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Members of the Scottish Parliament (MSPs)

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Tess White

Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party

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

About Tess White

Contact details

Contact online

Twitter: @TessWhite4NE

Facebook: Tess's facebook

Contact at the Scottish Parliament

The Scottish Parliament
Edinburgh
EH99 1SP

Phone: 0131 348 6218
Text relay calls welcome.

Contact at their Constituency

80 Rosemount Place
Aberdeen
AB25 2XN

Phone: 01224 640152
Text relay calls welcome.

Committees

Cross-party groups

Parliamentary and Government Roles

Tess does not have any parliamentary or government roles

Party Roles

Tess has 4 party roles

Deputy Party Spokesperson on Employment

Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party

Deputy Party Spokesperson on Fair Work

Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party

Deputy Party Spokesperson on Just Transition

Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party

Junior Whip

Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party

Previous roles

Tess has had 2 previous roles

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

17 June 2021 - 23 September 2021

Citizen Participation and Public Petitions Committee

Member

08 September 2021 - 22 September 2021

Finance and Public Administration Committee

Substitute Member

Register of interests

Tess'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 Tess White. The date of their initial statement was 31 May 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 Fawcett Society. [Ceased interest 16 November 2021]

I am a member of Women2Win Business Club. [Ceased interest 16 November 2021]

I am a member of the Scottish Japanese Karate Association. [Ceased interest 16 November 2021]

I am a member of the National Trust for Scotland. [Ceased interest 16 November 2021]

I am a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development.

I am a supporter of, and fundraiser for, SAMH and MIND. [Ceased interest 16 November 2021]

For the purposes of transparency, I have been employed by companies in the Energy or Energy Services sector throughout my career. These include Royal Dutch Shell, World Fuel Services, Weatherford and Centrica. I do not believe these meet the prejudice test.

Recent Activity

What was said

What Tess White 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: 25 January 2022

My Breath is My Life

Tess White (North East Scotland) (Con): "I am delighted to speak in this debate and I pay tribute to Jackie Dunbar for bringing to our attention the work of the Asthma and Allergy Foundation. Asthma is one of the most prevalent health conditions in Aberdeenshire…

Chamber meeting date: 20 January 2022

Live Music and Night-Time Industries

Tess White: "The live music, night-time economy and hospitality sectors in the north-east continue to suffer as a result of the vaccination passport scheme. The Night Time Industries Association has highlighted losses of up to 30 per cent in trade…

Chamber meeting date: 12 January 2022

Energy Strategy

1. Tess White (North East Scotland) (Con): "To ask the Scottish Government whether it will provide an update on when its refreshed energy strategy will be published. (S6O-00600)"

Chamber meeting date: 11 January 2022

Labour Shortages

Tess White (North East Scotland) (Con): "Will the cabinet secretary take an intervention?"

Chamber meeting date: 5 January 2022

Covid-19

Tess White (North East Scotland) (Con): "Three things that the First Minister said earlier resonated: publishing evidence, the application of judgment and—Inaudible…

Votes

How Tess White has voted in Parliament

Find out how Tess White has voted recently.

Motion ref. S6M-02949

Budget (Scotland) Bill

Submitted by: Kate Forbes, Skye, Lochaber and Badenoch, Scottish National Party. Date lodged: Tuesday, January 25, 2022

Supported by: Tom Arthur, Richard Lochhead, Ivan McKee, Lorna Slater
Current status: Taken in the Chamber on Thursday, January 27, 2022

Result 69 for, 54 against, 0 abstained, 6 no vote

MSP voted against

Vote Passed

Motion ref. S6M-02949.2

Budget (Scotland) Bill

Submitted by: Daniel Johnson, Edinburgh Southern, Scottish Labour. Date lodged: Wednesday, January 26, 2022

Supported by: Jackie Baillie, Pam Duncan-Glancy, Paul Sweeney
Current status: Taken in the Chamber on Thursday, January 27, 2022

