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WISHART WELCOMES PROGRESS ON CITY DEAL

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Perth and North Perthshire MP, Pete Wishart, has this week met with Tay Cities Deal head, David Littlejohn, to discuss the Tay Cities Deal and the opportunities it will present for Perth and Perthshire. Speaking following the meeting Pete Wishart said. “The Tay Cities Deal is now approaching conclusion and will soon be presented to […]

AVIVA’S COMMITMENT TO PERTH AS ‘CORE LOCATION’ WELCOMED BY WISHART

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The Scottish National Party’s Mr Pete Wishart MP, Member of Parliament for Perth & North Perthshire, has welcomed the announcement today (Monday) from Aviva confirming Perth as one of the insurance giant’s core locations in the UK alongside Bristol, Norwich, Sheffield and York. Mr Wishart said: “The designation of Perth as a core location by […]

LOCAL MP CONDEMNS “SLEEKIT” ROYAL MAIL PLANS

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The Scottish National Party’s Mr Pete Wishart MP, Member of Parliament for Perth & North Perthshire, has condemned the UK Tory Government’s plans to privatise the remaining 30% public stake in the Royal Mail. Mr Wishart, who has long opposed the Royal Mail sell-off, has described the move as a further serious threat to the […]

LOCAL POLITICIANS EXPRESS CONCERN AS PERTH HOMEBASE STORE SET TO CLOSE

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The Scottish National Party’s Ms Roseanna Cunningham MSP, Member of the Scottish Parliament for Perthshire South & Kinross-shire, and Mr Pete Wishart MP, Member of Parliament for Perth & North Perthshire, have expressed their concern at reports that the Homebase store in the St Catherine’s Retail Park, in Perth, is to close with the loss […]

SAINSBURY’S MUST NOT ABANDON PERTHSHIRE – WISHART

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The Scottish National Party’s Mr Pete Wishart MP, Member of Parliament for Perth and North Perthshire, met with Sainsbury’s supermarket Development Manager, Andrew Sanderson, in the House of Commons this morning (Thursday) to discuss the recent decisions to postpone and abandon Sainsbury’s developments in Perthshire. Speaking following the meeting, Mr Wishart said: “I had a […]

WISHART WELCOMES A9 SPEEDING STATISTICS

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CALLS ON DANNY ALEXANDER TO DITCH ANTI-CAMERA CAMPAIGN Welcoming the publication of statistics showing that the number of drivers caught speeding on the A9 has fallen dramatically since average speed cameras were introduced, the Scottish National Party’s Mr Pete Wishart MP, Member of Parliament for Perth & North Perthshire, praised the Scottish Government’s commitment to […]

PETE WISHART & NICOLA MARTIN BACK SMALL BUSINESS SATURDAY

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Mr Pete Wishart MP, Member of Parliament for Perth & North Perthshire helped to mark the Federation of Small Business’s Small Business Saturday by visiting a number of local businesses in his constituency at the weekend. Mr Wishart was accompanied by Nicola Martin, Chair of Perthshire Businesswomen’s Network and the inspiration behind the #PerthLoveFest campaign […]

WORKFARE NOT FAIR FOR NEW FATHERS

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SNP QUESTION UNCOVERS THE HARSH REALITY OF WESTMINSTER SANCTIONS The Scottish National Party’s Mr Pete Wishart MP, Member of Parliament for Perth & North Perthshire, has condemned Westminster’s failure to offer support to new fathers after it was revealed that the legal entitlement for Paternity Leave does not extend to jobseeker’s allowance claimants in mandatory […]

WISHART WELCOMES AWARD OF ‘LIVING WAGE CONTRACT’ TO SSE

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PERTH-BASED COMPANY SHOWING A “POSITIVE LEAD” TO INDUSTRY The Scottish National Party’s Mr Pete Wishart MP, Member of Parliament for Perth & North Perthshire has welcomed the news that Perth-based power firm SSE has been awarded Scotland’s largest ever ‘living wage contract’. Mr Wishart said: “I am extremely pleased to see this coming together of […]

WISHART BACKS TESCO’S COLLECTION DRIVE FOR LOCAL FOODBANKS

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The Scottish National Party’s Mr Pete Wishart MP, Member of Parliament for Perth & North Perthshire, has given his support to Tesco’s fifth Neighbourhood Food Collection, in conjunction with the Trussell Trust and FareShare which is taking place this week in stores around the country.  Speaking after a visit to the TescoExtra store on Crieff […]

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