SNP MP’s Working Harder for Scotland

By Reporter, The HighLand Times, Monday July 17 2017

Scottish Tories are failing to stand up for constituents.

New figures show that Scottish National Party MPs have continued to outperform Scottish Tory, Scottish Labour, and Scottish Lib Dem MPs at Westminster.

Since the general election SNP MPs have asked a total of 379 Written Parliamentary Questions - more than all the other parties put together and an average of 11 per MP.

This compared to just 47 for Scottish Tory MPs (fewer than 4 per MP), 18 for Scottish Labour MPs (fewer than 3 per MP), and just 3 for Scottish Lib Dem MPs (fewer than 1 per MP).

SNP MPs are also making more contributions to parliamentary debates, speaking in a total of 186 debates at an average of 5 per MP.

This compared to just 24 for Scottish Tory MPs (2 per MP), 17 for Scottish Labour MPs (2 per MP), and 14 for Scottish Lib Dem MPs (3 per MP).

Commenting SNP Depute Westminster Leader, Kirsty Blackman MP, said:

“Since the general election SNP MPs have been by far the most active group of MPs at Westminster - working harder than ever to stand up for Scotland's interests, and hold the Tory government to account.

"Whether it's making sure Scotland's voice is heard in the Brexit negotiations, standing up against austerity and low pay, or challenging the dodgy £1.5billion Tory-DUP deal - it is clear that only SNP MPs can be trusted to always put Scotland's interests first.

"In contrast, Scottish Tory MPs are utterly failing to do their job.

“Instead of representing their constituents they are rubber-stamping Theresa May's policies whatever the cost - voting against our vital membership of the single market, voting against lifting the cap on public sector pay, short-changing Scotland by backing the Tory-DUP deal, and failing to secure any new powers for Scotland in the repeal bill.

“The SNP will always put the people of Scotland first – and we will do everything we can to make Scotland's voice heard at Westminster."



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