'Being elected as your Member of Parliament is a tremendous honour and I will endeavour to do my very best for you in the coming years.

At the start of this campaign I said that this election was not really about me, or any political party. For me, it was always about giving a voice to the people of Scotland. A voice for the right to choose the kind of future we want for ourselves, our children and our grandchildren. The result of the election, locally and across Scotland, has made it clear that Scotland’s voice will be heard, and must be respected.

In the 2016 Scottish Parliamentary elections the SNP won a mandate for a further referendum on independence, should there be “a significant and material change in the circumstances that prevailed in 2014, such as Scotland being taken out of the EU against our will.” Well, that material change in circumstances is significant and it is here. The ’status quo’ the people of Scotland voted for in 2014 no longer exists.

This, coupled with the abject failure of the long-since-gone Better Together cohort to deliver on their cynical Vow makes a compelling case for Scotland to reassert our right to choose an alternative to PM BoJo’s Brexit Britain.

This brings me to my first week in Parliament. It was a hugely eventful week with lots of new and interesting experiences. Stepping into the chamber for the first time is quite a surreal experience. At first, it seems much smaller than you’d imagine, but when it’s full of 650 Parliamentarians, it immediately seems so much bigger.

The best thing about this week was catching up with friends, old and new. However, as I watched row upon row of Tories jeer at Ian Blackford when he spoke with passion about this wonderful country of ours, any joy was stolen. Ian spoke not of independence, but of the democratic right of the people of Scotland to choose their own future, irrespective of position on our constitutional future.

Well, as Scotland’s future teeters on the no-deal-Brexit cliff edge, the behaviour from the Conservative benches was a clear display of contempt and disrespect to all of Scotland. Any pretence of the once promised respect agenda is gone, and the choice is clear. Remain trapped in this dysfunctional union, or rejoin the European Union as a truly equal and independent nation.'