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Members of the Scottish Parliament (MSPs)

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Ash Denham

Scottish National Party

MSP for Edinburgh Eastern (Constituency) 2016 - present day

About Ash Denham

Contact details

Contact online

Contact at the Scottish Parliament

The Scottish Parliament
Edinburgh
EH99 1SP

Phone: 0131 659 4707
Text relay calls welcome.

Committees

Ash is not a member of any committees

Cross-party groups

Ash is not a member of any cross-party groups

Parliamentary and Government Roles

Ash has 1 parliamentary and government role

Minister for Community Safety

Scottish Government

Party Roles

Ash does not have any party roles

Previous roles

Ash has had 6 previous roles

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

29 September 2016 - 28 June 2018

Finance and Constitution Committee

Member

21 November 2017 - 28 June 2018

Health and Sport Committee

Deputy Convener

16 November 2017 - 21 November 2017

Health and Sport Committee

Member

08 June 2016 - 16 November 2017

Economy Jobs and Fair Work Committee

Member

08 June 2016 - 29 September 2016

Finance Committee

Member

29 June 2016 - 06 September 2016

European and External Relations Committee

Member

Register of interests

Ash'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 Ash Denham. The date of their initial statement was 01 June 2021.

Remuneration and related undertaking

No registrable interests

Gifts

No registrable interests

Overseas visits

No registrable interests

Controlled transactions

No registrable interests

Heritable property

No registrable interests

Interest in shares

No registrable interests

Voluntary

No registrable interests

Recent Activity

What was said

What Ash Denham 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: 15 September 2021

Commercial Sexual Exploitation (Legislative Review)

The Minister for Community Safety (Ash Denham): "Last week, we published in the programme for government the Scottish Government’s commitment to develop a model that effectively tackles men’s demand for prostitution. We will progress that in this parliamentary term…

Equalities, Human Rights and Civil Justice Committee meeting date: 7 September 2021

Scottish Government Priorities for Civil Justice

The Minister for Community Safety (Ash Denham): "Thank you, convener, and thank you to committee members for inviting us both to speak about our priorities for Scotland’s civil justice system…

Chamber meeting date: 2 September 2021

Drowning Prevention Strategy

The Minister for Community Safety (Ash Denham): "The Scottish Government takes the issue of water safety very seriously and welcomed the drowning prevention strategy when it was published by Water Safety Scotland in 2018…

Chamber meeting date: 2 September 2021

Antisocial Behaviour (Off-road Vehicles)

The Minister for Community Safety (Ash Denham): "I am well aware of the risk to public safety that is caused by careless, inconsiderate and antisocial driving. That is why I fully support Police Scotland and its partners in dealing with the misuse of vehicles in an appropriate and proportionate way…

Criminal Justice Committee meeting date: 1 September 2021

Criminal Justice (Scottish Government Priorities)

The Minister for Community Safety (Ash Denham): "Thank you, convener, and good morning. I will be very brief. I agree with the cabinet secretary’s comments about the desire and potential for collaborative working in those aspects of the portfolio for which I am responsible…

Votes

How Ash Denham has voted in Parliament

Find out how Ash Denham has voted recently.

Motion ref. S6M-01248

A Land of Opportunity - Supporting a Fairer and More Equal Society

Submitted by: Shona Robison, Dundee City East, Scottish National Party. Date lodged: Tuesday, September 14, 2021

Supported by: Shirley-Anne Somerville
Current status: Taken in the Chamber on Thursday, September 16, 2021

Result 67 for, 30 against, 20 abstained, 12 no vote

MSP voted for

Vote Passed

Motion ref. S6M-01248.2

A Land of Opportunity - Supporting a Fairer and More Equal Society

Submitted by: Pam Duncan-Glancy, Glasgow, Scottish Labour. Date lodged: Wednesday, September 15, 2021

Supported by: Foysol Choudhury, Paul Sweeney
Current status: Taken in the Chamber on Thursday, September 16, 2021

Result 25 for, 93 against, 0 abstained, 11 no vote

MSP voted against

Vote Defeated

Motion ref. S6M-01248.1

A Land of Opportunity - Supporting a Fairer and More Equal Society

Submitted by: Miles Briggs, Lothian, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party. Date lodged: Wednesday, September 15, 2021

