My priority whilst I am in Parliament remains our constituency and making myself as accessible and transparent as possible.
I have held over 300 surgeries since my election, and I have helped with over 8000 individual cases. I have a 93% attendance rate in the House of Commons, compared to my SNP predecessor’s 64%.
I will also continue working with all levels of government to get the best for Ochil and South Perthshire. I know that amongst the noise of the Brexit debate the work I have done can get drowned out, but I will be building upon previous wins like getting £35 million a year for Police and Fire Scotland through VAT exemption, getting an additional £211 million for Scottish farmers, freezing whisky duty, increasing the national minimum wage and higher the personal tax-free allowance. I have successfully, with others, campaigned against the closure of local primary schools. After the last bank in Comrie closed, I introduced legislation that would have forced banks to maintain a presence in rural areas. Key projects of mine have been geothermal energy in Clackmannanshire, which would provide us with clean energy and make our constituency a national leader in this field, and improving rural broadband in South Perthshire, where speeds still lag the rest of the country.
I want to continue working hard for the people of Ochil and South Perthshire for as long as I am lucky enough to remain their Member of Parliament.