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 Whitford questions the Minister for Brexit in Parliament as shown in Parliament Live

Education PQs – the effect of visa caps on our Universities and NHS

Education Questions 29/4 While education is a devolved issue, it is important that we raise issues which affect Scotland, particularly where reserved matters, such as immigration, impact on devolved competences. I asked the Minister about how the UK Government is proposing to remove home fee status from EU students after Brexit. This is something which has seen the Norwegian High … Click to Read More

Dr Whitford's Constituency Office

Constituency Office – Easter Weekend Closure

Central Ayrshire Office Opening Hours Easter 2019 My office will be closed on Friday 19th April and Monday 22nd April for the Easter weekend, and will re-open at 10am on Tuesday 23rd April. 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 … Click to Read More

Ayrshire Growth Deal signed and sealed

Ayrshire Growth Deal In March, I was delighted to attend the formal signing of the Ayrshire Growth Deal. Having been the first to raise the proposal at Westminster back in 2016, it was great to see it finally come to fruition. The AGD is a joint venture between the three Ayrshire local authorities which has secured funding from the Scottish … Click to Read More

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

Newsletter January – February 2019

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Dr Whitford's Constituency Office

Drop-in Surgeries: March 2019

Drop-in Surgeries: March 2019 My next drop-in surgery will take place on the morning of Friday 1st March 2019 in Irvine followed by two on Friday 8th March, one in Annbank and one in Monkton, followed by Drybridge on 15th March and Troon on 29th March. Full details can be found below. I hold regular surgeries where you can drop in … Click to Read More

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

Serious Shortages Protocol

Serious Shortages Protocol I have twice now raised the issue in Parliament of the UK Government continue to try to sneak out significant legislation in preparation for Brexit without any scrutiny. Last week, I asked the Leader of the House about the Serious Shortages Protocol and today I asked the Secretary of State for Health.  The SSP, in the event … 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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