Jeremy Purvis
Discussing parliamentary government with John Smith Fellows
Discussing parliamentary government with John Smith Fellows

Jeremy engaged in searching discussion with young leaders from sections of society in Middle East countries as part of the John Smith Memorial Trust fellowship programme. A supporter of the work of the Trust Jeremy facilitated a discussion with parliamentary colleagues on parliamentary processes, the roles of parliamentarians and the UK approach in the world. […]

A positive future for Scotland needs to be our focus
A positive future for Scotland needs to be our focus

In a major debate in the House of Lords Jeremy made the case for the debate on independence to carried out in positive tones. He argued that a positive alternative to independence is the best way forward for Scotland. His speech can be read here: Lord Purvis of Tweed (LD): The distinguished former Member of […]

Borders Broadband promoted in debate on 25th Anniversary of the World Wide Web
Borders Broadband promoted in debate on 25th Anniversary of the World Wide Web

Making his contribution to the debate, on the 16th January, led by Baroness Martha Lane Fox, Jeremy made the case for ensuring that rural areas like the Scottish Borders are not neglected. His speech follows: The noble Baroness, Lady Lane-Fox, was concerned that we would think we were going to receive a masterclass and would […]

Commemoration of British POWs
Commemoration of British POWs

Jeremy participated in a parliamentary visit to Taiwan (Republic of China) recently and used part of the visit to pay respects to the many British Prisoners of War who were imprisoned on the island. Under Japanese occupation, Taiwan was used as a base for POWs transported there to suffer horrendous conditions in forced labour camps. […]

Stationery from Robert Smail’s Printing Works
Stationery from Robert Smail's Printing Works

Jeremy has commissioned new stationery for his role in the House of Lords from the only surviving Victorian printing works in Scotland: Robert Smail’s Printing works in Innerleithen. Operated by the National Trust for Scotland, Smail’s has a cherished place in Innerleithen’s history and its staff continue to deliver discrete printing jobs using generations old […]

Better Together Galashiels
Better Together Galashiels

Joining local Lib Dem Better Together supporters in Galashiels on Saturday 7 December. Michael Moore MP and Jim Hume MSP met local residents and distributed the latest Better Together material.

100 years of NFUS Lothian & Borders
100 years of NFUS Lothian & Borders

Jim Hume MSP suitably attired to carve the lamb at Carfraemill at the anniversary dinner. Great fun at the Border TV table!

Mandela Book of Condolence
Mandela Book of Condolence

Jeremy added his name to those from across all parties in the House paying tribute to the life and legacy of Nelson Mandela.

South Africa House
South Africa House

Jeremy joined David Steel and Olly Grender at am impromptu visit to South Africa House late on Thursday 5 December on the news of the death of Nelson Mandela.

A girl born on referendum day…

In his speech to the House of Lords on a debate on the Scottish Government’s White Paper, Jeremy outlined his belief that an optimistic vision of Scotland needs to be outlined for future generations. His speech follows with this link: http://www.publications.parliament.uk/pa/ld201314/ldhansrd/text/131205-0002.htm#13120564000798