Ben Macpherson MSP

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Ben Macpherson MSP

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  • Member for: Edinburgh Northern and Leith
  • Region: Lothian
  • Party: Scottish National Party

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Parliamentary Activities

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Justice Committee 26 June 2018 : 26 June 2018


Ben Macpherson

Your point was well made.



Justice Committee 26 June 2018 : 26 June 2018


Ben Macpherson

I agree that there is advantage in omnicompetence and in qualified solicitors having the wider understanding that you talked about.



Justice Committee 26 June 2018 : 26 June 2018


Ben Macpherson

Thank you, convener. I thank the panel for their contributions so far. It has been very interesting to go through the subject and to hear the different perspectiv...



Justice Committee 26 June 2018 : 26 June 2018


Ben Macpherson (Edinburgh Northern and Leith) (SNP)

I am the MSP for Edinburgh Northern and Leith. I take this opportunity to declare two interests. First, I am a registered solicitor, and, secondly, during my dipl...



Meeting of the Parliament 26 June 2018 : 26 June 2018


Ben Macpherson (Edinburgh Northern and Leith) (SNP)

Like others, I welcome the debate as a chance to speak positively and constructively about the huge achievements of our NHS on this important anniversary. As the motion says,



Meeting of the Parliament 26 June 2018 : 26 June 2018


Ben Macpherson

Will the member take an intervention?



Meeting of the Parliament 26 June 2018 : 26 June 2018


Ben Macpherson

Will Mr Kelly take an intervention?



Meeting of the Parliament 26 June 2018 : 26 June 2018


Ben Macpherson

I was reluctant to take Mike Rumbles’s intervention, because I expected the same sort of debasing intervention that has been made on other members. While we are i...



Meeting of the Parliament 26 June 2018 : 26 June 2018


Ben Macpherson (Edinburgh Northern and Leith) (SNP)

For my generation, the conception and realisation of this institution—our Scottish Parliament—heralded the beginning of a more positive era for our country, and an exciting new chapter in ou...



Justice Sub-Committee on Policing 21 June 2018 : 21 June 2018


Ben Macpherson

I am not questioning the integrity of officers but, as a safeguard, I want to know whether the technology is able to delete information from people’s devices or j...

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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AgainstDefeated
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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ForCarried
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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ForCarried
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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ForDefeated
S5M-12706: Health (Alex Cole-Hamilton)
Meeting Date: 13/06/2018
Result - For: 62, Against: 0 Abstain: 62
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AbstainCarried
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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ForCarried
S5M-12708: Finance and the Constitution (Willie Rennie)
Meeting Date: 13/06/2018
Result - For: 67, Against: 56 Abstain: 0
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ForCarried
S5M-12741: Approval of SSI (Joe FitzPatrick)
Meeting Date: 13/06/2018
Result - For: 103, Against: 21 Abstain: 0
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ForCarried
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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ForCarried

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Motion S5M-13007: Ben Macpherson, Edinburgh Northern and Leith, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 27/06/2018 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S5M-12915: Ben Macpherson, Edinburgh Northern and Leith, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 20/06/2018 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S5M-12662: Ben Macpherson, Edinburgh Northern and Leith, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 07/06/2018 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S5M-11936: Ben Macpherson, Edinburgh Northern and Leith, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 27/04/2018 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S5M-11634: Ben Macpherson, Edinburgh Northern and Leith, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 16/04/2018 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S5M-11464: Ben Macpherson, Edinburgh Northern and Leith, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 04/04/2018 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S5M-11496: Ben Macpherson, Edinburgh Northern and Leith, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 05/04/2018 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S5M-11303: Ben Macpherson, Edinburgh Northern and Leith, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 27/03/2018 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S5M-11257: Ben Macpherson, Edinburgh Northern and Leith, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 23/03/2018 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S5M-11173: Ben Macpherson, Edinburgh Northern and Leith, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 20/03/2018 Show Full Motion >>
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EventIdTypeSub TypeMSP NameParty NameConstituencyRegionTitleItemTextFormattedAnswer DateAnswerStatusIdExpectedAnswerDateAnsweredByMspApprovedDateSubmissionDateMeetingDateProductionStatusIdRecordStatusIdStatus DateOnBehalfOfConsideredForMembersBusinessCrossPartySupportRegisteredInterestSupportCountSupportDateIsEventLinkCurrentMinister
Question S5W-17320: Ben Macpherson, Edinburgh Northern and Leith, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 18/06/2018 Show Full Question >>
Question S5W-17127: Ben Macpherson, Edinburgh Northern and Leith, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 07/06/2018 Show Full Question >>
Question S5W-16922: Ben Macpherson, Edinburgh Northern and Leith, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 29/05/2018 Show Full Question >>
Question S5W-16906: Ben Macpherson, Edinburgh Northern and Leith, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 27/05/2018 Show Full Question >>
Question S5W-16205: Ben Macpherson, Edinburgh Northern and Leith, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 26/04/2018 Show Full Question >>
Question S5O-02028: Ben Macpherson, Edinburgh Northern and Leith, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 25/04/2018 Show Full Question >>
Question S5F-02247: Ben Macpherson, Edinburgh Northern and Leith, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 16/04/2018 Show Full Question >>
Question S5O-01953: Ben Macpherson, Edinburgh Northern and Leith, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 21/03/2018 Show Full Question >>
Question S5W-15036: Ben Macpherson, Edinburgh Northern and Leith, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 02/03/2018 Show Full Question >>
Question S5W-14786: Ben Macpherson, Edinburgh Northern and Leith, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 21/02/2018 Show Full Question >>

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