Ben Macpherson MSP

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Ben Macpherson MSP

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  • Member for: Edinburgh Northern and Leith
  • Region: Lothian
  • Party: Scottish National Party

Ben is a member of the following Committees:

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

Parliamentary Activities

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Meeting of the Parliament 30 January 2019 [Draft] : 30 January 2019


Ben Macpherson

I welcome the investment that has been made and I congratulate all who are involved. I would be happy to receive an invitation as part of our planning for next ye...



Meeting of the Parliament 30 January 2019 [Draft] : 30 January 2019


Ben Macpherson

The Scottish Government is committed to investment in tourism in the south of Scotland. For example, there has been a £0.5 million VisitScotland marketing campaign, £0.5 million south of Sco...



Meeting of the Parliament 30 January 2019 [Draft] : 30 January 2019


Ben Macpherson

I understand that representatives of Ellisland have met Historic Environment Scotland officials to discuss the trust’s plans for developing Ellisland. If they hav...



Meeting of the Parliament 30 January 2019 [Draft] : 30 January 2019


The Minister for Europe, Migration and International Development (Ben Macpherson)

The Scottish Government wants to maximise the social, cultural and economic benefits of Robert Burns’s rich legacy for the whole of Scotland. Through EventScotland, we provided £30,000 to th...



Meeting of the Parliament 30 January 2019 [Draft] : 30 January 2019


Ben Macpherson

Just under a year ago, the Cabinet Secretary for Culture, Tourism and External Affairs, Fiona Hyslop, presented to the Scottish Parliament our substantial paper o...



Meeting of the Parliament 30 January 2019 [Draft] : 30 January 2019


Ben Macpherson

Brexit could indeed have significant impacts on health and social care in Scotland, with potentially serious consequences for the recruitment and retention of hea...



Meeting of the Parliament 30 January 2019 [Draft] : 30 January 2019


The Minister for Europe, Migration and International Development (Ben Macpherson)

Migration is vital to Scotland’s population growth. Each year for the next 25 years, all of Scotland’s population growth is projected to come from migration.



Meeting of the Parliament 30 January 2019 [Draft] : 30 January 2019


Ben Macpherson

Our programme for government for this year has committed to introduce a franchise bill, and we opposed the settled status fee charge. Working with Citizens Advice...



Meeting of the Parliament 30 January 2019 [Draft] : 30 January 2019


The Minister for Europe, Migration and International Development (Ben Macpherson)

EU citizens will retain their right to vote and stand in Scottish Parliament and local government elections after Brexit. We previously set out our intent to protect EU citizens’ voting and ...



Meeting of the Parliament 30 January 2019 [Draft] : 30 January 2019


Ben Macpherson

There are two respects in which we can all work together proactively to continue to support R and D in the life sciences sector and elsewhere given the challenges...

Vote DetailMSP VoteResult
S5M-15907: Budget (Scotland) (No.3) Bill (Derek Mackay)
Meeting Date: 21/02/2019
Result - For: 66, Against: 58 Abstain: 0
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ForCarried
S5M-15879: Scottish Rate Resolution (Derek Mackay)
Meeting Date: 19/02/2019
Result - For: 61, Against: 52 Abstain: 6
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ForCarried
S5M-15723: Establishment of a Committee (Graeme Dey)
Meeting Date: 06/02/2019
Result - For: 92, Against: 19 Abstain: 0
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ForCarried
S5M-15625.1: Budget (Scotland) (No.3) Bill (Murdo Fraser)
Meeting Date: 31/01/2019
Result - For: 30, Against: 96 Abstain: 0
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AgainstDefeated
S5M-15625: Budget (Scotland) (No.3) Bill (Derek Mackay)
Meeting Date: 31/01/2019
Result - For: 67, Against: 58 Abstain: 1
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ForCarried
S5M-15607.1: Presumption to Mainstream (Iain Gray)
Meeting Date: 30/01/2019
Result - For: 27, Against: 92 Abstain: 0
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AgainstDefeated
S5M-15615.2: Tackling Antisocial Behaviour (Ash Denham)
Meeting Date: 30/01/2019
Result - For: 69, Against: 50 Abstain: 0
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ForCarried
S5M-15609.2: A Connected Scotland, the Scottish Government’s Strategy for Tackling Social Isolation and Loneliness (Alex Rowley)
Meeting Date: 29/01/2019
Result - For: 23, Against: 84 Abstain: 0
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Not VotedDefeated
S5M-15507.2: Supporting Entrepreneurship (Rhoda Grant)
Meeting Date: 23/01/2019
Result - For: 82, Against: 27 Abstain: 0
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Not VotedCarried
S5M-15514: Approval of SSI (Graeme Dey)
Meeting Date: 23/01/2019
Result - For: 82, Against: 0 Abstain: 27
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Not VotedCarried

