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April 18, 2017

CORRI WILSON MP HOSTS WELFARE SURGERY

Corri Wilson, MP for Ayr, Carrick and Cumnock, will host a constituency-wide welfare surgery at Ayr Town Hall next week. The event, which will run from 1pm to 3pm on Friday 28 April, seeks to bring services and organisations working in the welfare sector together with constituents who are looking for advice or assistance.

April 17, 2017

LOCAL MP COMMENTS ON GENERAL ELECTION

Commenting on the announcement from the Prime Minister that she is to seek the dissolution of Parliament to call an election, Ayr, Carrick and Cumnock MP Corri Wilson said:

"I am astounded by the gall of the Prime Minister. This is a blatant bid to grab complete control of power for the foreseeable future. She is putting the interests of her party ahead of the country, and trying to sweep away all opposition to her right-wing agenda of cuts, austerity, and a disastrous hard Brexit...

April 12, 2017

TWO CHILD LIMIT AND RAPE CLAUSE ARE 'SHAMEFUL' SAY LOCAL MP & MSP

Ayr, Carrick & Cumnock MP Corri Wilson has reacted to the introduction of a two child limit and rape clause for tax credits which came into force at the start of April. Ms Wilson said that the new rules will be devastating for families who are already struggling to make ends meet and that survivors of rape are being treated with shocking disrespect.

April 12, 2017

LOCAL MP & MSP SLAM LABOUR'S PFI SCHOOL LEGACY

Ayr, Carrick & Cumnock MP Corri Wilson has condemned Labour’s PFI schools scheme as "irresponsible and shambolic". The scheme continues to cost councils millions of pounds every year, SPICe analysis has revealed – proving they are a party which cannot be trusted to manage vital public services.

April 12, 2017

MPs AND LOCAL BUSINESSES MEET OVER BREXIT CONCERNS

Three of Ayrshire’s SNP MPs, Alan Brown (Kilmarnock & Loudoun), Dr Philippa Whitford (Central Ayrshire) and Corri Wilson (Ayr, Carrick & Cumnock) hosted a meeting on Thursday (13th) with local businesses to discuss the impact of Brexit on their futures in the area.

April 05, 2017

AYRSHIRE MPs HOST BREXIT MEETING FOR LOCAL BUSINESSES

Ayrshire’s four SNP MPs – Corri Wilson (Ayr, Carrick & Cumnock), Alan Brown (Kilmarnock & Loudon), Patricia Gibson (North Ayrshire & Arran), and Dr Philippa Whitford (Central Ayrshire) will welcome businesses from across their constituencies to a Breakfast Meeting to explore the implications of ‘Brexit’ on local business and discuss the Scottish Government’s proposal for mitigating the impact of leaving the EU on Scotland - Scotland’s Place in Europe.

April 03, 2017

UK GOVERNMENT'S PERSONAL INDEPENDENCE PAYMENTS "FAILING THOSE WHO NEED HELP THE MOST"

The Scottish National Party has said the UK government must bring Personal Independence Payments "right back to the drawing board" after an independent report found a lack of public trust in the assessment for the benefit.

March 29, 2017

UK GOVERNMENT MUST BACK AWAY FROM ILL-JUDGED PIP CUTS

Local MP Corri Wilson has called on the UK Government to "back away from ill-judged and ill-thought-out" cuts to Personal Independence Payments and to bring forward a vote to annul the changes during an emergency debate in the House of Commons on Wednesday.

March 28, 2017

THERESA MAY BEGINS BREXIT NEGOTIATIONS WITH 'BROKEN PROMISE TO SCOTLAND'

Corri Wilson, MP for Ayr, Carrick and Cumnock, has reacted to the Prime Minister’s triggering of Article 50, which begins the formal process of leaving the EU, by saying that Scotland has already been let down by a UK Government that does not care about the wishes of the Scottish people. Theresa May has been accused of breaking her promise not to trigger Article 50 until she had agreed a UK-wide approach by embarking on negotiations after ignoring attempts by the Scottish government to reach an agreement.

