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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Economy, Jobs and Fair Work Committee 29 November 2016 [Draft] : 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 [Draft] : 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 [Draft] : 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 [Draft] : 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 [Draft] : 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.



Economy, Jobs and Fair Work Committee 29 November 2016 [Draft] : 29 November 2016


Michael Russell

There is a survey from last week about positivity and negativity among people in Scotland and the rest of the UK over the medium and long term. It shows a conside...



Economy, Jobs and Fair Work Committee 29 November 2016 [Draft] : 29 November 2016


Michael Russell

As you will imagine, I am not going to be drawn on that because I do not believe that such a situation is a real choice. I was with Carwyn Jones on Friday morning and I discussed the issue w...



Economy, Jobs and Fair Work Committee 29 November 2016 [Draft] : 29 November 2016


Michael Russell

I very much agree. I have the greatest respect for Jackie Baillie—I used to sit on a committee with her—and she raises an important point on the European view. Th...



Economy, Jobs and Fair Work Committee 29 November 2016 [Draft] : 29 November 2016


Michael Russell

The difficulty with John Bruton’s point, and with other points on that matter, is that it deals with a past view of what the EU does and how it operates, and not ...



Economy, Jobs and Fair Work Committee 29 November 2016 [Draft] : 29 November 2016


Michael Russell

I have spent a very long time saying exactly that. There is no written detail that I can presently share.

Vote DetailMSP VoteResult
S5M-02919.1: Support for Scotland’s Renewables (Alexander Burnett)
Meeting Date: 06/12/2016
Result - For: 30, Against: 91 Abstain: 0
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S5M-02919.4: Support for Scotland’s Renewables (Mark Ruskell)
Meeting Date: 06/12/2016
Result - For: 6, Against: 97 Abstain: 18
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S5M-02919: Support for Scotland’s Renewables (Paul Wheelhouse)
Meeting Date: 06/12/2016
Result - For: 92, Against: 29 Abstain: 0
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S5M-02835: Approval of SSI (Joe FitzPatrick)
Meeting Date: 06/12/2016
Result - For: 91, Against: 30 Abstain: 0
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S5M-02820.1: Recognising 16 Days of Action to End Violence Against Women and Girls (Douglas Ross)
Meeting Date: 01/12/2016
Result - For: 28, Against: 86 Abstain: 0
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S5M-02809.3: Education (John Swinney)
Meeting Date: 30/11/2016
Result - For: 62, Against: 61 Abstain: 0
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S5M-02809: Education (Ross Greer)
Meeting Date: 30/11/2016
Result - For: 83, Against: 34 Abstain: 6
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S5M-02804.2: Local Democracy (Kevin Stewart)
Meeting Date: 30/11/2016
Result - For: 61, Against: 61 Abstain: 0, Casting Vote: Against
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S5M-02804.1: Local Democracy (Graham Simpson)
Meeting Date: 30/11/2016
Result - For: 92, Against: 31 Abstain: 0
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S5M-02804: Local Democracy (Andy Wightman)
Meeting Date: 30/11/2016
Result - For: 96, Against: 27 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 >>
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 >>
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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 >>