Gordon Banks MP

Member of Parliament for Ochil and South Perthshire

Gordon Banks MP

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Dissolution of Parliament

THIS SITE WAS ESTABLISHED WHILE I WAS A MEMBER OF PARLIAMENT. AS PARLIAMENT HAS BEEN DISSOLVED THERE ARE NO MEMBERS OF PARLIAMENT UNTIL AFTER THE ELECTION ON 07 MAY 2015...

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I recently met with representatives of the Federation of Small Businesses to discuss the role played by small businesses in Scotland.

I also pledged my support for the recently launched #ibacksmallbusiness campaign, which highlights the current barriers to growth for small businesses and SMEs, and maps out how they can be alleviated.

The FSB is calling on politicians to back small business if elected to Parliament in May 2015 and to work towards rebalancing the economy through improving transport infrastructure and broadband investment as well as helping improve how the banking, energy and water sectors work.

Coming from a small business background myself, I recognise how vital such businesses are to Scotland’s economy and it is important that we look carefully at how they can best be supported.

The FSB’s campaign also highlights the need for action on late payments, with an estimated £46bn now owed to businesses. I completely agree that this is an area of concern, and indeed it is an issue which I raised during a recent debate on the Government’s Small Business Bill.

#ibacksmallbusiness campaign

I recently met with representatives of the Federation of Small Businesses to discuss the role played by small businesses in Scotland. I also pledged my support for the recently launched...

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I have been clocking up the miles in anticipation of running this year's Alloa Half Marathon, which will take place on Sunday 15th March.

This year I will be raising money for Freya Hunter, a 5-year old with complex health issues which severely impact on her quality of life. Freya has cerebral palsy, epilepsy, chronic respiratory problems, spinal curvature, blindness and can’t speak or eat and has to be tube-fed.

At present, Freya doesn’t have a bedroom of her own and sleeps in the dining area of her family home. This room has limited space for nurses and family to care for her and is generally unsuitable for the type of care Freya needs.

 

I have been working with Freya's Mum, Carolynne to address issues relating to Freya's care, past, present and future as well as the family's housing problems.

 

All of the money raised will be used by the family to improve Freya's quality of life.

 

I have worked closely with Freya and Carolynne for some time now and I have come to realise the considerable challenges they face on a daily basis.

 

Carolynne has been fundraising admirably to provide Freya with everything she needs to live as comfortably as possible, and I am pleased to have the opportunity to do my bit to help.

 

I always enjoy taking part in the Half-Marathon, but it makes it all the more rewarding when you know that you are raising much-needed funds for such a worthwhile cause.

 

 

Donations can be made to Freya’s fundraising page - http://www.gofundme.com/Freya-Rose-Fund

 

Alloa Half Marathon

I have been clocking up the miles in anticipation of running this year's Alloa Half Marathon, which will take place on Sunday 15th March. This year I will be raising money...


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