Margaret Mitchell

Former Conservative MSP for Central Scotland

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Former Conservative MSP for Central Scotland

Entered the Scottish Parliament on 1 May 2003 — Election

Left the Scottish Parliament on 5 May 2021 — Dissolved for election

Recent appearances

  • Scottish Parliament: Tied Pubs (Scotland) Bill 23 Mar 2021

    I know how much work goes into introducing a member’s bill, and I congratulate Neil Bibby on the tenacity that he has shown in getting it to this stage. The Tied Pubs (Scotland) Bill seeks to improve the position of tied pub tenants and their pub-owning businesses, and give Scottish tied pub tenants at least the same protections and opportunities as those in England and Wales have. As...
  • Scottish Parliament: Scottish Biometrics Commissioner (Appointment) 11 Mar 2021

    As a member of the cross-party selection panel that was established by the Presiding Officer under the standing orders, I am delighted to speak to motion S5M-24333, which invites members of the Parliament to agree to nominate Dr Brian Plastow to Her Majesty the Queen for appointment as the first Scottish Biometrics Commissioner. The Presiding Officer chaired the selection panel. The other...
  • Scottish Parliament: Hate Crime and Public Order (Scotland) Bill: Stage 3 10 Mar 2021

    During the scrutiny of the bill, there was significant discussion about the inclusion of age as a characteristic and the issue of vulnerability. In its evidence at stage 1, the Crown Office and Procurator Fiscal Service stated: “Prosecutorial experience is that there are relatively few cases of age hostility”. The Justice Committee concluded: “the approach to this issue should be one...

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