Moray SNP News
TEAM OF 56 MPS HAVE USED FIRST THREE MONTHS TO PROMOTE PROGRESSIVE POLITICS
The Scottish National Party has marked 100 days since May’s historic general election by pledging to continue as an effective opposition to the UK government.
The first 100 days of the new parliamentary term has seen a series of Government climb downs, showing that the SNP’s team of 56 MPs are providing a strong voice for Scotland at Westminster.
Pressure from SNP MPs has resulted in the UK Government u-turns on fox-hunting, scrapping the Human Rights Act, English votes for English Laws, and the date of the EU Referendum coinciding with the Scottish Parliament election.
House of Commons Speaker John Bercow has described the 56 new SNP MPs as “good parliamentarians” who have sent a “significant message on group solidarity.”
Commenting, Angus Robertson, SNP Westminster Leader, said:
“The SNP’s team of 56 MPs have had a remarkable first few weeks at Westminster, which has seen several government u-turns.
“Speaker John Bercow has also just publicly praised SNP MPs as good parliamentarians, recognising that unlike other parties we turn up in large numbers, turn up very regularly, and turn up to support each other.
“We’ve also had a viral maiden speech from our youngest MPs Mhairi Black - seen by 11 million people worldwide - and another of our new MPs Angela Crawley’s speaking record revealed she has spoken more times in Parliament in a matter of weeks than her predecessor did in five years.
“In the first 100 days since the election the SNP have provided a strong voice for the people of Scotland – and beyond. My inbox is consistently full of messages from across the political divide as people look to us as the real opposition to the Tory Party at Westminster and their damaging cuts agenda.
“But, these first three months have only been a warm-up for the SNP’s 56 and we will use the momentum gained from the past few months to further shake the foundations of Westminster and get the best deal for Scotland.
“My 55 SNP colleagues and I are very much looking forward to the beginning of the new parliamentary session on September 7th where we will continue to work hard for our constituents and continue to provide the real opposition to the Tories at Westminster.”
SNP proving to be good parliamentarians, says Commons Speaker:
Mhairi Black’s maiden speech viewed nearly 11 million times (19 July 2015):
Angela Crawley breaks Labour predecessor’s speaking record weeks in: