Register of Interests

Member's Name: Kezia Dugdale

Constituency: Lothian

Date on which initial statement lodged: 18 May 2016

All MSPs are required to provide details of their interests under the Interests of Members of the Scottish Parliament Act 2006 (asp 12). The Register of Interests of Members of the Scottish Parliament lists details of interests registered under categories such as remuneration, heritable property and gifts. More information about the exact nature of information required under each category of interest can be found at Volume 2: sections 1 and 2 of the Code of Conduct for Members of the Scottish Parliament.

Information on the exact nature of the requirement under each category can be found in the Interests of Members of the Scottish Parliament Act 2006 (asp 12).

Remuneration and related undertaking:
I write a weekly column for the Daily Record newspaper (of One Central Quay, Glasgow, G3 8DA) for which I receive £7,500-£8,000 per annum. I spend 2 hours per week undertaking this role. After tax, all earnings are donated to MND Scotland, I therefore receive no financial benefit from undertaking this work. [Amended interest 20 June 2017]

Between 19 November and 13 December 2017 I took part in the ITV Production “I’m a Celebrity Get Me Out Of Here”. I received a total of between £80,001 and £85,000 in remuneration (which included a fee of £70,000, travel and accommodation and a daily payment whilst not in the camp) from ITV Studios Limited (a television production company of The London Television Centre, Upper Ground, London, SE1 9LT). [Registered 15 December 2017]

Following my participation in “I’m a Celebrity Get Me Out Of Here”, I gave an exclusive interview with the Daily Record newspaper (of One Central Quay, Glasgow, G3 8DA) for which I received a fee of £1,000. I will receive no financial benefit from this work after paying tax and a contractual fee to ITV and donating the rest to charity. [Registered 7 February 2018]

On 22 August 2016 I was gifted a 32GB 9.7 inch Rose Gold Ipad Pro from Simply Fix it (a computer repair store of 1 Forrest Road Edinburgh, EH1 2QH). I estimate the value of this gift to be £500. [Registered 23 August 2016]

Overseas visits:
From 9 July to 23 July 2016 I visited the United States of America on a trip to build a foundation of general knowledge about US domestic and foreign policy, and share UK and EU policy practices and trends with American peers. There was a specific focus on taxation, environmental, education and immigration policy. The cost of the trip totalled $11,105 and was met by the US Embassy London (the diplomatic mission of the US in the United Kingdom, of 24 Grosvenor Square, London W1A 2LQ). This figure included a $500 stipend payment to cover the cost of meals. After 23 July, I stayed a further 6 days in the US, travelling to Philadelphia to attend the Democratic National Convention. The full cost of this trip including internal flights and accommodation were all paid at my own expense. [Registered 28 July 2016]

From 11 June to 14 June 2017 I undertook a visit to Bosnia & Herzegovina as part of the Remembering Srebrenica delegation. The theme of this visit was Gender and Genocide: Remembering Srebrenica’s Women. The total cost of this trip as calculated and met by Remembering Srebrenica (a project of Ummah Help at Newland House, 137-139 Hagley Road, Birmingham, B16 8UA) was £591.00. [Registered 26 June 2017]

Controlled transactions:
No registrable interests

Heritable property:
No registrable interests

Interest in shares:
Since 22 February 2018 I am an unremunerated director of, and hold one share in, Sottish Labour for the Single Market Limited, a political organisation. The share represents 50% of the issued share capital and has a nominal value of £1. I do not expect to receive any dividend from this company. [Registered 27 February 2018]

I am a member of the Labour Party.

I am a member of the Scottish Co-operative Party.

I am a member of the Community Trade Union.

I am a member of Women 5050.

I am a member of the Terrence Higgins Trust.

I am a member of Capital Credit Union.

I am a member of Hope Not Hate.

I was a season ticket holder at Hibernian Football Club. [Amended interest 20 June 2017, Ceased interest 20 June 2017]

I am a member of Engender.

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