Richard Leonard

Labour MSP for Central Scotland



Labour MSP for Central Scotland

Entered the Scottish Parliament on 7 May 2016 — Election

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Recent appearances

  • Scottish Parliament: Rail Travel (Safety) 28 Mar 2024

    1. I remind members of my convenership of the National Union of Rail, Maritime and Transport Workers parliamentary group. To ask the Scottish Government what it is doing to ensure that rail travel is safe. (S6O-03276)
  • Scottish Parliament: Rail Travel (Safety) 28 Mar 2024

    In 2016, ScotRail and the RMT reached an agreement that, on routes such as Barrhead and East Kilbride, services would be guaranteed a conductor on every new electrified train. It was guaranteed that the conductor would retain their full safety competency, including rules, track safety, evacuation and dispatch, and that trains operating those services would not run without a competent...
  • Scottish Parliament: Public Transport (Fair Fares Review) 28 Mar 2024

    I remind members of my trade union affiliations that are in my voluntary register of interests. The cabinet secretary does not have her problems to seek: 150 job cuts at Network Rail over the past six months; just last week, the announcement of more than 40 more redundancies at Babcock Rail in Lanarkshire; a clear breach of the 2016 collective agreement between ScotRail and the National Union...

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