Eilidh Whiteford

Former Scottish National Party MP for Banff and Buchan

@EilidhWhiteford https://facebook.com/DrEilidhWhiteford

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10th June 2020 onwards

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Recent appearances

  • Written Answers — Department for Education: Overseas Students: Visas 27 Apr 2017

    To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what discussions she has had with the Home Secretary on reintroduction of the post-study work visa.
  • Oral Answers to Questions — Environment, Food and Rural Affairs: Food and Drink Sector 20 Apr 2017

    Press reports earlier this week suggest that the Danish Government may press for restrictions on UK fish imports to the EU if the Danish fleet loses access to UK—mostly Scottish—fishing waters when the UK leaves the EU. That would have very serious implications for Scottish fish producers, who currently export in the region of almost half a billion pounds-worth of fish to the EU every...
  • Universal Credit — [Geraint Davies in the Chair] 19 Apr 2017

    Usually people have exhausted their savings or redundancy money before they claim benefits, but if someone starts a new job, it is normal to be paid at the end of the week or month in which they start. The Government have said consistently that they want universal credit to mimic the world of work, but in that respect it really does not, and they need to look urgently at waiting times. We...

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Profile

Former Scottish National Party MP for Banff and Buchan

Entered the House of Commons on 6 May 2010 — General election

Left the House of Commons on 3 May 2017 — Dissolved for election

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Topics of interest

Eilidh Whiteford campaigned to remain in the European Union Source: BBC

  • Work and Pensions
  • Department for Work and Pensions
  • Energy and Climate Change
  • Home Department
  • Treasury
  • Crisis Loans
  • Scotland
  • Social Security Benefits
  • Departmental Buildings
  • Mass Media

Other offices held in the past

  • Shadow SNP Westminster Group Leader (Social Justice and Welfare) (21 May 2015 to 3 May 2017)
  • Member, Scottish Affairs Committee (12 Jul 2010 to 30 Mar 2015)
  • Shadow SNP Spokesperson (International Development) (15 Jun 2010 to 13 May 2015)
  • Shadow SNP Spokesperson (Women) (15 Jun 2010 to 13 May 2015)
  • Shadow SNP Spokesperson (Work and Pensions) (15 Jun 2010 to 20 May 2015)
  • Shadow SNP Spokesperson (Agriculture and Fisheries) (15 Jun 2010 to 13 May 2015)

Previous MPs in this constituency

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Register of Members’ Interests

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