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 (Hybrid) 23 September 2020 [Draft] : 23 September 2020


Michael Russell

We should have absolutely confident individuals, responsible citizens and effective communicators. On the evidence today, there has been no successful learning by the Tories. After 13 years,...



Meeting of the Parliament (Hybrid) 23 September 2020 [Draft] : 23 September 2020


Michael Russell

I hear the word “nonsense” from Johann Lamont—a woman who today used all the arguments against independence that the Tories used against devolution for 20 years, ...



Meeting of the Parliament (Hybrid) 23 September 2020 [Draft] : 23 September 2020


Michael Russell

Labour cannot understand why it has lost its hegemony in Scotland. The reason that it has lost it is that it has gone hand in glove with the Conservatives on thes...



Meeting of the Parliament (Hybrid) 23 September 2020 [Draft] : 23 September 2020


Michael Russell

No, thank you. That leads to the ludicrous...



Meeting of the Parliament (Hybrid) 23 September 2020 [Draft] : 23 September 2020


Michael Russell

Oh, no. I shall come to Ms Lamont in a moment.



Meeting of the Parliament (Hybrid) 23 September 2020 [Draft] : 23 September 2020


Michael Russell

No, thank you. Moreover, Ian Murray has said that it would “do it agai...



Meeting of the Parliament (Hybrid) 23 September 2020 [Draft] : 23 September 2020


Michael Russell

I will not. I do not have enough time. Jamie Greene made the point that this is the most important debate in which he has ever taken part in the chamber. Well, I want to take part in it and ...



Meeting of the Parliament (Hybrid) 23 September 2020 [Draft] : 23 September 2020


The Cabinet Secretary for the Constitution, Europe and External Affairs (Michael Russell)

I want to start with something that should be non-controversial, but which I suspect will become controversial eventually. I think that all of us across the chamb...



COVID-19 Committee 16 September 2020 [Draft] : 16 September 2020


Michael Russell

The best thing that I could do is let the committee have the guidance when it is finalised. That would be the right thing to do. The guidance has been developed w...



COVID-19 Committee 16 September 2020 [Draft] : 16 September 2020


Michael Russell

I think that it would be difficult to find another remedy, although I recognise what you say, and I am sure that that would be recognised in the courts, too. If you are appealing, as this is...

Vote DetailMSP VoteResult
S5M-22845: The Social Security Administration and Tribunal Membership (Scotland) Bill (Shirley-Anne Somerville)
Meeting Date: 29/09/2020
Result - For: 109, Against: 0 Abstain: 0
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ForCarried
S5M-22780.3: Prioritising Education Over Independence (John Swinney)
Meeting Date: 23/09/2020
Result - For: 65, Against: 55 Abstain: 0
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S5M-22780: Prioritising Education Over Independence (Jamie Greene)
Meeting Date: 23/09/2020
Result - For: 64, Against: 35 Abstain: 21
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ForCarried
S5M-22800: Approval of SSI (Graeme Dey)
Meeting Date: 23/09/2020
Result - For: 114, Against: 1 Abstain: 0
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ForCarried
S5M-22803: Approval of SSI (Graeme Dey)
Meeting Date: 23/09/2020
Result - For: 108, Against: 6 Abstain: 0
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ForCarried
S5M-22731.2: Employment Support (Maurice Golden)
Meeting Date: 17/09/2020
Result - For: 29, Against: 88 Abstain: 0
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AgainstDefeated
S5M-22731: Employment Support (Jamie Hepburn)
Meeting Date: 17/09/2020
Result - For: 89, Against: 28 Abstain: 0
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ForCarried
S5M-22711.3: Sustainable Aviation Beyond COVID-19 (Michael Matheson)
Meeting Date: 16/09/2020
Result - For: 54, Against: 60 Abstain: 0
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Not VotedDefeated
S5M-22711.1: Sustainable Aviation Beyond COVID-19 (Graham Simpson)
Meeting Date: 16/09/2020
Result - For: 29, Against: 86 Abstain: 0
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S5M-22711.2: Sustainable Aviation Beyond COVID-19 (Patrick Harvie)
Meeting Date: 16/09/2020
Result - For: 6, Against: 109 Abstain: 0
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Not VotedDefeated

Search for other Motions lodged by Michael Russell
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Motion S5M-22856: Michael Russell, Argyll and Bute, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 28/09/2020 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S5M-22704: Michael Russell, Argyll and Bute, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 11/09/2020 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S5M-22575: Michael Russell, Argyll and Bute, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 28/08/2020 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S5M-22517: Michael Russell, Argyll and Bute, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 25/08/2020 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S5M-22519: Michael Russell, Argyll and Bute, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 25/08/2020 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S5M-22437: Michael Russell, Argyll and Bute, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 17/08/2020 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S5M-22427: Michael Russell, Argyll and Bute, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 13/08/2020 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S5M-22426: Michael Russell, Argyll and Bute, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 13/08/2020 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S5M-22421: Michael Russell, Argyll and Bute, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 12/08/2020 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S5M-22420: Michael Russell, Argyll and Bute, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 12/08/2020 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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