Holyrood Sources

By-Elections, The Cass Review and Holyrood's Rural Caucus

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Episode notes

Calum, Andy and Geoff discuss the relationship between SNP MSPs and its MPs at Westminster, the representation of rural areas in government policy-making, and the need for rural MSPs to caucus together. They also touch on the upcoming local and mayoral elections and the impact of dissatisfaction with the Conservatives. The conversation ends with a discussion on the importance of rural areas in Scotland's future prosperity. We reflect on the Scottish Government's response to the Cass review, and the challenges facing the SNP in the upcoming general election. The hosts discuss the need for a caucus to represent rural areas, the lack of response from the Scottish government on important issues, and the potential impact of local by-election results on the SNP's future. They also touch on the need for better scrutiny of legislation and the possibility of a second chamber in Scotland.

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