Our new local MSP, Tom Arthur, was today officially sworn into the Scottish Parliament as the MSP for Renfrewshire South.
Taking the affirmation on the floor of the Parliament in front of First Minister Nicola Sturgeon and outgoing Presiding Officer Tricia Marwick, Tom Arthur said it was one of “the most humbling experiences” of his life.
Watching from the public gallery as their son was sworn in to Parliament was Maureen, Tom’s Mum, and his Dad, Tom senior.
Commenting after taking the affirmation, Renfrewshire South’s new MSP, Tom Arthur said: “Being sworn into the Scottish Parliament as Renfrewshire South’s new Member of the Scottish Parliament was one of the most humbling experiences of my life.
“There is no greater honour than to have been entrusted by thousands of local people to be their voice in the Scottish Parliament and I pledge to give this job all of my energy and effort. I will work tirelessly for everyone regardless of how or if they voted.
“Since being elected last week, I’ve already started dealing with constituency casework, advertised for staff, started looking for a local constituency office and just today I’ve also finalised a busy surgery programme, which will see me undertake at least eight surgeries a month in communities all across Renfrewshire South.”