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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Standards, Procedures and Public Appointments Committee 21 May 2015 : Thursday, May 21, 2015


Michael Russell

We have had a constructive discussion of elected conveners. It is not a discrete issue and, although your inquiry is discrete, it has opened up the need for wider...



Standards, Procedures and Public Appointments Committee 21 May 2015 : Thursday, May 21, 2015


Michael Russell

The election of a Government is part of a contract with the voters in which that Government has made certain commitments that it then wants to carry through. Ther...



Standards, Procedures and Public Appointments Committee 21 May 2015 : Thursday, May 21, 2015


Michael Russell

Better protection would come from a requirement to have a motion in the Parliament.



Standards, Procedures and Public Appointments Committee 21 May 2015 : Thursday, May 21, 2015


Michael Russell

On Hugh Henry’s point about protection, I would have thought that elected conveners would be far better protected, because I cannot imagine that they would be rem...



Standards, Procedures and Public Appointments Committee 21 May 2015 : Thursday, May 21, 2015


Michael Russell

It is the committee’s decision, but I have made it clear in my evidence that I think of the proposal as the start of a process. It would be welcome to see in your...



Standards, Procedures and Public Appointments Committee 21 May 2015 : Thursday, May 21, 2015


Michael Russell

The reality is that it probably has not happened. It is difficult to imagine circumstances in which it would happen—Patricia Ferguson and I will be dredging our m...



Standards, Procedures and Public Appointments Committee 21 May 2015 : Thursday, May 21, 2015


Michael Russell

It strikes me that I am not at all sure what the current procedure is for getting rid of a committee convener. I think that there probably is not one. Is there a ...



Standards, Procedures and Public Appointments Committee 21 May 2015 : Thursday, May 21, 2015


Michael Russell

Those matters would require work by the committee, were the principle accepted. However, at the risk of being glib, I will respond to each of them.

Standards, Procedures and Public Appointments Committee 21 May 2015 : Thursday, May 21, 2015


Michael Russell

The argument that you might not have the best person is probably an argument against democracy rather than against elected conveners. You take your chance and see...



Standards, Procedures and Public Appointments Committee 21 May 2015 : Thursday, May 21, 2015


Michael Russell

I do not think that we should bring in reforms solely on the basis of the political circumstances of the moment; after all, things can change. The election of con...

Vote DetailMSP VoteResult

S4M-13246.2 Iain Gray: Equity and Excellence in Education—As an amendment to motion S4M-13246 in the
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NoDefeated

S4M-13246.1 Liz Smith: Equity and Excellence in Education—As an amendment to motion S4M-13246 in the
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NoDefeated

S4M-13246.3 Liam McArthur: Equity and Excellence in Education—As an amendment to motion S4M-13246 in
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NoDefeated

S4M-13246 Angela Constance: Equity and Excellence in Education—That the Parliament agrees that there
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YesCarried

S4M-13203.3 Angela Constance: The Future of Scotland’s Economy—As an amendment to motion S4M-13203 i
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YesCarried

S4M-13203 Jackie Baillie: The Future of Scotland’s Economy—That the Parliament agrees that reducing
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YesCarried

4M-13134.1 Jamie McGrigor: Circular Economy (Waste Management)—As an amendment to motion S4M-13134 i
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Not VotedCarried

S4M-13112.2 Mary Scanlon: Scottish Apprenticeship Week—As an amendment to motion S4M-13112 in the na
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Not VotedDefeated

S4M-13007 Christina McKelvie on behalf of the European and External Relations Committee: 2nd Report,
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YesCarried

S4M-13023.1 Siobhan McMahon: Scotland’s Future Employability Services—As an amendment to motion S4M-
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YesCarried

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Motion S4M-13286: Michael Russell, Argyll and Bute, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 27/05/2015 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S4M-12998: Michael Russell, Argyll and Bute, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 22/04/2015 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S4M-12918: Michael Russell, Argyll and Bute, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 08/04/2015 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S4M-12729: Michael Russell, Argyll and Bute, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 18/03/2015 R Show Full Motion >>
Motion S4M-12536: Michael Russell, Argyll and Bute, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 04/03/2015 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S4M-11934: Michael Russell, Argyll and Bute, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 17/12/2014 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S4M-11924: Michael Russell, Argyll and Bute, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 16/12/2014 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S4M-11839: Michael Russell, Argyll and Bute, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 09/12/2014 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S4M-11804: Michael Russell, Argyll and Bute, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 04/12/2014 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S4M-11304.3: Michael Russell, Argyll and Bute, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 28/10/2014 Show Full Motion >>
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Question S4W-25688: Michael Russell, Argyll and Bute, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 21/05/2015 Show Full Question >>
Question S4W-25690: Michael Russell, Argyll and Bute, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 21/05/2015 Show Full Question >>
Question S4W-25689: Michael Russell, Argyll and Bute, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 21/05/2015 Show Full Question >>
Question S4W-25629: Michael Russell, Argyll and Bute, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 19/05/2015 Show Full Question >>
Question S4W-25628: Michael Russell, Argyll and Bute, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 19/05/2015 Show Full Question >>
Question S4W-25539: Michael Russell, Argyll and Bute, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 13/05/2015 Show Full Question >>
Question S4W-25540: Michael Russell, Argyll and Bute, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 13/05/2015 Show Full Question >>
Question S4W-25542: Michael Russell, Argyll and Bute, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 13/05/2015 Show Full Question >>
Question S4W-25541: Michael Russell, Argyll and Bute, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 13/05/2015 Show Full Question >>
Question S4W-25537: Michael Russell, Argyll and Bute, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 13/05/2015 Show Full Question >>

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