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Members of the Scottish Parliament (MSPs)

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Martin Whitfield

Scottish Labour

MSP for South Scotland (Region) 2021 - present day

About Martin Whitfield

Contact details

Contact online

Contact at the Scottish Parliament

The Scottish Parliament
Edinburgh
EH99 1SP

Phone: 0131 348 5827
Text relay calls welcome.

Committees

Cross-party groups

Martin is not a member of any cross-party groups

Parliamentary and Government Roles

Martin has 1 parliamentary and government role

Conveners Group

Member

Party Roles

Martin has 4 party roles

Deputy Party Spokesperson on Children

Scottish Labour

Deputy Party Spokesperson on Lifelong Learning

Scottish Labour

Deputy Party Spokesperson on Young People

Scottish Labour

Deputy Party Spokesperson on Youth Employment

Scottish Labour

Previous roles

Martin had 1 previous role

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

17 June 2021 - 22 June 2021

Standards Procedures and Public Appointments Committee

Member

Register of interests

Martin'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 Martin Whitfield. The date of their initial statement was 08 June 2021.

Remuneration and related undertaking

Until 6 May 2021, I was employed by East Lothian Council (of John Muir House, Brewery Park, Haddington, East Lothian EH41 3HA) as a primary teacher. I worked approximately 35 hours a week and received remuneration of between £40,001 and £45,000 per annum.

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 a Member of EIS.

I am a Trustee and Chair of the Burke-Veitch Scholarship which provides funds to allow children / young people to attend drama school. I have no financial interests arising from this role.

I am a Trustee of Garden Elf, a small charity working with schools on gardening. I have no financial interests arising from this role.

Recent Activity

What was said

What Martin Whitfield 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.

Standards, Procedures and Public Appointments Committee meeting date: 22 June 2021

Interests

Martin Whitfield (South Scotland) (Lab): "I have no relevant interests to declare."

Standards, Procedures and Public Appointments Committee meeting date: 22 June 2021

Convener

The Convener (Martin Whitfield): "I thank Alexander Stewart for opening the meeting and for bringing to the chair not just his age but his vast experience of committees in the past…

Standards, Procedures and Public Appointments Committee meeting date: 22 June 2021

Cross-Party Groups

The Convener: "Item 5 is on cross-party groups. The issue has come up because of the timing of committees starting and the desire among members and groups outwith the Parliament to start cross-party groups…

Standards, Procedures and Public Appointments Committee meeting date: 22 June 2021

Deputy Convener

The Convener: "Item 3 is the choice of a deputy convener. The Parliament has agreed that only members of the Scottish National Party are eligible for nomination as deputy convener of this committee. I ask whether there are any nominations for the role…

Standards, Procedures and Public Appointments Committee meeting date: 22 June 2021

Decision on Taking Business in Private

The Convener: "Item 4 is to decide whether to take item 7 in private. Just to give a short explanation, a number of items will come before the committee that it would be better to take in private so that full and frank discussion can take place…

Votes

How Martin Whitfield has voted in Parliament

Find out how Martin Whitfield 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 for

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 for

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 against

Vote Defeated

Motions

Written questions

Written questions Martin Whitfield 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-01452

Asked by: Whitfield, Martin, South Scotland, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 14 July 2021

"To ask the Scottish Government whether it will consider undertaking a campaign to raise public awareness of the symptoms of ovarian cancer."

Awaiting answer

Question ref. S6W-00741

Asked by: Whitfield, Martin, South Scotland, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 16 June 2021

"To ask the Scottish Government how the NHS Recovery Plan will support delivery of the commitment to a Right to Rehab."

Answered by: Humza Yousaf on 2 July 2021

Question ref. S6W-00742

Asked by: Whitfield, Martin, South Scotland, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 16 June 2021

"To ask the Scottish Government whether the NHS Recovery Plan will incorporate the role of the third sector in supporting people’s health and alleviating pressure on the NHS."

Awaiting answer

Question ref. S6W-00740

Asked by: Whitfield, Martin, South Scotland, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 16 June 2021

"To ask the Scottish Government how the NHS Recovery Plan will build on any innovation and new partnerships developed during the COVID-19 pandemic between NHS boards and the third sector."

Awaiting answer

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