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:

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Parliamentary Activities

Appointed Member of the Scottish Parliamentary Corporate Body 

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Meeting of the Parliament 24 March 2020 [Draft] : 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 [Draft] : 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 [Draft] : 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...



Meeting of the Parliament 19 March 2020 [Draft] : 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 17 March 2020 [Draft] : 17 March 2020


Ruth Davidson (Edinburgh Central) (Con)

According to the most recent data, 59,640 people in Scotland receive home care services such as help with getting in and out of bed, washing, dressing, feeding an...



Meeting of the Parliament 05 March 2020 [Draft] : 05 March 2020


Ruth Davidson

It is important not only that such advice and guidance exists, but that members know about it. It is also important to say that the HR office is available to provide support and guidance to ...



Meeting of the Parliament 05 March 2020 [Draft] : 05 March 2020


Ruth Davidson (Scottish Parliamentary Corporate Body)

The Scottish Parliamentary Corporate Body does not undertake equality monitoring on behalf of members. As each member is an employer in their own right, the respo...



Meeting of the Parliament 05 March 2020 [Draft] : 05 March 2020


Ruth Davidson

I reassure the member that the SPCB will continue to monitor the situation in accordance with our teams and engagement activity with other official bodies, includ...



Meeting of the Parliament 05 March 2020 [Draft] : 05 March 2020


Ruth Davidson

Officials have been monitoring the spread of coronavirus over recent weeks and recognise that if the number of cases increases, it may have significant impact on ...



Meeting of the Parliament 05 March 2020 [Draft] : 05 March 2020


Ruth Davidson

Those are exactly the sort of positive suggestions that the SPCB would consider in the future. Our events team is designed to he...

Vote DetailMSP VoteResult
S5M-21279: Female Genital Mutilation (Protection and Guidance) (Scotland) Bill (Christina McKelvie)
Meeting Date: 19/03/2020
Result - For: 84, Against: 0 Abstain: 0
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ForCarried
S5M-21177.3: Expansion of Funded Childcare (Maree Todd)
Meeting Date: 11/03/2020
Result - For: 58, Against: 61 Abstain: 0
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AgainstDefeated
S5M-21177.1: Expansion of Funded Childcare (Mary Fee)
Meeting Date: 11/03/2020
Result - For: 61, Against: 58 Abstain: 0
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ForCarried
S5M-21177: Expansion of Funded Childcare (Jamie Greene)
Meeting Date: 11/03/2020
Result - For: 61, Against: 58 Abstain: 0
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ForCarried
S5M-21170: Local Government Finance (Scotland) Order 2020 [draft] (Ben Macpherson)
Meeting Date: 10/03/2020
Result - For: 88, Against: 23 Abstain: 0
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ForCarried
S5M-21174: Scottish Biometrics Commissioner Bill (Humza Yousaf)
Meeting Date: 10/03/2020
Result - For: 110, Against: 0 Abstain: 0
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ForCarried
S5M-21113: Budget (Scotland) (No.4) Bill (Kate Forbes)
Meeting Date: 05/03/2020
Result - For: 63, Against: 55 Abstain: 0
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AgainstCarried
S5M-21090: Scottish Rate Resolution (Ben Macpherson)
Meeting Date: 04/03/2020
Result - For: 58, Against: 50 Abstain: 5
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AgainstCarried
S5M-21013.1: Budget (Scotland) (No.4) Bill (Donald Cameron)
Meeting Date: 27/02/2020
Result - For: 29, Against: 90 Abstain: 0
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ForDefeated
S5M-21013: Budget (Scotland) (No.4) Bill (Kate Forbes)
Meeting Date: 27/02/2020
Result - For: 65, Against: 54 Abstain: 0
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AgainstCarried

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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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