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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 does not have any previous roles

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

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 National Trust for Scotland.

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

I am a supporter of, and fundraiser for, SAMH and MIND.

I am a member of the Scottish Japanese Karate Association.

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.

I am a member of Women2Win Business Club.

I am a member of the Fawcett Society.

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: 16 September 2021

Cyberattacks (Public Bodies)

5. Tess White (North East Scotland) (Con): "To ask the First Minister what action the Scottish Government is taking to prevent cyberattacks on public bodies. (S6F-00250)"

Chamber meeting date: 16 September 2021

Mental Health in Schools Working Group

8. Tess White (North East Scotland) (Con): "To ask the Scottish Government whether it will provide an update on the work of the mental health in schools working group. (S6O-00156)"

Chamber meeting date: 15 September 2021

Covid-19 (Safety of Prison Officers and Prisoners)

Tess White (North East Scotland) (Con): "It has emerged that hundreds of seemingly tamper-proof mobile phones that were given to prisoners during the pandemic have been hacked and are being used to facilitate drug deals…

Chamber meeting date: 15 September 2021

North Sea Oil and Gas

Tess White (North East Scotland) (Con): "Does the member agree that the oil and gas industry has taken important steps to become more sustainable?"

Chamber meeting date: 9 September 2021

Oil and Gas Licences (North Sea)

5. Tess White (North East Scotland) (Con): "To ask the Scottish Government whether it will provide an update on its position on new oil and gas licences in the North Sea. (S6O-00127)"

Votes

How Tess White has voted in Parliament

Find out how Tess White 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 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-03051

Asked by: White, Tess, North East Scotland, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Date Lodged: 16 September 2021

"To ask the Scottish Government what its response is to reports that 9…

Awaiting answer

Question ref. S6W-03047

Asked by: White, Tess, North East Scotland, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Date Lodged: 16 September 2021

"To ask the Scottish Government, in light of the report commissioned by Scottish Women in Sport, which found that only 20% of women fill the most senior roles in sports clubs and associations, what action it is taking to encourage more women into leadership roles in sport."

Awaiting answer

Question ref. S6W-03052

Asked by: White, Tess, North East Scotland, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Date Lodged: 16 September 2021

"To ask the Scottish Government whether it will provide data on non-attendances for child and adolescent mental health services (CAMHS) in NHS Grampian between April and June 2021."

Awaiting answer

Question ref. S6W-03050

Asked by: White, Tess, North East Scotland, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Date Lodged: 16 September 2021

"To ask the Scottish Government, further to the proposal in its Programme for Government, how it plans to support 2,000 women to transition back to work following a career gap; how the figure of 2,000 was reached, and over what time period this transition back to work is expected to take place."

Awaiting answer

Question ref. S6W-03049

Asked by: White, Tess, North East Scotland, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Date Lodged: 16 September 2021

"To ask the Scottish Government, further to the proposal in its Programme for Government, whether it will provide further details of the short-life Business Purpose Commission for Scotland, including the Commission’s (a) chair, (b) membership and (c) remit."

Awaiting answer

Question ref. S6W-03048

Asked by: White, Tess, North East Scotland, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Date Lodged: 16 September 2021

"To ask the Scottish Government what engagement it has had with businesses regarding the fund to support pilots of a four-day working week; how this funding will be used to support the pilots, and when it anticipates the first pilots will begin."

Awaiting answer

Question ref. S6W-02901

Asked by: White, Tess, North East Scotland, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Date Lodged: 14 September 2021

"To ask the Scottish Government how the £500 million Just Transition Fund for the North East and Moray will be (a) developed and (b) distributed, and who the target recipients will be."

Awaiting answer

Question ref. S6W-02899

Asked by: White, Tess, North East Scotland, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Date Lodged: 14 September 2021

"To ask the Scottish Government what action it is taking to fill the reported 406 nursing and midwifery posts that are vacant in NHS Grampian."

Awaiting answer

Question ref. S6W-02900

Asked by: White, Tess, North East Scotland, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Date Lodged: 14 September 2021

"To ask the Scottish Government by what date it will publish the Just Transition Plan for the energy sector."

Awaiting answer

Question ref. S6W-02898

Asked by: White, Tess, North East Scotland, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Date Lodged: 14 September 2021

"To ask the Scottish Government whether NHS boards notify the Cabinet Secretary for Health and Social Care of the Code Black status of hospitals and, if so, how (a) this is communicated and (b) many times this has happened in each of last three years, broken down by NHS board."

Awaiting answer

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