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BBC RATES MORAY MP AMONGST MOST INFLUENTIAL PARLIAMENTARIANS

30/01/2017  

Moray’s MP Angus Robertson has been rated as one of Westminster’s most influential parliamentarians by the BBC’s Parliamentary Correspondent Mark D’Arcy.

In an article titled ‘Twelve parliamentarians to shape Westminster in 2017’ the BBC Correspondent stated:

“The SNP's Westminster leader is the class act in PMQs at a time when the two main protagonists are struggling to cope with this most demanding of Westminster occasions.

“He uses his modest quota of questions to some effect - and could offer lessons to less effective interrogators.”

Local MP Mr Robertson has consistently been listed as one of the hardest working MPs in Westminster since he was first elected in 2001.

Responding to the comments Angus Robertson MP said:

“It is always a nice experience when others are commending your work but I simply view it as being the fundamental role of an MP to work as hard and as effectively as they can on issues big and small.

“I have always considered it a privilege to be Moray’s elected representative and I will never take that for granted.

“As an opposition MP I have a responsibility to set out alternative ways forward to the Government and to challenge and scrutinise the Government.

“During Prime Minister’s Questions I have an opportunity to challenge the Prime Minister directly and I have always believed that opportunity should be used carefully.

“I will continue to challenge the UK Government on a wide range of issues that are not just news headlines but which affect the lives of people in Moray, across Scotland and beyond.”

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