Since being elected in June it has been an exciting, busy period in which we have established our constituency office in Stirling and put in place the staff that will assist me in dealing with the large number of inquiries I receive. Please do get in touch with any problems or concerns you may have and we will ensure your issue is dealt with efficiently and professionally. I gave a commitment that, if elected, I would leave my current profession to concentrate my time and efforts on representing the people of Stirling without any distractions and I am pleased to say that this is now the case.
Before parliament rose for the Summer recess I delivered my maiden speech, engaged in a number of debates, submitted questions on a range of topics, and took time to become familiar with the parliamentary estate. When the House is in session I will need to be in Parliament from Mondays to Thursdays and will hold surgeries across the constituency on Fridays. Surgery dates are available on my website, posters, the Stirling Observer and upon inquiry from my office.
During the summer I started an ongoing series of meetings with organisations and groups across the area. Meetings held so far include with the Federation of Small Businesses, the NFU, Start Up Stirling, Network Rail and BT. These will help me stay informed on the many important issues that people are affected by or have an opinion on. Please let me know if there are any groups with whom you feel I should be in dialogue.
At present I am working on a number of Priorities including:
The rural economy and,
How the City Region Deal from Stirling Council must deserve the use of ‘region’ in the title by benefiting communities across the Stirling area as well as the city.
Brexit, of course will be a major topic.
I am also keen to hear from any businesses or individuals that have experienced poor service from their banks or utility companies.
Finally, if you live in the Stirling constituency, have ever wanted to see the Westminster Parliament in session, and you are planning to visit London, why not get in touch with me to arrange a visit? Tell me when you are planning to come, if possible, I could give you a tour of the historic building. I do also get a small allocation of tickets for Prime Minister’s Questions. The tickets are in limited supply but I will do my best to get them for dates that suit you.
Stephen Kerr has a Kippen surgery – Kippen Reading Room 3rd November 10.00 am.