June 2020

Richard Leonard Reacts to Fatal Incident in Glasgow City Centre

Baillie Warns of Water Prices Bombshell

Leonard Calls for “Burning Flame of Hope” for a Better Scotland

Richard Leonard – Economic Turmoil Must Be Met by National Industrial Strategy and Collective Action

Elaine Smith Lodges Draft Bill to Enshrine The Right to Food in Scots Law

Clarity Needed Now on Provision and Funding of PPE for Teachers - Iain Gray MSP

Blended Lending Is Not A Contingency Plan for School Return , It’s The Only Plan in Place – Iain Gray MSP

QEUH Cancer Patients Let Down by SNP and Health Board – Monica Lennon MSP

Scottish Labour Calls for Education Statement Before Summer Recess

May 2020

Monica Lennon MSP : Jeane Freeman Urged To Clear Up Care Home Confusion in Urgent Question

Richard Leonard : PMI Shows Government Must Offer Job Guarantee to Provide Light at The End of the Tunnel

Monica Lennon MSP : BBC Investigation Reveals Failure to Lockdown Early has Cost Thousands of Lives

Richard Leonard : PMI Shows Government Must Offer Job Guarantee to Provide Light at End of Tunnel

Monica Lennon MSP : Jeane Freeman Urged To Clear Up Care Home Confusion in Urgent Question

Comment on Trade Union Warning over Premature Schools Reopening

Forbes Must Apologise for Comment and Give Councils The Funds That they Are Entitled to

Scottish Universities Need Scottish Government Financial Support

Scottish Labour Calls For National Food Plan to be Added to Agricultural Bill

April 2020

Decisive Action Must Be Taken to Rebuild and Reform Scotland’s Fragile Economy – Richard Leonard

Leonard Condemns Government Failure as Over Half of Coronavirus Deaths Last Week Are Recorded in Care Homes

Leonard Calls on First Minister to Prioritise Coronavirus in Parliamentary Business

New Death Figures Show Need for Contingency Plan and More Support for Scotland's Care Homes

Parents Need Confidence That Schools Return Plan is in the Works, Not More Confusion

Less Than 2 Per cent of Social Care Workers Tested

Richard Leonard Urges Action to Expand Testing in Care Homes and Safeguard Those at Risk of COVID-19

Nicola Sturgeon Must Launch Emergency Covid Plan for Care Homes – Monica Lennon MSP

Richard Leonard Welcomes Scottish Government Volte-Face on Business Support

It’s Time For Collective Action In The Face of Economic Impact of Coronavirus – Richard Leonard

Scottish Government Must Go Further on Social Care Pay and Conditions - Monica Lennon MSP

Scottish Labour Backs Health Care Workers PPE Petition Demands

Richard Leonard Secures Commitment to Consider Compassionate Testing

Leonard Welcomes PPE for Care Workers Announcement

Leonard Calls on Matheson to Take Action to Save WABTEC as Company Accuses Government of Failing to Provide Assistance

Scottish Labour Calls for Clarity Over Cultural Venues Security

Scottish Government Must Be Transparent About Coronavirus Deaths and Testing

Scottish Labour Demands Government Release Daily Covid-19 Prison Figures

Claudia Beamish MSP Comments on Cancellation of COP26

Matheson Must Inspect Wabtec Tender Conditions Amid Kilmarnock Closure Plan – Richard Leonard

Leonard Questions Sturgeon Over Testing and PPE

Social Security Devolution Halted by Coronavirus – Mark Griffin MSP

Scottish Labour Calls Formally For Free Travel for NHS Staff

Wabtec Kilmarnock Closure Must be Fought Tooth and Nail - Richard Leonard

Specialist Yeacher Numbers Fallen By More Than 500 in 12 years – Iain Gray MSP

March 2020

More Testing and Protective Equipment Needed To Face "Rapid Acceleration" of Coronavirus - Richard Leonard

Lowest Earners and The Self-Employed Will Bear the Financial Brunt of Covid-19 – Rhoda Grant MSP

Private Hospital Beds Should Be Brought into the NHS During the Coronavirus Outbreak – Monica Lennon MSP

6 Month Ban on Rental Evictions Will Ease Minds in This Stressful Time – Pauline McNeill MSP

Scottish Labour Backs Calls for Extension of Free Bus Travel For Critical Workers

Time for a Joined-Up Programme to Promote STEM Study in Scotland’s Schools – Iain Gray MSP

Rhoda Grant MSP Responds to UK Budget

Chronic Pain Patients Failed Again as Thousands Wait Months for Treatment

“Women Will Never Be Equal If We Are Not Safe From Male Violence” – Pauline McNeill MSP

