Fairtrade Fortnight

Part of the debate – in the Scottish Parliament on 2nd March 2016.

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I, too, thank Fiona McLeod for bringing the debate to the chamber. I was convener of the cross-party group on fair trade for a number of years, and I have led previous debates on the issue. We had a full house for Fiona McLeod’s speech, so I wondered where all those members were for the four years in which I led the debate. I am taking that entirely personally and will take it up with them at a later date.

Fair trade is a very important issue to Fiona McLeod, whom I have known for a very long time. She has been a mother figure to me—I mean that in the best way, not in an negative way. She has scolded me when I have needed to be scolded and has made me feel better when I have needed a shoulder to cry on. If I am lucky enough to represent the good people of Paisley after May, I will dearly miss her in the chamber.