Patricia Gibson is MP for North Ayrshire and Arran

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Patricia Gibson is MP for North Ayrshire and Arran and a member of the Scottish National Party party.

Patricia Gibson has 13371 followers on Twitter.

I am just finishing this wonderful book, #RemoteSympathy by Catherine Chidgey. I read a lot but I have never read anything like this. I came across this by accident and cannot recommend it highly enough.

Britain slides into crisis. Inflation at 13% and fuel bills of ยฃ4200 are catastrophic and will inflict real pain on millions of folk. More needs to be done by the UK Govt to offset the cost of energy or the consequences are going to be frightening.

#Hauliers are essential to our economy but drivers need secure facilities where they can park, eat, relax & sleep. I met with #RoadHaulageAssociation to discuss the estimated 11K shortage of lorry parking spaces needed to support this crucial role in our supply chains.

.@PGibsonSNP ๐Ÿ—ฃ๏ธ "The UK Government must focus on the day job rather than bicker over which two members of Boris Johnsonโ€™s failed Government should replace him."

@PGibsonSNP @GOVUK @scotfooddrink Thanks for raising this in the House, Patricia, much appreciated. ๐Ÿ‘
In response to the Minister, I can confirm that we are overly infected with reality.

I called on the #ToryLeadership candidates to come clean about the mess #Brexit has caused for the #Scottish food & drink sector.
It's time @GOVUK listened to @scotfoodjames, CEO of Scotland Food and Drink & made exporting goods easier. Brexit is not working @scotfooddrink ๐Ÿ‘‡.

Dog attacks pose a risk to our @RoyalMail #posties with 6 attacks on #postalworkers every day across the UK. Royal Mail and #CWU workers are seeking to raise awareness of #DogAttacks and urging dog owners to watch out for their postie

The advantage of a dry summer is being able to leaflet the ward & get to see beautiful plants & gardens. Hydrangeas & montbretia at their best at this time. #greatoutdoors

Please find a round-up of some of my work on behalf of the people of #NorthAyrshire & #Arran throughout July 2022 at

๐Ÿ“ฃ โ€œIgnore herโ€.

๐Ÿ‘‡๐Ÿผ Liz Truss, the person the Tories want to make the next Prime Minister, says what she really thinks about Scotlandโ€™s democracy.

Hi @trussliz Why do you disrespect the people of Scotland so? PS Asking for my country ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ณ๓ ฃ๓ ด๓ ฟ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ณ๓ ฃ๓ ด๓ ฟ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ณ๓ ฃ๓ ด๓ ฟ

On behalf of rescued laboratory dog @BetsyAmbassador, thank you @PGibsonSNP for leading the call for a rigorous public science hearing to #EndAnimalTesting.

Please take action to help; ask your MP to sign #EDM278: โœ๏ธ

@rickygervais @RishiSunak #Dogs ๐Ÿพ๐Ÿ’–

I was very impressed with the array of talent on display at the #NewCunninghameArtClub exhibition in the #BaronyCentre in #WestKilbride. The exhibition runs until 13th August & is open from 10am-4pm Monday to Saturday.Entry is free. Itโ€™s well worth a visit so catch it if you can!

I called for suspension of #TradeAgreements with #Faroe Islands until cruel & barbaric #whalehunts & #dolphinhunts end. International concern means diplomatic & economic levers should be used to effect necessary changes. See my contribution below ๐Ÿ‘‡.

Well done @southayrshire. This looks amazing and hopefully something @North_Ayrshire could do more of in the near future. #wildflowers @NAC_Provost @PGibsonSNP. thanks to North Ayrshire Bee Association for posting this on Fb #bee #honeybee

I was delighted to support charity @GBSSupport marking Julyโ€™s Group B Strep Awareness Month #GBSAM2022 and its #BumpItOn campaign. This infection kills 1 baby each week in the UK but awareness is low. More info here

The #CostOfLivingCrisis is spiralling out of control with energy bills set to triple. As the Tories squabble, people are suffering real hardship. An urgent package of support is needed to help households. @jrf_uk is predicting a grim winter.
See more ๐Ÿ‘‰

Every year over 1million pensioners fail to claim #PensionCredit payments. Please check your eligibility today - if you claim by 18th August you will also receive the full ยฃ650 #CostofLiving payment More info here from @Age_UK

Reposting this video from a few weeks ago - when a Labour MP admitted that two Labour councillors were sacked for refusing to vote FOR a Tory administration.

