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27 Oct 2017

In the last few months there has been plenty of time for reflection and I decided it was time to set the record straight.  My 2 years serving as the MP for Ayr Carrick and Cumnock was the biggest privilege of my life and opened my eyes even more so to the wonderful bit...

27 Oct 2017

The MP delegation to New York, I took part in, earlier this year was in representation of the SNP Westminster Group and included high-level talks with representatives from UN Women, UNDP and the UN Youth envoy, discussing work on gender and equalities, people living wi...

27 Oct 2017

The gambling industry can offer false hope, often to people who are vulnerable, and I had and will always have serious concerns about the impact of betting on poverty, so I found this particular attack quite astonishing. It seems I was being criticised for raising thes...

27 Oct 2017

 In November of 2015 several newspapers carried a story about Conservative MSP John Lamont complaining to the Commissioner for Ethical Standards in Public Life in Scotland about money received by my company, Caledonii Resources, from Chic Brodie when he was an MSP, and...

27 Oct 2017

I fully understand why people are uneasy about elected representatives employing family members. The system has been seriously abused in the past, most notably in 2008 when it emerged that Tory MP Derek Conway had employed both his sons as assistants while they were fu...

27 Oct 2017

Trolling and online abuse has been on the rise over the past 2 years, particularly for female MPs of all parties, and I have been no exception to this.  As more and more politicians see Twitter and Facebook as being a new way to connect with voters, so the keyboard war...

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