I have been the MP for my home constituency of Moray since the general election in June 2017. I was born and brought up in Moray and served as a local councillor for ten years and also represented Moray as part of the wider Highlands and Islands region from 2016 in the Scottish Parliament until my election to Westminster.
At the time of my election and in my maiden speech I made it clear that my number one priority would be serving the interests of my constituents. I have always been passionately engaged in local issues and that remains as true today as during my years serving as a councillor and MSP.
Since I was elected I have campaigned on delivery charges, broadband coverage, investment in the local NHS such as the Keith Health Centre, business rates, bus provision and the Moray Growth Deal Bid. I hold regular surgeries throughout Moray and welcome feedback from my constituents.
Moray is a beautiful and varied constituency. Indeed, in my maiden speech I claimed it is the most beautiful in Britain. I represent an area with a superb coastline where you can regularly see dolphins and thousands of seabirds. The constituency boundary runs to the summit of Ben Macdui – at 4,294 feet, the highest mountain in the Cairngorms National Park. Speyside is the heartland of Scotland’s whisky country. Moray boasts many fine and historic towns such as Buckie, Dufftown, Forres, Keith, Lossiemouth and Moray’s capital, Elgin. Why not come and visit us some time soon?