THE CONVERSATION: Ian Blackford resigns: five times the SNP’s leader in Westminster used parliamentary rules to shake things up

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Period5 Dec 2022

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  • TitleIan Blackford resigns: five times the SNP’s leader in Westminster used parliamentary rules to shake things up
    Media name/outletThe Conversation
    Media typeWeb
    Country/TerritoryUnited Kingdom
    Date5/12/22
    DescriptionIan Blackford, the Scottish National Party’s leader in Westminster, has announced that he is resigning from the post. Having survived two attempts by his own MPs to remove him already this year, there is speculation that he has jumped before being forced out by his colleagues.

    Blackford has been a consistent presence on the green benches, serving alongside four prime ministers and two leaders of the opposition. And there is no question that he has made an impact. Love him or hate him, Blackford has done some incredibly interesting things in parliament by making the most of the chamber’s complex rules to suit his agenda. Here are five of the most memorable moments:
    URLhttps://theconversation.com/ian-blackford-resigns-five-times-the-snps-leader-in-westminster-used-parliamentary-rules-to-shake-things-up-195970
    PersonsLouise Thompson

Keywords

  • UK politics
  • Ian Blackford
  • SNP