Scotland didn’t vote for this sorry mess

This week, Theresa May’s Brexit deal faces almost certain defeat, as the delayed ‘meaningful vote' comes back to Parliament. It's clear even those supporting her deal are doing so out of Tory party loyalty, or through fear that something, anything must be delivered before March. I doubt even the Prime Minister thinks of it as a ‘good deal’. This vote is the culmination of ov...
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Useful numbers for festive break

My constituency office is now closed and will reopen on 7th January. Whilst the team will be monitoring emails throughout the festive break, all non-urgent enquiries will be dealt with when the office reopens. For your convenience, I have included below, contact details of organisations that will be able to assist you with enquiries. If your issue relates to Benefits or...
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New hope for Aviemore Swimming Pool Deal

Local MP Drew Hendry met with Macdonald Hotels and Resorts Chairman Donald Macdonald over the weekend in a bid to broker new talks on Aviemore swimming pool facilities. The meeting follows the breakdown of previous negotiations between the Highland Council and Macdonald Hotels and Resorts over the use of the Aviemore Resort’s pool by Highlife Highland members. The deadlock ...
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“UK Government must do more to protect Highlands & Islands Airport Passenger Duty exemption”

SNP MP, Drew Hendry has called on the UK Government to deliver on its responsibilities to the Highlands & Islands on Airport Passenger Duty (APD) exemption. The Highland MP made the comments today during a Westminster debate on Airport Passenger Duty. The Scottish Government plans to reduce the tax which is one of the highest of its kind in Europe by 50%, to benefit t...
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LOCAL MP BACKS HOUSING FEDERATIONS’ ‘5 ASKS CAMPAIGN’ ON UNIVERSAL CREDIT

SNP MP Drew Hendry has backed a new campaign from The Scottish Federation of Housing Associations, England’s National Housing Federation, Community Housing Cymru and the Northern Irish Federation of Housing Associations, which calls for a radical overhaul of the Universal Credit system, to protect people from the threat of eviction. The multi-agency campaign has joined toget...
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Our Man In Westminster Article

Politics is at its best when politicians set aside what divides them. As Councillor, then as Leader of the Council and now as your Member of Parliament, I’ve worked across many political divides for this very reason. I believe it’s what people rightly expect from those in the privileged position of public life. Yet, three years at Westminster has taught me that best intenti...
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OMIW – Another Week in Parliament

A week may be a long time in politics but 15 minutes has proved how Westminster Parliament treats Scotland. The past week will be remembered as the time, Ian Blackford, the SNP Group Leader at Westminster was banished from the House of Commons Chamber and I, and my fellow SNP MPs, left with him. A dramatic moment and, to most who have contacted me since, an important stateme...
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Celebrating Volunteer Week 2018

Can you remember the last time you benefitted from a volunteer? Whether they are running a children’s sports group or maybe acting as stewards on charity fun runs, whatever, we would soon miss them if they weren’t there. They don’t just fulfil needs, they add friendship, joy and inspiration along the way and Volunteer Week (1st -7th June), is a great opportunity to say thank...
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Who can blame Highland businesses for tourism tax worries?

Looking back, we can see the hard work, over many years, that has gone into making tourism a Highland success story. All of that effort means that tourism now accounts for twenty percent of the Highland economy. We all have a vested interest in ensuring that the success continues - and grows - supporting jobs and communities for the future. It matters - and that’s why the To...
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The Office of Drew Hendry MP – Privacy Notice

The Office of Drew Hendry MP – Privacy Notice Drew Hendry MP and his office takes your privacy seriously. We aim to ensure that all processes in his office meet or exceed all relevant legal and regulatory requirements, including (from May 2018 onward) the EU General Data Protection Regulation/UK Data Protection Bill, EU Regulation 45/2001 and (prior to May 2018) the UK Data ...
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