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 07 December 2017 [Draft] : 07 December 2017


Ruth Davidson

It is usual that organisations lobby Government and not that Government lobbies organisations. What the First Minister does not understand is that the policy is a...



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


Ruth Davidson

The weaknesses of the policy have been exposed by the lengths to which the Government has gone to try to prop it up. The Deputy First Minister has already been fo...



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


Ruth Davidson

—because of the lack of clarity on how changes would work; and now we are told that it will be late 2018 before the Scottish Government can even provide a satisfactory code of practice. So f...



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


Ruth Davidson

We all want to protect vulnerable children, but after yesterday’s events it is clear that this is not the way to do it.



Meeting of the Parliament 30 November 2017 [Draft] : 30 November 2017


Ruth Davidson

The First Minister has to learn that if she wants to take the plaudits, she also has to accept responsibility for the failures.



Meeting of the Parliament 30 November 2017 [Draft] : 30 November 2017


Ruth Davidson

What jars here is that the Government pushed through the opening of the bridge in the summer and claimed it as a symbol of Scottish National Party competence, but...



Meeting of the Parliament 30 November 2017 [Draft] : 30 November 2017


Ruth Davidson

I thank the First Minister for that long and instructively defensive answer. Lost in there was the fact that Transport Scotland knew that the road over the bridge was faulty when it was open...



Meeting of the Parliament 30 November 2017 [Draft] : 30 November 2017


1. Ruth Davidson (Edinburgh Central) (Con)

This morning, the Minister for Transport and the Islands was asked to give clarity on what the Government knew about the partial closure of the Queensferry crossing and when it knew that. He...



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


Ruth Davidson

The First Minister is standing there telling us that she is being short-changed, but some of us think that an extra £2 billion more than she had when she woke up ...



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


Ruth Davidson

We usually hear from the Scottish National Party that it is not getting enough money. Today we have a brand new one: it is the wrong kind of money that it is bein...

Vote DetailMSP VoteResult
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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S5M-09406: Sea Fisheries and End Year Negotiations (Fergus Ewing)
Meeting Date: 07/12/2017
Result - For: 70, Against: 29 Abstain: 0
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S5M-09378.4: Justice (Michael Matheson)
Meeting Date: 06/12/2017
Result - For: 59, Against: 61 Abstain: 0
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S5M-09378.1: Justice (Liam Kerr)
Meeting Date: 06/12/2017
Result - For: 55, Against: 65 Abstain: 0
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S5M-09378.3: Justice (Claire Baker)
Meeting Date: 06/12/2017
Result - For: 20, Against: 100 Abstain: 0
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S5M-09378.2: Justice (John Finnie)
Meeting Date: 06/12/2017
Result - For: 6, Against: 114 Abstain: 0
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S5M-09378: Justice (Liam McArthur)
Meeting Date: 06/12/2017
Result - For: 35, Against: 85 Abstain: 0
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S5M-09379.2: Finance (Humza Yousaf)
Meeting Date: 06/12/2017
Result - For: 60, Against: 60 Abstain: 0, Casting Vote: Against
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AgainstDefeated
S5M-09257: Gender Representation on Public Boards (Scotland) Bill (Angela Constance)
Meeting Date: 30/11/2017
Result - For: 71, Against: 28 Abstain: 0
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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 >>
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 >>
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Question S5F-01816: Ruth Davidson, Edinburgh Central, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Date Lodged: 11/12/2017 Show Full Question >>
Question S5F-01782: Ruth Davidson, Edinburgh Central, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Date Lodged: 04/12/2017 Show Full Question >>
Question S5F-01757: Ruth Davidson, Edinburgh Central, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Date Lodged: 23/11/2017 Show Full Question >>
Question S5F-01730: Ruth Davidson, Edinburgh Central, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Date Lodged: 16/11/2017 Show Full Question >>
Question S5F-01700: Ruth Davidson, Edinburgh Central, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Date Lodged: 09/11/2017 Show Full Question >>
Question S5F-01677: Ruth Davidson, Edinburgh Central, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Date Lodged: 03/11/2017 Show Full Question >>
Question S5F-01651: Ruth Davidson, Edinburgh Central, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Date Lodged: 26/10/2017 Show Full Question >>
Question S5F-01624: Ruth Davidson, Edinburgh Central, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Date Lodged: 19/10/2017 Show Full Question >>
Question S5F-01598: Ruth Davidson, Edinburgh Central, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Date Lodged: 28/09/2017 Show Full Question >>
Question S5F-01564: Ruth Davidson, Edinburgh Central, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Date Lodged: 22/09/2017 Show Full Question >>

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