Scotland is the largest constituency in the European Union. From the tip of Unst in Shetland to the Mull of Galloway it is more than 500 miles top to toe, and 229 miles from the Atlantic coast of Lewis to the North Sea coast of Aberdeenshire.
My job as one of Scotland's six MEPs is to represent the whole country in the European Parliament. Much of this work is reflected in the parliamentary committees I sit on, but I also work on a huge variety of other issues concerning Scotland's interests in Brussels.
My Head of Office in Scotland is Ben Rose. Ben grew up in Edinburgh and studied history at the University of Strathclyde. After spells working in public policy and political campaigns, Ben spent seven years working in the Scottish Parliament, latterly as Chief of Staff for Conservative leader Ruth Davidson MSP. Ben is responsible for all aspects of Ian's work in Scotland; from building relationships with key organisations, to raising issues on behalf of constituents. My constituency office is in Perth. Ben can be contacted on firstname.lastname@example.org.
The European Parliament office in Edinburgh recently produced a brochure highlighting the work of each of Scotland's six MEPs. You can read "A day in the life of a Scottish MEP" here.
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