I strongly welcome Will Stone's article on the need to increase working-class representation in Parliament (M Star October 24).
As a member of the Scottish Parliament, a bricklayer by trade and someone very proud of my family, community and class, I am pleased to say that the Labour group in the Scottish Parliament has many working-class members in its ranks.
A brief glance identifies a welder, shipyard worker, steel worker, construction workers, shop worker, council workers, an electrical worker, engineer and admin workers amongst others.
I would estimate that at least a third of our group have backgrounds in what would traditionally be accepted as working-class jobs. And that is a very good thing in my book.