Dr Philippa Whitford

Shadow SNP Spokesperson (Health and Social Care)

(since June 2017)

Shadow SNP Spokesperson (Europe)

(since February 2020)
Dr Philippa Whitford Portrait

Scottish National Party

Member for Central Ayrshire

philippa.whitford.mp@parliament.uk / Dr_PhilippaW
Select Committees
Committee on the Future Relationship with the European Union (since March 2020)

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Sparring Partners
Matt Hancock (Conservative) Secretary of State for Health and Social Care (69 debate interactions) View debates with Matt Hancock Steve Brine (Conservative) (30 debate interactions) View debates with Steve Brine Steve Barclay (Conservative) Chief Secretary to the Treasury (29 debate interactions) View debates with Steve Barclay View All MP Sparring Partners


Most recent EDMs signed by Dr Philippa Whitford

Date Tabled Title Signatures
17 Sep 2020
Dr Philippa Whitford signed this EDM on Sunday 20th September 2020

Ban on goods produced by state-sponsored forced labour

Tabled by: Siobhain McDonagh (Labour - Mitcham and Morden)
That this House welcomes the United States Department of Home Security issuing five Withhold Release Orders which will ban the import of products from the People’s Republic of China produced with state-sponsored forced labour in the Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region where the Chinese Communist Party government is engaged in systematic …
30 signatures
(Most recent: 25 Sep 2020)
Signatures by party:
Labour: 12
Scottish National Party: 8
Democratic Unionist Party: 2
Conservative: 2
Liberal Democrat: 2
Plaid Cymru: 2
Green Party: 1
Alliance: 1
11 Sep 2020
Dr Philippa Whitford signed this EDM as a sponsor on Monday 14th September 2020

Auchengeich Mining Disaster

Tabled by: Steven Bonnar (Scottish National Party - Coatbridge, Chryston and Bellshill)
That this House acknowledges that Friday 18 September 2020 is the 61st anniversary of the Auchengeich Mining disaster; respectfully remembers the 47 men who lost their lives after a fault with equipment caused a fire in the mine; further remembers that 41 women were widowed by this tragedy, and 67 …
33 signatures
(Most recent: 23 Sep 2020)
Signatures by party:
Scottish National Party: 26
Labour: 3
Democratic Unionist Party: 2
Independent: 1
Social Democratic & Labour Party: 1
Liberal Democrat: 1
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Commons initiatives

Dr Philippa Whitford has not been granted any Urgent Questions in the current sitting

Dr Philippa Whitford has not been granted any Adjournment Debates in the current sitting

2 Bills introduced by Dr Philippa Whitford

Title Bill Type Last Event Next Event Date Last Updated
Public Interest Disclosure (Protection) Bill 2019-21
Presented by Dr Philippa Whitford (Scottish National Party)
Private Members' Bill
Ballot Bill
1st reading: House of Commons (no debate) 2nd reading: House of Commons

25 Sep 2020

15 Jul 2020, 12:39 p.m.

A Bill to provide protections for whistleblowers; to create offences relating to the treatment of whistleblowers and the handling of whistleblowing cases; to establish an independent body to protect whistleblowers and whistleblowing, in accordance with the public interest; to make provision for that body to set, monitor and enforce standards for the management of whistleblowing cases, to provide disclosure and advice services, to direct whistleblowing investigations and to order redress of detriment suffered by whistleblowers; to repeal the Public Interest Disclosure Act 1998; and for connected purposes.

Universal Credit (Application, Advice and Assistance) Bill 2017-19
Presented by Dr Philippa Whitford (Scottish National Party)
Private Members' Bill
Ten Minute Bill
1st reading: House of Commons 27 November, 2017 4 Dec 2018, 9:54 a.m.

The Bill failed to complete its passage through Parliament before the end of the session. This means the Bill will make no further progress. A Bill to reform the Universal Credit application process; to make provision about advice and assistance for claimants, and arrangements for payments; and for connected purposes.


169 Written Questions

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