March 26, 2017

CORRI WILSON MP OPENS £200,000 BAR AND RESTAURANT AT TURNBERRY PARK

MP Corri Wilson joined guests and team members to officially open the new bar and restaurant at Turnberry Holiday Park near Girvan this weekend (Saturday, 25 March), following a £200,000 development at the park.

March 23, 2017

JEANE FREEMAN MSP & CORRI WILSON MP DEMAND URGENT MEETING ON LATEST BANK CLOSURES

The announcement by Royal Bank of Scotland that it plans to close its branches in Girvan, Cumnock and Mauchline has been condemned by Jeane Freeman MSP and Corri Wilson MP, who are demanding an immediate meeting with senior staff at RBS.

March 23, 2017

JEANE FREEMAN MSP AND CORRI WILSON MP CALL FOR IMMEDIATE HALT TO ROLLOUT OF UNIVERSAL CREDIT

Local MSP Jeane Freeman and MP Corri Wilson are backing Scottish Government calls to halt the rollout of the full service of Universal Credit until problems with its implementation are fully resolved.

March 22, 2017

CORRI WILSON MP BACKS CHARITY'S SERVICE SUPPORTING YOUNG DEAF CONSTITUENTS IN TO EMPLOYMENT

Corri Wilson MP is backing charity Action on Hearing Loss Scotland’s Moving On service which offers specialist support for young deaf people in Ayr, Carrick and Cumnock to fulfil their training or employment aspirations.

March 22, 2017

A77: SUMMIT LEADS TO ACTION

Jeane Freeman, MSP for Carrick, Cumnock & Doon Valley and Corri Wilson, MP for Ayr, Carrick and Cumnock have brought community groups, local councillors and government agencies together to find solutions to the many concerns local residents have about the A77 and the rural diversion routes used when it is closed.

March 14, 2017

CORRI WILSON MP BACKS REGISTRATION TO RESUSCITATION CAMPAIGN

MP for Ayr, Carrick and Cumnock, Corri Wilson, showed her support for the Scottish Ambulance Service’s Registration to Resuscitation campaign today.

March 09, 2017

LOCAL MP MEETS WITH AYRSHIRE WASPI CAMPAIGNERS IN PARLIAMENT AFTER JOINING PROTEST

Ayr, Carrick & Cumnock MP Corri Wilson met with campaigners from Ayrshire’s Women Against State Pension Inequality (WASPI) group in Westminster yesterday to lend her support to their fight against the UK Government’s changes to the state pension age. The meeting took place after Ms Wilson joined the thousands of protestors from across the UK who had gathered outside the Houses of Parliament in London to voice their opposition to the move.

March 08, 2017

LOCAL MP CHAMPIONS TOURISM

Corri Wilson MP welcomed a group of international travel buyers from China to Burns Cottage this week.

March 07, 2017

LOCAL MP CALLS FOR RETHINK ON CUTS TO PERSONAL INDEPENDENCE PAYMENTS

Ayr, Carrick and Cumnock’s MP Corri Wilson has called on the UK Government to "fundamentally rethink" cuts to social security for disabled people and take note of the wealth of opposition to the emergency legislation that will effectively remove financial support from 160,000 people across the UK.

March 07, 2017

LOCAL MP URGES SUPPORT FOR PETITION AGAINST 'DOMESTIC ABUSE VICTIM TAX'

Ayr, Carrick and Cumnock’s MP Corri Wilson is encouraging constituents to sign a parliamentary petition, which calls on the UK Government to scrap a ‘cruel and callous’ tax on victims of domestic abuse. The petition calls for the UK Government to remove the 4% collection charge on child maintenance payments that applies to parents using the ‘Collect-and-Pay’ service.

March 02, 2017

PARLIAMENT MUST HAVE A SAY ON "CALLOUS" DISABILITY BENEFIT CUTS

Local MP Corri Wilson has called on the UK Government to ensure that its plans to cut Personal Independence Payments (PIPs) are debated in Parliament to allow MPs to fully scrutinise the proposals.

March 01, 2017

LOCAL MP DISAPPOINTED AT TREASURY RESPONSE ON GROWTH DEAL

Ayr, Carrick and Cumnock MP Corri Wilson is calling on Conservative MSPs across Ayrshire to ‘step up’ their backing of the Ayrshire Growth Deal, following the Treasury’s response to her parliamentary question on the plan this week.

