Thursday, January 18, 2018

Press release from the Scottish Parliament confirming John Finnie’s election as Convener of the Scottish Parliament’s Police Committee

Many Gurnites will know former policeman John Finnie MSP. If anyone has any thoughts or issues on policing he is obviously now the man to contact. 

"Following a change in membership to the Justice Sub-Committee on Policing, John Finnie MSP has now been elected Convener, replacing Mary Fee MSP.

Convenership of a Sub-Committee is for its members to decide.

Speaking after his election, Sub-Committee Convener John Finnie MSP, said:

"This is a challenging time for policing in Scotland.

"As we approach the fifth anniversary of Police Scotland's creation, we are still learning lessons and uncovering issues. As I take over the Convenership, I am sure the Sub-Committee on Policing will continue to be a critical friend to the sector.

"I would also like to thank Mary Fee MSP, who served as my predecessor. She led a robust and consensual Sub-Committee - as I am sure we will continue to be. "

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