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Members of the Scottish Parliament (MSPs)

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Michael Marra

Scottish Labour

MSP for North East Scotland (Region) 2021 - present day

About Michael Marra

Contact details

Contact online

Website: michaelmarra.net

Twitter: @michaeljmarra

Facebook: Michael's facebook

Contact at the Scottish Parliament

The Scottish Parliament
Edinburgh
EH99 1SP

Phone: 0131 348 5943
Text relay calls welcome.

Committees

Cross-party groups

Parliamentary and Government Roles

Michael does not have any parliamentary or government roles

Party Roles

Michael has 2 party roles

Party Spokesperson on Education

Scottish Labour

Party Spokesperson on Skills

Scottish Labour

Previous roles

Michael does not have any previous roles

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

Register of interests

Michael'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 Michael Marra. The date of their initial statement was 10 June 2021.

Remuneration and related undertaking

I am a Councillor for Dundee City Council (of Dundee House, North Lindsay St, Dundee ). I spend approximately 18 hours per week on this role, although this can vary from week to week depending on committee commitments. I receive salary and use of a mobile and laptop. I estimate the total combined value of this remuneration is between £15,001 and £20,000 per annum.

Until 8 May 2021, when I resigned, I was a Deputy Director, Leverhulme Research Centre for Forensic Science at the University of Dundee (of Perth Road, Dundee). I worked full time in this role and I received remuneration of £60,001 to £65,000 per annum. I received a final payment of £2,500.

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 the Secretary of Optimistic Sound (Registered Charity: SCO44851) dedicated to fighting child poverty in Dundee.

I am an elected Councillor at Dundee City Council

I am a member of Dundee, Perth, Angus and North East Fife Strategic Development Planning Authority.

I am a member of Development of Social Enterprise in Dundee Development Board.

I am a member of Amnesty International.

I am a member of Community the Union.

I am a member of GMB Trade Union.

Recent Activity

What was said

What Michael Marra 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: 16 September 2021

University of Dundee (Industrial Action)

Michael Marra (North East Scotland) (Lab): "In the past 24 hours, Unison members at the University of Dundee informed management that they will take five days of strike action, starting in the first week of teaching of the new term…

Chamber meeting date: 16 September 2021

Upper-secondary Education Student Assessment

Michael Marra (North East Scotland) (Lab): "Yesterday, the Scottish Qualifications Authority published a two-page document that stated that the final decision on national qualifications in 2022 will be made next March…

Chamber meeting date: 16 September 2021

Fairer and More Equal Society

Michael Marra (North East Scotland) (Lab): "What did the member think of the Deputy First Minister’s comment on television at the weekend that Scotland would not be able to undertake quantitative easing and therefore would not be able to borrow?"

Chamber meeting date: 15 September 2021

North Sea Oil and Gas

Michael Marra (North East Scotland) (Lab): "I draw members’ attention to my entry in the register of members’ interests: I am a member of the GMB union. This is a welcome debate about how we can remake our Scottish economy to ensure the future prosperity of our country…

Chamber meeting date: 14 September 2021

Covid-19

Michael Marra (North East Scotland) (Lab): "Figures show that just 5 per cent of senior pupils in Scotland took a Covid test last week, as Covid-related school absences soar…

Votes

How Michael Marra has voted in Parliament

Find out how Michael Marra has voted recently.

Motion ref. S6M-01248

A Land of Opportunity - Supporting a Fairer and More Equal Society

Submitted by: Shona Robison, Dundee City East, Scottish National Party. Date lodged: Tuesday, September 14, 2021

Supported by: Shirley-Anne Somerville
Current status: Taken in the Chamber on Thursday, September 16, 2021

Result 67 for, 30 against, 20 abstained, 12 no vote

MSP abstained

Vote Passed

Motion ref. S6M-01248.2

A Land of Opportunity - Supporting a Fairer and More Equal Society

Submitted by: Pam Duncan-Glancy, Glasgow, Scottish Labour. Date lodged: Wednesday, September 15, 2021

Supported by: Foysol Choudhury, Paul Sweeney
Current status: Taken in the Chamber on Thursday, September 16, 2021

Result 25 for, 93 against, 0 abstained, 11 no vote

MSP voted for

Vote Defeated

Motion ref. S6M-01248.1

A Land of Opportunity - Supporting a Fairer and More Equal Society

Submitted by: Miles Briggs, Lothian, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party. Date lodged: Wednesday, September 15, 2021

