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Members of the Scottish Parliament (MSPs)

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Anas Sarwar

Scottish Labour

MSP for Glasgow (Region) 2016 - present day

About Anas Sarwar

Contact details

Contact online

Twitter: @AnasSarwar

Facebook: Anas's facebook

Contact at the Scottish Parliament

The Scottish Parliament
Edinburgh
EH99 1SP

Phone: 0131 348 5830
Text relay calls welcome.

Committees

Anas is not a member of any committees

Cross-party groups

Anas is a member of 2 cross-party groups

Cross-Party Group in the Scottish Parliament on Challenging Racial and Religious Prejudice

Member

Cross-Party Group in the Scottish Parliament on Pakistan

Member

Parliamentary and Government Roles

Anas does not have any parliamentary or government roles

Party Roles

Anas has 1 party role

Party Leader

Scottish Labour

Previous roles

Anas has had 13 previous roles

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

27 February 2021 - 04 May 2021

Party Leader

Scottish Labour

26 November 2020 - 04 May 2021

Finance and Constitution Committee

Member

16 November 2020 - 27 February 2021

Party Spokesperson on Brexit

Scottish Labour

16 November 2020 - 27 February 2021

Party Spokesperson on Constitutional Affairs

Scottish Labour

05 March 2020 - 07 December 2020

Public Audit and Postlegislative Scrutiny Committee

Acting Convener

05 March 2020 - 07 December 2020

Scottish Commission for Public Audit

Member

05 March 2020 - 07 December 2020

conveners group

Member

01 November 2018 - 05 March 2020

Public Audit and Postlegislative Scrutiny Committee

Member

25 September 2019 - 25 February 2020

Local Government and Communities Committee

Substitute Member

10 September 2019 - 25 September 2019

Standards Procedures and Public Appointments Committee

Substitute Member

28 June 2016 - 10 September 2019

Health and Sport Committee

Substitute Member

25 May 2016 - 04 October 2018

Party Spokesperson on Health

Scottish Labour

19 December 2017 - 04 October 2018

Party Spokesperson on Sport

Scottish Labour

Register of interests

Anas'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 Anas Sarwar. The date of their initial statement was 27 May 2021.

Remuneration and related undertaking

No registrable interests

Gifts

On 27 November 2017 I received a donation of £37,000 to my leadership campaign from United Brands Limited (company number SC527065), a company engaged in food services (of 110 Easter Queenslie Road, Glasgow, G33 4UL). I established that the donation was permissible and accepted it on 28 November 2017.

On 12th September 2023, I attended the Scotland v England football match at Hampden as a guest of the Chief Executive of the Scottish Football Association, Ian Maxwell (Hampden Park, Glasgow, G42 9AY). The cost of the ticket and hospitality, estimated by the Scottish Football Association, was £399. [Registered 3 October 2023]

On 23 November 2017 I received a donation of £10,000 to my leadership campaign from Lord William Haughey, a private individual. I established that the donation was permissible and accepted it on 27 November 2017.

On 2 October 2017 I received a donation of £40,000 to my leadership campaign from PG Paper Company Limited (company number SC256809), a manufacturer of paper and paperboard (of The Stables, Auchenbothie Gardens, Kilmacolm, Renfrewshire, PA13 4SF). I established that the donation was from a permissible donor and accepted it on 6 October 2017.

On 17 February 2021 I received a donation to the value of £10,000 to my leadership campaign from Perveen Sarwar (a private individual) I established that the donation was permissible and accepted it on 18 February 2021.

On Friday 12th August 2022 I and a guest attended the Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo as guests of the Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo Ltd/Ministry of Defence (RAF) (Air Officer Scotland, 25 Learmonth Terrace, EH4 1NZ, Edinburgh). The cost of the tickets, hospitality and transport, provided by the RAF, was £773.48. [Registered 8 September 2022]

On 8 March 2021 I received a donation to the value of £20,000 to my leadership campaign from Rightdose Healthcare Limited (an online pharmacy of 1a Devon Place, Glasgow, G41 1RD). I established that the donation was permissible and accepted it on 9 March 2021.

On 5 February 2022 I and a guest attended the Scotland v England rugby match at Murrayfield as guests of Scottish Rugby Union (the governing body and promoter of Scottish rugby union, of Murrayfield, Edinburgh, EH12 5PJ). In addition to tickets for the match, the hospitality included food and drink. The cost of this hospitality, estimated by the SRU, was approximately £2000. [Registered 21 February 2022]

On 13 November 2017 I received a donation of £20,000 to my leadership campaign from Perveen Sarwar, a private individual. I established that the donation was permissible and accepted it on 14 November 2017.

