Lesley Laird

Shadow Secretary of State for Scotland

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Kirkcaldy and Cowdenbeath Labour

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Last updated: 20 Dec 2017

Recent appearances

  • Oral Answers to Questions — Scotland: Leaving the EU: Devolution of Powers 24 Jan 2018

    First, on behalf of the lassies, may I echo the sentiments expressed by the Secretary of State and wish everyone in the House a happy Burns day? In December, I stood at this Dispatch Box and was comforted to hear the Secretary of State commit to bringing forward amendments to the European Union (Withdrawal) Bill on Report. Sadly, he did not keep that commitment. Will he now please tell us why?
  • Oral Answers to Questions — Scotland: Leaving the EU: Devolution of Powers 24 Jan 2018

    That lack of planning is extremely disappointing, because the Secretary of State, in failing to keep his commitment, has now singlehandedly put the future of the devolution settlement in the hands of the other place. Given his lack of judgment in his previous commitment, how confident is the Secretary of State that an amendment will come back to this place that all parties will find acceptable?
  • Oral Answers to Questions — Scotland: Leaving the EU: Devolution 6 Dec 2017

    Let me first thank the Secretary of State and other Members for their condolences, on behalf of Jimmy Hood’s family. On Monday night, the Scottish Tories were herded through the Lobbies and told to trample all over the devolution settlement. Who issued those instructions, the Prime Minister or Ruth Davidson and the Secretary of State?

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Labour MP for Kirkcaldy and Cowdenbeath

Entered the House of Commons on 9 June 2017 — General election

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Topics of interest

  • Department for Work and Pensions
  • HM Treasury
  • Child Benefit: Repayments
  • Universal Credit
  • Universal Credit: Scotland
  • Jobcentres: Closures
  • Universal Credit: Christmas

Currently held offices

  • Shadow Secretary of State for Scotland (since 14 Jun 2017)

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Register of Members’ Interests

Last updated: 19 Feb 2018.

1. Employment and earnings
29 June 2017, received £289.27 as a Councillor, Fife Council, North Street, Glenrothes KY7 5LT. Hours: none since my election. (Registered 05 July 2017)
7. (i) Shareholdings: over 15% of issued share capital
Lesley Laird & Associates; consultancy, now inactive. (Registered 05 July 2017)
8. Miscellaneous
Director (unpaid) of Lesley Laird & Associates. (Registered 05 July 2017)
Councillor, Fife Council. Since 8 June 2017, I draw no allowances. (Registered 05 July 2017)

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