New Gordon and Buchan MP Harriet Cross 'honoured' after being sworn in at Westminster

Harriet Cross has said she is honoured to be able to serve her constituents after the new Gordon and Buchan MP was sworn in at Westminster.

Last week's General Election saw her become the first female Scottish Conservative MP in five years after winning the Aberdeenshire seat on Thursday.

The 33-year-old has since insisted she wants to see the promises made to residents and businesses in Gordon and Buchan in recent years upheld.

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Key issues in particular include the full dualling of the A96, upgrades to the A90 north of Ellon and the re-opening of Insch Hospital.

At Westminster, Ms Cross underlined her commitment to champion farmers across Aberdeenshire by securing the best deal for the industry while also supporting the oil and gas sector and its workers.

Ms Cross will also voice the need to protect communities such as New Deer, Turriff and Leylodge from the over industrialisation of pylons and battery farms.

Scottish Conservative MP for Gordon and Buchan, Harriet Cross, said: "I want to thank the people of Gordon and Buchan for putting their trust in me to focus on the real priorities of local people, both at Westminster and across the constituency.

"It is an honour to have been sworn into parliament and I am motivated by my desire to serve my new constituents and advance Gordon and Buchan on a range of issues.

"That is why I will be standing up for our oil and gas industry to safeguard the 90,000 jobs Scotland has within our energy sector.

"I want to also hold this Labour government to account over concerns raised by residents in places such as New Deer, Turriff and Leylodge on the future of their countryside from the industrialisation of pylons and battery farms.

"I will be campaigning for the full dualling of the A96 and A90 north of Ellon as well as protecting and enhancing our local healthcare, including the re-opening of Insch hospital and the full remobilisation of MIUs.

"At Westminster, I want to also champion our farming sector to ensure this Labour government protects an industry which Gordon and Buchan is renowned for."