Delayed Discharge Figures Continue to Spiral Under the SNP

Scottish Labour Oppose SNP-Green “Cuts Budget”

Labour Secures Commitment to Consider Coronavirus as Part of Laundry Closures Decision

February 2020

Public Pay Policy “Not Worth The Paper It Is Written On” If Workers Lose Out – Neil Findlay MSP

SNP Government Must Take Responsibility and Show Accountability for Our NHS – Richard Leonard

Greens Kowtow to SNP and Give Green Light for Cuts

Monica Lennon MSP - Parliament Backs World-Leading Period Products Legislation

Iain Gray MSP Comments on This Morning's Speech by John Swinney, Education Secretary

Spin and Denial Won’t Stop Treatment Time Guarantee from Being Broken – Monical Lennon MSP

Bus Journey Numbers Continue to Fall Under Failing SNP – Colin Smyth MSP

Fair Start Scotland Scheme Delivers Jobs For Only Just Over a Quarter of Workers – Rhoda Grant MSP

Staff Survey Shows "Serious Issues with Worlplace Culture" at Directorate for Social Security - Mark Griffin MSP

Iain Gray MSP Comments on Scottish Government Exam Results Analysis

Richard Leonard : Step In To Save GP Surgeries

Forbes Challenged to Disown Russell’s False Claims – Neil Biddy MSP

James Kelly MSP Comments on Overburdened Prison Service

Claudia Beamish MSP Writes to SEPA Concerning Mossmoran

Monica Lennon Comments on Scottish Government Support for Period Products Bill

Number of Disabled People Not in Employment Demonstrates “Stark Inequalities ” – Rhoda Grant MSP

Parliament Votes with Scottish Labour to Call for an End to Secrecy in the NHS

Richard Leonard : SNP’s Lack of Strategy is Failing The Workers of Scotland

SNP Cuts to Scottish Natural Heritage Risk Damaging Scotland's Biodiversity - Claudia Beamish MSP

Labour Backs Barnardos Call for Improved Support

SNP Cuts to Local Government Transport Funding Must End to Keep Scotland Moving – Colin Smyth MSP

New Report Shows Drop in Social Capital Levels in Scotland – Pauline McNeill MSP

Cautious Welcome to Sale of Penman Engineering – Colin Smyth MSP

Forbes “Detached from the Reality “ of Pressures on Local Councils – Sarah Boyack MSP

Cuts to Overburdened Scottish Prison Service "Dangerous" - James Kelly MSP

SNP Cuts To Forestry Commission Harmful to Environment and Short-Sighted – Colin Smyth MSP

SNP’s Proposed Budget Will Continue Disinvestment In Education – Iain Gray MSP

SNP Governance Causes Decade of Disinvestment for Scotland’s Universities – Iain Gray

Cuts to Education Must End With A Fair Deal for Local Government - Iain Gray MSP

Scottish Budget Must Be Used to End Delayed Discharge Discharge Crisis – Monica Lennon MSP

Scottish Labour Responds to SNP Government Budget Statement

Richard Leonard’s Comments on Derek Mackay Resignation

Richard Leonard Takes Nicola Sturgeon To Task on Derek Mackay and NHS Tayside

Damning Report Shows Serious Failings in Mental Health Service at NHS Tayside – Richard Leonard

Cut of Almost £500 Million to Legal Aid Budget Under The SNP "Appalling" - James Kelly MSP

Sarah Boyack Comments on Non-Domestic Rates Amendments

Scottish Labour Calls for Free Bus Travel for Under 25s At This year's Budget

Comment on SNH License Appeal Denial Over Crimes Against Birds – Claudia Beamish MSP

Free Bus Travel For Young People Must Be Included in This Year’s Scottish Budget – Rhoda Grant MSP

Councils Facing Greater Demand For Services While Budgets Tighten

January 2020

Richard Leonard Comments on Brexit

One Homeless Child in Scotland is Too Many – Pauline McNeill MSP

Dramatic Rise in Crisis Grants “Deeply Worrying” – Mark Griffin MSP

College Student Numbers Still Down Almost 100,00 Under the SNP

Gap Widens Further Under the SNP As Poorest Scots Four Times Likely to Die Prematurely

Scottish Labour Calls for an End to Private Finance Models in Public Infrastructure Projects

