Peter's constituency includes Cardenden and Kinglassie

Election Results

'ONCE again I owe a huge thank you to everyone who helped to re-elect me to Westminster. My team of volunteers hardly had time to draw breath after delivering the SNP's best ever council election results before they were back out again tramping the streets in atrocious weather.

Although we weren't able to match the unprecedented successes of 2015 we still won the election in Fife and across Scotland, winning more votes than any other party and more seats than every other party added together. By contrast the number of people in Glenrothes & Central Fife who voted Labour was the lowest it's ever been.

A Government in Chaos

The prime minister called the General Election purely to protect her position as Tory leader. Justice was largely done when her self centred actions backfired on her. The Tories' overall majority was wiped out and instead of "strong and stable" we now have one of the weakest and most chaotic Governments ever. Their response was to divert £1 billion of spending to Northern Ireland to secure the votes of the only party at Westminster who are more divisive than the Tories. Despite the fact that a chunk of that money is likely to be cut from Scotland's budget the Scottish Tory leader and every Tory MP in Scotland supported it.

Scotland's Place in Europe

I was honoured to be asked to take on the role of Europe Spokesperson in the new SNP team at Westminster. I'll be following the mandate I and other SNP MPs received from the electorate and working to minimise the damage caused by the Tories' reckless Brexit obsession. It's essential that we maintain our place in the European Single Market which supports around 80,000 jobs in Scotland. For this reason the SNP supported an amendment to the Queen's Speech calling for the UK to stay in the Single Market after we leave the EU. Despite this being in line with previous Scottish Labour policy only one Scottish Labour MP voted for it. The new Labour MP for Kirkcaldy and Cowdenbeath abstained.

Summer in the Constituency

Parliament is about to begin its summer "recess". I'll be taking the chance to get a short break but for most of the time I'll be busy here in the constituency. I'm finalising details of my summer surgery tour which will be publicised locally and on my facebook page.

Willie Aitken

I was very sorry to hear of the passing of Willie Aitken of Kinglassie. Willie gave nearly forty years of service as a councillor and was always a determined campaigner for the people and communities he represented. We didn't always agree in the council chamber but away from politics we enjoyed a lot of friendly banter. My deepest sympathies go to all Willie's family'.