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Organ Donation Bill Vote

It was deeply disappointing to see the SNP Government vote down my Bill today at Stage 1 last night. For me, the Government’s ‘reasoned’ amendment was nothing of the sort. If they really believe in ‘soft opt-out’, then they should have … Continue reading

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Organ Donation Meeting

Today at The Scottish Parliament I met with supporters of my‪#‎OrganDonation‬ Bill which seeks to implement a ‘soft opt-out’ system of organ donation here in Scotland. It was a good chance to share ideas about how we can raise awareness … Continue reading

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Hosting the Action for Children Parliamentary Reception

I was delighted to sponsor a reception to mark Action for Children‘s work in Scotland in their 60th anniversary year last week. Action for Children works with the most vulnerable children, families and young people in Scotland, and it was … Continue reading

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Anne McTaggart Speech: ‘Scotland and Malawi Co-operation Agreement’ Debate

Anne McTaggart (Glasgow) (Lab): I welcome the opportunity to conclude the debate on behalf of the Scottish Labour Party. As we have heard, Scotland and Malawi have always shared close links and relationships, ever since 1859, when Scotland’s David Livingstone … Continue reading

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Achieving Women’s Equality | Scottish Labour Party

Scottish Labour have launched our Achieving Women’s Equality consultation. You can read the document here: www.scottishlabour.org.uk/achievingwomensequality Equalities Spokesperson Rhoda Grant MSP has written a piece on LabourHame about the consultation:  http://www.scottishlabour.org.uk/blog/entry/achieving-womens-equality Here is Kezia Dugdale’s foreword to the document: “Scottish Politics is changing. “The struggle … Continue reading

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Press Release: Families in Glasgow Will Be Protected by Scottish Labour

Working families in Glasgow will be protected by Tory cuts to Tax Credits by Scottish Labour. The party announced that they would protect working families in Scotland from tax credit cuts using the new powers coming to the Scottish Parliament. … Continue reading

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Holyrood Rocks Final

I was delighted to attend the Holyrood Rocks final at the Scottish Parliament on Saturday night and would like to offer my congratulations to Gus Harrower who won the competition. His prize is a recording session at Clyde 1 studios … Continue reading

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Last Chance for Public to Have Say on Organ Donation Bill

Glasgow MSP Anne McTaggart has called on people across the country to give their views on her proposal to introduce a ‘soft opt-out’ system of organ donation in Scotland. Ms McTaggart made her calls ahead of the closing of the … Continue reading

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A Night of Scottish Musicians at Holyrood

I was pleased to host ‘A Night of Scottish Musicians in Holyrood’ at The Scottish Parliament last night (Wednesday 7th October). The event aimed to encourage more support from Holyrood for young musicians in Scotland and was held in partnership … Continue reading

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Anne McTaggart MSP Speaks in Refugee Crisis Debate

“I thank James Dornan for securing the time in the chamber to debate what has become Europe’s worst refugee crisis since the second world war. The whole country is moved by this on-going crisis. People are taking desperate measures to … Continue reading

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