February 24, 2017

LOCAL MP MEETS LEADING DISABILITY GROUP

Ayr, Carrick & Cumnock MP Corri Wilson has met with Dr Karen Horridge from Disability Matters in London this week to discuss the needs of people with disabilities, and the impact of the UK Government’s policies on the lives of disabled people.

February 24, 2017

LOCAL MP WARNS OF 'HARD BREXIT' THREAT TO DISABLED RIGHTS

Ayr, Carrick & Cumnock MP, Corri Wilson, spoke in a Parliamentary debate on publicly accessible amenities for disabled people this week, and urged the UK Government to do more to remove the barriers that restrict the life choices of people with disabilities.

February 22, 2017

LOCAL MP AND MSP WELCOME SCOTTISH GOVERNMENT BUSINESS RATES RELIEF

Corri Wilson MP and Jeane Freeman MSP have backed the Scottish Government’s proposals on business rates, after Finance Secretary Derek Mackay announced a wide-ranging relief scheme that will offer strong support to businesses across Ayrshire.

February 16, 2017

CORRI WILSON: UK GOVERNMENT MUST INTRODUCE ADDITIONAL SUPPORT FOR SICK AND DISABLED PEOPLE

Local MP Corri Wilson has said the UK government must pay attention to cross-party calls for cuts to support for sick and disabled people who are unable to work to be halted until additional support is introduced.

February 09, 2017

WESTMINSTER GETS A 'TASTE OF AYRSHIRE'

MPs from across Ayrshire teamed up yesterday (Wednesday) to host an event in Westminster aimed at promoting the region ahead of a Government decision on the Ayrshire Growth Deal.

February 01, 2017

LOCAL MP URGES 16 & 17 YEAR-OLDS TO MAKE SURE THEY ARE REGISTERED TO VOTE

Ayr, Carrick & Cumnock MP Corri Wilson is urging 16 and 17 year-olds to ensure they are registered to vote.

February 01, 2017

CORRI WILSON MP RAISES AWARENESS OF NEW FUNDING POT FOR LOCAL CHARITIES

Corri Wilson, MP for Ayr, Carrick and Cumnock, says 2017 could be the year for local charities to help get a special project off the ground by applying for a share of a £6 million funding pot, raised by players of People’s Postcode Lottery.

January 27, 2017

MP AND MSP JOIN FORCES ON PROPOSED CUMNOCK DWP OFFICE CLOSURE

Corri Wilson MP and Jeane Freeman MSP have spoken out about the Department of Work and Pensions’ proposed plans to close their Child Maintenance Group call centre in Cumnock.

January 25, 2017

LOCAL MP ADDRESSES UNITED NATIONS INQUIRY BRIEFING

Ayr, Carrick & Cumnock MP Corri Wilson has called for immediate action from the Government over the damaging impact cuts to social security and wider austerity policies are having on the lives of disabled people.

January 25, 2017

CORRI WILSON MP WELCOMES SUPREME COURT DECISION

Corri Wilson MP has welcomed the decision by the Supreme Court that the UK Parliament must have the opportunity to vote on legislation before the UK can be taken out of the EU.

January 19, 2017

MP ANGERED BY CLOSURE OF ANOTHER RURAL BANK BRANCH

Local MP Corri Wilson has expressed her anger and concern over the planned closure of the Clydesdale Bank branch in Cumnock.

January 19, 2017

LOCAL MP LEADS WESTMINSTER DEBATE ON DIGITAL EQUIPMENT PENSION SCHEME

Ayr, Carrick and Cumnock MP Corri Wilson has welcomed a commitment from the UK Government to meet with local pension scheme bosses after concerns were raised by Digital Equipment pensioners about increases to their pensions prior to 1997.

January 12, 2017

LOCAL MPs PUT AYRSHIRE GROWTH DEAL TO UK GOVERNMENT

Ayrshire’s four MPs met with the UK Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, Greg Clark MP, this week (Monday 9th) to discuss a possible Growth Deal for Ayrshire.

