MP, Berwickshire, Roxburgh and Selkirk; MSP, Berwickshire, Roxburgh and Selkirk
Thank you, Mr Deputy Speaker, for the opportunity to deliver my maiden speech during such an important debate on the future of our country. The challenges ahead of us all are indeed profound. Representing much of the Scottish borders for 10 years in my previous role as a Member of the Scottish Parliament was a great honour and privilege. Now, as the Member for Berwickshire, Roxburgh and...
6. To ask the Scottish Government what progress it is making in closing the attainment gap in the Scottish Borders. (S5O-00914)
I thank the cabinet secretary for that reply, but the attainment gap in the Borders remains one of the worst in Scotland. Indeed, the Scottish National Party’s record on education in the Borders over the past 10 years is not good. Class sizes are at a record high as teacher numbers have dropped by nearly 80; the number of supply teachers has plummeted by 40 per cent; and only one in 10...
Conservative MP for Berwickshire, Roxburgh and Selkirk, Conservative MSP for Ettrick, Roxburgh and Berwickshire
Entered the House of Commons on 9 June 2017 — General election
Entered the Scottish Parliament on 3 May 2007 — Election
Also represented Ettrick, Roxburgh and Berwickshire; Roxburgh and Berwickshire
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