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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. … Click to Read More


Events in Westminster: Sept-Oct 19

It’s been a busy time down at Westminster this Autumn. With the Brexit deadline of … Click to Read More

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Child Poverty in Scotland Debate: 30/10/19

During the Child Poverty in Scotland debate in Westminster Hall on 30th October, I intervened … Click to Read More

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Health Questions: 29/10/19

On 29th October, Parliament had its latest opportunity to put questions to the Secretary of … Click to Read More

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Transport Questions: 24/10/19

On 24th October, I asked the Secretary of State for Transport about the future of … Click to Read More

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NHS Queen’s Speech Debate: 23/10/19

Originally been scheduled for the previous week, but delayed due to the UK Government trying … Click to Read More

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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 … Click to Read More

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Cabinet Office Questions on Contaminated Blood Inquiry 23/10/2019

Today I asked the Minister about the victims and bereaved loved ones of the Contaminated … Click to Read More

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Brexit Readiness: Operation Yellowhammer debate 25/09/19

On September 25th I asked The Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster, Michael Gove during … Click to Read More

Dr Whitford's Constituency Office

Constituency Office – Holiday Weekend Closure

Central Ayrshire Office Opening Hours My office will be closed on Friday 20th and Monday 24th … Click to Read More

Surgeries Sept 19

Drop-in Surgeries: September 2019

Drop-in Surgeries: September 2019 Please find a list of my drop-in surgeries for September.   … Click to Read More

Prorogation (Disclosure of Communications) debate 09/09/19

On Monday, September 9th in the Chamber, during the Prorogation debate, I made an intervention … Click to Read More

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