Emma Roddick MSP reacts to prison overdoses tripling in five years

Emma Roddick MSP has expressed grave concerns over troubling information, regarding ambulance calls to prison overdoses tripling in five years. The figures released by the Scottish Ambulance Service show that between 62 and 89 calls were made in 2020-2021 and that this is up from 24 to 33 calls in 2016/17. Roddick has reacted: “TheContinue reading “Emma Roddick MSP reacts to prison overdoses tripling in five years”

Highlands and Islands MSP Emma Roddick visits Dogs Against Drugs Shetland

Highlands and Islands MSP Emma Roddick made some four-legged friends in Lerwick, on Wednesday the 13th of October, during a meeting with Dogs Against Drugs Shetland. Dogs Against Drugs Shetland is an organisation that was created by the people of Shetland in 2001 to help detect and deter drug misuse in the isles. Their specially-trainedContinue reading “Highlands and Islands MSP Emma Roddick visits Dogs Against Drugs Shetland”

Roddick hails Scotland’s record on women’s rights; condemns Tory response to Sarah Everard murder

Highlands and Islands MSP Emma Roddick slammed the UK Government’s record on women’s rights on Wednesday, condemning statements made by a Tory police commissioner that suggested Sarah Everard should have been more “streetwise” when confronted by her murderer. Speaking in the Scottish Parliament, Roddick highlighted the different approaches of the UK and Scottish Governments, notingContinue reading “Roddick hails Scotland’s record on women’s rights; condemns Tory response to Sarah Everard murder”

Roddick celebrates Scottish Government prison remand reform

Highlands and Islands MSP Emma Roddick today raised in parliament the issue of Scottish prisoners being held on remand without a verdict. Roddick was pleased with the Scottish Government’s response and commitment to reform. Speaking on the issue, Roddick said: “I am glad to see that the Scottish Government are taking steps to reduce theContinue reading “Roddick celebrates Scottish Government prison remand reform”

WATCH: Roddick calls for end of ‘sexual infidelity’ defence to murder

One of the Scottish Parliament’s new members is calling for a change in the law to stop jealous killers literally getting away with murder. Emma Roddick MSP has called on the Scottish Government to use the opportunity presented by a Scottish Law Commission discussion paper to abolish the partial defence of ‘provocation by sexual infidelity’.Continue reading “WATCH: Roddick calls for end of ‘sexual infidelity’ defence to murder”