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by Staff reporter
08 March 2022
James Dornan steps back from Holyrood

James Dornan steps back from Holyrood

James Dornan is to take a leave of absence from Holyrood, the SNP MSP has announced.

Last month he spent four nights in hospital for a health condition.

In a statement, Dornan said: “Having spoken with others, I have decided to abide by the advice I’ve been given and take some time off work.

“During this period, I will recuperate and try to get my health, both physical and mental, back to a place where I can best serve my constituents once more.”

The MSP, who represents Glasgow Cathcart, has said his office will remain open for constituency casework.

His announcement comes just weeks after he was forced to apologise for claiming abuse suffered by a BBC journalist was “imaginary”.

The 68-year-old has been an MSP since 2011.

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