Philippa Whitford

Shadow SNP Spokesperson (Europe)

Scottish National Party MP for Central Ayrshire

@Dr_PhilippaW https://facebook.com/Philippa.Whitford.political

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10th June 2020 onwards

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Philippa Whitford’s voting in Parliament

Philippa Whitford is a Scottish National Party MP, and on the vast majority of issues votes the same way as other Scottish National Party MPs.

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Last updated: 20 Jul 2020. Please share these votes responsibly.

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Philippa Whitford has never rebelled against their party in the current parliament. Find out more.

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Scottish National Party MP for Central Ayrshire

Entered the House of Commons on 8 May 2015 — General election

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Topics of interest

Philippa Whitford campaigned to remain in the European Union Source: BBC

  • Department for Work and Pensions
  • Department of Health and Social Care
  • Department of Health
  • Home Office
  • Treasury
  • Universal Credit
  • Post Office Card Account
  • NHS: Drugs
  • Children: Maintenance
  • Visas: Skilled Workers

Currently held offices

  • Member, Committee on the Future Relationship with the European Union (since 2 Mar 2020)
  • Shadow SNP Spokesperson (Europe) (since 1 Feb 2020)
  • Shadow SNP Spokesperson (Health and Social Care) (since 20 Jun 2017)

Other offices held in the past

  • Shadow SNP Spokesperson (Exiting the European Union) (7 Jan 2020 to 31 Jan 2020)
  • Member, Draft Domestic Abuse Bill (Joint) Committee (27 Feb 2019 to 6 Mar 2019)
  • Member, Health and Social Care Committee (14 Jan 2019 to 13 May 2019)
  • Member, Draft Health Service Safety Investigation Bill (Joint Committee) (17 Apr 2018 to 27 Jul 2018)
  • Member, European Scrutiny Committee (30 Oct 2017 to 6 Nov 2019)
  • Member, Health and Social Care Committee (8 Jul 2015 to 3 May 2017)
  • Shadow SNP Westminster Group Leader (Health) (20 May 2015 to 20 Jun 2017)

Previous MPs in this constituency

Public bill committees (Sittings attended)

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Register of Members’ Interests

Last updated: 20 Jul 2020.

1. Employment and earnings
Locum Consultant working until further notice with Ayrshire and Arran Health Board on the COVID-19 response, paid by NHS Ayrshire and Arran, Crosshouse Hospital, Kilmarnock Rd, Crosshouse, Kilmarnock KA2 0BE. Expected hours: 15 hrs a week. (Registered 19 May 2020)
29 April 2020, received £1,679.57. Hours: approx. 66 hrs. (Registered 19 May 2020)
29 May 2020, received £1,815.68. Hours: 69.5 hrs. (Registered 22 June 2020)

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