Result 25 for, 98 against, 0 abstained, 6 no vote

MSP voted against

Vote Defeated

Motion ref. S6M-02949.1

Budget (Scotland) Bill

Submitted by: Liz Smith, Mid Scotland and Fife, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party. Date lodged: Wednesday, January 26, 2022

Current status: Taken in the Chamber on Thursday, January 27, 2022

Result 33 for, 88 against, 0 abstained, 8 no vote

MSP voted for

Vote Defeated

Motion ref. S6M-02895

Transvaginal Mesh Removal (Cost Reimbursement) (Scotland) Bill

Submitted by: Humza Yousaf, Glasgow Pollok, Scottish National Party. Date lodged: Thursday, January 20, 2022

Supported by: Kevin Stewart, Maree Todd
Current status: Taken in the Chamber on Tuesday, January 25, 2022

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

MSP voted for

Vote Passed

Motion ref. S6 SP Bill 3 Amendment 2

Current status: Taken in the Chamber on Tuesday, January 25, 2022

Result 49 for, 67 against, 0 abstained, 13 no vote

MSP voted for

Vote Defeated

Motions

Written questions

Written questions Tess White 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-05968

Asked by: White, Tess, North East Scotland, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Date Lodged: 27 January 2022

"To ask the Scottish Government when it will issue letters of guidance to Skills Development Scotland and the Scottish Funding Council outlining its expectations for collaborative working to implement skills alignment, which was recommended in Audit Scotland’s report, Planning for Skills."

Awaiting answer

Question ref. S6W-05970

Asked by: White, Tess, North East Scotland, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Date Lodged: 27 January 2022

"To ask the Scottish Government what progress has been made towards establishing outcome-focused, common monitoring criteria with Skills Development Scotland and the Scottish Funding Council, which it committed to do in the 2017 Enterprise and Skills Review."

Awaiting answer

Question ref. S6W-05965

Asked by: White, Tess, North East Scotland, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Date Lodged: 27 January 2022

"To ask the Scottish Government how many jobs it estimates will be created from the 17 ScotWind projects, broken down by region."

Awaiting answer

Question ref. S6W-05964

Asked by: White, Tess, North East Scotland, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Date Lodged: 27 January 2022

"To ask the Scottish Government what meetings it has held with home insurance companies on the implications for homeowners of the new rules on interlinked fire alarms; when these meetings took place, and what was discussed."

Awaiting answer

Question ref. S6W-05967

Asked by: White, Tess, North East Scotland, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Date Lodged: 27 January 2022

"To ask the Scottish Government, following the publication of Audit Scotland’s report, Planning for Skills, what action it is taking to improve collaborative working between Skills Development Scotland and the Scottish Funding Council on skills alignment."

Awaiting answer

Question ref. S6W-05969

Asked by: White, Tess, North East Scotland, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Date Lodged: 27 January 2022

"To ask the Scottish Government what progress has been made towards delivering its commitment to increase the resourcing of the Scottish Funding Council in 2022-23."

Awaiting answer

Question ref. S6W-05966

Asked by: White, Tess, North East Scotland, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Date Lodged: 27 January 2022

"To ask the Scottish Government what action it is taking to ensure that Scottish and UK supply chains benefit from the 17 ScotWind projects."

Awaiting answer

Question ref. S6W-05745

Asked by: White, Tess, North East Scotland, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Date Lodged: 21 January 2022

"To ask the Scottish Government how many children and young people aged 19 and under were prescribed antidepressants in conjunction with psychological therapy in 2019-20."

Awaiting answer

Question ref. S6W-05749

Asked by: White, Tess, North East Scotland, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Date Lodged: 21 January 2022

"To ask the Scottish Government what its response is to reported findings that 95% of cybersecurity issues can be attributed to human error, and what actions it is taking to improve digital literacy skills."

Awaiting answer

Question ref. S6W-05746

Asked by: White, Tess, North East Scotland, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Date Lodged: 21 January 2022

"To ask the Scottish Government how many children and young people aged 19 and under were prescribed the antidepressant, fluoxetine, in 2019-20, and, of those, how many were prescribed other antidepressants, broken down by what these antidepressants were."

Awaiting answer

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