Alex Fergusson

Former Conservative MSP for Galloway and West Dumfries

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Former Conservative MSP for Galloway and West Dumfries

Entered the Scottish Parliament on 6 May 1999 — Election

Left the Scottish Parliament on 23 March 2016 — Election

Party was Conservative until 2 Apr 2007; None until 23 Mar 2011

Also represented Galloway and Upper Nithsdale; South of Scotland

Recent appearances

  • Scottish Parliament: Land Reform (Scotland) Bill: Stage 3 16 Mar 2016

    Very briefly, I commend the minister’s determination to be here despite obviously not being very well. I will let my colleagues sweat it out as to which one should take over if I should be afflicted by the same problem. It is nice to start the day on a note of consensus. We are very happy with all the amendments in this group, because we believe that they improve the land rights and...
  • Scottish Parliament: Land Reform (Scotland) Bill: Stage 3 16 Mar 2016

    I have harboured occasional concerns about the concept of relevant human rights ever since it first appeared in evidence to the committee. There seems within that concept to be an unmentioned inference that the Government can somehow cherry pick whatever convention or covenant most suits its purpose, and that the various other guidelines and conventions are somehow on an equal footing with...
  • Scottish Parliament: Land Reform (Scotland) Bill: Stage 3 16 Mar 2016

    If I may quote from the Official Report, Mr Thompson said that “The fact that the ECHR is written into the 1998 act needs to be looked at. That provision needs to be removed so that we have the same freedom in proposing legislation as any other legislature has.”—[Official Report, Rural Affairs, Climate Change and Environment Committee, 3 February 2016; c 56.] I wonder whether some of...

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