Your hard work promoting the Penrose Report Motion is paying off

Image © Scottish Parliamentary Corporate Body – 2012. Licensed under the Open Scottish Parliament Licence v1.0.

Image © Scottish Parliamentary Corporate Body – 2012. Licensed under the Open Scottish Parliament Licence v1.0.

Thank you to everyone who has been contacting their local MSPs and asking them to sign Richard Lyle MSP’s motion S4M-12139 on The Penrose Inquiry Final Report.

Several MSPs have written to us to thank us for raising the issue with them which just goes to show the value in getting in touch with them now.

Six more MSPs have signed the motion today bringing our running total up to 44.  So thank you to John Pentland MSP, Gavin Brown MSP, David Stewart MSP, Ruth Davidson MSP, Paul Martin MSP, and Lewis Macdonald MSP.  However, there is still a long way to go and there are lots of MSPs who haven’t signed.

If you haven’t already done so please take a few minutes to check if all your MSPs have signed and to get in touch with those who haven’t.

It is really important we keep getting strong support from all the parties.

Support by Party

SNP: 17 of 42 (40%)
Scottish Labour: 15 of 38 (39%)
Scottish Conservative: 7 of 15 (47%)
Scottish Lib Dem: 3 of 5 (60%)
Scottish Greens: 0 of 2 (0%)
Independent: 2 of 3 (67%)
No Party Affiliation: 0 of 1 (0%)

*There is a convention that Ministers don’t usually sign motions like this. So, although there are 65 SNP MSPs, we have used the figure for the number of backbench SNP MSPs.

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