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

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Meeting of the Parliament 04 October 2018 : 04 October 2018


Ruth Davidson

I think that the transparency and openness of Government is a serious issue, which is worth highlighting. As the teacher says in the letter, their issue is not

Meeting of the Parliament 04 October 2018 : 04 October 2018


Ruth Davidson

I am not sure that the First Minister fully gets this. It is her Government that is decreeing to local authorities. We are not t...



Meeting of the Parliament 04 October 2018 : 04 October 2018


Ruth Davidson

The First Minister talks about reducing workload but if that work is being undertaken, why do international studies show that our teachers are among the most overworked in the world?<...



Meeting of the Parliament 04 October 2018 : 04 October 2018


1. Ruth Davidson (Edinburgh Central) (Con)

Presiding Officer, “When you visit schools, people are most likely to tell you...



Meeting of the Parliament 02 October 2018 : 02 October 2018


Ruth Davidson (Edinburgh Central) (Con)

Presiding Officer, at August’s memorial service for Sir Alex Fergusson, which you attended along with your predecessors, the Deputy First Minister and many others...



Meeting of the Parliament 27 September 2018 : 27 September 2018


Ruth Davidson

It is not scaremongering to read out what the manufacturer, Seqirus, has written in the



Meeting of the Parliament 27 September 2018 : 27 September 2018


Ruth Davidson

The reason that it matters is that there has been a dramatic rise in flu deaths in this country, from 71 two years ago to more than 300 last year. The Minister fo...



Meeting of the Parliament 27 September 2018 : 27 September 2018


Ruth Davidson

The First Minister has just repeated the explanation of events that we heard from the Minister for Public Health, Sport and Wellbeing on Tuesday, when he claimed ...



Meeting of the Parliament 27 September 2018 : 27 September 2018


1. Ruth Davidson (Edinburgh Central) (Con)

Harold Laing is 72 and he lives in Perth. This week, he went to his general practitioner and was told that the enhanced flu vaccination that has been recommended for use this winter by the J...



Meeting of the Parliament 20 September 2018 : 20 September 2018


Ruth Davidson

The First Minister can bawl and shout the odds all she wants, but there are legitimate questions to be asked about education on her watch, and I will continue to ...

Vote DetailMSP VoteResult
S5M-15096.4: Sea Fisheries and End of Year Negotiations (Peter Chapman)
Meeting Date: 11/12/2018
Result - For: 26, Against: 83 Abstain: 1
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Not VotedDefeated
S5M-15096.1: Sea Fisheries and End of Year Negotiations (Rhoda Grant)
Meeting Date: 11/12/2018
Result - For: 84, Against: 26 Abstain: 0
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Not VotedCarried
S5M-15096.3: Sea Fisheries and End of Year Negotiations (Mark Ruskell)
Meeting Date: 11/12/2018
Result - For: 62, Against: 31 Abstain: 17
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Not VotedCarried
S5M-15096: Sea Fisheries and End of Year Negotiations (Fergus Ewing)
Meeting Date: 11/12/2018
Result - For: 67, Against: 26 Abstain: 17
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Not VotedCarried
S5M-15032: Protecting Our Interests: Scotland's Response to the UK Government and EU's Withdrawal Agreement and Political Declaration (Michael Russell)
Meeting Date: 05/12/2018
Result - For: 92, Against: 29 Abstain: 0
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Not VotedCarried
S5M-15017: Counter-Terrorism and Border Security Bill - UK Legislation (Humza Yousaf)
Meeting Date: 04/12/2018
Result - For: 100, Against: 7 Abstain: 0
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Not VotedCarried
S5M-14962.2: Ending Homelessness Together (Andy Wightman)
Meeting Date: 29/11/2018
Result - For: 20, Against: 85 Abstain: 0
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Not VotedDefeated
S5M-14914.2: New Approach Needed to Tackle Scotland’s Drugs Crisis (Joe FitzPatrick)
Meeting Date: 28/11/2018
Result - For: 85, Against: 32 Abstain: 0
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Not VotedCarried
S5M-14914: New Approach Needed to Tackle Scotland’s Drugs Crisis (Miles Briggs)
Meeting Date: 28/11/2018
Result - For: 89, Against: 28 Abstain: 0
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Not VotedCarried
SP Bill 24: Scottish Crown Estate Bill (Stage 2) - Amendment 1
Meeting Date: 21/11/2018
Result - For: 28, Against: 89 Abstain: 0
Not VotedDefeated

Search for other Motions lodged by Ruth Davidson
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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 >>
Motion S5M-00601.1: Ruth Davidson, Edinburgh Central, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Date Lodged: 27/06/2016 Show Full Motion >>
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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 >>
Question S5F-02601: Ruth Davidson, Edinburgh Central, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Date Lodged: 13/09/2018 Show Full Question >>
Question S5F-02597: Ruth Davidson, Edinburgh Central, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Date Lodged: 10/09/2018 Show Full Question >>
Question S5F-02538: Ruth Davidson, Edinburgh Central, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Date Lodged: 30/08/2018 Show Full Question >>
Question S5F-02507: Ruth Davidson, Edinburgh Central, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Date Lodged: 25/06/2018 Show Full Question >>
Question S5F-02477: Ruth Davidson, Edinburgh Central, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Date Lodged: 14/06/2018 Show Full Question >>
Question S5F-02449: Ruth Davidson, Edinburgh Central, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Date Lodged: 07/06/2018 Show Full Question >>
Question S5F-02417: Ruth Davidson, Edinburgh Central, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Date Lodged: 31/05/2018 Show Full Question >>
Question S5F-02394: Ruth Davidson, Edinburgh Central, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Date Lodged: 24/05/2018 Show Full Question >>

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