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WISHART WELCOMES CITY HALL PROJECT

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Perth and North Perthshire MP, Pete Wishart has welcomed the news that Perth and Kinross Council are to convert Perth City Hall into a major arts and cultural hub.  Perth and Kinross Council have confirmed that they are seeking an architect to convert the building into a new cultural space which will house the Perth and […]

WISHART SEEKS JOB CENTRE CLARITY

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Perth and North Perthshire MP, Pete Wishart, has written to the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, Damian Green MP, to seek clarity over the future of JobCentre Plus locations in Perth and North Perthshire. Following the announcement that the Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) are to close certain JobCentre Plus locations in […]

WISHART WELCOMES TAY CROSSING PLANS

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Perth and North Perthshire MP, Pete Wishart, has welcomed the news that Perth and Kinross Councillors have approved plans for the Cross Tay Link Road. Commenting after councillors approved the plans, Mr Wishart said: “I am glad to see that this proposal has been approved by councillors as it will play a vital role in […]

TAX CREDITS COMPANY FAILING FAMILIES WITH “CATALOGUE OF INCOMPETENCE”

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Pete Wishart MP, Member of Parliament for Perth & North Perthshire, has blasted the company employed by HMRC to administer the tax credits system for what he has described as a “catalogue of incompetence” which is failing families. Speaking today, Mr Wishart said: “I have become increasingly concerned about the number of constituents contacting me […]

WISHART CALLS ON TREASURY TO REDUCE VAT ON TOURISM

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  Perth and North Perthshire MP, Pete Wishart has joined SNP parliamentary colleagues in calling for a review of the rate of VAT on tourism. With tourism one of Perthshire’s major employers, the local MP says a move to reduce VAT on tourism would be a significant stimulus to the local economy. Mr Wishart also […]

WISHART WELCOMES NEW GRANT FUND FOR PROJECTS PROMOTING WOMEN’S AND GIRLS’ EMPOWERMENT

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  Mr Pete Wishart MP, Member of Parliament for Perth & North Perthshire, has welcomed news that the Women’s Fund for Scotland (WFS) is inviting applications to a new grant making programme from community organisations across the country who empower women and girls to reach their full potential. The funds are available as a result […]

WISHART CONGRATULATES MERLIN ERD ON SECOND QUEEN’S AWARD

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  Mr Pete Wishart MP, Member of Parliament for Perth & North Perthshire has welcomed the news that Perth-based drilling engineering consultancy Merlin ERD has been awarded a second Queen’s Award for Enterprise in recognition of their outstanding performance in the International Trade sector. Congratulating the company. Mr Wishart said: “Queen’s Awards are highly prized […]

NOMINATIONS SOUGHT FOR TIFFIN CUP – CELEBRATING SOUTH ASIAN CUISINE

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Pete Wishart MP, Member of Parliament for Perth & North Perthshire, has invited constituents to come forward with suggestions of local restaurants to be nominated for a competition to find the best South Asian restaurant in the UK. “The Tiffin Cup – an annual competition, now in its tenth year – celebrates the best of […]

WISHART CHAIRS LIVING WAGE SEMINAR FOR THIRD SECTOR ORGANISATIONS

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“Let’s make Perth Scotland’s first living wage city” – Wishart Perth and North Perthshire MP, Pete Wishart has chaired a seminar aimed at encouraging Perthshire voluntary organisations to become accredited Living Wage employers. Mr Wishart is currently conducting a campaign to make Perth Scotland’s first Living Wage city. The event, which was held in the Perth and Kinross Association […]

WISHART WELCOMES AVIVA COMMUNITY FUND SUCCESS FOR GIRAFFE TRADING

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Mr Pete Wishart MP, Member of Parliament for Perth & North Perthshire, has welcomed the announcement that the Giraffe Trading Community Interest Company in his constituency have been announced as winners of up to £5,000 funding from the Aviva Community Fund. Over 300 projects across the UK receive funding from the Aviva Community Fund, to […]

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