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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 their Constituency

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

20 August 2020 - 04 May 2021

Rural Economy and Connectivity Committee

Substitute Member

16 December 2020 - 04 May 2021

Economy Energy and Fair Work Committee

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: 26 January 2022

Electric Vehicle Charging Network

Graham Simpson (Central Scotland) (Con): "I want to go back to Liam Kerr’s question about how the cabinet secretary plans to hit the target of 30,000 chargers by 2030, if he thinks he can do so. At the current rate of progress, it will take us until 2066 to hit the target…

Chamber meeting date: 20 January 2022

Strategic Transport Projects Review 2

Graham Simpson (Central Scotland) (Con): "I thank the cabinet secretary for advance sight of his statement. However, a bit like last week’s statement on cutting car mileage, this statement and its accompanying document raise more questions than they provide answers for…

Chamber meeting date: 20 January 2022

Prestwick Airport

Graham Simpson (Central Scotland) (Con): "I thank the cabinet secretary for the advance sight of her statement. I firmly believe that Prestwick can be a success, and we all hope for that. The Scottish Government bought Prestwick airport for £1 in 2013…

Chamber meeting date: 19 January 2022

Unsafe Cladding (Help for Residents)

2. Graham Simpson (Central Scotland) (Con): "To ask the Scottish Government what steps it is taking to help residents in flats that have unsafe cladding. (S6O-00635)"

Chamber meeting date: 19 January 2022

Fire Alarm Standards

Graham Simpson (Central Scotland) (Con): "The penalty for non-compliance will come if people have insurance claims turned down because they do not have such alarms. Is the cabinet secretary seriously saying that that will not happen?"

Votes

How Graham Simpson has voted in Parliament

Find out how Graham Simpson has voted recently.

Motion ref. S6M-02895

Transvaginal Mesh Removal (Cost Reimbursement) (Scotland) Bill

Submitted by: Humza Yousaf, Glasgow Pollok, Scottish National Party. Date lodged: Thursday, January 20, 2022

Supported by: Kevin Stewart, Maree Todd
Current status: Taken in the Chamber on Tuesday, January 25, 2022

Result 120 for, 0 against, 0 abstained, 9 no vote

MSP voted for

Vote Passed

Motion ref. S6 SP Bill 3 Amendment 2

Current status: Taken in the Chamber on Tuesday, January 25, 2022

Result 49 for, 67 against, 0 abstained, 13 no vote

MSP voted for

Vote Defeated

Motion ref. S6 SP Bill 3 Amendment 1

Current status: Taken in the Chamber on Tuesday, January 25, 2022

Result 49 for, 67 against, 0 abstained, 13 no vote

MSP voted for

Vote Defeated

Motion ref. S6M-02853

Approval of SSI

Submitted by: George Adam, Paisley, Scottish National Party. Date lodged: Tuesday, January 18, 2022

Current status: Taken in the Chamber on Wednesday, January 19, 2022

Result 87 for, 33 against, 0 abstained, 9 no vote

MSP voted against

Vote Passed

Motion ref. S6M-02839.1

Education Failures and Guaranteeing the 2022 Exam Diet

Submitted by: Shirley-Anne Somerville, Dunfermline, Scottish National Party. Date lodged: Tuesday, January 18, 2022

Supported by: Clare Haughey, Jamie Hepburn
Current status: Taken in the Chamber on Wednesday, January 19, 2022

Result 67 for, 54 against, 0 abstained, 8 no vote

MSP voted against

Vote Passed

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-04752

Asked by: Simpson, Graham, Central Scotland, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Date Lodged: 8 December 2021

"To ask the Scottish Government what its position is on whether Abellio will be able to report its experience of running the ScotRail franchise after the service has been nationalised."

Answered by: Graeme Dey on 21 December 2021

Question ref. S6W-04889

Asked by: Simpson, Graham, Central Scotland, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Date Lodged: 8 December 2021

"To ask the Scottish Government whether it will provide an update on the progress of the Electric A9 project, including (a) how many electric vehicle (EV) charge points (i) have been installed to date, (ii) will be installed in total and (iii) have been installed by ChargePlace Scotland, and (b) what the planned completion date is for installation…

Answered by: Graeme Dey on 21 December 2021

Question ref. S6W-04750

Asked by: Simpson, Graham, Central Scotland, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Date Lodged: 7 December 2021

"To ask the Scottish Government what it has spent to date on legal costs associated with the nationalisation of ScotRail, broken down by any work (a) undertaken by Scottish Government solicitors and (b) outsourced to external solicitors, and what the total anticipated legal costs are."

Answered by: Graeme Dey on 20 December 2021

Question ref. S6W-04756

Asked by: Simpson, Graham, Central Scotland, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Date Lodged: 7 December 2021

"To ask the Scottish Government what plans it has for any ongoing agreements with Abellio once its franchise ends, such as leasing, uniform provision and rolling stock maintenance."

Answered by: Graeme Dey on 20 December 2021

Question ref. S6W-04751

Asked by: Simpson, Graham, Central Scotland, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Date Lodged: 7 December 2021

"To ask the Scottish Government whether it has any plans to extend the concessionary travel scheme to include free rail travel for under-22s as part of the nationalised ScotRail fares strategy."

Answered by: Graeme Dey on 17 December 2021

Question ref. S6W-04749

Asked by: Simpson, Graham, Central Scotland, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Date Lodged: 2 December 2021

"To ask the Scottish Government what discussions it has had with Network Rail about the arrangements for the nationalisation of ScotRail."

Answered by: Graeme Dey on 16 December 2021

Question ref. S6W-04753

Asked by: Simpson, Graham, Central Scotland, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Date Lodged: 2 December 2021

"To ask the Scottish Government whether it anticipates any voluntary redundancies or voluntary early retirement schemes to be offered to ScotRail employees as part of the nationalisation of ScotRail."

Answered by: Graeme Dey on 16 December 2021

Question ref. S6W-04748

Asked by: Simpson, Graham, Central Scotland, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Date Lodged: 2 December 2021

"To ask the Scottish Government what plans it has to purchase any additional rolling stock for the ScotRail fleet."

Answered by: Graeme Dey on 16 December 2021

Question ref. S6W-04739

Asked by: Simpson, Graham, Central Scotland, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Date Lodged: 2 December 2021

"To ask the Scottish Government, in the event that current ScotRail employees transfer to a new nationalised organisation under Transfer of Undertakings (Protection of Employment) (TUPE) regulations, which groups or grades of employees will remain on terms and conditions that include (a) bonuses, (b) car allowances and (c) private healthcare, and…

Answered by: Graeme Dey on 16 December 2021

Question ref. S6W-04754

Asked by: Simpson, Graham, Central Scotland, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Date Lodged: 2 December 2021

"To ask the Scottish Government what formal discussions have been held with ScotRail employees about the arrangements for the nationalisation of ScotRail."

Answered by: Graeme Dey on 16 December 2021

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