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Thomson Supports Tesco Health Charity Partnership Fundraiser

Published date : 22 September 2021

Richard Thomson, SNP MP for Gordon, attended the Tesco Health Charity Partnership collection this weekend to show support. The first in-store fundraiser since the start of the Covid-19 pandemic saw Tesco team up with Cancer Research UK, the British Heart Foundation and Diabetes UK.
 
From September 13th until the 26th, shoppers have the option to donate by rounding up the...

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Gordon MP Calls for U-Turn on UC Cuts - Threat to Almost 5,000 individuals in Gordon if Cuts Go Ahead

Published date : 22 September 2021

Richard Thomson MP has urged the UK government to U-turn on the “devastating” Tory cuts to Universal Credit – as new analysis shows almost five thousand people in Gordon could see their incomes slashed by £1040 per year from October.
 
Analysis from the House of Commons Library, using the latest DWP data, has revealed that almost half a million (477,996) people...

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Gordon MP Slams UK Gov Over New Brexit Shambles

Published date : 17 September 2021

Local MP Richard Thomson has slammed the UK Government over the latest Brexit-related shambles as it announces a further delay to introducing checks on EU goods entering the UK in a bid to head-off supply shortages in the run-up to Christmas. 
 
The UK Government’s handling of the Brexit process means that goods exported to the EU from Scotland and the...

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Column for September

Published date : 16 September 2021

Since my last column, Westminster has resumed after the summer recess.  
  
The option to attend Parliament ‘virtually’ has ended and so everyone wanting to ask questions of Ministers, contribute to debates, or vote on Parliamentary business must do so in person.  So back to normal then?  In some respects, yes, but that overlooks the fact that we are very much...

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Thomson Questions UK Minister on Universal Credit Cut

Published date : 15 September 2021

Gordon MP Richard Thomson has questioned a Department for Work and Pensions Minister on the Tories’ planned cut to Universal Credit in the House of Commons. 
 
Speaking during DWP Questions, Mr Thomson said that the UK Government’s cut to Universal Credit will result in one in three families with children in Scotland losing over £1000 overnight and plunge 20,000 children...

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Thomson Highlights Connectivity Offer to Local Charities

Published date : 15 September 2021

Gordon MP Richard Thomson has highlighted an offer from telecoms giant Vodafone to help local charities get connected. 
 
As part of Vodafone’s commitment to tackle digital exclusion and connect one million people by the end of 2022, it recently launched charities connected. This initiative gives any charity in the UK the opportunity to apply for free connectivity to help the individuals...

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Gordon MP Meets Local Net Zero Hero

Published date : 13 September 2021

50 days ahead of the United Nations climate summit in Glasgow, Gordon SNP MP Richard Thomson met local resident Hamish Stewart as he visited the House of Commons last week to discuss what it was like to take part in the first ever UK-wide climate assembly and to share their key recommendations with MPs. 
 
Parliament invited assembly members to Westminster...

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MP Welcomes £500m Pledge for Care-experienced Children and Young People

Published date : 9 September 2021

The Scottish Government has announced a £500million fund to help support families stay together and overcome challenges before they reach crisis point. 
Announced as part of the latest Programme for Government, the Whole Family Wellbeing Fund will help families to overcome challenges before they reach crisis point.   
Gordon Constituency MP Richard Thomson has backed the funding which aims to significantly...

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September newsletter basic version

Published date : 9 September 2021

Richard Thomson MP
Gordon Parliamentary Newsletter
September 2021
A message from Richard Thomson
Hello, and welcome to my September Parliamentary report. Within it, you will find updates on some of the activities I’ve been involved in over the past month as your MP.
With the House of Commons having been in recess over the summer, it’s given my team and I the opportunity to...

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Newsletter - September

Published date : 9 September 2021

Here is my September parliamentary report. 
CLICK HERE FOR THE FULL NEWSLETTER
If you are unable to access the full copy above please CLICK HERE to read a basic text version.
Your feedback is always welcome on the report. My team and I are also ready to assist you as best we can with any concerns that you might have which require our help and advice....

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