Huge Inequality in Personal Wealth Must End – Rhoda Grant

Scottish Government Fails To Uprate Care Experienced Student Bursary

Ownership Plan for Buses

Scottish Police Stations in Shocking State of Disrepair – James Kelly

Richard Leonard Dumps Debt Monster at Sturgeon’s Door

Scottish Labour Welcomes Climate Change Committee Report

SSE Must Create Green Jobs in Scotland After Peterhead Job Cuts – Lewis Macdonald

Iain Gray Raises Concerns over SQA Appeals Policy

Scottish Labour Challenges SNP Government Over Cuts to Local Councils

Poorest Students Hit Hardest By Student Debt

A Quarter of Scottish Households in Fuel Poverty in 2018, New Survey Reveals

Scottish Government National Investment Bank – ” A Missed Opportunity” says Scottish Labour

"Scottish Labour Stands Shoulder to Shoulder with Councils"- Sarah Boyack

“Scottish Government Must Heed COSLA’s Call on Climate Change Funding”- Claudia Beamish

Penman Engineering Administration A “Devastating Blow” for Workers – Colin Smyth

December 2019

Alasdair Gray

Attainment Gap Grows for Literacy and Numeracy Throughout Stages of Primary School

Richard Leonard Lays Out Labour’s Plan for Rural Communities

Leaked Treasury Documents Warn “Union Undermined” by Tory Brexit Deal

Real Change Needed to Address Scotland’s Health Inequalities

Small Businesses Need The Support of a Labour Government

Sturgeon Challenged on her Education Record

Scotland’s Public Services Not Safe in Sturgeon’s Hands

Richard Leonard Pledges £600 million for Social Care

November 2019

Scottish Labour lays out its positive vision for the NHS.

Labour's Green Industrial Revolution is the Only Way to Tackle Climate Emergency - Richard Leonard

Richard Leonard - Sturgeon Spoke Nothing of the Challenges facing Scotland

Richard Leonard Vows to Take on Tax Cheats

Free School Meals for All Primary and Secondary School Pupils in Scotland

Liberal Democrats Crying Crocodile Tears Over Cruel Cuts Legacy

Heartbroken Parents Deserve Answers from Cabinet Secretary – Monica Lennon MSP

Vote for Hope This Christmas – Richard Leonard

Scottish Labour Put Ambition to Scrap Universal Credit Before Scottish Parliament

Labour Will Protect Tenants from Extortionate Rents – Pauline McNeill MSP

Tories and SNP Gang Up to Vote Down Scottish Labour’s Amendments for a Progressive Scottish National Investment Bank

Labour Lays Out Bold Plan for Transport at Train Stations Across Scotland

Private Agencies Being Paid Thousands Each Day From NHS Workforce Crisis

Only Labour Will End Scotrail Chaos – Richard Leonard

SNP Would Vote Down Investment That Scotland Needs - Richard Leonard

Scottish Labour Call Out SNP Double Standards Over Trump

Social Work Crisis Shows Scotland needs Decades of Investment

Jeremy Corbyn : It’s Time for the Real Change That Scotland Needs

Labour Will Provide the Transformational Investment and Change in Scotland’s Social Care Services

New Report Reveals “Sorry State” of Scottish Economy Under the SNP

NHS Is Not Safe in Sturgeon's or Johnson's Hands

Time For Talking Over Drugs Crisis Is Over – Monica Lennon

Labour Will Save Free TV Licences for almost a Quarter of a Million Scots

Labour Retrofitting Plan to End Fuel Poverty with 35,000 Jobs and £6billion Investment in Scotland

Independence Referendum Not Desirable or Necessary – Jeremy Corbyn

October 2019

Labour Will End Foodbank Britain

SNP Broken Promises “A Disgrace”

Mental Health Crisis Worsening for NHS Scotland Staff

Pupil Equity Funding Underspend Revealed

Sick Kids Hospital Scandal Is A "National Disgrace" - Monica Lennon

“Say Anything Sturgeon Dancing to Johnson’s Tune” – Lesley Laird

Health Secretary Must Come Clean Over NHS Laundry Cuts

Corbyn Pledges To Take on Wealthy and Powerful to Deliver Real Change for Scotland

Boris Johnson’s Brexit Deal Puts Over 320,000 Scottish Jobs at Risk

Response to today’s Brexit Vote

Women's Health Plan Must Improve Menopause Care

Poorest College Students Most Likely to Become Unemployed

Unemployment Rise is "Deeply Concerning"' - Richard Leonard

Sturgeon’s Plans Mean “More Division and Uncertainty”- Richard Leonard

SNP Health Secretary Jeane Freeman Sidelined at SNP Conference

“Hard Border” Talk Shows SNP Puts Independence before Serving the People of Scotland – Richard Leonard

