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by Staff reporter
10 August 2023
James Dornan: This is my last term as an MSP

James Dornan said he intends to stand down at the next election

James Dornan: This is my last term as an MSP

SNP MSP James Dornan has said he intends to stand down at the next Scottish Parliament election in 2026.

Dornan, the MSP for Glasgow Cathcart, was responding to a tweet by Scottish Conservative leader Douglas Ross when he said he was “glad” to be leaving Holyrood.

Ross had posted a message about spending by Scottish Government civil servants, which emerged earlier in the week.

In response, Dornan tweeted: “It's this pathetic type of politics and politicians such as Ross that make me glad that this is my last term as an MSP.

“Politics has always been a dirty game but now we have a parliament where the official opposition want to close and the other mob want to diminish. I could weep.”

The MSP, who was first elected in 2011, announced a leave of absence from the Scottish Parliament last year for health reasons. 

Dornan had previously said he was standing down at the 2021 election, but later changed his mind.

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