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

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Parliamentary Activities

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Meeting of the Parliament 09 January 2018 [Draft] : 09 January 2018


Michael Russell

It was remiss of me not to pay tribute to the member for his contribution while he was a spokesperson on Brexit for the Labour Party, when I worked with him, as well as for the contribution ...



Meeting of the Parliament 09 January 2018 [Draft] : 09 January 2018


Michael Russell

I am sorry to be negative, but Mr Findlay contradicts himself. There was a time when, according to Mr Findlay, I could get nothing right. In all these circumstanc...



Meeting of the Parliament 09 January 2018 [Draft] : 09 January 2018


Michael Russell

I agree with Adam Tomkins, who was keen to make a positive contribution. So am I; therefore I will get my negativity out of the way immediately. I recommend that ...



Meeting of the Parliament 09 January 2018 [Draft] : 09 January 2018


Michael Russell

Indeed, and I think that I indicated that but, as the book of Proverbs puts it,



Meeting of the Parliament 09 January 2018 [Draft] : 09 January 2018


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

I wish Parliament a happy new year and welcome Neil Findlay to his new position. We have form in facing each other across the chamber, but I am hopeful of a fresh start in 2018. I look forwa...



Meeting of the Parliament 13 December 2017 : 13 December 2017


Michael Russell

No, it does not. If Mr Tomkins had read the whole piece, he would have seen a significant statement from the Scottish Government that said “This is not true.” So,...



Meeting of the Parliament 13 December 2017 : 13 December 2017


Michael Russell

It was disappointing to see last week those Scottish Tory MPs refusing to support the Scottish Government and Welsh Government amendments



Meeting of the Parliament 13 December 2017 : 13 December 2017


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

Yesterday, I met UK Government ministers, along with my counterpart in the Welsh Government, Mark Drakeford, and civil servants from the Northern Ireland Executiv...



Meeting of the Parliament 07 December 2017 [Draft] : 07 December 2017


Michael Russell

We must always be careful when we talk about the circumstances in Northern Ireland. The Scottish Government has been a long-term supporter of peace in Northern Ir...



Meeting of the Parliament 07 December 2017 [Draft] : 07 December 2017


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

The Scottish Government is in regular contact with the Irish Government on European Union matters. On 5 October, the First Minister met the Taoiseach in Dublin an...

Vote DetailMSP VoteResult
S5M-09821.2: Developing the Young Workforce: Review of Progress at the Midpoint of the Seven-year Programme (Iain Gray)
Meeting Date: 11/01/2018
Result - For: 26, Against: 88 Abstain: 0
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S5M-09789.2: Glasgow 2018 European Championships (Brian Whittle)
Meeting Date: 10/01/2018
Result - For: 32, Against: 80 Abstain: 0
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SPCB Election - Kezia Dugdale
Meeting Date: 09/01/2018
Result - For: 106, Against: 0 Abstain: 3
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S5M-09648: Wild Animals in Travelling Circuses (Scotland) Bill (Roseanna Cunningham)
Meeting Date: 20/12/2017
Result - For: 112, Against: 0 Abstain: 0
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S5M-09681: Approval of SSI (Joe FitzPatrick)
Meeting Date: 20/12/2017
Result - For: 86, Against: 25 Abstain: 0
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S5M-09128: Writers to the Signet Dependants’ Annuity Fund Amendment (Scotland) Bill (Alison Harris)
Meeting Date: 14/12/2017
Result - For: 105, Against: 0 Abstain: 0
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S5M-09513.4: Finance (Derek Mackay)
Meeting Date: 13/12/2017
Result - For: 64, Against: 56 Abstain: 0
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S5M-09513: Finance (Murdo Fraser)
Meeting Date: 13/12/2017
Result - For: 64, Against: 56 Abstain: 0
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S5M-09406.2: Sea Fisheries and End Year Negotiations (Peter Chapman)
Meeting Date: 07/12/2017
Result - For: 28, Against: 57 Abstain: 14
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S5M-09406.1: Sea Fisheries and End Year Negotiations (Tavish Scott)
Meeting Date: 07/12/2017
Result - For: 71, Against: 28 Abstain: 0
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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 >>
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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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