Michelle Ballantyne

Conservative MSP for South Scotland


Recent appearances

  • Scottish Parliament: Budget (Scotland) (No 3) Bill: Stage 1 31 Jan 2019

    Will the member give way?
  • Scottish Parliament: Tackling Antisocial Behaviour 30 Jan 2019

    My colleague Liam Kerr brought his motion to the chamber today for one simple reason: antisocial behaviour is rising and it is not a victimless crime. Every day across Scotland, people of all ages are experiencing irritation, frustration and, in some cases, fear because individuals feel free to impose their socially unacceptable behaviours on others with impunity. Margaret Mitchell gave two...
  • Scottish Parliament: Tackling Antisocial Behaviour 30 Jan 2019

    Not right now. The single fine is too blunt an instrument to tackle such a complex issue. It does not allow the police to differentiate between low-level antisocial behaviour and the more serious incident that does not require court intervention. We have heard that, in other nations in the UK, there is a two-tier system that gives officers greater discretion to deal with offenders, and that...

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Conservative MSP for South Scotland

Entered the Scottish Parliament on 23 May 2017 — appointed

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