Justice Survey

It has been an enormous privilege to serve as Shadow Cabinet Secretary for Justice for almost 4 years, holding the SNP to account on their soft touch approach to combating crime- as well as fighting for victims of crime to get the justice and protection they deserve.

This survey will help me better understand your views on several of these important issues and I thank you in advance for taking the time to complete it.

Please answer the following:

  • 1 Current Questions
  • 2 Get involved
  • 3 Your details
1) Liam introduced a “Whole Life Custody” Bill which would ensure in the most serious cases a life sentence would actually mean life behind bars. Should judges be able to sentence criminals convicted of the worst offences to life in prison?
2) The SNP recently gave certain categories of prisoners the right to vote in local government and Scottish Parliament elections. Do you think prisoners should be allowed to vote?
3) The SNP have effectively abolished custodial sentences of 12 months or less. Should judges have the option to send convicted offenders to prison for sentences of 12 months or less, rather than a community order, if the crime merits it?
4) The SNP have cut over 650 frontline police officers across Scotland since the creation of Police Scotland in 2013. Should Police Scotland receive more resources from the SNP Government?
5) Between May and September 2020, the SNP spent over £2.7 million providing mobile phones for every prisoner in Scotland. Do you believe this spend represents value for taxpayers’ money?
6) Attacks on our brave emergency workers are at record highs under the SNP. Do you support Scottish Conservative proposals to double the maximum available sentence for thugs who carry out these despicable attacks?