Ben Macpherson

MSP, Edinburgh Northern and Leith

Edinburgh Northern and Leith Scottish National Party

Recent appearances

  • Scottish Parliament: Fair Work 22 Mar 2018

    Greater fairness in the workplace is about greater fairness in society. It is about understanding that although the social or economic values of what people do may be different, all contributions in the workplace are equal. That is why the living wage is so important: no matter what a person does, they should be rewarded fairly and properly. I welcome the debate and I base what I say in it on...
  • Scottish Parliament: Fair Work 22 Mar 2018

    I welcome the question and will shortly come on to the issue that Johann Lamont has raised. However, the issue that we need to consider is that the business pledge cannot be enforced in law here because we do not have proper powers over employment law in the Scottish Parliament, which puts us at a significant disadvantage. Johann Lamont said earlier that she supports employment law remaining...
  • Scottish Parliament: Offensive Behaviour at Football and Threatening Communications (Repeal) (Scotland) Bill: Stage 3 15 Mar 2018

    I rise to speak in favour of amendment 1 and all the other amendments in the group because the amendments are about being responsible. I refer members to the Justice Committee’s stage 1 report, which mentions some of the very powerful evidence that we heard about section 6. The Scottish Council of Jewish Communities said: “section 6 is an important transnational power that catches...

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Scottish National Party MSP for Edinburgh Northern and Leith

Entered the Scottish Parliament on 7 May 2016 — Election

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