Santander Banking Closures

The MP for Angus today called on all High Street banks to launch “rural hubs” to help communities struggling from a litany of closures.

Kirstene Hair told MPs that Santander’s recent decision to close two branches in Forfar and Brechin means 100,000 people have only one between them.

GP Appointments in Brechin

The MP for Angus has asked health chiefs to broker a solution to “untenable” GP waiting arrangements among many constituents.

Ill locals who attend Brechin Health Centre have been seen on a triage basis since the practice ran with reduced GPs a few years ago.

Teacher Stress


Under-pressure Tayside schools lost almost two decades of staff time to mental health issues in the last year, according to new figures.

Dundee teachers racked up 3,615 days in stress-related sickness absence in the 12 months to January this year, up from 3,388 in 2017.

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.

Cervical Cancer Screening

Of the more than 100 types of cancer, only three have screening programmes in the UK. Two are specifically for women, and only one is available for young women – cervical screening. 

Burns Supper at No.10 with Amanda Kopel

North East community champions attended a Burns supper at the Prime Minister’s official residence.

Each of the 13 Scottish Conservative MPs invited a local business or voluntary sector leader to dinner and entertainment at Number 10 on Monday.

National Lottery Funding for Angus

A “routes to funding” session to advise charities and community groups on gaining lottery funding will take place in Angus next month.

Organised by local MP Kirstene Hair, the National Lottery Funding event will take place in St Andrew’s Church Hall, Arbroath on February 22.

Prime Minister praises RM Condor

The Prime Minister has paid tribute to Royal Marines “past and present” who have served at RM Condor as she re-iterated UK Government plans to keep 45 Commando at the Angus base.


Brexit - My Full EU Withdrawal Agreement Speech

Due to the large number of speakers in the EU withdrawal debate last night I was unable to deliver my full response to the Government's Brexit withdrawal agreement. For the benefit of my constituents I wish to make my full speech available to them.