Supported by: Sharon Dowey
Current status: Taken in the Chamber on Thursday, September 16, 2021

Result 33 for, 65 against, 20 abstained, 11 no vote

MSP voted against

Vote Defeated

Motion ref. S6M-01217.2

Return to Normal GP Services

Submitted by: Humza Yousaf, Glasgow Pollok, Scottish National Party. Date lodged: Tuesday, September 14, 2021

Supported by: Kevin Stewart, Maree Todd
Current status: Taken in the Chamber on Wednesday, September 15, 2021

Result 67 for, 56 against, 0 abstained, 6 no vote

MSP voted for

Vote Passed

Motion ref. S6M-01217.1

Return to Normal GP Services

Submitted by: Jackie Baillie, Dumbarton, Scottish Labour. Date lodged: Tuesday, September 14, 2021

Supported by: Paul O'Kane, Paul Sweeney
Current status: Taken in the Chamber on Wednesday, September 15, 2021

Result 56 for, 65 against, 0 abstained, 8 no vote

MSP voted against

Vote Defeated

Motions

Written questions

Written questions Ash Denham 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. S5W-17246

Asked by: Denham, Ash, Edinburgh Eastern, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 18 June 2018

"To ask the Scottish Government whether it will provide a list of all NHS PFI/PPP facilities, broken down by the (a) total (i) unitary charge costs for each (A) in 2018-19 and (B) over their lifetime, (ii) capital value of each and (b) ratio of the overall unitary charges relative to the capital value."

Answered by: Shona Robison on 26 June 2018

Question ref. S5W-16506

Asked by: Denham, Ash, Edinburgh Eastern, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 8 May 2018

"To ask the Scottish Government how many prostitutes have been (a) seriously harmed and (b) murdered in each year since 1999."

Answered by: Annabelle Ewing on 17 May 2018

Question ref. S5W-16510

Asked by: Denham, Ash, Edinburgh Eastern, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 8 May 2018

"To ask the Scottish Government how many lapdancers have been (a) seriously harmed and (b) murdered in each year since 1999."

Answered by: Annabelle Ewing on 17 May 2018

Question ref. S5O-02103

Asked by: Denham, Ash, Edinburgh Eastern, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 9 May 2018

"To ask the Scottish Government how it is working to improve the lives of disabled people."

Answered by: Jeane Freeman on 16 May 2018

Question ref. S5O-02040

Asked by: Denham, Ash, Edinburgh Eastern, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 25 April 2018

"To ask the Scottish Government what response it has had from universities regarding the announcement that every institution will be provided with a toolkit to challenge violence on campus."

Answered by: Shirley-Anne Somerville on 2 May 2018

Question ref. S5W-16083

Asked by: Denham, Ash, Edinburgh Eastern, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 19 April 2018

"To ask the Scottish Government what information it can provide regarding the recent visit to the United States by the Cabinet Secretary for Economy, Jobs and Fair Work."

Answered by: Fiona Hyslop on 20 April 2018

Question ref. S5W-14898

Asked by: Denham, Ash, Edinburgh Eastern, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 26 February 2018

"To ask the Scottish Government how much money Scottish Enterprise has invested in video games companies since 2008."

Answered by: Fiona Hyslop on 7 March 2018

Question ref. S5O-01822

Asked by: Denham, Ash, Edinburgh Eastern, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 21 February 2018

"To ask the Scottish Government whether it will provide an update on the Edinburgh part of the Edinburgh and South East Scotland City Region Deal."

Answered by: Keith Brown on 1 March 2018

Question ref. S5W-13787

Asked by: Denham, Ash, Edinburgh Eastern, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 11 January 2018

"To ask the Scottish Government what assessment (a) it and (b) its agencies has carried out of the impact of (i) the Research Excellence Grant and (ii) other higher education research funding provided since 2009-10."

Answered by: Shirley-Anne Somerville on 25 January 2018

Question ref. S5O-01685

Asked by: Denham, Ash, Edinburgh Eastern, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 10 January 2018

"To ask the Scottish Government how it will ensure that young people in the Edinburgh Eastern constituency, particularly in more deprived areas, will be able to participate in the Year of Young People 2018."

Answered by: Maree Todd on 17 January 2018

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