Move to ban MSPS from having second jobs
MSPS could be banned from having a second job under proposals which will be considered at the Scottish Parliament.
Labour MSP Neil Findlay lodged a Member’s Bill on Friday at Holyrood calling on a ban to prevent conflicts of interest and the misuse of MSPS’ time for financial gain.
A previous Member’s Bill by Mr Findlay, which sought to limit the influence of lobbyists at the Scottish Parliament, eventually led to the introduction of the Lobbying (Scotland) Act 2016.
Mr Findlay said: “Trust in politicians, governments and the wider political process is, arguably, at an all-time low. When someone is elected to Parliament they are carrying out a public duty, and I believe the focus of MSPS should reflect the importance of that position.”