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Contact Dr Philippa Whitford MP

How to Get in Touch

If you would like to contact me regarding a constituency or personal matter, you can fill in our CONTACT FORM. Alternatively, you can get in touch with my Constituency Office using the information below. If you need to speak to me in person you can come to one of my Surgeries without appointment. You can also keep up with my activities and upcoming events by subscribing to my monthly e-mail newsletter by clicking here.Please note the MPs deal with the reserved matters listed below but my office will always aim to assist you in finding the support you need. I can only deal with issues for my own constituents within Central Ayrshire. If you are a constituent living in Central Ayrshire, my office will be pleased to respond to you as once you have provided your name, address, postcode and contact number.  Without this information, we will be unable to process your communication.  My office aims to respond to emails within seven working days where appropriate but, as I receive hundreds of emails every week, at times it can take longer. If you are unsure as to whom is your local MP you can check by clicking here, and you can also check the constituency boundaries on the Central Ayrshire Constituency Map. Benefits and Social Security, Immigration, Defence, Foreign Policy, Employment, Broadcasting, Trade and Industry, Nuclear Energy, Oil, Coal, Gas and Electricity, Consumer Rights, Data Protection, the Constitution.By submitting this information you are agreeing to the use of your data in accordance with our Privacy Notice. Your data will be kept privately and securely, and will only be shared in accordance with our Data Protection policy. You can advise us to remove your details from our files at any time in the future.You can find out Data Protection, Privacy and Cookie Policy by clicking here.

Constituency Office Information

Constituency Office

14 Eglinton Street, Irvine, KA12 8AS
Click for directions on Google Maps

 Tel: 01294 311 160Click to Call Opening hours: 
Mon – Fri: 10:00 – 13:00, 14:00-16:00 


I hold regular surgeries where you can drop in to speak to me about an issue, no appointment necessary. To best serve my constituents, my surgeries rotate around the constituency. Click here to see our upcoming surgeries here.

Team Contacts

Contact Philippa
You can contact Philippa at:
philippa.whitford.mp@parliament.ukDiary Appointments
Please contact Isabel Williamson for appointments at:
isabel.williamson@parliament.ukMedia Enquiries
Please contact Heather Knox for all media enquiries:
heather.knox@parliament.ukWestminster Appointments & Enquiries
Please contact Kirsty on: 0207 219 8158

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Upcoming Surgeries Around Central Ayrshire

MP Drop-in Surgeries on Friday 13th September 2018 in Dundonald and Monkton. This is a photograph of Montgomerie Hall in Dundonald. Image used under Creative Commons license. Sep 06

Drop-in Surgeries: Dundonald & Monkton 13th September 2018

Drop-in Surgeries: Dundonald & Monkton 13th September 2018 My next drop-in surgeries will take place … Click to Read More

MP Drop-in Surgery at Troon Municipal Buildings on Friday 24th August 2018. This is a photograph of the Troon Municipal Buildings on South Beach Road in Troon. The photo also shows the Troon Library gardens. Aug 08

Drop-in Surgery: Troon 24th August 2018

Drop-in Surgery: Troon 24th August 2018 My next drop-in surgery will take place between 9.00am … Click to Read More

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Who is my MP?

MPs can only represent their own constituents. Dr Philippa Whitford is the MP for Central Ayrshire, which covers the Council Wards for Kyle, Irvine, Prestwick and Troon, and part of Kilwinning. If you are unsure, you can check who your MP is at http://www.parliament.uk/mps-lords-and-offices/mpsYou can also check our constituency map by clicking here.

What are the issues an MP can address?

MPs in Scotland deal with issues that are reserved to the UK Parliament. The common issues that I deal with as your constituency MP relate to;

  • Benefits & Social Security
  • Pensions
  • Tax & HMRC
  • Immigration
  • Consumer Rights
Other policy areas that are reserved to Westminster are;
  • Defence
  • Foreign Policy
  • Employment
  • Broadcasting
  • Trade & Industry
  • Nuclear Energy
  • Oil, Coal, Gas & Electricity
  • Data Protection
  • The Constitution
Devolved matters, such as Health, are dealt with by Members of the Scottish Parliament, and local government matters such as Planning and Housing are dealt with by your local councillors.If you are unsure who is best placed to help you, Dr Whitford’s constituency office can assist you. You can contact them by clicking here.

How can I raise an issue or seek assistance from Philippa?

MPs are generally at Westminster in London from Monday to Thursday, leaving only Friday during the working week for constituency appointments, although Parliament does sometimes also sit on a Friday. However, MPs have constituency teams who are based locally to help constituents. When in the constituency, MPs will also hold regular surgeries so that constituents can drop in to seek advice.If you have an issue you wish to raise with your MP there is no need to wait for a surgery – just contact the constituency office.My constituency office in Irvine is open 10am to 4pm from Monday to Friday. Constituents can drop in without appointment.

Which party does Philippa represent?

Dr Philippa Whitford is an SNP MP and is their Health Spokesperson in the UK Parliament. As an elected MP it is her job to try to represent all those living within her constituency, not only those who voted for Philippa or the SNP. You can contact Philippa’s Central Ayrshire constituency office with queries pertaining to any issues that are reserved to the UK Parliament at Westminster.You can find out more about SNP Policies on their website by clicking here.

Where can I find more information on SNP Policies?

To find out more about SNP policies and activities in your area you can visit the SNP website.Click here to read more.

What are Philippa’s particular areas of interest?

Although Dr Whitford has a remit as SNP Health Spokesperson, her areas of interest are broad and she works on a number of issues;

  • Ayrshire Growth Deal
  • Prestwick Spaceport & Aero-Space Industry
  • Life Sciences
  • Tourism, Food & Drink
And on national and international issues;

  • Impact of Poverty on Health
  • Disability Rights
  • Cancer Care (particularly Breast Cancer)
  • Palestine
How can I be kept up to date with Philippa’s activities?

You can be kept in the loop about Philippa’s activities and latest news by signing up to our newsletter. Click here to subscribe.Alternatively you can like and follow Philippa’s Facebook page. Be sure to use the ‘Following’ drop down just under the banner image and check ‘See First’ for your newsfeed and turn notifications on.

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