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 21 September 2016 [Draft] : 21 September 2016


Michael Russell

That is a very important point and I agree with the member.



Meeting of the Parliament 21 September 2016 [Draft] : 21 September 2016


Michael Russell

I would encourage everybody to put their thinking caps on. It would be quite nice to see thinking caps on the Liberal Democrats, if that is not something that baf...



Meeting of the Parliament 21 September 2016 [Draft] : 21 September 2016


The Minister for UK Negotiations on Scotland’s Place in Europe (Michael Russell)

The standing council on Europe, which has now met in plenary on two occasions, is providing on-going advice to the First Minister and other ministers. ...



Meeting of the Parliament 21 September 2016 [Draft] : 21 September 2016


Michael Russell

Mr Carlaw once again displays his obsession with independence. I advise the Tories to get over it and to treat this matter in the same way in which those of us on the Scottish National Party...



Meeting of the Parliament 21 September 2016 [Draft] : 21 September 2016


Michael Russell

I very much agree with that. Before the referendum, the Scottish Government consistently argued for a quadruple lock to be included in the European Union Referendum Act 2015 in order to ensu...



Meeting of the Parliament 21 September 2016 [Draft] : 21 September 2016


The Minister for UK Negotiations on Scotland’s Place in Europe (Michael Russell)

At this point, formal negotiations between the Scottish Government and the United Kingdom Government concerning Scotland’s place in Europe have not yet commenced....



Meeting of the Parliament 20 September 2016 [Draft] : 20 September 2016


Michael Russell

Just one moment. Jumping on the bandwagon is a dangerous thing to do—[...



Meeting of the Parliament 20 September 2016 [Draft] : 20 September 2016


Michael Russell

I think that it is important that we study that, but let me give Murdo Fraser a suggestion. It might be that Scottish business is wiser than business elsewhere: it realises that we have not ...



Meeting of the Parliament 20 September 2016 [Draft] : 20 September 2016


The Minister for UK Negotiations on Scotland’s Place in Europe (Michael Russell)

I thank the chamber for what has been an interesting debate. I will start by saying what the debate is about and what it is not about.



Meeting of the Parliament 14 September 2016 [Draft] : 14 September 2016


Michael Russell

I hope that the member’s fondness for praising me might move a step further by his perhaps saying that we turned out to be prescient and the Tories did not.

Vote DetailMSP VoteResult
S5M-01580.1: Reforming Local Taxation (Murdo Fraser)
Meeting Date: 22/09/2016
Result - For: 64, Against: 63 Abstain: 0
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S5M-01580.2: Reforming Local Taxation (Jackie Baillie)
Meeting Date: 22/09/2016
Result - For: 34, Against: 93 Abstain: 0
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S5M-01580.3: Reforming Local Taxation (Andy Wightman)
Meeting Date: 22/09/2016
Result - For: 6, Against: 121 Abstain: 0
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S5M-01580: Reforming Local Taxation (Derek Mackay)
Meeting Date: 22/09/2016
Result - For: 63, Against: 63 Abstain: 0, Casting Vote: Against
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S5M-01554.4: NHS Scotland Staffing Crisis (Shona Robison)
Meeting Date: 21/09/2016
Result - For: 62, Against: 55 Abstain: 6
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ForCarried
S5M-01554: NHS Scotland Staffing Crisis (Donald Cameron)
Meeting Date: 21/09/2016
Result - For: 62, Against: 54 Abstain: 6
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S5M-01531.1: Scotland’s Economy, Responding to the EU Referendum (Murdo Fraser)
Meeting Date: 20/09/2016
Result - For: 29, Against: 88 Abstain: 0
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S5M-01531.3: Scotland’s Economy, Responding to the EU Referendum (Richard Leonard)
Meeting Date: 20/09/2016
Result - For: 87, Against: 29 Abstain: 0
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S5M-01531: Scotland’s Economy, Responding to the EU Referendum (Keith Brown)
Meeting Date: 20/09/2016
Result - For: 87, Against: 29 Abstain: 0
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S5M-01412.2: Implications of the EU Referendum Result and UK Negotiating Position (Jackson Carlaw)
Meeting Date: 14/09/2016
Result - For: 29, Against: 93 Abstain: 0
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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 >>
Motion S5M-00947: Michael Russell, Argyll and Bute, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 04/08/2016 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S5M-00936: Michael Russell, Argyll and Bute, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 04/08/2016 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S5M-00895: Michael Russell, Argyll and Bute, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 01/08/2016 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S5M-00716: Michael Russell, Argyll and Bute, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 06/07/2016 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S5M-00133: Michael Russell, Argyll and Bute, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 23/05/2016 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S5M-00007: Michael Russell, Argyll and Bute, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 12/05/2016 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S4M-15834: Michael Russell, Argyll and Bute, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 06/03/2016 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 >>
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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 >>
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Question S5W-01289: Michael Russell, Argyll and Bute, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 06/07/2016 Show Full Question >>
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