Democracy Matters – General Election Now!

So Scotland and the UK have another yet new Prime Minister. Rishi Sunak becomes the 10th Prime Minister Scotland hasn't voted for. The 3rd since Brexit - which we didn't vote for. In fact, nobody voted for him to be Prime Minister - neither the people of Scotland nor the rest of the UK. Not [...]

2022-10-31T11:49:56+00:00October 25th, 2022|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Ending Institutional Racism in Sport

'Not everything that is faced can be changed, but nothing can be changed until it is faced.' The words of the late American author, James Baldwin, are perfect to describe the accusation of institutional racism facing Cricket Scotland. On 7 September I was proud to lead a Member's Debate in parliament on the subject of [...]

2022-09-14T11:37:13+00:00September 14th, 2022|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Pakistan Floods Appeal 2022

The situation in Pakistan following flash floods is horrendous. The trauma and suffering of the people in the areas affected is on an almost unimaginable scale. The government of Pakistan estimates that a third of the country – an area the size of the UK – is under water. At least 1,100 people have died, [...]

2022-09-01T16:03:58+00:00September 1st, 2022|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Exam Results 2022 – a cause for celebration

This year, for the first time since 2019 students have sat traditional exams to confirm their achievements in learning. In 2020 exams were cancelled due to the pandemic and grades were based on teacher assessment. In 2021 there were school based tests but they were not the same as a national exam programme. Today’s results [...]

2022-08-09T11:52:03+00:00August 9th, 2022|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Important Update – Scotrail and Aslef reach agreement to end the train drivers’ industrial action

10.6.22 Update Following constructive talks between Scotrail and Aslef, a new deal has been negotiated which Aslef will recommend to their members next week. As reported yesterday, Kevin Lindsay, Aslef's Scotland organiser, said: 'We are pleased that, today, significant progress has been made in our latest round of talks with ScotRail. The offer on pay [...]

2022-06-10T10:27:49+00:00June 9th, 2022|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Time to get ready for Glasgow’s low emission zone – June 2023

Kaukab has welcomed the announcement that a low-emission zone (LEZ) will be introduced in Glasgow to clean up the air in the city and improve public health. In Glasgow, the LEZ already applies to buses. For other vehicle types, enforcement commences on 1 June 2023 (1 June 2024 for residents within the zone). This means [...]

2022-05-31T13:24:36+00:00May 31st, 2022|Uncategorized|0 Comments

St Mungo’s Primary School Visit to Holyrood

I was delighted to welcome p5/6 from St Mungo's Primary School in Townhead to parliament on 26 May. Because of the pandemic, this was the first school group I have been able to welcome since getting elected a year ago. And it was a treat! A talented P5 member of this lovely class was the [...]

2022-05-31T11:29:01+00:00May 31st, 2022|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Cost of the School Day – speech by Kaukab Stewart MSP on 26.4.22

Kaukab contributed to the following debate that took place in parliament on 26 April 2022. *S6M-04138 Shirley-Anne Somerville: Reducing the Cost of the School Day for Low Income Families—That the Parliament recognises the actions being taken to support children and young people in low-income families to access school education; notes that Scottish Government commitments include [...]

2022-04-29T15:45:48+00:00April 29th, 2022|Parliament, Uncategorized|0 Comments
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