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Members of the Scottish Parliament (MSPs)

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Aileen Campbell

Scottish National Party

MSP for Clydesdale (Constituency) 2011 - present day

Former MSP for South of Scotland (Region) 2007 - 2011

About Aileen Campbell

Contact details

Contact online

Committees

Aileen is not a member of any committees

Cross-party groups

Aileen is not a member of any cross-party groups

Parliamentary and Government Roles

Aileen has 1 parliamentary and government role

Cabinet Secretary for Communities and Local Government

Scottish Government

Party Roles

Aileen does not have any party roles

Previous roles

Aileen has had 5 previous roles

Previous roles in cross-party groups are not included in this list.

18 May 2016 - 28 June 2018

Minister for Public Health and Sport

Scottish Government

13 November 2008 - 22 March 2011

Standards Procedures and Public Appointments Committee

Member

20 May 2010 - 23 December 2010

Rural Affairs and Environment Committee

Member

13 June 2007 - 20 May 2010

Education Lifelong Learning and Culture Committee

Member

14 June 2007 - 20 May 2010

Justice Committee

Substitute Member

Register of interests

Aileen's register of interests

MSPs must provide details of their financial interests in the Register of Interests. They make an initial statement on becoming or being returned as an MSP. This is then updated with any changes they provide.

Here is the register for Aileen Campbell. The date of their initial statement was 08 June 2016.

Remuneration and related undertaking

No registrable interests

Gifts

No registrable interests

Overseas visits

From 7 to 14 April 2008 I visited Zambia to visit Oxfam’s field projects. I estimate the costs of the trip to be £2,000 (including travel, accommodation, food and vaccines). The costs of the trip were met by Oxfam in Scotland, a non-governmental organisation of 207 Bath Street, Glasgow, G2 4HZ.

From 1 to 7 August 2008 I visited Zambia to provide best practice advice on political engagement to improve democracy and participation. I estimate the costs of the trip to be between £2,500 and £3,000 (including travel, insurance, accommodation and subsistence). The costs of the trip were met by Westminster Foundation for Democracy, an independent public body sponsored by the Foreign and Commonwealth Office working towards strengthening institutions of democracy (of 4/5 Norman Shaw North, Victoria Embankment, London SW1A 2JF).

Controlled transactions

No registrable interests

Heritable property

No registrable interests

Interest in shares

No registrable interests

Voluntary

Before the election I was asked if I would be interested in joining St Johnstone FC’s Community Trust as a board member. I agreed and then signed to do so in early May. After my appointment as Minister for Public Health and Sport I indicated that I would need to withdraw my membership and this is currently being finalised. There was no remuneration associated with this post, I have received no remuneration and it would be carried out entirely in my own spare time.

Recent Activity

What was said

What Aileen Campbell has said in Parliament

These are the official transcripts of what was said by this MSP in the chamber and at committee meetings. You'll find the topic discussed and how many times this MSP has contributed to the discussion.

Chamber meeting date: 24 March 2021

Community Engagement

The Cabinet Secretary for Communities and Local Government (Aileen Campbell): "Since we introduced the 2015 act, we have taken many positive steps to increase community engagement…

Chamber meeting date: 24 March 2021

Covid-19 (Community Support)

The Cabinet Secretary for Communities and Local Government (Aileen Campbell): "We have allocated more than £1 billion to support local communities through the coronavirus pandemic…

Chamber meeting date: 24 March 2021

City Centre and Beachfront Regeneration (Aberdeen)

The Cabinet Secretary for Communities and Local Government (Aileen Campbell): "The Scottish Government is committed to working with Aberdeen City Council and other partners as they take forward the city and beachfront master plan…

Chamber meeting date: 24 March 2021

Housing Strategy

The Cabinet Secretary for Communities and Local Government (Aileen Campbell): "On 15 March, we published Scotland’s first long-term housing strategy, “Housing to 2040”, which is a 20-year plan to deliver good-quality, energy-efficient, zero emissions homes with access to good outdoor space, transport links, digital connectivity and community services. It includes new commitments to deliver 100,000 affordable homes by 2032; to…

Chamber meeting date: 24 March 2021

Orkney Islands Council (Meetings)

The Cabinet Secretary for Communities and Local Government (Aileen Campbell): "I last met James Stockan, leader of Orkney Islands Council, and John Mundell, interim chief executive, on Tuesday 23 March to discuss a range of issues relating to the relaxation of Covid restrictions specific to Orkney and the islands."

Votes

How Aileen Campbell has voted in Parliament

Find out how Aileen Campbell has voted recently.

