Westminster News

'Indicitive Votes' Response

Following the recent 'indicative votes' held in Parliament last week, I would like to take this opportunity to clarify how I voted in this process, as well as clarify my position on Brexit going forward.

Welcoming the rise in the National Living Wage

The MP for Angus, has welcomed a revolutionary change to the National Living Wage which will increase the pay of some 159,000 Scots.

On Monday, the National Living Wage (NLW) increased by the highest rate since it was introduced in 2015 – up almost 5% to £8.21 an hour.

National Living Wage Increases

I'm pleased that the UK governement has announced the largest ever increase to the living wage. This will see 159,000 people across Scotland recieve a pay increase of up to almost 5%.

Mobile Phone Roaming in Rural Areas

This week I co-signed a letter to Jeremy Wright, Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport calling for the itroduction of monile roaming between network operators to reduce "not-spots". 

Brexit Update March 2019

Brexit update – March 2019

 

Following the votes that have taken place this week around the departure of the UK from the European Union, I wish to provide an update.

 

Treatment Targets for Eating Disorders

A Westminster debate held during Eating Disorder Awareness Week today heard that Scottish treatment targets “have to be addressed” or risk young lives.

Tay Cities Deal Broadband Funding

Today Luke Graham MP and I have written to David Mundell, Secretary of State for Scotland calling for the extra £2 million pound fund for broadband rollount as part of the Tay Cities Deal be made available to local councils as soon as possible.

 

Update regarding Brexit amendments

Update regarding Brexit amendments

Last night in Parliament, MP's voted on a number of amendments to the Prime Minister's proposed EU withdrawal agreement on Tuesday 29th January.

Angus MP Welcomes New Railcard

The MP for Angus has hailed the “game-changing” new rail pass that will open up travel across Scotland for people under 30.

The UK Government has launched the 26 to 30 railcard that will allow travellers to knock one third off the cost of their fares.