Welcome to The Courier’s morning politics briefing, it’s everything you need to know about politics in your region, and across the country, before you start your day.
New this morning:
- Sturgeon: Ministers closely monitoring rising coronavirus cases in Glasgow.
- Explainer: How much money does your MSP earn?
- David Cameron faces grilling over Greensill lobbying role.
Coming up today:
- Scotland’s MSPs will be sworn in today, kicking off a new parliamentary term, and a new Presiding Officer is elected. Scottish Greens’ Lothian MSP Alison Johnstone has been floated for the role.
- Voters are going to the polls in a by-election to choose a new MP for the Airdrie and Shotts constituency.
- David Cameron will face a long afternoon of questions from MPs over his lobbying for a now-collapsed finance firm. The former prime minister is due to appear before two separate House of Commons committees today over his actions on behalf of Greensill Capital.
- The Queen’s Speech debate will enter day three.
In case you missed it
- SNP election candidate’s distress for her family as bombs fall in Gaza.
- Coronavirus: Boris Johnson announces public inquiry into pandemic response.
- Neale Hanvey brands former SNP Westminster colleagues ‘toxic, aggressive and hostile’.
- Bailiffs for Boris? Prime Minister issued with court judgement over unpaid £535 debt.