Liam McArthur MSP

Welcome to Liam McArthur MSP's biography pages

Liam McArthur MSP

Here you can find out about your MSPs' political activities and how to get in touch with them.

  • Member for: Orkney Islands
  • Region: Highlands and Islands
  • Party: Scottish Liberal Democrats

Liam is a member of the following Committees:

Liam is a member of the following Cross-Party Groups:

Parliamentary Activities

Appointed Member of the Scottish Parliamentary Corporate Body

Search for other speeches made by this member

Meeting of the Parliament 22 June 2017 [Draft] : 22 June 2017


Liam McArthur (Orkney Islands) (LD)

I am grateful to my fellow Liverpool-supporting colleague Tavish Scott for giving way. I echo his points about the travel fund. ...



Meeting of the Parliament 21 June 2017 [Draft] : 21 June 2017


Liam McArthur (Orkney Islands) (LD)

I thank all those on the Environment, Climate Change and Land Reform Committee for their diligence and for the work that they carried out in scrutinising the stat...



Meeting of the Parliament 20 June 2017 [Draft] : 20 June 2017


Liam McArthur

I do not accept that that is the case at all. As has been pointed out, there is an opportunity to introduce a proper enabling bill that sets the structure in which any future decisions would...



Meeting of the Parliament 20 June 2017 [Draft] : 20 June 2017


Liam McArthur (Orkney Islands) (LD)

I thank Bruce Crawford and his colleagues on the Finance and Constitution Committee, as well as all those who gave evidence to the committee, for their work in sc...



Meeting of the Parliament 20 June 2017 [Draft] : 20 June 2017


Liam McArthur (Orkney Islands) (LD)

I thank the cabinet secretary for early sight of his statement, and I put on record my thanks to officers and staff for the work that they do.



Justice Sub-Committee on Policing 15 June 2017 [Draft] : 15 June 2017


Liam McArthur

On the feedback from those who you say you are targeting, who perhaps have been less effusive in their endorsement, have any concerns been raised by legal represe...



Justice Sub-Committee on Policing 15 June 2017 [Draft] : 15 June 2017


Liam McArthur

Where there was support, was any of it caveated and, if so, was that reflected in the way in which you structured the pilot, or was there a ringing endorsement of...



Justice Sub-Committee on Policing 15 June 2017 [Draft] : 15 June 2017


Liam McArthur

On that experience in Aberdeen, was there prior consultation of the kind that you have talked about with the public and stakeholders?



Justice Sub-Committee on Policing 15 June 2017 [Draft] : 15 June 2017


Liam McArthur

Mr Williams talked about the seven principles of usage. The ASPS submission refers to concerns that were expressed by the Police Executive Research Forum—that was...



Justice Sub-Committee on Policing 15 June 2017 [Draft] : 15 June 2017


Liam McArthur

The issue of cost has come up quite a bit in the course of this evidence session. The conclusion in the submission from the ASPS is that the ASPS

Vote DetailMSP VoteResult
SP Bill 1: Limitation (Childhood Abuse) (Scotland) Bill (Stage 2) - Amendment 1
Meeting Date: 22/06/2017
Result - For: 50, Against: 65 Abstain: 0
Not VotedDefeated
S5M-06201: Limitation (Childhood Abuse) (Scotland) Bill (Annabelle Ewing)
Meeting Date: 22/06/2017
Result - For: 115, Against: 0 Abstain: 0
>> Show more
Not VotedCarried
S5M-06186.4: Agriculture (Fergus Ewing)
Meeting Date: 21/06/2017
Result - For: 61, Against: 57 Abstain: 6
>> Show more
AgainstCarried
S5M-06186.1: Agriculture (Rhoda Grant)
Meeting Date: 21/06/2017
Result - For: 57, Against: 61 Abstain: 6
>> Show more
ForDefeated
S5M-06186: Agriculture (Peter Chapman)
Meeting Date: 21/06/2017
Result - For: 80, Against: 36 Abstain: 8
>> Show more
AgainstCarried
S5M-06257: Approval of SSI (Joe FitzPatrick)
Meeting Date: 21/06/2017
Result - For: 86, Against: 29 Abstain: 9
>> Show more
ForCarried
SP Bill 3: Air Departure Tax (Scotland) Bill (Stage 2) - Amendment 1A
Meeting Date: 20/06/2017
Result - For: 29, Against: 86 Abstain: 0
ForDefeated
SP Bill 3: Air Departure Tax (Scotland) Bill (Stage 2) - Amendment 1B
Meeting Date: 20/06/2017
Result - For: 30, Against: 85 Abstain: 0
ForDefeated
SP Bill 3: Air Departure Tax (Scotland) Bill (Stage 2) - Amendment 1C
Meeting Date: 20/06/2017
Result - For: 30, Against: 87 Abstain: 0
ForDefeated
S5M-06164: Air Departure Tax (Scotland) Bill (Derek Mackay)
Meeting Date: 20/06/2017
Result - For: 108, Against: 11 Abstain: 0
>> Show more
AgainstCarried

