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  • Scottish Parliament: Prisoners (Sentencing and Release) 28 Jun 2018

    1. Michelle Stewart was murdered in the Ayrshire village of Drongan on 14 November 2008. She was 17 years old. Her killer, John Wilson, having lain in wait for Michelle, stabbed her 10 times and was sentenced to life. The judge made it clear that he should serve 12 years before he could apply for parole but, on Saturday, just nine years later, Michelle’s sister Lisa received a letter...
  • Scottish Parliament: Prisoners (Sentencing and Release) 28 Jun 2018

    John Wilson was given a life sentence for murdering Michelle, but he will not serve life in prison. He will not even remain behind bars for the 12-year minimum that was recommended. He has been approved to be released unescorted back into the community in a little under 100 months. This week, we spoke to Michelle’s family, and Kenny, her father, says this: “This was a...
  • Scottish Parliament: Prisoners (Sentencing and Release) 28 Jun 2018

    The First Minister is right that this is a specific case, but the reason for raising a specific case is that the sense of injustice that is felt by Michelle’s family is not an isolated example. It is felt by grieving families right across Scotland, such as the family of Craig McClelland, who was killed by a convicted criminal who had been illegally at liberty for six months after...

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Conservative MSP for Edinburgh Central

Entered the Scottish Parliament on 6 May 2011 — Election

Also represented Glasgow

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