James Kelly MSP

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James Kelly MSP

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  • Member for: Glasgow
  • Party: Scottish Labour

James is a member of the following Committees:

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Parliamentary Activities

Member of the Parliamentary Bureau

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Meeting of the Parliament 30 June 2016 : 30 June 2016


James Kelly

Over the past week, we have quite rightly heard a lot of discussion of how Scotland is an open, progressive and modern country. In that regard, it seems peculiar ...



Meeting of the Parliament 30 June 2016 : 30 June 2016


2. James Kelly (Glasgow) (Lab)

To ask the Scottish Government what its position is on repealing the offensive behaviour at football legislation. (S5O-00082)



Finance Committee 29 June 2016 : 29 June 2016


James Kelly

I accept that, and I would not propose that you publish any information that fuels uncertainty. However, it would be helpful to publish anything that would help t...



Finance Committee 29 June 2016 : 29 June 2016


James Kelly

Okay. I am clear about where you stand, cabinet secretary.



Finance Committee 29 June 2016 : 29 June 2016


James Kelly

I accept that you have to assess the impact of recent changes but, at present, is your policy intent to raise more money from taxes?



Finance Committee 29 June 2016 : 29 June 2016


James Kelly

I am sorry—



Finance Committee 29 June 2016 : 29 June 2016


James Kelly

Just to be clear, is the approach tax neutral, or will it put up taxes or reduce them?



Finance Committee 29 June 2016 : 29 June 2016


James Kelly (Glasgow) (Lab)

I have two questions. The cabinet secretary’s letter notes the £3.5 billion of public spending cuts that are coming down the line. Obviously, you have correctly a...



Meeting of the Parliament 29 June 2016 : 29 June 2016


James Kelly (Glasgow) (Lab)

I note from the documentation that has been provided that there is a £67 million cash underspend in the communities portfolio, which includes housing. That comes ...



Finance Committee 15 June 2016 : 15 June 2016


James Kelly

Members have commented on the changing landscape and additional tax powers, and I know that they will be a great focus for the committee.

Vote DetailMSP VoteResult
S5M-00607.1: Gender and the Workplace (Annie Wells)
Meeting Date: 29/06/2016
Result - For: 30, Against: 93 Abstain: 0
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AgainstDefeated
S5M-00601.1: Implications of the EU Referendum for Scotland (Ruth Davidson)
Meeting Date: 28/06/2016
Result - For: 34, Against: 68 Abstain: 21
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AbstainDefeated
S5M-00601: Implications of the EU Referendum for Scotland (Nicola Sturgeon)
Meeting Date: 28/06/2016
Result - For: 92, Against: 0 Abstain: 31
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ForCarried
S5M-00467.3: The Best Start in Life for Scotland's Children (Daniel Johnson)
Meeting Date: 16/06/2016
Result - For: 29, Against: 59 Abstain: 29
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ForDefeated
S5M-00467.4: The Best Start in Life for Scotland's Children (Donald Cameron)
Meeting Date: 16/06/2016
Result - For: 33, Against: 84 Abstain: 0
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AgainstDefeated
S5M-00467: The Best Start in Life for Scotland's Children (Aileen Campbell)
Meeting Date: 16/06/2016
Result - For: 88, Against: 0 Abstain: 29
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ForCarried
S5M-00431.2: The Contributions of Colleges and Universities to Scotland’s Success (Iain Gray)
Meeting Date: 15/06/2016
Result - For: 33, Against: 91 Abstain: 0
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ForDefeated
S5M-00431: The Contributions of Colleges and Universities to Scotland’s Success (Shirley-Anne Somerville)
Meeting Date: 15/06/2016
Result - For: 95, Against: 29 Abstain: 0
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ForCarried
S5M-00448.3: The Economy (Keith Brown)
Meeting Date: 15/06/2016
Result - For: 66, Against: 58 Abstain: 0
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AgainstCarried
S5M-00448: The Economy (Jackie Baillie)
Meeting Date: 15/06/2016
Result - For: 66, Against: 58 Abstain: 0
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AgainstCarried

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Motion S5M-00984: James Kelly, Glasgow, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 09/08/2016 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S4M-15982: James Kelly, Rutherglen, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 18/03/2016 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S4M-15903: James Kelly, Rutherglen, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 11/03/2016 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S4M-15767: James Kelly, Rutherglen, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 29/02/2016 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S4M-15747: James Kelly, Rutherglen, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 25/02/2016 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S4M-15737: James Kelly, Rutherglen, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 24/02/2016 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S4M-15591: James Kelly, Rutherglen, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 09/02/2016 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S4M-15523: James Kelly, Rutherglen, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 01/02/2016 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S4M-15016: James Kelly, Rutherglen, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 30/11/2015 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S4M-14997: James Kelly, Rutherglen, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 27/11/2015 Show Full Motion >>
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Question S5W-01877: James Kelly, Glasgow, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 10/08/2016 Show Full Question >>
Question S5O-00082: James Kelly, Glasgow, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 20/06/2016 Show Full Question >>
Question S5W-00626: James Kelly, Glasgow, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 08/06/2016 Show Full Question >>
Question S5W-00625: James Kelly, Glasgow, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 08/06/2016 Show Full Question >>
Question S5O-00014: James Kelly, Glasgow, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 26/05/2016 Show Full Question >>
Question S5W-00201: James Kelly, Glasgow, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 24/05/2016 Show Full Question >>
Question S5W-00200: James Kelly, Glasgow, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 24/05/2016 Show Full Question >>
Question S4O-05694: James Kelly, Rutherglen, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 14/03/2016 Show Full Question >>
Question S4W-30539: James Kelly, Rutherglen, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 09/03/2016 Show Full Question >>
Question S4W-30156: James Kelly, Rutherglen, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 25/02/2016 Show Full Question >>

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