Colin Smyth

Labour MSP for South Scotland


Recent appearances

  • Scottish Parliament: Dumfries and Stranraer Railway Lines (Upgrades) 12 Sep 2019

    Battery or hydrogen trains are better than diesel trains from an environmental point of view. However, does the cabinet secretary accept that the Nith valley line from Glasgow to Dumfries and through to Carlisle is an increasingly important line as a diversion from the west coast main line, and that only investment in that track and electrification would allow trains that use the west coast...
  • Scottish Parliament: Scottish Food and Drink Fortnight 11 Sep 2019

    I thank Alasdair Allan for lodging his motion, which has allowed this evening’s debate to take place. He has provided members with the opportunity not only to celebrate Scotland’s world-renowned food and drink sector but to do our annual food and drink fortnight sales pitch for our constituencies and regions. I fully intend to do just that, and I follow Finlay Carson—and, no doubt,...
  • Scottish Parliament: Prestwick Airport (United States Military Payments) 10 Sep 2019

    The sale documents for Prestwick suggested that a preferred bidder would be selected by 6 September and a sale completed by 4 October. Can the cabinet secretary say whether any bids have been received for Prestwick airport? Has a preferred bidder been selected? Is 4 October still a realistic date? Does he think that the revelations on the heavy reliance on income from the American military...

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Labour MSP for South Scotland

Entered the Scottish Parliament on 7 May 2016 — Election

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