John Swinney MSP

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John Swinney MSP

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  • Member for: Perthshire North
  • Region: Mid Scotland and Fife
  • Party: Scottish National Party

John is a member of the following Committees:

John is a member of the following Cross-Party Groups:

Parliamentary Activities

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Meeting of the Parliament 07 November 2019 [Draft] : 07 November 2019


The Deputy First Minister and Cabinet Secretary for Education and Skills (John Swinney)

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Meeting of the Parliament 06 November 2019 [Draft] : 06 November 2019


The Deputy First Minister and Cabinet Secretary for Education and Skills (John Swinney)

The Parliament could have saved me from having to follow Mr Chapman if it had not agreed to that timely motion from Mr MacDonald. I heartily congratulate Mr Chapman on his wonderful renditio...



Meeting of the Parliament 06 November 2019 [Draft] : 06 November 2019


John Swinney

I am afraid that I have to close. As I sai...



Meeting of the Parliament 06 November 2019 [Draft] : 06 November 2019


John Swinney

Ms Marra will have to forgive me, as I have only four minutes in which to close the debate.



Meeting of the Parliament 06 November 2019 [Draft] : 06 November 2019


John Swinney

We are having a lot of lovely debates about education in the chamber. I love taking part in them. We could also debate something...



Meeting of the Parliament 06 November 2019 [Draft] : 06 November 2019


John Swinney

No, I am not. If Mr Gray was to treat with respect the evidence that he heard from all quarters at the Education and Skills Committee, he would accept long-servin...



Meeting of the Parliament 06 November 2019 [Draft] : 06 November 2019


John Swinney

Iain Gray started his speech by saying that “this debate is not ... about the reality of what i...



Meeting of the Parliament 06 November 2019 [Draft] : 06 November 2019


John Swinney

Mr Gray and I have discussed this in the Education and Skills Committee and he knows that I have offered him a curricular model that completely refutes the statem...



Meeting of the Parliament 06 November 2019 [Draft] : 06 November 2019


John Swinney

If Mr Whittle thinks that damage is being done to pupils, will he say why we have a record level—93 per cent—of school leavers going on to positive destinations?<...



Meeting of the Parliament 06 November 2019 [Draft] : 06 November 2019


John Swinney

I will continue, if Mr Johnson will forgive me.

Vote DetailMSP VoteResult
S5M-19743: Referendums (Scotland) Bill (Michael Russell)
Meeting Date: 07/11/2019
Result - For: 65, Against: 55 Abstain: 0
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ForCarried
S5M-19539: Referendums (Scotland) Bill: Financial Resolution (Derek Mackay)
Meeting Date: 07/11/2019
Result - For: 65, Against: 55 Abstain: 0
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ForCarried
S5M-19715.3: The Resilience of Scotland's Ferry Network (Paul Wheelhouse)
Meeting Date: 06/11/2019
Result - For: 64, Against: 46 Abstain: 0
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ForCarried
S5M-19715.2: The Resilience of Scotland's Ferry Network (Colin Smyth)
Meeting Date: 06/11/2019
Result - For: 19, Against: 91 Abstain: 0
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AgainstDefeated
S5M-19715: The Resilience of Scotland's Ferry Network (Jamie Greene)
Meeting Date: 06/11/2019
Result - For: 63, Against: 46 Abstain: 0
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ForCarried
S5M-19717.1: Curriculum for Excellence (Iain Gray)
Meeting Date: 06/11/2019
Result - For: 51, Against: 59 Abstain: 0
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AgainstDefeated
SPCB Election
Meeting Date: 05/11/2019
Result - For: 90, Against: 0 Abstain: 0
Not VotedCarried
S5M-19577.2: Improving Disability Assistance in Scotland (Mark Griffin)
Meeting Date: 29/10/2019
Result - For: 28, Against: 80 Abstain: 0
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AgainstDefeated
S5M-19335: Transport (Scotland) Bill (Michael Matheson)
Meeting Date: 10/10/2019
Result - For: 56, Against: 29 Abstain: 18
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Not VotedCarried
S5M-19336: Non-Domestic Rates (Scotland) Bill (Kate Forbes)
Meeting Date: 10/10/2019
Result - For: 97, Against: 0 Abstain: 6
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Not VotedCarried

Search for other Motions lodged by John Swinney
EventIdTypeSub TypeMSP NameParty NameConstituencyRegionTitleItemTextFormattedAnswer DateAnswerStatusIdExpectedAnswerDateAnsweredByMspApprovedDateSubmissionDateMeetingDateProductionStatusIdRecordStatusIdStatus DateOnBehalfOfConsideredForMembersBusinessCrossPartySupportRegisteredInterestSupportCountSupportDateIsEventLinkCurrentMinister
Motion S5M-19717.2: John Swinney, Perthshire North, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 05/11/2019 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S5M-17280.2: John Swinney, Perthshire North, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 14/05/2019 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S5M-17293: John Swinney, Perthshire North, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 14/05/2019 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S5M-17091.4: John Swinney, Perthshire North, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 30/04/2019 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S5M-16710.2: John Swinney, Perthshire North, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 02/04/2019 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S5M-16122.2: John Swinney, Perthshire North, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 05/03/2019 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S5M-15607.2: John Swinney, Perthshire North, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 29/01/2019 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S5M-13945.1: John Swinney, Perthshire North, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 18/09/2018 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S5M-12358.4: John Swinney, Perthshire North, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 22/05/2018 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S5M-11788: John Swinney, Perthshire North, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 23/04/2018 Show Full Motion >>
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EventIdTypeSub TypeMSP NameParty NameConstituencyRegionTitleItemTextFormattedAnswer DateAnswerStatusIdExpectedAnswerDateAnsweredByMspApprovedDateSubmissionDateMeetingDateProductionStatusIdRecordStatusIdStatus DateOnBehalfOfConsideredForMembersBusinessCrossPartySupportRegisteredInterestSupportCountSupportDateIsEventLinkCurrentMinister
Question S2O-12498: John Swinney, North Tayside, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 21/03/2007 Show Full Question >>
Question S2W-31491: John Swinney, North Tayside, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 29/01/2007 Show Full Question >>
Question S2W-31492: John Swinney, North Tayside, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 29/01/2007 Show Full Question >>
Question S2W-31428: John Swinney, North Tayside, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 26/01/2007 Show Full Question >>
Question S2W-31427: John Swinney, North Tayside, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 26/01/2007 Show Full Question >>
Question S2W-31403: John Swinney, North Tayside, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 25/01/2007 Show Full Question >>
Question S2W-31400: John Swinney, North Tayside, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 25/01/2007 Show Full Question >>
Question S2W-31399: John Swinney, North Tayside, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 25/01/2007 Show Full Question >>
Question S2W-31401: John Swinney, North Tayside, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 25/01/2007 Show Full Question >>
Question S2W-31402: John Swinney, North Tayside, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 25/01/2007 Show Full Question >>

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