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You shouldn’t have to be an expert to understand what goes on in the Scottish Parliament. Your politicians represent you… but what exactly do they do in your name?

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Wednesday, 25 November 2015

Scottish Parliament debate

John Scott : The final item of business is a members’ business debate on motion S4M-14730, in the name of Gil Paterson, on children’s grief awareness week. Motion debated, That the Parliament...

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What is the Scottish Parliament?

The Scottish Parliament is the national legislature of Scotland, located in Edinburgh. The Parliament consists of 129 members known as MSPs, elected for four-year terms; 73 represent individual geographical constituencies, and 56 are regional representatives.