Author Archives: Claudia

Security in Scotland

The First Minister gave a statement to the Chamber yesterday, following the terrorist attack in Manchester on 22nd June 2017. You can watch the statement below. Kezia Dugdale, Scottish Labour Leader, asked for assurances for people going about their everyday … Continue reading

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Thoughts with the people of Manchester

Below is the statement from Scottish Labour leader Kezia Dugdale to the Scottish Parliament following the Manchester terror attack: “They would have been dressed in pink, in sparkles, bunny ears perched on their heads and grins on their faces. The … Continue reading

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Protest at Israeli Ambassador’s visit to the Scottish Parliament

Earlier today I attended a demonstration outside the parliament to protest the visit of the Israeli Ambassador, Mark Regev. To those of us against the visit, it was at least a relief that the Ambassador was not in the VIP … Continue reading

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Neurofibromatosis Awareness Day

Today there is a debate in Parliament in memory of Beth Beattie who had Neurofibromatosis (NF). She very sadly died last year just aged four and her parents, Eva and Roger, are helping to raise awareness of this condition. NF … Continue reading

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For the many, not the few – Labour publishes manifesto 2017

Today the Labour Party proudly published their manifesto for the UK General Election – For the many, not the few. Read it here to see what a Labour Government would do differently for you and your community by clicking here. 

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Holyrood Dog of the Year

It was a joy to enter the Holyrood Dog of the Year 2017 competition, organised by The Kennel Club and Dogs Trust. It was a brilliant afternoon, and great to see MSPs, Parliament staff, and passers-by meet lots of lovely dogs … Continue reading

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Supporting Douglas Beattie in DCT!

Delighted to support our Dumfriesshire Clydesdale and Tweeddale Westminster candidate Douglas Beattie at the launch of his campaign. We need a Labour Government in Westminster!

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Mental Health Awareness Week 2017

This week is Mental Health Awareness Week, a time to give support those who need it the most. We should remember that mental health issues affect every one of us, just as our physical health does. It is high time … Continue reading

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Heroes of health care

A big thank you to all our nurses. Today is International Nurses’ Day which recognises the contribution nursing staff make to our society and their dedication shown in often difficult circumstances.  On the anniversary of Florence Nightingale’s birth, the Royal … Continue reading

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Next stage for the bill to ban fracking

Today The Scottish Parliament Business Bulletin has 18 MSP signatures from 3 political parties – Scottish Labour, Greens and Liberal Democrats – to support the Final Proposal for my Member’s Bill to ban onshore “fracking” in Scotland. Many thanks to … Continue reading

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