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Members of the Scottish Parliament (MSPs)

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Graham Simpson

Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party

MSP for Central Scotland (Region) 2016 - present day

About Graham Simpson

Contact details

Contact online

Twitter: @grahamsmsp

Facebook: Graham's facebook

Contact at the Scottish Parliament

The Scottish Parliament
Edinburgh
EH99 1SP

Phone: 0131 348 6983
Text relay calls welcome.

Contact at local office

Room 35-36, Airdrie Business Centre
1 Chapel Lane
Airdrie
ML6 6GX

Committees

Cross-party groups

Parliamentary and Government Roles

Graham does not have any parliamentary or government roles

Party Roles

Graham has 1 party role

Deputy Party Spokesperson on Transport

Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party

Previous roles

Graham has had 9 previous roles

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

27 August 2020 - 04 May 2021

Public Audit and Postlegislative Scrutiny Committee

Deputy Convener

16 December 2020 - 04 May 2021

Economy Energy and Fair Work Committee

Member

20 August 2020 - 04 May 2021

Rural Economy and Connectivity Committee

Substitute Member

20 August 2020 - 27 August 2020

Public Audit and Postlegislative Scrutiny Committee

Member

08 June 2016 - 20 August 2020

Local Government and Communities Committee

Member

25 February 2020 - 20 August 2020

Social Security Committee

Member

05 September 2017 - 25 February 2020

Delegated Powers and Law Reform Committee

Convener

05 September 2017 - 25 February 2020

Conveners Group

Member

29 June 2017 - 05 September 2017

Delegated Powers and Law Reform Committee

Member

Register of interests

Graham'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 Graham Simpson. 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

No registrable interests

Recent Activity

What was said

What Graham Simpson 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: 29 June 2022

Publicly-owned Bus Services

Graham Simpson (Central Scotland) (Con): "There are too many bus deserts in this country, so the new powers are an opportunity to do things better. I like to be positive and to help the minister, so I have an idea for her…

Chamber meeting date: 29 June 2022

Publicly-owned Bus Services

Graham Simpson (Central Scotland) (Con): "There are too many bus deserts in this country, so the new powers are an opportunity to do things better. I like to be positive and to help the minister, so I have an idea for her…

Chamber meeting date: 28 June 2022

Coronavirus (Recovery and Reform) (Scotland) Bill: Stage 3

Graham Simpson (Central Scotland) (Con): "I am a member of the Delegated Powers and Law Reform Committee. As the convener said, we carried out an inquiry into the use of the made affirmative procedure…

Constitution, Europe, External Affairs and Culture Committee meeting date: 23 June 2022

Decision on Taking Business in Private

Graham Simpson (Central Scotland) (Con): "I have no relevant interests to declare."

Constitution, Europe, External Affairs and Culture Committee meeting date: 23 June 2022

Channel 4

Graham Simpson: "I am just watching the clock. I see that Mr Cameron does not have any questions, so I will ask mine…

Votes

How Graham Simpson has voted in Parliament

Find out how Graham Simpson has voted recently.

Motion ref. S6M-05254

Business Programme

Submitted by: George Adam, Paisley, Scottish National Party. Date lodged: Tuesday, June 28, 2022

Current status: Taken in the Chamber on Wednesday, June 29, 2022

Result 63 for, 47 against, 0 abstained, 19 no vote

MSP voted against

Vote Passed

Motion ref. S6M-05235.3

Northern Ireland Protocol Bill

Submitted by: Sarah Boyack, Lothian, Scottish Labour. Date lodged: Tuesday, June 28, 2022

Supported by: Paul Sweeney
Current status: Taken in the Chamber on Wednesday, June 29, 2022

Result 85 for, 25 against, 0 abstained, 19 no vote

MSP voted against

Vote Passed

Motion ref. S6M-05254.1

Business Programme

Submitted by: Stephen Kerr, Central Scotland, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party. Date lodged: Wednesday, June 29, 2022

