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

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Meeting of the Parliament 23 February 2017 [Draft] : 23 February 2017


Ruth Davidson (Edinburgh Central) (Con)

Are you going to answer him?



Meeting of the Parliament 23 February 2017 [Draft] : 23 February 2017


Ruth Davidson

I thank the First Minister for that reply, but it is one that we have heard several times before from this Government. As it stands, our judges do not have the to...



Meeting of the Parliament 23 February 2017 [Draft] : 23 February 2017


Ruth Davidson

Again, I thank the First Minister for her response, but the problem here is not just the Paige Doherty case; it is that too many families who have seen their love...



Meeting of the Parliament 23 February 2017 [Draft] : 23 February 2017


Ruth Davidson

I thank the First Minister for her response. She is absolutely right to point out that we should all uphold the independence of the judiciary. It is also right to...



Meeting of the Parliament 23 February 2017 [Draft] : 23 February 2017


Ruth Davidson

Last week, the killer of Glasgow schoolgirl Paige Doherty had four years taken off his sentence. In a case that has prompted grave concern, his lawyers successful...



Meeting of the Parliament 23 February 2017 [Draft] : 23 February 2017


1. Ruth Davidson (Edinburgh Central) (Con)

To ask the First Minister what engagements she has planned for the rest of the day. (S5F-00903)



Meeting of the Parliament 09 February 2017 [Draft] : 09 February 2017


Ruth Davidson

And yet Scotland still has 4,000 fewer teachers than when her Government came to power. We now see the consequences of 10 wasted years of this SNP Government and ...



Meeting of the Parliament 09 February 2017 [Draft] : 09 February 2017


Ruth Davidson

I am surprised by the First Minister sounding so positive on that, because we know that a project—specifically, twinning flagship schools with underperforming sch...



Meeting of the Parliament 09 February 2017 [Draft] : 09 February 2017


Ruth Davidson

As always, the First Minister has her long list of excuses ready, but the answer to the question that I asked lies at the door of a Scottish National Party that h...



Meeting of the Parliament 09 February 2017 [Draft] : 09 February 2017


Ruth Davidson

Presiding Officer, “there is no specific area where able children i...

Vote DetailMSP VoteResult
S5M-04168.2: Budget (Scotland) Bill (Murdo Fraser)
Meeting Date: 23/02/2017
Result - For: 31, Against: 94 Abstain: 0
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ForDefeated
S5M-04168: Budget (Scotland) Bill (Derek Mackay)
Meeting Date: 23/02/2017
Result - For: 68, Against: 57 Abstain: 0
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AgainstCarried
S5M-03925: Digital Economy Bill – UK Legislation (Fergus Ewing)
Meeting Date: 22/02/2017
Result - For: 112, Against: 5 Abstain: 0
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ForCarried
S5M-03912: Scottish Rate Resolution (Derek Mackay)
Meeting Date: 21/02/2017
Result - For: 61, Against: 55 Abstain: 6
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AgainstCarried
S5M-03898.2: Scotland’s Social Enterprise Strategy 2016-26 (Dean Lockhart)
Meeting Date: 09/02/2017
Result - For: 95, Against: 12 Abstain: 0
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Not VotedCarried
S5M-03898.1: Scotland’s Social Enterprise Strategy 2016-26 (Richard Leonard)
Meeting Date: 09/02/2017
Result - For: 49, Against: 59 Abstain: 0
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Not VotedDefeated
S5M-03898.3: Scotland’s Social Enterprise Strategy 2016-26 (Andy Wightman)
Meeting Date: 09/02/2017
Result - For: 17, Against: 32 Abstain: 59
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Not VotedDefeated
S5M-03873.1: The Future of the Jobcentre Plus Network in Scotland (Adam Tomkins)
Meeting Date: 08/02/2017
Result - For: 30, Against: 91 Abstain: 0
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ForDefeated
S5M-03873: The Future of the Jobcentre Plus Network in Scotland (Jamie Hepburn)
Meeting Date: 08/02/2017
Result - For: 91, Against: 30 Abstain: 0
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AgainstCarried
S5M-03858.3: Article 50 (John Lamont)
Meeting Date: 07/02/2017
Result - For: 31, Against: 92 Abstain: 1
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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 >>
Motion S4M-11863: Ruth Davidson, Glasgow, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Date Lodged: 10/12/2014 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S4M-11830: Ruth Davidson, Glasgow, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Date Lodged: 08/12/2014 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S4M-10843.1.2: Ruth Davidson, Glasgow, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Date Lodged: 20/08/2014 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S4M-10154: Ruth Davidson, Glasgow, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Date Lodged: 28/05/2014 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S4M-08707.1: Ruth Davidson, Glasgow, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Date Lodged: 06/01/2014 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S4M-08501: Ruth Davidson, Glasgow, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Date Lodged: 03/12/2013 Show Full Motion >>
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Question S5F-00903: Ruth Davidson, Edinburgh Central, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Date Lodged: 20/02/2017 Show Full Question >>
Question S5F-00866: Ruth Davidson, Edinburgh Central, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Date Lodged: 06/02/2017 Show Full Question >>
Question S5F-00831: Ruth Davidson, Edinburgh Central, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Date Lodged: 30/01/2017 Show Full Question >>
Question S5F-00789: Ruth Davidson, Edinburgh Central, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Date Lodged: 23/01/2017 Show Full Question >>
Question S5F-00751: Ruth Davidson, Edinburgh Central, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Date Lodged: 16/01/2017 Show Full Question >>
Question S5F-00712: Ruth Davidson, Edinburgh Central, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Date Lodged: 08/01/2017 Show Full Question >>
Question S5F-00670: Ruth Davidson, Edinburgh Central, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Date Lodged: 19/12/2016 Show Full Question >>
Question S5F-00636: Ruth Davidson, Edinburgh Central, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Date Lodged: 12/12/2016 Show Full Question >>
Question S5F-00605: Ruth Davidson, Edinburgh Central, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Date Lodged: 05/12/2016 Show Full Question >>
Question S5F-00561: Ruth Davidson, Edinburgh Central, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Date Lodged: 28/11/2016 Show Full Question >>

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