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October 22, 2015

 

Politicians are often accused of mincing their words, deflecting questions and using spin. Not so Labour MP, Ben Bradshaw, who – on storming out of a meeting with colleagues – described it as “a total f***ing shambles”.

 

Mr Bradshaw’s language may have been choice, but...

October 21, 2015

 

On Tuesday, Patricia spoke in a House of Commons debate on the Government's proposed cuts to Tax Credits.

 

This regressive policy will hit 200,000 households in Scotland, leaving many with the choice between putting food on the table, or heating their homes.


You can w...

October 7, 2015

In scenes aping a Barack Obama rally, Labour’s new leader Jeremy Corbyn addressed the Labour conference last week to chants of “Jez We Can!”

 

What exactly Jez can do though, remains to be seen.

 

Slapped down by union bosses, openly contradicted by Shadow Cabinet members,...

September 23, 2015

Amongst the hoopla of the Labour leadership contest and appointment of the new shadow cabinet, a number of important debates and votes at Westminster seemed to slip under the collective radar.

 

On Tuesday, George Osborne managed to quell a backbench Tory rebellion which...

September 18, 2015

Watch Patricia's contribution to the debate on the steel manufacturing industry

 

September 14, 2015

Following her participation in a House of Commons debate on online retail delivery charges, Patricia Gibson MP for North Ayrshire & Arran urged Nick Boles MP, Minister for Skills to do more to protect consumers in island and rural areas from these charges and that as a...

September 14, 2015

As a member of the House of Commons Procedure Committee, we took evidence during the week on the UK Government’s plan for pushing through English Votes for English Laws. These plans are a shambles, which would reduce Scottish MPs to a second class status.

 

The UK Govern...

September 8, 2015

 

Last week the world woke to shocking images showing the lifeless body of 3-year-old Kurdish Syrian boy, Aylan Kurdi, lying face down on a Turkish beach.

 

Aylan was one of more than 350,000 migrants who have attempted to cross the Mediterranean Sea this year and, trag...

September 3, 2015

 

North Ayrshire & Arran SNP MP Patricia Gibson, has pointed to new figures, compiled by the independent Scottish Parliament Information Centre (SPICe), which show that Department of Work and Pensions (DWP) proposals to cut the number of people receiving Employment and...

September 2, 2015

North Ayrshire & Arran MP, Patricia Gibson has again met with RBS management to discuss the future of banking facilities in West Kilbride in the wake of the decision to close the branch in the town this October.

 

After the meeting Patricia said:

 

“I am pleased that RBS m...

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