Campaign Responses

I receive a large amount of campaign emails and so in order to maintain a good service for all constituents and to manage the sheer volume of campaign correspondence, I will post a response to campaign emails in this section of my website as soon as possible.

I hope you can appreciate my stance on campaigns.

Abortion & Coronavirus

Dear Constituent,

Thank you for contacting me about abortion in Scotland. As you may be aware, abortion was devolved to the Scottish Parliament via the Scotland Act 2016.

HS2

Dear Constituent,

Thank you for contacting me about HS2 and the coronavirus outbreak.

I know that the Government will take whatever action is necessary to deal with COVID-19, and that it will also continue to invest in vital future infrastructure.

Israel West Bank Annexation

Dear Constituent,

Thank you for contacting me about Israel and the West Bank

I appreciate your concerns about the situation in the region. That is why I firmly support the UK’s longstanding position on the Middle East Peace Process.

Agriculture Bill

Dear Constituent,

Thank you for contacting me about the vote held in Parliament last Wednesday on New Clause 2 of the Agriculture Bill.  Whilst I don’t necessarily expect you to agree with me, I am happy to explain why I voted in the way I did.

Antibiotics in Farming

Dear Constituent,

Thank you for contacting me about antibiotics in farming. 

Antibiotic resistance is the biggest threat to modern medicine and we must act now to help keep antibiotics effective for future generations. 

Package Travel Regulations

Dear Constituent,

Thank you for contacting me about support for the travel industry.

I fully appreciate your concerns and the seriousness of the situation for the whole UK travel industry, which I recognise is facing real difficulty in light of the coronavirus outbreak.

Road Hauliers

Dear Constituent,

Thank you for contacting me about road haulage and the impact of the coronavirus outbreak.

Assisted Dying

Dear Constituent,

Thank you for contacting me about assisted dying in Scotland.

Scrap Trident

Dear Constituent,

Thank you for contacting me about Trident.

Coronavirus and Iran Sanctions

Dear Constituent,

Thank you for contacting me about sanctions on Iran and coronavirus.

The UK is working with the international community to ensure Iran receives the humanitarian support it needs during this global pandemic.

National Wildlife Crime Unit

Dear Constituent,

Thank you for contacting me about the National Wildlife Crime Unit. 

I understand your strong feelings on this issue and wish to thank you for your clear commitment to the welfare of wildlife across our country.

Air Pollution

Dear Constituent,

Thank you for contacting me about air quality in Scotland.

Israel Apartheid Week

Dear Constituent,

Thank you for contacting me about Israel Apartheid Week campaigns and anti-Semitism on campus in Scotland.

Environment Bill

Dear Constituent,

Thank you for contacting me about the environment. 

While a handful of sections of the Environment Bill extend to Scotland, under the Scotland Act, environmental issues are devolved to the Scottish parliament.

End The Cage Age

Dear Constituent,

Thank you for contacting me about the welfare of farm animals.

I appreciate your concerns. As you may be aware, this is a devolved issue and therefore a matter for the Scottish Government.

Arms Export Controls

Dear Constituent,

Thank you for contacting me about arms exports and Early Day Motion (EDM) 24.

Members of the Government do not, by convention, sign any Early Day Motions as doing so is likely to breach the Ministerial Code’s rules on collective responsibility.

Windrush Review

Dear Constituent,

Thank you for contacting me about the Windrush generation.

NSPCC Wild West Web

Dear Constituent,

Thank you for contacting me about the NSPCC’s Wild West Web campaign.

Sale of Arms

Dear Constituent,

Thank you for contacting me about arms exports to Israel.

Protect our oceans

Dear Constituent,

Oceans are currently facing unprecedented challenges, including climate change and over-fishing. It is more important than ever to take action to ensure our seas are healthy, abundant and resilient.