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Labour MSP for South Scotland, Former Labour MP for East Lothian

Entered the House of Commons on 9 June 2017 — General election

Left the House of Commons on 6 November 2019 — Dissolved for election

Entered the Scottish Parliament on 8 May 2021 — Election

Also represented East Lothian

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Topics of interest

  • Department for Work and Pensions
  • Department for Business
  • Energy and Industrial Strategy
  • Treasury
  • Department for Transport
  • Home Office
  • Personal Independence Payment: Multiple Sclerosis
  • Royal Bank of Scotland: Asset Protection Agency
  • Social Security Benefits: Scotland
  • Universal Credit
  • North Sea Oil: Pipelines

Other offices held in the past

  • Member, High Speed Rail (West Midlands - Crewe) Bill Select Committee (Commons) ( 5 Feb 2018 to 6 Nov 2019)
  • Member, Science, Innovation and Technology Committee (11 Sep 2017 to 6 Nov 2019)

Public bill committees (Sittings attended)

Recent appearances

  • Scottish Parliament: General Question Time: Childminders 20 Jun 2024

    Childminders are hugely valuable in our child services. What figure does the minister hope to get to for the childminding community by 2026-27, given that it is currently at 3,225 and, as previously stated, it was at 6,200 back in December 2012? What is the minister’s target?
  • Scottish Parliament: Agriculture and Rural Communities (Scotland) Bill: Stage 3 18 Jun 2024

    Is it not right that, with young people’s involvement, particularly at the real level on farms, which involves seeing how they work, all the really difficult lessons about seasonality, years and the passage of time become much easier to understand, and they better understand their place in the environment?
  • Scottish Parliament: Business Motion 18 Jun 2024

    Is it not correct that the motion that the Parliament agreed to also requested a timeline for getting at the great delay in support that our young people are facing? In addition, the motion sought the publication of documents. Neither of those issues can be affected by the purdah rules, because they sit with the Scottish Government.

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