Scottish Labour Will Axe The Hated Car Park Tax – Richard Leonard

Scrapping Universal Credit Will Benefit Half a Million Scottish Households

Richard Leonard’s Address to the UK Co-operative Party Conference

Patients with Learning Disabilities Facing Delayed Discharges of over 4 years in Greater Glasgow and Clyde

Comment on BBC Sick Kids Snagging Revelations

Labour To Outline Transformation of Scotland’s Housing

Fresh Warning Over SNP Childcare Expansion

Johnson Must Pick Up Phone To Trump and Stop Whisky Tariffs – Lesley Laird

NHS Breast Screening Uptake Falls Under The SNP

No Deal – Alex Rowley Responds to Scottish Government statement

First Minister Must Demand NHS Tayside Must Follow Review Recommendation

SNP Team Up With The Tories to Keep ScotRail in Abellio's Hands

Abellio Scotrail Franchise Must Not be Extended – Colin Smyth

Scottish Labour To Force a Vote to End Early Years Postcode Lottery

September 2019

Labour Will Scrap Universal Credit

Comment on NHS Financial Report

St John’s Paediatric Service A Symptom of SNP Mismanagement

New Investment Bank Must Tackle Centralisation and Climate Change – Richard Leonard

Jeremy Corbyn Is PM-in-Waiting : Richard Leonard

Patients Left in the Dark as Cancer Waiting Time Targets Ignored

Headteachers Highlight Problems in Implementing Senior Phase

Labour’s Publicly – Owned Drugs Company Will Transform Lives : Monica Lennon

Comment on Repeal of “Named Person” Scheme

First Victory in War on SNP Spin

First Minister Must Guarantee Scottish University Funding

New Law Proposed to Stop SNP Ministers Spinning Statistics

SNP Should Ease Brexit Worries with EU Student Guarantee

SNP Should Increase Funding for Families Using Struggling NHS Services

SNP Has Never Accepted IndyRef Result – Lesley Laird

Inquiry Should Not Have Taken Weeks of Pressure - Monica Lennon

Comment on Glasgow Kids Chemo Travel

SNP Mismanagement of Education Exposed - Iain Gray

Cystic Fibrosis Drugs Made Free on the NHS After Labour MSP Campaign

Comment on Court Of Session Ruling

Sick Kids Hospital Fiasco Needs a Public Inquiry

First Minister Caught Out in Spin Operation on School Statistics

Boris Johnson Defeated Again as Labour Leads the Opposition to No-Deal

ScotRail Set to Default on Rail Franchise Over Passenger Satisfaction

NHS Workforce Crisis Deepens As Vacancy Rate Soars to Worst Level in 12 years

Radical Solutions Needed From Scottish Goverment to Tackle Decline in Public Transport Use

Ongoing Crisis in Young People’s Mental Health Services Revealed

August 2019

GP Crisis Reveals SNP Mismanagement of NHS

Postcode Lottery on Cancer Care Must End – Monica Lennon

SNP’s Austerity Cuts Would Cost Family of Four £4,676

SNP Deputy Backs Deeper Cuts Than the Tories

Sturgeon to Miss GERS Report

Lesley Laird - Boris Johnson "Living in a Dangerous Fantasy Land"

‘Shameful’ Gap in Life Expectancy Between Richest and Poorest Scots

Rip Off Rail Fare Rise Set to Cost Scots Hundreds of Pounds

Inequality Gap in Cancer Detection Rates Revealed

Critical Care Units Struggling to Cope with Demand

Attainment Challenge Schools Facing Significant Funding Cuts

Richard Leonard – Scotland Needs Radical Reforming Labour Governments- Not Another Referendum

Delays and Cancellations are Symptoms of “NHS in Distress” – Monica Lennon

Higher Pass Rate Drops for Fourth Year Running - Now an “Established Trend”

Scotland's "Pay Shame" as Ethnic Minority Pay Gap is More than Double the British Average

Comment on Job Losses at Havelock International

Failure to Mitigate Effects of the Rape Clause "Shameful"

Richard Leonard - Scotland Must End the Growing Scandal of Food Poverty

July 2019

Scottish Welfare Fund Demand is Increasing As Funding is Cut

Rising Poverty Levels A Shameful Sign of Tory Legacy

Workers to Stay Cool Under Labour's New Maximum Workplace Temperature Pledge

Richard Leonard - Comment on the election of Boris Johnson as leader of the Conservative Party

