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3rd June 2015

SNP Maiden Speeches

With our great 56 SNP Westminster MP’s settling in to Parliamentary life, each new member has an opportunity to make a Maiden speech. These have been trickling through this week and will continue to do so over coming weeks amongst those of other parties. It’s notable how eloquent each of our new Parliamentarians has been, but also how punchy and direct they have been, though Scots wit has been not been absent either. However what’s been truely fantastic is the support #the56 give to their colleagues when one of the group has their maiden speech to hand. If you have watched Parliamentary TV you will see the SNP are BY FAR the most cohesive group in Westminster, standing up for Scotland and her people.

Please note we will also add a few other links for interjections and questions from our new MP’s while we await their Maiden speeches. Please don’t expect every word of every one of the team to be listed, we haven’t got the time! But where there are items of interest or we spot a first appearance on a particular issue we may link it.

Visitors to this page having issues seeing the links on a tablet or smartphone, please change to desktop mode in your browser settings and this should resolve your issue.

19 Comments on “SNP Maiden Speeches

marvyn stewart
9th June 2015 at 21:44

When is Mhairi Black giving her maiden speech?

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Kenny H
10th June 2015 at 09:25

Sorry, we don’t have a schedule of when the speeches are expected to happen, we just have to list them as they happen.

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Iain Lawson
30th June 2015 at 16:47

I spoke with her at the weekend and she is hoping to do so during the welfare debate.

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kininvie
10th June 2015 at 01:03

Terrific work, many thanks (on behalf of Livingston SNP)

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Marjorie McLean Godfrey
10th June 2015 at 23:35

This is a wonderful resource, thank you.

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Kenny H
11th June 2015 at 09:19

Thank you, glad you like it- remember to Subscribe to our wee site, we have some new stuff starting!

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Elaine
16th June 2015 at 22:31

Kenny, great praise for the maiden speeches on this site from other branches at the constituency meeting. Great stuff! You’re doing a great job. Any chance of linking them to a page directly from the home page? Elaine 🙂

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Kenny H
17th June 2015 at 09:21

Hi Elaine, the Maiden Speeches page is already shown in summary view on the homepage ( Its currently at the top of the right hand column) It will move down and then disappear after the next but one post however at that point I will make it sticky and push it to the top of the page again ( If i do it now I end up with it shown twice which looks a bit naff)
Hope that answers your query, if not let me know.

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Ray
18th June 2015 at 10:58

Great idea to post these, however I can only see a link to Tasmina’s speech,
can I view others? Using Chrome on Android phone. Thanks

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Kenny H
18th June 2015 at 11:05

It may be your browser isn’t showing the links on this page on a handset. All you need to do is in your settings in the browser select the “show desktop site” option and you will see all the links.

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ray
16th July 2015 at 10:26

Kenny, Sorry but I just noticed your comment, many belated thanks for your help!

Violet-Ann Woods
7th July 2015 at 19:15

Is there a link for Martin Docherty’s maiden speech today?

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Kenny H
7th July 2015 at 19:59

Yes it’s been added now, hadn’t had time to complete all todays Maiden speeches

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Violet-Ann Woods
13th July 2015 at 21:01

My own MP Gavin Newlands did his tonight and he was great, so proud of him and to have been on his team. Can’t wait to see it put up and watch it again.

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Kenny H
13th July 2015 at 22:49

A wee bit late tonight in catching up. Gavin Newlands and Stuart C. McDonald’s speeches have been added

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peppermintpenguin
16th July 2015 at 14:18

This is a really great resource! thank you so much for all your hard work. I look forward to going through them all over time.

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Kenny H
16th July 2015 at 15:04

Thanks for your kind comments, we do our best. I believe there are 2 still to come but whether they will be completed by the close of term today I am not sure.

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