Michael Russell MSP

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Michael Russell MSP

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  • Member for: Argyll and Bute
  • Region: Highlands and Islands
  • Party: Scottish National Party

Michael is a member of the following Committees:

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

Parliamentary Activities

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Finance and Constitution Committee 04 December 2019 [Draft] : 04 December 2019


Michael Russell

I am sorry to disappoint Jackie Baillie—my support for her amendments was short lived.



Finance and Constitution Committee 04 December 2019 [Draft] : 04 December 2019


Michael Russell

Will the member give way on that point?



Finance and Constitution Committee 04 December 2019 [Draft] : 04 December 2019


Michael Russell

Will the member give way?



Finance and Constitution Committee 04 December 2019 [Draft] : 04 December 2019


Michael Russell

I thank Adam Tomkins for lodging amendment 74. The amendment has prompted a useful discussion, which is related to the wider discussion of how the constitution works in these islands, where ...



Finance and Constitution Committee 04 December 2019 [Draft] : 04 December 2019


Michael Russell

Convener, persistence pays off in the end. Not only do I thank Jackie Baillie for lodging amendment 110 but, having listened to her points—and notwithstanding the...



Finance and Constitution Committee 04 December 2019 [Draft] : 04 December 2019


Michael Russell

I am happy to include that in consideration for stage 3.



Finance and Constitution Committee 04 December 2019 [Draft] : 04 December 2019


Michael Russell

I do not disagree with Patrick Harvie. Therefore, a criticism of my amendment 72 might be that it should be drawn more widely in order that other bodies will also...



Finance and Constitution Committee 04 December 2019 [Draft] : 04 December 2019


Michael Russell

I think that Mr Tomkins and I are pretty close to agreement on the changes that need to be made in section 37; we are now fine tuning the detail of those changes. I have accepted—as I did wh...



Finance and Constitution Committee 04 December 2019 [Draft] : 04 December 2019


The Cabinet Secretary for Government Business and Constitutional Relations (Michael Russell)

I welcome Patrick Harvie’s amendments; I cannot support them, but they raise an exceptionally important point. In lodging his am...



Meeting of the Parliament 28 November 2019 [Draft] : 28 November 2019


Michael Russell

I make two contributions to that process. The first is that I think that residence is a necessary, but not a sufficient, condition for citizenship. There is a relationship between residence ...

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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Not VotedDefeated
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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Not VotedCarried
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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Not VotedDefeated
S5M-20110: Achieving a Fairer Scotland (Aileen Campbell)
Meeting Date: 04/12/2019
Result - For: 70, Against: 22 Abstain: 0
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Not VotedCarried
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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ForCarried
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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Not VotedDefeated
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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Not VotedCarried
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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Not VotedCarried
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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EventIdTypeSub TypeMSP NameParty NameConstituencyRegionTitleItemTextFormattedAnswer DateAnswerStatusIdExpectedAnswerDateAnsweredByMspApprovedDateSubmissionDateMeetingDateProductionStatusIdRecordStatusIdStatus DateOnBehalfOfConsideredForMembersBusinessCrossPartySupportRegisteredInterestSupportCountSupportDateIsEventLinkCurrentMinister
Motion S5M-20049: Michael Russell, Argyll and Bute, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 26/11/2019 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S5M-19743: Michael Russell, Argyll and Bute, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 05/11/2019 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S5M-18778: Michael Russell, Argyll and Bute, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 09/09/2019 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S5M-18695: Michael Russell, Argyll and Bute, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 03/09/2019 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S5M-15032: Michael Russell, Argyll and Bute, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 03/12/2018 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S5M-12223: Michael Russell, Argyll and Bute, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 14/05/2018 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S5M-11136: Michael Russell, Argyll and Bute, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 19/03/2018 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S5M-10817: Michael Russell, Argyll and Bute, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 05/03/2018 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S5M-10735: Michael Russell, Argyll and Bute, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 28/02/2018 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S5M-08352: Michael Russell, Argyll and Bute, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 23/10/2017 Show Full Motion >>
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EventIdTypeSub TypeMSP NameParty NameConstituencyRegionTitleItemTextFormattedAnswer DateAnswerStatusIdExpectedAnswerDateAnsweredByMspApprovedDateSubmissionDateMeetingDateProductionStatusIdRecordStatusIdStatus DateOnBehalfOfConsideredForMembersBusinessCrossPartySupportRegisteredInterestSupportCountSupportDateIsEventLinkCurrentMinister
Question S5W-02079: Michael Russell, Argyll and Bute, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 21/08/2016 Show Full Question >>
Question S5W-02076: Michael Russell, Argyll and Bute, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 19/08/2016 Show Full Question >>
Question S5W-02077: Michael Russell, Argyll and Bute, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 19/08/2016 Show Full Question >>
Question S5W-01335: Michael Russell, Argyll and Bute, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 08/07/2016 Show Full Question >>
Question S5W-01299: Michael Russell, Argyll and Bute, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 06/07/2016 Show Full Question >>
Question S5W-01300: Michael Russell, Argyll and Bute, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 06/07/2016 Show Full Question >>
Question S5W-01298: Michael Russell, Argyll and Bute, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 06/07/2016 Show Full Question >>
Question S5W-01291: Michael Russell, Argyll and Bute, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 06/07/2016 Show Full Question >>
Question S5W-01289: Michael Russell, Argyll and Bute, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 06/07/2016 Show Full Question >>
Question S5W-01290: Michael Russell, Argyll and Bute, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 06/07/2016 Show Full Question >>

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