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Members of the Scottish Parliament (MSPs)

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Evelyn Tweed

Scottish National Party

MSP for Stirling (Constituency) 2021 - present day

About Evelyn Tweed

Contact details

Contact online

Website: evelyntweed.scot

X (previously known as Twitter): @EvelynTweedSNP

Facebook: Evelyn's facebook

Contact at the Scottish Parliament

The Scottish Parliament
Edinburgh
EH99 1SP

Phone: 0131 348 5088
Text relay calls welcome.

Contact at local office

Stirling Business Centre
Wellgreen Place
Stirling
FK8 2DZ

Phone: 01786 235255
Text relay calls welcome.

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

Committees

Cross-party groups

Evelyn is a member of 6 cross-party groups

Cross-Party Group in the Scottish Parliament on Bangladesh

Member

Cross-Party Group in the Scottish Parliament on Co-Operatives

Member

Cross-Party Group in the Scottish Parliament on End of Life Choices

Member

Cross-Party Group in the Scottish Parliament on Tourism

Convener

Cross-Party Group in the Scottish Parliament on Towns and Town Centres

Member

Cross-Party Group in the Scottish Parliament on Wood Panel Industry

Member

Parliamentary and Government Roles

Evelyn does not have any parliamentary or government roles

Party Roles

Evelyn does not have any party roles

Previous roles

Evelyn has had 5 previous roles

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

09 November 2023 - 17 June 2024

Economy and Fair Work Committee

Member

05 September 2023 - 06 March 2024

Standards Procedures and Public Appointments Committee

Member

17 June 2021 - 09 November 2023

Health Social Care and Sport Committee

Member

29 June 2023 - 05 September 2023

Rural Affairs and Islands Committee

Substitute Member

31 August 2021 - 18 April 2023

Social Justice and Social Security Committee

Substitute Member

Register of interests

Evelyn'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 Evelyn Tweed. The date of their initial statement was 10 June 2021.

Remuneration and related undertaking

Until 5 May 2022, I was a Councillor for Stirling Council (of Old Viewforth, 14-20 Pitt Terrace, Stirling, FK8 2ET). I spent around 15-20 hours per week on this role. The remuneration I receive was between £15,001 and £20,000 per annum. [Amended 2 June 2022]. Until 31 May 2021 I was Housing Portfolio Holder and my remuneration was between £20,001 and £25,000 per annum.

Until 24 May 2021, I was Chair of the Renewables and Energy Efficiency Committee Association of Public Sector Excellence (APSE) (a not for profit unincorporated association of 300 Councils across the UK promoting excellence in public services of Scottish Office, Brandon House, 23-25 Brandon Street, Hamilton, South Lanarkshire, ML3 6DA). I worked around 4 hours per month on this role and received an annual stipend of £1,000.

Gifts

No registrable interests

Overseas visits

From 17 to 26 November 2023 I was part of a cross-party delegation of MSPs who visited the People’s Republic of Bangladesh at the invitation of the High Commission of Bangladesh to the UK based in London (28 Queen's Gate, South Kensington, London SW7 5JA) and Ministry for Foreign Affairs of Bangladesh. The purpose of the visit was to engage with senior politicians within the Bangladeshi government, organisations, academics and business leaders to strengthen relationships between Bangladesh and Scotland, especially on issues of joint importance such as climate change, education, support for refugees and, fair pay and conditions for garment workers, and to build skill and knowledge sharing opportunities which will benefit both our nations. The delegation held meetings with Her Excellency Sheikh Hasina, Prime Minister of Bangladesh; A.K. Abdul Momen MP, Foreign Affairs Minister; Shirin Sharmin Chaudhury MP, Speaker of the Bangladesh Parliament; Md. Shahab Uddin MP, Minister of Environment Forest & Climate Change; Professor Dr AKM Zakir Hossain, Vice-Chancellor of Kurigram Agricultural University; Md. Atiqul Islam, The Mayor of Dhaka North City; Dinner with Mahbub Ali MP, Minister of Civil Aviation and Tourism; and breakfast with Matt Cannell, British Deputy High Commissioner and Development Director to Bangladesh. The Delegation visited the Rohingya refugee camp in Cox’s Bazar; Sylhet Women’s Medical College Hospital; Nabiganj and Habiganj; the medical camp in Biswanath’s Amtoil Village, and NRB Hospital in Sylhet. In the course of these visits, the delegation held meetings with Anwaruzzaman Chowdhury, Mayor of Sylhet; Chamber of Commerce of Sylhet and other business leaders from the region; university academic and administrative heads, and Ataur Rahman Selim, Mayor of Habiganj. The total cost of the visit was £3,683.57. Of the total costs, £2,300 for return flights from Edinburgh to Dhaka and a one-way internal flight from Sylhet to Dhaka was met by Workpermitcloud Limited (legal recruitment experts; of the Gherkin Level 28, 30 Street Mary Axe, London, England, EC3A, Company Registration: 12909694) and £1,082.92 for hotel accommodation, £240.65 for food and transport, £60 for internal return flights Dhaka to Cox Bazar were met by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Bangladesh (State Ministry which oversees foreign relations of Bangladesh; of Segunbagicha, Dhaka 1000, Bangladesh) and Sylhet City Corporation (Sylhet City Council; of Nagar Bhaban, 3100, Bangladesh). I also received gifts, which including welcome crests, posters and books. The values of the items are below the threshold for registration in the gifts category. [Registered 22 December 2023]

