Community Resource Centre this week. The Parent Cafe is supported by...

Unfair council tax banding should be reformed
27 August 2011 Rutherglen and Hamilton West Labour MP Tom Greatrex has called on the Scottish government to change the rules on appealing council tax banding decisions....

GREATREX & KELLY GIVE SUPPORT TO CAMBUSLANG ANTI KNIFE CRIME MARCH
GREATREX & KELLY GIVE SUPPORT TO CAMBUSLANG ANTI KNIFE CRIME MARCH 22 August 2011 Cambuslang Labour politicians Tom Greatrex and James Kelly spoke out in support of the anti-knife crime march which took place in Cambuslang yesterday (Sunday)....

Greatrex urges FTSE 100 companies to pay a "living wage"
Greatrex urges FTSE 100 companies to pay a "living wage"21 August 2011 Rutherglen and Cambuslang Labour MP Tom Greatrex is calling for Scotland's FTSE 100 companies to pay their workers living wages. Tom...

Unemployment figures show SNP and Tory policies not working
Unemployment figures show SNP and Tory policies not working19 August 2011 Labour politicians James Kelly MSP and Tom Greatrex MP have called for more help to be given to the unemployed as new figures released show that the...

!!!New surgery timetable announced!!!
!!!New surgery timetable announced!!!18 August 2011 Rutherglen and Hamilton West Labour MP Tom Greatrex has announced a new surgery timetable which will increase the opportunities for constituents to raise issues with...

Forward@Fifty ready for the Big Event
Forward@Fifty ready for the Big Event17 August 2011 Rutherglen and Hamilton West Labour MP Tom Greatrex paid a visit to Forward@Fifty this week, to congratulate them on a recent funding from the People's...

Scottish government pressed to match UK broadband funds
16 August 2011 Shadow Scotland Office Minister Tom Greatrex MP called on the Scottish government to match UK spending on broadband roll-out. The Department for Culture, Media and Sport...

Local people must be kept informed during gas upgrade work
Local people must be kept informed during gas upgrade work15 August 2011 Labour MP Tom Greatrex met with Scotland Gas Networks (SGN) officials this week to discuss gas mains upgrade works in Rutherglen and Cambuslang. Tom visited...

90th birthday celebrations in Halfway
90th birthday celebrations in Halfway15 August 2011 Cambuslang Labour MP Tom Greatrex was delighted to help Miss Chrissie Mills celebrate her 90th birthday at the North Halfway Pensioners Club this week....

Abolish door-to-door energy sales, says Greatrex
Abolish door-to-door energy sales, says Greatrex12 August 2011 Rutherglen and Hamilton West Labour MP Tom Greatrex welcomed today's announcement of an end to door-to-door selling of energy by Scottish Gas, and called for...

Supermarket Surgery - Friday 19 August, 5pm at Cambuslang Morrisons
Supermarket Surgery - Friday 19 August, 5pm at Cambuslang Morrisons10 August 2011 Rutherglen and Hamilton West MP Tom Greatrex will be at Cambuslang Morrisons on Friday 19 August at 5pm for his latest supermarket surgery. Tom Greatrex MP said:...

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