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8. To ask the Scottish Government whether it will provide an update on its plans to consult further on electoral reform in Scotland. (S6O-01387)
I thank the minister for that very welcome news. Greens have campaigned for a long time for a truly residence-based franchise in Scotland, in which everyone who lives here, including 16-year-olds, has the right to vote and stand in elections. I hope that the new consultation will go some way to fixing inequalities in our electoral franchise in relation to candidacy rights, although I want to...
3. To ask the Scottish Government what its response is regarding the impact in Scotland of the reported plans of the United Kingdom Government to grant up to 130 new oil and gas exploration licences. (S6T-00873)
Green MSP for Mid Scotland and Fife
Entered the Scottish Parliament on 1 May 2003 — Election
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