In my last column I discussed the (then) Chancellor’s Mini-Budget plans, which had caused significant turmoil in the financial world, and his own party.

Only four weeks later, as I write this column, we have a new Prime Minister, Chancellor and Cabinet.

Turbulent and chaotic does not even come close.

Alongside my colleagues in the SNP, I will continue to put pressure on the new Prime Minister to act on the cost-of-living crisis.

I will not sit by and let families, businesses and communities suffer as prices spiral out of control.

My SNP colleagues and I are calling for a broader windfall tax to be introduced on all big companies that have made excessive profits on the back of the pandemic and the cost-of-living crisis

It is only right that companies making huge profits shoulder the burden that families face.

In Westminster, currently a huge amount of my time is taken up by my involvement as a Member of the Privileges Committee which has been tasked by the House to investigate whether former

Prime Minister, Boris Johnson MP misled the House over the Downing Street parties.

However, alongside this, other Parliamentary business, and helping my constituents, I have been pleased to support

some very important campaigns which are aiming to change legislation.

One of these campaigns aims to change the law, so that washing machine manufacturers would be required to fit filters to new domestic and commercial washing machines to prevent microplastic fibres entering the environment and human food chain.

Microplastic fibres are 5mm or smaller plastic fibres that are shed from clothing when worn and laundered.

They are too small to be caught by standard washing machine filters and end up in the sea, wider environment and can then enter the human food chain.

This Bill has my full support.

In the Constituency, I was pleased to support Poppy Scotland at the launch of their Scottish Poppy Appeal at Ayr Town Hall.

The Scottish Poppy Appeal is Scotland’s largest fundraising campaign and takes place annually in the lead up to Remembrance Sunday

Money raised during the Appeal is used to provide vital life-changing support to the Armed Forces community in Scotland.

More recently, I was invited to the Ayr United vs Greenock Morton top of the league clash, where I was able to learn about the continued success of the club and their fantastic links and work within the local community.

Prior to the game starting players and fans held a minute’s silence, in memory of those who have lost their lives in service of their country.

As I write this column, we are coming up to Remembrance Sunday, and I am pleased to be able to attend the Auld Kirk for a remembrance service to pay my respects and read a lesson at the service in memory of those who have fought, and sadly died, in service of their country.

We will remember them.