• Allan Dorans MP
    Allan Dorans MP
    Member of Parliament for Ayr, Carrick and Cumnock
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Frequently Asked Questions

Allan Dorans is the Member of the Westminster Parliament for Ayr, Carrick and Cumnock. It is a large constituency and includes the main towns of Ayr, Maybole, Girvan, Cumnock and New Cumnock, many villages, and rural areas as far south as Ballantrae. It covers parts (but not all) of the areas within the boundaries of South Ayrshire and East Ayrshire Councils.

The constituency boundaries for the United Kingdom Parliament which sits at Westminster, the Scottish Parliament which meets at Holyrood and the local Councils of South Ayrshire and East Ayrshire Council, all have, confusingly, different boundaries and each representative body have different roles and specific responsibilities.

Put simply, MPs deal with matters which affect the whole of the UK, MSPs deal with matters which affect the whole of Scotland and Councillors deal with matters affecting their local Council area.

There are some strictly observed parliamentary and local protocols which dictate that elected representatives may only deal with matters within their own jurisdiction and areas of responsibility.

If you are unsure who is your Member of the Westminster Parliament (MP), Member of the Scottish Parliament (MSP), or who are your local Councillors you can check here.
Members of Parliament who have been elected to the Westminster Parliament deal with matters that affect the whole of the UK known as “reserved” matters. Some of the policy issues include: -

  • National Defence
  • Foreign Policy
  • Immigration
  • Employment
  • Broadcasting
  • Trade & Industry
  • Nuclear Energy
  • Oil, Coal, Gas & Electricity
  • Data Protection
  • The Constitution
  • Benefits & Social Security
  • Pensions
  • Tax & HMRC
  • VAT
Members of the Scottish Parliament deal with matters which are “devolved” from Westminster, which affect all of Scotland and policy issues include: -

  • Scottish Economy
  • Education
  • Health
  • Justice
  • Rural Affairs
  • Environment
  • Equal opportunities
  • Transport
  • Limited Taxation
  • Culture
Members of local Councils deal with local issues such including: -

  • Local education provision
  • Health and Social Care
  • Roads and Lighting
  • Council Housing
  • Local Development Planning and Planning Permissions
  • Waste Management
  • Leisure Services
  • Libraries
  • Council Tax
  • Trading Standards
  • Environmental Protection
The best way to contact Allan is by email at allan.dorans.mp@parliament.uk or by telephoning the Constituency Office on 01292 848102

Unfortunately due to the current Covid-19 crisis we cannot offer face to face meetings in the Constituency Office.

You can also check our constituency map by clicking here.
Allan Dorans is a member of the Scottish National Party and represents the SNP at the UK Parliament.

You can find out more about SNP Policies on their website by clicking here.
  • WASPI (Women Against State Pension Injustice)
  • Policing/Justice
  • Right to Choice of end of Life
  • Mental Health
  • Animal Rights
  • Armed Forces and Veterans
  • Justice for WPC Yvonne Fletcher

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