Since my last column, my small team and I have had considerable success in securing positive outcomes for constituents by engaging with Government ministers on a whole range of issues including visa and passport enquiries, Universal Credit and other benefits, immigration matters, income tax and many others.

In addition, we have also had positive interactions with energy and telecoms companies, Police Scotland and other organisations.

In the constituency, I recently met with South Ayrshire Council chief executive Eileen Howat, and leader of the council, Martin Dowey, and separately with Provost Ian Campbell to discuss various matters relating to South Ayrshire, including Ayr town centre.

I am also meeting soon with the chief executive and senior officers of East Ayrshire Council.

Eileen Howat has now announced her plan to retire in the autumn, after a decade in South Ayrshire Council's most senior role. It has been a pleasure to work with Eileen to help my constituents, and I wish her all the best in her retirement.

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Last Wednesday, there were very important votes in the House of Commons. One, which I know many of my constituents have expressed an interest in, relates to amendments to the Retained EU Law Bill.

The controversial and deeply concerning Bill poses a risk to a wide range of rights by automatically repealing nearly 4,000 pieces of legislation.

The Bill as currently introduced would give ministers, rather than Parliament, powers to preserve, repeal or replace retained EU law with other laws.

With all of my colleagues in the SNP group at Westminster, I voted to reject the Bill when it was debated earlier this year.

On May 24, along with 40 of my colleagues in the SNP group at Westminster, I voted against the Bill and against the Government amendment to counter the Lords Amendment 1 (Hamilton-Hope).

However, despite this, the Bill was passed thanks to the Conservatives' majority.

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Back in December 2022, the Prime Minister agreed to meet me to discuss the murder of WPC Yvonne Fletcher, who was shot in the back and murdered from within the Libyan Embassy in London in 1984.

Although those responsible for her death have been identified, no one has ever been prosecuted for her murder.

I am pleased to say I was able to meet the Prime Minister this week to discuss how this matter may be taken forward.

He will reflect on the points I raised and hopefully this is a step forward in the campaign for justice for Yvonne.

As always, if I am able to help you in any way, please do not hesitate to contact me by email at or by phoning my constituency office on 01292 848102.