Dave Thompson

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Dave Thompson is the SNP Member of the Scottish Parliament for Skye, Lochaber and Badenoch. Prior to the 2011 Scottish Parliament general election he was a list MSP for Highlands and Islands.

Faith and Politics

Dave Thompson was a host/parliamentary sponsor for the February 2011 "Engaging Faith and Politics" conference which took place in the Scottish Parliament.[1][2]


In January 2015 Mr Thompson supported Motion S4M-12149: Creationism and Evolution, which stated:

"That the Parliament notes that South Lanarkshire Council has issued guidance concerning the appointment and input of chaplains and religious organisations in schools; understands that some people believe that God created the world in six days, some people believe that God created the world over a longer period of time and some people believe that the world came about without anyone creating it; considers that none of these positions can be proved or disproved by science and all are valid beliefs for people to hold, and further considers that children in Scotland's schools should be aware of all of these different belief systems."[3]


  1. http://www.prayerforum.org/news/national/engaging-faith-and-politics/
  2. http://www.john-mason.org/index.php?subaction=showfull&id=1298829023&ucat=1
  3. http://www.scottish.parliament.uk/parliamentarybusiness/28877.aspx?SearchType=Advance&ReferenceNumbers=S4M-12149

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