Controlled transactions

No registrable interests

Heritable property

On 9 September 2022, I purchased a house in Angus with a market value of between £250,001-£300,000 from which I receive no rental income. [Registered 26 September 2022]

Until March 2024 I owned a commercial property in the Stirling local authority area with a market value of between £50,001 and £100,000. This was an empty premises that was not trading. [Amended interest 18 March 2024, Ceased interest 18 March 2024]

Interest in shares

No registrable interests

Voluntary

From 6 September 2023, I am a director of Scotland’s Future Forum Limited. This is an unremunerated position. [Registered 14 September 2023]

I am a member of Loreburn Housing Association Ltd.

I took part in an MSP survey and for completing it, a donation was made to a charity nominated by me. A payment for £105 was made payable to Action in Mind in Stirling and issued by PA Advocacy. [Registered 9 November 2023]

I am a member of the Scottish National Party.

I am a member of GMB Trade Union.

Recent Activity

What was said

What Evelyn Tweed 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: 20 June 2024

Childminders

1. Evelyn Tweed (Stirling) (SNP): "To ask the Scottish Government what steps it has taken to improve access to childminders. (S6O-03613)"

Chamber meeting date: 20 June 2024

National Health Service (Spending)

Evelyn Tweed (Stirling) (SNP): "Analysis by the Nuffield Trust has indicated that both Labour’s and the Tories’ plans for the national health service would leave the health service with lower spending increases than those during the years of Tory austerity. Interruption…

Chamber meeting date: 20 June 2024

Benefits Uptake

Evelyn Tweed (Stirling) (SNP): "I am pleased to lead the members’ business debate today. As we all know, the current economic climate is extremely challenging, with years of austerity in Westminster, the cost of living crisis and Brexit…

Education, Children and Young People Committee meeting date: 19 June 2024

Interests

Evelyn Tweed (Stirling) (SNP): "I have nothing to declare."

Equalities, Human Rights and Civil Justice Committee meeting date: 18 June 2024

Disability Commissioner (Scotland) Bill: Stage 1

Evelyn Tweed (Stirling) (SNP): "Good morning, panel, and thanks for all your comments so far. I want to ask some questions about the definition of disability that is being used…

Votes

How Evelyn Tweed has voted in Parliament

Find out how Evelyn Tweed has voted recently.

Motion ref. S6M-13664

Gender Representation on Public Boards (Amendment) (Scotland) Bill

Submitted by: Shirley-Anne Somerville, Dunfermline, Scottish National Party. Date lodged: Monday, June 17, 2024

Supported by: Paul McLennan, Kaukab Stewart
Current status: Taken in the Chamber on Thursday, June 20, 2024

Result 108 for, 0 against, 0 abstained, 21 did not vote

MSP voted for

Vote Passed

Motion ref. S6M-13679.1

Scottish Government Priorities: Growing the Economy

Submitted by: Maggie Chapman, North East Scotland, Scottish Green Party. Date lodged: Tuesday, June 18, 2024

Current status: Taken in the Chamber on Wednesday, June 19, 2024

Result 88 for, 26 against, 0 abstained, 15 did not vote

MSP voted for

Vote Passed

Motion ref. S6M-13679.2

Scottish Government Priorities: Growing the Economy

Submitted by: Murdo Fraser, Mid Scotland and Fife, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party. Date lodged: Tuesday, June 18, 2024

