Richard Leonard MSP

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Meeting of the Parliament 28 June 2018 : 28 June 2018


Richard Leonard

The two main themes of this final week of term have been the Government’s record on education and the politicians who Nicola Sturgeon chooses to serve in her Government.



Meeting of the Parliament 28 June 2018 : 28 June 2018


Richard Leonard

The First Minister has told us repeatedly that education is her top priority. However, for two years, the Government has wasted time on an education bill that its...



Meeting of the Parliament 28 June 2018 : 28 June 2018


2. Richard Leonard (Central Scotland) (Lab)

Yesterday, the signatures of more than 25,000 people, who are demanding that this Government values education and values our teachers, were delivered to the Government. If education really w...



Meeting of the Parliament 26 June 2018 : 26 June 2018


Richard Leonard (Central Scotland) (Lab)

As we celebrate and reflect on 70 years of the national health service in this debate, let us remind ourselves of the vision for a healthy nation that was first o...



Meeting of the Parliament 21 June 2018 : 21 June 2018


Richard Leonard

Because the dignity with which we treat our older citizens is a measure of the society that we are, we need to get this right. T...



Meeting of the Parliament 21 June 2018 : 21 June 2018


Richard Leonard

One Bield resident who was forced to move was 87-year-old Christina Wilson. She led an active life and worked in Tesco until she was 74. At the age of 84, she was...



Meeting of the Parliament 21 June 2018 : 21 June 2018


2. Richard Leonard (Central Scotland) (Lab)

In January, I raised the serious concerns of relatives who had family members in Bield sheltered housing and care homes. On 18 January, the First Minister said that there would be no comprom...



Meeting of the Parliament 14 June 2018 : 14 June 2018


Richard Leonard

You do not listen.



Meeting of the Parliament 14 June 2018 : 14 June 2018


Richard Leonard

These tests have been flawed from the very start. They were delivered late, £2 million over budget and cause weeks of valuable teaching time to be lost. This morn...



Meeting of the Parliament 14 June 2018 : 14 June 2018


Richard Leonard

That is rather unfortunate, because the hummingbird’s beak question is one of the Government’s standardised assessment literacy questions for five-year-olds. Little wonder that Scotland’s te...

Vote DetailMSP VoteResult
S5M-12943: Standards, Procedures and Public Appointments Committee's 5th Report, 2018 (Session 5) (Clare Haughey)
Meeting Date: 27/06/2018
Result - For: 101, Against: 0 Abstain: 6
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S5M-12891.2: World Refugee Day: Supporting People to Settle in Scotland (Michelle Ballantyne)
Meeting Date: 21/06/2018
Result - For: 20, Against: 81 Abstain: 0
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S5M-12891.1: World Refugee Day: Supporting People to Settle in Scotland (Ross Greer)
Meeting Date: 21/06/2018
Result - For: 81, Against: 0 Abstain: 20
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S5M-12861.2: Review of Government FoI Handling and Record Keeping (Joe FitzPatrick)
Meeting Date: 20/06/2018
Result - For: 66, Against: 59 Abstain: 0
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S5M-12706.4: Health (Maureen Watt)
Meeting Date: 13/06/2018
Result - For: 62, Against: 62 Abstain: 0, Casting Vote: Against
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S5M-12706: Health (Alex Cole-Hamilton)
Meeting Date: 13/06/2018
Result - For: 62, Against: 0 Abstain: 62
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S5M-12708.4: Finance and the Constitution (Derek Mackay)
Meeting Date: 13/06/2018
Result - For: 68, Against: 56 Abstain: 0
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S5M-12708: Finance and the Constitution (Willie Rennie)
Meeting Date: 13/06/2018
Result - For: 67, Against: 56 Abstain: 0
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S5M-12741: Approval of SSI (Joe FitzPatrick)
Meeting Date: 13/06/2018
Result - For: 103, Against: 21 Abstain: 0
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S5M-12690.2: Improving the Lives of Scotland’s Gypsy/Travellers (John Finnie)
Meeting Date: 12/06/2018
Result - For: 76, Against: 27 Abstain: 0
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Motion S5M-12842: Richard Leonard, Central Scotland, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 15/06/2018 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S5M-10285.1: Richard Leonard, Central Scotland, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 05/02/2018 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S5M-09513.2: Richard Leonard, Central Scotland, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 12/12/2017 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S5M-09367: Richard Leonard, Central Scotland, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 04/12/2017 R Show Full Motion >>
Motion S5M-07165: Richard Leonard, Central Scotland, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 17/08/2017 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S5M-05630.2: Richard Leonard, Central Scotland, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 17/05/2017 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S5M-05404: Richard Leonard, Central Scotland, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 28/04/2017 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S5M-05260: Richard Leonard, Central Scotland, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 20/04/2017 R Show Full Motion >>
Motion S5M-04431: Richard Leonard, Central Scotland, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 03/03/2017 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S5M-03898.1: Richard Leonard, Central Scotland, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 08/02/2017 Show Full Motion >>
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Question S5F-02508: Richard Leonard, Central Scotland, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 25/06/2018 Show Full Question >>
Question S5F-02478: Richard Leonard, Central Scotland, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 14/06/2018 Show Full Question >>
Question S5F-02450: Richard Leonard, Central Scotland, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 07/06/2018 Show Full Question >>
Question S5F-02418: Richard Leonard, Central Scotland, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 31/05/2018 Show Full Question >>
Question S5F-02395: Richard Leonard, Central Scotland, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 24/05/2018 Show Full Question >>
Question S5F-02359: Richard Leonard, Central Scotland, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 17/05/2018 Show Full Question >>
Question S5F-02331: Richard Leonard, Central Scotland, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 10/05/2018 Show Full Question >>
Question S5F-02312: Richard Leonard, Central Scotland, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 03/05/2018 Show Full Question >>
Question S5F-02289: Richard Leonard, Central Scotland, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 26/04/2018 Show Full Question >>
Question S5F-02257: Richard Leonard, Central Scotland, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 19/04/2018 Show Full Question >>

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