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    British Heart Foundation


    This month I met constituent Mark Miller, a researcher at the University of Edinburgh, at a British Heart Foundation parliamentary reception. Mark is researching the detrimental effects of air pollution, in particular the effects of nanoparticles, on our cardiovascular health. Now recognised as a global health issue, Dr Miller’s work is at the forefront of air pollution research.

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  • Elsie Inglis and the commemoration of women


    This month we have been celebrating the life and legacy of Dr Elsie Inglis.

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  • Scottish Missing People


    This month I was pleased to attended a briefing from Missing People on what policy initiatives should be implemented to find missing people and, crucially, stop them going missing again.

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  • Sentient Animals


    Following confusion over the Government's recognition for the sentience of animals I wrote to constituents about the matter and Michael Gove's clarification. This update was sent on 23rd November 2017:

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  • Ban on Neonicotinoids


    Following the announcement that Environment Secretary Michael Gove will ban the use of neonicotinoids I updated constituents from Parliament. This update was sent on 9th November 2017:

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