Michael Russell MSP

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Michael Russell MSP

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  • Member for: Argyll and Bute
  • Region: Highlands and Islands
  • Party: Scottish National Party

Michael is a member of the following Committees:

Michael is a member of the following Cross-Party Groups:

Parliamentary Activities

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Standards, Procedures and Public Appointments Committee 16 January 2020 [Draft] : 16 dhen Fhaoilleach 2020


Michael Russell

Although it is always good to consider the impact of new legislation, amendment 27 implies that the bill is expected to have a negative impact on the security of ...



Standards, Procedures and Public Appointments Committee 16 January 2020 [Draft] : 16 dhen Fhaoilleach 2020


Michael Russell

I press amendment 9.



Standards, Procedures and Public Appointments Committee 16 January 2020 [Draft] : 16 dhen Fhaoilleach 2020


Michael Russell

Amendment 25 is drafted to mirror the provisions for electoral meetings in schools and community rooms that were set out in the ...



Standards, Procedures and Public Appointments Committee 16 January 2020 [Draft] : 16 dhen Fhaoilleach 2020


Michael Russell

To a great extent, these are technical amendments, which deal with the technicalities of prisoner voting. I ask members to bear with me as I go through them, beca...



Standards, Procedures and Public Appointments Committee 16 January 2020 [Draft] : 16 dhen Fhaoilleach 2020


Michael Russell

This substantial group of amendments provides a number of alternative approaches to the bill’s provisions on prisoner voting as they are drafted.



Standards, Procedures and Public Appointments Committee 16 January 2020 [Draft] : 16 dhen Fhaoilleach 2020


Michael Russell

This was—of course—an issue in the stage 1 report on which members held different views. The majority concluded that British citizens who had previously been incl...



Standards, Procedures and Public Appointments Committee 16 January 2020 [Draft] : 16 dhen Fhaoilleach 2020


Michael Russell

The issue was raised with me in the past couple of weeks by, I think, an individual who has been in touch with Neil Findlay. As Neil Findlay explained, the Local ...



Standards, Procedures and Public Appointments Committee 16 January 2020 [Draft] : 16 dhen Fhaoilleach 2020


Michael Russell

Unusually, I find myself in agreement with Neil Findlay and Tom Mason. I am not unsympathetic to amendment 3. If I had a crystal ball, I would look into it and se...



Standards, Procedures and Public Appointments Committee 16 January 2020 [Draft] : 16 dhen Fhaoilleach 2020


Michael Russell

The situation with regard to this group is not dissimilar to that of the first group. Mr Ruskell has asked whether I can assist him with this issue, and I will do...



Standards, Procedures and Public Appointments Committee 16 January 2020 [Draft] : 16 dhen Fhaoilleach 2020


Michael Russell

We have just had a discussion about whether the bill should go further and enfranchise more people. I agree with Mr Ruskell that we should do everything that we c...

Vote DetailMSP VoteResult
S5M-20415.3: Education (John Swinney)
Meeting Date: 15/01/2020
Result - For: 60, Against: 63 Abstain: 0
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ForDefeated
S5M-20415.2: Education (Iain Gray)
Meeting Date: 15/01/2020
Result - For: 63, Against: 60 Abstain: 0
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AgainstCarried
S5M-20415: Education (Liz Smith)
Meeting Date: 15/01/2020
Result - For: 63, Against: 60 Abstain: 0
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AgainstCarried
S5M-20448: Approval of SSI (Graeme Dey)
Meeting Date: 15/01/2020
Result - For: 117, Against: 0 Abstain: 6
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ForCarried
S5M-20318.1: European Union (Withdrawal Agreement) Bill (Adam Tomkins)
Meeting Date: 08/01/2020
Result - For: 29, Against: 92 Abstain: 0
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AgainstDefeated
S5M-20318: European Union (Withdrawal Agreement) Bill (Michael Russell)
Meeting Date: 08/01/2020
Result - For: 92, Against: 29 Abstain: 0
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ForCarried
SP Bill 46: Referendums (Scotland) Bill (Stage 3) - Amendment 1
Meeting Date: 19/12/2019
Result - For: 54, Against: 67 Abstain: 0
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SP Bill 46: Referendums (Scotland) Bill (Stage 3) - Amendment 2
Meeting Date: 19/12/2019
Result - For: 55, Against: 66 Abstain: 0
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SP Bill 46: Referendums (Scotland) Bill (Stage 3) - Amendment 3
Meeting Date: 19/12/2019
Result - For: 54, Against: 67 Abstain: 0
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SP Bill 46: Referendums (Scotland) Bill (Stage 3) - Amendment 13
Meeting Date: 19/12/2019
Result - For: 56, Against: 68 Abstain: 0
AgainstDefeated

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Motion S5M-20318: Michael Russell, Argyll and Bute, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 06/01/2020 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S5M-20237: Michael Russell, Argyll and Bute, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 17/12/2019 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S5M-20049: Michael Russell, Argyll and Bute, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 26/11/2019 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S5M-19743: Michael Russell, Argyll and Bute, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 05/11/2019 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S5M-18778: Michael Russell, Argyll and Bute, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 09/09/2019 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S5M-18695: Michael Russell, Argyll and Bute, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 03/09/2019 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S5M-15032: Michael Russell, Argyll and Bute, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 03/12/2018 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S5M-12223: Michael Russell, Argyll and Bute, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 14/05/2018 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S5M-11136: Michael Russell, Argyll and Bute, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 19/03/2018 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S5M-10817: Michael Russell, Argyll and Bute, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 05/03/2018 Show Full Motion >>
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Question S5W-02079: Michael Russell, Argyll and Bute, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 21/08/2016 Show Full Question >>
Question S5W-02076: Michael Russell, Argyll and Bute, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 19/08/2016 Show Full Question >>
Question S5W-02077: Michael Russell, Argyll and Bute, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 19/08/2016 Show Full Question >>
Question S5W-01335: Michael Russell, Argyll and Bute, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 08/07/2016 Show Full Question >>
Question S5W-01299: Michael Russell, Argyll and Bute, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 06/07/2016 Show Full Question >>
Question S5W-01300: Michael Russell, Argyll and Bute, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 06/07/2016 Show Full Question >>
Question S5W-01298: Michael Russell, Argyll and Bute, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 06/07/2016 Show Full Question >>
Question S5W-01291: Michael Russell, Argyll and Bute, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 06/07/2016 Show Full Question >>
Question S5W-01289: Michael Russell, Argyll and Bute, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 06/07/2016 Show Full Question >>
Question S5W-01290: Michael Russell, Argyll and Bute, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 06/07/2016 Show Full Question >>

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