Thank you to everyone who has been in touch about the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak. I know there is a lot of concern across Argyll and Bute about the impact the virus is having on our communities, our local businesses and the economy especially those in our hugely important food and drink industry, as well as hospitality and tourism.
UK Government must reverse cuts to international aid budget & help organisations affected by Covid-19 This afternoon I took part (virtually) in a Westminster Hall Debate on Government support for non-governmental organisations and churches in developing nations during the Covid-19 pandemic and spoke about the need for the Foreign, Commonwealth & Development Office reverse its […]
Local MP welcomes Kintyre mast benefits & calls on UK Government to progress plans Argyll & Bute MP Brendan O’Hara has welcomed the news that many more people in Kintyre are now benefitting from better mobile coverage thanks to the Scottish Government’s £25 million 4G Infill programme which recently resulted in the activation of a […]
This is a piece I have written in support of the Climate and Ecological Emergency Bill campaign. COVID-19 has revealed a great deal about the world we live in. It’s shown us what works well—the vital role of our NHS, the kindness in our communities, and the life-saving scientific advances that have produced the vaccine. […]
Happy New Year and welcome to my new MP newsletter. Like most people my movements have been hugely curtailed due to the pandemic and I haven’t managed to be out and about as I’d want for several months. I am, however, still very busy with parliamentary business and I wanted to share with you some […]
This week the first ever UK parliamentary group dedicated to Greenland, took a huge step forward in building links with its Arctic neighbour. On Tuesday the first official meeting of the All Party Parliamentary Group (APPG) Greenland, established by Argyll & Bute MP Brendan O’Hara just last month, had the honour of being addressed by […]
I can’t vote for a ‘deal’ that undermines our farmers, fishermen and future opportunities for young people Tomorrow (Wednesday) I will vote against Boris Johnson’s post-Brexit EU trade deal. I will do so because the deal we are being asked to support is woefully deficient, as it undermines our farmers, our fishing communities and the […]