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.

Dr Philippa Whitford MP presenting her speech at Westminster about Prestwick Spaceport and Space Industry policy

My Record in Office: Prestwick Airport & Spaceport

My Record in Office: Prestwick Airport & Spaceport I would like to show you what I have been up to on behalf of our constituency of Central Ayrshire during my time at Westminster, a role I want to continue if re-relected in this General Election. One of our greatest assets is Prestwick Airport and the associated aerospace cluster which has built … Click to Read More

Dr Philippa Whitford, SNP MP for the Central Ayrshire constituency at Westminster, speaking about Junior Doctors and the proposed changes to their contracts.

My Record in Office: Speaking on Junior Doctors

My Record in Office: Dr Philippa Whitford MP speaking on Junior Doctors in Parliament Archive footage from 28th October 2015 Many people think of ‘Junior Doctors’ as just those first couple of years and that it’s character forming, to work a bit hard and not have a lot of money. But in the NHS, which is quite a hierarchical beast, … Click to Read More

Dr Philippa Whitford talks about what Brexit will mean for our Young People.

What does Brexit mean for our Young People?

Watch: Dr Philippa Whitford discusses Brexit What does Brexit mean for our Young People? Brexit is not just about trade. Brexit is about us losing the rights and opportunities we’ve gained from over 40 years in the EU. 27 years ago Europe was divided by an iron curtain and the Berlin Wall. Now, one generation on, Mrs May is trying … Click to Read More

Record in Office. Dr Philippa Whitford campaigning in Irvine during the 2015 General Election campaign.

Your Constituency Champion | My Record in Office

Your Constituency Champion My Record in Office I am proud to be standing for re-election as the SNP Candidate for Central Ayrshire. It was an honour and a privilege to be elected to Parliament in 2015 to represent my home constituency. Over the past two years, I have worked tirelessly to stand up for the needs of local people and businesses … Click to Read More

The Spotlight is on Troon as the Open returns to Ayrshire

The Spotlight is on Troon as the Open returns to Ayrshire As we approach the summer and look forward to having the Open on our doorstep, we welcome a global spotlight on Troon. I took the opportunity in a recent debate in Westminster on the Economic Value of Golf to encourage golf fans to come to Troon and experience the … Click to Read More

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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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