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MP Welcomes Further Lottery Funding Awards in Gordon

Published date : 21 May 2022

Gordon SNP MP Richard Thomson has welcomed the latest round of lottery funding which saw two groups in the constituency receive payouts. 
 
Welcoming the funding awards, local MP Richard Thomson congratulated the organisations and said he is keen to encourage more applications from local groups to get more lottery money coming to Gordon Constituency. 
 
Commenting, Richard Thomson MP said: 
 
“I am delighted...

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Rural Areas Suffer as Fuel Duty Cut Wiped Out By Soaring Pump Prices

Published date : 18 May 2022

Local MP Richard Thomson has pointed to new research which shows the Chancellor of the Exchequer’s five pence cut in fuel duty has been wiped out due to the rising cost of fuel at the petrol pumps.
According to the RAC’s UK fuel price tracker, on the day the Chancellor introduced the cut, unleaded petrol cost 167.30p and diesel cost...

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Tory/Lib Dem 'Tie Up' a 'Poor Outcome' for Aberdeenshire, Thomson Warns

Published date : 17 May 2022

Gordon MP Richard Thomson has warned that it is the communities of Aberdeenshire that will be hardest hit by a deal between the Liberal Democrats and Conservatives to keep the Conservative Party in lead control of Aberdeenshire Council.  
  
The SNP MP was commenting following reports that a deal had been struck which sees the Conservatives retain control of the...

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May Newsletter

Published date : 9 May 2022

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May Newsletter - text only version

Published date : 9 May 2022

Richard Thomson MP
Gordon Parliamentary Newsletter
May 2022
 
A message from Richard Thomson MP
Hello and welcome to my Parliamentary report for May as your Member of Parliament for Gordon.
At Westminster, 'Partygate' and the fitness of the Prime Minister to hold public office continue to dominate discussion, as of course does the mounting cost of living crisis and the steps needed to tackle...

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Thomson Welcomes EU Settlement Scheme Support in North-east

Published date : 5 May 2022

Gordon MP Richard Thomson has welcomed the arranging of more sessions offering free multilingual support with pre-settled and settled status applications for EU citizens. 
 
The support, provided by the Citizens’ Rights Project - a group of third sector workers, researchers, legal experts and volunteers - provides information, advice and support for EU citizens in Scotland by connecting groups and organisations...

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Thomson Backs NHS Grampian's 'Fitsurgery' Programme

Published date : 5 May 2022

Local SNP MP Richard Thomson has given his backing to a new initiative from NHS Grampian urging people to get fit for surgery with their new ‘prehabilitation’ programme. 
 
The FITSurgery programme is aimed at improving patient experience, recovery times, shorten hospital stays and deliver better surgical outcomes.  It will encourage patients to undertake as much physical exercise as they can,...

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UK Gov Failed to Act on Protecting Energy Customers' Credit Balances - Households Paying £68 to Cover Cost of Failed Energy Companies

Published date : 4 May 2022

A Written Parliamentary Question from Gordon MP Richard Thomson has revealed that despite a consultation as far back as October 2019 on protecting the credit balances of energy company customers, the UK Government failed to act and the subsequent collapse of 38 energy companies means households are picking up the cost of the lost balances. 
 
It is estimated that the...

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MP Highlights Energy Information Event in Inverurie

Published date : 4 May 2022

Gordon MP Richard Thomson has highlighted an event being held this weekend in Inverurie which aims to promote community energy. 
 
Garioch District Heat is holding an information session on Saturday 7 May at Inverurie Town Hall and is inviting local residents to come along and find out more about how they could potentially benefit. 
 
Commenting, Richard Thomson MP said: 
 
“Community energy companies...

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MP Attends Leith Hall Re-opening

Published date : 28 April 2022

Gordon MP Richard Thomson has attended the re-opening of Leith Hall, the historic National Trust for Scotland property near Kennethmont.  
  
Working with NTS, Mr Thomson supported local efforts to secure the re-opening of Leith Hall after it was closed due to the pandemic, and the related work of local organisers who stepped-in to maintain the property during the closure....

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