Now theyโ€™ve went and sacked a front bencher for standing on a picket lineโ€ฆ

I am delivering leaflets in #Ardrossan with advice on #EnergyCosts, how to access support & tips on reducing energy use. Energy prices are set to rise again in October to unacceptable levels with many households struggling & more falling into #FuelPoverty. #CostOfLivingCrisis

I signed a pledge to raise awareness of the dangers of #buttonbattery ingestion which can kill children, after meeting @HarperLeeFDN & @CAPTcharity. Button batteries are in everyday objects.
More info ๐Ÿ‘‰ &

๐Ÿ—ณ What is the Scottish independence debate really about?

๐Ÿ“บ Cut through the noise and share our latest film with 5 friends.

I had a great time at this years exciting #DuckRace at #ElmPark Allotments @3townzgrowers with #KennethGibsonMSP & @Anthea_Dickson Lots of fab work being done at this facility so it was a pleasure to once again attend one of their community events and in such glorious sunshine.

As delays with passports, driving tests, driving licences & visas continue, I called on @GOVUK to apologise for gross incompetence in failing to plan & recruit sufficient staff to meet post-#lockdown spike in demand. #Torychaos is causing #BacklogBritain misery. Watch below ๐Ÿ‘‡.

Off to my #Kilwinning surgery in @kilwinninglib with more new children's books to donate to @NACLibraries. #SummerReadingChallenge

I have an advice surgery this Friday, 22nd July, in #Kilwinning and on Monday, 25th July in #Kilbirnie. No appointment needed. Details below ๐Ÿ‘‡

In Trade qs at Westminster @PGibsonSNP raises the quote from @scotfoodjames CEO of Scotland food and drink that Brexit "has made absolutely nothing better and has made a lot of things worse" and asks what he is doing about it. Answer? Minister says she is being 'pessimistic'๐Ÿคฆ

Amidst warnings from @MoneySavingExp @MartinSLewis that people may be forced to use #heatbanks this coming winter due to soaring energy costs, I urged @cabinetofficeuk to improve support for households during these difficult times ๐Ÿ‘‡

I was recently joined by actor @PeterEgan6 as we continue to campaign to #BanTrophyHunting. 9 out of 10 people in the UK a want to see an end to this barbaric industry. No living creature should be killed for thrills.
More info here ๐Ÿ‘‰

During these days of high temperatures, @DogsTrust reminds us all how to look after our pet dogs. High temperatures can be extremely dangerous for dogs who are very susceptible to heatstroke. Good advice below ๐Ÿ‘‡โ˜€๏ธ ๐ŸŒž

I have an advice surgery this Friday, 22nd July, in #Kilwinning and on Monday, 25th July in #Kilbirnie. No appointment needed. Details below ๐Ÿ‘‡

Delighted to contribute a trolley of food to the recent #FoodBank collection in @Tesco #Kilbirnie, but we need to eliminate the need for #FoodBanks, which is disgraceful in such a rich country as Scotland. @TrussellTrust

I raised concerns about @GOVUK plans with @CommonsLeader to slash compensation payouts for delayed, cancelled & overbooked domestic flights, which threatens high standards & may disincentivise consumer claims @WhichUK

Tory MPs changed their mind about their leader & as a result he will resign. Yet, these same Tories believe Scots should not have the #IndyRef they mandated because they fear #Scottish #Independence. It seems #democracy does not apply in Scotland. #PMQs ๐Ÿ‘‡

I am proud & delighted to support the Private Members Bill from @Stuart_McDonald to secure paid leave for parents of babies born premature or sick. New parents should not have to choose between being with their sick child & going back to work to pay bills @Blisscharity

Great fun at #WhitleesGala in #Ardrossan. It was a real pleasure to present the ceremonial sashes to royal couple King Braxton McCulloch & Queen Miley Farrell. A lovely day out with lots of entertainment & fab live music too. Well done to all at #WhitleesCommunityCentre

"The great thing about reading is that it turns human experience into a kind of object that you can look at and turn over," says @MichaelRosenYes

For Putin's regime to be held to account for #warcrimes in #Ukraine, the @IntlCrimCourt needs sustained #international support and funding. I asked the Justice Secretary what support @GOVUK is giving to aid the ICCโ€™s investigation into war crimes in Ukraine. Watch below ๐Ÿ‘‡.

Delighted to again support #SummerReadingChallenge encouraging children to keep reading during the summer holidays. Iโ€™ll be donating books from @readingagency today to #ArdrossanLibrary for local children to enjoy. More info here ๐Ÿ‘‰ Letโ€™s keep reading!

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