Liz Smith MSP

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Liz Smith MSP

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  • Member for: Mid Scotland and Fife
  • Party: Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party

Liz is a member of the following Committees:

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

Parliamentary Activities

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Meeting of the Parliament 20 June 2018 [Draft] : 20 June 2018


Liz Smith (Mid Scotland and Fife) (Con)

Will the member take an intervention?



Meeting of the Parliament 20 June 2018 [Draft] : 20 June 2018


Liz Smith (Mid Scotland and Fife) (Con)

Does the cabinet secretary agree with Professor Sally Mapstone, who is the principal of the University of St Andrews, and her senior officers? At the recent publi...



Meeting of the Parliament 14 June 2018 [Draft] : 14 June 2018


Liz Smith (Mid Scotland and Fife) (Con)

I echo members’ thanks to Alex Rowley for securing the debate, and I thank the MSPs and MPs who have been assiduous in responding to people in the local community, many of whom remain concer...



Education and Skills Committee 13 June 2018 [Draft] : 13 June 2018


Liz Smith

You are flagging up that you think that things are getting better and there is some real quality in the availability of HNC possibilities and so on. It is all the...



Education and Skills Committee 13 June 2018 [Draft] : 13 June 2018


Liz Smith

I want to push you a little further on that. Do you think that we would have to make some changes to the structure of S3 in particular, once subject choices have ...



Education and Skills Committee 13 June 2018 [Draft] : 13 June 2018


Liz Smith

I do not disagree with you, but it is inevitable that that would mean a slight structural change for S3, S4, S5 and S6.



Education and Skills Committee 13 June 2018 [Draft] : 13 June 2018


Liz Smith

In that case, what do we have to do in schools to ensure that the qualifications—I stress that I am talking about qualifications rather than exams—are of sufficie...



Education and Skills Committee 13 June 2018 [Draft] : 13 June 2018


Liz Smith

That raises an interesting question. In your opening comments you talked about the 50 per cent whom you feel are being let down. Do you think that being let down ...



Education and Skills Committee 13 June 2018 [Draft] : 13 June 2018


Liz Smith (Mid Scotland and Fife) (Con)

I want to ask Sir Ian about the structure in schools. As you know, curriculum for excellence has eight areas that are fundamental to the education of any child. S...



Meeting of the Parliament 13 June 2018 [Draft] : 13 June 2018


Liz Smith (Mid Scotland and Fife) (Con)

As the cabinet secretary is well aware, there are very positive signs on pupil equity funding, and the Education and Skills Committee has received a lot of good e...

Vote DetailMSP VoteResult
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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AgainstDefeated
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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ForCarried
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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AgainstCarried
S5M-12573: Historical Sexual Offences (Pardons and Disregards) (Scotland) Bill (Michael Matheson)
Meeting Date: 06/06/2018
Result - For: 119, Against: 0 Abstain: 0
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ForCarried
S5M-12483: Housing (Amendment) (Scotland) Bill (Kevin Stewart)
Meeting Date: 31/05/2018
Result - For: 114, Against: 0 Abstain: 0
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ForCarried
SP Bill 15: Islands (Scotland) Bill (Stage 2) - Amendment 17
Meeting Date: 30/05/2018
Result - For: 94, Against: 28 Abstain: 0
AgainstCarried
SP Bill 15: Islands (Scotland) Bill (Stage 2) - Amendment 8
Meeting Date: 30/05/2018
Result - For: 89, Against: 34 Abstain: 0
AgainstCarried

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Motion S5M-12685: Liz Smith, Mid Scotland and Fife, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Date Lodged: 11/06/2018 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S5M-12625: Liz Smith, Mid Scotland and Fife, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Date Lodged: 06/06/2018 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S5M-12358: Liz Smith, Mid Scotland and Fife, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Date Lodged: 21/05/2018 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S5M-11871: Liz Smith, Mid Scotland and Fife, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Date Lodged: 25/04/2018 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S5M-11788.1: Liz Smith, Mid Scotland and Fife, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Date Lodged: 23/04/2018 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S5M-11020: Liz Smith, Mid Scotland and Fife, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Date Lodged: 14/03/2018 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S5M-11000: Liz Smith, Mid Scotland and Fife, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Date Lodged: 14/03/2018 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S5M-09821.3: Liz Smith, Mid Scotland and Fife, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Date Lodged: 10/01/2018 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S5M-08558.1: Liz Smith, Mid Scotland and Fife, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Date Lodged: 01/11/2017 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S5M-08511: Liz Smith, Mid Scotland and Fife, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Date Lodged: 30/10/2017 Show Full Motion >>
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Question S5F-02293: Liz Smith, Mid Scotland and Fife, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Date Lodged: 30/04/2018 Show Full Question >>
Question S5W-16182: Liz Smith, Mid Scotland and Fife, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Date Lodged: 25/04/2018 Show Full Question >>
Question S5W-16181: Liz Smith, Mid Scotland and Fife, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Date Lodged: 25/04/2018 Show Full Question >>
Question S5W-16180: Liz Smith, Mid Scotland and Fife, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Date Lodged: 25/04/2018 Show Full Question >>
Question S5O-02039: Liz Smith, Mid Scotland and Fife, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Date Lodged: 24/04/2018 Show Full Question >>
Question S5W-16107: Liz Smith, Mid Scotland and Fife, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Date Lodged: 20/04/2018 Show Full Question >>
Question S5W-16063: Liz Smith, Mid Scotland and Fife, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Date Lodged: 18/04/2018 Show Full Question >>
Question S5W-16062: Liz Smith, Mid Scotland and Fife, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Date Lodged: 18/04/2018 Show Full Question >>
Question S5W-16060: Liz Smith, Mid Scotland and Fife, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Date Lodged: 18/04/2018 Show Full Question >>
Question S5O-01973: Liz Smith, Mid Scotland and Fife, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Date Lodged: 11/04/2018 Show Full Question >>

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