Michael Russell MSP

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Michael Russell MSP

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  • Member for: Argyll and Bute
  • Region: Highlands and Islands
  • Party: Scottish National Party

Michael is a member of the following Committees:

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

Parliamentary Activities

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Meeting of the Parliament 19 June 2018 [Draft] : 19 June 2018


Michael Russell

Presiding Officer, I am trying to finish my answer, but it is difficult to do that while Professor Tomkins shouts from his seat in his usual fashion. I put that on the record for those who d...



Meeting of the Parliament 19 June 2018 [Draft] : 19 June 2018


Michael Russell

Yes, of course. This is not business as usual, That was made clear last week, it was made clear this week and it will going on being made clear. The reality is th...



Meeting of the Parliament 19 June 2018 [Draft] : 19 June 2018


Michael Russell

The Cabinet Secretary for Health and Sport has welcomed the decision on doctors and nurses and is planning an initiative to move that forward, although the measur...



Meeting of the Parliament 19 June 2018 [Draft] : 19 June 2018


Michael Russell

My expectations are the lowest that they have ever been in the circumstances. I regret to say that, because having such discussions is difficult. However, I am mu...



Meeting of the Parliament 19 June 2018 [Draft] : 19 June 2018


Michael Russell

I do not think that scores of powers are coming; the power grab is a power grab, no matter how we look at it. [Interruption

Meeting of the Parliament 19 June 2018 [Draft] : 19 June 2018


Michael Russell

Those are key issues for exit. There is something deeply disorganised and deeply cynical about the claim of a Brexit dividend. There is no Brexit dividend; of tha...



Meeting of the Parliament 19 June 2018 [Draft] : 19 June 2018


Michael Russell

On the second point, the answer is yes. I have already made that commitment to Neil Findlay. There is a live invitation to Labour for those discussions and I hope...



Meeting of the Parliament 19 June 2018 [Draft] : 19 June 2018


Michael Russell

That is an important example of interests being held more widely across these islands as a whole. All the bodies and organisations that have products that are pro...



Meeting of the Parliament 19 June 2018 [Draft] : 19 June 2018


Michael Russell

I do not think that the member is up to speed with what is actually happening. I saw a report of a conference last week at which Carwyn Jones strongly criticised ...



Meeting of the Parliament 19 June 2018 [Draft] : 19 June 2018


Michael Russell

The member makes a fair point. If any senior minister in the UK Government were to say to me that they are doing it for certain reasons and explain why the situat...

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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Not VotedDefeated
S5M-12706: Health (Alex Cole-Hamilton)
Meeting Date: 13/06/2018
Result - For: 62, Against: 0 Abstain: 62
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Not VotedCarried
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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Not VotedCarried
S5M-12708: Finance and the Constitution (Willie Rennie)
Meeting Date: 13/06/2018
Result - For: 67, Against: 56 Abstain: 0
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Not VotedCarried
S5M-12741: Approval of SSI (Joe FitzPatrick)
Meeting Date: 13/06/2018
Result - For: 103, Against: 21 Abstain: 0
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Not VotedCarried
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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Not VotedCarried
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
ForCarried
SP Bill 15: Islands (Scotland) Bill (Stage 2) - Amendment 8
Meeting Date: 30/05/2018
Result - For: 89, Against: 34 Abstain: 0
ForCarried

Search for other Motions lodged by Michael Russell
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Motion S5M-12223: Michael Russell, Argyll and Bute, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 14/05/2018 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S5M-11136: Michael Russell, Argyll and Bute, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 19/03/2018 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S5M-10817: Michael Russell, Argyll and Bute, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 05/03/2018 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S5M-10735: Michael Russell, Argyll and Bute, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 28/02/2018 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S5M-08352: Michael Russell, Argyll and Bute, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 23/10/2017 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S5M-03858: Michael Russell, Argyll and Bute, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 06/02/2017 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S5M-03427: Michael Russell, Argyll and Bute, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 16/01/2017 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S5M-01412: Michael Russell, Argyll and Bute, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 12/09/2016 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S5M-01134.1: Michael Russell, Argyll and Bute, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 23/08/2016 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S5M-01109: Michael Russell, Argyll and Bute, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 19/08/2016 Show Full Motion >>
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Question S5W-02079: Michael Russell, Argyll and Bute, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 21/08/2016 Show Full Question >>
Question S5W-02076: Michael Russell, Argyll and Bute, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 19/08/2016 Show Full Question >>
Question S5W-02077: Michael Russell, Argyll and Bute, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 19/08/2016 Show Full Question >>
Question S5W-01335: Michael Russell, Argyll and Bute, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 08/07/2016 Show Full Question >>
Question S5W-01299: Michael Russell, Argyll and Bute, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 06/07/2016 Show Full Question >>
Question S5W-01300: Michael Russell, Argyll and Bute, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 06/07/2016 Show Full Question >>
Question S5W-01298: Michael Russell, Argyll and Bute, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 06/07/2016 Show Full Question >>
Question S5W-01291: Michael Russell, Argyll and Bute, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 06/07/2016 Show Full Question >>
Question S5W-01289: Michael Russell, Argyll and Bute, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 06/07/2016 Show Full Question >>
Question S5W-01290: Michael Russell, Argyll and Bute, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 06/07/2016 Show Full Question >>

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