Mark Ruskell MSP

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Standards, Procedures and Public Appointments Committee 05 December 2019 [Draft] : 05 December 2019


Mark Ruskell

The instance that I talked about was an isolated example, thankfully, but it was a real one.



Standards, Procedures and Public Appointments Committee 05 December 2019 [Draft] : 05 December 2019


Mark Ruskell

It is about responsibility. Under the current structure of payments, taking on that responsibility is handsomely rewarded.



Standards, Procedures and Public Appointments Committee 05 December 2019 [Draft] : 05 December 2019


Mark Ruskell

Do you think that, if returning officers get it wrong, there should be some form of financial sanction? For example, in the local government elections in 2012, a ...



Standards, Procedures and Public Appointments Committee 05 December 2019 [Draft] : 05 December 2019


Mark Ruskell

Will any changes be in place in time for the 2021 Holyrood elections?



Standards, Procedures and Public Appointments Committee 05 December 2019 [Draft] : 05 December 2019


Mark Ruskell

Are you thinking about reviewing the payment regime for returning officers?



Standards, Procedures and Public Appointments Committee 05 December 2019 [Draft] : 05 December 2019


Mark Ruskell

What discussions have you had with the Electoral Commission about extending its powers to include a power to require information and a power to share information?



Standards, Procedures and Public Appointments Committee 05 December 2019 [Draft] : 05 December 2019


Mark Ruskell

I would like to ask about the maximum fines that the Electoral Commission can impose. At the moment, the maximum is £20,000. The cabinet secretary gave a commitme...



Standards, Procedures and Public Appointments Committee 05 December 2019 [Draft] : 05 December 2019


Mark Ruskell

My final question follows on from that. How is the multimember proportional system working, and is there scope for reviewing it? You may have heard different view...



Standards, Procedures and Public Appointments Committee 05 December 2019 [Draft] : 05 December 2019


Mark Ruskell

It is a proportional voting system, so the answer is on the tin, is it not? If you are going to look at changing the system, why would you not look at proportiona...



Standards, Procedures and Public Appointments Committee 05 December 2019 [Draft] : 05 December 2019


Mark Ruskell

Why was that issue not looked at?

Vote DetailMSP VoteResult
S5M-20110.1: Achieving a Fairer Scotland (Jeremy Balfour)
Meeting Date: 04/12/2019
Result - For: 18, Against: 74 Abstain: 0
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S5M-20110.3: Achieving a Fairer Scotland (Pauline McNeill)
Meeting Date: 04/12/2019
Result - For: 70, Against: 21 Abstain: 0
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ForCarried
S5M-20110.2: Achieving a Fairer Scotland (Alison Johnstone)
Meeting Date: 04/12/2019
Result - For: 23, Against: 69 Abstain: 0
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S5M-20110: Achieving a Fairer Scotland (Aileen Campbell)
Meeting Date: 04/12/2019
Result - For: 70, Against: 22 Abstain: 0
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S5M-20049: Scottish Elections (Franchise and Representation) Bill (Michael Russell)
Meeting Date: 28/11/2019
Result - For: 63, Against: 18 Abstain: 0
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S5M-19967.2: TV Licences for over 75s (Rachael Hamilton)
Meeting Date: 21/11/2019
Result - For: 18, Against: 54 Abstain: 0
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S5M-19967.1: TV Licences for over 75s (Claire Baker)
Meeting Date: 21/11/2019
Result - For: 54, Against: 18 Abstain: 0
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ForCarried
S5M-19967: TV Licences for over 75s (Fiona Hyslop)
Meeting Date: 21/11/2019
Result - For: 54, Against: 18 Abstain: 0
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S5M-19939.3: Universal Credit (Shirley-Anne Somerville)
Meeting Date: 20/11/2019
Result - For: 65, Against: 46 Abstain: 0
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ForCarried
S5M-19939.2: Universal Credit (Michelle Ballantyne)
Meeting Date: 20/11/2019
Result - For: 24, Against: 87 Abstain: 0
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Motion S5M-19131: Mark Ruskell, Mid Scotland and Fife, Scottish Green Party, Date Lodged: 26/09/2019 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S5M-18655: Mark Ruskell, Mid Scotland and Fife, Scottish Green Party, Date Lodged: 30/08/2019 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S5M-18535: Mark Ruskell, Mid Scotland and Fife, Scottish Green Party, Date Lodged: 16/08/2019 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S5M-18001: Mark Ruskell, Mid Scotland and Fife, Scottish Green Party, Date Lodged: 27/06/2019 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S5M-17802: Mark Ruskell, Mid Scotland and Fife, Scottish Green Party, Date Lodged: 17/06/2019 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S5M-17660: Mark Ruskell, Mid Scotland and Fife, Scottish Green Party, Date Lodged: 11/06/2019 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S5M-17353: Mark Ruskell, Mid Scotland and Fife, Scottish Green Party, Date Lodged: 20/05/2019 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S5M-17304.3: Mark Ruskell, Mid Scotland and Fife, Scottish Green Party, Date Lodged: 15/05/2019 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S5M-17206: Mark Ruskell, Mid Scotland and Fife, Scottish Green Party, Date Lodged: 07/05/2019 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S5M-17092: Mark Ruskell, Mid Scotland and Fife, Scottish Green Party, Date Lodged: 29/04/2019 Show Full Motion >>
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Question S5W-26658: Mark Ruskell, Mid Scotland and Fife, Scottish Green Party, Date Lodged: 06/12/2019 Show Full Question >>
Question S5W-26654: Mark Ruskell, Mid Scotland and Fife, Scottish Green Party, Date Lodged: 06/12/2019 Show Full Question >>
Question S5W-26652: Mark Ruskell, Mid Scotland and Fife, Scottish Green Party, Date Lodged: 06/12/2019 Show Full Question >>
Question S5W-26653: Mark Ruskell, Mid Scotland and Fife, Scottish Green Party, Date Lodged: 06/12/2019 Show Full Question >>
Question S5W-26649: Mark Ruskell, Mid Scotland and Fife, Scottish Green Party, Date Lodged: 06/12/2019 Show Full Question >>
Question S5W-26650: Mark Ruskell, Mid Scotland and Fife, Scottish Green Party, Date Lodged: 06/12/2019 Show Full Question >>
Question S5W-26651: Mark Ruskell, Mid Scotland and Fife, Scottish Green Party, Date Lodged: 06/12/2019 Show Full Question >>
Question S5T-01904: Mark Ruskell, Mid Scotland and Fife, Scottish Green Party, Date Lodged: 02/12/2019 Show Full Question >>
Question S5W-26527: Mark Ruskell, Mid Scotland and Fife, Scottish Green Party, Date Lodged: 25/11/2019 Show Full Question >>
Question S5W-26519: Mark Ruskell, Mid Scotland and Fife, Scottish Green Party, Date Lodged: 25/11/2019 Show Full Question >>

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