January 05, 2017

LOCAL MP CALLS FOR CLARITY ON MOTABILITY CAR SCHEME

Ayr, Carrick and Cumnock MP Corri Wilson has called on the UK Government to clarify whether a mobility car scheme for people with disabilities is to be extended after a Department for Work and Pensions Minister announced the move during a Westminster debate but has since left claimants waiting weeks for more information.

December 29, 2016

SNP MP ENCOURAGES CHRISTMAS CARD RECYCLING

Local MP Corri Wilson has called on people to recycle their Christmas cards after this year’s festive period draws to a close.

December 29, 2016

LOCAL MP WELCOMES UN RESOLUTION AGAINST ISRAELI SETTLEMENTS

Local MP Corri Wilson has welcomed the United Nations Security Council vote in favour of resolution 2334 against the expansion of illegal Israeli settlements in the West Bank.

December 20, 2016

CORRI WILSON MP BACKS PLAN TO KEEP SCOTLAND IN SINGLE MARKET

Corri Wilson MP has backed the Scottish Government’s proposals to keep Scotland in the European Single Market and stop the "national disaster" of a hard Brexit.

December 05, 2016

CONCERNS OVER UK GOVERNMENT'S RURAL DIGITAL STRATEGY

Local MP Corri Wilson has said the UK Government must revise its approach on digital investment as rural areas such as Ayrshire are at real risk of being left behind.

December 05, 2016

CORRI WILSON MP THANKS LOCAL POSTMEN AND WOMEN AS THEY DELIVER A FIRST CLASS CHRISTMAS

Corri Wilson MP visited the Ayr Delivery Office to see first-hand the operation of delivering Christmas post and to pass on season’s greetings to its hardworking staff.

November 18, 2016

'BUS AND TAXI COMPANIES MUST DO MORE FOR THE BLIND' SAYS CORRI WILSON

Corri Wilson MP has heard from the Guide Dogs charity about the importance of disability equality training for taxi drivers and audio-visual announcements on buses in Westminster this week.

November 18, 2016

CORRI WILSON MP LEADS DRIVE TO TACKLE AYRSHIRE COUNCIL TAX ARREARS

Ayrshire families in crisis over Council Tax arrears are invited to attend a special advice surgery in Ayr on November 25 hosted by Corri Wilson MP for Ayr, Carrick and Cumnock and Council Tax Advisors (CTA), a not-for-profit organisation that mediates with Councils to agree sustainable repayment solutions.

November 15, 2016

WILSON WANTS MORE ACTION ON PAYDAY LOANS TO PROTECT CONSUMERS

Corri Wilson MP has backed calls from a national debt advice charity for the Financial Conduct Authority to look at tightening the regulations around the payday loan market.

November 08, 2016

SNP ECHO UN REPORT FUNDINGS ON UK GOVERNMENT'S "IDEOLOGICAL ASSAULT" ON DISABLED PEOPLE

The SNP have echoed the findings of a damning UN report that criticises the UK government for its policies that have disproportionately affected disabled people and called on the UK government to end its "ideological assault" on disabled people in the UK.

November 07, 2016

DYSLEXIA AWARENESS WEEK: MP CALLS FOR UK PARLIAMENT TO BE ACCESSIBLE

SNP MP Corri Wilson has called on UK Parliament authorities to review how they accommodate Members and staff who have dyslexia, to allow parliament to be more accessible.

November 07, 2016

FOODBANK APPEAL LAUNCHED BY LOCAL MP

Local MP Corri Wilson is calling on residents in Ayr, Carrick and Cumnock to help local foodbanks feed people in crisis as she opens her office to donations of much needed food this month.

November 02, 2016

CORRI WILSON MP CALLS FOR PUBLIC RESPONSE ON RAPE CLAUSE POLICY

Corri Wilson, local MP for Ayr, Carrick and Cumnock, has called on her constituents to help reject plans from the Tory Government to restrict tax credits to two children and introduce a ‘medieval’ rape clause for vulnerable women who have been raped.

October 24, 2016

COST OF TORY BREXIT SET TO HIT LOCAL COUNCILS

Local politicians have raised concerns over the cost of Brexit on South and East Ayrshire council areas, as the potential costs to the UK’s economy from leaving Europe continue to pile up.

