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Members of the Scottish Parliament (MSPs)

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Willie Rennie

Scottish Liberal Democrats

MSP for North East Fife (Constituency) 2016 - present day

Former MSP for Mid Scotland and Fife (Region) 2011 - 2016

About Willie Rennie

Contact details

Contact online

Twitter: @willie_rennie

Facebook: Willie's facebook

Contact at the Scottish Parliament

The Scottish Parliament
Edinburgh
EH99 1SP

Phone: 0131 348 5804
Text relay calls welcome.

Contact at local office

Unit G3
Granary Business Centre
Coal Road
Cupar
KY15 5YQ

Phone: 01334 656361
Text relay calls welcome.

Committees

Cross-party groups

Willie is a member of 2 cross-party groups

Cross-Party Group in the Scottish Parliament on Armed Forces and Veterans Community

Member

Cross-Party Group in the Scottish Parliament on Pakistan

Deputy Convener

Parliamentary and Government Roles

Willie does not have any parliamentary or government roles

Party Roles

Willie has 3 party roles

Party Spokesperson on Communities

Scottish Liberal Democrats

Party Spokesperson on Economy

Scottish Liberal Democrats

Party Spokesperson on Education

Scottish Liberal Democrats

Previous roles

Willie has had 11 previous roles

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

06 May 2021 - 27 August 2021

Party Spokesperson on the Constitution

Scottish Liberal Democrats

06 May 2021 - 27 August 2021

Party Spokesperson on Europe and External Relations

Scottish Liberal Democrats

06 May 2021 - 27 August 2021

Party Spokesperson on Finance

Scottish Liberal Democrats

06 May 2021 - 19 July 2021

Party Leader

Scottish Liberal Democrats

15 November 2017 - 04 May 2021

Parliamentary Bureau

Member

08 November 2016 - 25 September 2019

Equalities and Human Rights Committee

Substitute Member

08 November 2016 - 18 September 2019

Health and Sport Committee

Substitute Member

11 May 2016 - 17 May 2016

Parliamentary Bureau

Member

29 October 2014 - 23 March 2016

Devolution Further Powers Committee

Substitute Member

01 November 2012 - 29 October 2014

Referendum Scotland Bill Committee

Substitute Member

09 June 2011 - 01 May 2012

Scotland Bill Committee

Member

Register of interests

Willie'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 Willie Rennie. The date of their initial statement was 14 May 2021.

Remuneration and related undertaking

No registrable interests

Gifts

From 16 September 2013 to July 2015 I was in receipt of a donation of £18,000 per annum from the Joseph Rowntree Reform Trust Ltd (an organisation which funds political campaigns in the United Kingdom to promote democratic reform, civil liberties and social justice, of The Garden House, Water End, York, YO30 6WQ) for the services of a part-time researcher who worked in my office.

Overseas visits

[Ceased interest removed from entry: 23 September 2022]

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Controlled transactions

No registrable interests

Heritable property

No registrable interests

Interest in shares

No registrable interests

Voluntary

From September 2011 to July 2012 I received research and administrative support from a Christian Action Research and Education (CARE) intern. The nominal cost to CARE of providing this intern fell below the threshold for registration.

I am a Patron of the International Fire and Rescue Association.

I am Director of the Miscarriages of Justice Organisation (MOJO).

[Ceased interest removed from entry: 23 September 2022]

I am a Patron of Chernobyl Children’s Lifeline.

I am a Trustee of the Scottish Fisheries Museum in Anstruther. I receive no remuneration for this role.

Recent Activity

What was said

What Willie Rennie 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: 31 January 2023

National Care Service (Co-design Process)

Willie Rennie (North East Fife) (LD): "I am not sure that undermining trade unionism is the best way to go about trying to listen to the trade unions. The minister said that he is listening, but the Unite trade union has stopped listening to him. The bill has few friends…

Chamber meeting date: 31 January 2023

Brexit and Workers’ Rights

Willie Rennie (North East Fife) (LD): "I agree with much of what the minister says about the disaster of Brexit. We supported the Government’s efforts on the keeping pace powers…

Chamber meeting date: 31 January 2023

Business Motions

Willie Rennie (North East Fife) (LD): "Will the member give way?"

Chamber meeting date: 26 January 2023

Rail Patronage (Mid Scotland and Fife)

Willie Rennie (North East Fife) (LD): "Last June, in relation to the Scottish transport appraisal guidance, I asked the minister when we would get a decision on the proposal for a Newburgh railway station. She promised to share the timescales with me…

Chamber meeting date: 25 January 2023

Blue Economy

Willie Rennie (North East Fife) (LD): "The paper “Delivering Scotland’s Blue Economy Approach” states that we will “consult on applying a cap to fishing activity in inshore waters ..…

Votes

How Willie Rennie has voted in Parliament

Find out how Willie Rennie has voted recently.

