Liam McArthur MSP

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Liam McArthur MSP

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  • Member for: Orkney Islands
  • Region: Highlands and Islands
  • Party: Scottish Liberal Democrats

Liam is a member of the following Committees:

Liam is a member of the following Cross-Party Groups:

Parliamentary Activities

Appointed Member of the Scottish Parliamentary Corporate Body

Member of the Presiding Officer's Advisory Group

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Justice Sub-Committee on Policing 14 September 2017 [Draft] : 14 September 2017


Liam McArthur

I will flip that answer from DCC Livingstone around. We talk a lot about the need to reduce reoffending. It strikes me that when a complaint is made, whether it i...



Justice Sub-Committee on Policing 14 September 2017 [Draft] : 14 September 2017


Liam McArthur

Leadership is crucial, but continuing professional development is presumably relevant at all levels and in all aspects of the workforce.



Justice Sub-Committee on Policing 14 September 2017 [Draft] : 14 September 2017


Liam McArthur

I heard what Mr Livingstone said about time pressures and I am sure that everybody would accept that. However, I am struggling to understand where professional de...



Justice Sub-Committee on Policing 14 September 2017 [Draft] : 14 September 2017


Liam McArthur (Orkney Islands) (LD)

I am happy to wait until after Dr Marchant has spoken.



Meeting of the Parliament 14 September 2017 [Draft] : 14 September 2017


Liam McArthur (Orkney Islands) (LD)

I thank the cabinet secretary for giving us early sight of his statement, for the liberal measures in it and for his response to John Finnie’s question.

Meeting of the Parliament 14 September 2017 [Draft] : 14 September 2017


Liam McArthur (Orkney Islands) (LD)

I thank the minister for her response and put on record my thanks to the Cabinet Secretary for Justice for the work that he has done with Tavish Scott and me, alo...



Rural Economy and Connectivity Committee 13 September 2017 [Draft] : 13 September 2017


Liam McArthur

I have heard the discussion about the financial memorandum. From my perspective, island proofing will expose the issue and, if there is a case for additional funding, it will make that case ...



Rural Economy and Connectivity Committee 13 September 2017 [Draft] : 13 September 2017


Liam McArthur (Orkney Islands) (LD)

Thank you, convener. I will follow up the comments made by Jamie Greene and Rhoda Grant. I do not necessarily have an issue with the legislation being enabling—it is about enabling island co...



Meeting of the Parliament 13 September 2017 : 13 September 2017


Liam McArthur (Orkney Islands) (LD)

In future discussions with Stagecoach, might Humza Yousaf be willing to take up the issue of a reduction in services in Caithness in the far north of Scotland? Th...



Meeting of the Parliament 12 September 2017 [Draft] : 12 September 2017


Liam McArthur (Orkney Islands) (LD)

I, too, thank the cabinet secretary for early sight of his statement and for acceding to my party’s request for the statement. However, the statement could best b...

