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Members of the Scottish Parliament (MSPs)

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Gordon Lindhurst

Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party

MSP for Lothian (Region) 2016 - present day

About Gordon Lindhurst

Contact details

Contact online

Committees

Gordon is a member of 1 committee

Cross-party groups

Gordon is not a member of any cross-party groups

Parliamentary and Government Roles

Gordon has 1 parliamentary and government role

Conveners Group

Member

Party Roles

Gordon has 3 party roles

Deputy Party Spokesperson on Business

Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party

Deputy Party Spokesperson on Fair Work

Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party

Deputy Party Spokesperson on Skills

Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party

Previous roles

Gordon has had 13 previous roles

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

20 August 2020 - 25 August 2020

Economy Energy and Fair Work Committee

Member

25 February 2020 - 20 August 2020

Culture Tourism Europe and External Affairs Committee

Member

25 February 2020 - 20 August 2020

Delegated Powers and Law Reform Committee

Member

03 September 2019 - 11 August 2020

Deputy Party Spokesperson on Infrastructure

Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party

18 February 2020 - 11 August 2020

Deputy Party Spokesperson on Business

Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party

18 February 2020 - 11 August 2020

Deputy Party Spokesperson on Transport

Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party

06 September 2018 - 25 February 2020

Economy Energy and Fair Work Committee

Convener

29 June 2017 - 25 February 2020

Social Security Committee

Substitute Member

14 June 2016 - 25 February 2020

Conveners Group

Member

26 May 2016 - 18 February 2020

Deputy Party Spokesperson on Justice

Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party

14 June 2016 - 06 September 2018

Economy Jobs and Fair Work Committee

Convener

08 June 2016 - 29 June 2017

Social Security Committee

Member

08 June 2016 - 14 June 2016

Economy Jobs and Fair Work Committee

Member

Register of interests

Gordon'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 Gordon Lindhurst. The date of their initial statement was 09 June 2016.

Remuneration and related undertaking

I am a non-practising member of the Faculty of Advocates (Parliament House, Edinburgh EH1 1RF) and am also qualified as an English barrister. I anticipate gross fee income from any legal publishing, lecturing and outstanding payments of fees for work to be in the range of £0 - £5,000 in the 2020-21 tax year. I expect to spend no more than 1/2 day per month on these roles. [Amended interest 26 July 2017, Amended interest 28 August 2018, Amended interest 23 October 2018, Amended interest 10 March 2020]

Gifts

No registrable interests.

Overseas visits

No registrable interests.

Controlled transactions

No registrable interests.

Heritable property

I own a flat and garages in West Lothian with a market value of between £100,001 and £150,000. The property yields a gross annual income of between £0 and £5,000. [Amended interest 28 August 2018]

[Ceased interest removed from entry: 18 December 2019]

I own a flat and garage in Edinburgh with a market value of between £400,000 and £500,000. The property yields a gross annual income of between £15,001 and £20,000.

Interest in shares

[Ceased interest removed from entry: 30 November 2017]

Voluntary

No registrable interests

Recent Activity

What was said

What Gordon Lindhurst 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.

Economy, Energy and Fair Work Committee meeting date: 23 March 2021

Renewable Energy, Energy Efficiency and Motor Fuel Emissions (Miscellaneous Amendments) (EU Exit) Regulations 2021

The Convener (Gordon Lindhurst): "Good morning and welcome to the Economy, Energy and Fair Work Committee’s 10th meeting in 2021. Apologies have been received from committee member Alex Rowley…

Chamber meeting date: 17 March 2021

European Union Withdrawal (Relationships with Non-EU Countries)

4. Gordon Lindhurst (Lothian) (Con): "I enter into the spirit of the afternoon’s proceedings by also wishing the cabinet secretary—indeed, everyone—all the very best for the future…

Economy, Energy and Fair Work Committee meeting date: 16 March 2021

Decision on Taking Business in Private

The Convener (Gordon Lindhurst): "Good morning and welcome to the Economy, Energy and Fair Work Committee’s ninth meeting in 2021. Apologies have been received from Andy Wightman. Under agenda item 1, does the committee agree to take items 3 to 5 in private? That is agreed."

