“I want to be as available as possible to my constituents. I consider surgeries an important part of that.”
“In their written submission, the petitioners argue that the public boards which have been put in place to deliver lifeline services to island communities do not value or recognise how those with island knowledge could enhance their decision making.”
MSPs are elected to serve YOU, and all those in their constituency/region regardless of party politics.
“Politics is too serious a matter to be left to politicians.” Charles de Gaulle
“We want people to know that politics doesn’t have to be about the politicians, it is about us as citizens of Scotland”
“The decision is fair and proportionate and the Standards Commission seem to have taken into consideration all of the points I made in my plea of mitigation and acknowledged the views of the members of the general public who wrote in defence of my character and the need for transparent openness and accountability in public life.”
“The Scotland we want to see should lead with integrity, honesty, humility and transparency, in a self-sufficient and innovative way, and actively include the people of Scotland in decision making.”
“Something that recent Presidential Politics has seen has also been replicated within UK right wing leadership. A redefinition of what the word “ Truth “ means . “
“planning doesn’t distract us from the grave issues in front of us. Indeed, it is an essential part of the solution.”
The majority of Boris Johnson’s new Lords appointees have a background in politics according to research by The Electoral Reform Society.