HOLYROOD TOLD: “WE MUST BE UP TO THE CHALLENGE OF STANDING BY THE RIGHTS OF THE PEOPLE OF SCOTLAND TO SAFEGUARD OUR OWN FUTURE.”
Falkirk East constituency’s new SNP MSP, Michelle Thomson, delivered her first speech in the Scottish Parliament on Thursday 27 May in a debate on the Covid-19 pandemic.
Ms Thomson, who held the Falkirk East seat for the SNP at the Scottish Parliament election earlier this month, used her first contribution to highlight Scotland’s opportunities to change society for the better because of what we have learned throughout the pandemic.
She also paid tribute to her predecessor, Angus MacDonald, while pointing to the importance of a rich and diverse economy in charting Scotland’s path to becoming a normal, self-determined country.
Commenting, the new SNP MSP for Falkirk East, said: “I was pleased to be able to make my first contribution to Scotland’s parliament. Not only is this a moment to reflect on the pandemic and the challenges we have all faced as a global society, but it is also the chance to highlight what has changed, and what we can change, to make sure we recover to a better and higher standard.
“As a new MSP this is a chance to begin charting a path that I mean to continue. A confident start that will ensure the people of Falkirk East have a representative they can trust and rely on to do things differently, and get the job done.
“While I enjoyed making this speech, I also believe that it is the first of many contributions I will make in helping to secure Scotland’s future for my constituents, and for Scotland.”