Jeremy Balfour MSP

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  • Member for: Lothian
  • Party: Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party

Jeremy is a member of the following Committees:

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

Parliamentary Activities

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Meeting of the Parliament (Hybrid) 09 July 2020 [Draft] : 09 July 2020


Jeremy Balfour (Lothian) (Con)

The First Minister will be aware that all deaf people, including those who use sign language, need to be able to see people’s faces. Will she ensure that all transport providers and shop own...



Local Government and Communities Committee 26 June 2020 : 26 June 2020


Jeremy Balfour

Yes—we can start with you, followed by Hector Macleod then Lesley Kelly, and that will be me done.



Local Government and Communities Committee 26 June 2020 : 26 June 2020


Jeremy Balfour

We do not know what is going to happen over the next few months, into the beginning of winter. If we have another outbreak and we go back to a situation that is s...



Local Government and Communities Committee 26 June 2020 : 26 June 2020


Jeremy Balfour

Based on your local experience, what groups are you most concerned about for the next few months and into next year? Is it small local food banks and charities wi...



Local Government and Communities Committee 26 June 2020 : 26 June 2020


Jeremy Balfour

My final question is for both of you. Within the constraints of where we are financially and socially, what is the one ask that you would have of the Scottish Gov...



Local Government and Communities Committee 26 June 2020 : 26 June 2020


Jeremy Balfour

Josiah, do you have a comment on that?



Local Government and Communities Committee 26 June 2020 : 26 June 2020


Jeremy Balfour

Thank you—that is helpful. Anna, my next q...



Local Government and Communities Committee 26 June 2020 : 26 June 2020


Jeremy Balfour (Lothian) (Con)

My colleagues have dealt with a lot of the issues already. Looking forward, it is clear that we are moving into a difficult time for the economy. From your experience, who do you think will ...



Meeting of the Parliament (Hybrid) 24 June 2020 : 24 June 2020


Jeremy Balfour (Lothian) (Con)

I thank all members for their contributions to the debate, which has been helpful. As has been said, the bill is quite technical, but it contains welcome policy changes, too.



Justice Committee 23 June 2020 [Draft] : 23 June 2020


Jeremy Balfour

That power is already used in certain sheriffdoms. The minister said that the power was there but then came around and said that we should not use it. There is a slight contradiction in that...

Vote DetailMSP VoteResult
S5M-22119.3: Advisory Group on Economic Recovery Recommendations (Andy Wightman)
Meeting Date: 23/06/2020
Result - For: 52, Against: 12 Abstain: 0
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Not VotedCarried
S5M-22119: Advisory Group on Economic Recovery Recommendations (Fiona Hyslop)
Meeting Date: 23/06/2020
Result - For: 52, Against: 12 Abstain: 0
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Not VotedCarried
S5M-22115: Civil Partnership (Scotland) Bill (Shirley-Anne Somerville)
Meeting Date: 23/06/2020
Result - For: 64, Against: 0 Abstain: 0
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Not VotedCarried
SP Bill 56: Animals and Wildlife (Penalties, Protections and Powers) (Scotland) Bill (Stage 3) - Amendment 33
Meeting Date: 17/06/2020
Result - For: 22, Against: 56 Abstain: 1
Not VotedDefeated
SP Bill 56: Animals and Wildlife (Penalties, Protections and Powers) (Scotland) Bill (Stage 3) - Amendment 35
Meeting Date: 17/06/2020
Result - For: 42, Against: 38 Abstain: 0
Not VotedCarried
SP Bill 56: Animals and Wildlife (Penalties, Protections and Powers) (Scotland) Bill (Stage 3) - Amendment 36
Meeting Date: 17/06/2020
Result - For: 21, Against: 59 Abstain: 0
Not VotedDefeated
SP Bill 56: Animals and Wildlife (Penalties, Protections and Powers) (Scotland) Bill (Stage 3) - Amendment 37
Meeting Date: 17/06/2020
Result - For: 21, Against: 59 Abstain: 0
Not VotedDefeated
SP Bill 56: Animals and Wildlife (Penalties, Protections and Powers) (Scotland) Bill (Stage 3) - Amendment 38
Meeting Date: 17/06/2020
Result - For: 21, Against: 59 Abstain: 0
Not VotedDefeated
SP Bill 56: Animals and Wildlife (Penalties, Protections and Powers) (Scotland) Bill (Stage 3) - Amendment 39
Meeting Date: 17/06/2020
Result - For: 61, Against: 19 Abstain: 0
Not VotedCarried
SP Bill 56: Animals and Wildlife (Penalties, Protections and Powers) (Scotland) Bill (Stage 3) - Amendment 53
Meeting Date: 17/06/2020
Result - For: 21, Against: 58 Abstain: 0
Not VotedDefeated

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Motion S5M-22333: Jeremy Balfour, Lothian, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Date Lodged: 29/07/2020 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S5M-22312: Jeremy Balfour, Lothian, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Date Lodged: 24/07/2020 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S5M-22090: Jeremy Balfour, Lothian, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Date Lodged: 18/06/2020 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S5M-21874: Jeremy Balfour, Lothian, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Date Lodged: 29/05/2020 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S5M-21862: Jeremy Balfour, Lothian, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Date Lodged: 27/05/2020 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S5M-21806: Jeremy Balfour, Lothian, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Date Lodged: 20/05/2020 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S5M-21769: Jeremy Balfour, Lothian, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Date Lodged: 15/05/2020 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S5M-21703: Jeremy Balfour, Lothian, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Date Lodged: 11/05/2020 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S5M-21705: Jeremy Balfour, Lothian, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Date Lodged: 11/05/2020 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S5M-21706: Jeremy Balfour, Lothian, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Date Lodged: 11/05/2020 Show Full Motion >>
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Question S5O-04475: Jeremy Balfour, Lothian, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Date Lodged: 05/08/2020 Show Full Question >>
Question S5W-30981: Jeremy Balfour, Lothian, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Date Lodged: 29/07/2020 Show Full Question >>
Question S5W-30982: Jeremy Balfour, Lothian, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Date Lodged: 29/07/2020 Show Full Question >>
Question S5W-30248: Jeremy Balfour, Lothian, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Date Lodged: 25/06/2020 Show Full Question >>
Question S5W-30200: Jeremy Balfour, Lothian, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Date Lodged: 23/06/2020 Show Full Question >>
Question S5W-30184: Jeremy Balfour, Lothian, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Date Lodged: 23/06/2020 Show Full Question >>
Question S5W-30183: Jeremy Balfour, Lothian, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Date Lodged: 23/06/2020 Show Full Question >>
Question S5O-04415: Jeremy Balfour, Lothian, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Date Lodged: 10/06/2020 Show Full Question >>
Question S5W-29647: Jeremy Balfour, Lothian, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Date Lodged: 03/06/2020 Show Full Question >>
Question S5W-29594: Jeremy Balfour, Lothian, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Date Lodged: 03/06/2020 Show Full Question >>

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