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Members of the Scottish Parliament (MSPs)

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Beatrice Wishart

Scottish Liberal Democrats

MSP for Shetland Islands (Constituency) 2019 - present day

About Beatrice Wishart

Contact details

Contact at the Scottish Parliament

The Scottish Parliament
Edinburgh
EH99 1SP

Phone: 0131 348 6296
Text relay calls welcome.

Committees

Beatrice is a member of 1 committee

Cross-party groups

Beatrice is a member of 18 cross-party groups

Cross-Party Group in the Scottish Parliament on Colleges and Universities

Member

Cross-Party Group in the Scottish Parliament on Creative Economy

Member

Cross-Party Group in the Scottish Parliament on Crofting

Co-Convener

Cross-Party Group in the Scottish Parliament on Islands

Member

Cross-Party Group in the Scottish Parliament on Long Covid

Member

Cross-Party Group in the Scottish Parliament on Maritime and Shipbuilding

Member

Cross-Party Group in the Scottish Parliament on Men's Violence Against Women and Children

Member

Cross-Party Group in the Scottish Parliament on Mental Health

Co-Convener

Cross-Party Group in the Scottish Parliament on MS

Member

Cross-Party Group in the Scottish Parliament on Muscular Dystrophy

Member

Cross-Party Group in the Scottish Parliament on Nature and Climate

Member

Cross-Party Group in the Scottish Parliament on Nordic Countries

Convener

Cross-Party Group in the Scottish Parliament on Oil and Gas

Deputy Convener

Cross-Party Group in the Scottish Parliament on Outdoor Education

Member

Cross-Party Group in the Scottish Parliament on Poverty

Deputy Convener

Cross-Party Group in the Scottish Parliament on Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency

Member

Cross-Party Group in the Scottish Parliament on Skills

Member

Cross-Party Group in the Scottish Parliament on WASPI

Deputy Convener

Parliamentary and Government Roles

Beatrice does not have any parliamentary or government roles

Party Roles

Beatrice has 2 party roles

Party Spokesperson on Connectivity

Scottish Liberal Democrats

Party Spokesperson on Rural Affairs

Scottish Liberal Democrats

Previous roles

Beatrice has had 9 previous roles

Previous roles in cross-party groups are not included in this list.

31 August 2021 - 01 September 2021

Rural Affairs Islands and Natural Environment Committee

Member

17 June 2021 - 31 August 2021

Education Children and Young People Committee

Member

06 May 2021 - 27 August 2021

Party Spokesperson on Education

Scottish Liberal Democrats

06 May 2021 - 27 August 2021

Party Spokesperson on Skills

Scottish Liberal Democrats

10 September 2019 - 04 May 2021

Education and Skills Committee

Member

25 September 2019 - 04 May 2021

Equalities and Human Rights Committee

Substitute Member

18 September 2019 - 04 May 2021

Health and Sport Committee

Substitute Member

21 April 2020 - 04 May 2021

COVID19 Committee

Member

05 February 2020 - 04 May 2021

Culture Tourism Europe and External Affairs Committee

Member

Register of interests

Beatrice's register of interests

MSPs must provide details of their financial interests in the Register of Interests. They make an initial statement on becoming or being returned as an MSP. This is then updated with any changes they provide.

Recent Activity

What was said

What Beatrice Wishart has said in Parliament

These are the official transcripts of what was said by this MSP in the chamber and at committee meetings. You'll find the topic discussed and how many times this MSP has contributed to the discussion.

Chamber meeting date: 28 September 2022

Covid Recovery Strategy (Cost of Living)

Beatrice Wishart (Shetland Islands) (LD): "As Scotland’s economy recovers from the Covid crisis, what can the cabinet secretary say to people who are facing a tough winter of skyrocketing energy costs, especially people, including many of my constituents, who are reliant on heating oil, for which there is no cap?"

Chamber meeting date: 28 September 2022

Impact of Pressures on Business

Beatrice Wishart (Shetland Islands) (LD): "What can the Scottish Government say to businesses in the islands, who already face higher costs than their mainland counterparts and fear for their viability as economic confidence falls and overheads and inflation continue to rise?"

Chamber meeting date: 27 September 2022

Scotland’s Population

Beatrice Wishart (Shetland Islands) (LD): "Scottish Liberal Democrats recognise the challenge of population decline and agree with the principle that immigration is a good thing that can provide benefits across Scotland…

Chamber meeting date: 22 September 2022

Shetland Islands Council (Meetings)

3. Beatrice Wishart (Shetland Islands) (LD): "To ask the Scottish Government when it was last in contact with Shetland Islands Council and what was discussed. (S6O-01374)"

Chamber meeting date: 22 September 2022

Student Accommodation Strategy

Beatrice Wishart (Shetland Islands) (LD): "As other members have highlighted, the serious lack of accommodation for students has been well reported. Island students have also been experiencing problems, just like their peers on the mainland…

Votes

How Beatrice Wishart has voted in Parliament

Find out how Beatrice Wishart has voted recently.

