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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.

Committees

Cross-party groups

Graham is not a member of any 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.

16 December 2020 - 04 May 2021

Economy Energy and Fair Work Committee

Member

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

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: 24 June 2021

Coronavirus (Extension and Expiry) (Scotland) Bill: Stage 3

Graham Simpson (Central Scotland) (Con): "I thank you, Presiding Officer, for accepting my amendment, which is the same amendment that I spoke to yesterday, when it was in a group with another amendment…

Chamber meeting date: 23 June 2021

Coronavirus (Extension and Expiry) (Scotland) Bill: Stage 2

Graham Simpson (Central Scotland) (Con): "There are two amendments in the group—my amendment 12, which relates to licensing boards, and amendment 13, in the name of Alex Cole-Hamilton, which relates to meetings of councils, and which I support…

Delegated Powers and Law Reform Committee meeting date: 22 June 2021

Coronavirus (Scotland) Act 2020 (Early Expiry of Provisions) (No 2) Regulations 2021 (SSI 2021/236)

Graham Simpson: "I am sorry to be awkward, but I see from the chat box that Mr Sweeney had indicated that he wanted to speak on a previous instrument. He may be struggling with the platform, which is understandable."

Delegated Powers and Law Reform Committee meeting date: 22 June 2021

Legacy Paper

Graham Simpson: "I am content with that approach. We will get a chance to speak about the paper later. I have only just thought of this, but it might be nice for the committee to write to the previous convener, Bill Bowman, to thank him for his work."

Delegated Powers and Law Reform Committee meeting date: 22 June 2021

Interests

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

Votes

How Graham Simpson has voted in Parliament

Find out how Graham Simpson has voted recently.

Motion ref. S6 SP Bill 1 Amendment 11 24 June 2021

Current status: Taken in the Chamber on Thursday, June 24, 2021

Result 30 for, 90 against, 0 abstained, 9 no vote

MSP voted against

Vote Defeated

Motion ref. S6M-00479

Coronavirus (Extension and Expiry) (Scotland) Bill

Submitted by: John Swinney, Perthshire North, Scottish National Party. Date lodged: Tuesday, June 22, 2021

Supported by: George Adam
Current status: Taken in the Chamber on Thursday, June 24, 2021

Result 90 for, 32 against, 0 abstained, 7 no vote

MSP voted against

Vote Passed

Motion ref. S6 SP Bill 1 Amendment 13

Current status: Taken in the Chamber on Thursday, June 24, 2021

Result 59 for, 61 against, 0 abstained, 9 no vote

MSP voted for

Vote Defeated

Motion ref. S6 SP Bill 1 Amendment 14

Current status: Taken in the Chamber on Thursday, June 24, 2021

Result 61 for, 60 against, 0 abstained, 8 no vote

MSP voted for

Vote Passed

Motion ref. S6 SP Bill 1 Amendment 11 23 June 2021

Current status: Taken in the Chamber on Wednesday, June 23, 2021

Result 33 for, 88 against, 0 abstained, 8 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-01277

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

"To ask the Scottish Government, further to the answer to question S6T-00001 by Graeme Dey on 26 May 2021, whether it will provide an update on Transport Scotland’s discussions to charter additional tonnage to increase resilience across the ferry network."

Answered by: Graeme Dey on 22 July 2021

Question ref. S6W-01275

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

"To ask the Scottish Government, further to the answer to question S5W-35358 by Paul Wheelhouse on 16 March 2021, how it plans to mitigate repair and maintenance costs on ferries."

Answered by: Graeme Dey on 22 July 2021

Question ref. S6W-01278

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

"To ask the Scottish Government, further to the answer to question S5W-34928 by Paul Wheelhouse on 11 February 2021, whether it will provide a breakdown of how it will spend the £580 million that was allocated for “ferry investment” in its Infrastructure Investment Plan."

Answered by: Graeme Dey on 22 July 2021

Question ref. S6W-01274

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

"To ask the Scottish Government when it anticipates new ferries will be delivered to CalMac."

Answered by: Kate Forbes on 19 July 2021

Question ref. S6W-01279

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

"To ask the Scottish Government whether it will provide an update on the (a) total cost and (b) completion dates for the two ferries under construction at the Ferguson Marine shipyard."

Answered by: Kate Forbes on 19 July 2021

Question ref. S6W-01280

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

"To ask the Scottish Government how many of CalMac’s 34 ferries are more than 25 years old."

Answered by: Graeme Dey on 16 July 2021

Question ref. S6W-01281

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

"To ask the Scottish Government how many times CalMac’s ferries have been taken out of service for repairs and maintenance since 1 January 2021; what work was carried out, and what the estimated cost was."

Awaiting answer

Question ref. S6W-01276

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

"To ask the Scottish Government, further to the answer to question S5W-34928 by Paul Wheelhouse on 11 February 2021, whether it will provide an update on the proposals for vessel renewal."

Awaiting answer

Question ref. S6W-00719

Asked by: Simpson, Graham, Central Scotland, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Date Lodged: 15 June 2021

"To ask the Scottish Government what plans it has to introduce a community bus fund."

Answered by: Graeme Dey on 7 July 2021

Question ref. S6W-00715

Asked by: Simpson, Graham, Central Scotland, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Date Lodged: 15 June 2021

"To ask the Scottish Government how it will work with community transport groups to improve connectivity, following the COVID-19 pandemic."

Answered by: Graeme Dey on 7 July 2021

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