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In this section you can find all Kezia’s latest speeches, articles and personal blogs on her work as an MSP for the Lothian Region and as Leader of the Scottish Labour Party.

Britain Remains an Open and Tolerant Nation

No matter the religion, nationality or identity of the attacker, this cannot and must not turn into a war on any one community.   Bringing people together must be part of the solution to tackling terror, rather than creating further division within communities.   We...

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Daily Record Column – 21 March 2017

  TOMORROW, Scottish Labour MSPs will vote against a second independence referendum. I don’t want to see a repeat of the divisions that caused families, friends and colleagues to fall out and saw communities split down the middle in 2014. No bus, no train, no...

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Daily Record Column – Tuesday 14th March 2017

Just over two years ago, Nicola Sturgeon used the pages of the Daily Record to tell readers that improving Scottish education would be the driving and defining priority of her government. So much for that, then. After her speech yesterday, here is my message to Nicola...

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First Minister’s Questions – 2nd March 2017

It has been ten months since the election, yet parents and teachers still remain in the dark about the SNP’s plans for our schools. Just this week it was confirmed that the Education Bill and the review into how Scotland’s schools are run have been kicked into the...

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Daily Record Column – Tuesday 28th February 2017

It is a national scandal that 220,000 children across Scotland are living in poverty. Like every Labour politician, I entered politics to do everything in my power to improve the lives of people who struggle every day to make ends meet. That’s what Labour governments...

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Speech to Scottish Labour Conference

Kezia delivered her leader's speech on Saturday 25th February at the Scottish Labour Conference in Perth. You can read the full speech below. Chair, conference, friends, Thank you for that incredible welcome. It's great to be back in Perth. And let me begin by...

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Kezia Dugdale meets young campaigners living with HIV for Speaker Tour Young campaigners living with HIV are touring the UK to tell their stories Kezia pledges support to It Ain’t Over campaign after meeting inspiring campaigners There is nothing more powerful than...

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Daily Record Column – 21st February 2017

Scotland’s economy needs a boost. Our public services need investment, not more cuts. And the businesses that employ millions of people across the country are crying out for help. But the response from the government is to impose more cuts and increase the costs on...

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