Parliamentary Updates Archive

  •   This week at FMQs I questioned the First Minister on the release of a new Audit Scotland report on the state of Scotland’s health service. This report raises massive […]

    FMQs 26th October – Scotland’s Health Service

      This week at FMQs I questioned the First Minister on the release of a new Audit Scotland report on the state of Scotland’s health service. This report raises massive […]

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  •   I was pleased to join with campaigners from Scotland Against Fracking, the Broad Alliance, WWF Scotland and Friends of the Earth Scotland outside the Scottish Parliament today calling for […]

    An End to Fracking in Scotland

      I was pleased to join with campaigners from Scotland Against Fracking, the Broad Alliance, WWF Scotland and Friends of the Earth Scotland outside the Scottish Parliament today calling for […]

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  •   I recently joined with a number of fellow MSP’s and campaigners outside the Scottish Parliament to support Battersea Dogs & Cats Home’s campaign calling for five year sentences for […]

    Battersea Dogs & Cats Home

      I recently joined with a number of fellow MSP’s and campaigners outside the Scottish Parliament to support Battersea Dogs & Cats Home’s campaign calling for five year sentences for […]

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  •   I opened a Scottish Labour Party debate in the Scottish Parliament on fiance. I moved a motion in my name stating: “That the Parliament believes that income tax should […]

    Scottish Labour Finance Debate

      I opened a Scottish Labour Party debate in the Scottish Parliament on fiance. I moved a motion in my name stating: “That the Parliament believes that income tax should […]

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  •   This week at FMQ’s I questioned the First Minister on cuts to our Fire and Rescue services. It is sadly the case that Scotland has lost 24% of its fire […]

    FMQ’s 14th September – Fire and Rescue Cuts

      This week at FMQ’s I questioned the First Minister on cuts to our Fire and Rescue services. It is sadly the case that Scotland has lost 24% of its fire […]

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  •   Parliament started back following Summer recess last week, and kicked off with the Programme for Government for the year ahead. The First Minister unveiled her plans for the upcoming […]

    Programme for Government 2017/18

      Parliament started back following Summer recess last week, and kicked off with the Programme for Government for the year ahead. The First Minister unveiled her plans for the upcoming […]

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  •   The facts are fairly sobering, in the areas where the pilots have been run for Universal Credit, Citizens Advice Scotland are reporting that they have seen a 15% rise in […]

    Why Would a Government Knowingly Drive its People into Poverty?

      The facts are fairly sobering, in the areas where the pilots have been run for Universal Credit, Citizens Advice Scotland are reporting that they have seen a 15% rise in […]

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  •   This week I raised specific questions with the Cabinet Secretary for Education and Skills John Swinney about the lack of funding in our schools. Mr Swinney is pushing ahead […]

    Schools Need Investment

      This week I raised specific questions with the Cabinet Secretary for Education and Skills John Swinney about the lack of funding in our schools. Mr Swinney is pushing ahead […]

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  •   This week I spoke in the Scottish Parliament on the Freedom of Information Requests debate. There have been many concerns raised surrounding the Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act 2002 and […]

    Freedom of Information Debate

      This week I spoke in the Scottish Parliament on the Freedom of Information Requests debate. There have been many concerns raised surrounding the Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act 2002 and […]

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  •   I was pleased to sign my support for Unite’s Fair Hospitality Campaign today in the Scottish Parliament. In the wake of the success of the Better than Zero campaign in forcing […]

    Fair Hospitality Charter

      I was pleased to sign my support for Unite’s Fair Hospitality Campaign today in the Scottish Parliament. In the wake of the success of the Better than Zero campaign in forcing […]

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