Election 2021

The Scottish Parliament is in recess ahead of the election on 6 May.

Because of Covid-19, there are some changes to how the Parliament prepares for the election.

Find out more in our Election 2021 pages

Skip to main content

Language: English / Gàidhlig

Loading…

Members of the Scottish Parliament (MSPs)

Image description

Mike Rumbles

Scottish Liberal Democrats

MSP for North East Scotland (Region) 2016 - present day

Former MSP for West Aberdeenshire and Kincardine (Constituency) 1999 - 2011

About Mike Rumbles

Contact details

Contact online

Facebook: Mike's facebook

Committees

Cross-party groups

Mike is not a member of any cross-party groups

Parliamentary and Government Roles

Mike does not have any parliamentary or government roles

Party Roles

Mike does not have any party roles

Previous roles

Mike has had 24 previous roles

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

29 May 2016 - 14 July 2020

Party Spokesperson on Rural Development

Scottish Liberal Democrats

08 September 2019 - 14 July 2020

Party Spokesperson on Transport

Scottish Liberal Democrats

09 September 2019 - 14 July 2020

Party Spokesperson on Infrastructure

Scottish Liberal Democrats

10 September 2019 - 05 February 2020

Culture Tourism Europe and External Affairs Committee

Member

06 September 2018 - 10 September 2019

Culture Tourism Europe and External Affairs Committee

Substitute Member

29 May 2016 - 09 September 2019

Party Spokesperson on Parliamentary Business

Scottish Liberal Democrats

08 November 2016 - 06 September 2018

Culture Tourism Europe and External Relations Committee

Substitute Member

17 May 2016 - 15 November 2017

Parliamentary Bureau

Member

04 September 2008 - 22 March 2011

Parliamentary Bureau

Member

03 September 2008 - 22 March 2011

Standards Procedures and Public Appointments Committee

Substitute Member

13 June 2007 - 02 September 2008

Rural Affairs and Environment Committee

Member

21 June 2007 - 28 September 2007

Standards and Public Appointments Committee

Substitute Member

17 May 2006 - 02 April 2007

Local Government and Transport Committee

Member

17 September 2003 - 02 April 2007

Communities Committee

Substitute Member

04 June 2003 - 30 March 2006

Health Committee

Member

15 December 2005 - 15 March 2006

Interests of Members of the Scottish Parliament Bill Committee

Member

22 June 1999 - 31 March 2003

Standards Committee

Convener

03 October 2002 - 31 March 2003

Robin Rigg Offshore Wind Farm Navigation and Fishing Scotland Bill Committee

Member

16 May 2002 - 31 March 2003

Subordinate Legislation Committee

Substitute Member

08 January 2001 - 31 March 2003

Rural Development Committee

Member

06 January 2003 - 31 March 2003

Conveners Group

Member

24 August 1999 - 05 January 2003

Conveners Liaison Group

Member

17 June 1999 - 07 January 2001

Rural Affairs Committee

Member

17 June 1999 - 22 June 1999

Standards Committee

Member

Register of interests

Mike'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 Mike Rumbles. The date of their initial statement was 24 May 2016.

Remuneration and related undertaking

No registrable interests

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

No registrable interests

Recent Activity

What was said

What Mike Rumbles 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: 24 March 2021

Dogs (Protection of Livestock) (Amendment) (Scotland) Bill

Mike Rumbles (North East Scotland) (LD): "I, too, congratulate Emma Harper on introducing the bill. It will be good to get it passed before the session ends. It will be at the last minute, but that will still be good. My one major concern about the bill has been addressed…

Chamber meeting date: 16 March 2021

Covid-19

Mike Rumbles (North East Scotland) (LD): "I say to the First Minister that, as soon as questions on her statement are over, I will be off to the Edinburgh international conference centre to get my vaccination. I am looking forward to it—at last. I turn to the serious bit…

Chamber meeting date: 10 March 2021

Hate Crime and Public Order (Scotland) Bill: Stage 3

Mike Rumbles (North East Scotland) (LD): "On a point of order, Presiding Officer. My app seems to have frozen again. I would have voted no."

