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Members of the Scottish Parliament (MSPs)

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Graeme Dey

Scottish National Party

MSP for Angus South (Constituency) 2011 - present day

About Graeme Dey

Contact details

Contact online

Website: graemedey.info

Facebook: Graeme's facebook

Contact at the Scottish Parliament

The Scottish Parliament
Edinburgh
EH99 1SP

Phone: 0131 348 5864
Text relay calls welcome.

Contact at local office

282-284 High Street
Arbroath
DD11 1JF

Phone: 01241 873058
Text relay calls welcome.

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

Committees

Graeme is not a member of any committees

Cross-party groups

Graeme is not a member of any cross-party groups

Parliamentary and Government Roles

Graeme has 1 parliamentary and government role

Minister for Higher and Further Education; and Minister for Veterans

Scottish Government

Party Roles

Graeme does not have any party roles

Previous roles

Graeme has had 16 previous roles

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

31 March 2022 - 31 March 2023

Constitution Europe External Affairs and Culture Committee

Substitute Member

31 March 2022 - 31 March 2023

Education Children and Young People Committee

Member

25 January 2022 - 31 March 2022

Local Government Housing and Planning Committee

Member

19 May 2021 - 24 January 2022

Minister for Transport

Scottish Government

28 June 2018 - 19 May 2021

Minister for Parliamentary Business and Veterans

Scottish Government

03 September 2018 - 04 May 2021

Parliamentary Bureau

Member

14 June 2016 - 28 June 2018

Environment Climate Change and Land Reform Committee

Convener

07 September 2016 - 28 June 2018

Public Petitions Committee

Substitute Member

14 June 2016 - 28 June 2018

conveners group

Member

08 June 2016 - 14 June 2016

Environment Climate Change and Land Reform Committee

Member

01 June 2011 - 23 March 2016

Deputy Whip

Scottish National Party

31 October 2012 - 23 March 2016

Rural Affairs Climate Change and Environment Committee

Deputy Convener

05 November 2015 - 23 March 2016

Justice Committee

Substitute Member

22 September 2015 - 17 December 2015

Interests of Members of the Scottish Parliament Amendment Bill Committee

Member

27 November 2014 - 05 November 2015

Health and Sport Committee

Substitute Member

01 June 2011 - 31 October 2012

Rural Affairs Climate Change and Environment Committee

Member

Register of interests

Graeme'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 Graeme Dey. The date of their initial statement was 14 May 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 season ticket holder Carnoustie Golf Links.

I have a Standard Life Pension.

I am the Patron of Arbroath St Thomas Swimming Club.

Recent Activity

What was said

What Graeme Dey 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: 1 February 2024

University and College Courses (Skills Matching)

The Minister for Higher and Further Education; and Minister for Veterans (Graeme Dey): "As I confirmed to Parliament recently, and as is set out in “Purpose and Principles for Post-School Education Research and Skills”, the Scottish Government will lead skills planning at the national level and will support the development of skills planning at regional levels, in recognition that we must better align our education and skills system…

Chamber meeting date: 1 February 2024

Regional Colleges (Lanarkshire and Glasgow)

The Minister for Higher and Further Education; and Minister for Veterans (Graeme Dey): "My officials and I continue to work through the advice set out in the SFC’s options appraisal to determine the most suitable way forward in the Lanarkshire and Glasgow college regions…

Chamber meeting date: 1 February 2024

Innovation Centres (Funding)

The Minister for Higher and Further Education; and Minister for Veterans (Graeme Dey): "Scotland has a rich research and innovation ecosystem that drives the creation of new knowledge and delivers economic, social and environmental benefits across the country. The innovation centre programme forms an important part of that ecosystem…

Chamber meeting date: 18 January 2024

Lifelong Learning

The Minister for Higher and Further Education; and Minister for Veterans (Graeme Dey): "Our lifelong learning offer already caters for a range of learner needs. However, last month, I set out to Parliament the steps that I will be taking to further improve lifelong learning in Scotland…

Chamber meeting date: 18 January 2024

Colleges (Staff Attraction and Retention)

The Minister for Higher and Further Education; and Minister for Veterans (Graeme Dey): "Operational decisions, including those about attracting and retaining staff, are matters for individual colleges…

Votes

How Graeme Dey has voted in Parliament

Find out how Graeme Dey 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 against

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 voted for

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 voted for

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 for

Vote Passed

Motions

Questions

Questions Graeme Dey has asked

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

Question ref. S6O-02021

Asked by: Dey, Graeme, Angus South, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 8 March 2023

"To ask the Scottish Government how it ensures that key sectors, such as engineering, are allocated sufficient numbers of modern apprentices."

Taken in the Chamber on 16 March 2023

Question ref. S6O-01808

Asked by: Dey, Graeme, Angus South, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 18 January 2023

"To ask the Scottish Government when it last engaged with the UK Government regarding the reported impact on farmers in Scotland whose livestock may be exposed to animal diseases as a result of delays to the introduction of post-Brexit border controls for checking meat and other products entering the country."

Taken in the Chamber on 25 January 2023

Question ref. S6O-01789

Asked by: Dey, Graeme, Angus South, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 11 January 2023

"To ask the Scottish Government what plans Forestry and Land Scotland has for the Glenprosen Estate."

Taken in the Chamber on 19 January 2023

Question ref. S6O-01734

Asked by: Dey, Graeme, Angus South, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 14 December 2022

"To ask the Scottish Government how it will seek to achieve a balance between food and energy security, in relation to permitting the use of productive agricultural land for the deployment of large-scale solar arrays."

Taken in the Chamber on 22 December 2022

Question ref. S6W-12775

Asked by: Dey, Graeme, Angus South, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 30 November 2022

"To ask the Scottish Government when the proposed consultation on adding trade union nominees to the boards of college institutions will be published."

Answered by Jamie Hepburn on 1 December 2022

Question ref. S6O-01650

Asked by: Dey, Graeme, Angus South, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 30 November 2022

"To ask the Scottish Government how it plans to build support for Scottish independence."

Taken in the Chamber on 7 December 2022

Question ref. S6O-01619

Asked by: Dey, Graeme, Angus South, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 23 November 2022

"To ask the Scottish Government what action it is taking to support local food and drink producers to access public sector procurement contracts."

Taken in the Chamber on 30 November 2022

Question ref. S6O-01454

Asked by: Dey, Graeme, Angus South, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 19 October 2022

"To ask the Scottish Government what action it can take to support armed forces and veterans’ families in Scotland during the cost of living crisis, in light of recent reports that almost 3,000 serving military personnel in the UK are reliant on Universal Credit."

Taken in the Chamber on 26 October 2022

Question ref. S6O-01411

Asked by: Dey, Graeme, Angus South, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 21 September 2022

"To ask the Scottish Government whether it will provide an update on its plans to legislate to freeze housing rents."

Answered by Patrick Harvie on 29 September 2022

Question ref. S6W-09741

Asked by: Dey, Graeme, Angus South, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 8 July 2022

"To ask the Scottish Government whether it will provide an update on its plans to address the findings of Professor Muir’s report on education reform in relation to the inspection of early learning and childcare services."

Answered by Clare Haughey on 11 July 2022

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