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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 local office

80 Rosemount Place
Aberdeen
AB25 2XN

Phone: 01224 640152
Text relay calls welcome.

Committees

Cross-party groups

Tess is a member of 5 cross-party groups

Cross-Party Group in the Scottish Parliament on Credit Unions

Convener

Cross-Party Group in the Scottish Parliament on Disability

Member

Cross-Party Group in the Scottish Parliament on Men's Violence Against Women and Children

Member

Cross-Party Group in the Scottish Parliament on Mental Health

Member

Cross-Party Group in the Scottish Parliament on Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency

Member

Parliamentary and Government Roles

Tess does not have any parliamentary or government roles

Party Roles

Tess has 3 party roles

Deputy Party Spokesperson on Public Health

Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party

Deputy Party Spokesperson on Sport

Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party

Deputy Party Spokesperson on Women's Health

Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party

Previous roles

Tess has had 7 previous roles

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

23 September 2021 - 25 May 2022

Standards Procedures and Public Appointments Committee

Member

21 May 2021 - 20 May 2022

Deputy Party Spokesperson on Just Transition

Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party

21 May 2021 - 20 May 2022

Deputy Party Spokesperson on Employment

Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party

21 May 2021 - 20 May 2022

Deputy Party Spokesperson on Fair Work

Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party

21 May 2021 - 20 May 2022

Junior Whip

Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party

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 Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development.

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

I am a member of the Fawcett Society. [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.

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

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

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

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: 4 October 2022

Mental Health and Substance Use (Report)

Tess White (North East Scotland) (Con): "I know from conversations with police officers in the north-east that they are often the stand-in for other services when someone is in crisis out of hours…

Chamber meeting date: 4 October 2022

Health and Care Recovery (Winter Planning)

Tess White (North East Scotland) (Con): "All members in the chamber pay tribute to the outstanding work of health and social care workers across Scotland, but the reality is that they have been badly let down by the Scottish National Party-Green Government…

Chamber meeting date: 28 September 2022

National Health Service Waiting Times

Tess White (North East Scotland) (Con): "For months, the Scottish Conservatives have said that people are paying the price of Humza Yousaf’s mismanagement of Scotland’s NHS. Earlier this month, A and E waiting times hit their worst level on record…

Health, Social Care and Sport Committee meeting date: 27 September 2022

Sports Grounds and Sporting Events (Designation) (Scotland) Amendment (No 2) Order 2022 (SSI 2022/263)

Tess White: "Before we move into private session, could we mention the inquiry into female participation in sport?"

Health, Social Care and Sport Committee meeting date: 27 September 2022

Winter Planning

Tess White (North East Scotland) (Con): "I, too, support and say thank you to the exceptional staff who work in the NHS and social care. Ms Lamb, are you nervous that the NHS will not be able to cope this winter?"

Votes

How Tess White has voted in Parliament

Find out how Tess White has voted recently.

Motion ref. S6 SP Bill 18 Amendment 92

Current status: Taken in the Chamber on Wednesday, October 5, 2022

Result 28 for, 85 against, 0 abstained, 16 no vote

MSP voted for

Vote Defeated

Motion ref. S6 SP Bill 18 Amendment 83

Current status: Taken in the Chamber on Wednesday, October 5, 2022

Result 21 for, 93 against, 0 abstained, 15 no vote

MSP voted against

Vote Defeated

Motion ref. S6 SP Bill 18 Amendment 81

Current status: Taken in the Chamber on Wednesday, October 5, 2022

Result 48 for, 66 against, 0 abstained, 15 no vote

MSP voted for

Vote Defeated

Motion ref. S6 SP Bill 18 Amendment 80

Current status: Taken in the Chamber on Wednesday, October 5, 2022

Result 50 for, 63 against, 0 abstained, 16 no vote

MSP voted for

Vote Defeated

Motion ref. S6 SP Bill 18 Amendment 78

Current status: Taken in the Chamber on Wednesday, October 5, 2022

Result 27 for, 86 against, 0 abstained, 16 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-11246

Asked by: White, Tess, North East Scotland, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Date Lodged: 4 October 2022

"To ask the Scottish Government what funding has been provided to coastal local authorities for coastal change adaptation in (a) 2022-23 and (b) 2023-24, following the announcement in the Programme for Government 2020-21 that £12 million would be invested to help these areas adapt to the threat of sea level rise, broken down by local…

Awaiting answer

Question ref. S6W-10965

Asked by: White, Tess, North East Scotland, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Date Lodged: 8 September 2022

"To ask the Scottish Government whether it will provide an update on the establishment of the National Centre for Remote and Rural Health and Social Care; whether it is on track to be operational by April 2023, and where the staff for the centre will be based, in light of it reportedly being envisaged that it will be a virtual, rather than a…

Answered by: Humza Yousaf on 28 September 2022

Question ref. S6W-10773

Asked by: White, Tess, North East Scotland, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Date Lodged: 1 September 2022

"To ask the Scottish Government whether it will provide an update on the timeline for the introduction of its Public Health Bill."

Answered by: Maree Todd on 23 September 2022

Question ref. S6W-10738

Asked by: White, Tess, North East Scotland, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Date Lodged: 1 September 2022

"To ask the Scottish Government what discussions it has had with Public Health Scotland regarding the public health implications of waste accumulation across local authorities as a result of the recent strike action by refuse workers."

Answered by: Lorna Slater on 22 September 2022

Question ref. S6W-10349

Asked by: White, Tess, North East Scotland, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Date Lodged: 16 August 2022

"To ask the Scottish Government whether it will provide an update on its analysis of the uptake in breast screening appointments since the programme was resumed on 3 August 2020 compared with pre-COVID-19 pandemic levels, broken down by breast screening centre."

Answered by: Maree Todd on 20 September 2022

Question ref. S6W-10743

Asked by: White, Tess, North East Scotland, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Date Lodged: 1 September 2022

"To ask the Scottish Government when the Active Scotland Delivery Group last met, and what was discussed."

Answered by: Maree Todd on 20 September 2022

Question ref. S6W-10348

Asked by: White, Tess, North East Scotland, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Date Lodged: 16 August 2022

"To ask the Scottish Government whether it will provide an update on the specific restart date for the breast cancer self-referral scheme for women aged 71 and over."

Answered by: Maree Todd on 29 August 2022

Question ref. S6W-10363

Asked by: White, Tess, North East Scotland, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Date Lodged: 17 August 2022

"To ask the Scottish Government whether it will provide an update on the total number of women aged between 50 and 70 who have waited more than 36 months for their breast screening appointment in each of the last five years, broken down by breast screening centre."

Awaiting answer

Question ref. S6W-10346

Asked by: White, Tess, North East Scotland, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Date Lodged: 16 August 2022

"To ask the Scottish Government, further to the answer to S6F-01264 by the First Minister on 23 June 2022 that a women's health champion would be appointed "this summer", whether it will provide an update on the selection process and the date that the appointment will be announced."

Awaiting answer

Question ref. S6W-08746

Asked by: White, Tess, North East Scotland, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Date Lodged: 26 May 2022

"To ask the Scottish Government whether it will provide an update on the work that it is doing with the Scottish Perinatal Network to make placental growth factor (PlGF) testing for pre-eclampsia routinely available to pregnant women, and when it anticipates PlGF testing will be rolled out across all NHS boards in Scotland."

Answered by: Maree Todd on 14 June 2022

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