New figures from the House of Commons Library have revealed Eilidh Whiteford to be one of Scotland’s hardest working Members of Parliament.
The SNP MP for Banff & Buchan ranks 9th out of 59 Scottish MPs for contributions to debates – making over 500 speeches and interventions since her election in 2010.
In the period 2010-2015, Eilidh has also asked over 700 parliamentary questions.
The statistics put the Banff & Buchan MP’s parliamentary contributions well ahead of some high-profile Scottish MPs including the former Prime Minister Gordon Brown, the former Chancellor Alistair Darling and LibDem MP Charles Kennedy.
Commenting, Eilidh said: “When I was elected in 2010, I promised to work my socks off for my constituents and that is what I have done to the best of my ability. I have spoken in a lot of debates and I have asked a lot of questions of this ConDem UK Government but that is exactly what Banff & Buchan needs and expects.”
“Banff & Buchan is a diverse community and I have spoken on issues from farming and fishing to broadband and support for the vulnerable.
Being the MP for Banff & Buchan these last 5 years has been an immense privilege which I am keen to continue.”
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