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Members of the Scottish Parliament (MSPs)

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Kenneth Gibson

Scottish National Party

MSP for Cunninghame North (Constituency) 2007 - present day

Former MSP for Glasgow (Region) 1999 - 2003

About Kenneth Gibson

Contact details

Contact online

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Contact at the Scottish Parliament

The Scottish Parliament
Edinburgh
EH99 1SP

Phone: 0131 348 6536
Text relay calls welcome.

Contact at local office

15 Main Street
Dalry
KA24 5DL

Phone: 01294 833687
Text relay calls welcome.

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

Committees

Kenneth is a member of 1 committee

Cross-party groups

Kenneth is a member of 4 cross-party groups

Cross-Party Group in the Scottish Parliament on Epilepsy

Member

Cross-Party Group in the Scottish Parliament on Life Sciences

Convener

Cross-Party Group in the Scottish Parliament on Oil and Gas

Member

Cross-Party Group in the Scottish Parliament on Space

Member

Parliamentary and Government Roles

Kenneth has 1 parliamentary and government role

Conveners Group

Member

Party Roles

Kenneth does not have any party roles

Previous roles

Kenneth has had 23 previous roles

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

14 June 2023 - 20 June 2023

Finance and Public Administration Committee

Member

22 June 2021 - 15 May 2023

Finance and Public Administration Committee

Convener

22 June 2021 - 15 May 2023

conveners group

Member

17 June 2021 - 22 June 2021

Finance and Public Administration Committee

Member

06 September 2018 - 04 May 2021

Culture Tourism Europe and External Affairs Committee

Member

01 September 2020 - 04 May 2021

Education and Skills Committee

Member

29 August 2017 - 04 May 2021

Presiding Officer's Advisory Group

Member

08 June 2016 - 01 September 2020

Local Government and Communities Committee

Member

29 September 2016 - 06 September 2018

Public Audit and Postlegislative Scrutiny Committee

Substitute Member

07 September 2016 - 29 September 2016

Public Audit Committee

Substitute Member

15 June 2011 - 23 March 2016

conveners group

Member

25 October 2012 - 23 March 2016

Welfare Reform Committee

Substitute Member

15 June 2011 - 23 March 2016

Finance Committee

Convener

01 June 2011 - 15 June 2011

Finance Committee

Member

02 September 2008 - 22 March 2011

Education Lifelong Learning and Culture Committee

Deputy Convener

26 February 2009 - 05 November 2009

Finance Committee

Substitute Member

26 June 2008 - 02 September 2008

Education Lifelong Learning and Culture Committee

Member

20 June 2007 - 26 June 2008

Local Government and Communities Committee

Deputy Convener

13 June 2007 - 20 June 2007

Local Government and Communities Committee

Member

19 September 2001 - 31 March 2003

Social Justice Committee

Deputy Convener

09 May 2002 - 05 September 2002

Local Government Committee

Member

06 September 2001 - 19 September 2001

Social Justice Committee

Member

17 June 1999 - 06 September 2001

Local Government Committee

Member

Register of interests

Kenneth'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 Kenneth Gibson. The date of their initial statement was 13 May 2021.

Remuneration and related undertaking

No registrable interests

Gifts

On Thursday 22 September 2022, I visited the Stena Spey drilling rig, Scapa Flow, Orkney as the guest of drilling contractor Stena Drilling Ltd (Ullevi House, Greenbank Crescent, East Tullos Industrial Estate, Aberdeen, AB12 3BG). The total cost of return flights from Edinburgh to Orkney, meals, and one night’s overnight accommodation was £780. I also received gifts consisting of a pair of shoes, overall, and a bag worth £170. [Registered 24 September 2022]

Overseas visits

From 7 October to 12 October 2023 I visited Delhi, India, as part of a delegation of the Cross Party Group on India. The purpose of the visit was to engage with FinTech and Culture organisations and senior politicians within the Indian government. The total costs of the visit, including flights, hotel accommodation, food and transport, amounted to £2,284.59 and were paid by Amit Shah, Director of Flight Path Travel (a tour and travel agency which sells, flights, hotels and tour packages; Office No. 1, Jubilee Business Centre, 211 Kingsbury Road, Kingsbury, London, NW9 8AQ). [Registered 3 November 2023]

Controlled transactions

No registrable interests

Heritable property

I own a flat in Glasgow with a market value of between £100,001 and £150,000 from which I receive gross annual income of up to £5,000. The costs associated with this property exceed the income from letting it.

Interest in shares

No registrable interests

Voluntary

No registrable interests

Recent Activity

What was said

What Kenneth Gibson 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: 17 April 2024

Marine Tourism (Crown Estate Scotland)

8. Kenneth Gibson (Cunninghame North) (SNP): "To ask the Scottish Government how Crown Estate Scotland supports marine tourism in coastal communities. (S6O-03299)"

Chamber meeting date: 27 March 2024

Renewable Energy Sector (Economic Impact)

Kenneth Gibson (Cunninghame North) (SNP): "I congratulate my colleague Audrey Nicoll on securing tonight’s debate, and I thank the Fraser of Allander Institute for producing the report and Scottish Renewables for commissioning it…

Chamber meeting date: 26 March 2024

Child Poverty

Kenneth Gibson (Cunninghame North) (SNP): "Can the minister tell us what impact there would have been on child poverty in Scotland if the Scottish Government had cut taxes by £561 million, as was called for by Labour as part of the Scottish budget…

Chamber meeting date: 26 March 2024

Brain Tumour Awareness Month 2024

Kenneth Gibson (Cunninghame North) (SNP): "I thank my colleague Foysol Choudhury for securing a debate on this crucial issue…

Finance and Public Administration Committee meeting date: 26 March 2024

Police (Ethics, Conduct and Scrutiny) (Scotland) Bill: Financial Memorandum

The Convener (Kenneth Gibson): "Good morning, and welcome to the 12th meeting in 2024 of the Finance and Public Administration Committee. Michael Marra will be joining us remotely…

Votes

How Kenneth Gibson has voted in Parliament

Find out how Kenneth Gibson has voted recently.

