Register of Interests

Member's Name: Richard Leonard

Constituency: Central Scotland

Date on which initial statement lodged: 07 June 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:
No registrable interests.

Gifts:
On Sunday 24 September 2017 and Monday 25 September 2017, I attended the Labour Party conference in Brighton. The costs of two nights hotel accommodation, including breakfast, was a total of £324 and was met by the GMB trade union (of 22 Stephenson Way, Euston, London NW1 2HD). In addition, the GMB trade union met the hotel accommodation costs of my assistant, which also came to a total of £324. [Registered 13 October 2017]


On 11 October 2017 I received a donation of £5,000 to my campaign for the leadership of the Scottish Labour Party from UNISON Scotland, a trade union (of 14 West Campbell Street, Glasgow G2 6RX). After I established that the donation was from a permissible donor, I accepted the donation on 11 October 2017. [Registered 15 November 2017]


On 13 October 2017 I received a donation of £12,000 to my campaign for the leadership of the Scottish Labour Party from GMB Scotland, a trade union (of Fountain House, 1/3 Woodside Crescent, Charing Cross, Glasgow G3 7UJ). After I established that the donation was from a permissible donor, I accepted the donation on 13 October 2017. [Registered 15 November 2017]


On 18 October 2017 I received a donation of £1,000 to my campaign for the leadership of the Scottish Labour Party from ASLEF, a trade union (of 77 St John Street, Clerkenwell, London EC1M 4NN). [Registered 15 November 2017]


On 12 October 2017 I received a donation of £500 to my campaign for the leadership of the Scottish Labour Party from Willie Paton. [Registered 15 November 2017]


On 12 November 2017 I received a donation of £450 to my campaign for the leadership of the Scottish Labour Party from Karl Morton [Registered 24 November 2017]


On 12 November 2017 I received a donation of £650 to my campaign for the leadership of the Scottish Labour Party from Mike Martin [Registered 24 November 2017]


On 11 November 2017 I received a donation of £350 to my campaign for the leadership of the Scottish Labour Party from Maria Fyfe [Registered 29 November 2017]


On 7 November 2017 I received a donation of £30,000 to my campaign for the leadership of the Scottish Labour Party from Unite the Union, a trade union (of John Smith House, 145/165 West Regent Street, Glasgow G2 4RZ). After I established that the donation was from a permissible donor, I accepted the donation on 7 November 2017. [Registered 4 December 2017]


On 14 November 2017 I received a donation of £5,000 to my campaign for the leadership of the Scottish Labour Party from CWU, a trade union (of 150 The Broadway, Wimbledon, SW19 1RX). After I established that the donation was from a permissible donor, I accepted the donation on 14 November 2017. [Registered 4 December 2017]


On 14 November 2017 I received a donation of £5,000 to my campaign for the leadership of the Scottish Labour Party from USDAW a trade union (of 188 Wilmslow Road, Manchester, M14 6LJ). After I established that the donation was from a permissible donor, I accepted the donation on 14 November 2017. I amended this entry on 15 January 2018 to update the value of the donation, after it had come to my attention that the original value recorded (£2,000) was not correct. [Registered 4 December 2017, Amended 15 January 2018]


On 23 November 2017 I received a donation of £4,000 to my campaign for the leadership of the Scottish Labour Party from UNISON Scotland a trade union (of 14 West Campbell Street, Glasgow G2 6RX). After I established that the donation was from a permissible donor, I accepted the donation on 23 November 2017. [Registered 4 December 2017]


On 23 November 2017 I received a donation of £1,000 to my campaign for the leadership of the Scottish Labour Party from ASLEF a trade union (of 77 St John Street, Clerkenwell, London EC1M 4NN). After I established that the donation was from a permissible donor, I accepted the donation on 23 November 2017. [Registered 4 December 2017]


On 12 November 2017 I received a donation of £200 to my campaign for the leadership of the Scottish Labour Party from Karl Morton. [Registered 4 December 2017]


On 17 November 2017 I received a non-cash donation of office space and facilities in Edinburgh with a monetary value of £2,130 to my campaign for the leadership of the Scottish Labour Party from Thompsons Solicitors, a solicitors firm (of 285 Bath Street, Glasgow, G2 4HQ). After I established that the donation was from a permissible donor, I accepted the donation on 17 November 2017. [Registered 4 December 2017]


On 17 November 2017 I received a non-cash donation of the use of phone bank facilities with a monetary value of £833 to my campaign for the leadership of the Scottish Labour Party from GMB Scotland, a trade union (of Fountain House, 1/3 Woodside Crescent, Charing Cross, Glasgow G3 7UJ). After I established that the donation was from a permissible donor, I accepted the donation on 17 November 2017. [Registered 17 December 2017]


On 17 November 2017 I received a non-cash donation of the use of phone bank facilities with a monetary value of £417 to my campaign for the leadership of the Scottish Labour Party from Unite Scotland, a trade union (of John Smith House, 145 West Regent Street, Glasgow, G2 4RZ). After I established that the donation was from a permissible donor, I accepted the donation on 17 November 2017. [Registered 17 December 2017]

Overseas visits:
No registrable interests.

Controlled transactions:
No registrable interests.

Heritable property:
No registrable interests.

Interest in shares:
No registrable interests.

Voluntary:
I am a member of the GMB Union.


I am a member of Unite the Union.


I am a member of the Co-operative Party.


I am a member of Friends of the Earth Scotland.


I am a member of the Scottish Campaign for Nuclear Disarmament.


I am the secretary of the Keir Hardie Society.


I am a vice chairperson of the Scottish Labour History Society.


I am a member of the William Morris Society.

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