October 19, 2016

GOVERNMENT MUST THINK AGAIN ON SUPPORT FOR THE DISABLED, SAYS LOCAL MP

Local MP Corri Wilson has called for the Government to think again on its treatment of disabled people, and to use the opportunity of the Autumn Statement to reverse planned cuts to welfare for those on Employment Support Allowance.

October 06, 2016

AYRSHIRE WASPI CAMPAIGNERS PRESENT PETITION TO CORRI WILSON MP

Ayrshire WASPI (Women Against State Pension Inequality) organiser Johann Hobson has presented a petition to local MP Corri Wilson today.

October 06, 2016

CORRI WILSON MP SHOWS SUPPORT FOR OPERATION REPORT HATE

Local MP Corri Wilson met with members of the travelling community in Girvan this week in the run up to National Hate Crime Awareness Week (8-15 October).

October 04, 2016

CHANGES WELCOMED BUT NOT ENOUGH, SAYS CORRI WILSON MP

Local MP Corri Wilson has welcomed the moves by Work and Pensions Secretary Damian Green to end reassessment for the chronically ill, but says the UK Government must do more.

October 27, 2016

CORRI WILSON ANNOUNCED AS NEW SNP DISABILITY SPOKESPERSON

The SNP Westminster Group has announced Corri Wilson, local MP for Ayr, Carrick and Cumnock, as their new spokesperson for Disabilities. The MP, who was elected in the 2015 General Election, has been a member of the SNP's Social Justice...

September 21, 2016

GOVERNMENT MUST TAKE ACTION ON WOMEN’S PENSIONS SAYS LOCAL MP

Corri Wilson MP has called on the UK Government to take immediate action to help the millions of women born in the 1950s who have been denied their pension, following the unveiling of independent research this week showing Tory figures on pension inequality are wrong. 

September 19, 2016

SCRAPPING OF BENEFITS CONTRACT WELCOMED BY CORRI WILSON MP

Local MP Corri Wilson has welcomed the decision by the UK Government not to renew the contract with US firm Concentrix following revelations this week that the company were indiscriminately stopping people’s tax credits and accusing them of fraud with no basis in reality...

September 07, 2016

MP AND MSP JOIN FORCES ON RURAL BANK CLOSURES

Corri Wilson MP and Jeane Freeman MSP have spoken out about the arrangements in place following the closure of the Royal Bank of Scotland (RBS) branch in Dalmellington....

September 06, 2017

LOCAL MP HIGHLIGHTS STRENGTH OF FOOD AND DRINK INDUSTRY

Corri Wilson MP has welcomed statistics that have revealed that the annual turnover for the food and drink industry reached record levels – but has warned that losing Scotland’s membership of the European Union could prove damaging to the sector......
 

September 06, 2016

AYRSHIRE RESIDENTS CONTINUE TO PAY COST OF PFI

The Government Expenditure and Revenue Scotland figures released last month have revealed the scale of the toxic legacy of private finance initiatives as PFI payments are shown to have risen to £1 billion per year for the first time.....

August 28, 2016

RBS FUNDING AN OPPORTUNITY FOR LOCAL GROUPS, SAYS MP

Corri Wilson MP has called on charities, social enterprises, community groups and schools in Ayr, Carrick and Cumnock to apply for funding being offered through round 2 of the RBS Skills and Opportunities Fund...

August 11, 2016

LOCAL MP BACKS CAMPAIGN TO FORCE GOVERNMENT ACTION ON ONLINE SCAMS

Local MP Corri Wilson has backed a Which? campaign calling on the UK Government’s Joint Fraud Taskforce to review whether companies are doing enough to protect their customers from falling victim to scams...

August 07, 2016

LOCAL MP CALLS TO END BREASTFEEDING STIGMA

Corri Wilson, MP for Ayr, Carrick & Cumnock, has called on the commitments from World Breastfeeding Week (WBW) – which finished yesterday (Sunday) - to continue, and for MPs to join the campaign to raise awareness and end the stigma surrounding breast feeding in public...