My Work

I divide my time between the Scottish Parliament at Holyrood in Edinburgh and my constituency.

The Scottish Parliament sits three days a week so I’m in Edinburgh from Tuesdays to Thursdays when it is in session. On Mondays, Fridays and at weekends, I’m in the constituency holding surgeries, or out and about meeting local groups and organisations. The snapshots below show just some of my activities as your MSP.
 

Lightburn Hospital - Health Board is failing in its duty of care to the population of the East End of Glasgow. It has a case to answer.

Lightburn Hospital - Health Board is failing in its duty of care to the population of the East End of Glasgow. It has a case to answer.
I've submitted my response to Greater Glasgow and Clyde Health Board's latest consultation exercise on "Changes to Rehabilitation Services in North East Glasgow" - including the proposed closure of Lightburn Hospital. I'm not impressed by the Board's arguments which are unconvincing and lacking in important detail. You can read ...
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Royal Bank Of Scotland Branch Closure

We where notified recently of the proposed closure of  the last remaining bank on Alexandra Parade. ​I have written to Ross McEwan, the CEO of Royal Bank of Scotland, stating my concerns regarding the closure of the Alexandra Parade branch and urging RBS to rethink, particularly in light of the fact that a significant proportion of its cu...
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The Scottish Government wants your views!

The Scottish Government wants your views!
Local people needed!!! At least 2,000 people with experience of the current social security system are being recruited to help shape Scotland's new system – allowing the Scottish Government to learn from mistakes made in the past. The panels will work with the expert advisory group on disability and carers' benefits. The Scottish Government ha...
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Substance Vs. Soundbite

Substance Vs. Soundbite
I know this is a bit of an essay but I think it is important to set out very clearly what is going on with the consultation about Lightburn Hospital.The last Labour-LibDem administration in Holyrood set up a process, in 2010, to manage proposals from Health Boards for changes in services.That is the process that is being followed now. It is designe...
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Baby Box Campaign

Baby Box Campaign
One of the first Campaigns I got underway when elected was to ensure that the (then) forthcoming Scottish Baby Box contained re-usable nappies, rather than disposables which fill expensive landfill – where they take at least 200 years to degrade whilst producing 630kg of greenhouse gas over the two and a half years a baby uses them. Reusable nappie...
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Glasgow SNP MPs and MSPs fighting Job Centre closures

Glasgow SNP MPs and MSPs fighting Job Centre closures
The UK Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) is reportedly planning to close 50% of the job centre sites in Glasgow. This is a deeply concerning move which will have severe ramifications for job-seekers and social security claimants across the city, not least in Provan, where many people use Job Centre Plus services at Easterhouse and Parkhead. La...
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Ivan McKee MSP urges local people to find out more about pancreatic cancer

Ivan McKee MSP urges local people to find out more about pancreatic cancer

Ivan McKee MSP is encouraging people in Glasgow to know the symptoms of pancreatic cancer, and is supporting a drive to improve the care of local people with the disease.

Following on from a recent ComRes survey which found that three quarters of people in Scotland could not name a single symptom of pancreatic cancer unprompted, Ivan McKee MSP is joining Pancreatic Cancer Scotland and Pancreatic Cancer UK in their efforts to spread the word about the warning signs of the disease.

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Launch of Decent Work report

Launch of Decent Work report

First week back after Summer recess and a busy week in Parliament. The Parliament aims to be open and accessible to people in Scotland and organisations and groups can book the various rooms and spaces we use in the day, for evening events. On 7th September I sponsored my first event – meaning I hosted the launch of a report by Oxfam, the University of the West of Scotland and Warwick University Institute of Employment Studies. This important report Decent Work calls for a job to be done to improve work conditions for Scotland’s low paid workers.

The researchers worked with over 1,500 people in a wide range of low paid work and circumstances and identified 26 aspects of what makes work "decent". Keith Brown the Cabinet Secretary of Economy, Jobs and Fair Work gave a response from the Government and welcomed ideas for what we can do in Scotland with the powers we have to ensure everyone feels they have decent work.

 
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Glasgow Pride 2016

Glasgow Pride 2016

Ivan and his team wish all the very best for Glasgow Pride 2016 and he will continue to campaign for and work with the LGBT+ community against homophobia.

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Rail Link for Robroyston

Rail Link for Robroyston
In August I wrote to Transport Minister Humza Yousaf making the case for a railway station in Robroyston. Robroyston suffers very poor public transport links and the building of 1,600 new houses in the area is going to put pressure on local infrastructure. The Scottish Government has committed £5bn to rail improvements over the course of this Par...
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Visiting Soapworks & Tot Bots

Visiting Soapworks & Tot Bots
Local business Soapworks Ltd are the UK's largest manufacturer of soaps, exporting a range of products to a large and diverse client base, worldwide. A legacy of The Body Shop and, latterly, L'Oreal, ​they're a big employer in Provan. Here I am with Jan Zadruzynski, Managing Director. www.soapworksltd.co.ukAnother local business is TotsBots –...
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My Debut Speech

My Debut Speech
My debut speech to the Scottish Parliament, 26th May 2016, on Taking Scotland Forward - delivering for the people of Scotland and the people of Glasgow Provan.
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Taking Scotland Forward

Taking Scotland Forward
"We need to identify niche sectors where we have a competitive advantage, and then work ruthlessly to deliver success" my speech on taking Scotland's economy forward, in the Scottish Parliament on 26th May 2016
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My Affirmation at Holyrood

My Affirmation at Holyrood
Ivan's affirmation on becoming an MSP at Holyrood, 12th May 2016
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Surgeries

01/09/17 10:00 - 10:45

01/09/17 11:15 - 12:00

01/09/17 12:30 - 13:30

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