AN SNP MP wore her team’s football strip in the Commons ahead of Scotland’s opening match against England in the Uefa Women’s Euro 2017 finals in the Netherlands.
Hannah Bardell stood up to speak during Scotland questions wearing the football kit, adding she wanted to offer the “very best wishes” of everyone on the SNP benches to the Scotland women’s national football team.
The MP for Livingston said: “I’m wearing the colours, I hope you don’t mind, I used to play alongside two of Scotland’s national players at university. Their career has obviously done better in football than mine.”
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England and Scotland go head to head in Utrecht on Wednesday night as both sides begin their European Championship campaigns.
The match is one in which World Cup bronze medallists England start as favourites, but injury-hit Scotland are eyeing a major upset.
During the session, Secretary of State for Scotland David Mundell paid tribute to Scottish tennis success at Wimbledon and noted Speaker John Bercow’s attendance at the event.
He said: “Mr Speaker, I’m sure you will join me in congratulating Jamie Murray in the mixed doubles and Gordon Reid in the wheelchair doubles for once again ensuring that we had Scottish champions at Wimbledon, where your enthusiasm for tennis was once again in evidence.”
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