Economy, Energy and Fair Work Committee meeting date: 16 March 2021

Covid-19 (Impact on Businesses, Workers and the Economy)

The Convener: "Under item 2, we will look at the impact of Covid-19 on businesses, workers and the economy. I welcome the Minister for Business, Fair Work and Skills, Jamie Hepburn…

Chamber meeting date: 10 March 2021

Hate Crime and Public Order (Scotland) Bill: Stage 3

Gordon Lindhurst (Lothian) (Con): "On a point of order, Presiding Officer. I tried to vote, but for some reason my voting app did not work. I would have voted no."

Votes

How Gordon Lindhurst has voted in Parliament

Find out how Gordon Lindhurst 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 for

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 not voted

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 not voted

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 for

Vote Defeated

Motions

Written questions

Written questions Gordon Lindhurst 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-35866

Asked by: Lindhurst, Gordon, Lothian, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Date Lodged: 9 March 2021

"To ask the Scottish Government what financial provision it will make to support businesses that are ineligible for its Self-Employed Hardship Fund due to commencing trading prior to 1 October 2018, and whether it has considered measures such as backdating eligibility to the beginning of the 2018-19 financial year."

Answered by: Kate Forbes on 22 March 2021

Question ref. S5W-35865

Asked by: Lindhurst, Gordon, Lothian, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Date Lodged: 9 March 2021

"To ask the Scottish Government whether it will provide financial support to business owners who are otherwise ineligible for self-employment support due to having begun trading after March 2020, are ineligible for universal credit and have received no business rates-based support due to operating as a sole trader on another business…

Answered by: Kate Forbes on 22 March 2021

Question ref. S5W-35868

Asked by: Lindhurst, Gordon, Lothian, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Date Lodged: 9 March 2021

"To ask the Scottish Government whether, in line with UK Government policy, it will re-classify garden centres and plant nurseries as essential retail premises in order to allow them to reopen."

Answered by: Ben Macpherson on 22 March 2021

Question ref. S5W-35869

Asked by: Lindhurst, Gordon, Lothian, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Date Lodged: 9 March 2021

"To ask the Scottish Government what provision it is making to ensure that local authorities and schools are able to provide adequate classroom space to facilitate face-to-face teaching for all pupils, in light of physical distancing requirements and other related considerations."

Answered by: John Swinney on 18 March 2021

Question ref. S5W-35867

Asked by: Lindhurst, Gordon, Lothian, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Date Lodged: 9 March 2021

"To ask the Scottish Government what measures it is taking to ensure that correspondence and appointment scheduling for the COVID-19 vaccination programme is accurate and timeous, and whether it will ensure that those who receive an appointment through correspondence that arrives after the scheduled appointment will be guaranteed a rescheduled…

Answered by: Mairi Gougeon on 15 March 2021

Question ref. S5W-35864

Asked by: Lindhurst, Gordon, Lothian, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Date Lodged: 9 March 2021

"To ask the Scottish Government whether agency workers in healthcare settings are being prioritised for a COVID-19 vaccination along with NHS employees, and whether it will commit to making the vaccination process for agency staff as simple as possible, without an additional administrative burden."

Answered by: Mairi Gougeon on 15 March 2021

Question ref. S5W-36025

Asked by: Lindhurst, Gordon, Lothian, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Date Lodged: 11 March 2021

"To ask the Scottish Government what consideration it has given to pausing the implementation of the new smoke alarm regulations beyond 2022 pending further consultation with local authorities and community and consumer groups."

Answered by: Kevin Stewart on 15 March 2021

Question ref. S5W-29128

Asked by: Lindhurst, Gordon, Lothian, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Date Lodged: 18 May 2020

"To ask the Scottish Government what progress is being made on digitising the land register that is held by the Registers of Scotland."

Answered by: Ben Macpherson on 2 June 2020

Question ref. S5W-29126

Asked by: Lindhurst, Gordon, Lothian, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Date Lodged: 18 May 2020

"To ask the Scottish Government what progress it is making on developing a safe operating protocol that would allow the recommencement of the property transaction process, in light of the resumption of this in England."

Answered by: Kevin Stewart on 28 May 2020

Question ref. S5W-29127

Asked by: Lindhurst, Gordon, Lothian, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Date Lodged: 18 May 2020

"To ask the Scottish Government what consideration it has given to proposals to allow for the clearing of a backlog of home reports required to support housing transactions in progress."

Answered by: Kevin Stewart on 27 May 2020

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