Motion ref. S6M-07710.2

Three Years On - Brexit and Workers’ Rights

Submitted by: Sarah Boyack, Lothian, Scottish Labour. Date lodged: Monday, January 30, 2023

Supported by: Paul Sweeney
Current status: Taken in the Chamber on Tuesday, January 31, 2023

Result 24 for, 96 against, 0 abstained, 9 no vote

MSP voted for

Vote Defeated

Motion ref. S6M-07710

Three Years On - Brexit and Workers’ Rights

Submitted by: Richard Lochhead, Moray, Scottish National Party. Date lodged: Monday, January 30, 2023

Supported by: Tom Arthur, Ivan McKee, John Swinney
Current status: Taken in the Chamber on Tuesday, January 31, 2023

Result 90 for, 30 against, 0 abstained, 9 no vote

MSP voted for

Vote Passed

Motion ref. S6M-07734.1

Revision to Business Programme

Submitted by: Russell Findlay, West Scotland, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party. Date lodged: Tuesday, January 31, 2023

Supported by: Alexander Burnett, Murdo Fraser, Meghan Gallacher, Pam Gosal, Rachael Hamilton, Craig Hoy, Stephen Kerr, Douglas Ross, Sue Webber, Tess White
Current status: Taken in the Chamber on Tuesday, January 31, 2023

Result 51 for, 67 against, 0 abstained, 11 no vote

MSP voted for

Vote Defeated

Motion ref. S6M-07735.1

Business Programme

Submitted by: Stephen Kerr, Central Scotland, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party. Date lodged: Tuesday, January 31, 2023

Supported by: Finlay Carson, Sharon Dowey, Murdo Fraser, Jamie Greene, Jamie Halcro Johnston, Craig Hoy, Liam Kerr, Roz McCall, Liz Smith, Sue Webber
Current status: Taken in the Chamber on Tuesday, January 31, 2023

Result 54 for, 66 against, 0 abstained, 9 no vote

MSP voted for

Vote Defeated

Motion ref. S6M-07710.1

Three Years On - Brexit and Workers’ Rights

Submitted by: Alexander Stewart, Mid Scotland and Fife, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party. Date lodged: Monday, January 30, 2023

Current status: Taken in the Chamber on Tuesday, January 31, 2023

Result 30 for, 89 against, 0 abstained, 10 no vote

MSP voted against

Vote Defeated

Motions

Questions

Questions Willie Rennie has asked

These are the questions that this MSP has asked in Parliament. It also includes any answer to those questions.

Question ref. S6W-14310

Asked by: Rennie, Willie, North East Fife, Scottish Liberal Democrats, Date Lodged: 25 January 2023

"To ask the Scottish Government what information it holds on how many potholes there are on the road network."

Answer expected on 8 February 2023

Question ref. S6W-14312

Asked by: Rennie, Willie, North East Fife, Scottish Liberal Democrats, Date Lodged: 25 January 2023

"To ask the Scottish Government what the (a) estimated cost of repairing a pothole and (b) current total estimated pothole repair bill is."

Answer expected on 8 February 2023

Question ref. S6W-14311

Asked by: Rennie, Willie, North East Fife, Scottish Liberal Democrats, Date Lodged: 25 January 2023

"To ask the Scottish Government what information it holds on how many potholes have been repaired in each of the last five years."

Answer expected on 8 February 2023

Question ref. S6W-13733

Asked by: Rennie, Willie, North East Fife, Scottish Liberal Democrats, Date Lodged: 10 January 2023

"To ask the Scottish Government whether the number of apprenticeships it has funded via Skills Development Scotland in the current academic year meets the level of demand, and, if that is not the case, how it plans to resource any shortfalls."

Answered by Jamie Hepburn on 24 January 2023

Question ref. S6W-13734

Asked by: Rennie, Willie, North East Fife, Scottish Liberal Democrats, Date Lodged: 10 January 2023

"To ask the Scottish Government how many apprentices have been recruited in the construction industry onto schemes funded by Skills Development Scotland (SDS) in the current academic year; whether this number exceeds the number of places funded by the Scottish Government, and, if so, by how many places, and what additional support it plans to…

Answered by Jamie Hepburn on 18 January 2023

Question ref. S6W-13397

Asked by: Rennie, Willie, North East Fife, Scottish Liberal Democrats, Date Lodged: 21 December 2022

"To ask the Scottish Government, in light of recent changes to the Welsh Government's Reducing Restrictive Practices Framework, what plans it has to include (a) regulations and (b) mandatory data-gathering on the restraint of children during secure transportation within the forthcoming Children (Care and Justice) (Scotland) Bill."

Answered by Clare Haughey on 18 January 2023

Question ref. S6W-13732

Asked by: Rennie, Willie, North East Fife, Scottish Liberal Democrats, Date Lodged: 10 January 2023

"To ask the Scottish Government how many apprenticeships it has funded via Skills Development Scotland in the current academic year."

Answered by Jamie Hepburn on 18 January 2023

Question ref. S6O-01768

Asked by: Rennie, Willie, North East Fife, Scottish Liberal Democrats, Date Lodged: 21 December 2022

"To ask the Scottish Government whether it will provide an update on what it is doing to support young people’s mental health services, including in colleges and universities."

Taken in the Chamber on 12 January 2023

Question ref. S6W-13055

Asked by: Rennie, Willie, North East Fife, Scottish Liberal Democrats, Date Lodged: 9 December 2022

"To ask the Scottish Government, in light of the announcement on 6 December 2022 that organisations applying for public sector grants will need to pay at least the real Living Wage and provide channels for staff to have a say in the workplace from July 2023, whether this applies to grants awarded by local authorities, and what discussions ministers…

Answered by Richard Lochhead on 21 December 2022

Question ref. S6T-01060

Asked by: Rennie, Willie, North East Fife, Scottish Liberal Democrats, Date Lodged: 19 December 2022

"To ask the Scottish Government what its response is to reported comments by the General Secretary of School Leaders Scotland, that a reduction in budget will lead to class sizes increasing, subjects being removed from the curriculum and a reduction in the number of teachers."

Taken in the Chamber on 20 December 2022

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