Andy Wightman MSP

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Andy Wightman MSP

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  • Member for: Lothian
  • Party: Scottish Green Party

Andy is a member of the following Committees:

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Parliamentary Activities

Appointed Member of the Scottish Parliamentary Corporate Body

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Meeting of the Parliament 28 June 2018 : 28 June 2018


Andy Wightman (Lothian) (Green)

The Greens welcome the opportunity to congratulate newly appointed ministers on their new roles. As a member of generation 2016, I am particularly pleased to see so many of my colleagues who...



Meeting of the Parliament 27 June 2018 : 27 June 2018


Andy Wightman (Lothian) (Green)

Today, the Scottish Parliamentary Corporate Body invites the Parliament to agree to revise the witness expenses scheme. The corporate body has oversight of the sc...



Meeting of the Parliament 27 June 2018 : 27 June 2018


Andy Wightman (Lothian) (Green)

I welcome the minister’s statement. Given that tenants can be evicted via schedule 3 of the Private Housing (Tenancies) (Scotland) Act 2016 if their landlord or c...



Local Government and Communities Committee 20 June 2018 : 20 June 2018


Andy Wightman

Increasing attention has been paid to the need to get people with disabilities into the workforce more effectively. I do not know anything about the topic. Does w...



Local Government and Communities Committee 20 June 2018 : 20 June 2018


Andy Wightman

I thank Rebecca Marek for her comprehensive paper, which is very useful. What is the problem? Is there institutional racism?



Local Government and Communities Committee 20 June 2018 : 20 June 2018


Andy Wightman

Since devolution in 1999, have there been times when we have done workforce planning better? The convener talked about care work, which is an expanding area. Obvi...



Local Government and Communities Committee 20 June 2018 : 20 June 2018


Andy Wightman

I encourage the two of you to have a conversation about that because it is an important issue.



Local Government and Communities Committee 20 June 2018 : 20 June 2018


Andy Wightman

Rebecca Marek talked about the challenges of redressing the imbalance in representation of BME groups. In particular, those groups are more represented in younger...



Local Government and Communities Committee 20 June 2018 : 20 June 2018


Andy Wightman

That is helpful. So the network’s work is mainly focused on the young workforce. Is that correct?



Local Government and Communities Committee 20 June 2018 : 20 June 2018


Andy Wightman (Lothian) (Green)

Will Sara Tennant say a little bit about the practical day-to-day work that the public sector network is engaged in?

Vote DetailMSP VoteResult
S5M-12943: Standards, Procedures and Public Appointments Committee's 5th Report, 2018 (Session 5) (Clare Haughey)
Meeting Date: 27/06/2018
Result - For: 101, Against: 0 Abstain: 6
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ForCarried
S5M-12891.2: World Refugee Day: Supporting People to Settle in Scotland (Michelle Ballantyne)
Meeting Date: 21/06/2018
Result - For: 20, Against: 81 Abstain: 0
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AgainstDefeated
S5M-12891.1: World Refugee Day: Supporting People to Settle in Scotland (Ross Greer)
Meeting Date: 21/06/2018
Result - For: 81, Against: 0 Abstain: 20
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ForCarried
S5M-12861.2: Review of Government FoI Handling and Record Keeping (Joe FitzPatrick)
Meeting Date: 20/06/2018
Result - For: 66, Against: 59 Abstain: 0
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AgainstCarried
S5M-12706.4: Health (Maureen Watt)
Meeting Date: 13/06/2018
Result - For: 62, Against: 62 Abstain: 0, Casting Vote: Against
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S5M-12706: Health (Alex Cole-Hamilton)
Meeting Date: 13/06/2018
Result - For: 62, Against: 0 Abstain: 62
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ForCarried
S5M-12708.4: Finance and the Constitution (Derek Mackay)
Meeting Date: 13/06/2018
Result - For: 68, Against: 56 Abstain: 0
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S5M-12708: Finance and the Constitution (Willie Rennie)
Meeting Date: 13/06/2018
Result - For: 67, Against: 56 Abstain: 0
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S5M-12741: Approval of SSI (Joe FitzPatrick)
Meeting Date: 13/06/2018
Result - For: 103, Against: 21 Abstain: 0
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S5M-12690.2: Improving the Lives of Scotland’s Gypsy/Travellers (John Finnie)
Meeting Date: 12/06/2018
Result - For: 76, Against: 27 Abstain: 0
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Motion S5M-12953: Andy Wightman, Lothian, Scottish Green Party, Date Lodged: 22/06/2018 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S5M-12342.1: Andy Wightman, Lothian, Scottish Green Party, Date Lodged: 22/05/2018 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S5M-12224: Andy Wightman, Lothian, Scottish Green Party, Date Lodged: 14/05/2018 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S5M-12076.3: Andy Wightman, Lothian, Scottish Green Party, Date Lodged: 04/05/2018 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S5M-11827: Andy Wightman, Lothian, Scottish Green Party, Date Lodged: 24/04/2018 R Show Full Motion >>
Motion S5M-11309: Andy Wightman, Lothian, Scottish Green Party, Date Lodged: 27/03/2018 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S5M-11290: Andy Wightman, Lothian, Scottish Green Party, Date Lodged: 26/03/2018 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S5M-11240: Andy Wightman, Lothian, Scottish Green Party, Date Lodged: 22/03/2018 R Show Full Motion >>
Motion S5M-10949.1: Andy Wightman, Lothian, Scottish Green Party, Date Lodged: 16/03/2018 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S5M-11100: Andy Wightman, Lothian, Scottish Green Party, Date Lodged: 16/03/2018 Show Full Motion >>
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Question S5O-02136: Andy Wightman, Lothian, Scottish Green Party, Date Lodged: 16/05/2018 Show Full Question >>
Question S5W-16463: Andy Wightman, Lothian, Scottish Green Party, Date Lodged: 04/05/2018 Show Full Question >>
Question S5W-16288: Andy Wightman, Lothian, Scottish Green Party, Date Lodged: 30/04/2018 Show Full Question >>
Question S5W-16287: Andy Wightman, Lothian, Scottish Green Party, Date Lodged: 30/04/2018 Show Full Question >>
Question S5W-16286: Andy Wightman, Lothian, Scottish Green Party, Date Lodged: 30/04/2018 Show Full Question >>
Question S5W-15776: Andy Wightman, Lothian, Scottish Green Party, Date Lodged: 30/03/2018 Show Full Question >>
Question S5O-01954: Andy Wightman, Lothian, Scottish Green Party, Date Lodged: 21/03/2018 R Show Full Question >>
Question S5W-15307: Andy Wightman, Lothian, Scottish Green Party, Date Lodged: 15/03/2018 Show Full Question >>
Question S5W-15314: Andy Wightman, Lothian, Scottish Green Party, Date Lodged: 15/03/2018 Show Full Question >>
Question S5W-15315: Andy Wightman, Lothian, Scottish Green Party, Date Lodged: 15/03/2018 Show Full Question >>

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