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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COVID-19 Committee 07 October 2020 [Draft] : 07 October 2020


Michael Russell

As Jason Leitch indicated, Joe FitzPatrick met representatives this week. There needs to be dialogue, but I go back to the basic point that we are where we are at...



COVID-19 Committee 07 October 2020 [Draft] : 07 October 2020


Michael Russell

There has been and continues to be dialogue with faith groups. That is entirely normal, and I know that there is an argument that a cathedral is different from a ...



COVID-19 Committee 07 October 2020 [Draft] : 07 October 2020


Michael Russell

In response to an earlier question from Mark Ruskell, I made it very clear that, whatever time we set, people will be coming on to the streets, and there will be ...



COVID-19 Committee 07 October 2020 [Draft] : 07 October 2020


Michael Russell

All options are on the table, and they remain as such because there are actions that the Government might have to take. The time of 10 o’clock was seen as not bei...



COVID-19 Committee 07 October 2020 [Draft] : 07 October 2020


Michael Russell

That information should be available before the end of the day. I am not sure how much Jason Leitch feels that he can say on that until the information is publish...



COVID-19 Committee 07 October 2020 [Draft] : 07 October 2020


Michael Russell

It is our intention to ensure not only that are people safe, but that they can do as much as possible. That was the reason for the differentiation between those w...



COVID-19 Committee 07 October 2020 [Draft] : 07 October 2020


Michael Russell

The only counter to the argument regarding what happens at 10 o’clock is having no closing hours at all, because the same would hold true at 11 o’clock and 9 o’cl...



COVID-19 Committee 07 October 2020 [Draft] : 07 October 2020


Michael Russell

That is not strictly true. There is a legal requirement for a certain amount of outdoor space for primary schools—as a former education secretary, I happen to kno...



COVID-19 Committee 07 October 2020 [Draft] : 07 October 2020


Michael Russell

I will make two points. One is that the weather is a substantial, but not complete, disincentive in Scotland for outdoor activity during the winter, although I accept that it is not nearly a...



COVID-19 Committee 07 October 2020 [Draft] : 07 October 2020


Michael Russell

I will address the first half of that directly. Clearly, all of us are weary. It would be foolish for any of us to say that we wake up every morning fired with new enthusiasm to talk about r...

Vote DetailMSP VoteResult
S5M-22985.4: COVID-19 (Richard Leonard)
Meeting Date: 08/10/2020
Result - For: 53, Against: 64 Abstain: 0
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Not VotedDefeated
S5M-22970: Trade Bill - UK Legislation (Ivan McKee)
Meeting Date: 08/10/2020
Result - For: 108, Against: 7 Abstain: 0
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Not VotedCarried
S5M-22955.1: United Kingdom Internal Market Bill - UK Legislation (Dean Lockhart)
Meeting Date: 07/10/2020
Result - For: 28, Against: 90 Abstain: 0
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AgainstDefeated
S5M-22955: United Kingdom Internal Market Bill - UK Legislation (Michael Russell)
Meeting Date: 07/10/2020
Result - For: 90, Against: 28 Abstain: 0
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ForCarried
S5M-22860.2: Recognising the Importance of Family Caregivers (Jeane Freeman)
Meeting Date: 30/09/2020
Result - For: 92, Against: 27 Abstain: 0
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ForCarried
S5M-22860.1: Recognising the Importance of Family Caregivers (Donald Cameron)
Meeting Date: 30/09/2020
Result - For: 27, Against: 92 Abstain: 0
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AgainstDefeated
S5M-22860: Recognising the Importance of Family Caregivers (Monica Lennon)
Meeting Date: 30/09/2020
Result - For: 90, Against: 27 Abstain: 0
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ForCarried
S5M-22845: The Social Security Administration and Tribunal Membership (Scotland) Bill (Shirley-Anne Somerville)
Meeting Date: 29/09/2020
Result - For: 109, Against: 0 Abstain: 0
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ForCarried
S5M-22780.3: Prioritising Education Over Independence (John Swinney)
Meeting Date: 23/09/2020
Result - For: 65, Against: 55 Abstain: 0
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ForCarried
S5M-22780: Prioritising Education Over Independence (Jamie Greene)
Meeting Date: 23/09/2020
Result - For: 64, Against: 35 Abstain: 21
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ForCarried

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EventIdTypeSub TypeMSP NameParty NameConstituencyRegionTitleItemTextFormattedAnswer DateAnswerStatusIdExpectedAnswerDateAnsweredByMspApprovedDateSubmissionDateMeetingDateProductionStatusIdRecordStatusIdStatus DateOnBehalfOfConsideredForMembersBusinessCrossPartySupportRegisteredInterestSupportCountSupportDateIsEventLinkCurrentMinister
Motion S5M-23057: Michael Russell, Argyll and Bute, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 16/10/2020 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S5M-23026: Michael Russell, Argyll and Bute, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 12/10/2020 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S5M-22955: Michael Russell, Argyll and Bute, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 05/10/2020 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S5M-22856: Michael Russell, Argyll and Bute, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 28/09/2020 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S5M-22704: Michael Russell, Argyll and Bute, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 11/09/2020 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S5M-22575: Michael Russell, Argyll and Bute, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 28/08/2020 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S5M-22517: Michael Russell, Argyll and Bute, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 25/08/2020 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S5M-22519: Michael Russell, Argyll and Bute, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 25/08/2020 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S5M-22437: Michael Russell, Argyll and Bute, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 17/08/2020 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S5M-22427: Michael Russell, Argyll and Bute, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 13/08/2020 Show Full Motion >>
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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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