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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GENERAL ELECTION 2019

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.

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 Blood Inquiry receiving compensation that has so far killed 181 people.       The full set of questions can be watched here: https://parliamentlive.tv/Event/Index/239105f4-3fe6-46e9-ae84-9e0ce69881c8   Philippa Whitford One hundred and eighty-one victims have died since the start of the contaminated blood inquiry, so when will … Click to Read More

Brexit Readiness: Operation Yellowhammer debate 25/09/19

On September 25th I asked The Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster, Michael Gove during the debate of the Yellowhammer report about the impact a no-deal Brexit would have on organic farmers. I asked about organic farmers, including those in my constituency and food producers and that they will not be able to export to the EU at all until … 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 September for the local holiday weekend and will re-open at 10am on Tuesday 25th September Meantime, below is a list of contact numbers in case you have any issues over the holiday period.   Emergency Numbers Emergency 999 National Non-Emergency Medical Number 111 Emergency Number works … Click to Read More

Drop-in Surgeries: September 2019

Drop-in Surgeries: September 2019 Please find a list of my drop-in surgeries for September.   September Surgeries Wednesday 18th September Tarbolton Community Campus 12noon – 12.45pm Annbank Village Hall 1.15pm – 2.00pm Thursday 19th September Montgomerie Hall, Dundonald 11.15am – 12noon Loans Village Hall 12.30pm – 1.15pm Tuesday 24th September Townend Community Centre, Dreghorn 12noon – 12.45pm 65 Club, Main … Click to Read More

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Leaving the EU: Preparations debate 03/09/19

Leaving the EU: Preparations debate on September 3rd 2019 On Tuesday, September 3rd I was able to ask Michael Gove, who’s role is now the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster, about the issue of radioisotopes. I have questioned the UK Government time and time again about how these will be transported after Brexit given that they cannot be stockpiled. … Click to Read More

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

Newsletter – Summer 2019

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FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

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.

Click here to read more.

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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