@ send this link
 to a friend

This website is funded from Parliamentary Allowances  

In Parliament

House of Commons

I spend the early part of the week in Westminster, which normally means I fly to London on Sunday or Monday morning and back again on Thursday evening. Most of my staff are in Aberdeen and I keep in regular contact with my Aberdeen office.

A typical day in Westminster involves attending debates, meetings, committees and also dealing with correspondence from constituents, groups or organisations who contact me. I also meet with representatives of local groups and organisations when they lobby parliament to express their views. Constituents also visit the Houses of Parliament on a fairly regular basis. A major part of an MP's duty is the scrutiny of the work of Government.

Currently, I have been appointed as the Labour Member on the House of Commons Commission, which supervises services in the House of Commons, see further details here.

Also, I have been appointed as Chair of the Advisory Committee on Works of Art, see further information here...

As your MP:

  • I vote in the Chamber on Bills, as they progress through the House of Commons.  See all Bills here...
  • I sign Early Day Motions (EDM). EDMs provide an opportunity for MPs to put on record their opinion on issues of concern. See the list of EDMs I have supported here...

MPs deliver many Speeches throughout their Parliamentary career but, with over 650 MPs in the House of Commons competition to speak in the Chamber is intense.

I am a member of various Parliamentary Groups (see the separate page).


Design by RexClusive