Richard Lochhead MSP

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  • Member for: Moray
  • Region: Highlands and Islands
  • Party: Scottish National Party

Richard is a member of the following Committees:

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

Parliamentary Activities

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Meeting of the Parliament 03 October 2018 [Draft] : 03 October 2018


Richard Lochhead

I commit to doing what is right for our students, our colleges and the Scottish economy. The Scottish Government attaches great value to short courses that lead t...



Meeting of the Parliament 03 October 2018 [Draft] : 03 October 2018


The Minister for Further Education, Higher Education and Science (Richard Lochhead)

In the academic year 2016-17, there were 13,879 part-time enrolments at Dundee and Angus College. In 2009-10, there were 29,952 part-time enrolments. That is due to the deprioritisation by t...



Meeting of the Parliament 03 October 2018 [Draft] : 03 October 2018


Richard Lochhead

Peter Chapman has highlighted an important subject. He knows the challenge of attracting teachers into science, technology, engineering and mathematics and on to ...



Meeting of the Parliament 03 October 2018 [Draft] : 03 October 2018


The Minister for Further Education, Higher Education and Science (Richard Lochhead)

The University of Aberdeen offers a postgraduate diploma in education for local authority staff, which was developed using Scottish Government funding. The programme is offered in a range of...



Meeting of the Parliament 27 September 2018 [Draft] : 27 September 2018


Richard Lochhead

That is another issue that I am keen to pursue. Many tracking assessments are made of the destinations of students from colleges and universities. I am more than ...



Meeting of the Parliament 27 September 2018 [Draft] : 27 September 2018


Richard Lochhead

I thank the member for his question and his kind words. He is quite right that the skills academy partnership between West College Scotland and A C Whyte is a per...



Meeting of the Parliament 27 September 2018 [Draft] : 27 September 2018


The Minister for Further Education, Higher Education and Science (Richard Lochhead)

Partnership working with industry must, of course, be at the heart of what our colleges do. Our colleges play a key role in delivering educational opportunities that support individuals into...



Culture, Tourism, Europe and External Relations Committee 28 June 2018 : 28 June 2018


Richard Lochhead

My next question relates to the bigger picture. Your members are in the television and media industry, which is rapidly changing. That is one motivation for the m...



Culture, Tourism, Europe and External Relations Committee 28 June 2018 : 28 June 2018


Richard Lochhead

There are clearly different perspectives on the modernisation agenda. In representing my constituents in the north of Scotland, I raised with the chief executive ...



Culture, Tourism, Europe and External Relations Committee 28 June 2018 : 28 June 2018


Richard Lochhead (Moray) (SNP)

I am sure that there have been further talks in the two or three weeks since we heard from Simon Pitts. Can you update the committee on their outcome?

Vote DetailMSP VoteResult
S5M-14059.2: Scotland’s Role in the Development of Future UK Trade Arrangements (Adam Tomkins)
Meeting Date: 25/09/2018
Result - For: 29, Against: 84 Abstain: 0
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AgainstDefeated
S5M-14059: Scotland’s Role in the Development of Future UK Trade Arrangements (Ivan McKee)
Meeting Date: 25/09/2018
Result - For: 84, Against: 0 Abstain: 29
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ForCarried
S5M-13995.1: Violence Reduction in Scotland, Progress and Future Priorities (Liam Kerr)
Meeting Date: 20/09/2018
Result - For: 27, Against: 86 Abstain: 0
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Not VotedDefeated
S5M-13995: Violence Reduction in Scotland, Progress and Future Priorities (Humza Yousaf)
Meeting Date: 20/09/2018
Result - For: 86, Against: 0 Abstain: 26
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Not VotedCarried
S5M-13945.1: Primary 1 Tests (John Swinney)
Meeting Date: 19/09/2018
Result - For: 61, Against: 63 Abstain: 0
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ForDefeated
S5M-13945: Primary 1 Tests (Liz Smith)
Meeting Date: 19/09/2018
Result - For: 63, Against: 61 Abstain: 0
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AgainstCarried
S5M-13876.1: Celebrating Scotland’s Food and Drink Success Story (Donald Cameron)
Meeting Date: 13/09/2018
Result - For: 62, Against: 58 Abstain: 0
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AgainstCarried
S5M-13876.2: Celebrating Scotland’s Food and Drink Success Story (Mike Rumbles)
Meeting Date: 13/09/2018
Result - For: 117, Against: 0 Abstain: 2
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ForCarried
S5M-13876: Celebrating Scotland’s Food and Drink Success Story (Fergus Ewing)
Meeting Date: 13/09/2018
Result - For: 62, Against: 0 Abstain: 58
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AbstainCarried
S5M-13813.2: The Social Enterprise World Forum 2018 (Monica Lennon)
Meeting Date: 11/09/2018
Result - For: 88, Against: 29 Abstain: 0
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ForCarried

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Motion S5M-13695: Richard Lochhead, Moray, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 30/08/2018 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S5M-13686: Richard Lochhead, Moray, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 30/08/2018 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S5M-13687: Richard Lochhead, Moray, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 30/08/2018 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S5M-13654: Richard Lochhead, Moray, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 28/08/2018 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S5M-13612: Richard Lochhead, Moray, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 23/08/2018 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S5M-13592: Richard Lochhead, Moray, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 21/08/2018 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S5M-13603: Richard Lochhead, Moray, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 22/08/2018 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S5M-13366: Richard Lochhead, Moray, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 31/07/2018 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S5M-13362: Richard Lochhead, Moray, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 31/07/2018 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S5M-13297: Richard Lochhead, Moray, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 24/07/2018 Show Full Motion >>
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Question S5W-18462: Richard Lochhead, Moray, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 28/08/2018 Show Full Question >>
Question S5W-18126: Richard Lochhead, Moray, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 08/08/2018 Show Full Question >>
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Question S5W-18124: Richard Lochhead, Moray, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 08/08/2018 Show Full Question >>
Question S5W-18039: Richard Lochhead, Moray, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 06/08/2018 Show Full Question >>
Question S5W-17960: Richard Lochhead, Moray, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 31/07/2018 Show Full Question >>
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Question S5W-17959: Richard Lochhead, Moray, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 31/07/2018 Show Full Question >>
Question S5W-17958: Richard Lochhead, Moray, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 31/07/2018 Show Full Question >>

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