Vote DetailMSP VoteResult
S5M-06376.1: Education Governance Next Steps (Liz Smith)
Meeting Date: 28/06/2017
Result - For: 31, Against: 92 Abstain: 0
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Not VotedDefeated
S5M-06376.4: Education Governance Next Steps (Iain Gray)
Meeting Date: 28/06/2017
Result - For: 30, Against: 93 Abstain: 0
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Not VotedDefeated
S5M-06376.3: Education Governance Next Steps (Ross Greer)
Meeting Date: 28/06/2017
Result - For: 30, Against: 92 Abstain: 0
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Not VotedDefeated
S5M-06376: Education Governance Next Steps (John Swinney)
Meeting Date: 28/06/2017
Result - For: 96, Against: 27 Abstain: 0
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Not VotedCarried
SP Bill 2: Railway Policing (Scotland) Bill (Stage 2) - Amendment 2
Meeting Date: 27/06/2017
Result - For: 53, Against: 66 Abstain: 0
Not VotedDefeated
SP Bill 2: Railway Policing (Scotland) Bill (Stage 2) - Amendment 5
Meeting Date: 27/06/2017
Result - For: 51, Against: 66 Abstain: 0
Not VotedDefeated
SP Bill 2: Railway Policing (Scotland) Bill (Stage 2) - Amendment 6
Meeting Date: 27/06/2017
Result - For: 53, Against: 65 Abstain: 0
Not VotedDefeated
SP Bill 2: Railway Policing (Scotland) Bill (Stage 2) - Amendment 7
Meeting Date: 27/06/2017
Result - For: 53, Against: 66 Abstain: 0
Not VotedDefeated
S5M-06356: Railway Policing (Scotland) Bill (Humza Yousaf)
Meeting Date: 27/06/2017
Result - For: 68, Against: 53 Abstain: 0
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Not VotedCarried
SP Bill 1: Limitation (Childhood Abuse) (Scotland) Bill (Stage 2) - Amendment 1
Meeting Date: 22/06/2017
Result - For: 50, Against: 65 Abstain: 0
Not VotedDefeated

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Motion S5M-07723: Liam McArthur, Orkney Islands, Scottish Liberal Democrats, Date Lodged: 15/09/2017 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S5M-07675: Liam McArthur, Orkney Islands, Scottish Liberal Democrats, Date Lodged: 13/09/2017 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S5M-07670: Liam McArthur, Orkney Islands, Scottish Liberal Democrats, Date Lodged: 13/09/2017 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S5M-07623: Liam McArthur, Orkney Islands, Scottish Liberal Democrats, Date Lodged: 11/09/2017 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S5M-07174: Liam McArthur, Orkney Islands, Scottish Liberal Democrats, Date Lodged: 17/08/2017 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S5M-07022: Liam McArthur, Orkney Islands, Scottish Liberal Democrats, Date Lodged: 04/08/2017 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S5M-07021: Liam McArthur, Orkney Islands, Scottish Liberal Democrats, Date Lodged: 04/08/2017 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S5M-07020: Liam McArthur, Orkney Islands, Scottish Liberal Democrats, Date Lodged: 04/08/2017 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S5M-07019: Liam McArthur, Orkney Islands, Scottish Liberal Democrats, Date Lodged: 04/08/2017 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S5M-06786: Liam McArthur, Orkney Islands, Scottish Liberal Democrats, Date Lodged: 19/07/2017 Show Full Motion >>
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Question S5W-11341: Liam McArthur, Orkney Islands, Scottish Liberal Democrats, Date Lodged: 15/09/2017 Show Full Question >>
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Question S5O-01282: Liam McArthur, Orkney Islands, Scottish Liberal Democrats, Date Lodged: 11/09/2017 Show Full Question >>
Question S5O-01252: Liam McArthur, Orkney Islands, Scottish Liberal Democrats, Date Lodged: 05/09/2017 Show Full Question >>
Question S5F-01497: Liam McArthur, Orkney Islands, Scottish Liberal Democrats, Date Lodged: 04/09/2017 Show Full Question >>
Question S5W-11021: Liam McArthur, Orkney Islands, Scottish Liberal Democrats, Date Lodged: 30/08/2017 Show Full Question >>
Question S5W-11003: Liam McArthur, Orkney Islands, Scottish Liberal Democrats, Date Lodged: 29/08/2017 Show Full Question >>
Question S5W-11002: Liam McArthur, Orkney Islands, Scottish Liberal Democrats, Date Lodged: 29/08/2017 Show Full Question >>
Question S5O-01196: Liam McArthur, Orkney Islands, Scottish Liberal Democrats, Date Lodged: 28/08/2017 Show Full Question >>
Question S5W-10942: Liam McArthur, Orkney Islands, Scottish Liberal Democrats, Date Lodged: 24/08/2017 Show Full Question >>

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