Motion ref. S5M-24270

Dogs (Protection of Livestock) (Amendment) (Scotland) Bill

Submitted by: Emma Harper, South Scotland, Scottish National Party. Date lodged: Tuesday, March 2, 2021

Current status: Taken in the Chamber on Wednesday, March 24, 2021

Result 120 for, 0 against, 0 abstained, 9 no vote

MSP voted for

Vote Passed

Motion ref. S5M-24292

Motion of No Confidence

Submitted by: Ruth Davidson, Edinburgh Central, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party. Date lodged: Thursday, March 4, 2021

Supported by: Jeremy Balfour, Bill Bowman, Miles Briggs, Alexander Burnett, Donald Cameron, Jackson Carlaw, Peter Chapman, Maurice Corry, Murdo Fraser, Maurice Golden, Jamie Greene, Jamie Halcro Johnston, Rachael Hamilton, Alison Harris, Liam Kerr, Gordon Lindhurst, Dean Lockhart, Tom Mason, Margaret Mitchell, Edward Mountain, Oliver Mundell, John Scott, Graham Simpson, Liz Smith, Alexander Stewart, Adam Tomkins, Annie Wells, Brian Whittle
Current status: Taken in the Chamber on Tuesday, March 23, 2021

Result 31 for, 65 against, 27 abstained, 6 no vote

MSP voted against

Vote Defeated

Motion ref. S5M-24271

Tied Pubs (Scotland) Bill

Submitted by: Neil Bibby, West Scotland, Scottish Labour. Date lodged: Tuesday, March 2, 2021

Current status: Taken in the Chamber on Tuesday, March 23, 2021

Result 111 for, 0 against, 0 abstained, 18 no vote

MSP voted for

Vote Passed

Motion ref. S5M-24238

European Charter of Local Self-Government (Incorporation) (Scotland) Bill

Submitted by: Andy Wightman, Lothian, Independent. Date lodged: Thursday, February 25, 2021

Current status: Taken in the Chamber on Tuesday, March 23, 2021

Result 114 for, 0 against, 0 abstained, 15 no vote

MSP voted for

Vote Passed

Motion ref. S5M-24396.1

National Mission to Reduce Drug Deaths and Harms

Submitted by: Brian Whittle, South Scotland, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party. Date lodged: Wednesday, March 17, 2021

Supported by: Donald Cameron
Current status: Taken in the Chamber on Thursday, March 18, 2021

Result 43 for, 69 against, 1 abstained, 16 no vote

MSP voted against

Vote Defeated

Motions

Written questions

Written questions Aileen Campbell has submitted in Parliament

These are the questions that this MSP has asked the Scottish Government about its work. It also includes any answer to these questions.

Question ref. S4W-00160

Asked by: Campbell, Aileen, Clydesdale, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 19 May 2011

Awaiting answer

Question ref. S4W-00158

Asked by: Campbell, Aileen, Clydesdale, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 19 May 2011

Awaiting answer

Question ref. S4W-00159

Asked by: Campbell, Aileen, Clydesdale, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 19 May 2011

Awaiting answer

Question ref. S3W-37735

Asked by: Campbell, Aileen, South of Scotland, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 22 November 2010

"To ask the Scottish Executive under what circumstances a planning authority will advise a developer to change the name or description of a planning proposal and what the relevant legislation or regulations would be."

Answered by: Stewart Stevenson on 6 December 2010

Question ref. S3W-36681

Asked by: Campbell, Aileen, South of Scotland, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 4 October 2010

"To ask the Scottish Executive what savings are projected for each local authority and public body as a result of the new public sector electricity contracts announced in its news release of 30 April 2009, Public sector power goes greener."

Answered by: John Swinney on 26 October 2010

Question ref. S3W-36680

Asked by: Campbell, Aileen, South of Scotland, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 4 October 2010

"To ask the Scottish Executive what savings have been achieved by each local authority and public body as a result of the new public sector electricity contracts announced in its news release of 30 April 2009, Public sector power goes greener."

Answered by: John Swinney on 26 October 2010

Question ref. S3W-36117

Asked by: Campbell, Aileen, South of Scotland, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 6 September 2010

"To ask the Scottish Executive what speed restrictions are in place for trains passing through Carstairs railway station and Carstairs junction and for what reasons."

Answered by: Stewart Stevenson on 17 September 2010

Question ref. S3W-36118

Asked by: Campbell, Aileen, South of Scotland, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 6 September 2010

"To ask the Scottish Executive what impact speed restrictions on trains passing through Carstairs railway station and Carstairs junction have on timetabling decisions on the west coast main line between Glasgow and Edinburgh."

Answered by: Stewart Stevenson on 15 September 2010

Question ref. S3W-34966

Asked by: Campbell, Aileen, South of Scotland, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 29 June 2010

"To ask the Scottish Executive how it proposes to respond to the determination issued by the sheriff in the fatal accident inquiry into the tragic circumstances of the death of 21-month-old Ben McCreath."

Answered by: Stewart Stevenson on 30 June 2010

Question ref. S3W-33118

Asked by: Campbell, Aileen, South of Scotland, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 8 April 2010

"To ask the Scottish Executive how many new criminal offences the Scottish Parliament has created in each parliamentary year since 1999."

Answered by: Kenny MacAskill on 13 April 2010

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