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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Meeting of the Parliament 14 March 2019 : 14 March 2019


Michael Russell

Presiding Officer, I am trying to explain this, even to Professor Tomkins, who seems keen to shout, rather than to listen. An exception was made for one very smal...



Meeting of the Parliament 14 March 2019 : 14 March 2019


Michael Russell

I recommend that Alexander Burnett read the judgment, not the opinion of the judgment from Professor Tomkins—those are two very ...



Meeting of the Parliament 14 March 2019 : 14 March 2019


The Cabinet Secretary for Government Business and Constitutional Relations (Michael Russell)

The Supreme Court’s positive decision in the reference of the continuity bill has significant implications for the devolution settlement in Scotland. I have held discussions on the consequen...



Meeting of the Parliament 14 March 2019 : 14 March 2019


Michael Russell

The Tories are on rather dodgy ground in asking about changed plans—how extraordinary! People who saw last night’s farce being played out on television of a Gover...



Meeting of the Parliament 14 March 2019 : 14 March 2019


Michael Russell

Oh, I know—I really do. I really love two things about Mr Findlay: first, his attempts to continue to essentially misrepresent something that he has read only onc...



Meeting of the Parliament 14 March 2019 : 14 March 2019


Michael Russell

I love Mr Findlay’s attempts—



Meeting of the Parliament 14 March 2019 : 14 March 2019


Michael Russell

Of course, that is what the Scottish Government has been concentrating on, and will continue to concentrate on, because we are very focused on making Scotland a b...



Meeting of the Parliament 14 March 2019 : 14 March 2019


The Cabinet Secretary for Government Business and Constitutional Relations (Michael Russell)

The case for independence has been informed by the way Scotland’s interests have been consistently ignored and sidelined by successive Westminster Governments, particularly during the whole ...



Meeting of the Parliament 14 March 2019 : 14 March 2019


Michael Russell

My engagement with the Welsh Government has been on the business of Brexit, and I have made it clear that that engagement has been and continues to be constructive. However, that does not pr...



Meeting of the Parliament 14 March 2019 : 14 March 2019


Michael Russell

I recall the wise observation of the late, great Donnie Stewart—a former president of the Scottish National Party and MP for the Western Isles—who said that if ev...

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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Not VotedCarried
S5M-16554.1: Revoking Article 50 (Adam Tomkins)
Meeting Date: 27/03/2019
Result - For: 28, Against: 89 Abstain: 1
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Not VotedDefeated
S5M-16554.3: Revoking Article 50 (Neil Findlay)
Meeting Date: 27/03/2019
Result - For: 84, Against: 33 Abstain: 1
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Not VotedCarried
S5M-16554: Revoking Article 50 (Patrick Harvie)
Meeting Date: 27/03/2019
Result - For: 89, Against: 28 Abstain: 1
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Not VotedCarried
S5M-16555.1: Climate Emergency (Maurice Golden)
Meeting Date: 27/03/2019
Result - For: 28, Against: 90 Abstain: 0
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Not VotedDefeated
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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Not VotedDefeated
S5M-16555: Climate Emergency (Mark Ruskell)
Meeting Date: 27/03/2019
Result - For: 6, Against: 111 Abstain: 0
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Not VotedDefeated
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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ForCarried
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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Search for other Motions lodged by Michael Russell
EventIdTypeSub TypeMSP NameParty NameConstituencyRegionTitleItemTextFormattedAnswer DateAnswerStatusIdExpectedAnswerDateAnsweredByMspApprovedDateSubmissionDateMeetingDateProductionStatusIdRecordStatusIdStatus DateOnBehalfOfConsideredForMembersBusinessCrossPartySupportRegisteredInterestSupportCountSupportDateIsEventLinkCurrentMinister
Motion S5M-15032: Michael Russell, Argyll and Bute, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 03/12/2018 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S5M-12223: Michael Russell, Argyll and Bute, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 14/05/2018 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S5M-11136: Michael Russell, Argyll and Bute, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 19/03/2018 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S5M-10817: Michael Russell, Argyll and Bute, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 05/03/2018 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S5M-10735: Michael Russell, Argyll and Bute, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 28/02/2018 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S5M-08352: Michael Russell, Argyll and Bute, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 23/10/2017 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S5M-03858: Michael Russell, Argyll and Bute, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 06/02/2017 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S5M-03427: Michael Russell, Argyll and Bute, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 16/01/2017 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S5M-01412: Michael Russell, Argyll and Bute, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 12/09/2016 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S5M-01134.1: Michael Russell, Argyll and Bute, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 23/08/2016 Show Full Motion >>
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EventIdTypeSub TypeMSP NameParty NameConstituencyRegionTitleItemTextFormattedAnswer DateAnswerStatusIdExpectedAnswerDateAnsweredByMspApprovedDateSubmissionDateMeetingDateProductionStatusIdRecordStatusIdStatus DateOnBehalfOfConsideredForMembersBusinessCrossPartySupportRegisteredInterestSupportCountSupportDateIsEventLinkCurrentMinister
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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