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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

Facebook: Kenneth's facebook

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 3 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

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 20 previous roles

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

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

No registrable interests

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: 8 February 2023

Decision Time

Kenneth Gibson (Cunninghame North) (SNP): "On a point of order, Presiding Officer. I was unable to connect to the digital platform. I would have voted yes."

Finance and Public Administration Committee meeting date: 7 February 2023

Budget (Scotland) (No 2) Bill: Stage 2

The Convener: "Our next item is consideration of the Budget (Scotland) (No 2) Bill at stage 2. We have no amendments, but the standing orders oblige us to consider and agree formally to each of the bill’s sections and schedules, and its long title…

Finance and Public Administration Committee meeting date: 7 February 2023

Budget Scrutiny 2023-24

The Convener (Kenneth Gibson): "Good morning and welcome to the fifth meeting in 2023 of the Finance and Public Administration Committee…

Chamber meeting date: 7 February 2023

Levelling Up Fund

Kenneth Gibson (Cunninghame North) (SNP): "Not only is the UK providing less funding than Europe, but the Institute for Public Policy Research has calculated that the UK Government’s failure to inflation proof levelling up funding has cost communities more than half a billion pounds…

Chamber meeting date: 2 February 2023

Budget (Scotland) (No 2) Bill: Stage 1

Kenneth Gibson (Cunninghame North) (SNP): "A key theme of the Finance and Public Administration Committee’s report on the Scottish Budget 2023-24 is the need for the Scottish Government to strike a better balance between responding to immediate pressures and undertaking long-term strategic financial planning. It is understandable, given the current economic climate, that ministers are…

Votes

How Kenneth Gibson has voted in Parliament

Find out how Kenneth Gibson has voted recently.

Motion ref. S6M-07812.2

Addressing the Crisis in NHS Dentistry

Submitted by: Dr. Sandesh Gulhane, Glasgow, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party. Date lodged: Tuesday, February 7, 2023

Current status: Taken in the Chamber on Wednesday, February 8, 2023

Result 53 for, 67 against, 0 abstained, 9 no vote

MSP voted against

Vote Defeated

Motion ref. S6M-07812.3

Addressing the Crisis in NHS Dentistry

Submitted by: Maree Todd, Caithness, Sutherland and Ross, Scottish National Party. Date lodged: Tuesday, February 7, 2023

Supported by: Kevin Stewart, Humza Yousaf
Current status: Taken in the Chamber on Wednesday, February 8, 2023

Result 67 for, 53 against, 0 abstained, 9 no vote

MSP voted for

Vote Passed

Motion ref. S6M-07813.1

Investing in the Future of Social Care

Submitted by: Paul O'Kane, West Scotland, Scottish Labour. Date lodged: Tuesday, February 7, 2023

Supported by: Jackie Baillie, Paul Sweeney
Current status: Taken in the Chamber on Wednesday, February 8, 2023

Result 21 for, 95 against, 4 abstained, 9 no vote

MSP voted against

Vote Defeated

Motion ref. S6M-07813

Investing in the Future of Social Care

Submitted by: Alex Cole-Hamilton, Edinburgh Western, Scottish Liberal Democrats. Date lodged: Monday, February 6, 2023

Current status: Taken in the Chamber on Wednesday, February 8, 2023

Result 67 for, 53 against, 0 abstained, 9 no vote

MSP voted for

Vote Passed

Motion ref. S6M-07812

Addressing the Crisis in NHS Dentistry

Submitted by: Alex Cole-Hamilton, Edinburgh Western, Scottish Liberal Democrats. Date lodged: Monday, February 6, 2023

Current status: Taken in the Chamber on Wednesday, February 8, 2023

Result 65 for, 55 against, 0 abstained, 9 no 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-14606

Asked by: Gibson, Kenneth, Cunninghame North, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 2 February 2023

"To ask the Scottish Government whether any interim findings will be made available by Police Scotland regarding its ongoing pilot project in the west of Scotland to train officers to recognise gambling addiction and screen people in custody."

Answer expected on 2 March 2023

Question ref. S6W-14028

Asked by: Gibson, Kenneth, Cunninghame North, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 18 January 2023

"To ask the Scottish Government whether Amey, North Ayrshire Council or both are responsible for keeping the A78 free of detritus from Gailes to Skelmorlie."

Answered by Jenny Gilruth on 31 January 2023

Question ref. S6O-01849

Asked by: Gibson, Kenneth, Cunninghame North, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 25 January 2023

"To ask the Scottish Government what specific training is provided to help serving police officers deal with members of the public who have mental health issues."

Taken in the Chamber on 1 February 2023

Question ref. S6F-01719

Asked by: Gibson, Kenneth, Cunninghame North, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 16 January 2023

"To ask the First Minister what action the Scottish Government is taking to encourage people to become foster carers, following reports that only 40 of 400 children referred to Barnardo’s fostering service in Glasgow and Edinburgh have been placed with families in the last year."

Taken in the Chamber on 19 January 2023

Question ref. S6O-01757

Asked by: Gibson, Kenneth, Cunninghame North, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 21 December 2022

"To ask the Scottish Government what it considers to be the educational impact of open plan classrooms on primary school children."

Taken in the Chamber on 12 January 2023

Question ref. S6O-01718

Asked by: Gibson, Kenneth, Cunninghame North, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 14 December 2022

"To ask the Scottish Government what the impact of air pollution is on mental health."

Taken in the Chamber on 22 December 2022

Question ref. S6W-12563

Asked by: Gibson, Kenneth, Cunninghame North, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 25 November 2022

"To ask the Scottish Government what the potential impact on Scotland will be of the closure of the UK Office of Tax Simplification."

Answered by Tom Arthur on 12 December 2022

Question ref. S6W-12540

Asked by: Gibson, Kenneth, Cunninghame North, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 23 November 2022

"To ask the Scottish Government whether infrared-sensitive cameras placed in hospital patients’ rooms to measure pulse and breathing rates remotely are being rolled out across NHS Scotland."

Answered by Humza Yousaf on 8 December 2022

Question ref. S6O-01700

Asked by: Gibson, Kenneth, Cunninghame North, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 7 December 2022

"To ask the Scottish Government what its position is on whether any changes to the current devolution settlement should only be implemented with the explicit democratic consent of the Scottish people."

Taken in the Chamber on 15 December 2022

Question ref. S6W-12776

Asked by: Gibson, Kenneth, Cunninghame North, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 30 November 2022

"To ask Scottish Government what progress has been made towards the 2023 revaluation of non-domestic properties."

Answered by Tom Arthur on 1 December 2022

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