Register of Interests

Member's Name: Colin Smyth

Constituency: South Scotland

Date on which initial statement lodged: 08 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:
Until 31 May 2016 I was a volunteer coordinator at Parkinson’s UK, a charity organisation (of 215 Vauxhaull Bridge Road, London, SW1V 1EJ). I received remuneration of between £25,001 and £30,000 per annum and worked 35 hours per week.


Until 4 May 2017, when I stood down, I was a senior councillor for Dumfries and Galloway Council (of English Street, Dumfries, DG1 2DD). I worked approximately 20 hours per week and I received remuneration of between £20,001 and £25,000 per annum. I donated my salary to local and national good causes/charities. [Amended interest 09 May 2017]

Gifts:
No registrable interests

Overseas visits:
No registrable interests

Controlled transactions:
No registrable interests

Heritable property:
No registrable interests

Interest in shares:
No registrable interests

Voluntary:
Until 4 May 2017, when I stood down as a senior councillor, I was chair of the following committees— Crichton Sub-Committee; Welfare Reform Committee; and Economy, Environment and Infrastructure Committee. [Amended interest 09 May 2017, Ceased interest 09 May 2017]


Until 4 May 2017, when I stood down as a senior councillor, I was Chair of the Economy, Environment and Infrastructure Committee and I represented the council on the following external Groups (unremunerated)— COSLA Development, Economy & Sustainability Executive Group; Dumfries and Galloway Renewable Energy Partnership Group; Economic Leadership Group; LEADER Strategic Management Group; South of Scotland Alliance; and Supplier Development Co Ltd. [Amended interest 09 May 2017, Ceased interest 09 May 2017]


I am a member of GMB Union.


I am a member of Unite the Union.


I am a member of the League Against Cruel Sports.


I am a volunteer member of the Dumfries and Galloway Chamber of Commerce – Developing the Young Workforce Board.


I am a member of Parkinson’s UK.


I am Chairperson of the Eastriggs Railway Station Action Group (ERSAG). [Registered 9 November 2017]


I am Chairperson of the Dumfries and Galloway Fairtrade Steering Group. [Registered 9 November 2017]

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