Supported by: Sharon Dowey
Current status: Taken in the Chamber on Thursday, September 16, 2021

Result 33 for, 65 against, 20 abstained, 11 no vote

MSP abstained

Vote Defeated

Motion ref. S6M-01217.2

Return to Normal GP Services

Submitted by: Humza Yousaf, Glasgow Pollok, Scottish National Party. Date lodged: Tuesday, September 14, 2021

Supported by: Kevin Stewart, Maree Todd
Current status: Taken in the Chamber on Wednesday, September 15, 2021

Result 67 for, 56 against, 0 abstained, 6 no vote

MSP voted against

Vote Passed

Motion ref. S6M-01217.1

Return to Normal GP Services

Submitted by: Jackie Baillie, Dumbarton, Scottish Labour. Date lodged: Tuesday, September 14, 2021

Supported by: Paul O'Kane, Paul Sweeney
Current status: Taken in the Chamber on Wednesday, September 15, 2021

Result 56 for, 65 against, 0 abstained, 8 no vote

MSP voted for

Vote Defeated

Motions

Written questions

Written questions Michael Marra 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-01165

Asked by: Marra, Michael, North East Scotland, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 2 July 2021

"To ask the Scottish Government, further to the answers to questions S4W-29691 and S5W-22664 by Angela Constance on 2 March 2016 and by John Swinney on 1 May 2019, whether it will provide the figures for each year since 2018-19."

Answered by: Shirley-Anne Somerville on 28 July 2021

Question ref. S6W-00612

Asked by: Marra, Michael, North East Scotland, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 10 June 2021

"To ask the Scottish Government what plans it has to raise awareness of the deadlines for the installation of smoke and heat detectors."

Answered by: Shona Robison on 17 June 2021

Question ref. S6W-00611

Asked by: Marra, Michael, North East Scotland, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 10 June 2021

"To ask the Scottish Government whether its revised deadlines for the installation of smoke and heat detectors in all homes are on schedule."

Answered by: Shona Robison on 17 June 2021

Question ref. S6W-00411

Asked by: Marra, Michael, North East Scotland, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 3 June 2021

"To ask the Scottish Government how much it will cost to fulfil the Scottish National Party manifesto pledge that “we will increase the school uniform grant to at least £120 in primary school and £150 in secondary school”."

Answered by: Shirley-Anne Somerville on 10 June 2021

Question ref. S6W-00414

Asked by: Marra, Michael, North East Scotland, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 3 June 2021

"To ask the Scottish Government whether it will provide additional resources to local authorities to help fulfil the Scottish National Party manifesto pledge that “we will increase the school uniform grant to at least £120 in primary school and £150 in secondary school” and, if not, what proportion of the funding required to…

Answered by: Shirley-Anne Somerville on 10 June 2021

Question ref. S6W-00412

Asked by: Marra, Michael, North East Scotland, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 3 June 2021

"To ask the Scottish Government what discussions it has had or plans with COSLA regarding fulfilling the Scottish National Party manifesto pledge that “we will increase the school uniform grant to at least £120 in primary school and £150 in secondary school”."

Answered by: Shirley-Anne Somerville on 10 June 2021

Question ref. S6W-00031

Asked by: Marra, Michael, North East Scotland, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 14 May 2021

"To ask the Scottish Government by what date phase three of the Scottish Schools for the Future programme will begin."

Answered by: Shirley-Anne Somerville on 24 May 2021

Question ref. S6W-00035

Asked by: Marra, Michael, North East Scotland, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 14 May 2021

"To ask the Scottish Government whether local authorities will be able to retrospectively draw down funding under the phase three timetable of the Scottish Schools for the Future programme."

Answered by: Shirley-Anne Somerville on 24 May 2021

Question ref. S6W-00032

Asked by: Marra, Michael, North East Scotland, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 14 May 2021

"To ask the Scottish Government what the timetable is for the (a) application, (b) award and (c) drawdown for phase three of the Scottish Schools for the Future programme."

Answered by: Shirley-Anne Somerville on 24 May 2021

Question ref. S6W-00034

Asked by: Marra, Michael, North East Scotland, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 14 May 2021

"To ask the Scottish Government whether local authorities with urgent priorities to build schools will be able to fund this through their own capital plans once their Scottish Schools for the Future awards are confirmed."

Answered by: Shirley-Anne Somerville on 24 May 2021

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