Liam McArthur MSP

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Liam McArthur MSP

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  • Member for: Orkney Islands
  • Region: Highlands and Islands
  • Party: Scottish Liberal Democrats

Liam is a member of the following Committees:

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

Parliamentary Activities

Appointed Member of the Scottish Parliamentary Corporate Body

Member of the Presiding Officer's Advisory Group

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Justice Committee 20 February 2020 [Draft] : 20 February 2020


Liam McArthur

Panel members might have seen additional evidence that has come from Dr Sue Whitcombe, through the British Psychological Society. She said:



Justice Committee 20 February 2020 [Draft] : 20 February 2020


Liam McArthur

Thank you very much.



Justice Committee 20 February 2020 [Draft] : 20 February 2020


Liam McArthur

Yes.



Justice Committee 20 February 2020 [Draft] : 20 February 2020


Liam McArthur

One concern was about the proportionality of the information that is shared. Rather than handing over case files lock, stock and barrel, the information that is r...



Justice Committee 20 February 2020 [Draft] : 20 February 2020


Liam McArthur (Orkney Islands) (LD)

I will stick with the sharing of information. The Scottish Government originally consulted on potential legal provisions for the sharing of confidential informati...



Meeting of the Parliament 20 February 2020 [Draft] : 20 February 2020


Liam McArthur (Orkney Islands) (LD)

As the cabinet secretary acknowledged, inclusion has been a common theme during today’s debate and earlier debates on the bill. I am grateful, therefore, to have ...



Meeting of the Parliament 20 February 2020 [Draft] : 20 February 2020


Liam McArthur

Amendment 36 is a curious beast. It masquerades as being compassionate by drawing on the principles of the Representation of the People Act 2000, but, on closer inspection, it is nothing of ...



Meeting of the Parliament 20 February 2020 [Draft] : 20 February 2020


Liam McArthur

Today, Parliament will hopefully take the long overdue step of putting an end to the illegal disenfranchisement of all prisoners. It has been clear for some time ...



Meeting of the Parliament 20 February 2020 [Draft] : 20 February 2020


Liam McArthur

I warmly welcome my friend and former Justice Committee colleague, Jenny Gilruth, to the Government front bench, and confirm that I will support the cabinet secretary’s amendments in group 2...



Meeting of the Parliament 20 February 2020 [Draft] : 20 February 2020


Liam McArthur (Orkney Islands) (LD)

I echo the cabinet secretary’s comments about the importance of the bill and what it says about the open, outward-looking and welcoming country that we wish to be...

Vote DetailMSP VoteResult
S5M-20882.3: Standing up for NHS Staff and Patients (Jeane Freeman)
Meeting Date: 19/02/2020
Result - For: 59, Against: 61 Abstain: 0
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AgainstDefeated
S5M-20882.1: Standing up for NHS Staff and Patients (Miles Briggs)
Meeting Date: 19/02/2020
Result - For: 120, Against: 0 Abstain: 0
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ForCarried
S5M-20882: Standing up for NHS Staff and Patients (Monica Lennon)
Meeting Date: 19/02/2020
Result - For: 62, Against: 58 Abstain: 0
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ForCarried
S5M-20716.4: No Case for Tax Increases or Further Cuts to Public Spending (Kate Forbes)
Meeting Date: 05/02/2020
Result - For: 58, Against: 57 Abstain: 1
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Not VotedCarried
S5M-20716: No Case for Tax Increases or Further Cuts to Public Spending (Murdo Fraser)
Meeting Date: 05/02/2020
Result - For: 58, Against: 38 Abstain: 20
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Not VotedCarried
S5M-20705: Non-Domestic Rates (Scotland) Bill (Kate Forbes)
Meeting Date: 05/02/2020
Result - For: 78, Against: 32 Abstain: 6
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Not VotedCarried
SP Bill 44: Non-Domestic Rates (Scotland) Bill (Stage 2) - Amendment 32
Meeting Date: 04/02/2020
Result - For: 87, Against: 25 Abstain: 0
Not VotedCarried
SP Bill 44: Non-Domestic Rates (Scotland) Bill (Stage 2) - Amendment 33
Meeting Date: 04/02/2020
Result - For: 88, Against: 26 Abstain: 0
Not VotedCarried
SP Bill 44: Non-Domestic Rates (Scotland) Bill (Stage 2) - Amendment 34
Meeting Date: 04/02/2020
Result - For: 88, Against: 26 Abstain: 0
Not VotedCarried
SP Bill 44: Non-Domestic Rates (Scotland) Bill (Stage 2) - Amendment 35
Meeting Date: 04/02/2020
Result - For: 104, Against: 8 Abstain: 0
Not VotedCarried

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Motion S5M-20899: Liam McArthur, Orkney Islands, Scottish Liberal Democrats, Date Lodged: 18/02/2020 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S5M-20867: Liam McArthur, Orkney Islands, Scottish Liberal Democrats, Date Lodged: 14/02/2020 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S5M-20792: Liam McArthur, Orkney Islands, Scottish Liberal Democrats, Date Lodged: 10/02/2020 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S5M-20682: Liam McArthur, Orkney Islands, Scottish Liberal Democrats, Date Lodged: 30/01/2020 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S5M-20683: Liam McArthur, Orkney Islands, Scottish Liberal Democrats, Date Lodged: 30/01/2020 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S5M-20678: Liam McArthur, Orkney Islands, Scottish Liberal Democrats, Date Lodged: 30/01/2020 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S5M-20646.1: Liam McArthur, Orkney Islands, Scottish Liberal Democrats, Date Lodged: 29/01/2020 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S5M-20645: Liam McArthur, Orkney Islands, Scottish Liberal Democrats, Date Lodged: 29/01/2020 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S5M-20643: Liam McArthur, Orkney Islands, Scottish Liberal Democrats, Date Lodged: 28/01/2020 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S5M-20584: Liam McArthur, Orkney Islands, Scottish Liberal Democrats, Date Lodged: 23/01/2020 Show Full Motion >>
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Question S5W-27568: Liam McArthur, Orkney Islands, Scottish Liberal Democrats, Date Lodged: 21/02/2020 Show Full Question >>
Question S5W-27534: Liam McArthur, Orkney Islands, Scottish Liberal Democrats, Date Lodged: 20/02/2020 Show Full Question >>
Question S5O-04162: Liam McArthur, Orkney Islands, Scottish Liberal Democrats, Date Lodged: 18/02/2020 Show Full Question >>
Question S5W-27455: Liam McArthur, Orkney Islands, Scottish Liberal Democrats, Date Lodged: 14/02/2020 Show Full Question >>
Question S5W-27454: Liam McArthur, Orkney Islands, Scottish Liberal Democrats, Date Lodged: 14/02/2020 Show Full Question >>
Question S5W-27453: Liam McArthur, Orkney Islands, Scottish Liberal Democrats, Date Lodged: 14/02/2020 Show Full Question >>
Question S5W-27452: Liam McArthur, Orkney Islands, Scottish Liberal Democrats, Date Lodged: 14/02/2020 Show Full Question >>
Question S5W-27430: Liam McArthur, Orkney Islands, Scottish Liberal Democrats, Date Lodged: 12/02/2020 Show Full Question >>
Question S5W-27431: Liam McArthur, Orkney Islands, Scottish Liberal Democrats, Date Lodged: 12/02/2020 Show Full Question >>
Question S5W-27432: Liam McArthur, Orkney Islands, Scottish Liberal Democrats, Date Lodged: 12/02/2020 Show Full Question >>

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