Ruth Davidson MSP

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Ruth Davidson MSP

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  • Member for: Edinburgh Central
  • Region: Lothian
  • Party: Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party

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Parliamentary Activities

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Meeting of the Parliament (Hybrid) 24 September 2020 [Draft] : 24 September 2020


Ruth Davidson

How we react to the spike will influence how big it becomes. None of us want to see restrictions placed on students because this is such an important time for you...



Meeting of the Parliament (Hybrid) 24 September 2020 [Draft] : 24 September 2020


Ruth Davidson

I agree with the First Minister on the importance of contact tracing. In the spring, she stated the Government’s intention to recruit 2,000 contact tracers by the end of May. At the time she...



Meeting of the Parliament (Hybrid) 24 September 2020 [Draft] : 24 September 2020


Ruth Davidson

Calls have been made previously, notably by Willie Rennie, for all international students to be tested. However, the circumstances now being faced at many of our ...



Meeting of the Parliament (Hybrid) 24 September 2020 [Draft] : 24 September 2020


1. Ruth Davidson (Edinburgh Central) (Con)

This week, we have seen major Covid outbreaks in many of Scotland’s universities: so far, we are aware of significant spikes in Glasgow, Edinburgh, Dundee and Aberdeen, with more than a thou...



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


Ruth Davidson (Edinburgh Central) (Con)

My vote was not recorded, but I would have voted yes.



Meeting of the Parliament (Hybrid) 22 September 2020 [Draft] : 22 September 2020


Ruth Davidson (Edinburgh Central) (Con)

I thank the First Minister for advance notice of her statement. We are back where we did not want to be, with infections rising,...



Meeting of the Parliament (Hybrid) 17 September 2020 [Draft] : 17 September 2020


Ruth Davidson

I do not doubt the First Minister’s intentions, but good intentions are not enough. Her Government’s record simply does not match up to the rhetoric when it comes...



Meeting of the Parliament (Hybrid) 17 September 2020 [Draft] : 17 September 2020


Ruth Davidson

The organisations that represent victims have been pretty clear. Kate Wallace, who is the chief executive of Victim Support Scot...



Meeting of the Parliament (Hybrid) 17 September 2020 [Draft] : 17 September 2020


Ruth Davidson

Thank you. The fact is that that action was promised two years ago. The reality, despite the First Minister’s claims, is that little has been done to address the ...



Meeting of the Parliament (Hybrid) 17 September 2020 [Draft] : 17 September 2020


1. Ruth Davidson (Edinburgh Central) (Con)

Two years ago this week, I raised with the First Minister the case of Michelle Stewart, who, in 2008, at the age of 17, was stabbed to death by John Wilson. Ever since, Michelle’s family mem...

Vote DetailMSP VoteResult
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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AgainstCarried
S5M-22780: Prioritising Education Over Independence (Jamie Greene)
Meeting Date: 23/09/2020
Result - For: 64, Against: 35 Abstain: 21
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AgainstCarried
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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ForDefeated
S5M-22731: Employment Support (Jamie Hepburn)
Meeting Date: 17/09/2020
Result - For: 89, Against: 28 Abstain: 0
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AgainstCarried
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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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
S5M-22711: Sustainable Aviation Beyond COVID-19 (Colin Smyth)
Meeting Date: 16/09/2020
Result - For: 54, Against: 61 Abstain: 0
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Not VotedDefeated

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Motion S5M-17756: Ruth Davidson, Edinburgh Central, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Date Lodged: 13/06/2019 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S5M-14142: Ruth Davidson, Edinburgh Central, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Date Lodged: 27/09/2018 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S5M-11775: Ruth Davidson, Edinburgh Central, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Date Lodged: 20/04/2018 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S5M-10992: Ruth Davidson, Edinburgh Central, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Date Lodged: 13/03/2018 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S5M-10285.2: Ruth Davidson, Edinburgh Central, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Date Lodged: 05/02/2018 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S5M-07923: Ruth Davidson, Edinburgh Central, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Date Lodged: 26/09/2017 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S5M-05282.4: Ruth Davidson, Edinburgh Central, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Date Lodged: 24/04/2017 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S5M-04710.2: Ruth Davidson, Edinburgh Central, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Date Lodged: 20/03/2017 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S5M-03173: Ruth Davidson, Edinburgh Central, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Date Lodged: 15/12/2016 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S5M-01655: Ruth Davidson, Edinburgh Central, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Date Lodged: 23/09/2016 Show Full Motion >>
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Question S5F-04421: Ruth Davidson, Edinburgh Central, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Date Lodged: 24/09/2020 Show Full Question >>
Question S5F-04399: Ruth Davidson, Edinburgh Central, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Date Lodged: 17/09/2020 Show Full Question >>
Question S5F-04376: Ruth Davidson, Edinburgh Central, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Date Lodged: 11/09/2020 Show Full Question >>
Question S5F-04350: Ruth Davidson, Edinburgh Central, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Date Lodged: 03/09/2020 Show Full Question >>
Question S5F-04328: Ruth Davidson, Edinburgh Central, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Date Lodged: 27/08/2020 Show Full Question >>
Question S5F-04302: Ruth Davidson, Edinburgh Central, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Date Lodged: 21/08/2020 Show Full Question >>
Question S5F-04277: Ruth Davidson, Edinburgh Central, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Date Lodged: 14/08/2020 Show Full Question >>
Question S5F-04259: Ruth Davidson, Edinburgh Central, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Date Lodged: 06/08/2020 Show Full Question >>
Question S5F-03460: Ruth Davidson, Edinburgh Central, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Date Lodged: 20/06/2019 Show Full Question >>
Question S5F-03441: Ruth Davidson, Edinburgh Central, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Date Lodged: 17/06/2019 Show Full Question >>

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