No update on Hairmyres station improvements

Today I asked the Cabinet Secretary for Transport when we would have a decision on improvements to Hairmyres station and especially the parking situation. Unfortunately he was not able to give a timeframe.

Airdrie and Coatbridge Advertiser Column September 2019

Over the summer I read a book by journalist Isabel Hardman called Why We Get The Wrong Politicians. The title didn’t quite reflect the contents but it was a very good summary of all that’s wrong with our political system. It mainly focussed on Westminster but the lack of effective scrutiny, the s

Graham Wears it Pink for Breast Cancer Now

Graham Simpson MSP wears it pink for Breast Cancer Now fundraiser 

Graham Simpson dresses in pink at the Scottish Parliament to support Breast Cancer Now’s flagship fundraiser Wear It Pink 

Wear It Pink helps Breast Cancer Now fund vital breast cancer research and support 

Minister's pledge on independent schools rates

This morning's Local Government and Communities Committee took evidence from the Minister for Public Finance and Digital Economy as we scrutinised the Non-Domestic Rates Bill.

Standing up for the 1 million

This week we had the 34th debate on Brexit in the course of this parliament.

I felt it important to speak up for the 1 million voices who voted to leave the EU. We have not been represented during the 34 debates.

Graham Simpson MSP visits BioAscent

BioAscent welcomed Graham Simpson, MSP for Central Scotland, on site this week to showcase its biology, chemistry and state-of-the-art compound management and library facilities.

Graham Simpson MSP supports Marie Curie

Graham Simpson MSP visited the Marie Curie Hospice, Glasgow and met with representatives from Marie Curie to hear about the care available for people living with a terminal illness, and their families, in the hospice and in the community nursing services across Central Scotland.