Ruth Davidson MSP

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Ruth Davidson MSP

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  • Member for: Edinburgh Central
  • Region: Lothian
  • Party: Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party

Ruth is a member of the following Committees:

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Parliamentary Activities

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Meeting of the Parliament 28 June 2018 : 28 June 2018


Ruth Davidson

The First Minister reshuffled her Cabinet this week, so we will have a new Cabinet Secretary for Justice in place. Here is what we need from him: we need a root-a...



Meeting of the Parliament 28 June 2018 : 28 June 2018


Ruth Davidson

The First Minister is right that this is a specific case, but the reason for raising a specific case is that the sense of injustice that is felt by Michelle’s fam...



Meeting of the Parliament 28 June 2018 : 28 June 2018


Ruth Davidson

John Wilson was given a life sentence for murdering Michelle, but he will not serve life in prison. He will not even remain behind bars for the 12-year minimum th...



Meeting of the Parliament 28 June 2018 : 28 June 2018


1. Ruth Davidson (Edinburgh Central) (Con)

Michelle Stewart was murdered in the Ayrshire village of Drongan on 14 November 2008. She was 17 years old. Her killer, John Wilson, having lain in wait for Michelle, stabbed her 10 times an...



Meeting of the Parliament 21 June 2018 : 21 June 2018


Ruth Davidson

I think that we have just seen the utter complacency that we have come to expect from this Government when it comes to education reform. This is a Government that...



Meeting of the Parliament 21 June 2018 : 21 June 2018


Ruth Davidson

The First Minister disputes the changes, but let me read from her own document, which was published on 20 June:



Meeting of the Parliament 21 June 2018 : 21 June 2018


Ruth Davidson

That was not an answer to the question that I asked. I asked whether Scottish pupils are deemed to have reached the required standards of literacy and numeracy ev...



Meeting of the Parliament 14 June 2018 : 14 June 2018


Ruth Davidson

We are absolutely happy on these benches to lodge such amendments on this issue, but I want to know whether the First Minister will back them. This Government is ...



Meeting of the Parliament 14 June 2018 : 14 June 2018


Ruth Davidson

I hope that that was a hint—even if it was a soft hint—that the First Minister is prepared to listen on this specific issue, because it is not just me who is call...



Meeting of the Parliament 14 June 2018 : 14 June 2018


Ruth Davidson

The truth is that it is not at all clear how the Government’s plans that are contained in the Management of Offenders (Scotland) Bill will put victims first.

Vote DetailMSP VoteResult
S5M-12943: Standards, Procedures and Public Appointments Committee's 5th Report, 2018 (Session 5) (Clare Haughey)
Meeting Date: 27/06/2018
Result - For: 101, Against: 0 Abstain: 6
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ForCarried
S5M-12891.2: World Refugee Day: Supporting People to Settle in Scotland (Michelle Ballantyne)
Meeting Date: 21/06/2018
Result - For: 20, Against: 81 Abstain: 0
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Not VotedDefeated
S5M-12891.1: World Refugee Day: Supporting People to Settle in Scotland (Ross Greer)
Meeting Date: 21/06/2018
Result - For: 81, Against: 0 Abstain: 20
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Not VotedCarried
S5M-12861.2: Review of Government FoI Handling and Record Keeping (Joe FitzPatrick)
Meeting Date: 20/06/2018
Result - For: 66, Against: 59 Abstain: 0
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AgainstCarried
S5M-12706.4: Health (Maureen Watt)
Meeting Date: 13/06/2018
Result - For: 62, Against: 62 Abstain: 0, Casting Vote: Against
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Not VotedDefeated
S5M-12706: Health (Alex Cole-Hamilton)
Meeting Date: 13/06/2018
Result - For: 62, Against: 0 Abstain: 62
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Not VotedCarried
S5M-12708.4: Finance and the Constitution (Derek Mackay)
Meeting Date: 13/06/2018
Result - For: 68, Against: 56 Abstain: 0
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Not VotedCarried
S5M-12708: Finance and the Constitution (Willie Rennie)
Meeting Date: 13/06/2018
Result - For: 67, Against: 56 Abstain: 0
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Not VotedCarried
S5M-12741: Approval of SSI (Joe FitzPatrick)
Meeting Date: 13/06/2018
Result - For: 103, Against: 21 Abstain: 0
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Not VotedCarried
S5M-12690.2: Improving the Lives of Scotland’s Gypsy/Travellers (John Finnie)
Meeting Date: 12/06/2018
Result - For: 76, Against: 27 Abstain: 0
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AgainstCarried

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Motion S5M-11775: Ruth Davidson, Edinburgh Central, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Date Lodged: 20/04/2018 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S5M-10992: Ruth Davidson, Edinburgh Central, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Date Lodged: 13/03/2018 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S5M-10285.2: Ruth Davidson, Edinburgh Central, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Date Lodged: 05/02/2018 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S5M-07923: Ruth Davidson, Edinburgh Central, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Date Lodged: 26/09/2017 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S5M-05282.4: Ruth Davidson, Edinburgh Central, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Date Lodged: 24/04/2017 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S5M-04710.2: Ruth Davidson, Edinburgh Central, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Date Lodged: 20/03/2017 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S5M-03173: Ruth Davidson, Edinburgh Central, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Date Lodged: 15/12/2016 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S5M-01655: Ruth Davidson, Edinburgh Central, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Date Lodged: 23/09/2016 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S5M-00601.1: Ruth Davidson, Edinburgh Central, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Date Lodged: 27/06/2016 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S4M-13309: Ruth Davidson, Glasgow, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Date Lodged: 28/05/2015 R Show Full Motion >>
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Question S5F-02507: Ruth Davidson, Edinburgh Central, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Date Lodged: 25/06/2018 Show Full Question >>
Question S5F-02477: Ruth Davidson, Edinburgh Central, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Date Lodged: 14/06/2018 Show Full Question >>
Question S5F-02449: Ruth Davidson, Edinburgh Central, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Date Lodged: 07/06/2018 Show Full Question >>
Question S5F-02417: Ruth Davidson, Edinburgh Central, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Date Lodged: 31/05/2018 Show Full Question >>
Question S5F-02394: Ruth Davidson, Edinburgh Central, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Date Lodged: 24/05/2018 Show Full Question >>
Question S5F-02358: Ruth Davidson, Edinburgh Central, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Date Lodged: 17/05/2018 Show Full Question >>
Question S5F-02330: Ruth Davidson, Edinburgh Central, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Date Lodged: 10/05/2018 Show Full Question >>
Question S5F-02311: Ruth Davidson, Edinburgh Central, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Date Lodged: 03/05/2018 Show Full Question >>
Question S5F-02288: Ruth Davidson, Edinburgh Central, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Date Lodged: 26/04/2018 Show Full Question >>
Question S5F-02256: Ruth Davidson, Edinburgh Central, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Date Lodged: 19/04/2018 Show Full Question >>

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