Coming out as a politician

Just over a year ago I took part in an historic photograph with other LGBT MPs and members of the House of Lords. It highlighted to the country and the world how many members there are of the two Houses that identify as LGBT. As of the 2017 General election there are 45.          […]

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Local MSP and MP call for halt on flight paths changes until proper regulatory framework is in place

Fiona Hyslop MSP and Hannah Bardell MP have responded to Edinburgh Airport’s “surprise” announcement of details of their proposals on the Airspace Change Programme and criticised the lack of a proper regulatory framework for decision-making. Speaking in her Livingston constituency on Friday, Ms Bardell said: “This announcement has taken everyone by surprise; our understanding was that the CAA […]

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Supporting business innovation in Scotland

I was totally blown away by the talent, energy, drive and achievements of the entrepreneurs. It’s a cliché to say everyone’s a winner, but I can say with the utmost confidence that with passionate entrepreneurs like them, Scotland will be the clear winner. Here’s the speech I made before the awards ceremony. The place of […]

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Today was an incredibly important – and emotional – day for me. I secured an Adjournment Debate in Parliament on Health  Safety in the Mining Industry, which gave me the privilege of paying tribute to the 15 miners who died in the Burngrange shale mining disaster 70 years ago. called on the UK government to […]

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HANNAH BARDELL MP STATEMENT ON JABIL JOB LOSSES

Both myself and Angela Constance spoke urgently to Jabil last week about potential job losses at the Livingston site, and this week we had a lengthy face to face meeting with the management. What is very clear is that the highly and multi skilled workforce has huge potential. My thoughts are with all those affected, […]

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