Michael Russell MSP

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Michael Russell MSP

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  • Member for: Argyll and Bute
  • Region: Highlands and Islands
  • Party: Scottish National Party

Michael is a member of the following Committees:

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

Parliamentary Activities

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Meeting of the Parliament 20 May 2020 (Hybrid) [Draft] : 20 May 2020


Michael Russell

I acknowledge Patrick Harvie’s reference to being able to “play nicely” again after so much time in which we have been locked away elsewhere. Despite all the difficulties today, this has bee...



Meeting of the Parliament 20 May 2020 (Hybrid) [Draft] : 20 May 2020


Michael Russell

Because I got bogged down in issues such as sweet potatoes, I did not thank the committee or the parliamentary bill team; I thank both of them.



Meeting of the Parliament 20 May 2020 (Hybrid) [Draft] : 20 May 2020


Michael Russell

That is a fair point. There are a lot of opinions on that matter. The provisions are capable of scrutiny by this chamber and, in...



Meeting of the Parliament 20 May 2020 (Hybrid) [Draft] : 20 May 2020


Michael Russell

I am happy to put on record my strong support for the involvement of trade unions in all such matters, including this one. I know that one member has questioned t...



Meeting of the Parliament 20 May 2020 (Hybrid) [Draft] : 20 May 2020


Michael Russell

I agree that there should be no more. We have said that the end of the emergency bills is in sight. We will need to continue looking at what we must do with regar...



Meeting of the Parliament 20 May 2020 (Hybrid) [Draft] : 20 May 2020


Michael Russell

I will be more formal. I thank Kevin Stewart, Graeme Dey and Jenny Gilruth—the latter became a minister on 17 February and has now completed her second bill. At t...



Meeting of the Parliament 20 May 2020 (Hybrid) [Draft] : 20 May 2020


Michael Russell

I am clearly being far too familiar.



Meeting of the Parliament 20 May 2020 (Hybrid) [Draft] : 20 May 2020


Michael Russell

You want me to use—



Meeting of the Parliament 20 May 2020 (Hybrid) [Draft] : 20 May 2020


The Cabinet Secretary for the Constitution, Europe and External Affairs (Michael Russell)

For the purposes of rule 9.11 of the standing orders, I advise Parliament that Her Majesty, having been informed of the purport of the Coronavirus (Scotland) (No 2) Bill, has consented to pl...



Meeting of the Parliament 20 May 2020 (Hybrid) [Draft] : 20 May 2020


Michael Russell

On a point of order, Presiding Officer. In terms of the time and the detail, are we going into a full final stage 3 debate, or will it be a truncated one, as we had for the original emergenc...

Vote DetailMSP VoteResult
S5M-21849: Approval of SSI (Graeme Dey)
Meeting Date: 27/05/2020
Result - For: 47, Against: 0 Abstain: 11
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Not VotedCarried
S5M-21727: Approval of SSI (Graeme Dey)
Meeting Date: 13/05/2020
Result - For: 36, Against: 16 Abstain: 19
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ForCarried
S5M-21728: Approval of SSI (Graeme Dey)
Meeting Date: 13/05/2020
Result - For: 52, Against: 0 Abstain: 19
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ForCarried
SP Bill 49: Consumer Scotland Bill (Stage 3) - Amendment 23
Meeting Date: 06/05/2020
Result - For: 14, Against: 38 Abstain: 16
Not VotedDefeated
S5M-21657: Consumer Scotland Bill (Jamie Hepburn)
Meeting Date: 06/05/2020
Result - For: 67, Against: 0 Abstain: 0
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Not VotedCarried
S5M-21600 Business motion: S5M-21600: Business Motion (Graeme Dey)
Meeting Date: 28/04/2020
Result - For: 54, Against: 15 Abstain: 0
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ForCarried
21 April 2020 - Back-up vote 1: S5M-21505: Business Motion (Graeme Dey)
Meeting Date: 21/04/2020
Result - For: 55, Against: 13 Abstain: 0
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Not VotedCarried
SP Bill 66: Coronavirus (Scotland) Bill (Stage 1) - Amendment 2
Meeting Date: 01/04/2020
Result - For: 24, Against: 57 Abstain: 0
AgainstDefeated
SP Bill 66: Coronavirus (Scotland) Bill (Stage 1) - Amendment 12
Meeting Date: 01/04/2020
Result - For: 24, Against: 57 Abstain: 0
AgainstDefeated
SP Bill 66: Coronavirus (Scotland) Bill (Stage 1) - Amendment 16
Meeting Date: 01/04/2020
Result - For: 24, Against: 57 Abstain: 0
AgainstDefeated

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EventIdTypeSub TypeMSP NameParty NameConstituencyRegionTitleItemTextFormattedAnswer DateAnswerStatusIdExpectedAnswerDateAnsweredByMspApprovedDateSubmissionDateMeetingDateProductionStatusIdRecordStatusIdStatus DateOnBehalfOfConsideredForMembersBusinessCrossPartySupportRegisteredInterestSupportCountSupportDateIsEventLinkCurrentMinister
Motion S5M-21791: Michael Russell, Argyll and Bute, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 18/05/2020 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S5M-21711: Michael Russell, Argyll and Bute, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 11/05/2020 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S5M-21712: Michael Russell, Argyll and Bute, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 11/05/2020 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S5M-21672: Michael Russell, Argyll and Bute, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 06/05/2020 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S5M-21673: Michael Russell, Argyll and Bute, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 06/05/2020 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S5M-21572: Michael Russell, Argyll and Bute, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 27/04/2020 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S5M-21371: Michael Russell, Argyll and Bute, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 31/03/2020 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S5M-21370: Michael Russell, Argyll and Bute, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 31/03/2020 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S5M-21369: Michael Russell, Argyll and Bute, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 31/03/2020 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S5M-21322: Michael Russell, Argyll and Bute, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 23/03/2020 Show Full Motion >>
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EventIdTypeSub TypeMSP NameParty NameConstituencyRegionTitleItemTextFormattedAnswer DateAnswerStatusIdExpectedAnswerDateAnsweredByMspApprovedDateSubmissionDateMeetingDateProductionStatusIdRecordStatusIdStatus DateOnBehalfOfConsideredForMembersBusinessCrossPartySupportRegisteredInterestSupportCountSupportDateIsEventLinkCurrentMinister
Question S5W-02079: Michael Russell, Argyll and Bute, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 21/08/2016 Show Full Question >>
Question S5W-02076: Michael Russell, Argyll and Bute, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 19/08/2016 Show Full Question >>
Question S5W-02077: Michael Russell, Argyll and Bute, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 19/08/2016 Show Full Question >>
Question S5W-01335: Michael Russell, Argyll and Bute, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 08/07/2016 Show Full Question >>
Question S5W-01299: Michael Russell, Argyll and Bute, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 06/07/2016 Show Full Question >>
Question S5W-01300: Michael Russell, Argyll and Bute, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 06/07/2016 Show Full Question >>
Question S5W-01298: Michael Russell, Argyll and Bute, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 06/07/2016 Show Full Question >>
Question S5W-01291: Michael Russell, Argyll and Bute, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 06/07/2016 Show Full Question >>
Question S5W-01289: Michael Russell, Argyll and Bute, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 06/07/2016 Show Full Question >>
Question S5W-01290: Michael Russell, Argyll and Bute, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 06/07/2016 Show Full Question >>

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