Michael Russell MSP

Welcome to Michael Russell MSP's biography pages

Michael Russell MSP

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

  • 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

Search for other speeches made by this member

Meeting of the Parliament 02 November 2017 [Draft] : 02 November 2017


Michael Russell

I do agree. There is growing evidence that businesses are exceptionally worried about the lack of information and the uncertainty. Many are telling the UK and Sco...



Meeting of the Parliament 02 November 2017 [Draft] : 02 November 2017


Michael Russell

The UK Government has had several positions on that matter, including an assertion by the Secretary of State for Scotland that such an analysis existed and would ...



Meeting of the Parliament 02 November 2017 [Draft] : 02 November 2017


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

The Scottish Government has published a number of papers, which include research and commissioned work, including “Scotland’s Place in Europe” and, more recently,...



Meeting of the Parliament 25 October 2017 [Draft] : 25 October 2017


Michael Russell

Yes, I recognise that, but it is not either/or. That is the equivalent of the line that Michael Gove has taken in debate with me, which is that he does not believe in a migration policy that...



Meeting of the Parliament 25 October 2017 [Draft] : 25 October 2017


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

I am glad that you have already recognised the talent that exists, Presiding Officer.



Meeting of the Parliament 25 October 2017 [Draft] : 25 October 2017


Michael Russell

No, thank you.



Meeting of the Parliament 25 October 2017 [Draft] : 25 October 2017


Michael Russell

With two exceptions, which I shall come to later, there has been an interesting solidarity in the debate, even among some elements of the Tory party. Members real...



Meeting of the Parliament 25 October 2017 [Draft] : 25 October 2017


Michael Russell

Will the member give way?



Meeting of the Parliament 25 October 2017 [Draft] : 25 October 2017


Michael Russell

I understand that the same assurance was given by David Davis to my colleague Joanna Cherry at this morning’s meeting of the Wes...



Meeting of the Parliament 25 October 2017 [Draft] : 25 October 2017


Michael Russell

I want to make it absolutely clear that, as I argued in my speech, have argued before and will argue again, the Scottish Government’s position is to remain in the...

Vote DetailMSP VoteResult
S5M-09000.3: Suicide Prevention in Scotland (Monica Lennon)
Meeting Date: 21/11/2017
Result - For: 77, Against: 27 Abstain: 0
>> Show more
Not VotedCarried
S5M-09000: Suicide Prevention in Scotland (Maureen Watt)
Meeting Date: 21/11/2017
Result - For: 77, Against: 0 Abstain: 27
>> Show more
Not VotedCarried
S5M-08596: Edinburgh Bakers' Widows' Fund Bill (Tom Arthur)
Meeting Date: 21/11/2017
Result - For: 102, Against: 0 Abstain: 0
>> Show more
Not VotedCarried
S5M-08828.1: Migration (Jackson Carlaw)
Meeting Date: 14/11/2017
Result - For: 29, Against: 78 Abstain: 0
>> Show more
AgainstDefeated
S5M-08828: Migration (Alasdair Allan)
Meeting Date: 14/11/2017
Result - For: 74, Against: 33 Abstain: 0
>> Show more
ForCarried
SPCB Election
Meeting Date: 14/11/2017
Result - For: 106, Against: 0 Abstain: 0
ForCarried
SP Bill 7: Seat Belts on School Transport (Scotland) Bill (Stage 2) - Amendment 1
Meeting Date: 09/11/2017
Result - For: 98, Against: 0 Abstain: 0
Not VotedCarried
SP Bill 7: Seat Belts on School Transport (Scotland) Bill (Stage 2) - Amendment 2
Meeting Date: 09/11/2017
Result - For: 67, Against: 25 Abstain: 0
Not VotedCarried
S5M-08706: Seat Belts on School Transport (Scotland) Bill (Gillian Martin)
Meeting Date: 09/11/2017
Result - For: 102, Against: 0 Abstain: 0
>> Show more
Not VotedCarried
S5M-08696: Child Poverty (Scotland) Bill (Angela Constance)
Meeting Date: 08/11/2017
Result - For: 115, Against: 0 Abstain: 0
>> Show more
ForCarried

Search for other Motions lodged by Michael Russell
EventIdTypeSub TypeMSP NameParty NameConstituencyRegionTitleItemTextFormattedAnswer DateAnswerStatusIdExpectedAnswerDateAnsweredByMspApprovedDateSubmissionDateMeetingDateProductionStatusIdRecordStatusIdStatus DateOnBehalfOfConsideredForMembersBusinessCrossPartySupportRegisteredInterestSupportCountSupportDateIsEventLinkCurrentMinister
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 >>
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 >>
This Member currently holds a ministerial post. First Minister and Ministers cannot ask the Government questions which is why no recent questions are displaying here. Please use the full search to find details of previous questions by this Member.
EventIdTypeSub TypeMSP NameParty NameConstituencyRegionTitleItemTextFormattedAnswer DateAnswerStatusIdExpectedAnswerDateAnsweredByMspApprovedDateSubmissionDateMeetingDateProductionStatusIdRecordStatusIdStatus DateOnBehalfOfConsideredForMembersBusinessCrossPartySupportRegisteredInterestSupportCountSupportDateIsEventLinkCurrentMinister
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 >>

Contact preference

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

Further information

Email our Public Information Service for more information.