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Members of the Scottish Parliament (MSPs)

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Colin Smyth

Scottish Labour

MSP for South Scotland (Region) 2016 - present day

About Colin Smyth

Contact details

Contact online

Twitter: @colinsmythmsp

Facebook: Colin's facebook

Contact at the Scottish Parliament

The Scottish Parliament
Edinburgh
EH99 1SP

Phone: 0131 348 6986
Text relay calls welcome.

Contact at their Constituency

17 Buccleuch Street
Dumfries
DG1 2AT

Phone: 01387 279205
Text relay calls welcome.

Find out when the MSP's surgery times are on their website.

Committees

Cross-party groups

Parliamentary and Government Roles

Colin does not have any parliamentary or government roles

Party Roles

Colin has 5 party roles

Party Spokesperson on Economic Development

Scottish Labour

Party Spokesperson on Energy

Scottish Labour

Party Spokesperson on Net Zero

Scottish Labour

Party Spokesperson on Rural Affairs

Scottish Labour

Party Spokesperson on Transport

Scottish Labour

Previous roles

Colin has had 3 previous roles

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

09 January 2018 - 04 May 2021

Rural Economy and Connectivity Committee

Member

28 June 2016 - 04 May 2021

Environment Climate Change and Land Reform Committee

Substitute Member

08 June 2016 - 09 January 2018

Health and Sport Committee

Member

Register of interests

Colin'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 Colin Smyth. The date of their initial statement was 05 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

I am a member of the League Against Cruel Sports.

Until 4 May 2017, when I stood down, I was a senior councillor for Dumfries and Galloway Council (of English Street, Dumfries, DG1 2DD). I worked approximately 20 hours per week and I received remuneration of between £20,001 and £25,000 per annum. I donated my salary to local and national good causes/charities. I do not believe this meets the prejudice test.

Until 31 May 2016 I was a volunteer coordinator at Parkinson’s UK, a charity organisation (of 215 Vauxhaull Bridge Road, London, SW1V 1EJ). I received remuneration of between £25,001 and £30,000 per annum and worked 35 hours per week. I do not believe this meets the prejudice test.

I am a member of GMB Union.

I am Chairperson of the Eastriggs Railway Station Action Group (ERSAG).

I am a member of Unite the Union.

I am member of the Scottish Wildlife Trust.

I am Chairperson of the Dumfries and Galloway Fairtrade Steering Group.

Recent Activity

What was said

What Colin Smyth 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: 13 January 2022

Fishing Quotas (Sustainability)

3. Colin Smyth (South Scotland) (Lab): "To ask the Scottish Government how the fishing quotas secured during the trilateral negotiations will be distributed to fishing businesses to incentivise more sustainable practices. (S6O-00610)"

Chamber meeting date: 13 January 2022

Car Travel

Colin Smyth (South Scotland) (Lab): "We will not get people out of their cars unless we put in place public transport alternatives…

Chamber meeting date: 11 January 2022

Glasgow Prestwick Airport (Sale)

1. Colin Smyth (South Scotland) (Lab): "To ask the Scottish Government whether it will provide an explanation of its decision not to proceed with the sale of Glasgow Prestwick Airport at the present time. (S6T-00415)"

Chamber meeting date: 22 December 2021

Small Businesses (Non-domestic Rates)

5. Colin Smyth (South Scotland) (Lab): "To ask the Scottish Government what assessment it has made of the impact on small businesses of non-domestic rates being reintroduced after the first three months of the new financial year. (S6O-00570)"

Chamber meeting date: 22 December 2021

Water Environment

Colin Smyth (South Scotland) (Lab): "I thank the minister for advance sight of her statement…

Votes

How Colin Smyth has voted in Parliament

Find out how Colin Smyth has voted recently.

Motion ref. S6M-02761.2

Tackling Drug Related Deaths Through the First Year of the National Mission

Submitted by: Sue Webber, Lothian, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party. Date lodged: Wednesday, January 12, 2022

Current status: Taken in the Chamber on Thursday, January 13, 2022

Result 34 for, 70 against, 19 abstained, 6 no vote

MSP abstained

Vote Defeated

Motion ref. S6M-02761.1

Tackling Drug Related Deaths Through the First Year of the National Mission

Submitted by: Claire Baker, Mid Scotland and Fife, Scottish Labour. Date lodged: Wednesday, January 12, 2022

Supported by: Paul Sweeney
Current status: Taken in the Chamber on Thursday, January 13, 2022