Current status: Taken in the Chamber on Wednesday, June 19, 2024

Result 29 for, 88 against, 0 abstained, 12 did not vote

MSP voted against

Vote Defeated

Motion ref. S6M-13679.3

Scottish Government Priorities: Growing the Economy

Submitted by: Daniel Johnson, Edinburgh Southern, Scottish Labour. Date lodged: Tuesday, June 18, 2024

Supported by: Paul Sweeney
Current status: Taken in the Chamber on Wednesday, June 19, 2024

Result 49 for, 67 against, 0 abstained, 13 did not vote

MSP voted against

Vote Defeated

Motion ref. S6M-13692.1

Revision to Business Programme

Submitted by: Meghan Gallacher, Central Scotland, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party. Date lodged: Tuesday, June 18, 2024

Supported by: Jeremy Balfour, Miles Briggs, Alexander Burnett, Jackson Carlaw, Finlay Carson, Sharon Dowey, Tim Eagle, Russell Findlay, Murdo Fraser, Maurice Golden, Pam Gosal, Jamie Greene, Dr. Sandesh Gulhane, Jamie Halcro Johnston, Rachael Hamilton, Craig Hoy, Liam Kerr, Stephen Kerr, Douglas Lumsden, Roz McCall, Edward Mountain, Oliver Mundell, Douglas Ross, Graham Simpson, Liz Smith, Alexander Stewart, Sue Webber, Annie Wells, Tess White, Brian Whittle
Current status: Taken in the Chamber on Tuesday, June 18, 2024

Result 51 for, 64 against, 0 abstained, 14 did not vote

MSP voted against

Vote Defeated

Motions

Questions

Questions Evelyn Tweed has asked

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

Question ref. S6O-03613

Asked by: Tweed, Evelyn, Stirling, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 12 June 2024

"To ask the Scottish Government what steps it has taken to improve access to childminders."

Taken in the Chamber on 20 June 2024

Question ref. S6O-03524

Asked by: Tweed, Evelyn, Stirling, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 29 May 2024

"To ask the Scottish Government what action it is taking to address the needs and welfare of women prisoners, in light of the reported challenges arising from a growing prison population."

Taken in the Chamber on 5 June 2024

Question ref. S6O-03474

Asked by: Tweed, Evelyn, Stirling, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 15 May 2024

"To ask the Scottish Government whether it will provide an update on what steps it is taking to improve road safety across Stirling."

Taken in the Chamber on 23 May 2024

Question ref. S6F-03117

Asked by: Tweed, Evelyn, Stirling, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 13 May 2024

"To ask the First Minister what steps the Scottish Government is taking to raise awareness of the issue of sextortion, in light of the recent issuing of an urgent warning by the National Crime Agency to education providers across the UK."

Taken in the Chamber on 16 May 2024

Question ref. S6W-26112

Asked by: Tweed, Evelyn, Stirling, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 12 March 2024

"To ask the Scottish Government what steps it is taking to improve road safety on (a) the A84 and (b) other roads around Stirling, in light of reports of three deaths in a week due to road traffic accidents in the area."

Answered by Fiona Hyslop on 26 March 2024

Question ref. S6O-03270

Asked by: Tweed, Evelyn, Stirling, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 20 March 2024

"To ask the Scottish Government what steps it has made towards the goals of the Freedom of Information Improvement Plan 2024."

Taken in the Chamber on 27 March 2024

Question ref. S6W-26113

Asked by: Tweed, Evelyn, Stirling, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 12 March 2024

"To ask the Scottish Government what assistance it is providing to support local bus services in Stirling."

Answered by Fiona Hyslop on 20 March 2024

Question ref. S6O-03121

Asked by: Tweed, Evelyn, Stirling, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 21 February 2024

"To ask the Scottish Government what support it can offer to cultural organisations in Stirling that are facing funding challenges."

Taken in the Chamber on 28 February 2024

Question ref. S6O-03108

Asked by: Tweed, Evelyn, Stirling, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 14 February 2024

"To ask the Scottish Government what steps it is taking to ensure that people are claiming all the benefits that they are entitled to, in light of figures obtained by Policy in Practice showing that £18…

Taken in the Chamber on 22 February 2024

Question ref. S6O-03068

Asked by: Tweed, Evelyn, Stirling, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 31 January 2024

"To ask the Scottish Government what its response is, regarding any potential impact on Scotland’s public finances, to reports that the Chancellor of the Exchequer is considering reducing taxes in the UK Budget in March."

Taken in the Chamber on 7 February 2024

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