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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 5 cross-party groups

Cross-Party Group in the Scottish Parliament on Civil Nuclear Industry

Member

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 24 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

15 June 2011 - 23 March 2016

Finance Committee

Convener

25 October 2012 - 23 March 2016

Welfare Reform Committee

Substitute Member

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

27 June 2001 - 31 March 2003

Party Spokesperson on Communities

Scottish National Party

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: 26 June 2024

European Structural and Investment Funds

Kenneth Gibson (Cunninghame North) (SNP): "I welcome the cabinet secretary’s statement…

Chamber meeting date: 25 June 2024

MV Glen Sannox and MV Glen Rosa (Delivery update)

Kenneth Gibson (Cunninghame North) (SNP): "I was in Arran on Sunday, and there are real concerns there about vessel capacity. Arran is struggling with the capacity constraints that have been caused by repairs to the MV Caledonian Isles, which are taking it out of service…

Finance and Public Administration Committee meeting date: 25 June 2024

Disability Commissioner (Scotland) Bill: Financial Memorandum

The Convener (Kenneth Gibson): "Good morning, and welcome to the 23rd meeting in 2024 of the Finance and Public Administration Committee. The only public item on our agenda is to take evidence on the financial memorandum for the Disability Commissioner (Scotland) Bill…

Chamber meeting date: 20 June 2024

West Coast Ferry Services

Kenneth Gibson (Cunninghame North) (SNP): "I congratulate Jamie Greene on securing the debate…

Chamber meeting date: 20 June 2024

Benefits (Expenditure)

Kenneth Gibson (Cunninghame North) (SNP): "On 4 June, in the stage 1 debate on the Social Security (Amendment) (Scotland) Bill, Tory social security spokesperson Jeremy Balfour said: “As a Parliament, we should be demanding that all benefits in Scotland are inflation proofed…

Votes

How Kenneth Gibson has voted in Parliament

Find out how Kenneth Gibson has voted recently.

Motion ref. S6M-13759.3

Scottish Government Priorities: Tackling the Climate Emergency

Submitted by: Douglas Lumsden, North East Scotland, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party. Date lodged: Tuesday, June 25, 2024

Current status: Taken in the Chamber on Wednesday, June 26, 2024

Result 50 for, 68 against, 0 abstained, 11 did not vote

MSP voted against

Vote Defeated

Motion ref. S6M-13757

Circular Economy (Scotland) Bill

Submitted by: Gillian Martin, Aberdeenshire East, Scottish National Party. Date lodged: Monday, June 24, 2024

Supported by: Màiri McAllan
Current status: Taken in the Chamber on Wednesday, June 26, 2024

Result 116 for, 0 against, 0 abstained, 13 did not vote

MSP voted for

Vote Passed

Motion ref. S6M-13792

Approval of SSI

Submitted by: Jamie Hepburn, Cumbernauld and Kilsyth, Scottish National Party. Date lodged: Tuesday, June 25, 2024

Current status: Taken in the Chamber on Wednesday, June 26, 2024

Result 68 for, 0 against, 46 abstained, 15 did not vote

MSP voted for

Vote Passed

Motion ref. S6M-13759.2

Scottish Government Priorities: Tackling the Climate Emergency

Submitted by: Sarah Boyack, Lothian, Scottish Labour. Date lodged: Tuesday, June 25, 2024

Current status: Taken in the Chamber on Wednesday, June 26, 2024

Result 58 for, 59 against, 0 abstained, 12 did not vote

MSP voted against

Vote Defeated

Motion ref. S6M-13759.1

Scottish Government Priorities: Tackling the Climate Emergency

Submitted by: Patrick Harvie, Glasgow, Scottish Green Party. Date lodged: Tuesday, June 25, 2024

Supported by: Mark Ruskell
Current status: Taken in the Chamber on Wednesday, June 26, 2024

Result 8 for, 108 against, 0 abstained, 13 did not vote

MSP voted against

Vote Defeated

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-28535

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

"To ask the Scottish Government by what date, at the latest, it will have concluded the review and business case for upgrading Ardrossan Harbour."

Answer expected on 7 August 2024

Question ref. S6W-28476

Asked by: Gibson, Kenneth, Cunninghame North, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 3 July 2024

"To ask the Scottish Government what assessment it has made of any skills shortages within the Scottish hospitality sector, and what action it is taking to address any such shortages."

Answer expected on 31 July 2024

Question ref. S6O-03595

Asked by: Gibson, Kenneth, Cunninghame North, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 12 June 2024

"To ask the Scottish Government what discussions it has had with the Scottish Association for Marine Science regarding its research into reducing the deaths of cetaceans from fishing line entanglements."

Taken in the Chamber on 19 June 2024

Question ref. S6O-03577

Asked by: Gibson, Kenneth, Cunninghame North, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 5 June 2024

"To ask the Scottish Government whether it will provide an update on what steps it is taking to increase the number of GPs."

Taken in the Chamber on 13 June 2024

Question ref. S6O-03506

Asked by: Gibson, Kenneth, Cunninghame North, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 22 May 2024

"To ask the Scottish Government how its Rural Affordable Homes for Key Workers Fund will help tackle island depopulation."

Taken in the Chamber on 30 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."

Answered by Fiona Hyslop on 18 April 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."

Answered by Fiona Hyslop on 18 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."

Answered by Fiona Hyslop on 18 April 2024

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

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