Andrew Welsh

Former Scottish National Party MSP for Angus


Former Scottish National Party MSP for Angus, Former Scottish National Party MP for Angus

Entered the House of Commons on 10 October 1974 — General election

Left the House of Commons on 14 May 2001 — General election

Entered the Scottish Parliament on 6 May 1999 — Election

Left the Scottish Parliament on 23 March 2011 — Election

Also represented Angus East; Angus South

Future MPs in this constituency

Recent appearances

  • Scottish Parliament: “Report on preventative spending” 9 Mar 2011

    This will be one of the last speeches that I will make as an MSP, and it is my final scheduled contribution as convener of the Parliament’s Finance Committee. Therefore, I welcome the fact that I will address a topic—preventative spending—that has the potential to deliver long-lasting social and financial change, and to transform the way in which our public services are delivered. I...
  • Scottish Parliament: “Report on preventative spending” 9 Mar 2011

    Such questions are better posed elsewhere. I am relaying to Parliament a positive report, rather than the usual negativity that is produced in debates. I say to Elaine Smith that early interventions can significantly help to prevent or reduce the likelihood that children will develop social problems that might necessitate a future intervention by the state. Such an approach could save...
  • Scottish Parliament: Further Education Colleges 3 Feb 2011

    I declare an interest as a former business studies and public administration lecturer at Dundee College and senior lecturer at Angus College. I pay due tribute to Scotland’s further education colleges, which are the engine for skills in Scotland—they work locally with people, communities and businesses to improve knowledge, employability and productivity. Their strength lies in their...

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