Bus services are in crisis and lifeline routes are being cut. I’m calling on the Scottish Government to commit to: ∙ No more blank cheques for private operators∙ Cap fares to encourage use∙ Ensure funding and regulations are in place to bring services under local control
Nearly half of all fire stations in Scotland are in poor condition, a third lack dedicated showers and four have no running water. FBU Scotland have set out how this puts firefighters at real risk. Funding to modernise the estate is urgently needed.
I am looking forward to holding a surgery at 1st Alliance Credit Union in Kilwinning on Friday 23 June. If you need help or advice with any issue or concern, please drop in.
I’m appalled that dozens of passengers were stranded on Arran on Saturday because of capacity issues on the relief vessel MV Alfred. Panic-leasing from operators with poor safety records is a recipe for disaster. I’ve written to the Transport Minister to demand an explanation.
I am looking forward to holding a surgery at Bishopbriggs Library on Friday from 11am. If you need help or advice with any issue or concern, please drop in.
Firefighters need adequate showering facilities to wash off carcinogenic toxins. 14 Scottish fire stations don’t have running water, many don’t have adequate showering facilities, and 75% have “bad” or “poor” conditions. I was pleased to speak in the Scottish Parliament’s debate on Firefighter Memorial Day 2023 to remember those who have lost their life in […]
I am deeply concerned by reports that the rights of young victims of sexual offences, including some as young as 13, are not being considered in the sentencing guidelines. I have written to the new minister calling for clarity.
The Scottish Government told me in the Chamber it won’t “unpick” the evictions ban, but there are clear loopholes being exploited. Potentially hundreds of insecure tenants remain at risk of eviction in Scotland. I believe ministers should listen to tenants unions like Living Rent and address this.
In April 2018, ex-transport minister Humza Yousaf approved upgrading Ardrossan Harbour. Six years on, having handed private owner Peel Ports half a million pounds, we’re no further forward. I’ve written to demand his government take compulsory measures.
Thank you to all who participated in the consultation on my proposed member’s bill to reform Freedom of Information (FOI). I was pleased to see such a cross-section of the public providing submissions, from individuals to campaigners and those representing organisations such as housing associations, health boards, local authorities and trade unions. FOI affects almost […]