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WISHART WELCOMES SCONE GAS FIX

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Perth and North Perthshire MP, Pete Wishart has welcomed the news that nearly all of the 1,300 properties in Scone which were left without gas, have now had the service restored.  The issue, which was caused by an underground flood, saw more than 100 workers in the Perthshire town to try to fix the problem. […]

WISHART URGES CONSTITUENTS TO PROTECT AGAINST RISKS OF CARBON MONOXIDE POISONING

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 Perth and North Perthshire MP, Pete Wishart has urged Perthshire residents to protect themselves against the deadly threat of Carbon Monoxide (CO) poisoning. 4818 people in Perth and North Perthshire, and over 30 million people, across the country are at risk of carbon monoxide poisoning according to recent research from the Carbon Monoxide – Be […]

COLD WEATHER PAYMENTS TRIGGERED

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Pete Wishart MP, Member of Parliament for Perth & North Perthshire, has highlighted the fact that Cold Weather Payments have triggered for some parts of his constituency in recent weeks and urged constituents to ensure that everyone who is entitled to a payment, receives it, saying: “Despite torrential rainfall and high winds, this winter has […]

WISHART VISITS SSE CONTROL ROOM IN PERTH

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PRAISES COMPANY ON PREPAREDNESS AND COMMITMENT TO LIVING WAGE Mr Pete Wishart MP, Member of Parliament for Perth & North Perthshire, paid a visit to the Head Offices of SSE, a major employer in his constituency, this afternoon (Friday) during which he met with Rodney Grubb, Head of Operations; Dave Telford, Network Management Centre Manager; […]

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 […]

LOCAL POLITICIANS MEET WITH SSE TO DISCUSS JOB LOSSES

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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, met with John Stewart, UK HR Director, and Greg Clarke, Public Affairs during a visit this morning (Friday) to SSE’s head offices in Perth. […]

WISHART COMMENTS ON SSE JOBS CUT

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Commenting on the announcement today (Wednesday) that Perth-based SSE are looking to cut around 500 jobs across Britain while also introducing a freeze on the price of household energy costs until January 2016 , the Scottish National Party’s Mr Pete Wishart MP, Member of Parliament for Perth & North Perthshire, said: “Today’s announcements from SSE […]

WISHART HIGHLIGHTS SSE CONTACT NUMBER FOR CONSTITUENTS EXPERIENCING POWER LOSS

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With the possibility of further strong winds and wintry weather ahead of us, the Scottish National Party’s Mr Pete Wishart MP, Member of Parliament for Perth & North Perthshire, has been contacted by SSE with information regarding the action constituents can take should they lose power at any time. “SSE have told me that they […]

WISHART BACKS MOVE TO HELP ‘OFF GRID’ PENSIONERS

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The Scottish National Party’s Mr Pete Wishart MP, Member of Parliament for Perth & North Perthshire, has given his backing to a further attempt by his colleague, SNP Energy Spokesperson Mike Weir, MP for Angus, to persuade the UK government to make a simple change to payment of winter fuel allowances that would help off-grid […]

DEADLINE PASSES FOR INCINERATOR APPEAL – END TO SAGA “FANTASTIC NEWS” SAYS WISHART

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The Scottish National party’s Mr Pete Wishart MP, Member of Parliament for Perth & North Perthshire, has welcomed news that the six week period for Grundon to lodge an appeal against the decision of Scottish Ministers to refuse planning consent for their proposed incinerator at Perth’s Shore Road has now passed. Speaking today (Monday) Mr […]

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