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WISHART: SOFT FRUIT SECTOR VITAL TO PERTHSHIRE ECONOMY

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Perth and North Perthshire MP, Pete Wishart, took part in a House of Commons debate on the Seasonal Agricultural Workers Scheme today (Thursday 6th July).  The scheme is used by many in the soft fruit sector in Perthshire to attract seasonal workers and to ensure that soft fruit arrives on our shelves in the best […]

PERTH’S CITY OF CULTURE BID HEARD AT WESTMINSTER

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The countdown is on for Perth’s bid to become the UK’s city of culture as the shortlist is expected to be announced in the next couple of weeks. In the run up to the announcement Perth and North Perthshire MP, Pete Wishart, lead a House of Commons debate on Perth’s bid which was heard by […]

WISHART GRANTED DEBATE ON PERTH CULTURAL CONTRIBUTION

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Perth and North Perthshire MP, Pete Wishart, has been granted a House of Commons debate on Perth’s cultural contribution ahead of the announcement of the shortlist for UK City of Culture 2021. Mr Wishart will lead the adjournment debate on Wednesday 5th July, entitled ‘Cultural contribution of the city of Perth to the UK’.  Commenting, […]

WISHART TO MEET MINISTER OVER SCONE HOUSING

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Perth and North Perthshire MP, Pete Wishart, has met Kevin Stewart MSP, Minister for Local Government and Housing, to discuss concerns over the Scone H29 planning application. Commenting after the meeting on Thursday 29th June, Mr Wishart said: “This was a really useful meeting which allowed me to put the views of Scone residents across […]

WISHART VISITS CARE HOME FOR OPEN DAY

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Perth and North Perthshire MP, Pete Wishart, has visited Strathtay House Care Home for the 2017 Care Home Open Day. Care Home Open Day is a UK wide initiative inviting care homes to open their doors to their local communities. Thousands of care homes across the UK take part each year, welcoming the public and […]

WISHART CALLS FOR ACTION FROM SMART PARKING

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Perth and North Perthshire MP, Pete Wishart, is today (Thursday 16th February) calling for the British Parking Association to strike off problem parking firm Smart Parking. Mr Wishart, who has been attempting to meet with representatives from Smart Parking since they first started trading in the city, remains unsatisfied as numerous attempts to set up […]

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 […]

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 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 WARNS OF “DRAWBRIDGE UK” AS TORIES HEAD FOR “HARDEST OF HARD BREXITS”

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Pete Wishart MP, Member of Parliament for Perth & North Perthshire, spoke during yesterday’s debate in the House of Commons on the motion to trigger Article 50.  During his speech he described the Tories as trying to create a “drawbridge UK” with their “hardest of hard Brexits”:  “This is, as we know, to be the […]

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