Purvis speaks in dying with dignity debate
Beltane fit for a Queen
Braw Lads on a braw day
Purvis Co-Chairs New All Party Group on UK Reform
Future of Scotland debated as part of five days debates on Queens Speech
Purvis speaks in dying with dignity debate
Purvis speaks in dying with dignity debate

Ten years since Jeremy proposed his Member’s Bill in the Scottish Parliament he spoke in the major debate in the House of Lords on the issue. His speech follows and the debate can be viewed here also. Lord Purvis of Tweed (LD): My Lords, I am conscious that I am a new Member of your […]

Beltane fit for a Queen
Beltane fit for a Queen

For well over a decade Jeremy has made his annual visit to Peebles to attend the Beltane Festival. Each year the Scottish Borders celebrates local community spirit with the festivals and Common Ridings. He spoke of his passion for the festivals in the Chamber: Lord Purvis of Tweed (LD): My Lords, it is a genuine […]

Braw Lads on a braw day
Braw Lads on a braw day

Jeremy attended the annual Braw Lads Gathering in the Galashiels as the Chairman’s Guest. He previously spoke of his passion for the Border Common Ridings and Festivals in his speech in the House of Lords here: Lord Purvis of Tweed (LD): My Lords, it is a genuine pleasure to follow the noble Lord, Lord Finkelstein. […]

Purvis Co-Chairs New All Party Group on UK Reform
Purvis Co-Chairs New All Party Group on UK Reform

Lib Dem peer and former MSP, Jeremy Purvis, will tomorrow co-chair the first meeting of the new All Party Parliamentary Group on Reform, Decentralisation, and Devolution in the United Kingdom. The cross party group has been established with fellow co-chair and Labour peer Lord Foulkes. Co-Chair of the All-Party Group, Lord Purvis said: “The very […]

Future of Scotland debated as part of five days debates on Queens Speech
Future of Scotland debated as part of five days debates on Queens Speech

Jeremy’s speech winding up for the Liberal Democrats after a day’s debate on constitutional issues on the Queens Speech called for a Conference on the New Union to be convened after the next UK general election. His speech follows: Lord Purvis of Tweed (LD): My Lords, this House, in this Parliament, in a unique country […]

Congratulations to Peebles High School on new sports complex opening
Congratulations to Peebles High School on new sports complex opening

Jeremy had the pleasure of being a guest at the official opening of the stunning new sports complex at Peebles High School. A result of years of campaigning, hard work, planning and delivery, the complex will give pupils a state of the art sporting facility in which to excel. Jeremy congratulated the parents of the […]

Jeremy establishes cross party group United Kingdom Reform, Decentralisation and Devolution
Jeremy establishes cross party group United Kingdom Reform, Decentralisation and Devolution

In a cross party initiative with Labour peer Lord Foulkes, Jeremy has launched an All Party Parliamentary Group on UK reform. Jeremy and Lord Foulkes are co chairs of the new group, established to provide a cross party space to discuss further constitutional reform to the UK, improve accountability and to discuss further decentralisation from […]

Scottish Higher Education leading the UK
Scottish Higher Education leading the UK

Jeremy contributed to the major debate on higher education in the UK by arguing the case that Scottish institutions already lead the UK in key areas. He stated that the benefits of being part of the UK research and academic network have the best opportunities for Scottish students, or students coming to Scotland to study. […]

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 […]