Supported by: Jeremy Balfour, Miles Briggs, Alexander Burnett, Donald Cameron, Jackson Carlaw, Finlay Carson, Sharon Dowey, Russell Findlay, Murdo Fraser, Meghan Gallacher, Maurice Golden, Pam Gosal, Jamie Greene, Dr. Sandesh Gulhane, Jamie Halcro Johnston, Rachael Hamilton, Craig Hoy, Liam Kerr, Dean Lockhart, Douglas Lumsden, 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 Wednesday, June 29, 2022

Result 47 for, 63 against, 0 abstained, 19 no vote

MSP voted for

Vote Defeated

Motion ref. S6M-05154

Fireworks and Pyrotechnic Articles (Scotland) Bill

Submitted by: Ash Regan, Edinburgh Eastern, Scottish National Party. Date lodged: Tuesday, June 21, 2022

Supported by: Keith Brown
Current status: Taken in the Chamber on Wednesday, June 29, 2022

Result 84 for, 0 against, 25 abstained, 20 no vote

MSP abstained

Vote Passed

Motion ref. S6M-05235.2

Northern Ireland Protocol Bill

Submitted by: Donald Cameron, Highlands and Islands, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party. Date lodged: Tuesday, June 28, 2022

Current status: Taken in the Chamber on Wednesday, June 29, 2022

Result 25 for, 85 against, 0 abstained, 19 no vote

MSP voted for

Vote Defeated

Motions

Written questions

Written questions Graham Simpson 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-09343

Asked by: Simpson, Graham, Central Scotland, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Date Lodged: 24 June 2022

"To ask the Scottish Government how many hackney cabs are (a) compliant (b) not compliant with the planned low-emission zones in (i) Glasgow and (ii) Edinburgh."

Awaiting answer

Question ref. S6W-09342

Asked by: Simpson, Graham, Central Scotland, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Date Lodged: 24 June 2022

"To ask the Scottish Government what support is available to the drivers of hackney cabs to purchase vehicles that are compliant with low-emission zones."

Awaiting answer

Question ref. S6W-08733

Asked by: Simpson, Graham, Central Scotland, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Date Lodged: 26 May 2022

"To ask the Scottish Government whether it has conducted any analysis of the operation of Transport for London’s Veteran Oyster Card scheme, and whether it will consider rolling out a similar scheme in Scotland."

Answered by: Jenny Gilruth on 15 June 2022

Question ref. S6W-08734

Asked by: Simpson, Graham, Central Scotland, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Date Lodged: 26 May 2022

"To ask the Scottish Government when it last met with veterans groups to discuss concessionary travel proposals."

Answered by: Jenny Gilruth on 15 June 2022

Question ref. S6W-08804

Asked by: Simpson, Graham, Central Scotland, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Date Lodged: 30 May 2022

"To ask the Scottish Government what plans it has to review its policy on the control of woodland removal."

Awaiting answer

Question ref. S6W-08732

Asked by: Simpson, Graham, Central Scotland, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Date Lodged: 26 May 2022

"To ask the Scottish Government what concessionary schemes exist across all of Scotland’s transport networks for injured veterans."

Awaiting answer

Question ref. S6W-08735

Asked by: Simpson, Graham, Central Scotland, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Date Lodged: 26 May 2022

"To ask the Scottish Government what action it is taking to encourage more injured veterans to use public transport."

Awaiting answer

Question ref. S6W-08558

Asked by: Simpson, Graham, Central Scotland, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Date Lodged: 13 May 2022

"To ask the Scottish Government what it is doing to help with the reported ongoing bus driver shortage."

Answered by: Jenny Gilruth on 26 May 2022

Question ref. S6W-08559

Asked by: Simpson, Graham, Central Scotland, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Date Lodged: 13 May 2022

"To ask the Scottish Government what percentage of bus routes and services will stop across Scotland once the Network Support Grant Plus ends in summer 2022."

Answered by: Jenny Gilruth on 26 May 2022

Question ref. S6W-08354

Asked by: Simpson, Graham, Central Scotland, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Date Lodged: 5 May 2022

"To ask the Scottish Government whether it will provide a breakdown of ScotRail’s current rolling stock by (a) age and (b) the year that the trains will reach the end of their working life."

Answered by: Jenny Gilruth on 26 May 2022

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