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Reflecting on the years behind us

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by Jeremy Balfour MSPAt the end of every year, I find myself in a reflective state of mind. I look back over the previous twelve months, the ups and the downs, highs and lows,...

Balfour highlights need for Citizens Advice funding

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Inadequate funding of local authorities could lead to closure of essential advice services.Lothians MSP Jeremy Balfour criticised the Scottish Government for the inequality of funding given to local authorities, arguing that Citizen Advice Bureaux...

Questioning Fair Start Scotland

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Is Fair Start Scotland, really a 'fair start' for the disabled people of Scotland?Last month, Jeremy Balfour, Conservative and Unionist MSP for Lothian, posed a written question to The Scottish Government about what he...

Balfour criticises government over Highers

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Balfour criticises The Scottish Government for heightening anxiety among Highers pupils following announcement of exams being cancelled.Lothian MSP Jeremy Balfour, has expressed concern over The Scottish Government’s delayed decision to cancel Higher exams in...

Balfour wants changes in shops to help people with hearing loss

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Lothian MSP Jeremy Balfour has shown his support for a campaign that calls on UK retailers to make their stores more accessible for people who are deaf or have hearing loss.The Access for All...

A&E figures on way back to ‘normal’ after the lockdown

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A&E figures are beginning to rise to ‘normal levels’ following lockdownJeremy Balfour, Scottish Conservative and Unionist MSP for Lothian, says that A&E attendances at the Royal Infirmary of Edinburgh are beginning to return towards...

Celebrating 350 years of the Botanics

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The Botanics is a favourite place to go for a walk in Edinburgh at any time of the year.On Wednesday of this week Jeremy Balfour MSP wished the Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh (RBGE)...

Balfour praises local organisation for speaking out about post natal depression

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Jeremy Balfour MSP praises local groups supporting sufferers of postnatal depressionIn a debate held in the Scottish Parliament on Thursday, Jeremy Balfour MSP, spoke about families battling postnatal depression (PND) and praised local organisation...

MSP support for SANDS comes from personal experience

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MSP praises local charity for their compassion towards grieving parentsJeremy Balfour MSP has marked Baby Loss Awareness Week by paying a visit to SANDS Lothian.SANDS is a charity that provides compassionate support to families...

Lothians MSP backs Marie Curie call

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Jeremy Balfour MSP lent his support to help improve the lives of people in Scotland living with terminal illness. Meeting with representatives from Marie Curie at the recent Scottish Conservative Conference in Aberdeen, Jeremy was...

Jeremy’s Sadie competing for Holyrood Dog of the Year…

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On Monday 29th April 2019 Jeremy Balfour, the Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party MSP for Lothian, and his eight-month-old Cavalier King Charles/Miniature Poodle cross, Sadie, will compete with other politicians and their pooches to...

MSP invites you down to Roseburn Terrace today for High Street Saturday

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Jeremy Balfour, Scottish Conservative Lothian MSP, is encouraging you to show your support for Roseburn Terrace by shopping locally for High Street Saturday today 16 March.High Street Saturday, a new campaign day, aims...

Partnership raises awareness of prostate cancer

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A campaign to raise awareness of prostate cancer by targeting men in betting shops has reached thousands of men and generated tens of thousands of pounds for leading men’s health charity, Prostate Cancer UK,...

Small businesses big focus for Conservative politicians

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Jeremy Balfour, Scottish Conservative MSP visited Bonnyrigg High Street this week to hear about the success of Small Business Saturday, an event run on the first Saturday in December every year celebrating the benefits...

Speaking with Jeremy Balfour MSP

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Trams and rubbish that is what he wanted to talk about. These are both matters which are dealt with at council level, but Jeremy Balfour used to be a city councillor before he became...

Lothians MSP supports Independent Living Scotland Event

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Jeremy Balfour, Scottish Conservative MSP raised a motion at the Scottish Parliament this week to lend his support for the Independent Living Scotland event which will take place on 26 and 27 September. This programme...

Balfour supports Marie Curie baking challenge

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Jeremy Balfour, Scottish Conservative MSP for Lothian joined 150 people at a special event celebrating terminal illness charity Marie Curie’s 70th anniversary and the start of their latest fundraising venture last Wednesday at Holyrood Park, Edinburgh.MSPs, volunteers and...

Jeremy Balfour MSP meets homelessness campaigners

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Jeremy Balfour, Scottish Conservative MSP for Lothian met with campaigners from the charity Shelter Scotland in the Scottish Parliament this week.The charity brought its campaign “Homelessness: Far from Fixed” to Holyrood to highlight the...

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