Graham Celebrates World Porridge Day

Graham Simpson marked World Porridge Day with a smile and a mug of porridge. 

Mary’s Meals serve a daily meal of porridge to children in Malawi, Zambia and Liberia. 

We voted to leave the EU

I asked the First Minister why councils were having to make business cases to request Brexit preparation money. Unfortunately she spouted the same tired rhetoric that doesn't get us anywhere. Scotland is part of the UK, and the UK voted to leave the EU.

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.