Welcome

This site is going through a bit of a revamp.
Please accept our apologies as we shuffle things about.

Thank you for electing me to be your representative in Westminster as the MP for the Central Ayrshire constituency.  I can promise you that I will, as a member of a strong SNP contingent, work tirelessly on behalf of all constituents in Central Ayrshire.

Thank you also for the incredible support you have shown, not just to me but, to all the SNP candidates who stood for election to Westminster. My colleagues and I will work tirelessly for a better devolution settlement so we can protect our NHS and other public services, and fight inequality and poverty in Scotland.

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This Week…

Having not been sufficiently frozen last year, this year I will once again be taking to the water on Boxing Day for ‘Dip Wi a Nip for BuyMSH’. As many of your will know, earlier this year CLIC Sargent decided to sell Malcolm Sargent House in Prestwick resulting in the loss of a very valued service which provided specialised restpite care for children with cancer and their families. A local consortium is raising funds to buy a new facility where such a service can be provided once again. To donate to this extremely worthwhile cause go to https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/buy-msh


View my comments on the impact of austerity on mental health in the debate on Mhari Black’s Private Member’s Bill on Benefit Claimants Sanctions from 2nd December, which proposed that DWP staff in Jobcentres across the UK would be required to consider whether personal circumstances such as caring commitments, whether a person is at risk of homelessness, or whether they suffer from a mental ill-health condition that could be exacerbated by a benefit sanction before one can be issued.


Speaker’s Democracy Award: Call for nominations

All Members of the House of Commons can suggest nominees to receive the inaugural Speaker’s Democracy Award, which is an internationally-focused award which aims to celebrate individuals who, through their leadership and personal courage, have made an outstanding contribution to the development of democratic societies across the world. Find out more


To keep tabs on what I’ve been up to, please have a look at my blog. You can also view many of my speeches in Parliament.


Huge thanks to our Former First Minister, the Rt Hon Alex Salmond MP, who officially opened my office on Friday 4th March 2016.

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