Search for other Motions lodged by Ben Macpherson
EventIdTypeSub TypeMSP NameParty NameConstituencyRegionTitleItemTextFormattedAnswer DateAnswerStatusIdExpectedAnswerDateAnsweredByMspApprovedDateSubmissionDateMeetingDateProductionStatusIdRecordStatusIdStatus DateOnBehalfOfConsideredForMembersBusinessCrossPartySupportRegisteredInterestSupportCountSupportDateIsEventLinkCurrentMinister
Motion S5M-15184: Ben Macpherson, Edinburgh Northern and Leith, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 17/12/2018 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S5M-14425: Ben Macpherson, Edinburgh Northern and Leith, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 23/10/2018 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S5M-13007: Ben Macpherson, Edinburgh Northern and Leith, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 27/06/2018 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S5M-12915: Ben Macpherson, Edinburgh Northern and Leith, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 20/06/2018 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S5M-12662: Ben Macpherson, Edinburgh Northern and Leith, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 07/06/2018 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S5M-11936: Ben Macpherson, Edinburgh Northern and Leith, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 27/04/2018 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S5M-11634: Ben Macpherson, Edinburgh Northern and Leith, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 16/04/2018 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S5M-11464: Ben Macpherson, Edinburgh Northern and Leith, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 04/04/2018 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S5M-11496: Ben Macpherson, Edinburgh Northern and Leith, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 05/04/2018 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S5M-11303: Ben Macpherson, Edinburgh Northern and Leith, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 27/03/2018 Show Full Motion >>
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EventIdTypeSub TypeMSP NameParty NameConstituencyRegionTitleItemTextFormattedAnswer DateAnswerStatusIdExpectedAnswerDateAnsweredByMspApprovedDateSubmissionDateMeetingDateProductionStatusIdRecordStatusIdStatus DateOnBehalfOfConsideredForMembersBusinessCrossPartySupportRegisteredInterestSupportCountSupportDateIsEventLinkCurrentMinister
Question S5W-17320: Ben Macpherson, Edinburgh Northern and Leith, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 18/06/2018 Show Full Question >>
Question S5W-17127: Ben Macpherson, Edinburgh Northern and Leith, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 07/06/2018 Show Full Question >>
Question S5W-16922: Ben Macpherson, Edinburgh Northern and Leith, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 29/05/2018 Show Full Question >>
Question S5W-16906: Ben Macpherson, Edinburgh Northern and Leith, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 27/05/2018 Show Full Question >>
Question S5W-16205: Ben Macpherson, Edinburgh Northern and Leith, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 26/04/2018 Show Full Question >>
Question S5O-02028: Ben Macpherson, Edinburgh Northern and Leith, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 25/04/2018 Show Full Question >>
Question S5F-02247: Ben Macpherson, Edinburgh Northern and Leith, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 16/04/2018 Show Full Question >>
Question S5O-01953: Ben Macpherson, Edinburgh Northern and Leith, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 21/03/2018 Show Full Question >>
Question S5W-15036: Ben Macpherson, Edinburgh Northern and Leith, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 02/03/2018 Show Full Question >>
Question S5W-14786: Ben Macpherson, Edinburgh Northern and Leith, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 21/02/2018 Show Full Question >>

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