Andy Wightman MSP

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Andy Wightman MSP

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  • Member for: Lothian
  • Party: Scottish Green Party

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Parliamentary Activities

Appointed Member of the Scottish Parliamentary Corporate Body

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Meeting of the Parliament 16 January 2020 [Draft] : 16 January 2020


Andy Wightman (Lothian) (Green)

The Auditor General for Scotland and the Accounts Commission have today criticised the city region deals for a



Local Government and Communities Committee 15 January 2020 [Draft] : 15 January 2020


Andy Wightman

It does; that is helpful.



Local Government and Communities Committee 15 January 2020 [Draft] : 15 January 2020


Andy Wightman

I understand that it is not your intention, but my question is about the language that is used in the bill, which talks about



Local Government and Communities Committee 15 January 2020 [Draft] : 15 January 2020


Andy Wightman

On that point, section 10(2) says: “‘public-facing...



Local Government and Communities Committee 15 January 2020 [Draft] : 15 January 2020


Andy Wightman

Perhaps I can clarify that. My first reference to that was in terms of the question of normalisation, and what that means. That was a cultural question. The second part was about discussions...



Local Government and Communities Committee 15 January 2020 [Draft] : 15 January 2020


Andy Wightman

We have heard some discussion this morning about the uncertainty of the cost and the extent to which that might undermine support for the general principles. In o...



Local Government and Communities Committee 15 January 2020 [Draft] : 15 January 2020


Andy Wightman

Kenny Gibson mentioned COSLA’s evidence, and I think that he implied that its support for the bill was conditional on the scheme being fully funded. The submissio...



Local Government and Communities Committee 15 January 2020 [Draft] : 15 January 2020


Andy Wightman

If we are talking about rights—your proposed bill is about creating a new right—do you agree that only law can create rights for citizens? Government cannot creat...



Local Government and Communities Committee 15 January 2020 [Draft] : 15 January 2020


Andy Wightman

I have three brief points. You and the Scottish Government have some differences of opinion; we have heard about that on costings, for example. However, would it ...



Local Government and Communities Committee 15 January 2020 [Draft] : 15 January 2020


Andy Wightman

That is helpful. You mentioned the letter—which I have just seen—from 30 or so organisations that has been published today. In it, the organisations say:

Vote DetailMSP VoteResult
S5M-20415.3: Education (John Swinney)
Meeting Date: 15/01/2020
Result - For: 60, Against: 63 Abstain: 0
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AgainstDefeated
S5M-20415.2: Education (Iain Gray)
Meeting Date: 15/01/2020
Result - For: 63, Against: 60 Abstain: 0
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ForCarried
S5M-20415: Education (Liz Smith)
Meeting Date: 15/01/2020
Result - For: 63, Against: 60 Abstain: 0
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ForCarried
S5M-20448: Approval of SSI (Graeme Dey)
Meeting Date: 15/01/2020
Result - For: 117, Against: 0 Abstain: 6
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AbstainCarried
S5M-20318.1: European Union (Withdrawal Agreement) Bill (Adam Tomkins)
Meeting Date: 08/01/2020
Result - For: 29, Against: 92 Abstain: 0
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AgainstDefeated
S5M-20318: European Union (Withdrawal Agreement) Bill (Michael Russell)
Meeting Date: 08/01/2020
Result - For: 92, Against: 29 Abstain: 0
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ForCarried
SP Bill 46: Referendums (Scotland) Bill (Stage 3) - Amendment 1
Meeting Date: 19/12/2019
Result - For: 54, Against: 67 Abstain: 0
AgainstDefeated
SP Bill 46: Referendums (Scotland) Bill (Stage 3) - Amendment 2
Meeting Date: 19/12/2019
Result - For: 55, Against: 66 Abstain: 0
AgainstDefeated
SP Bill 46: Referendums (Scotland) Bill (Stage 3) - Amendment 3
Meeting Date: 19/12/2019
Result - For: 54, Against: 67 Abstain: 0
AgainstDefeated
SP Bill 46: Referendums (Scotland) Bill (Stage 3) - Amendment 13
Meeting Date: 19/12/2019
Result - For: 56, Against: 68 Abstain: 0
AgainstDefeated

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Motion S5M-18394: Andy Wightman, Lothian, Scottish Green Party, Date Lodged: 30/07/2019 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S5M-18046: Andy Wightman, Lothian, Scottish Green Party, Date Lodged: 02/07/2019 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S5M-17545: Andy Wightman, Lothian, Scottish Green Party, Date Lodged: 04/06/2019 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S5M-17204: Andy Wightman, Lothian, Scottish Green Party, Date Lodged: 07/05/2019 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S5M-16445.2: Andy Wightman, Lothian, Scottish Green Party, Date Lodged: 20/03/2019 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S5M-16396: Andy Wightman, Lothian, Scottish Green Party, Date Lodged: 18/03/2019 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S5M-16015: Andy Wightman, Lothian, Scottish Green Party, Date Lodged: 25/02/2019 R Show Full Motion >>
Motion S5M-16009: Andy Wightman, Lothian, Scottish Green Party, Date Lodged: 25/02/2019 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S5M-15067: Andy Wightman, Lothian, Scottish Green Party, Date Lodged: 05/12/2018 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S5M-15025: Andy Wightman, Lothian, Scottish Green Party, Date Lodged: 03/12/2018 Show Full Motion >>
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Question S5W-26925: Andy Wightman, Lothian, Scottish Green Party, Date Lodged: 10/01/2020 Show Full Question >>
Question S5W-26915: Andy Wightman, Lothian, Scottish Green Party, Date Lodged: 09/01/2020 Show Full Question >>
Question S5W-26914: Andy Wightman, Lothian, Scottish Green Party, Date Lodged: 09/01/2020 Show Full Question >>
Question S5W-26919: Andy Wightman, Lothian, Scottish Green Party, Date Lodged: 09/01/2020 Show Full Question >>
Question S5W-26918: Andy Wightman, Lothian, Scottish Green Party, Date Lodged: 09/01/2020 Show Full Question >>
Question S5W-26512: Andy Wightman, Lothian, Scottish Green Party, Date Lodged: 22/11/2019 Show Full Question >>
Question S5W-26513: Andy Wightman, Lothian, Scottish Green Party, Date Lodged: 22/11/2019 Show Full Question >>
Question S5W-26510: Andy Wightman, Lothian, Scottish Green Party, Date Lodged: 22/11/2019 Show Full Question >>
Question S5W-26511: Andy Wightman, Lothian, Scottish Green Party, Date Lodged: 22/11/2019 Show Full Question >>
Question S5T-01895: Andy Wightman, Lothian, Scottish Green Party, Date Lodged: 18/11/2019 Show Full Question >>

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