Rising Demand for Foster Carers Highlights Recruitment Issues

Comment on Universities Scotland Guarantee for Care Experienced Applicants

Chronic Pain Patients Receive Just £27,000 of £535 Million Waiting Times Fund

Over £80 million in advance reveal failure of benefits system

Budget Shortfall Threatens Public Services

Scotland's Drug Deaths Now a "National Crisis" - Monica Lennon

SNP has Turbo-Charged Tory Austerity on Councils

Mackay Must Come Clean Over No-Deal Fund

Delayed Discharge on the Rise Amid Socal Care Crisis

Passenger Refunds Soar by more than 500% amid ScotRail Crisis

June 2019

Scotland’s Mental Health Crisis Claims Almost 800 Lives in 2018

NHS Performance Worsening on Jeane Freeman's Watch

New Caledonian Sleeper Trains Delayed

SNP Government Fails To Bring Education Debates to Parliament for Last 19 Months

Increase in Homelessness “Disgraceful”

Time for Humility and Realism from Swinney on Schools

Comment on Scottish Public Pensions Agency Audit Report

SNP Must Not Ignore Charities on Income Supplement – Richard Leonard

Labour Must Take On The English Nationalism of Boris Johnson

Promising Sign for Victims of Mesh Scandal

Scottish Labour Vote Against “SNP-Tory Stitch Up” Planning Bill

Comment on Ministerial Statement on Review of Gender Recognition Act

SNP Starving Welfare Fund of Cash

Poll Shows Tory Party Is "Biggest Threat To The Union " - Lesley Laird

Attainment Gap Faced by Looked After Children Revealed

Councils Use Cash Reserves Amid SNP Funding Cuts

Patients Left In Pain As Muscoskeletal Waiting Targets Missed

SNP Must Stop Classing Zero-Hour Contracts As A "Positive Destination " For Young People - Iain Gray

Health Secretary Must Provide Answers on Mesh Scandal

Scottish Welfare Fund Set for £3million Real Terms Cut

SNP Government Missed Greenhouse Gas Targets "Disappointing" - Claudia Beamish

Organ Donor Change Will Save Lives – Griffin

Labour Overhauls SNP’s Timid Transport Bill with Municipal Bus Amendments

More Housing Co-operatives Needed To Tackle Housing Crisis

John Swinney Guilty of "Supreme Arrogance" Over Primary 1 tests - Iain Gray

More Investment Needed in Pulmonary Rehab

Missed Climate Targets Show Need for Real Action , Not Rhetoric From SNP

Hundreds of Thousands of Older People in Scotland Risk Losing TV Licence Fee

SNP Must Listen or "Future of the NHS is Not Sustainable” – Monica Lennon

Scottish Labour Propose Strengthening Low Emission Zones on World Environment Day

SNP Spend Just £3 million of £200 million Business Fund

More Funding for GPs Needed After One Third Reveal Overwhelming Workload

Response to Aquaculture Statement

Comment on Economy , Energy and Fair Work Committee Bill on Pre-Release Access to Statistics

Holyrood to Vote on Labour’s Plans to End Fuel Poverty

Scottish Government Needs to Act Now to Protect The Poorest Families

The UK Constitution Requires Real Change

Audit Report of Colleges is an “Indictment of the SNP”

May 2019

Response to Theresa May's Intention to Resign Statement

NHS Tayside Mental Health Services Should Be Re-Escalated to Highest Level of Concern

Scottish Labour Slams SNP Call to Extend "Workers' Parking Tax" To Hit Shoppers

ScotRail “Not Up To Task” of Managing Our Railways – Colin Smyth

Labour To Focus on Future of BIFAB and Jobs in Parliament

Give Families Advance Copy of Tayside Mental Health Services Report – Richard Leonard

Bursary for Poorest Higher Education Students has Fallen by Almost £1,000 Under the SNP

Almost 8 in 10 Primary 1 Standardised Tests Sat in Single Month

Nitro – Meats Must Be Removed from Schools and Hospitals Immediately

Number of College Students Studying IT-related Subjects has Fallen by 44 per cent

SNP Failing Scotland's Wildlife - Claudia Beamish

Parliament Agrees “Significant Pressures” Faced by Midwives Must be Investigated

David Stewart - ‘Toxic Culture of Bullying " in NHS Highland Must be Addressed

Labour to Bring Forward Private Rent Reform Bill

April 2019

Pro-independence Think Tank Growth Commission Will mean Austerity

Spending Per Pupil Plummets Under The Tories and the SNP

More Than 130,000 Young People Will Get a Pay Rise Under Labour

Household Savings Plummet Under The Tories

Decade of SNP Cuts Sees College Staffing levels Fall by 13 percent

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