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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Local Government and Communities Committee 03 April 2019 [Draft] : 03 April 2019


Liam McArthur (Orkney Islands) (LD)

Thank you, convener. Before I speak to the amendments, I put on record my thanks to the committee for the work that it has done in getting to the point at which t...



Meeting of the Parliament 03 April 2019 [Draft] : 03 April 2019


Liam McArthur (Orkney Islands) (LD)

As the cabinet secretary will be aware, NFUS has expressed serious concerns about the increasing numbers of migrant greylag geese, which are affecting a number of...



Justice Committee 02 April 2019 [Draft] : 02 April 2019


Liam McArthur

I appreciate that amendment 132 is essentially of a probing nature and that there is perhaps a bit of work to be done to finalise its wording. Nevertheless, it illustrates the benefit of lod...



Justice Committee 02 April 2019 [Draft] : 02 April 2019


Liam McArthur

I have reservations about the amendment. I hear what Daniel Johnson said about the practicalities and the principle, but I can point to examples of casework that ...



Justice Committee 02 April 2019 [Draft] : 02 April 2019


Liam McArthur

In your remarks about Liam Kerr’s amendment on social work reports, I got the impression that you were not minded to frame an alternative to the provision in the ...



Justice Committee 02 April 2019 [Draft] : 02 April 2019


Liam McArthur

I thank Liam Kerr for lodging the amendment. As he said, it reflects the recommendation that we made in the stage 1 report. As John Finnie said, the practicalities of how it is delivered are...



Justice Committee 02 April 2019 [Draft] : 02 April 2019


Liam McArthur (Orkney Islands) (LD)

I thank Daniel Johnson for lodging all the amendments in the group and for not spending five minutes speaking to each of them. The points that he has made are ver...



Meeting of the Parliament 02 April 2019 : 02 April 2019


Liam McArthur

As I said, we should set stretching and ambitious targets, but if we pick and choose the points at which we accept the advice of...



Meeting of the Parliament 02 April 2019 : 02 April 2019


Liam McArthur (Orkney Islands) (LD)

It is customary to start by thanking the committee for its work on the stage 1 report but, given the magnitude of the issue and the complexity of the bill, “thank...



Meeting of the Parliament 02 April 2019 : 02 April 2019


Liam McArthur (Orkney Islands) (LD)

As the Liberal Democrats’ freedom of information request uncovered, a quarter of the police force’s fleet has clocked up between 100,000 and 200,000 miles. Front-line officers say that the f...

Vote DetailMSP VoteResult
S5M-16554.4: Revoking Article 50 (Fiona Hyslop)
Meeting Date: 27/03/2019
Result - For: 89, Against: 28 Abstain: 1
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S5M-16554.1: Revoking Article 50 (Adam Tomkins)
Meeting Date: 27/03/2019
Result - For: 28, Against: 89 Abstain: 1
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S5M-16554.3: Revoking Article 50 (Neil Findlay)
Meeting Date: 27/03/2019
Result - For: 84, Against: 33 Abstain: 1
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S5M-16554: Revoking Article 50 (Patrick Harvie)
Meeting Date: 27/03/2019
Result - For: 89, Against: 28 Abstain: 1
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ForCarried
S5M-16555.1: Climate Emergency (Maurice Golden)
Meeting Date: 27/03/2019
Result - For: 28, Against: 90 Abstain: 0
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S5M-16555.4: Climate Emergency (Roseanna Cunningham)
Meeting Date: 27/03/2019
Result - For: 58, Against: 59 Abstain: 0
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S5M-16555.3: Climate Emergency (Claudia Beamish)
Meeting Date: 27/03/2019
Result - For: 22, Against: 96 Abstain: 0
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S5M-16555: Climate Emergency (Mark Ruskell)
Meeting Date: 27/03/2019
Result - For: 6, Against: 111 Abstain: 0
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S5M-16445.3: Land Reform in Scotland, Delivering for Now and the Future (Claudia Beamish)
Meeting Date: 21/03/2019
Result - For: 83, Against: 32 Abstain: 0
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S5M-16445.2: Land Reform in Scotland, Delivering for Now and the Future (Andy Wightman)
Meeting Date: 21/03/2019
Result - For: 32, Against: 83 Abstain: 0
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Motion S5M-16974: Liam McArthur, Orkney Islands, Scottish Liberal Democrats, Date Lodged: 16/04/2019 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S5M-16980: Liam McArthur, Orkney Islands, Scottish Liberal Democrats, Date Lodged: 17/04/2019 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S5M-16856: Liam McArthur, Orkney Islands, Scottish Liberal Democrats, Date Lodged: 09/04/2019 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S5M-16825: Liam McArthur, Orkney Islands, Scottish Liberal Democrats, Date Lodged: 05/04/2019 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S5M-16744: Liam McArthur, Orkney Islands, Scottish Liberal Democrats, Date Lodged: 02/04/2019 R Show Full Motion >>
Motion S5M-16693: Liam McArthur, Orkney Islands, Scottish Liberal Democrats, Date Lodged: 29/03/2019 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S5M-16555.2: Liam McArthur, Orkney Islands, Scottish Liberal Democrats, Date Lodged: 26/03/2019 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S5M-16553: Liam McArthur, Orkney Islands, Scottish Liberal Democrats, Date Lodged: 25/03/2019 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S5M-16551: Liam McArthur, Orkney Islands, Scottish Liberal Democrats, Date Lodged: 25/03/2019 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S5M-16485: Liam McArthur, Orkney Islands, Scottish Liberal Democrats, Date Lodged: 21/03/2019 Show Full Motion >>
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Question S5W-22719: Liam McArthur, Orkney Islands, Scottish Liberal Democrats, Date Lodged: 17/04/2019 Show Full Question >>
Question S5W-22718: Liam McArthur, Orkney Islands, Scottish Liberal Democrats, Date Lodged: 17/04/2019 Show Full Question >>
Question S5W-22717: Liam McArthur, Orkney Islands, Scottish Liberal Democrats, Date Lodged: 17/04/2019 Show Full Question >>
Question S5W-22716: Liam McArthur, Orkney Islands, Scottish Liberal Democrats, Date Lodged: 17/04/2019 Show Full Question >>
Question S5W-22715: Liam McArthur, Orkney Islands, Scottish Liberal Democrats, Date Lodged: 17/04/2019 Show Full Question >>
Question S5W-22667: Liam McArthur, Orkney Islands, Scottish Liberal Democrats, Date Lodged: 16/04/2019 Show Full Question >>
Question S5O-03149: Liam McArthur, Orkney Islands, Scottish Liberal Democrats, Date Lodged: 16/04/2019 Show Full Question >>
Question S5W-22621: Liam McArthur, Orkney Islands, Scottish Liberal Democrats, Date Lodged: 11/04/2019 Show Full Question >>
Question S5W-22619: Liam McArthur, Orkney Islands, Scottish Liberal Democrats, Date Lodged: 11/04/2019 Show Full Question >>
Question S5W-22570: Liam McArthur, Orkney Islands, Scottish Liberal Democrats, Date Lodged: 05/04/2019 Show Full Question >>

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