Mr David Pryde

Former MP for Midlothian

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2nd to 9th June 2020

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10th June 2020 onwards

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Recent appearances

  • Procedure 4 Dec 1957

    I am forcibly reminded tonight of the Englishman who remarked with great glee, "Now we have the Scots where we want them." According to the logic of one hon. Member opposite, apparently the Government have the Scots where they want them tonight, because he said they were on the defensive. Like the old Celtic team, believe that the best method of defence is to attack, and I intend to do that...
  • Procedure 4 Dec 1957

    Too well I remember. I remember, also, the times when that Labour Government took on a job with which nothing else in history was comparable. There was nothing in the kitty. It had been all blasted away, and the Labour Government rehabilitated the country as it had never been taken care of before. Yes, we remember. I want to devote myself to the reasons advanced by the Leader of the House....
  • Procedure 4 Dec 1957

    Later than that. I suppose that Conservative Members would be free to work for their own interests. Do they want to hark back to that time? Would they not be better off if they stayed in Aberdeen, Edinburgh, or Glasgow, and allowed us to send their money on to them?

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Former MP for Midlothian

Entered the House of Commons on 5 July 1945 — General election

Left the House of Commons on 2 August 1959 — Died

Also represented Midlothian and Peeblesshire; Peebles and Southern

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