Motion ref. S6M-06102

Excellence in Scottish Education

Submitted by: Shirley-Anne Somerville, Dunfermline, Scottish National Party. Date lodged: Tuesday, September 27, 2022

Supported by: Clare Haughey, Jamie Hepburn
Current status: Taken in the Chamber on Thursday, September 29, 2022

Result 65 for, 50 against, 0 abstained, 14 no vote

MSP not voted

Vote Passed

Motion ref. S6M-06073

Addressing NHS Waiting Times

Submitted by: Dr. Sandesh Gulhane, Glasgow, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party. Date lodged: Monday, September 26, 2022

Supported by: Sharon Dowey, Meghan Gallacher, Liam Kerr, Douglas Lumsden
Current status: Taken in the Chamber on Thursday, September 29, 2022

Result 65 for, 52 against, 0 abstained, 12 no vote

MSP not voted

Vote Passed

Motion ref. S6M-06102.3

Excellence in Scottish Education

Submitted by: Stephen Kerr, Central Scotland, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party. Date lodged: Wednesday, September 28, 2022

Current status: Taken in the Chamber on Thursday, September 29, 2022

Result 29 for, 64 against, 23 abstained, 13 no vote

MSP not voted

Vote Defeated

Motion ref. S6M-06102.1

Excellence in Scottish Education

Submitted by: Michael Marra, North East Scotland, Scottish Labour. Date lodged: Wednesday, September 28, 2022

Supported by: Paul Sweeney, Martin Whitfield
Current status: Taken in the Chamber on Thursday, September 29, 2022

Result 51 for, 65 against, 0 abstained, 13 no vote

MSP not voted

Vote Defeated

Motion ref. S6M-06071

Scottish Government Handling of Ferry Contracts

Submitted by: Graham Simpson, Central Scotland, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party. Date lodged: Monday, September 26, 2022

Supported by: Sharon Dowey, Liam Kerr
Current status: Taken in the Chamber on Thursday, September 29, 2022

Result 64 for, 53 against, 0 abstained, 12 no vote

MSP not voted

Vote Passed

Motions

Written questions

Written questions Beatrice Wishart has submitted in Parliament

These are the questions that this MSP has asked the Scottish Government about its work. It also includes any answer to these questions.

Question ref. S6W-11230

Asked by: Wishart, Beatrice, Shetland Islands, Scottish Liberal Democrats, Date Lodged: 29 September 2022

"To ask the Scottish Government what assessment it has made of the impact on the cost of food of its proposed restrictions on the promotion of food and drink high in fat, sugar or salt."

Awaiting answer

Question ref. S6W-11229

Asked by: Wishart, Beatrice, Shetland Islands, Scottish Liberal Democrats, Date Lodged: 29 September 2022

"To ask the Scottish Government whether it considered commissioning up-to-date data on the potential impacts of its proposed restrictions on the promotion of food and drink high in fat, sugar or salt."

Awaiting answer

Question ref. S6W-11231

Asked by: Wishart, Beatrice, Shetland Islands, Scottish Liberal Democrats, Date Lodged: 29 September 2022

"To ask the Scottish Government what assessment it has made of the impact on small producers of its proposed restrictions on the promotion of food and drink high in fat, sugar or salt."

Awaiting answer

Question ref. S6W-10979

Asked by: Wishart, Beatrice, Shetland Islands, Scottish Liberal Democrats, Date Lodged: 20 September 2022

"To ask the Scottish Government how much funding is specifically allocated as contingencies for any additional spending not anticipated by Social Security Scotland in current budget lines."

Answered by: Shona Robison on 27 September 2022

Question ref. S6W-10613

Asked by: Wishart, Beatrice, Shetland Islands, Scottish Liberal Democrats, Date Lodged: 26 August 2022

"To ask the Scottish Government, regarding COVID-19 vaccinations and boosters, whether it will outline the process and/or guidance for offering an alternative vaccine at the patient’s request."

Answered by: Humza Yousaf on 27 September 2022

Question ref. S6W-11138

Asked by: Wishart, Beatrice, Shetland Islands, Scottish Liberal Democrats, Date Lodged: 23 September 2022

"To ask the Scottish Government, further to the answer to question S6W-10424 by Humza Yousaf on 20 September 2022, what consideration it has given to its prioritisation of the review of the NHS patient travel reimbursement scheme in light of the cost of living crisis."

Awaiting answer

Question ref. S6W-10607

Asked by: Wishart, Beatrice, Shetland Islands, Scottish Liberal Democrats, Date Lodged: 26 August 2022

"To ask the Scottish Government how it has engaged with Shetland’s fishing industry on the issue of spatial squeeze, and how it will engage in the future in light of the announcement on 22 August 2022 of three Shetland ScotWind projects."

Answered by: Michael Matheson on 23 September 2022

Question ref. S6W-10610

Asked by: Wishart, Beatrice, Shetland Islands, Scottish Liberal Democrats, Date Lodged: 26 August 2022

"To ask the Scottish Government what research it undertook, prior to the announcement on 22 August 2022, into the impacts that the three Shetland ScotWind projects could have on haddock nursery grounds and saithe spawning sites."

Answered by: Michael Matheson on 23 September 2022

Question ref. S6W-10608

Asked by: Wishart, Beatrice, Shetland Islands, Scottish Liberal Democrats, Date Lodged: 26 August 2022

"To ask the Scottish Government what consultation it will undertake with the fishing industry regarding the three Shetland ScotWind projects announced on 22 August 2022."

Answered by: Michael Matheson on 23 September 2022

Question ref. S6W-10609

Asked by: Wishart, Beatrice, Shetland Islands, Scottish Liberal Democrats, Date Lodged: 26 August 2022

"To ask the Scottish Government what research it undertook, prior to the announcement on 22 August 2022, into the impacts that the three Shetland ScotWind projects could have on the livelihoods of those working in the fish-catching industry in Shetland."

Answered by: Michael Matheson on 23 September 2022

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