Parliament

I am one of 129 MSPs elected to the Scottish Parliament. I represent my constituents’ interests as an MSP for the Lothian region, dealing with their questions and concerns.

I also sit on two committees, contribute to debates and ask questions in order to hold the Scottish Government to account.

Local Government and Communities Committee

View the Committee’s work and calls for views here.

Economy, Energy and Fair Work Committee

View the Committee’s work and calls for views here.

Proposed European Charter of Local Self-Government (Incorporation) (Scotland) Bill

In 2018 I lodged a proposal for a Bill to incorporate the European Charter of Local Self-Government into law in Scotland. In 2020 the Bill was formally introduced to the Scottish Parliament, and is currently being scrutinised by the Local Government and Communities Committee.

Recent contributions to Scottish Parliament debates