Rural Economy and Connectivity Committee meeting date: 10 March 2021

Transport (Update)

Mike Rumbles (North East Scotland) (LD): "I want to follow on from Richard Lyle’s question. The issue is, of course, a national one. It is certainly not a regional issue for the north-east of Scotland. I have two questions for the cabinet secretary…

Rural Economy and Connectivity Committee meeting date: 3 March 2021

Agriculture and Fisheries (Update)

Mike Rumbles (North East Scotland) (LD): "Good morning, cabinet secretary. I would like to focus my question on fish farming. You will be well aware of our report on the regulation and future of fish farming. I want to focus first specifically on the issue of planning…

Votes

How Mike Rumbles has voted in Parliament

Find out how Mike Rumbles has voted recently.

Motion ref. S5M-24270

Dogs (Protection of Livestock) (Amendment) (Scotland) Bill

Submitted by: Emma Harper, South Scotland, Scottish National Party. Date lodged: Tuesday, March 2, 2021

Current status: Taken in the Chamber on Wednesday, March 24, 2021

Result 120 for, 0 against, 0 abstained, 9 no vote

MSP voted for

Vote Passed

Motion ref. S5M-24292

Motion of No Confidence

Submitted by: Ruth Davidson, Edinburgh Central, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party. Date lodged: Thursday, March 4, 2021

Supported by: Jeremy Balfour, Bill Bowman, Miles Briggs, Alexander Burnett, Donald Cameron, Jackson Carlaw, Peter Chapman, Maurice Corry, Murdo Fraser, Maurice Golden, Jamie Greene, Jamie Halcro Johnston, Rachael Hamilton, Alison Harris, Liam Kerr, Gordon Lindhurst, Dean Lockhart, Tom Mason, Margaret Mitchell, Edward Mountain, Oliver Mundell, John Scott, Graham Simpson, Liz Smith, Alexander Stewart, Adam Tomkins, Annie Wells, Brian Whittle
Current status: Taken in the Chamber on Tuesday, March 23, 2021

Result 31 for, 65 against, 27 abstained, 6 no vote

MSP voted for

Vote Defeated

Motion ref. S5M-24271

Tied Pubs (Scotland) Bill

Submitted by: Neil Bibby, West Scotland, Scottish Labour. Date lodged: Tuesday, March 2, 2021

Current status: Taken in the Chamber on Tuesday, March 23, 2021

Result 111 for, 0 against, 0 abstained, 18 no vote

MSP not voted

Vote Passed

Motion ref. S5M-24238

European Charter of Local Self-Government (Incorporation) (Scotland) Bill

Submitted by: Andy Wightman, Lothian, Independent. Date lodged: Thursday, February 25, 2021

Current status: Taken in the Chamber on Tuesday, March 23, 2021

Result 114 for, 0 against, 0 abstained, 15 no vote

MSP not voted

Vote Passed

Motion ref. S5M-24396.1

National Mission to Reduce Drug Deaths and Harms

Submitted by: Brian Whittle, South Scotland, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party. Date lodged: Wednesday, March 17, 2021

Supported by: Donald Cameron
Current status: Taken in the Chamber on Thursday, March 18, 2021

Result 43 for, 69 against, 1 abstained, 16 no vote

MSP voted against

Vote Defeated

Motions

Written questions

Written questions Mike Rumbles 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. S5W-34813

Asked by: Rumbles, Mike, North East Scotland, Scottish Liberal Democrats, Date Lodged: 27 January 2021

"To ask the Scottish Government what its response is to reported concerns by the Deputy Leader of Aberdeenshire Council regarding the window of time allowed for the consultation on the A96 Huntly to Aberdeen dualling project, before it is completed on 15 February 2021."

