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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 a member of 1 committee

Criminal Justice Committee

Deputy Convener

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 had 1 previous role

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

17 June 2021 - 22 June 2021

Criminal Justice Committee

Member

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: 16 September 2021

Education Agencies (Recruitment)

1. Russell Findlay (West Scotland) (Con): "To ask the Scottish Government what the recruitment policy is for its education agencies, in light of the plan to abolish the Scottish Qualifications Authority and reform Education Scotland. (S6O-00149)"

Chamber meeting date: 15 September 2021

Prisons (Support for Vulnerable People)

Russell Findlay (West Scotland) (Con): "Thanks to ITV News, we know that supposedly tamper-proof mobile phones have been hacked and have been used to deal drugs. Organised criminals are targeting vulnerable inmates for the use of their phones…

Chamber meeting date: 14 September 2021

Covid-19

Russell Findlay (West Scotland) (Con): "It is almost two weeks since the First Minister announced the introduction of vaccination passports…

Chamber meeting date: 9 September 2021

Deaths of John Yuill and Lamara Bell

Russell Findlay (West Scotland) (Con): "Tens of millions of pounds in compensation for the Crown Office’s malicious prosecution scandal will not come from its operational budget. Ministers have promised that those payouts will come from other public funds…

Criminal Justice Committee meeting date: 8 September 2021

Covid (Justice Sector)

Russell Findlay (West Scotland) (Con): "I would like to ask Mr Blunden or Mr Haggart a question…

Votes

How Russell Findlay has voted in Parliament

Find out how Russell Findlay 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 voted against

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 against

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 voted for

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 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.

Question ref. S6W-02519

Asked by: Findlay, Russell, West Scotland, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Date Lodged: 25 August 2021

"To ask the Scottish Government whether it will provide an update on the review being conducted by the Scottish Prison Service regarding its transgender prison policy."

Answered by: Keith Brown on 8 September 2021

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