It is an honour to be re-elected to serve as the MP for Central Ayrshire. I will continue to work hard to represent my constituents both in the constituency and in Parliament.

This Week’s Highlights:

Monday – Meeting with the British Dental Association

Tuesday – Space Industry Bill Committee

Wednesday – European Scrutiny Committee, Royal College of Paediatrics Child Health Event

Thursday – Space Industry Bill Committee

Friday – Drop-in Surgery (Irvine Office), Tarbolton Bachelor’s Club Burns Supper

Last Week’s Highlights:

This week

See my speech in the Parliamentary Debate on the Space Industry

Latest News

Energising Communities Fund Open
E.ON has re-opened its Energising Communities Fund and is seeking applications.Groups and charities can apply for funding up to £2,000 which can cover the full or partial cost of energy-related improvements and activities.

Heating bills can account for a large part of the running costs for a community group or charity and need to be as energy and cost efficient as possible. This fund aims to assist these groups and charities to become more sustainable and begin to lower their energy costs.

To be eligible for funding, organisations must submit a request by midnight on Monday 29th January 2018. For full terms and conditions please visit www.eonenergy.com/community

Latest News – Polar Plunge

On Ne’er Day I took part in the first Polar Plunge in the sea off Irvine, raising funds for the Ayrshire Hospice https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/philippa-whitford2

Polar plunge

Latest News – Parliamentary Bill

In November I brought forward my Ten Minute Rule Bill on Universal Credit to Parliament. I am delighted to have achieved cross-party support and to be granted leave to bring forward a full Bill to Parliament, which I shall publish in the New Year

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The Adam Charitable Trust is once again making grants and financial assistance available for local individuals and small business looking for support with training costs or seed capital. The charity aims to help trainees, start-up businesses or students embarking on career qualifications who have difficulty in raising the costs required. For more information, contact the Trust Secretary as per the details below:

Adam Trust