Richard Leonard

Labour MSP for Central Scotland

@LabourRichard

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  • Scottish Parliament: Alex Salmond Investigation 17 Jan 2019

    2. The establishment this week of a special committee of inquiry into the Government’s handling of the serious allegations that have been made against Alex Salmond is an unprecedented step, but a necessary one. It is the right thing to do in order to rebuild trust and confidence in a system that has been badly dented. However, what also counts is how we—MSPs, Parliament and the...
  • Scottish Parliament: Alex Salmond Investigation 17 Jan 2019

    We all understand that the situation is very difficult for the First Minister’s party, but that cannot be allowed to overshadow the serious question of how the First Minister’s Government has handled the grave allegations. Last week, the First Minister told me: “If there is a parliamentary inquiry, we will, of course, make all appropriate information available.”—[ Official Report ,...
  • Scottish Parliament: Alex Salmond Investigation 17 Jan 2019

    The First Minister is right—we should not forget that two women have been badly failed by the system and are entitled to answers, which is why the parliamentary inquiry must be as thorough as possible. That means that it must apply and follow the seven Nolan principles of public life, which are: openness, honesty, leadership, selflessness, accountability, integrity and objectivity....

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Labour MSP for Central Scotland

Entered the Scottish Parliament on 7 May 2016 — Election

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