Ruth Davidson MSP

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Ruth Davidson MSP

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  • Member for: Edinburgh Central
  • Region: Lothian
  • Party: Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party

Ruth is a member of the following Committees:

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

Parliamentary Activities

Appointed Member of the Scottish Parliamentary Corporate Body 

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


Ruth Davidson

I have never been accused of being quiet before, Presiding Officer. Let me start again.



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


Ruth Davidson (Edinburgh Central) (Con)

Two weeks ago, I asked the First minister about publishing a road map on reopening in-vitro fertilisation services in Scotland—[Interru...



Meeting of the Parliament 19 May 2020 (Hybrid) [Draft] : 19 May 2020


Ruth Davidson (Edinburgh Central) (Con)

When the Nike conference infections—Scotland’s ground zero of community transmission—occurred, the Scottish Government said that a contact trace team swiftly got ...



Meeting of the Parliament 06 May 2020 [Draft] : 06 May 2020


Ruth Davidson (Edinburgh Central) (Con)

I have been contacted by constituents who, a few weeks ago, received a letter from the Edinburgh fertility centre and reproducti...



Meeting of the Parliament 24 March 2020 : 24 March 2020


Ruth Davidson (Edinburgh Central) (Con)

For me, this debate on the bill and the legislative consent motion is about one thing only: trust. It is about trusting the UK and Scottish Governments to make decisions on our behalf. Furth...



Meeting of the Parliament 19 March 2020 : 19 March 2020


Ruth Davidson (Edinburgh Central) (Con)

The amendments that have been lodged in the name of my colleague Oliver Mundell are designed to address a number of practical and technical concerns that were raised at stage 2, when an amen...



Meeting of the Parliament 19 March 2020 : 19 March 2020


Ruth Davidson

Amendments 12 to 16 in the name of Oliver Mundell aim to simplify the amendment on victim anonymity that was made at stage 2. In particular, we felt that amendmen...



Meeting of the Parliament 19 March 2020 : 19 March 2020


Ruth Davidson

Amendment 4 is a technical amendment. We have no particular comments to make on it, other than to say that we support the Government’s approach, which seems to be sensible and will, we think...



Meeting of the Parliament 17 March 2020 [Draft] : 17 March 2020


Ruth Davidson (Edinburgh Central) (Con)

According to the most recent data, 59,640 people in Scotland receive home care services such as help with getting in and out of bed, washing, dressing, feeding an...



Meeting of the Parliament 05 March 2020 [Draft] : 05 March 2020


Ruth Davidson

It is important not only that such advice and guidance exists, but that members know about it. It is also important to say that the HR office is available to provide support and guidance to ...

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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AgainstCarried
S5M-21728: Approval of SSI (Graeme Dey)
Meeting Date: 13/05/2020
Result - For: 52, Against: 0 Abstain: 19
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AbstainCarried
SP Bill 49: Consumer Scotland Bill (Stage 3) - Amendment 23
Meeting Date: 06/05/2020
Result - For: 14, Against: 38 Abstain: 16
AbstainDefeated
S5M-21657: Consumer Scotland Bill (Jamie Hepburn)
Meeting Date: 06/05/2020
Result - For: 67, Against: 0 Abstain: 0
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ForCarried
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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ForCarried
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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Motion S5M-17756: Ruth Davidson, Edinburgh Central, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Date Lodged: 13/06/2019 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S5M-14142: Ruth Davidson, Edinburgh Central, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Date Lodged: 27/09/2018 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S5M-11775: Ruth Davidson, Edinburgh Central, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Date Lodged: 20/04/2018 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S5M-10992: Ruth Davidson, Edinburgh Central, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Date Lodged: 13/03/2018 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S5M-10285.2: Ruth Davidson, Edinburgh Central, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Date Lodged: 05/02/2018 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S5M-07923: Ruth Davidson, Edinburgh Central, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Date Lodged: 26/09/2017 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S5M-05282.4: Ruth Davidson, Edinburgh Central, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Date Lodged: 24/04/2017 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S5M-04710.2: Ruth Davidson, Edinburgh Central, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Date Lodged: 20/03/2017 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S5M-03173: Ruth Davidson, Edinburgh Central, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Date Lodged: 15/12/2016 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S5M-01655: Ruth Davidson, Edinburgh Central, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Date Lodged: 23/09/2016 Show Full Motion >>
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Question S5F-03460: Ruth Davidson, Edinburgh Central, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Date Lodged: 20/06/2019 Show Full Question >>
Question S5F-03441: Ruth Davidson, Edinburgh Central, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Date Lodged: 17/06/2019 Show Full Question >>
Question S5F-03412: Ruth Davidson, Edinburgh Central, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Date Lodged: 06/06/2019 Show Full Question >>
Question S5F-03385: Ruth Davidson, Edinburgh Central, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Date Lodged: 30/05/2019 Show Full Question >>
Question S5F-03365: Ruth Davidson, Edinburgh Central, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Date Lodged: 23/05/2019 Show Full Question >>
Question S5F-03345: Ruth Davidson, Edinburgh Central, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Date Lodged: 16/05/2019 Show Full Question >>
Question S5F-03319: Ruth Davidson, Edinburgh Central, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Date Lodged: 09/05/2019 Show Full Question >>
Question S5F-03302: Ruth Davidson, Edinburgh Central, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Date Lodged: 02/05/2019 Show Full Question >>
Question S5F-02653: Ruth Davidson, Edinburgh Central, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Date Lodged: 28/09/2018 Show Full Question >>
Question S5F-02629: Ruth Davidson, Edinburgh Central, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Date Lodged: 20/09/2018 Show Full Question >>

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