Motion ref. S6M-12867.1

Business Programme

Submitted by: Meghan Gallacher, Central Scotland, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party. Date lodged: Wednesday, April 17, 2024

Supported by: Jeremy Balfour, Alexander Burnett, Sharon Dowey, Russell Findlay, Pam Gosal, Jamie Halcro Johnston, Rachael Hamilton, Liam Kerr, Douglas Ross, Brian Whittle
Current status: Taken in the Chamber on Wednesday, April 17, 2024

Result 53 for, 60 against, 5 abstained, 11 did not vote

MSP voted against

Vote Defeated

Motion ref. S6M-12872

Approval of SSI

Submitted by: George Adam, Paisley, Scottish National Party. Date lodged: Tuesday, April 16, 2024

Current status: Taken in the Chamber on Wednesday, April 17, 2024

Result 88 for, 28 against, 0 abstained, 13 did not vote

MSP voted for

Vote Passed

Motion ref. S6M-12855

Repealing the Hate Crime Act

Submitted by: Russell Findlay, West Scotland, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party. Date lodged: Monday, April 15, 2024

Current status: Taken in the Chamber on Wednesday, April 17, 2024

Result 64 for, 29 against, 25 abstained, 11 did not vote

MSP voted for

Vote Passed

Motion ref. S6M-12855.4

Repealing the Hate Crime Act

Submitted by: Pauline McNeill, Glasgow, Scottish Labour. Date lodged: Tuesday, April 16, 2024

Supported by: Katy Clark
Current status: Taken in the Chamber on Wednesday, April 17, 2024

Result 20 for, 97 against, 1 abstained, 11 did not vote

MSP voted against

Vote Defeated

Motion ref. S6M-12855.3

Repealing the Hate Crime Act

Submitted by: Siobhian Brown, Ayr, Scottish National Party. Date lodged: Tuesday, April 16, 2024

Supported by: Angela Constance
Current status: Taken in the Chamber on Wednesday, April 17, 2024

Result 64 for, 49 against, 5 abstained, 11 did not vote

MSP voted for

Vote Passed

Motions

Questions

Questions Kenneth Gibson has asked

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

Question ref. S6W-26655

Asked by: Gibson, Kenneth, Cunninghame North, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 4 April 2024

"To ask the Scottish Government, further to the answer to question S6W-26239 by Shona Robison on 2 April 2024, whether it will provide the requested breakdown of these figures by year since 1 March 2006, and for what reason it did not provide this breakdown in its original answer."

Answered by Shona Robison on 15 April 2024

Question ref. S6O-03299

Asked by: Gibson, Kenneth, Cunninghame North, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 10 April 2024

"To ask the Scottish Government how Crown Estate Scotland supports marine tourism in coastal communities."

Taken in the Chamber on 17 April 2024

Question ref. S6W-26747

Asked by: Gibson, Kenneth, Cunninghame North, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 8 April 2024

"To ask the Scottish Government how many (a) passengers, (b) cars, (c) lorries and (d) coaches were carried on the Largs to Cumbrae ferry route in each of the last 20 years for which figures are available."

Answer expected on 7 May 2024

Question ref. S6W-26745

Asked by: Gibson, Kenneth, Cunninghame North, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 8 April 2024

"To ask the Scottish Government how many (a) passengers, (b) cars, (c) lorries and (d) coaches were carried on the Ardrossan to Brodick ferry route in each of the last 20 years for which figures are available."

Answer expected on 7 May 2024

Question ref. S6W-26746

Asked by: Gibson, Kenneth, Cunninghame North, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 8 April 2024

"To ask the Scottish Government how many (a) passengers, (b) cars, (c) lorries and (d) coaches were carried on the Lochranza to Claonaig and Tarbert ferry route in each of the last 20 years for which figures are available."

Answer expected on 7 May 2024

Question ref. S6W-26239

Asked by: Gibson, Kenneth, Cunninghame North, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 19 March 2024

"To ask the Scottish Government how much North Ayrshire Council has paid in unitary charges for its public-private partnership (PPP) for schools project in each year since 1 March 2006, and how much it estimates it will pay in future years."

Answered by Shona Robison on 2 April 2024

Question ref. S6W-26084

Asked by: Gibson, Kenneth, Cunninghame North, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 11 March 2024

"To ask the Scottish Government how women’s aid organisations that are not affiliated with Scottish Women’s Aid are funded, and what criteria are used for any such funding."

Answered by Siobhian Brown on 21 March 2024

Question ref. S6O-03245

Asked by: Gibson, Kenneth, Cunninghame North, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 13 March 2024

Question ref. S6W-25501

Asked by: Gibson, Kenneth, Cunninghame North, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 13 February 2024

"To ask the Scottish Government how much it will allocate from its capital budget for the redevelopment of Ardrossan Harbour in (a) 2024-25 and (b) subsequent financial years."

Answered by Fiona Hyslop on 12 March 2024

Question ref. S6F-02887

Asked by: Gibson, Kenneth, Cunninghame North, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 4 March 2024

"To ask the First Minister what impact the Spring Statement will have on Scotland."

Taken in the Chamber on 7 March 2024

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