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Constituent Survey Results

In November 2016, I opened a survey for my constituents to learn about their policy priorities. I started an online survey on my website and mailed surveys to everyone in my constituency.

February Parliament Appearances

For ease of access, this page lists all of my major appearances in Parliament for the month of February.

 

Chamber Debates and Questions:

7th February 2017: SSE Pylons Debate

21st February 2017: Ministerial Question; Impact of Empty Property Rates

20/02 This Week in Parliament

On Monday I held a surgery in Banchory where I spoke with constituents about issues facing the Northeast, including continued opposition to the proposed SSE pylons line and problems with the NHS.

06/02 This Week in Parliament

On Monday I held surgeries in Westhill, Blackburn, and Kintore, where I talked with constituents about their concerns over business rates, problems within the NHS and more.

30/01 This Week in Parliament

On Monday we welcomed Transport Minister Humza Yousaf to Aberdeen for a public meeting regarding the AWPR. It was a well-attended event with many questions put to Humza from local residents on the many complications facing the project.

SSE Pylons Debate

As you may know, National Grid has just published a new Networks Options Assessment (NOA) report which recommended that the project should not proceed. This is a great victory for the area, but NOA recommendations are updated each year so the project could still pose a threat.
 

Update on Aboyne Clydesdale Bank Branch

I was sorry to hear the news last month that Clydesdale had decided to close their Aboyne branch as of May 2017. Following the statement, I emailed Clydesdale asking for information they were giving to customers on using the post office, bank etc.