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

Ruth is a member of the following Committees:

Ruth is a member of the following Cross-Party Groups:

Parliamentary Activities

Appointed Member of the Scottish Parliamentary Corporate Body 

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Meeting of the Parliament (Hybrid) 10 June 2020 : 10 June 2020


Ruth Davidson (Edinburgh Central) (Con)

I thank the minister for holding the debate and I agree whole-heartedly with the motion. I hope that we all share the deep concern and horror that so many feel ab...



Meeting of the Parliament (Hybrid) 03 June 2020 [Draft] : 03 June 2020


Ruth Davidson (Edinburgh Central) (Con)

I ask this question on behalf of a young father with cystic fibrosis, who has spent nearly 12 weeks shielding. His twin five-year-old girls are due to start prima...



Meeting of the Parliament (Hybrid) 20 May 2020 [Draft] : 20 May 2020


Ruth Davidson

I have never been accused of being quiet before, Presiding Officer. Let me start again.



Meeting of the Parliament (Hybrid) 20 May 2020 [Draft] : 20 May 2020


Ruth Davidson (Edinburgh Central) (Con)

Two weeks ago, I asked the First minister about publishing a road map on reopening in-vitro fertilisation services in Scotland—[Interru...



Meeting of the Parliament (Hybrid) 19 May 2020 : 19 May 2020


Ruth Davidson (Edinburgh Central) (Con)

When the Nike conference infections—Scotland’s ground zero of community transmission—occurred, the Scottish Government said that a contact trace team swiftly got ...



Meeting of the Parliament 06 May 2020 : 06 May 2020


Ruth Davidson (Edinburgh Central) (Con)

I have been contacted by constituents who, a few weeks ago, received a letter from the Edinburgh fertility centre and reproducti...



Meeting of the Parliament 24 March 2020 : 24 March 2020


Ruth Davidson (Edinburgh Central) (Con)

For me, this debate on the bill and the legislative consent motion is about one thing only: trust. It is about trusting the UK and Scottish Governments to make decisions on our behalf. Furth...



Meeting of the Parliament 19 March 2020 : 19 March 2020


Ruth Davidson (Edinburgh Central) (Con)

The amendments that have been lodged in the name of my colleague Oliver Mundell are designed to address a number of practical and technical concerns that were raised at stage 2, when an amen...



Meeting of the Parliament 19 March 2020 : 19 March 2020


Ruth Davidson

Amendments 12 to 16 in the name of Oliver Mundell aim to simplify the amendment on victim anonymity that was made at stage 2. In particular, we felt that amendmen...



Meeting of the Parliament 19 March 2020 : 19 March 2020


Ruth Davidson

Amendment 4 is a technical amendment. We have no particular comments to make on it, other than to say that we support the Government’s approach, which seems to be sensible and will, we think...

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
Not VotedDefeated
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
Not VotedCarried
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
Not VotedDefeated
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
Not VotedDefeated
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
Not VotedDefeated
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
Not VotedCarried
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
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-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 >>
Question S5F-03412: Ruth Davidson, Edinburgh Central, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Date Lodged: 06/06/2019 Show Full Question >>
Question S5F-03385: Ruth Davidson, Edinburgh Central, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Date Lodged: 30/05/2019 Show Full Question >>
Question S5F-03365: Ruth Davidson, Edinburgh Central, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Date Lodged: 23/05/2019 Show Full Question >>
Question S5F-03345: Ruth Davidson, Edinburgh Central, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Date Lodged: 16/05/2019 Show Full Question >>
Question S5F-03319: Ruth Davidson, Edinburgh Central, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Date Lodged: 09/05/2019 Show Full Question >>
Question S5F-03302: Ruth Davidson, Edinburgh Central, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Date Lodged: 02/05/2019 Show Full Question >>
Question S5F-02653: Ruth Davidson, Edinburgh Central, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Date Lodged: 28/09/2018 Show Full Question >>
Question S5F-02629: Ruth Davidson, Edinburgh Central, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Date Lodged: 20/09/2018 Show Full Question >>

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