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MP for Gordon constituency at Westminster

Politics: Last Wednesday’s shameful events show Westminster is utterly broken

27 February 2024
Politics: Last Wednesday’s shameful events show Westminster is utterly broken

Politics: Last Wednesday’s shameful events show Westminster is utterly broken

27 February 2024

MP Richard Thomson reflects on last weeks vote in Westminster over Gaza and Israel and the consequences for democracy.


Politics: Council move to end out-of-school care exasperating

15 February 2024
Politics: Council move to end out-of-school care exasperating

Politics: Council move to end out-of-school care exasperating

15 February 2024

In his latest column, MP Richard Thomson has shared his worries over the decision to end out-of-school care in Aberdeenshire.


Politics: We must continue to stress the importance of Royal Mail’s Universal Service Obligations

31 January 2024
Politics: We must continue to stress the importance of Royal Mail’s Universal Service Obligations

Politics: We must continue to stress the importance of Royal Mail’s Universal Service Obligations

31 January 2024

Watch as MP Richard Thomson raises the issue of Royal Mail's service commitment at Prime Minister's Question time in Westminster.


Politics: Maybe TV producers should look at the WASPI scandal?

17 January 2024
Politics: Maybe TV producers should look at the WASPI scandal?

Politics: Maybe TV producers should look at the WASPI scandal?

17 January 2024

In his latest column, MP Richard Thomson looks at the Post Office scandal and the situation on pension inequality for women.


Politics: Several long-running issues appear to be reaching a long-awaited and much-delayed conclusion

03 January 2024
Politics: Several long-running issues appear to be reaching a long-awaited and much-delayed conclusion

Politics: Several long-running issues appear to be reaching a long-awaited and much-delayed conclusion

03 January 2024

MP Richard Thomson's latest column looks at what 2024 could have in store, including progress on the WASPI issue.


Politics: Looking back at 2023

19 December 2023
Politics: Looking back at 2023

Politics: Looking back at 2023

19 December 2023

Gordon MP Richard Thomson reflects on 2023 as he looks back of the last 12 months in his latest column.


Politics: UK Government is living in the 19th century when it comes to international diplomacy

05 December 2023
Politics: UK Government is living in the 19th century when it comes to international diplomacy

Politics: UK Government is living in the 19th century when it comes to international diplomacy

05 December 2023

In his latest column MP Richard Thomson reflects on Rishi Sunak's decision to cancel a meeting with the Greek PM over the Parthenon sculptures.


Politics: Does lobbying for Chinese state interests make you a suitable candidate to be Foreign Secretary?

21 November 2023
Politics: Does lobbying for Chinese state interests make you a suitable candidate to be Foreign Secretary?

Politics: Does lobbying for Chinese state interests make you a suitable candidate to be Foreign Secretary?

21 November 2023

MP Richard Thomson's latest column looks at the appointment of the new Foreign Secretary.


Politics: Covid-19 Public Inquiry shines a light in some very dark places

07 November 2023
Politics: Covid-19 Public Inquiry shines a light in some very dark places

Politics: Covid-19 Public Inquiry shines a light in some very dark places

07 November 2023

In his latest column, MP Richard Thomson discusses the ongoing UK Covid-19 Public Inquiry.


Politics: Party conferences are good opportunity to hear from campaigning groups

24 October 2023
Politics: Party conferences are good opportunity to hear from campaigning groups

Politics: Party conferences are good opportunity to hear from campaigning groups

24 October 2023

MP Richard Thomson's latest column sees him looking back at the SNP Conference which was held in Aberdeen.


Politics: North-east should benefit from new rail investment

10 October 2023
Politics: North-east should benefit from new rail investment

Politics: North-east should benefit from new rail investment

10 October 2023

In his latest column, MP Richard Thomson calls for rail investment to be made in the north-east of Scotland.


Politics: Which bin day is it now?

27 September 2023
Politics: Which bin day is it now?

Politics: Which bin day is it now?

27 September 2023

Gordon MP Richard Thomson discusses the ramifications from the Prime Minister’s speech last week on net zero in his latest column.


Politics: Crumbling school chaos and the resignation of another scandal-hit Conservative MP

12 September 2023
Politics: Crumbling school chaos and the resignation of another scandal-hit Conservative MP

Politics: Crumbling school chaos and the resignation of another scandal-hit Conservative MP

12 September 2023

In his latest column, MP Richard Thomson comments that hopes the Prime Minister may have had for a ‘reset’ after the summer have been firmly dashed.


Politics: A reflection on Robbie Shepherd's legacy

15 August 2023
Politics: A reflection on Robbie Shepherd's legacy

Politics: A reflection on Robbie Shepherd's legacy

15 August 2023

In his latest column, MP Richard Thomson looks back at the legacy of broadcaster Robbie Shepherd and his support for the Doric language.


Politics: People have a right to be able to access their own cash

01 August 2023
Politics: People have a right to be able to access their own cash

Politics: People have a right to be able to access their own cash

01 August 2023

In his latest column, MP Richard Thomson looks at the closure of local bank branches.


POLITICS: Protecting consumers from scams is something which needs to be strengthened

23 May 2023
POLITICS: Protecting consumers from scams is something which needs to be strengthened

POLITICS: Protecting consumers from scams is something which needs to be strengthened

23 May 2023

In his latest column, MP Richard Thomson responds to the Digital Markets, Competition and Consumers Bill.


Politics: It's a priority post-pandemic to raise awareness of support available in the north-east

10 May 2023
Politics: It's a priority post-pandemic to raise awareness of support available in the north-east

Politics: It's a priority post-pandemic to raise awareness of support available in the north-east

10 May 2023

In his latest column, MP Richard Thomson discusses support to help people and encourages locals to visit an event taking place in Huntly on Friday.


Politics: The fight for WASPI pension equality continues

28 March 2023
Politics: The fight for WASPI pension equality continues

Politics: The fight for WASPI pension equality continues

28 March 2023

MP Richard Thomson discusses the fate of women across the north-east who have been badly impacted by the UK Government’s failure to treat them fairly.


Politics: Investment in Acorn Project should be priority for UK Government

16 February 2023
Politics: Investment in Acorn Project should be priority for UK Government

Politics: Investment in Acorn Project should be priority for UK Government

16 February 2023

In his latest column, MP Richard Thomson outlines that funding for the Acorn Project should not be delayed any further.


Politics: New energy price cap set to put huge pressure on household budgets

18 August 2022
Politics: New energy price cap set to put huge pressure on household budgets

Politics: New energy price cap set to put huge pressure on household budgets

18 August 2022

In his latest column, MP Richard Thomson looks at how the expected increase in the energy price cap will affect customers.


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