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This is my last speech here, and I would like to say a few words about my time in the Parliament. I joined the Parliament following a sad event—the untimely passing of Alex Johnstone—and I leave it following the untimely passing of my wife, Helen, last October. It has been an honour and a privilege to serve here, but I will always have bittersweet memories because of those two events....
Of course. How could I resist one last chance to be corrected by Ivan McKee?
No, I do not realise that—but I thank Ivan McKee for letting me know. The SNP Government’s total budget has risen to £44.1 billion in 2021-22. In comparison, the total budget for local government is rising to £11.6 billion. Furthermore, the amount of money that the Government gives to local authorities has fallen by about £270 million in real terms since 2013-14. That is despite the...
Former Conservative MSP for North East Scotland
Entered the Scottish Parliament on 21 December 2016 — Appointed, regional replacement
Left the Scottish Parliament on 5 May 2021 — Dissolved for election
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