Our most recent newsletter with parliamentary consultations, bills, debates and political news from Holyrood and Westminster. Read the latest SCPO Parliamentary Newsletter here

SCPO Interview with Scottish Labour MSP Anne McTaggart

Anne McTaggart MSP is a Scottish Labour Member of the Scottish Parliament for the Glasgow Region. Read the interview with Anne here

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Human Trafficking in Scotland and the UK

SCPO Scottish Elections 2016 resource The Scottish Parliament 2016

The SCPO have put together a collection of topical briefings designed for Scottish church groups who are planning an election meeting / hustings event.

To download please click here

The resource has been designed so that political party candidates can be questioned on some of the most important issues facing people in Scotland today, and churches can be involved in the wider public debate.

The subjects covered are: Economy; Constitution, People and Parliament; Policing, Crime and Punishment; Education; Food Poverty, Housing and Homelessness; Land Reform; Health; Refugees and Migration; Europe and External Affairs; and Environment, Energy and Climate Change.

This is followed by a ‘How To’ guide on holding hustings events to equip groups to organise their own.

We would like to thank all those who contributed to the Scottish Elections 2016 resource - your help has been invaluable and will hopefully encourage churches and individuals to explore these issues more and hold their candidates and ultimately their politicians to account.

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Looking forward to 2016 Church leaders with First Minister Nicola Sturgeon and the climate baton

For 2016 we are planning a timetable of resources - including an up to date briefing on the Scotland Bill, a topical guide that can be used at hustings and to organise your own in the lead up to the Scottish Elections 2016, and a briefing on the EU referendum.

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