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February Newsletter

Published date : 21 February 2024

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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. To get in...

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February Newsletter - Text Only Version

Published date : 21 February 2024

Hello and welcome to my February 2024 Parliamentary report. Here you’ll find details on my activities over the last month as your MP.
I continue to receive a significant amount of correspondence about the desperate and very serious situation in Gaza. The Rwanda Bill has also generated much concern for people.
In the constituency I have, amongst others, met...

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Gordon MP Backs Cost-of-Living Crisis Advice Hub

Published date : 15 February 2024

SCOTTISH GOVT ONLINE SITE COLLATES HELP AND SUPPORT  
Local MP Richard Thomson has urged residents and businesses in the North-east, who may be struggling with the cost of living crisis, to use a Scottish Government online portal designed to collate help and advice.  
The website - https://costofliving.campaign.gov.scot/ - aims to provide support with paying bills, claiming benefits and managing debt, as well as support for...

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World Cancer Day: Thomson Unites with Cancer Research

Published date : 12 February 2024

Gordon MP Richard Thomson marked World Cancer Day at a special Cancer Research event at Westminster this week focussed on improving cancer survival across the UK.  
Taking place in February each year, the awareness day is an international initiative which inspires individuals and communities to unite against the disease. 
The Gordon MP met with Cancer Research staff, researchers and ambassadors to discuss how...

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January Newsletter

Published date : 30 January 2024

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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. To...

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January Newsletter - Text Only Version

Published date : 30 January 2024

Hello and welcome to my first Parliamentary report of 2024. Here you’ll find details on my activities over the last month as your MP.
It’s been a busy start to the year with some limited but welcome progress on the WASPI issue, concerns about the impact of UK trade deals on our egg producers and the worrying statistics that...

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Thomson Welcomes Vennells Decision to Hand Back Honour

Published date : 10 January 2024

Gordon MP Richard Thomson has welcomed the decision by former Post Office Chief Executive Paula Vennells to hand back the CBE she was awarded in 2019.  
Mr Thomson had written to the Chair of the Honours Forfeiture Committee stating that “continued possession of a CBE by Ms Vennells is wrong and disrespectful to those who suffered wrongful prosecution during her leadership of the Post Office”.  
  
Commenting, Richard...

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Gordon MP Reaches Milestone as Cases Dealt with Passes 10 000

Published date : 10 January 2024

Gordon MP Richard Thomson has reached a significant milestone, dealing with over 10,000 items of casework from constituents since he was elected in December 2019.   
The SNP MP and his office reached the total last month, which coincided with four years representing Gordon Constituency in the Westminster Parliament.   
   
Commenting, Richard Thomson MP said:    
“As an MP, my key responsibility is to stand up for my constituents...

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Gordon MP Comments on Stewart Milne Group Administration

Published date : 9 January 2024

Commenting on the news that administrators have been appointed to the Stewart Milne Group, Gordon MP Richard Thomson said:  
“This is devastating news for the workforce and those contractors working for the Stewart Milne Group.  
“The company has a proud history in the North-east but it seems that a combination of rising interest rates, cost increases and lack of consumer confidence in the...

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Local MP Reminds Constituents of 3G Switch-Off Starts Next Week

Published date : 9 January 2024

Gordon MP Richard Thomson is reminding constituents that the planned switch-off of 3G will take place across Scotland from next week. 
Mobile operators are switching-off 3G as part of Ofcom’s plans to help bring faster and more reliable 4G and 5G to more people across Scotland.  
 
Commenting, Richard Thomson MP said:  
“The vast majority of mobile customers are already using a 4G or 5G device and...

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