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Jardine calls for an extension to furlough

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Christine Jardine MP, Liberal Democrat Treasury spokesperson has called on the UK Government to extend the furlough scheme “for the struggling tourism sector” until the end of June 2021, and for the Scottish Government to...

Jardine calls for assurance on jobs and furlough

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Edinburgh West MP and Liberal Democrat Treasury spokesperson Christine Jardine MP said the latest announcement of redundancies in the aviation industry is further evidence of the need for furlough to continue and called for...

Waspi age ruling could be a setback

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A Court of Appeal decision to reject calls for women’s pension age changes to be reversed has been described by Edinburgh West MP Christine Jardine as a setback to thousands of women in the city...

Jardine holding outdoor surgeries

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The Liberal Democrat MP for Edinburgh West, Christine Jardine, is to host a series of outdoor meetings and surgeries to broaden access for constituents during the pandemic.She will also meet local charities and businesses...

Health and social care staff deserve a pay rise now

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Christine Jardine, Liberal Democrat MP for Edinburgh West, is demanding that the UK Government introduce a ‘real pay rise now’ in recognition of their work on the frontline throughout the coronavirus crisis.The UK Government...

Jardine holding telephone surgery on Friday

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Jardine to host phone surgery amid coronavirus outbreakEdinburgh West MP Christine Jardine will hold a special over the phone advice surgery this Friday in place of face-to-face meetings.Ms Jardine will be available to take calls between...

Jardine demands council solve Ratho traffic issues

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Christine Jardine, the Liberal Democrat parliamentary candidate for Edinburgh West, has today written to The City of Edinburgh Council demanding that officials come up with solutions to fix  traffic issues in Ratho following another...

SNP candidate blames increase in food bank use on Tory welfare cuts

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TORY WELFARE CUTS DRIVING EDINBURGH FOOD BANK DEMANDNew figures from the Trussell Trust show that thousands of three day emergency food parcels were handed out in Edinburgh this year. Between 1 April 2019 and...

Jardine : the war on drugs has failed

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Edinburgh West MP Christine Jardine has called for a ‘grown-up’ debate on drug reform as parliament’s Scottish Affairs Committee launched a new inquiry into drug abuse in Scotland.The Committee – of which the Lib...
Christine Jardine MP

MP calls for urgent debate on medical cannabis

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Edinburgh West MP Christine Jardine has today called for an urgent debate to be held in the House of Commons over the rigid guidelines governing the prescription of medical cannabis.After pressure from campaigners and...

MP supports cut in beer tax to help local pubs

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Edinburgh West MP Christine Jardine has pledged her support for the ‘Long Live the Local’ campaign to help pubs in Edinburgh West keep their doors open.She joins more than 100,000 signatories to a petition...

Jardine issues warning about HMRC Scam

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Lib Dem MP for Edinburgh West, Christine Jardine, has warned constituents to be careful of scam calls, claiming to be from HMRC.Bogus callers have been advising constituents that they are due sums of unpaid...

Edinburgh West MP backs campaign to ‘Make Blood Cancer Visible’

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Christine Jardine MP has backed a campaign to raise awareness of blood cancer and put it at the forefront of cancer plans.   Ms Jardine attended an event held by blood cancer research charity Bloodwise  to...

Jardine welcomes baby home after Iraq ordeal

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Edinburgh West MP Christine Jardine recentlywelcomed home a baby girl who was trapped in war-torn Iraq while waiting months for her British passport.For more than a year, the MP for Edinburgh West has been fighting the corner...

Jardine’s call on developer to take up community engagement offer rebuffed

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Community engagement snubbed by developer.Christine Jardine, Lib Dem MP for Edinburgh West, tells us today that she has had her offer to facilitate a meeting between community groups and developer Dandara snubbed.The meeting...

Edinburgh West MP wants medical cannabis legalised

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Christine Jardine MP for Edinburgh West has accompanied her constituent Karen Gray to Downing Street to hand in a petition. Here she explains why she thought it was important to offer that support."There can...

