Jean Urquhart

Former Independent MSP for Highlands and Islands

Recent appearances

  • Scottish Parliament: Israel (Cultural Engagement) 25 Feb 2016

    I, too, thank Jackson Carlaw for bringing this debate to the chamber. I also declare an interest as a member of the cross-party group on Palestine and a member of the Scottish Palestine Solidarity Campaign. First, I must challenge Jackson Carlaw on his remark about anti-Semitism. I and many thousands of others might be critical of the Israeli Government and sympathetic to Palestinians, but...
  • Scottish Parliament: Budget (Scotland) (No 5) Bill: Stage 3 24 Feb 2016

    As we discuss and debate the Scottish budget today, it is important that we set the political and economic framework at a UK level to provide the backdrop and context to our deliberations. The UK economy is weak and unbalanced, and it is inextricably tied to the Tory economic plan of austerity, privatisation and the concentration of economic activity into the financial services industry....
  • Scottish Parliament: Budget (Scotland) (No 5) Bill: Stage 3 24 Feb 2016

    As well as being creative when it comes to managing a cut budget, we need to politically oppose the Tories root and branch. That means supporting anti-cuts movements; it means making sure that the SNP members of Parliament are agitational at Westminster; it means that we in Scotland need to look towards creating needs budgets; and, of course, it means that we must continue to campaign for...

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Former Independent MSP for Highlands and Islands

Entered the Scottish Parliament on 6 May 2011 — Election

Left the Scottish Parliament on 23 March 2016 — Election

Party was Scottish National Party until 23 Oct 2012

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