On 27 November 2017 I received a donation to the value of £4,000 to my leadership campaign which paid a contribution to staff costs from United Brands Limited (company number SC527065), a company engaged in food services (of 110 Easter Queenslie Road, Glasgow, G33 4UL). I established that the donation was permissible and accepted it on 28 November 2017.

On 16 February 2021 I received a donation to the value of £5,000 to my leadership campaign from Community (a Trade Union of 465c Caledonian Road, London, N7 9GX). I established that the donation was permissible and accepted it on 17 February 2021.

On 15 February 2021 I received a donation to the value of £5,000 to my leadership campaign from GMB Union (a Trade Union of 81 Linwood Road, Paisley, PA3 3BB). I established that the donation was permissible and accepted it on 16 February 2021.

On 23 March 2021 I received a donation to the value of £16,000 to my leadership campaign from Perveen Sarwar (a private individual). I established that the donation was permissible and accepted it on 24 March 2021.

On 18 October 2017 I received a donation of £40,000 to my leadership campaign from Kasim Gulzar Limited (company number SC345527), a company dealing with health activities (of Unit 3 Kennishead Avenue, Thornliebank, Glasgow, G46 8PR). I established that the donation was from a permissible donor and accepted it on 20 October 2017.

On 27 November 2017 I received a donation to the value of £2691.43 to my leadership campaign which paid a contribution to office lease costs from United Tradeston Limited (company number SC462339), a buyer and seller of own real estate (110 Easter Queenslie Road, Glasgow, G33 4UL). I established that the donation was permissible and accepted it on 28 November 2017.

On 22 January 2021 I received a donation of £5,000 to my leadership campaign from USDAW (a Trade Union of USDAW Central Office, 188 Wilmslow Road, Manchester, M14 6LJ). I established that the donation was permissible and accepted it on 23 January 2021.

On 11 August 2023, two guests and I attended the Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo as guests of the CEO of the Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo, Major General Buster Howes CB OBE (of 1-3 Cockburn Street, Edinburgh, EH1 1QB). The cost of the tickets, provided by the Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo, was £1,245. [Registered 12 September 2023]

Overseas visits

No registrable interests

Controlled transactions

No registrable interests

Heritable property

No registrable interests

Interest in shares

No registrable interests

Voluntary

I am a member of the Scottish Co-operative Party.

I am a member of Community the Union.

I am a member of the Union of Shop, Distributive and Allied Workers. [Registered 3 October 2023]

I am a member of the GMB Union.

From 8 to 12 November 2018 I travelled to Seattle, Washington, USA to attend a conference as a delegate to develop and grow professional transatlantic relationships with a focus on technology and the rise of prejudice and hate. The costs, which were met by British-American Project (a not for profit leadership network, of British-American Project UK, UK Correspondence PO Box 3682, Wokingham, Berkshire RG40 1PY) and includes flights, internal travel, accommodation and hospitality, are estimated at a value of £2,000. I do not consider that this visit meets the prejudice test or the political activities test.

[Ceased interest removed from entry: 14 September 2023]

Recent Activity

What was said

What Anas Sarwar 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: 8 February 2024

NHS (Delays in Accessing Treatment)

2. Anas Sarwar (Glasgow) (Lab): "I join colleagues in paying our respects and passing on our condolences to the family of Keith Rollinson. He was a much-loved member of his community…

Chamber meeting date: 1 February 2024

Covid-19 Inquiry

2. Anas Sarwar (Glasgow) (Lab): "This is what we have learned after three weeks of the Covid inquiry in Scotland: the most senior ministers and officials knowingly deleted evidence of how they operated during the pandemic, they subverted the Covid inquiry and broke freedom of information laws, and they plotted how to maximise their own political advantage while thousands of Scots…

Chamber meeting date: 25 January 2024

Covid-19 Inquiry (WhatsApp Messages)

2. Anas Sarwar (Glasgow) (Lab): "Saturday marks Holocaust memorial day on the theme of “Fragility of Freedom”…

Chamber meeting date: 18 January 2024

Dangerous Dogs

2. Anas Sarwar (Glasgow) (Lab): "I echo the best wishes to King Charles and to the Duchess of Rothesay, and I wish them both a speedy recovery. Confusion about a ban on XL bully dogs in Scotland has brought dangerous dogs back into the headlines…

Chamber meeting date: 16 January 2024

Horizon Information Technology Prosecutions

Anas Sarwar (Glasgow) (Lab): "I thank the Lord Advocate for her statement. The sub-postmaster scandal is, without a doubt, one the most shocking miscarriages of justice in recent history…

Votes

How Anas Sarwar has voted in Parliament

Find out how Anas Sarwar has voted recently.

