Liam McArthur MSP

Welcome to Liam McArthur MSP's biography pages

Liam McArthur MSP

Here you can find out about your MSPs' political activities and how to get in touch with them.

  • Member for: Orkney Islands
  • Region: Highlands and Islands
  • Party: Scottish Liberal Democrats

Liam is a member of the following Committees:

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

Parliamentary Activities

Appointed Member of the Scottish Parliamentary Corporate Body

Member of the Presiding Officer's Advisory Group

Search for other speeches made by this member

Meeting of the Parliament 16 May 2019 [Draft] : 16 May 2019


Liam McArthur (Orkney Islands) (LD)

The minister might be aware that, earlier this month, the reporter overturned a decision by locally elected members of Orkney Islands Council to refuse applications by Hoolan Energy for two ...



Meeting of the Parliament 15 May 2019 [Draft] : 15 May 2019


Liam McArthur (Orkney Islands) (LD)

Four years ago, like Liz Smith, I was a member of this Parliament’s Education and Culture Committee. Since then, the committee has gained in skills what, in remit...



Meeting of the Parliament 15 May 2019 [Draft] : 15 May 2019


Liam McArthur

Next month marks 12 months since RET was supposed to have been rolled out on ferry routes that serve Orkney and Shetland. Over that time, people who use those lif...



Meeting of the Parliament 15 May 2019 [Draft] : 15 May 2019


1. Liam McArthur (Orkney Islands) (LD)

To ask the Scottish Government when road equivalent tariff will be fully introduced on Orkney and Shetland ferry routes. (S5O-03230)



Justice Committee 14 May 2019 [Draft] : 14 May 2019


Liam McArthur (Orkney Islands) (LD)

As John Finnie said, the session was useful. We struggled to cover the ground, even in an extended session, and have followed up a number of questions, both with ...



Meeting of the Parliament 14 May 2019 [Draft] : 14 May 2019


Liam McArthur (Orkney Islands) (LD)

I thank the cabinet secretary for early sight of her statement. We support much of the narrative and I commit the Scottish Liberal Democrats to engaging construct...



Meeting of the Parliament 14 May 2019 [Draft] : 14 May 2019


Liam McArthur (Orkney Islands) (LD)

Given the prison officers’ concerns around overcrowding, and notwithstanding what the minister has just said, the prison population now stands at more than 8,000....



Justice Sub-Committee on Policing 09 May 2019 [Draft] : 09 May 2019


Liam McArthur

It is certainly a matter for legislators. However, DCC Kerr said earlier this afternoon that seeing the legal framework advance to reflect the digital age as oppo...



Justice Sub-Committee on Policing 09 May 2019 [Draft] : 09 May 2019


Liam McArthur

I think that that is entirely right and proper. I have to note that it was only after the intervention of the sub-committee that that engagement began to take pla...



Justice Sub-Committee on Policing 09 May 2019 [Draft] : 09 May 2019


Liam McArthur

I reassure Professor Deacon that members of my staff and I are closely monitoring the SPA’s activities, and I am sure that the same is true of colleagues.<...

Vote DetailMSP VoteResult
S5M-17304.1: Impact of Brexit on Scotland's Food and Drink (Donald Cameron)
Meeting Date: 16/05/2019
Result - For: 29, Against: 82 Abstain: 0
>> Show more
AgainstDefeated
S5M-17304.2: Impact of Brexit on Scotland's Food and Drink (Rhoda Grant)
Meeting Date: 16/05/2019
Result - For: 14, Against: 97 Abstain: 0
>> Show more
AgainstDefeated
S5M-17304.3: Impact of Brexit on Scotland's Food and Drink (Mark Ruskell)
Meeting Date: 16/05/2019
Result - For: 20, Against: 35 Abstain: 56
>> Show more
AgainstDefeated
S5M-17304: Impact of Brexit on Scotland's Food and Drink (Fergus Ewing)
Meeting Date: 16/05/2019
Result - For: 76, Against: 29 Abstain: 6
>> Show more
ForCarried
S5M-17281.4: Treatment Time Guarantee (Jeane Freeman)
Meeting Date: 15/05/2019
Result - For: 57, Against: 59 Abstain: 0
>> Show more
AgainstDefeated
S5M-17281.1: Treatment Time Guarantee (Miles Briggs)
Meeting Date: 15/05/2019
Result - For: 53, Against: 57 Abstain: 6
>> Show more
ForDefeated
S5M-17281.2: Treatment Time Guarantee (Monica Lennon)
Meeting Date: 15/05/2019
Result - For: 53, Against: 57 Abstain: 6
>> Show more
ForDefeated
S5M-17281: Treatment Time Guarantee (Alex Cole-Hamilton)
Meeting Date: 15/05/2019
Result - For: 53, Against: 63 Abstain: 0
>> Show more
ForDefeated
S5M-17280.2: Education (John Swinney)
Meeting Date: 15/05/2019
Result - For: 63, Against: 52 Abstain: 0
>> Show more
AgainstCarried
S5M-17265.2: Adopting the Place Principle (Alex Rowley)
Meeting Date: 14/05/2019
Result - For: 74, Against: 30 Abstain: 0
>> Show more
ForCarried