Search for other Motions lodged by Liam McArthur
EventIdTypeSub TypeMSP NameParty NameConstituencyRegionTitleItemTextFormattedAnswer DateAnswerStatusIdExpectedAnswerDateAnsweredByMspApprovedDateSubmissionDateMeetingDateProductionStatusIdRecordStatusIdStatus DateOnBehalfOfConsideredForMembersBusinessCrossPartySupportRegisteredInterestSupportCountSupportDateIsEventLinkCurrentMinister
Motion S5M-06299: Liam McArthur, Orkney Islands, Scottish Liberal Democrats, Date Lodged: 21/06/2017 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S5M-06081: Liam McArthur, Orkney Islands, Scottish Liberal Democrats, Date Lodged: 13/06/2017 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S5M-06077: Liam McArthur, Orkney Islands, Scottish Liberal Democrats, Date Lodged: 13/06/2017 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S5M-06071: Liam McArthur, Orkney Islands, Scottish Liberal Democrats, Date Lodged: 13/06/2017 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S5M-06072: Liam McArthur, Orkney Islands, Scottish Liberal Democrats, Date Lodged: 13/06/2017 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S5M-05981: Liam McArthur, Orkney Islands, Scottish Liberal Democrats, Date Lodged: 05/06/2017 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S5M-05930: Liam McArthur, Orkney Islands, Scottish Liberal Democrats, Date Lodged: 01/06/2017 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S5M-05929: Liam McArthur, Orkney Islands, Scottish Liberal Democrats, Date Lodged: 01/06/2017 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S5M-05976: Liam McArthur, Orkney Islands, Scottish Liberal Democrats, Date Lodged: 05/06/2017 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S5M-05926: Liam McArthur, Orkney Islands, Scottish Liberal Democrats, Date Lodged: 01/06/2017 Show Full Motion >>
Search for other Questions asked by Liam McArthur
EventIdTypeSub TypeMSP NameParty NameConstituencyRegionTitleItemTextFormattedAnswer DateAnswerStatusIdExpectedAnswerDateAnsweredByMspApprovedDateSubmissionDateMeetingDateProductionStatusIdRecordStatusIdStatus DateOnBehalfOfConsideredForMembersBusinessCrossPartySupportRegisteredInterestSupportCountSupportDateIsEventLinkCurrentMinister
Question S5W-09862: Liam McArthur, Orkney Islands, Scottish Liberal Democrats, Date Lodged: 21/06/2017 Show Full Question >>
Question S5W-09788: Liam McArthur, Orkney Islands, Scottish Liberal Democrats, Date Lodged: 19/06/2017 Show Full Question >>
Question S5W-09677: Liam McArthur, Orkney Islands, Scottish Liberal Democrats, Date Lodged: 14/06/2017 Show Full Question >>
Question S5W-09621: Liam McArthur, Orkney Islands, Scottish Liberal Democrats, Date Lodged: 06/06/2017 Show Full Question >>
Question S5O-01116: Liam McArthur, Orkney Islands, Scottish Liberal Democrats, Date Lodged: 06/06/2017 Show Full Question >>
Question S5O-01050: Liam McArthur, Orkney Islands, Scottish Liberal Democrats, Date Lodged: 23/05/2017 Show Full Question >>
Question S5W-09354: Liam McArthur, Orkney Islands, Scottish Liberal Democrats, Date Lodged: 19/05/2017 Show Full Question >>
Question S5W-09355: Liam McArthur, Orkney Islands, Scottish Liberal Democrats, Date Lodged: 19/05/2017 Show Full Question >>
Question S5O-01011: Liam McArthur, Orkney Islands, Scottish Liberal Democrats, Date Lodged: 15/05/2017 Show Full Question >>
Question S5W-09120: Liam McArthur, Orkney Islands, Scottish Liberal Democrats, Date Lodged: 02/05/2017 Show Full Question >>

Contact preference

This member prefers to be contacted by email rather than traditional mail.

Further information

Email our Public Information Service for more information.