John Swinney MSP

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John Swinney MSP

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  • Member for: Perthshire North
  • Region: Mid Scotland and Fife
  • Party: Scottish National Party

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Parliamentary Activities

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Meeting of the Parliament 02 May 2018 : 02 May 2018


John Swinney

There is work under way that has been led by John Wallace, who was formerly the principal of the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland. I look forward to meeting the me...



Meeting of the Parliament 02 May 2018 : 02 May 2018


The Deputy First Minister and Cabinet Secretary for Education and Skills (John Swinney)

The Scottish education system devolves decision making to the most appropriate level, which enables local education authorities to make choices that meet their local circumstances and needs....



Meeting of the Parliament 02 May 2018 : 02 May 2018


John Swinney

Yes, I agree. It is an excellent initiative by Midlothian Council. It recognises the need to ensure that there are clear pathways for young people to access educa...



Meeting of the Parliament 02 May 2018 : 02 May 2018


The Deputy First Minister and Cabinet Secretary for Education and Skills (John Swinney)

The development of a digital centre of excellence as part of the new high school in Newbattle is an initiative of Midlothian Council. I commend the collaborative ...



Meeting of the Parliament 02 May 2018 : 02 May 2018


John Swinney

I am happy to engage with Mr Rumbles about his perspective on those matters but, when I go around schools, I meet teachers who are positive and utterly motivated ...



Meeting of the Parliament 02 May 2018 : 02 May 2018


The Deputy First Minister and Cabinet Secretary for Education and Skills (John Swinney)

I last met the director of education and children’s services for Aberdeenshire Council on 7 March.



Meeting of the Parliament 02 May 2018 : 02 May 2018


John Swinney

I remind Mr Sarwar that we have been living in a period of fiscal austerity that has been applied by United Kingdom Governments going back to when his party was i...



Meeting of the Parliament 02 May 2018 : 02 May 2018


The Deputy First Minister and Cabinet Secretary for Education and Skills (John Swinney)

We value Scotland’s teachers highly. We are committed to taking an active role in the current discussions through the Scottish negotiating committee for teachers and I urge everyone round th...



Meeting of the Parliament 02 May 2018 : 02 May 2018


John Swinney

To my knowledge, there has been no dialogue with the council about its proposals, but they are ordinarily and properly a matter for Orkney Islands Council to cons...



Meeting of the Parliament 02 May 2018 : 02 May 2018


John Swinney

This consideration applies in any circumstances, island or mainland, around the country: I want to ensure that young people can access the strongest quality leade...

Vote DetailMSP VoteResult
S5M-12264: Land and Buildings Transaction Tax (Relief from Additional Amount) (Scotland) Bill (Derek Mackay)
Meeting Date: 17/05/2018
Result - For: 109, Against: 1 Abstain: 0
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Not VotedCarried
S5M-12223.1: European Union (Withdrawal) Bill (Adam Tomkins)
Meeting Date: 15/05/2018
Result - For: 30, Against: 95 Abstain: 0
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AgainstDefeated
S5M-12223.2: European Union (Withdrawal) Bill (Neil Findlay)
Meeting Date: 15/05/2018
Result - For: 93, Against: 31 Abstain: 0
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ForCarried
S5M-12223: European Union (Withdrawal) Bill (Michael Russell)
Meeting Date: 15/05/2018
Result - For: 93, Against: 30 Abstain: 0
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ForCarried
S5M-12140.1: A Route Map to an Energy Efficient Scotland (Alexander Burnett)
Meeting Date: 10/05/2018
Result - For: 64, Against: 60 Abstain: 0
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S5M-12140.4: A Route Map to an Energy Efficient Scotland (Pauline McNeill)
Meeting Date: 10/05/2018
Result - For: 64, Against: 60 Abstain: 0
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AgainstCarried
S5M-12140: A Route Map to an Energy Efficient Scotland (Kevin Stewart)
Meeting Date: 10/05/2018
Result - For: 65, Against: 59 Abstain: 0
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AgainstCarried
S5M-12076.2: Scottish National Investment Bank (Jackie Baillie)
Meeting Date: 08/05/2018
Result - For: 19, Against: 91 Abstain: 0
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AgainstDefeated
S5M-12076.3: Scottish National Investment Bank (Andy Wightman)
Meeting Date: 08/05/2018
Result - For: 26, Against: 84 Abstain: 0
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S5M-12010.3: Scotland's Digital Connectivity (Colin Smyth)
Meeting Date: 03/05/2018
Result - For: 104, Against: 2 Abstain: 6
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Motion S5M-11788: John Swinney, Perthshire North, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 23/04/2018 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S5M-08558: John Swinney, Perthshire North, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 31/10/2017 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S5M-06376: John Swinney, Perthshire North, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 26/06/2017 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S5M-05995: John Swinney, Perthshire North, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 06/06/2017 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S5M-05733: John Swinney, Perthshire North, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 22/05/2017 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S5M-05595.2: John Swinney, Perthshire North, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 16/05/2017 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S5M-04920.1: John Swinney, Perthshire North, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 28/03/2017 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S5M-04456.2: John Swinney, Perthshire North, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 07/03/2017 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S5M-03461: John Swinney, Perthshire North, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 17/01/2017 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S5M-03181: John Swinney, Perthshire North, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 16/12/2016 Show Full Motion >>
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Question S2O-12498: John Swinney, North Tayside, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 21/03/2007 Show Full Question >>
Question S2W-31491: John Swinney, North Tayside, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 29/01/2007 Show Full Question >>
Question S2W-31492: John Swinney, North Tayside, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 29/01/2007 Show Full Question >>
Question S2W-31428: John Swinney, North Tayside, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 26/01/2007 Show Full Question >>
Question S2W-31427: John Swinney, North Tayside, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 26/01/2007 Show Full Question >>
Question S2W-31403: John Swinney, North Tayside, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 25/01/2007 Show Full Question >>
Question S2W-31400: John Swinney, North Tayside, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 25/01/2007 Show Full Question >>
Question S2W-31399: John Swinney, North Tayside, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 25/01/2007 Show Full Question >>
Question S2W-31401: John Swinney, North Tayside, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 25/01/2007 Show Full Question >>
Question S2W-31402: John Swinney, North Tayside, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 25/01/2007 Show Full Question >>

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