Richard Leonard MSP

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Meeting of the Parliament 13 June 2019 [Draft] : 13 June 2019


Richard Leonard

These are the facts: pensioner poverty is up; free TV licences are under attack; care and support needs are unmet; life expectancy is falling; and the promise to ...



Meeting of the Parliament 13 June 2019 [Draft] : 13 June 2019


Richard Leonard

Our pensioners suffered another blow this week when the Scottish Government voted to slow down and water down its plan to end fuel poverty. Back in 2008, when add...



Meeting of the Parliament 13 June 2019 [Draft] : 13 June 2019


2. Richard Leonard (Central Scotland) (Lab)

This week, our pensioners faced a direct attack on their living standards when the BBC announced its plans to scrap universally free television licences for the over-75s. The Scottish Pensio...



Meeting of the Parliament 06 June 2019 [Draft] : 06 June 2019


Richard Leonard

The Deputy First Minister used the word “crisis”. While the Government has been delaying the income supplement, child poverty in Scotland has continued to rise. W...



Meeting of the Parliament 06 June 2019 [Draft] : 06 June 2019


Richard Leonard

Is the Deputy First Minister seriously arguing that the Poverty and Inequality Commission does not know about the initiatives that he has just listed? The commiss...



Meeting of the Parliament 06 June 2019 [Draft] : 06 June 2019


2. Richard Leonard (Central Scotland) (Lab)

Today is a day for reflection on the sacrifice and the courage of those who liberated France and so liberated Europe. We owe them a huge and enduring debt.



Meeting of the Parliament 04 June 2019 [Draft] : 04 June 2019


Richard Leonard

The critical issue is the distribution of economic benefit from economic growth, which is one of the fault lines in our society.



Meeting of the Parliament 04 June 2019 [Draft] : 04 June 2019


Richard Leonard (Central Scotland) (Lab)

The Scottish Labour Party is always happy to take any opportunity to make our case for real and radical economic change, for more investment and less austerity, for more planning and less ma...



Meeting of the Parliament 30 May 2019 [Draft] : 30 May 2019


Richard Leonard

I will recap: a “For Sale” sign yesterday; more workers being served tomorrow with compulsory redundancy notices; and a meeting of the stakeholder group today. Ti...



Meeting of the Parliament 30 May 2019 [Draft] : 30 May 2019


Richard Leonard

The honest experience of these working people is that, yesterday morning, they turned up to work to see a “For Sale” sign nailed to the perimeter fence. Tomorrow ...

Vote DetailMSP VoteResult
S5M-17660: Restricted Roads (20 mph Speed Limit) (Scotland) Bill (Mark Ruskell)
Meeting Date: 13/06/2019
Result - For: 26, Against: 83 Abstain: 4
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ForDefeated
S5M-17645: Census (Amendment) (Scotland) Bill (Fiona Hyslop)
Meeting Date: 12/06/2019
Result - For: 115, Against: 0 Abstain: 0
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ForCarried
SP Bill 37: Fuel Poverty (Target, Definition and Strategy) (Scotland) Bill (Stage 2) - Amendment 1A
Meeting Date: 06/06/2019
Result - For: 25, Against: 85 Abstain: 0
Not VotedDefeated
SP Bill 37: Fuel Poverty (Target, Definition and Strategy) (Scotland) Bill (Stage 2) - Amendment 78
Meeting Date: 06/06/2019
Result - For: 27, Against: 89 Abstain: 0
Not VotedDefeated
SP Bill 37: Fuel Poverty (Target, Definition and Strategy) (Scotland) Bill (Stage 2) - Amendment 77
Meeting Date: 06/06/2019
Result - For: 27, Against: 89 Abstain: 0
Not VotedDefeated
SP Bill 37: Fuel Poverty (Target, Definition and Strategy) (Scotland) Bill (Stage 2) - Amendment 6
Meeting Date: 06/06/2019
Result - For: 94, Against: 21 Abstain: 0
Not VotedCarried
SP Bill 37: Fuel Poverty (Target, Definition and Strategy) (Scotland) Bill (Stage 2) - Amendment 7
Meeting Date: 06/06/2019
Result - For: 93, Against: 21 Abstain: 0
Not VotedCarried
SP Bill 37: Fuel Poverty (Target, Definition and Strategy) (Scotland) Bill (Stage 2) - Amendment 8
Meeting Date: 06/06/2019
Result - For: 93, Against: 20 Abstain: 0
Not VotedCarried
SP Bill 37: Fuel Poverty (Target, Definition and Strategy) (Scotland) Bill (Stage 2) - Amendment 9
Meeting Date: 06/06/2019
Result - For: 93, Against: 20 Abstain: 0
Not VotedCarried
SP Bill 37: Fuel Poverty (Target, Definition and Strategy) (Scotland) Bill (Stage 2) - Amendment 10
Meeting Date: 06/06/2019
Result - For: 94, Against: 20 Abstain: 0
Not VotedCarried

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Motion S5M-17504.4: Richard Leonard, Central Scotland, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 03/06/2019 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S5M-17483: Richard Leonard, Central Scotland, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 30/05/2019 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S5M-17425: Richard Leonard, Central Scotland, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 28/05/2019 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S5M-17251: Richard Leonard, Central Scotland, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 10/05/2019 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S5M-17000.2: Richard Leonard, Central Scotland, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 23/04/2019 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S5M-16257.1: Richard Leonard, Central Scotland, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 11/03/2019 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S5M-15390: Richard Leonard, Central Scotland, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 14/01/2019 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S5M-15261.2: Richard Leonard, Central Scotland, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 08/01/2019 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S5M-14405: Richard Leonard, Central Scotland, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 22/10/2018 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S5M-12842: Richard Leonard, Central Scotland, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 15/06/2018 Show Full Motion >>
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Question S5F-03442: Richard Leonard, Central Scotland, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 17/06/2019 Show Full Question >>
Question S5F-03413: Richard Leonard, Central Scotland, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 06/06/2019 Show Full Question >>
Question S5F-03386: Richard Leonard, Central Scotland, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 30/05/2019 Show Full Question >>
Question S5F-03366: Richard Leonard, Central Scotland, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 23/05/2019 Show Full Question >>
Question S5F-03346: Richard Leonard, Central Scotland, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 16/05/2019 Show Full Question >>
Question S5F-03320: Richard Leonard, Central Scotland, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 09/05/2019 Show Full Question >>
Question S5F-03303: Richard Leonard, Central Scotland, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 02/05/2019 Show Full Question >>
Question S5F-03278: Richard Leonard, Central Scotland, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 25/04/2019 Show Full Question >>
Question S5F-03256: Richard Leonard, Central Scotland, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 17/04/2019 Show Full Question >>
Question S5F-03233: Richard Leonard, Central Scotland, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 29/03/2019 Show Full Question >>

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