MSP, Edinburgh Southern
In the light of the announced reshuffle of Government ministers, I begin by registering my thanks to Michael Matheson and Annabel Ewing. Over the time that I have spent shadowing the justice brief, we have had some notable disagreements—on police governance, the British Transport Police merger and the repeal of the Offensive Behaviour at Football and Threatening Communications...
Given that the situation is different south of the border, has any evidence been gathered on whether the six-year prescription period for local authorities in England has had negative consequences?
I am pleased that Richard Leonard has brought forward this motion for debate, in part because the NHS is Labour’s greatest achievement—Labour is at its best when it makes change that is so profound that it cannot be undone, and the NHS is one such achievement. However, the main reason why I am pleased that we are debating the motion is that it allows us to do something that is...
Labour MSP for Edinburgh Southern
Entered the Scottish Parliament on 7 May 2016 — Election
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