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Richard Baker

Former Labour MSP for North East Scotland

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Recent appearances

  • Scottish Parliament: Marischal Square 8 Dec 2015

    I, too, congratulate Kevin Stewart on bringing the debate to the chamber. The future of Aberdeen city centre is an extremely important issue and rightly excites strong opinions, including those from the reject Marischal square development campaign group, whom I welcome to the Parliament this evening. People care greatly about the city centre and are concerned about its current state, as we...
  • Scottish Parliament: Marischal Square 8 Dec 2015

    That is not what I have heard at all. Of the great majority of people in Aberdeen to whom I speak, no one has expressed to me the idea that the development will be detrimental in comparison with St Nicholas house. Indeed, I expect that even some of the members who have said in the debate that they are not in favour of Marischal square hold that opinion. I accept that there are people who do...
  • Scottish Parliament: Marischal Square 8 Dec 2015

    I do not have time—I apologise. An important element concerns the finances that will accrue to the council through the Marischal square project. Given that our city council receives significantly lower levels of funding than other local authorities, that must be a key consideration for the council administration as it seeks to protect funding for services. Although concerns have been raised...

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Former Labour MSP for North East Scotland

Entered the Scottish Parliament on 1 May 2003 — Election

Left the Scottish Parliament on 11 January 2016 — Resigned


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