Search for other Motions lodged by Liam McArthur
EventIdTypeSub TypeMSP NameParty NameConstituencyRegionTitleItemTextFormattedAnswer DateAnswerStatusIdExpectedAnswerDateAnsweredByMspApprovedDateSubmissionDateMeetingDateProductionStatusIdRecordStatusIdStatus DateOnBehalfOfConsideredForMembersBusinessCrossPartySupportRegisteredInterestSupportCountSupportDateIsEventLinkCurrentMinister
Motion S5M-17305: Liam McArthur, Orkney Islands, Scottish Liberal Democrats, Date Lodged: 14/05/2019 R Show Full Motion >>
Motion S5M-17216: Liam McArthur, Orkney Islands, Scottish Liberal Democrats, Date Lodged: 07/05/2019 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S5M-17215: Liam McArthur, Orkney Islands, Scottish Liberal Democrats, Date Lodged: 07/05/2019 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S5M-17213: Liam McArthur, Orkney Islands, Scottish Liberal Democrats, Date Lodged: 07/05/2019 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S5M-17217: Liam McArthur, Orkney Islands, Scottish Liberal Democrats, Date Lodged: 07/05/2019 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S5M-17190.2: Liam McArthur, Orkney Islands, Scottish Liberal Democrats, Date Lodged: 07/05/2019 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S5M-17159: Liam McArthur, Orkney Islands, Scottish Liberal Democrats, Date Lodged: 02/05/2019 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S5M-17132: Liam McArthur, Orkney Islands, Scottish Liberal Democrats, Date Lodged: 01/05/2019 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S5M-17133: Liam McArthur, Orkney Islands, Scottish Liberal Democrats, Date Lodged: 01/05/2019 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S5M-17095: Liam McArthur, Orkney Islands, Scottish Liberal Democrats, Date Lodged: 29/04/2019 Show Full Motion >>
Search for other Questions asked by Liam McArthur
EventIdTypeSub TypeMSP NameParty NameConstituencyRegionTitleItemTextFormattedAnswer DateAnswerStatusIdExpectedAnswerDateAnsweredByMspApprovedDateSubmissionDateMeetingDateProductionStatusIdRecordStatusIdStatus DateOnBehalfOfConsideredForMembersBusinessCrossPartySupportRegisteredInterestSupportCountSupportDateIsEventLinkCurrentMinister
Question S5O-03230: Liam McArthur, Orkney Islands, Scottish Liberal Democrats, Date Lodged: 07/05/2019 Show Full Question >>
Question S5T-01644: Liam McArthur, Orkney Islands, Scottish Liberal Democrats, Date Lodged: 07/05/2019 Show Full Question >>
Question S5T-01619: Liam McArthur, Orkney Islands, Scottish Liberal Democrats, Date Lodged: 29/04/2019 Show Full Question >>
Question S5W-22749: Liam McArthur, Orkney Islands, Scottish Liberal Democrats, Date Lodged: 23/04/2019 Show Full Question >>
Question S5W-22719: Liam McArthur, Orkney Islands, Scottish Liberal Democrats, Date Lodged: 17/04/2019 Show Full Question >>
Question S5W-22718: Liam McArthur, Orkney Islands, Scottish Liberal Democrats, Date Lodged: 17/04/2019 Show Full Question >>
Question S5W-22717: Liam McArthur, Orkney Islands, Scottish Liberal Democrats, Date Lodged: 17/04/2019 Show Full Question >>
Question S5W-22716: Liam McArthur, Orkney Islands, Scottish Liberal Democrats, Date Lodged: 17/04/2019 Show Full Question >>
Question S5W-22715: Liam McArthur, Orkney Islands, Scottish Liberal Democrats, Date Lodged: 17/04/2019 Show Full Question >>
Question S5W-22667: Liam McArthur, Orkney Islands, Scottish Liberal Democrats, Date Lodged: 16/04/2019 Show Full Question >>

Lobbying

From 12 March 2018 face-to-face lobbying conversations with MSPs must be registered on the Lobbying Register. Find out more at www.lobbying.scot.

Further information

Email our Public Information Service for more information.

This website is using cookies.
We use cookies to ensure that we give you the best experience on our website. If you continue without changing your settings, we’ll assume that you are happy to receive all cookies on this website.