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Members of the Scottish Parliament (MSPs)

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Russell Findlay

Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party

MSP for West Scotland (Region) 2021 - present day

About Russell Findlay

Contact details

Contact online

Contact at the Scottish Parliament

The Scottish Parliament
Edinburgh
EH99 1SP

Phone: 0131 348 6975
Text relay calls welcome.

Committees

Russell is not a member of any committees

Cross-party groups

Russell is not a member of any cross-party groups

Parliamentary and Government Roles

Russell does not have any parliamentary or government roles

Party Roles

Russell has 1 party role

Deputy Party Spokesperson on Community Safety

Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party

Previous roles

Russell does not have any previous roles

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

Register of interests

Russell'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 Russell Findlay. The date of their initial statement was 10 June 2021.

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

I am a member of the National Union of Journalists.

Recent Activity

What was said

What Russell Findlay 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: 10 June 2021

Justice System

Russell Findlay (West Scotland) (Con): "George Beattie is innocent. In 1973, the year in which I was born, George Beattie was convicted of murdering Margaret McLaughlin in Carluke. The BBC’s “Rough Justice” programme later exposed serious concerns about his conviction…

Chamber meeting date: 1 June 2021

Homicide Law

Russell Findlay (West Scotland) (Con): "The so-called rough sex defence is not the only issue in our justice system to impact women who have been the victims of sexual violence…

Chamber meeting date: 13 May 2021

Oaths and Affirmations

Russell Findlay (West Scotland) (Con): "took the oath."

Votes

How Russell Findlay has voted in Parliament

Find out how Russell Findlay has voted recently.

Motion ref. S6M-00382

Mitigating, Tackling and Responding to the Skills Impact of Brexit

Submitted by: Richard Lochhead, Moray, Scottish National Party. Date lodged: Monday, June 14, 2021

Supported by: Tom Arthur, Kate Forbes, Clare Haughey, Jamie Hepburn, Ivan McKee, Shirley-Anne Somerville
Current status: Taken in the Chamber on Wednesday, June 16, 2021

Result 91 for, 29 against, 1 abstained, 8 no vote

MSP voted against

Vote Passed

Motion ref. S6M-00382.3

Mitigating, Tackling and Responding to the Skills Impact of Brexit

Submitted by: Paul Sweeney, Glasgow, Scottish Labour. Date lodged: Tuesday, June 15, 2021

Current status: Taken in the Chamber on Wednesday, June 16, 2021

Result 93 for, 29 against, 0 abstained, 7 no vote

MSP voted against

Vote Passed

Motion ref. S6M-00382.1

Mitigating, Tackling and Responding to the Skills Impact of Brexit

Submitted by: Oliver Mundell, Dumfriesshire, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party. Date lodged: Tuesday, June 15, 2021

Current status: Taken in the Chamber on Wednesday, June 16, 2021

Result 29 for, 73 against, 21 abstained, 6 no vote

MSP voted for

Vote Defeated

Motion ref. S6M-00369.1

Women’s Health

Submitted by: Annie Wells, Glasgow, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party. Date lodged: Monday, June 14, 2021

Current status: Taken in the Chamber on Tuesday, June 15, 2021

Result 33 for, 90 against, 0 abstained, 6 no vote

MSP voted for

Vote Defeated

Motion ref. S6M-00294.2

Justice: Recover, Renew, Transform

Submitted by: Liam McArthur, Orkney Islands, Scottish Liberal Democrats. Date lodged: Wednesday, June 9, 2021

Current status: Taken in the Chamber on Thursday, June 10, 2021

Result 57 for, 58 against, 6 abstained, 8 no vote

MSP voted for

Vote Defeated

Motions

Motions made by Russell Findlay in Parliament

Find out what motions Russell Findlay has submitted recently.

Written questions

Written questions Russell Findlay 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.

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