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I concur with the point made by the hon. Member for Islwyn (Chris Evans) and others. I am contributing here not because I am a nationalist Member, but because this is about the best contribution to the administration of justice in Wales. I have great sympathy with my colleagues in my sister party, Plaid Cymru, but I am not commenting on that basis. The irony is that I am commenting because I...
My apologies, Mr Stringer. Legal aid and the position of women was touched upon in particular by the commission, because there are serious issues there. That must be addressed. Their needs are distinct, the challenges are different, and we must deal with that if we are to break the cycle of offending down through the generations. Equally—this is why it comes back to the requirement for...
As is customary—and, I believe, correct—I will start with a tribute to my predecessor. Martin Whitfield and I disagreed fundamentally on Scotland’s constitutional situation, but in many other aspects we were at one. I am conscious of the fact that he was tenacious in opposing Brexit, and equally assiduous in representing his constituency, so I know the standards that he has set. He will...
Scottish National Party MP for East Lothian, Former Scottish National Party MSP for Edinburgh Eastern
Entered the House of Commons on 13 December 2019 — General election
Entered the Scottish Parliament on 6 May 1999 — Election
Left the Scottish Parliament on 23 March 2016 — Election
Also represented Edinburgh Eastern; Edinburgh East and Musselburgh; Lothians
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