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Plastic pollution in our seas

Greenpeace visited the Scottish Parliament recently to continue their campaign for a Deposit Return Scheme to stop plastic pollution getting into our marine environment. A team from Greenpeace travelled around the Scottish coast in the Beluga II documenting the impact … Continue reading

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Air Passenger Duty debate

I recently spoke in the Stage 3 debate of the Air Departure Tax Bill. Scottish Labour are adamant that the SNP proposal to cut Air Passenger Duty – a tax currently paid on taking flights – is not progressive, fair, … Continue reading

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Re-elected to CPG Carers

I am delighted to be re-elected as Co-Convenor of the Cross Party Group on Carers, along with Graeme Dey MSP. The CPG held the AGM in Parliament yesterday, and both Graeme and I were unanimously voted to continue the same … Continue reading

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Scotland one step closer to banning fracking

Scottish Labour has moved a step closer to banning fracking in Scotland. I have announced my intention to press ahead with a Member’s Bill to outlaw the controversial practice across the country. A public consultation ahead of the bill found that 87 per … Continue reading

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General Election 2017

Last night was an incredibly exciting night, with encouraging results coming in from across Scotland. I spent a long night at the BBC studios in Glasgow, and this morning I am elated yet exhausted! Congratulations must go to the brilliant … Continue reading

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Cystic Fibrosis Week 2017

19th-25th of June marks Cystic Fibrosis (CF) week where people from across Scotland and the UK will come together and raise awareness of Cystic Fibrosis. The gene affected by CF controls the movement of salt and water in and out … Continue reading

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Trump pulls out of Paris Climate Agreement

The global community has condemned President Trump following his decision to withdraw the US from the Paris Climate Agreement. When President Trump was elected in November last year, we knew the Paris Agreement could be under threat. Trump has displayed … Continue reading

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Keeping up the pressure – no fracking in Scotland

There was a fantastic atmosphere outside the Scottish Parliament today, as people from across Scotland gathered to send a message to the Scottish Government – no to fracking in Scotland. Today marks the final day to submit to the Scottish … Continue reading

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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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