Result 23 for, 100 against, 0 abstained, 6 no vote

MSP voted for

Vote Defeated

Motion ref. S6M-02747.3

Mental Health and Wellbeing in Primary Care Services

Submitted by: Craig Hoy, South Scotland, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party. Date lodged: Tuesday, January 11, 2022

Supported by: Sharon Dowey, Stephen Kerr
Current status: Taken in the Chamber on Wednesday, January 12, 2022

Result 34 for, 89 against, 0 abstained, 6 no vote

MSP voted against

Vote Defeated

Motion ref. S6M-02747.1

Mental Health and Wellbeing in Primary Care Services

Submitted by: Carol Mochan, South Scotland, Scottish Labour. Date lodged: Tuesday, January 11, 2022

Supported by: Jackie Baillie, Paul Sweeney
Current status: Taken in the Chamber on Wednesday, January 12, 2022

Result 55 for, 68 against, 0 abstained, 6 no vote

MSP voted for

Vote Defeated

Motion ref. S6M-02747.2

Mental Health and Wellbeing in Primary Care Services

Submitted by: Alex Cole-Hamilton, Edinburgh Western, Scottish Liberal Democrats. Date lodged: Tuesday, January 11, 2022

Current status: Taken in the Chamber on Wednesday, January 12, 2022

Result 54 for, 69 against, 0 abstained, 6 no vote

MSP voted for

Vote Defeated

Motions

Written questions

Written questions Colin Smyth 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. S6W-05080

Asked by: Smyth, Colin, South Scotland, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 13 December 2021

"To ask the Scottish Government what data it collects on the diagnosis of (a) idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis and (b) interstitial lung disease."

Answered by: Maree Todd on 10 January 2022

Question ref. S6W-05079

Asked by: Smyth, Colin, South Scotland, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 13 December 2021

"To ask the Scottish Government what action it is taking to improve the early diagnosis of (a) idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis and (b) interstitial lung disease."

Answered by: Maree Todd on 10 January 2022

Question ref. S6W-05370

Asked by: Smyth, Colin, South Scotland, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 23 December 2021

"To ask the Scottish Government whether it is the case that the format of the paper and downloadable versions of the COVID-19 vaccine certificate only include details of the two most recent COVID-19 vaccinations in the case of those who have also received a third, as a booster vaccination, and if this is the case, for what reasons has the decision…

Awaiting answer

Question ref. S6W-05369

Asked by: Smyth, Colin, South Scotland, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 23 December 2021

"To ask the Scottish Government whether it will confirm if the format of the paper and downloadable versions of the COVID-19 vaccine certificate, which reportedly only include details of the two most recent COVID-19 vaccinations in the case of those who have also received a third, as a booster vaccination, is acceptable for international travel to…

Awaiting answer

Question ref. S6W-05246

Asked by: Smyth, Colin, South Scotland, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 20 December 2021

"To ask the Scottish Government what financial support it will provide to compensate for the impact that recent temporary emergency COVID-19 restrictions have had on airports."

Awaiting answer

Question ref. S6W-05245

Asked by: Smyth, Colin, South Scotland, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 20 December 2021

"To ask the Scottish Government, in light of the decision to remove all countries from the international travel red list, whether it plans to review the requirements for passengers to undertake (a) a pre-departure test, (b) self-isolation until a negative "day 2" test result, (c) a "day 2" PCR test instead of a lateral flow test and (d) other…

Awaiting answer

Question ref. S6W-04862

Asked by: Smyth, Colin, South Scotland, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 6 December 2021

"To ask the Scottish Government, further to the answer to question S6W-4128 by Humza Yousaf on 30 November 2021, whether it will provide an update on when details of COVID-19 booster vaccinations will be added to COVID-19 vaccine certification."

Answered by: Humza Yousaf on 20 December 2021

Question ref. S6W-05116

Asked by: Smyth, Colin, South Scotland, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 16 December 2021

"To ask the Scottish Government how long it takes currently, after a COVID-19 booster vaccine is administered, for the information to be available through the COVID status app."

Awaiting answer

Question ref. S6W-05078

Asked by: Smyth, Colin, South Scotland, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 13 December 2021

"To ask the Scottish Government how much NHS Scotland spends annually on the (a) diagnosis of, (b) treatment of, (c) management of and (d) rehabilitation services for (i) idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis and (ii) interstitial lung disease."

Awaiting answer

Question ref. S6W-04800

Asked by: Smyth, Colin, South Scotland, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 3 December 2021

"To ask the Scottish Government what the scope will be of the forthcoming review of snaring."

Awaiting answer

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