Welcome to My Digital Home: Dr Philippa Whitford

I am not currently an MP as Parliament has been dissolved until after the General Election on the 12th of December 2019.

Welcome to my website. I have been proud to serve Central Ayrshire are your Member of Parliament for two terms. It was an honour and a privilege to be elected to Parliament in 2015 to represent my home constituency and to be re-elected in the 2017 General Election. Over the past three years, I have worked tirelessly to stand up for the needs of local people and businesses in Westminster and to make a difference in our towns and villages. I believe my record in office speaks for itself and you can put your trust in me as your local MP.

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Find out what Philippa's up to during the 2019 General Election campaign and find out more about the work she's been doing for Central Ayrshire since 2015.

Dr Philippa Whitford MP and Ayrshire. Central portrait photo by Alex Todd © 2016.

Dissolution of Parliament for the General Election 2019

On Tuesday 29th October, the UK Parliament voted to hold a UK General Election on 12th December 2019. Accordingly, Parliament will be dissolved at 00hrs01 on Wednesday 6th November 2019. During the dissolution period there are no Members of the UK Parliament.  Consequently, strict limitations are imposed on what I can and cannot do during this time and, as a Parliamentary Candidate, I will be unable to take any new cases forward. Please be assured that my team … Click to Read More

Child Poverty in Scotland Debate: 30/10/19

During the Child Poverty in Scotland debate in Westminster Hall on 30th October, I intervened seven times during the one and a half hour debate allocation time. Although I wasn’t a formal speaker in the debate, I felt it important to participate given that I was on the committee for the Children’s Future Food Inquiry earlier this year and had … Click to Read More

Health Questions: 29/10/19

On 29th October, Parliament had its latest opportunity to put questions to the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care. As the Spokesperson for the SNP for Health and Social Care, I automatically get two questions to the Secretary of State. Firstly, I raised the issue how, back in January, the Secretary of State said that he was planning … Click to Read More

Transport Questions: 24/10/19

On 24th October, I asked the Secretary of State for Transport about the future of aviation post-Brexit in Prestwick in my constituency, which is home to a vibrant aerospace sector. I also took the opportunity to highlight that it has been two and a half years since the Bus Services Act was passed and we are still waiting on to … Click to Read More

NHS Queen’s Speech Debate: 23/10/19

Originally been scheduled for the previous week, but delayed due to the UK Government trying to bring back their Brexit deal, the Queen’s Speech Debate on the NHS was finally called for 23rd October. As SNP Shadow the Health and Social Care Spokesperson, I lead on this for the SNP Group and I took the opportunity to highlight and challenge … Click to Read More

Contaminated Blood Inquiry: Point of Order 23/10/19

Point’s of Order are reserved for calling out MP’s or Minister’s that have not given the correct facts in the Chamber. On October 23rd, I asked for clarification in response to my question to the Cabinet Office that morning in relation to the victims of the Contaminated Blood Scandal. The full text of my question is below. Philippa Whitford On a … Click to Read More

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Who is my MP?

MPs can only represent their own constituents. Dr Philippa Whitford is the MP for Central Ayrshire, which covers the Council Wards for Kyle, Irvine, Prestwick and Troon, and part of Kilwinning. If you are unsure, you can check who your MP is at http://www.parliament.uk/mps-lords-and-offices/mps

You can also check our constituency map by clicking here.

What are the issues an MP can address?

MPs in Scotland deal with issues that are reserved to the UK Parliament. The common issues that I deal with as your constituency MP relate to;

  • Benefits & Social Security
  • Pensions
  • Tax & HMRC
  • Immigration
  • Consumer Rights

Other policy areas that are reserved to Westminster are;

  • Defence
  • Foreign Policy
  • Employment
  • Broadcasting
  • Trade & Industry
  • Nuclear Energy
  • Oil, Coal, Gas & Electricity
  • Data Protection
  • The Constitution

Devolved matters, such as Health, are dealt with by Members of the Scottish Parliament, and local government matters such as Planning and Housing are dealt with by your local councillors.

If you are unsure who is best placed to help you, Dr Whitford's constituency office can assist you. You can contact them by clicking here.

Which party does Philippa represent?

Dr Philippa Whitford is an SNP MP and is their Health Spokesperson in the UK Parliament. As an elected MP it is her job to try to represent all those living within her constituency, not only those who voted for Philippa or the SNP. You can contact Philippa's Central Ayrshire constituency office with queries pertaining to any issues that are reserved to the UK Parliament at Westminster.

You can find out more about SNP Policies on their website by clicking here.

Where can I find more information on SNP Policies?

To find out more about SNP policies and activities in your area you can visit the SNP website.

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What are Philippa's particular areas of interest?

Although Dr Whitford has a remit as SNP Health Spokesperson, her areas of interest are broad and she works on a number of issues;

  • Ayrshire Growth Deal
  • Prestwick Spaceport & Aero-Space Industry
  • Life Sciences
  • Tourism, Food & Drink

And on national and international issues;

  • Impact of Poverty on Health
  • Disability Rights
  • Cancer Care (particularly Breast Cancer)
  • Palestine
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