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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Culture, Tourism, Europe and External Affairs Committee 20 February 2020 [Draft] : 20 February 2020


Michael Russell

I am grateful for a useful and productive discussion. Considering the roles that I have, I look forward to sitting, talking and working with the committee. I am v...



Culture, Tourism, Europe and External Affairs Committee 20 February 2020 [Draft] : 20 February 2020


Michael Russell

Whatever our constitutional position, the EU will continue to be of enormous importance to us and to have influence over us. That is part of the stupidity of Brex...



Culture, Tourism, Europe and External Affairs Committee 20 February 2020 [Draft] : 20 February 2020


Michael Russell

I believe that that would be the case—maybe not in all circumstances; it might be the case for Erasmus+. We will find that out and let you know.



Culture, Tourism, Europe and External Affairs Committee 20 February 2020 [Draft] : 20 February 2020


Michael Russell

We continue to contend that it is in Scotland’s—-and everybody’s—interests to retain membership of such programmes. As you know, we have been critical of the valu...



Culture, Tourism, Europe and External Affairs Committee 20 February 2020 [Draft] : 20 February 2020


Michael Russell

We will make sure that Mr Macpherson gives you the updated figures, and a clear answer on the issues that you have raised.



Culture, Tourism, Europe and External Affairs Committee 20 February 2020 [Draft] : 20 February 2020


Michael Russell

We can send the committee the latest figures, which I think were published last week—we have an updated figure. People are continuing to apply.



Culture, Tourism, Europe and External Affairs Committee 20 February 2020 [Draft] : 20 February 2020


Michael Russell

I have indicated that the keeping-pace powers, which we wanted in the continuity bill, are an important part of that. The Parliament already approved them. It wil...



Culture, Tourism, Europe and External Affairs Committee 20 February 2020 [Draft] : 20 February 2020


Michael Russell

No—I cannot look into the mind of the Prime Minister, nor would I want to. It would seem perverse for the UK Government not to want to clear off things that could...



Culture, Tourism, Europe and External Affairs Committee 20 February 2020 [Draft] : 20 February 2020


Michael Russell

I would not say that we have had those detailed discussions as part of the current round of talks; rather, I would say that the UK Government is aware of our position. I do not think that it...



Culture, Tourism, Europe and External Affairs Committee 20 February 2020 [Draft] : 20 February 2020


Michael Russell

The Cabinet Secretary for Justice and I met Europol, and I have met the police, to discuss those issues.

Vote DetailMSP VoteResult
S5M-20979.3: Police Scotland Underfunded in Draft Budget (Humza Yousaf)
Meeting Date: 26/02/2020
Result - For: 58, Against: 54 Abstain: 6
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ForCarried
S5M-20979.2: Police Scotland Underfunded in Draft Budget (James Kelly)
Meeting Date: 26/02/2020
Result - For: 26, Against: 85 Abstain: 7
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AgainstDefeated
S5M-20979: Police Scotland Underfunded in Draft Budget (Liam Kerr)
Meeting Date: 26/02/2020
Result - For: 58, Against: 54 Abstain: 6
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ForCarried
S5M-20756: Period Products (Free Provision) (Scotland) Bill (Monica Lennon)
Meeting Date: 25/02/2020
Result - For: 112, Against: 0 Abstain: 1
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ForCarried
S5M-20882.3: Standing up for NHS Staff and Patients (Jeane Freeman)
Meeting Date: 19/02/2020
Result - For: 59, Against: 61 Abstain: 0
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ForDefeated
S5M-20882.1: Standing up for NHS Staff and Patients (Miles Briggs)
Meeting Date: 19/02/2020
Result - For: 120, Against: 0 Abstain: 0
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ForCarried
S5M-20882: Standing up for NHS Staff and Patients (Monica Lennon)
Meeting Date: 19/02/2020
Result - For: 62, Against: 58 Abstain: 0
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AgainstCarried
S5M-20716.4: No Case for Tax Increases or Further Cuts to Public Spending (Kate Forbes)
Meeting Date: 05/02/2020
Result - For: 58, Against: 57 Abstain: 1
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Not VotedCarried
S5M-20716: No Case for Tax Increases or Further Cuts to Public Spending (Murdo Fraser)
Meeting Date: 05/02/2020
Result - For: 58, Against: 38 Abstain: 20
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Not VotedCarried
S5M-20705: Non-Domestic Rates (Scotland) Bill (Kate Forbes)
Meeting Date: 05/02/2020
Result - For: 78, Against: 32 Abstain: 6
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Not VotedCarried

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Motion S5M-20922: Michael Russell, Argyll and Bute, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 18/02/2020 Show Full Motion >>
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 >>
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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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