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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Meeting of the Parliament 10 January 2017 [Draft] : 10 January 2017


Michael Russell

That is a misrepresentation. I will deal with the reason why the Tories are afraid of these debates—they are now afraid of these debates—when I get to the end of ...



Meeting of the Parliament 10 January 2017 [Draft] : 10 January 2017


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

If that was a defence of the ECHR, I would not like to hear a condemnation of it.



Meeting of the Parliament 10 January 2017 [Draft] : 10 January 2017


Michael Russell

“You up here”?



Meeting of the Parliament 10 January 2017 [Draft] : 10 January 2017


Michael Russell

The member is absolutely right that that is the commission’s opinion. I am sure that he will acknowledge that it is also the First Minister’s position. She has made it absolutely clear that ...



Meeting of the Parliament 10 January 2017 [Draft] : 10 January 2017


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

No, this country did not take such a decision.



Economy, Jobs and Fair Work Committee 29 November 2016 : 29 November 2016


Michael Russell

The situation is not static; the Hitachi report that came out earlier this month showed that something like £6.5 billion-worth of investment in the economy is being withheld at present becau...



Economy, Jobs and Fair Work Committee 29 November 2016 : 29 November 2016


Michael Russell

I am no expert and that would clearly be a matter for the cabinet secretary and his team. However, I think it highly unlikely that you would substitute, in the nu...



Economy, Jobs and Fair Work Committee 29 November 2016 : 29 November 2016


Michael Russell

I wonder whether I might not just agree with that, but indicate the problem that exists in substitution. If there is a view—for whatever reasons, although they ma...



Economy, Jobs and Fair Work Committee 29 November 2016 : 29 November 2016


Michael Russell

The issue has been and remains a major topic for discussion. We can look at the effects right across the economy. This afternoon we will debate the effect on the ...



Economy, Jobs and Fair Work Committee 29 November 2016 : 29 November 2016


Michael Russell

I do not know. Most people do not like Mondays—I am not going to break into song, but that is the case.

Vote DetailMSP VoteResult
S5M-03463.3: The Future of Funding for Rural Development (Peter Chapman)
Meeting Date: 19/01/2017
Result - For: 30, Against: 88 Abstain: 0
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AgainstDefeated
S5M-03463.1: The Future of Funding for Rural Development (Rhoda Grant)
Meeting Date: 19/01/2017
Result - For: 88, Against: 0 Abstain: 31
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ForCarried
S5M-03463.2: The Future of Funding for Rural Development (Mike Rumbles)
Meeting Date: 19/01/2017
Result - For: 119, Against: 0 Abstain: 0
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ForCarried
S5M-03463: The Future of Funding for Rural Development (Fergus Ewing)
Meeting Date: 19/01/2017
Result - For: 88, Against: 31 Abstain: 0
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ForCarried
S5M-03438.2: Retain the HIE Board (Keith Brown)
Meeting Date: 18/01/2017
Result - For: 63, Against: 64 Abstain: 0
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ForDefeated
S5M-03438.1: Retain the HIE Board (Rhoda Grant)
Meeting Date: 18/01/2017
Result - For: 64, Against: 63 Abstain: 0
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AgainstCarried
S5M-03438: Retain the HIE Board (Donald Cameron)
Meeting Date: 18/01/2017
Result - For: 64, Against: 63 Abstain: 0
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AgainstCarried
S5M-03440.1: Health (Colin Smyth)
Meeting Date: 18/01/2017
Result - For: 33, Against: 94 Abstain: 0
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AgainstDefeated
S5M-03427.3: Protecting Scotland’s Interests in Negotiating our Future Relationship with Europe (Dean Lockhart)
Meeting Date: 17/01/2017
Result - For: 31, Against: 91 Abstain: 0
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Not VotedDefeated
S5M-03427.2: Protecting Scotland’s Interests in Negotiating our Future Relationship with Europe (Willie Rennie)
Meeting Date: 17/01/2017
Result - For: 5, Against: 117 Abstain: 0
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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 >>
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 >>
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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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