Joanna Cherry


Joanna Cherry QC has been MP for Edinburgh South West since May 2015.

Joanna Cherry QC has been MP for Edinburgh South West since May 2015.

Latest articles from Joanna Cherry

COMMENT Joanna Cherry: Our courts need some hard and fast rules on open justice

THE ninth anniversary of the 2014 independence referendum left me feeling a little sad. I suspect many Yessers felt the same way. However, while it is tempting to look back and dwell on that time of optimism and unity in the Yes movement with nostalgia, what we need to do is look to the future. I intend to do that in my column next week once I have sight of the amendments to the motion on independence strategy put forward by Humza Yousaf and Stephen Flynn for

COMMENT Party democracy in SNP is at stake when we meet for conference

RECENTLY I sat down to write a short speech about why I support Scottish independence. It struck me that it was some time since I had last done this. It was the sort of thing I did day in, day out this time nine years ago at the height of the indyref campaign. However, in recent years, the focus has been rather more on the how than the why of independence.

COMMENT Joanna Cherry: UK needs a Green New Deal and the SNP can lead the way

TONIGHT, I will be speaking at the first debate in the Edinburgh Festival Fringe show The Ayes Have It! The Ayes Have It! The motion is – “This House believes Scotland should be independent”. Preparing my speech has provided a useful lens through which to view the news that has dominated this week’s political headlines.