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Members of the Scottish Parliament (MSPs)

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Jenny Gilruth

Scottish National Party

MSP for Mid Fife and Glenrothes (Constituency) 2016 - present day

About Jenny Gilruth

Contact details

Contact online

Twitter: @jennygilruth

Facebook: Jenny's facebook

Contact at local office

12 Commercial Street
Markinch
KY7 6DE

Phone: 01592 764815
Text relay calls welcome.

Committees

Jenny is not a member of any committees

Cross-party groups

Jenny is not a member of any cross-party groups

Parliamentary and Government Roles

Jenny has 1 parliamentary and government role

Minister for Transport

Scottish Government

Party Roles

Jenny does not have any party roles

Previous roles

Jenny has had 10 previous roles

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

19 May 2021 - 24 January 2022

Minister for Culture, Europe and International Development

Scottish Government

06 September 2018 - 19 February 2020

Education and Skills Committee

Member

07 September 2016 - 19 February 2020

Social Security Committee

Substitute Member

25 September 2019 - 19 February 2020

Justice SubCommittee on Policing

Member

19 April 2018 - 19 February 2020

Justice Committee

Member

30 March 2017 - 06 September 2018

Local Government and Communities Committee

Member

30 March 2017 - 19 April 2018

Health and Sport Committee

Member

06 September 2016 - 30 March 2017

Environment Climate Change and Land Reform Committee

Member

08 June 2016 - 06 September 2016

Education and Skills Committee

Member

08 June 2016 - 06 September 2016

Public Audit Committee

Member

Register of interests

Jenny'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 Jenny Gilruth. The date of their initial statement was 17 May 2021.

Remuneration and related undertaking

I published a book with Harper Collins Publishers (a publishing firm of 1 London Bridge Street, London, SE1 9GF). I expect to receive remuneration of up to £500 per annum. This remuneration represents royalties for a text book written prior to my election and I do not expect to undertake any publishing work during this session.

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 registered with the General Teaching Council for Scotland.

Recent Activity

What was said

What Jenny Gilruth 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 December 2022

Infrastructure (Discussions with UK Government)

The Minister for Transport (Jenny Gilruth): "We meet UK Government counterparts to discuss matters of importance to Scotland, including infrastructure, as required…

Chamber meeting date: 24 November 2022

A96 Appraisal (Progress)

The Minister for Transport (Jenny Gilruth): "As I said when I updated Parliament during the recent debate on essential road improvements, we are undertaking a transparent evidence-based review of the A96 corridor…

Chamber meeting date: 24 November 2022

A9 Dualling (Procurement)

The Minister for Transport (Jenny Gilruth): "The A9 dualling programme comprises 11 projects. Of those, two projects are now open to use, one project is in procurement and seven of the remaining eight projects have had ministerial decisions confirmed to complete statutory processes…

Chamber meeting date: 24 November 2022

Bus Driver Shortages (Support for Bus Companies)

The Minister for Transport (Jenny Gilruth): "There is currently a shortage of drivers for buses across the United Kingdom, which impacts on Scotland’s economy and communities…

Chamber meeting date: 24 November 2022

Decarbonisation of Heavy Goods Vehicles (Delivery Firms)

The Minister for Transport (Jenny Gilruth): "I convened the zero-emission truck task force and chaired its inaugural meeting back in May this year…

Votes

How Jenny Gilruth has voted in Parliament

Find out how Jenny Gilruth has voted recently.

