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Proposed Removal from Office and Recall (Members of the Scottish Parliament) Bill

Graham Simpson, Central Scotland, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party

This is a proposal for a Member’s Bill

Draft proposal

Date lodged: 19 January 2022

This is a proposal for a Bill to introduce new measures on removing an MSP from office, including additional grounds for removal and new processes for removal, such as recall. Proposed new grounds for removal include where an MSP does not participate in parliamentary proceedings for a given period without valid reason or receives a prison sentence lower than the current threshold for automatic removal.

Consultation closed on 13 April 2022

Read about the details of the proposed Bill in the Consultation Document