With only two of the MSPs from the previous Cross-Party Group on ME in the Scottish Parliament available to join any new group following the election, Charlie Gordon (Glasgow Cathcart, Labour) has invited MSPs to volunteer to reform the Group for this parliament.
The group committee met yesterday (June 6) to discuss reformation.
A CPG requires to have member MSPs from all four main parties. Ministers are not eligible, and their shadow counterparts are usually too busy. (With a minority government and the need for consensus negotiations on all business, backbench MSPs are liable to be busier in this parliament than previously.)