Motion ref. S6M-07002.2

Recognising the Vital Role Men Must Play in Challenging and Eradicating Violence Against Women and Girls

Submitted by: Pam Gosal, West Scotland, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party. Date lodged: Tuesday, November 29, 2022

Current status: Taken in the Chamber on Wednesday, November 30, 2022

Result 48 for, 66 against, 0 abstained, 15 no vote

MSP voted against

Vote Defeated

Motion ref. S6M-07002.1

Recognising the Vital Role Men Must Play in Challenging and Eradicating Violence Against Women and Girls

Submitted by: Pauline McNeill, Glasgow, Scottish Labour. Date lodged: Tuesday, November 29, 2022

Supported by: Paul Sweeney
Current status: Taken in the Chamber on Wednesday, November 30, 2022

Result 50 for, 68 against, 0 abstained, 11 no vote

MSP voted against

Vote Defeated

Motion ref. S6M-06984.3

EU Retained Law

Submitted by: Willie Rennie, North East Fife, Scottish Liberal Democrats. Date lodged: Monday, November 28, 2022

Current status: Taken in the Chamber on Tuesday, November 29, 2022

Result 22 for, 92 against, 0 abstained, 15 no vote

MSP not voted

Vote Defeated

Motion ref. S6M-06984.2

EU Retained Law

Submitted by: Sarah Boyack, Lothian, Scottish Labour. Date lodged: Monday, November 28, 2022

Supported by: Paul Sweeney
Current status: Taken in the Chamber on Tuesday, November 29, 2022

Result 83 for, 29 against, 0 abstained, 17 no vote

MSP not voted

Vote Passed

Motion ref. S6M-06984.1

EU Retained Law

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

Current status: Taken in the Chamber on Tuesday, November 29, 2022

Result 29 for, 83 against, 0 abstained, 17 no vote

MSP not voted

Vote Defeated

Motions

Questions

Questions Jenny Gilruth has asked

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

Question ref. S5W-27245

Asked by: Gilruth, Jenny, Mid Fife and Glenrothes, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 4 February 2020

"To ask the Scottish Government what progress the Independent Care Review is making."

Answered by Maree Todd on 5 February 2020

Question ref. S5O-04093

Asked by: Gilruth, Jenny, Mid Fife and Glenrothes, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 29 January 2020

"To ask the Scottish Government how it supports inclusive growth in the Mid Fife and Glenrothes constituency."

Awaiting answer

Question ref. S5W-27120

Asked by: Gilruth, Jenny, Mid Fife and Glenrothes, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 23 January 2020

"To ask the Scottish Government whether it will provide an update on the progress to establish the public inquiry into the circumstances surrounding the death of Sheku Bayoh."

Answered by Humza Yousaf on 24 January 2020

Question ref. S5W-26767

Asked by: Gilruth, Jenny, Mid Fife and Glenrothes, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 18 December 2019

"To ask the Scottish Government what progress has been made in reducing youth unemployment through the Developing the Young Workforce Programme."

Answered by John Swinney on 19 December 2019

Question ref. S5O-03952

Asked by: Gilruth, Jenny, Mid Fife and Glenrothes, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 18 December 2019

"To ask the Scottish Government what discussions it has had with the UK Government regarding the WASPI campaign."

Awaiting answer

Question ref. S5O-03827

Asked by: Gilruth, Jenny, Mid Fife and Glenrothes, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 20 November 2019

"To ask the Scottish Government what its response is to recent figures from The Trussell Trust showing that thousands of three-day emergency food parcels have been handed out in Fife this year."

Awaiting answer

Question ref. S5O-03768

Asked by: Gilruth, Jenny, Mid Fife and Glenrothes, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 6 November 2019

"To ask the Scottish Government how it is tackling poverty and inequality."

Awaiting answer

Question ref. S5W-26064

Asked by: Gilruth, Jenny, Mid Fife and Glenrothes, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 30 October 2019

"To ask the Scottish Government when figures showing local authority and school level spend of Pupil Equity Funding in 2018-19 will be published."

Answered by John Swinney on 31 October 2019

Question ref. S5W-25714

Asked by: Gilruth, Jenny, Mid Fife and Glenrothes, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 8 October 2019

"To ask the Scottish Government when the findings of the independent jury research that it commissioned will be published."

Answered by Humza Yousaf on 9 October 2019

Question ref. S5O-03638

Asked by: Gilruth, Jenny, Mid Fife and Glenrothes, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 2 October 2019

"To ask the Scottish Government what assistance it is providing to EU citizens to stay in Scotland ahead of 31 October."

Awaiting answer

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