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.

NHS Pensions, Annual and Lifetime Allowances Debate

On June 26th, I took part in the NHS Pensions, Annual and Lifetime Allowances debate. View my full speech below and the whole debate here: https://parliamentlive.tv/Event/Index/100f1d34-3bf7-409e-9e4b-ac5bc2182df2#player-tabs 10.01 am Philippa Whitford I declare an interest: I spent more than 30 years as a consultant in the NHS and am married to a GP, so naturally the issue affects us. However, it … Click to Read More

Logo for Dementia Friendly Troon

Living with Dementia Debate

On June 25th I took part in the debate on Living with Dementia in Westminster Hall. You can see my contribution below, as well as the full debate at: https://parliamentlive.tv/Event/Index/c152ce9f-d619-4d6e-8f61-c2ecef6d911f      10.29 am Philippa Whitford Share I, too, pay tribute to the hon. Member for Oldham East and Saddleworth (Debbie Abrahams) for securing this crucial debate. As has been … Click to Read More

UK Government Rejects New Visa to Support Our Inshore Fishermen

No to New Visa to Support Our Inshore Fishermen In April, I wrote to the Home Secretary to ask him to consider introducing a new Seafarer’s Visa which would allow inshore fishermen from outside the EEA to work in UK territorial waters. This is of huge significance to the boats in Troon and the west coast, as our inshore fishing … Click to Read More

Dr Philippa Whitford MP speaking in Parliament as seen on Parliament Live

Scottish Patient Safety Programme Success

Scottish Patient Safety Programme Success Last week in Parliament, I took the opportunity at Health Questions to invite the UK Health Secretary to come to Scotland to see for himself our world-leading Scottish Patient Safety Programme in action. As highlighted in the British Journal of Surgery, the introduction of the programme resulted in an incredible 36% reduction post-surgical deaths and … Click to Read More

Dr Whitford's Constituency Office

Constituency Office – Monday Holiday Closure

Central Ayrshire Office Opening Hours My office will be closed on  Monday 27th May and will re-open at 10am on Tuesday 28th May.  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 on any mobile anywhere in the world 112 … Click to Read More

Image of Dr Philippa Whitford MP speaking in Parliament

World Immunisation Week 2019

World Immunisation Week 2019 For World Immunisation Week, in my role as Chair of the All-Party Parliamentary Group on Vaccinations for All, I hosted a meeting with various stakeholders organised by the health advocacy organisation, Results UK. Joining us were members from the World Health Organisation (WHO) from Geneva and government department Ministers from the Department for International Development (DfID)’s … 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.

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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