Going forward I will be posting a ‘My Week in 5’ News Article showcasing what I have been doing in both The Scottish Parliament and the Falkirk East constituency.
Aside from Parliamentary business, I always enjoy meeting and speaking with individuals, groups and businesses in the constituency. Since being elected last year, I have met with a wide range of people and will continue to do so. Understanding how people are impacted helps me carry out my duties as an MSP and make decisions which are in the best interests of everyone.
I have contributed to two debates this week - Scotland’s Population: Meeting the Needs of our Communities, Economy and Public Services, highlighting how these are intrinsically linked to benefit people across Scotland, and Members Business: Congratulating Scottish Universities on Research Excellence Framework 2021 Results where I highlighted Scotland’s universities important contributions to research affecting not only Scotland but across the world.
I was also pleased to be able to meet with the Fire Brigades Union at the Scottish Parliament, who like many public sector organisations are looking for an increase in their pay offer. I also met with Bailliefields Community Hub in Brightons, who do excellent work to support wellbeing and help those in the community who need it most.
I was also pleased to be able to submit six motions to The Scottish Parliament this week congratulating people within the Falkirk East constituency on their endeavours. From fundraising and community work to winning awards, there has been a lot to celebrate recently.