Jeremy Purvis to sit on the independent Commission on Parliamentary Reform

Scottish Liberal Democrat former MSP Jeremy Purvis has been nominated as the Liberal Democrat party representative to sit on the independent commission for the parliamentary review this morning. 

Jeremy was a Liberal Democrat MSP for Tweeddale, Ettrick and Lauderdale from 2003 to 2011 and was elevated to the House of Lords in 2013. 

Commenting on his nomination, Mr Purvis said:

“Having served as an MSP for several years I am incredibly pleased to have been asked to contribute to the independent commissions work on reviewing the practices of Holyrood. 

“I look forward to making a positive contribution to the commission's work on helping write the next chapter of the Scottish Parliament’s story."

Commenting Mr Rennie added:

“Jeremy has a breadth of experience which make him perfect for this role. For this review to be effective we need considerable reform to make the parliament work more effectively and Jeremy will help deliver that reform.

“Lessons can be learned from reforms of parliaments across the world including closer to home at Westminster where the positive aspects of the bipartisan committees could be adopted.  

"With new powers coming to Holyrood, now more than ever there needs to be an effective system in place which allows for the proper scrutiny of the work of the Scottish Government and Civil Service.”

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