Motion ref. S6M-12203.1

Building a New Scotland - Social Security in an Independent Scotland

Submitted by: Jeremy Balfour, Lothian, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party. Date lodged: Monday, February 19, 2024

Current status: Taken in the Chamber on Tuesday, February 20, 2024

Result 30 for, 87 against, 0 abstained, 12 did not vote

MSP voted against

Vote Defeated

Motion ref. S6M-12203.2

Building a New Scotland - Social Security in an Independent Scotland

Submitted by: Paul O'Kane, West Scotland, Scottish Labour. Date lodged: Monday, February 19, 2024

Supported by: Neil Bibby, Paul Sweeney
Current status: Taken in the Chamber on Tuesday, February 20, 2024

Result 53 for, 64 against, 0 abstained, 12 did not vote

MSP voted for

Vote Defeated

Motion ref. S6M-12210

Appointment of Scottish Minister

Submitted by: Humza Yousaf, Glasgow Pollok, Scottish National Party. Date lodged: Monday, February 19, 2024

Current status: Taken in the Chamber on Tuesday, February 20, 2024

Result 58 for, 8 against, 21 abstained, 42 did not vote

MSP abstained

Vote Passed

Motion ref. S6M-12211

Appointment of Junior Scottish Ministers

Submitted by: Humza Yousaf, Glasgow Pollok, Scottish National Party. Date lodged: Monday, February 19, 2024

Current status: Taken in the Chamber on Tuesday, February 20, 2024

Result 57 for, 9 against, 21 abstained, 42 did not vote

MSP abstained

Vote Passed

Motion ref. S6M-12203

Building a New Scotland - Social Security in an Independent Scotland

Submitted by: Shirley-Anne Somerville, Dunfermline, Scottish National Party. Date lodged: Monday, February 19, 2024

Supported by: Patrick Harvie, Jamie Hepburn, Paul McLennan, Emma Roddick
Current status: Taken in the Chamber on Tuesday, February 20, 2024

Result 63 for, 53 against, 0 abstained, 13 did not vote

MSP voted against

Vote Passed

Motions

Questions

Questions Anas Sarwar has asked

These are the questions that this MSP has asked in Parliament. It also includes any answer to those questions.

Question ref. S6F-02824

Asked by: Sarwar, Anas, Glasgow, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 19 February 2024

"Question to be taken in Chamber."

Taken in the Chamber on 22 February 2024

Question ref. S6F-02793

Asked by: Sarwar, Anas, Glasgow, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 5 February 2024

"Question to be taken in Chamber."

Taken in the Chamber on 8 February 2024

Question ref. S6F-02763

Asked by: Sarwar, Anas, Glasgow, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 29 January 2024

"Question to be taken in Chamber."

Taken in the Chamber on 1 February 2024

Question ref. S6F-02734

Asked by: Sarwar, Anas, Glasgow, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 22 January 2024

"Question to be taken in Chamber."

Taken in the Chamber on 25 January 2024

Question ref. S6F-02716

Asked by: Sarwar, Anas, Glasgow, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 15 January 2024

"Question to be taken in Chamber."

Taken in the Chamber on 18 January 2024

Question ref. S6F-02688

Asked by: Sarwar, Anas, Glasgow, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 8 January 2024

"Question to be taken in Chamber."

Taken in the Chamber on 11 January 2024

Question ref. S6F-02664

Asked by: Sarwar, Anas, Glasgow, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 18 December 2023

"Question to be taken in Chamber."

Taken in the Chamber on 21 December 2023

Question ref. S6F-02637

Asked by: Sarwar, Anas, Glasgow, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 11 December 2023

"Question to be taken in Chamber."

Taken in the Chamber on 14 December 2023

Question ref. S6F-02608

Asked by: Sarwar, Anas, Glasgow, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 4 December 2023

"Question to be taken in Chamber."

Taken in the Chamber on 7 December 2023

Question ref. S6F-02575

Asked by: Sarwar, Anas, Glasgow, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 27 November 2023

"Question to be taken in Chamber."

Taken in the Chamber on 30 November 2023

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