New Falkirk East MSP delivers her first speech at Holyrood

Falkirk East constituency’s new SNP MSP, Michelle Thomson, delivered her first speech in the Scottish Parliament last Thursday (May 27) in a debate on the Covid-19 pandemic.

Thursday, 3rd June 2021, 6:00 am
Michelle Thomson MSP at Holyrood. Photo by Lisa Ferguson.

Ms Thomson, who held the Falkirk East seat for the SNP at the Scottish Parliament election last month, used her first contribution to highlight Scotland’s opportunities to change society for the better because of what we have learned from the pandemic. She said: “I was pleased to be able to make my first contribution to parliament. Not only is this a moment to reflect on the pandemic and the challenges we have all faced as a global society, but it is also the chance to highlight what has changed, and what we can change, to make sure we recover to a better and higher standard.”

She added: “As a new MSP this is a chance to begin charting a path that I mean to continue. A confident start that will ensure the people of Falkirk East have a representative they can trust and rely on to do things differently, and get the job done.

“While I enjoyed making this speech, I also believe that it is the first of many contributions I will make in helping to secure Scotland’s future for my constituents, and for Scotland.”