Answered by: Michael Matheson on 11 February 2021

Question ref. S5W-34812

Asked by: Rumbles, Mike, North East Scotland, Scottish Liberal Democrats, Date Lodged: 27 January 2021

"To ask the Scottish Government whether Transport Scotland launched the consultation of the A96 Huntly to Aberdeen dualling project (a) without providing notification to Aberdeenshire Council and (b) on 21 December 2020 while local communities were entering the Christmas holiday period, and what the reasons were for its decision in this regard."

Answered by: Michael Matheson on 11 February 2021

Question ref. S5W-34650

Asked by: Rumbles, Mike, North East Scotland, Scottish Liberal Democrats, Date Lodged: 19 January 2021

"To ask the Scottish Government, in light of the additional pressure on the NHS due to COVID-19, what (a) action it has taken and (b) additional funding it has provided to support local authorities in preventing injuries caused by inadequate gritting during periods of icy weather."

Answered by: Michael Matheson on 29 January 2021

Question ref. S5W-34606

Asked by: Rumbles, Mike, North East Scotland, Scottish Liberal Democrats, Date Lodged: 18 January 2021

"To ask the Scottish Government whether the Passenger Assist app, which enables disabled passengers to pre-book boarding assistance six hours ahead of a train journey, will work in Scotland and, if so, when it will be available for passengers to use."

Answered by: Michael Matheson on 27 January 2021

Question ref. S5W-34307

Asked by: Rumbles, Mike, North East Scotland, Scottish Liberal Democrats, Date Lodged: 23 December 2020

"To ask the Scottish Government, further to the answer to question S5W-34207 by Jamie Hepburn on 23 December 2020, what proportion of the target of 30,000 apprenticeship starts this year will be met."

Answered by: Jamie Hepburn on 11 January 2021

Question ref. S5W-33415

Asked by: Rumbles, Mike, North East Scotland, Scottish Liberal Democrats, Date Lodged: 20 November 2020

"To ask the Scottish Government what action it has taken to support taxi businesses during the COVID-19 pandemic."

Answered by: Jamie Hepburn on 7 December 2020

Question ref. S5W-33416

Asked by: Rumbles, Mike, North East Scotland, Scottish Liberal Democrats, Date Lodged: 20 November 2020

"To ask the Scottish Government, in light of the £14 million financial support scheme for taxi drivers in Northern Ireland announced on 13 November 2020, whether it has considered providing an annual block grant for local licencing authorities in Scotland in order to remove the fee for processing licence applications for taxi operators."

Answered by: Jamie Hepburn on 7 December 2020

Question ref. S5W-32871

Asked by: Rumbles, Mike, North East Scotland, Scottish Liberal Democrats, Date Lodged: 28 October 2020

"To ask the Scottish Government, further to the answer to question S5W-10494 by Roseanna Cunningham on 15 August 2017, which of the 42 formal flood protection schemes or engineering works have been completed, broken down by (a) the number of properties being protected, (b) the completion date and (c) what the (i) initial forecast and (ii) final cost…

Answered by: Roseanna Cunningham on 11 November 2020

Question ref. S5W-32873

Asked by: Rumbles, Mike, North East Scotland, Scottish Liberal Democrats, Date Lodged: 28 October 2020

"To ask the Scottish Government, further to the answer to question S5W-10494 by Roseanna Cunningham on 15 August 2017, which of the 42 formal flood protection schemes or engineering works have been removed from the list of proposed works, broken down by the (a) number of properties that were expected to be protected, (b) reason for removal, and (c)…

Answered by: Roseanna Cunningham on 11 November 2020

Question ref. S5W-32872

Asked by: Rumbles, Mike, North East Scotland, Scottish Liberal Democrats, Date Lodged: 28 October 2020

"To ask the Scottish Government, further to the answer to question S5W-10494 by Roseanna Cunningham on 15 August 2017, which of the 42 formal flood protection schemes or engineering works are (a) under construction and (b) at the planning or other stage of development, broken down by (i) what the expected completion date is, and the reason for any…

Answered by: Roseanna Cunningham on 11 November 2020

Share this page