It is a privilege to represent the Glasgow Maryhill and Springburn constituency as your Member of the Scottish Parliament (MSP).
I stay in Maryhill with my wife Janet, together with my young son and daughter. Before I became an MSP, I was a secondary school teacher for 10 years. Since first being elected as a Glasgow MSP in 2007 I have worked hard to deliver for local constituents. As your constituency MSP, I will contiune to help to protect the communities I know best, and deliver to all people in Maryhill and Springburn
Bob Doris MSP
Happy New Year - 2023
I hope constituents had a very merry Christmas and that 2023 will be a happy and healthy one for all.
With the cost of living crisis still impacting significantly on many across the communities I am privileged to represent, I appreciate that the year ahead will have many challenges. Myself and my committed office team will do what we can to offer help and assistance to those that require it. Please do get in contact - www.bob-doris.scot/contact
Nationally, our Scottish Government will continue to use its budgets, despite the strain they are under, to help those suffering most under the current cost pressures; as well as investing in our public services as we do all we can to mitigate the unprecedented strains caused by Covid-19, Brexit and the UK Government’s botched handling of the economy.
The very best for 2023, Bob Doris MSP.
Gender Recognition Reform Bill
My thanks to all constituents who contacted me in relation to the Gender Reform Act which completed its passage on 22 December 2022. I have been contacted by constituents some in favour of the reforms and others raising concerns.
Community Champions Awards
Opposing the EU Retained Law bill
Today, I spoke in favour of the Scottish Government's motion that the UK Government's Retained EU Law (Revocation and Reform) should be scrapped. Brexit has been a slow moving car crash for the people, the businesses, and economy of Scotland.
UK Supreme Court Ruling - 23 November
The UK Supreme Court ruling lays bare that the Scotland Act which established the Scottish Parliament does not embed the most fundamental of democratic rights within it, that is the right of the Scottish people to determine our own future.
That is an affront to democracy.
So much for the Union being a partnership of equals.
We move towards the next Westminster election as a de facto referendum on Scottish Independence whilst the UK parties - to their shame - continue to play the role of democracy deniers
Informing the new Dementia Strategy
Today, I met with locals at Musical Memories Springburn to talk about the Scottish Government's consultation on a new Dementia Strategy for Scotland.