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 24 June 2020 [Draft] : 24 June 2020


Michael Russell

The pandemic has been a very difficult experience for almost everybody—I count myself in that. There are ups and downs—periods in which things can seem bleak and periods in which optimism ta...



COVID-19 Committee 24 June 2020 [Draft] : 24 June 2020


Michael Russell

The First Minister made it clear that she wanted to move on that as quickly as possible. Last week she said that some people would be very relieved by the changes, and that they would not af...



COVID-19 Committee 24 June 2020 [Draft] : 24 June 2020


Michael Russell

I had a meeting yesterday with Tiree community council yesterday, which is also concerned about those regulations. There is no option for people there to go and come back on the same day bec...



COVID-19 Committee 24 June 2020 [Draft] : 24 June 2020


Michael Russell

“Route map for moving out of lockdown” makes it clear that the option of more localised lockdowns in the event of a recurrence of the virus has not been ruled out. I cannot go further than t...



COVID-19 Committee 24 June 2020 [Draft] : 24 June 2020


Michael Russell

We are not yet at the stage of issuing formal advice on that. John Swinney’s announcement yesterday was a step—a very big step—in the right direction, and I am sure that you welcomed it, as ...



COVID-19 Committee 24 June 2020 [Draft] : 24 June 2020


Michael Russell

I would be very surprised if an individual minister did not speak to representatives of the sector and people that he or she knows in the sector, as well as officials who know the sector and...



COVID-19 Committee 24 June 2020 [Draft] : 24 June 2020


Michael Russell

They are designated as representing, and accept that they are representing, that sector. In those circumstances, the right thing for Mr Wightman to do is to raise the matter directly with th...



COVID-19 Committee 24 June 2020 [Draft] : 24 June 2020


Michael Russell

With respect, the letter that I wrote to Andy Wightman on the matter says that there are two representatives on the group who represent the private rented sector. Mr Wightman disagrees with ...



COVID-19 Committee 24 June 2020 [Draft] : 24 June 2020


Michael Russell

Of course I accept that there is a difference between evidence and advice. It is not absolute, but there is a difference. However, I do not accept that the Scottish Government and particular...



COVID-19 Committee 24 June 2020 [Draft] : 24 June 2020


Michael Russell

It has never been the practice of any Government to publish internal advice on which decisions are based or not based. That is a clear exemption in relation to freedom of information, as it ...

Vote DetailMSP VoteResult
S5M-22119.3: Advisory Group on Economic Recovery Recommendations (Andy Wightman)
Meeting Date: 23/06/2020
Result - For: 52, Against: 12 Abstain: 0
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Not VotedCarried
S5M-22119: Advisory Group on Economic Recovery Recommendations (Fiona Hyslop)
Meeting Date: 23/06/2020
Result - For: 52, Against: 12 Abstain: 0
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Not VotedCarried
S5M-22115: Civil Partnership (Scotland) Bill (Shirley-Anne Somerville)
Meeting Date: 23/06/2020
Result - For: 64, Against: 0 Abstain: 0
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Not VotedCarried
SP Bill 56: Animals and Wildlife (Penalties, Protections and Powers) (Scotland) Bill (Stage 3) - Amendment 33
Meeting Date: 17/06/2020
Result - For: 22, Against: 56 Abstain: 1
AgainstDefeated
SP Bill 56: Animals and Wildlife (Penalties, Protections and Powers) (Scotland) Bill (Stage 3) - Amendment 35
Meeting Date: 17/06/2020
Result - For: 42, Against: 38 Abstain: 0
AgainstCarried
SP Bill 56: Animals and Wildlife (Penalties, Protections and Powers) (Scotland) Bill (Stage 3) - Amendment 36
Meeting Date: 17/06/2020
Result - For: 21, Against: 59 Abstain: 0
AgainstDefeated
SP Bill 56: Animals and Wildlife (Penalties, Protections and Powers) (Scotland) Bill (Stage 3) - Amendment 37
Meeting Date: 17/06/2020
Result - For: 21, Against: 59 Abstain: 0
AgainstDefeated
SP Bill 56: Animals and Wildlife (Penalties, Protections and Powers) (Scotland) Bill (Stage 3) - Amendment 38
Meeting Date: 17/06/2020
Result - For: 21, Against: 59 Abstain: 0
AgainstDefeated
SP Bill 56: Animals and Wildlife (Penalties, Protections and Powers) (Scotland) Bill (Stage 3) - Amendment 39
Meeting Date: 17/06/2020
Result - For: 61, Against: 19 Abstain: 0
ForCarried
SP Bill 56: Animals and Wildlife (Penalties, Protections and Powers) (Scotland) Bill (Stage 3) - Amendment 40
Meeting Date: 17/06/2020
Result - For: 21, Against: 59 Abstain: 0
AgainstDefeated

Search for other Motions lodged by Michael Russell
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Motion S5M-22097: Michael Russell, Argyll and Bute, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 19/06/2020 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S5M-21916: Michael Russell, Argyll and Bute, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 02/06/2020 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S5M-21915: Michael Russell, Argyll and Bute, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 02/06/2020 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S5M-21871: Michael Russell, Argyll and Bute, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 28/05/2020 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S5M-21791: Michael Russell, Argyll and Bute, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 18/05/2020 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S5M-21711: Michael Russell, Argyll and Bute, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 11/05/2020 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S5M-21712: Michael Russell, Argyll and Bute, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 11/05/2020 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S5M-21672: Michael Russell, Argyll and Bute, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 06/05/2020 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S5M-21673: Michael Russell, Argyll and Bute, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 06/05/2020 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S5M-21572: Michael Russell, Argyll and Bute, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 27/04/2020 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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