Election 2021

The Scottish Parliament is in recess ahead of the election on 6 May.

Because of Covid-19, there are some changes to how the Parliament prepares for the election.

Find out more in our Election 2021 pages

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Members of the Scottish Parliament (MSPs)

Members' expenses

MSPs can claim money back for "expenses" (costs).  These must be costs from carrying out their duties in Parliament or helping their constituents.


Employing MSP family members

The SPCB publishes details of MSPs who employ another MSP’s close family member.

MSP (alphabetical order) Staff member Related MSP   Staff relationship  Job role  Effective date    
Aileen Campbell  Jack McKelvie  Christina McKelvie Son Parliamentary Assistant 3 Feb 2020
Conservative Parliamentary Short Monies Employment Pool – all members except Jackson Carlaw MSP
Lawrie Carlaw Jackson Carlaw
Son Communications Manager 1 Sep 2020
Labour Parliamentary Group Pool – all members of the pool except Iain Gray MSP Caitlin Stott
Iain Gray 
17 Mar 2014
Shona Robison  Nadia El-Nakla
Humza Yousaf
Cohabiting partner
21 Feb 2018
Shona Robison 
Chris White
Sandra White
Son Researcher (part-time)
25 Mar 2019
Maureen Watt 
Chris White
Sandra White
Researcher (part-time)
27 Mar 2019

Updated: 7 October 2020