Adam Tomkins

MSP, Glasgow

Glasgow Conservative

Recent appearances

  • Scottish Parliament: Scottish Parliament (Powers) 26 Jun 2018

    Given that this is a debate without a motion, I want to use my remarks to reflect on the events of the past year and then at the end to point to what is perhaps the way forward. Brexit can and must be delivered compatibly with the United Kingdom’s devolution settlements. That is the starting principle on which the Scottish Conservatives stand and have stood ever since the British people...
  • Scottish Parliament: Scottish Parliament (Powers) 26 Jun 2018

    I have not changed my mind. The Sewel convention was effectively suspended by the SNP front bench a few months ago, as I shall explain. The key point, which Mr Crawford deliberately overlooks—I know that he knows this—is that the Sewel convention provides that Westminster will “not normally legislate on devolved matters without the consent of the Scottish Parliament”...
  • Scottish Parliament: Scottish Parliament (Powers) 26 Jun 2018

    I will, in a few moments. When the withdrawal bill was first introduced a year ago, this Parliament was united in viewing its key devolution provision, clause 11, as defective—so defective that, in the unanimous words of the all-party Finance and Constitution Committee, it needed to be “removed or replaced”. The problem with clause 11 was that it would have turned...

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Conservative MSP for Glasgow

Entered the Scottish Parliament on 7 May 2016 — Election

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