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


Richard Leonard Comment on Dominic Cummings' Statement


Ian Murray Comments on Resignation of Douglas Ross from UK Government Over Cummings Controversy


Scottish Labour Calls for “Welcome” for Children’s Bill To Be Strengthened



Failure to Meet Waiting Time Targets Underlines Need for an NHS Recovery Plan – Monica Lennon MSP


May 2020


Failure to Meet Waiting Time Targets Underlines Need for an NHS Recovery Plan – Monica Lennon MSP


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


Care Home Hovid -19 Deaths Significantly Higher in Scotland than in England


Huge Number of Cancelled Operations Highlights Need for NHS Recovery Plan – Monica Lennon MSP


Focus on Testing Welcome, But Overdue; It's Time for An Exit Plan that Will Leave No One Behind


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


Failure to Attend COBRA Meetings A “Dereliction of Duty”


Right to Food Must Be enshrined in Law to Tackle Food Poverty During Pandemic – Elaine Smith MSP


Comment on Ferries Between Scotland and Northern Ireland


Scottish Labour Lodges Fair Rent Bill to Support Tenants


Comment on Ferries Between Scotland and Northern Ireland


Chancellor’s Coronavirus Boost Risks Pushing Thousands Beyond Benefit Cap into Poverty

Less Than 2 Per cent of Social Care Workers Tested


Richard Leonard Comments on Extension of Lockdown Period


Richard Leonard Secures Commitment to Consider Compassionate Testing


Leonard Welcomes PPE for Care Workers Announcement


Tragic Rise In Coronavirus Deaths Underlines Case for Mass Testing


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


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


Leonard Questions Sturgeon Over Testing and PPE


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




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


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


February 2020

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


Scottish Labour Leader Demands Answers Over Derek Mackay Resignation


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


January 2020


Richard Leonard Comments on Brexit


Scotland Needs Home Rule - Not Inequality in a Separate Scotland


Home Rule Parliament in Federal UK – Richard Leonard Sets Out Vision to Citizens Assembly


Justice System Failing Families and Losing Confidence


Comment following Boris Johnson’s earlier letter to Nicola Sturgeon rejecting calls for a second Scottish independence referendum


Richard Leonard Comments on SEC Meeting


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


Comment on “Scotland’s City Region and Growth Deals” – Colin Smyth


Richard Leonard's New Year Message


December 2019

Richard Leonard's Christmas Message


Alasdair Gray


Glasgow Campaign Rally


Richard Leonard Lays Out Labour’s Plan for Rural Communities


Real Change Needed to Address Scotland’s Health Inequalities


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


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


November 2019


Richard Leonard : General Election Campaign Speech


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


October 2019


Labour Will End Foodbank Britain


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


Scrapping Universal Credit Will Benefit Half a Million Scottish Households


First Minister Must Demand NHS Tayside Must Follow Review Recommendation


September 2019


Labour Will Scrap Universal Credit


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


Richard Leonard's speech to Labour Party Conference


First Minister’s Questions – Are You Trying To Rig the Referendum Process ?


Jeremy Corbyn Is PM-in-Waiting : Richard Leonard


Jeremy Corbyn speech at 2019 Labour Party conference


First Minister Must Guarantee Scottish University Funding


Democracy Needs Renewal - Speech


Jeremy Corbyn's speech to the 2019 TUC


CBI Report Shows SNP-Tory Failure on the Economy


Richard Leonard : Initial Response To Programme for Government


Scottish Labour Shadow Cabinet Positions


August 2019

Richard Leonard - Our Scottish Future event


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


July 2019

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


Scotland Must Be Innovative to Make Transformative Change - Richard Leonard


Only Scottish Labour is Fighting For Real Change at Holyrood


June 2019

Excluding Existing Monklands Site Is A "Betrayal" of Local Community


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


SNP Must Not Ignore Charities on Income Supplement – Richard Leonard


Labour Must Take On The English Nationalism of Boris Johnson


Scottish Labour: Statement on Brexit position

Theresa May Sowed Division as Tory leader – Richard Leonard

Scottish Government Must Act Now to Protect Jobs and Save The Caley Depot

May 2019

Response to Theresa May's Intention to Resign Statement


Give Families Advance Copy of Tayside Mental Health Services Report

March2019

Comment on Scottish Land Commission report


Comment on Labour Market Statistics


Free Bus Travel Would Help The Poorest The Most


February 2019

Time to unite for the future, not divide


Economy Report Shows Need for Fundamental Change


January 2019

Oxfam Inequality Report Shows It’s “Time For Change”


Labour Formally Call For SNP To Give Up Salmond Committee Chair


Labour Formally Calls for Sturgeon Ministerial Code Referral


Our Vision for Our Country



December 2018


Workers in Scotland do almost £1.9 Billion of Unpaid Overtime a Year


Over 28,000 Primary Schoolchildren Face "Holiday Hunger” This Christmas


SNP must listen to Civic Scotland and Top Up Child Benefit


Budget should deliver a Fares Freeze for hard pressed passengers


Scotland loses more than 100 specialist ASN teachers under Sturgeon


Urgent Action Needed as 1 Million Scots Living in Poverty

Local People want Monklands Hospital to Stay in the Monklands

November 2018


Comment on Michelin, Dundee


SNP has quadrupled Tory Austerity for Local Services

Response to Scottish Government Brexit Analysis

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