Michael Russell MSP

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Michael Russell MSP

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  • Member for: Argyll and Bute
  • Region: Highlands and Islands
  • Party: Scottish National Party

Michael is a member of the following Committees:

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

Parliamentary Activities

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Rural Economy and Connectivity Committee 06 June 2018 [Draft] : 06 June 2018


Michael Russell

What has been called for does not go nearly far enough. I have supported it as far as it goes, and had a conversation about it with the Scotch Whisky Association—...



Rural Economy and Connectivity Committee 06 June 2018 [Draft] : 06 June 2018


Michael Russell

Protected geographical indications are a very important issue—one of many that are unresolved in the negotiating process—that will have to be resolved in the next six months. The EU27’s conc...



Rural Economy and Connectivity Committee 06 June 2018 [Draft] : 06 June 2018


Michael Russell

The negotiating timetable is not clear. It features as an item that will be considered by the ministerial forum—the item that tries to relate the interests of the...



Rural Economy and Connectivity Committee 06 June 2018 [Draft] : 06 June 2018


Michael Russell

Yes. It has been very difficult to get a handle on when bills are due to appear. The immigration bill, which will impact on some of the issues that we are discussing, was first due in 2017, ...



Rural Economy and Connectivity Committee 06 June 2018 [Draft] : 06 June 2018


Michael Russell

I thought that I should earn a crust.



Rural Economy and Connectivity Committee 06 June 2018 [Draft] : 06 June 2018


Michael Russell

Because non-legislative frameworks would not be governed in the same way, I think that the process would operate in a better fas...



Rural Economy and Connectivity Committee 06 June 2018 [Draft] : 06 June 2018


Michael Russell

On how the frameworks are negotiated, we have had what are called deep dives on all those subjects, as we have had on all the 24 subjects with broad agreement tha...



Rural Economy and Connectivity Committee 06 June 2018 [Draft] : 06 June 2018


Michael Russell

I have no idea what is officially in the white paper, but the comment should not have been a surprise to anybody, because the separate parties that are quoted in ...



Rural Economy and Connectivity Committee 06 June 2018 [Draft] : 06 June 2018


Michael Russell

Well, we will go ahead in good faith and will give our views on the items on the content list, but I do not know whether it will make any difference or whether we might as well put the piece...



Rural Economy and Connectivity Committee 06 June 2018 [Draft] : 06 June 2018


Michael Russell

Yes, although I have to say that you could probably get as much information from the newspapers as you will get from me, because I do not know much more than I re...

Vote DetailMSP VoteResult
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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Not VotedCarried
S5M-12573: Historical Sexual Offences (Pardons and Disregards) (Scotland) Bill (Michael Matheson)
Meeting Date: 06/06/2018
Result - For: 119, Against: 0 Abstain: 0
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ForCarried
S5M-12483: Housing (Amendment) (Scotland) Bill (Kevin Stewart)
Meeting Date: 31/05/2018
Result - For: 114, Against: 0 Abstain: 0
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ForCarried
SP Bill 15: Islands (Scotland) Bill (Stage 2) - Amendment 17
Meeting Date: 30/05/2018
Result - For: 94, Against: 28 Abstain: 0
ForCarried
SP Bill 15: Islands (Scotland) Bill (Stage 2) - Amendment 8
Meeting Date: 30/05/2018
Result - For: 89, Against: 34 Abstain: 0
ForCarried

Search for other Motions lodged by Michael Russell
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Motion S5M-12223: Michael Russell, Argyll and Bute, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 14/05/2018 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S5M-11136: Michael Russell, Argyll and Bute, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 19/03/2018 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S5M-10817: Michael Russell, Argyll and Bute, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 05/03/2018 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S5M-10735: Michael Russell, Argyll and Bute, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 28/02/2018 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S5M-08352: Michael Russell, Argyll and Bute, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 23/10/2017 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S5M-03858: Michael Russell, Argyll and Bute, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 06/02/2017 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S5M-03427: Michael Russell, Argyll and Bute, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 16/01/2017 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S5M-01412: Michael Russell, Argyll and Bute, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 12/09/2016 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S5M-01134.1: Michael Russell, Argyll and Bute, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 23/08/2016 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S5M-01109: Michael Russell, Argyll and Bute, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 19/08/2016 Show Full Motion >>
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Question S5W-02079: Michael Russell, Argyll and Bute, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 21/08/2016 Show Full Question >>
Question S5W-02076: Michael Russell, Argyll and Bute, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 19/08/2016 Show Full Question >>
Question S5W-02077: Michael Russell, Argyll and Bute, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 19/08/2016 Show Full Question >>
Question S5W-01335: Michael Russell, Argyll and Bute, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 08/07/2016 Show Full Question >>
Question S5W-01299: Michael Russell, Argyll and Bute, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 06/07/2016 Show Full Question >>
Question S5W-01300: Michael Russell, Argyll and Bute, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 06/07/2016 Show Full Question >>
Question S5W-01298: Michael Russell, Argyll and Bute, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 06/07/2016 Show Full Question >>
Question S5W-01291: Michael Russell, Argyll and Bute, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 06/07/2016 Show Full Question >>
Question S5W-01289: Michael Russell, Argyll and Bute, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 06/07/2016 Show Full Question >>
Question S5W-01290: Michael Russell, Argyll and Bute, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 06/07/2016 Show Full Question >>

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