Between 19 November and 13 December 2017 I took part in the ITV Production “I’m a Celebrity Get Me Out Of Here”. I received a total of between £80,001 and £85,000 in remuneration (which included a fee of £70,000, travel and accommodation and a daily payment whilst not in the camp) from ITV Studios Limited (a television production company of The London Television Centre, Upper Ground, London, SE1 9LT). [Registered 15 December 2017]
Following my participation in “I’m a Celebrity Get Me Out Of Here”, I gave an exclusive interview with the Daily Record newspaper (of One Central Quay, Glasgow, G3 8DA) for which I received a fee of £1,000. I will receive no financial benefit from this work after paying tax and a contractual fee to ITV and donating the rest to charity. [Registered 7 February 2018]
I write a weekly column for the Edinburgh Evening News (of Orchard Brae House 30 Queensferry Road Edinburgh EH4 2HS) for which I receive £2,500 per annum. I spend 2 hours per week undertaking this role. After tax, all earnings are donated to the Rock Trust, I therefore receive no financial benefit from undertaking this work. [Registered 7 June 2018]
On 22 August 2016 I was gifted a 32GB 9.7 inch Rose Gold Ipad Pro from Simply Fix it (a computer repair store of 1 Forrest Road Edinburgh, EH1 2QH). I estimate the value of this gift to be £500. [Registered 23 August 2016]
From 9 July to 23 July 2016 I visited the United States of America on a trip to build a foundation of general knowledge about US domestic and foreign policy, and share UK and EU policy practices and trends with American peers. There was a specific focus on taxation, environmental, education and immigration policy. The cost of the trip totalled $11,105 and was met by the US Embassy London (the diplomatic mission of the US in the United Kingdom, of 24 Grosvenor Square, London W1A 2LQ). This figure included a $500 stipend payment to cover the cost of meals. After 23 July, I stayed a further 6 days in the US, travelling to Philadelphia to attend the Democratic National Convention. The full cost of this trip including internal flights and accommodation were all paid at my own expense. [Registered 28 July 2016]
From 11 June to 14 June 2017 I undertook a visit to Bosnia & Herzegovina as part of the Remembering Srebrenica delegation. The theme of this visit was Gender and Genocide: Remembering Srebrenica’s Women. The total cost of this trip as calculated and met by Remembering Srebrenica (a project of Ummah Help at Newland House, 137-139 Hagley Road, Birmingham, B16 8UA) was £591.00. [Registered 26 June 2017]
From 13 to 16 April 2018 I undertook a visit to Bosnia & Herzegovina as part of the Remembering Srebrenica Scotland delegation. The theme of this visit was Gender and Genocide: Remembering Srebrenica’s Women. The total cost of this trip as calculated and met by Remembering Srebrenica (a project of Ummah Help at Newland House, 137-139 Hagley Road, Birmingham, B16 8UA) was £580. [Registered 4 May 2018]
No registrable interests
No registrable interests
Interest in shares:
Since 22 February 2018 I am an unremunerated director of, and hold one share in, Scottish Labour for the Single Market Limited, a political organisation. The share represents 50% of the issued share capital and has a nominal value of £1. I do not expect to receive any dividend from this company. [Registered 27 February 2018]
I am a member of the Labour Party.
I am a member of the Scottish Co-operative Party.
I am a member of the Community Trade Union.
I am a member of Women 5050.
I am a member of the Terrence Higgins Trust.
I am a member of Capital Credit Union.
I am a member of Hope Not Hate.
[Ceased interest removed from entry: 20 June 2018]
I am a member of Engender.
I am a member of Castle Community Bank. [Registered 7 June 2018]
Remuneration and related undertaking:
Until September 2018 I wrote a weekly column for the Daily Record newspaper (of One Central Quay, Glasgow, G3 8DA) for which I received £7,500-£8,000 per annum. I spent 2 hours per week undertaking this role. After tax, all earnings were donated to MND Scotland, I therefore received no financial benefit from undertaking this work. [Amended interest 20 June 2017, Amended interest 28 November 2018]