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 25 October 2018 : 25 October 2018


Michael Russell

How could I possibly disagree with that?



Meeting of the Parliament 25 October 2018 : 25 October 2018


Michael Russell

Yes, I do. We could ask for an extension of article 50 if we cannot get to the stage at which we get an agreement and we say that no deal is an impossibility. We ...



Meeting of the Parliament 25 October 2018 : 25 October 2018


Michael Russell

I am sympathetic to direct transport between Scotland and the EU and I hope that it can be arranged, although there are difficulties in doing that. There have als...



Meeting of the Parliament 25 October 2018 : 25 October 2018


Michael Russell

It would be inconceivable for this Parliament not to have the opportunity to say what it thinks about this issue. If the Tories think that it should not, I must a...



Meeting of the Parliament 25 October 2018 : 25 October 2018


Michael Russell

No. There is no question of the backstop being temporary. That is entirely clear, and both sides will indicate that. The solution has to be found by the Prime Min...



Meeting of the Parliament 25 October 2018 : 25 October 2018


Michael Russell

As the member knows, live langoustines from the village of Tarbert, in Argyll, and other shellfish will be on their way, too. What will happen? That is the questi...



Meeting of the Parliament 25 October 2018 : 25 October 2018


Michael Russell

I am certainly not going to give away my desire to ensure that Scotland is protected in those circumstances. However, we have been and remain clear: the SNP MPs will vote for a people’s vote...



Meeting of the Parliament 25 October 2018 : 25 October 2018


Michael Russell

The only possible deal that is acceptable beyond staying in the EU is a single market and customs union deal. I do not want to equivocate, because the reality of ...



Meeting of the Parliament 25 October 2018 : 25 October 2018


Michael Russell

The UK Government has shown no flexibility on migration. All we hear from the relevant ministers is the parroting of the phrase, “Freedom of movement will end.”

Meeting of the Parliament 25 October 2018 : 25 October 2018


Michael Russell

That just shows the problem that the Conservatives have. The reality of the situation is that nobody is desperate to vote for a no-deal Brexit. The only people wh...

Vote DetailMSP VoteResult
SP Bill 26: Prescription (Scotland) Bill (Stage 2) - Amendment 1
Meeting Date: 08/11/2018
Result - For: 27, Against: 78 Abstain: 0
Not VotedDefeated
SP Bill 26: Prescription (Scotland) Bill (Stage 2) - Amendment 2
Meeting Date: 08/11/2018
Result - For: 29, Against: 81 Abstain: 0
Not VotedDefeated
SP Bill 26: Prescription (Scotland) Bill (Stage 2) - Amendment 3
Meeting Date: 08/11/2018
Result - For: 29, Against: 81 Abstain: 0
Not VotedDefeated
SP Bill 26: Prescription (Scotland) Bill (Stage 2) - Amendment 4
Meeting Date: 08/11/2018
Result - For: 29, Against: 81 Abstain: 0
Not VotedDefeated
S5M-14665: Prescription (Scotland) Bill (Ash Denham)
Meeting Date: 08/11/2018
Result - For: 111, Against: 0 Abstain: 0
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Not VotedCarried
S5M-14602: Breach of the Code of Conduct for MSPs (Bill Kidd)
Meeting Date: 08/11/2018
Result - For: 84, Against: 27 Abstain: 0
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Not VotedCarried
S5M-14638.1: Safeguarding Scotland’s International Research Collaborations and Reputation for Scientific Excellence from the Threat of Brexit (Oliver Mundell)
Meeting Date: 07/11/2018
Result - For: 28, Against: 87 Abstain: 0
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AgainstDefeated
S5M-14638.2: Safeguarding Scotland’s International Research Collaborations and Reputation for Scientific Excellence from the Threat of Brexit (Tavish Scott)
Meeting Date: 07/11/2018
Result - For: 65, Against: 30 Abstain: 20
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ForCarried
S5M-14638: Safeguarding Scotland’s International Research Collaborations and Reputation for Scientific Excellence from the Threat of Brexit (Richard Lochhead)
Meeting Date: 07/11/2018
Result - For: 66, Against: 28 Abstain: 21
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ForCarried
S5M-14621.1: Impact of UK Government Welfare Cuts and Universal Credit on Poverty (Michelle Ballantyne)
Meeting Date: 06/11/2018
Result - For: 27, Against: 85 Abstain: 0
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AgainstDefeated

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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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