Richard Lochhead

Scottish National Party MSP for Moray


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Scottish National Party MSP for Moray

Entered the Scottish Parliament on 6 May 1999 — Election

Also represented North East Scotland

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Recent appearances

  • Scottish Parliament: International Workers Memorial Day 2024 1 May 2024

    I thank Maggie Chapman for bringing the debate to the chamber, and I thank all the members who have taken part for their thoughtful and powerful contributions. I, too, am proud to join others in highlighting the significance of international workers memorial day—May day, as we call it, or labour day, as they call it in many countries around the world—to commemorate the historic...
  • Scottish Parliament: International Workers Memorial Day 2024 1 May 2024

    Even in this country, of course, in the 1800s, there was not universal suffrage. I put that on the record. The brave and tragic acts of protest that I and others have referred to, alongside rising trade unionism, led to a major movement within labour and workers’ rights. Others have referred to the Haymarket massacre in Chicago. Although May day had a huge impact on the trade...
  • Scottish Parliament: International Workers Memorial Day 2024 1 May 2024

    We do believe in the real living wage—and I highlight the opposition from some Conservative members to the conditionality that we are looking at attaching. We are promoting the real living wage. Scotland is in a very good place compared with the rest of the UK in terms of the proportion of employees in our country to whom the real living wage is being paid. We should be proud of that, and...

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