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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 […]

WISHART: CHRISTMAS MARKET SHOWS NEED FOR CIVIC SQUARE

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Commenting on concerns being expressed by shopkeepers in Perth City Centre about access to their premises being hampered by the stalls and cabins associated with the Christmas Market, the Scottish National Party’s Mr Pete Wishart MP, Member of Parliament for Perth & North Perthshire has said that the issue underlined the need for a Civic […]

WISHART PLEDGES PERTH WILL REMAIN SNP’S “FAVOURITE CONFERENCE CITY”

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Reflecting on the extremely successful and well-attended SNP conference held in the Perth Concert Hall at the end of last week, the Scottish National Party’s Mr Pete Wishart has pledged to ensure that conference continues to return to Perth on a regular basis. Mr Wishart said: “This year’s Annual Conference was a massive success for […]

WISHART WELCOMES PLEDGE TO EXTEND SMALL BUSINESS BONUS

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Mr Pete Wishart MP, Member of Parliament for Perth & North Perthshire paid a visit recently to the premises of Elegance of Perth, to discuss a range of issues facing city centre businesses and took the opportunity to highlight the importance of local, longstanding, independent retailers such as this. Speaking after his visit, Mr Wishart said: […]

SNP CONFERENCE BRINGS BUSINESS BOOST FOR CITY CENTRE

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As Perth prepares to welcome the 80th Annual National Conference of the Scottish National Party, Mr Pete Wishart MP, Member of Parliament for Perth & North Perthshire, said: “With SNP membership soaring, the part is now the third largest political party in the whole of the UK, far outstripping all the other parties’ presence in […]

WISHART BACKS FAIR FUEL CAMPAIGN

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The Scottish National Party’s Mr Pete Wishart MP, Member of Parliament for Perth & North Perthshire, attended the launch in the House of Commons this morning (Wednesday) of FairFuelUK’s General Election Manifesto. Speaking after the meeting Mr Wishart said: “Since the beginning of 2011, the FairFuelUK Campaign has been credited with stopping all fuel duty […]

WISHART BACKS CAMPAIGN TO PROMOTE PERTH AS VIBRANT YOUNG CITY

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A new #PerthLoveFest campaign for promoting Perth as a vibrant, attractive city has received the backing of Perth and Kinross MP, Pete Wishart. Launched by local online magazine, Small City, Big Personality, the campaign encourages local people, businesses and visitors to work together in a celebration of the best of Perthshire’s retailers, restaurants, attractions and […]

WISHART WELCOMES PROPOSED BAN ON PURSUING POLL TAX DEBT

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The Scottish National Party’s Mr Pete Wishart MP, Member of Parliament for Perth & South Perthshire has welcomed news that the First Minister has announced plans to bring forward legislation to ensure councils can take no further action to recover ancient poll tax debts. Mr Wishart said: “This welcome announcement from the First Minister comes […]

WISHART WRITES TO SAINSBURY CEO OVER PERTHSHIRE STORE PLAN CHANGES

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The Scottish National Party’s Mr Pete Wishart MP, Member of Parliament for Perth & North Perthshire, has written to the chief Executive of Sainsbury’s seeking a meeting with senior representatives of the company to discuss the issues behind their decision not to proceed with the development of a new supermarket in Perth. Mr Wishart will […]

T IN THE PARK STAYING IN PERTH & KINROSS

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The Scottish National Party’s Mr Pete Wishart MP, Member of Parliament for Perth & North Perthshire has welcomed the news that T in the Park is to stay within Perth & Kinross with the announcement of Strathallan Castle as the new venue for the event from next summer onwards. Mr Wishart said: “T in the […]

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