Jardine criticises RBS sell off

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Liberal Democrat Scottish Affairs spokesperson Christine Jardine MP has today said that rural customers deserve an explanation as the UK government's announced that it is set to sell a 7.7% stake in Royal Bank of Scotland,Speaking after...

Jardine supports small business in South Queensferry

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Christine Jardine, MP for Edinburgh West, was on South Queensferry High Street yesterday to support local business on Small Business Saturday.The campaign promotes small businesses across the UK, which form the back bone of...

MP blogs – Christine Jardine MP

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by Christine Jardine Liberal Democrat MP for Edinburgh West.It has been quite a first six months for Christine. There has been no shortage of issues to tackle either here in the constituency or down at...

Jardine makes demands on Holyrood for timescale on Growth Scheme

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Scottish Liberal Democrat MP Christine Jardine has demanded that the Scottish Government lay out a timescale for delivering the half a billion pound Scottish Growth Scheme, after an SNP cabinet minister once again refused...
Christine Jardine MP elected for the first time at the General Election 2017

Jardine demands meeting over flightpaths

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MP for Edinburgh West Christine Jardine has asked the Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) for an urgent meeting to discuss Edinburgh Airport’s latest proposals on flightpath changes, particularly effecting communities in South Queensferry and Cramond.The...
Christine Jardine MP elected for the first time at the General Election 2017

#GE2017 Edinburgh West result announced

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The result of the Edinburgh West constituency has now been announced. The winner is Christine Jardine, MP for the Scottish Liberal Democrats.The 2017 candidates were : BATHO, Sandy - Scottish Conservative and Unionist - 11,559 GIUGLIANO,...

#GE2017 Christine Jardine Liberal Democrat candidate for Edinburgh West

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Christine Jardine is the Scottish Liberal Democrat candidate in Edinburgh West where there appears to be a contest between SNP and the LibDems who are fighting to take the seat back. In 2015 the seat was wrestled...

#GE2017 – Liberal Democrats pick their Edinburgh West candidate

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Even before the votes are cast in the local council elections it is clear that the political heat over the General Election is being turned up with the Edinburgh West seat a particular target. The...

#GE2015 Edinburgh’s Westminster constituencies

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It can be a little confusing wondering which constituency you live in, especially in Edinburgh city centre where all the boundaries seem to meet.Here is the constituency map which we hope you will find helpful as...

#GE2015 Edinburgh West – candidates on video

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The candidates for the Edinburgh West Constituency are:BLACK Pat – Scottish Green Party CROCKART Mike – Scottish Liberal Democrats DAY Cammy – Scottish Labour Party INGLIS George Grant Gordon Otto – UK Independence Party (UKIP) PATERSON Lindsay Sheila...

Reduction in unemployment in Edinburgh West down to LibDems says local MP

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Crockart Welcomes Fall in Unemployment in Edinburgh West Edinburgh’s Liberal Democrat MP, Mike Crockart, has welcomed today’s employment figures and said they demonstrate the importance of sharing economic progress across the UK. Figures published today by...

Edinburgh MP welcomes green apprentices

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Edinburgh’s Liberal Democrat MP, Mike Crockart, has highlighted the growing opportunities available for young people who want to get training through an apprenticeship. A debate in the Commons for National Apprenticeship Week allowed MPs from...

Edinburgh MP welcomes new local TV station

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Edinburgh West MP, Mike Crockart has today welcomed the decision to shortlist Edinburgh as a ‘pioneer’ city to set up a local TV Station. 65 cities submitted bids to be selected for the license. The...

Edinburgh MP uses Deaf Action SignVideo

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Mike Crockart MP for Edinburgh West is the first elected member in the UK to make Deaf Action’s SignVideo available at his constituency office.The service provided through Deaf Action in collaboration with SignVideo, an award winning...

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