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Martin Whitfield MP: Maiden speech

Martin Whitfield MP

May I thank the Speaker for calling me during this debate on the Gracious Speech and allow me to deliver my maiden speech.
This parliament sits at a time of constitutional uncertainty and change, a parliament in the balance over shadowed by deep tragedy.
In such...Read More »


Lesley Laird MP: Maiden speech

Shadow Secretary of State for Scotland Lesley Laird MP

Mr Speaker

Thank you for giving me the opportunity to speak in today’s debate. 

Before looking forward, I want to take a few moments to pause and reflect on the maiden speeches made by the Members of Parliament that have gone before...Read More »


Hugh Gaffney MP: Maiden speech

Hugh Gaffney MP

Mr Speaker, it has been a privilege to start work here and a privilege to represent the people of Coatbridge, Chryston and Bellshill   who have sent me here to work.

I do offer some sympathy to the man I have replaced – Phil Boswell and his staff....Read More »


A Brexit that puts jobs and living standards first

Jeremy Corbyn writes for the Sunday Herald on Labour's plan for Brexit:

One year on from the EU referendum, Theresa May’s minority Tory government has finally started the Brexit negotiations weakened and in disarray.

This week’s threadbare Queen’s speech underlined that the Conservatives have ran out of ideas and lost...Read More »


It’s time for a united Britain that works for the many, not the few.

23 June 2017 

Kezia Dugdale writes for the Times Red Box on the Queen's speech: 

When Theresa May planned the Queen’s speech before calling her snap General Election, she would have thought it would be anything but threadbare.

She was planning to have a commanding Commons majority, allowing her to force...Read More »


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