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Members of the Scottish Parliament (MSPs)

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Edward Mountain

Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party

MSP for Highlands and Islands (Region) 2016 - present day

About Edward Mountain

Contact details

Contact at the Scottish Parliament

The Scottish Parliament
Edinburgh
EH99 1SP

Phone: 0131 348 6143
Text relay calls welcome.

Contact at local office

Regional Office
10 Drummond Street
Inverness
IV1 1QD

Phone: 01463 230 777
Text relay calls welcome.

Find out when the MSP's surgery times are on their website.

Committees

Cross-party groups

Edward is a member of 4 cross-party groups

Cross-Party Group in the Scottish Parliament on Armed Forces and Veterans Community

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 Rural Policy

Co-Convener

Parliamentary and Government Roles

Edward has 1 parliamentary and government role

Conveners Group

Member

Party Roles

Edward does not have any party roles

Previous roles

Edward has had 13 previous roles

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

01 February 2023 - 29 June 2023

Rural Affairs and Islands Committee

Substitute Member

17 June 2021 - 29 June 2023

Standards Procedures and Public Appointments Committee

Member

21 May 2021 - 28 June 2023

Deputy Party Spokesperson on Veterans

Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party

08 September 2021 - 01 February 2023

Rural Affairs Islands and Natural Environment Committee

Substitute Member

08 September 2022 - 20 September 2022

Net Zero Energy and Transport Committee

Member

21 May 2021 - 20 May 2022

Deputy Chief Whip

Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party

15 June 2016 - 04 May 2021

Rural Economy and Connectivity Committee

Convener

15 June 2016 - 04 May 2021

conveners group

Member

18 September 2019 - 25 February 2020

Standards Procedures and Public Appointments Committee

Substitute Member

28 June 2017 - 18 February 2020

Deputy Party Spokesperson on Rural Development

Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party

28 June 2016 - 29 June 2017

Public Petitions Committee

Substitute Member

26 May 2016 - 28 June 2017

Deputy Party Spokesperson on Land Reform

Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party

08 June 2016 - 15 June 2016

Rural Economy and Connectivity Committee

Member

Register of interests

Edward'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 Edward Mountain 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: 20 February 2024

National Health Service (Capital Projects)

Edward Mountain (Highlands and Islands) (Con): "To solve the Moray maternity issue, the Scottish Government promised £5 million of investment in Raigmore hospital’s maternity unit. That is now on hold…

Chamber meeting date: 20 February 2024

Social Security

Edward Mountain (Highlands and Islands) (Con): "On a point of order, Presiding Officer. As you said to us earlier, respect should be shown to people across the chamber…

Rural Affairs and Islands Committee meeting date: 7 February 2024

Wildlife Management and Muirburn (Scotland) Bill: Stage 2

Edward Mountain (Highlands and Islands) (Con): "I am pleased to be here to speak to my amendments. Before I do so, I will make a full declaration of my interests, so that people are aware of them. I have attended the committee before, but I would like to reiterate my interests…

Chamber meeting date: 1 February 2024

Budget 2024-25

Edward Mountain (Highlands and Islands) (Con): "I welcome the opportunity to speak on behalf of the Net Zero, Energy and Transport Committee…

Chamber meeting date: 31 January 2024

HMP Highland (Budget)

3. Edward Mountain (Highlands and Islands) (Con): "To ask the Scottish Government whether it anticipates that the total cost of HMP Highland will remain within the £139.5 million budget by its planned completion in June 2025. (S6O-03032)"

Votes

How Edward Mountain has voted in Parliament

Find out how Edward Mountain has voted recently.

Motion ref. S6M-12252

Scottish Rate Resolution

Submitted by: Shona Robison, Dundee City East, Scottish National Party. Date lodged: Tuesday, February 20, 2024

Supported by: George Adam, Tom Arthur, Joe FitzPatrick
Current status: Taken in the Chamber on Thursday, February 22, 2024

Result 62 for, 54 against, 0 abstained, 13 did not vote

MSP voted against

Vote Passed

Motion ref. S6M-12248

Regulation of Legal Services (Scotland) Bill

Submitted by: Siobhian Brown, Ayr, Scottish National Party. Date lodged: Tuesday, February 20, 2024

Supported by: Angela Constance
Current status: Taken in the Chamber on Thursday, February 22, 2024

Result 62 for, 29 against, 25 abstained, 13 did not vote

MSP voted against

Vote Passed

Motion ref. S6M-12215

Crisis in NHS Dentistry

Submitted by: Willie Rennie, North East Fife, Scottish Liberal Democrats. Date lodged: Monday, February 19, 2024

Current status: Taken in the Chamber on Wednesday, February 21, 2024

Result 84 for, 32 against, 0 abstained, 13 did not vote

MSP voted against

Vote Passed

Motion ref. S6M-12215.1

Crisis in NHS Dentistry

Submitted by: Paul Sweeney, Glasgow, Scottish Labour. Date lodged: Tuesday, February 20, 2024

Supported by: Carol Mochan
Current status: Taken in the Chamber on Wednesday, February 21, 2024

Result 85 for, 31 against, 0 abstained, 13 did not vote

MSP voted against

Vote Passed

Motion ref. S6M-12214

Improving Access to Primary Care

Submitted by: Alex Cole-Hamilton, Edinburgh Western, Scottish Liberal Democrats. Date lodged: Monday, February 19, 2024

Current status: Taken in the Chamber on Wednesday, February 21, 2024

Result 63 for, 53 against, 0 abstained, 13 did not vote

MSP voted against

Vote Passed

Motions

Questions

Questions Edward Mountain has asked

These are the questions that this MSP has asked in Parliament. It also includes any answer to those questions.

Question ref. S6O-03032

Asked by: Mountain, Edward, Highlands and Islands, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Date Lodged: 24 January 2024

"To ask the Scottish Government whether it anticipates that the total cost of HMP Highland will remain within the £139.5 million budget by its planned completion in June 2025."

Taken in the Chamber on 31 January 2024

Question ref. S6O-03003

Asked by: Mountain, Edward, Highlands and Islands, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Date Lodged: 17 January 2024

"To ask the Scottish Government whether it plans to take any action on any concerns that it may have regarding the 2018 GP contract in relation to rural practices."

Taken in the Chamber on 24 January 2024

Question ref. S6O-02870

Asked by: Mountain, Edward, Highlands and Islands, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Date Lodged: 6 December 2023

"To ask the Scottish Government whether it plans to propose the scheduling of time for a ministerial statement on the dualling of the A9."

Taken in the Chamber on 13 December 2023

Question ref. S6T-01673

Asked by: Mountain, Edward, Highlands and Islands, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Date Lodged: 4 December 2023

"To ask the Scottish Government, in light of the declaration by more than 20 countries from four continents at COP28 to triple nuclear energy capacity by 2050, recognising the key role of nuclear energy in reaching net zero, for what reason it is reportedly discounting nuclear power."

Taken in the Chamber on 5 December 2023

Question ref. S6O-02858

Asked by: Mountain, Edward, Highlands and Islands, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Date Lodged: 29 November 2023

"To ask the Scottish Government what progress it has made on enabling patients to access all of their primary and secondary care medical records, from one source."

Taken in the Chamber on 7 December 2023

Question ref. S6O-02816

Asked by: Mountain, Edward, Highlands and Islands, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Date Lodged: 22 November 2023

"To ask the Scottish Government what single-use items will be removed from the Baby Box, in light of the Circular Economy (Scotland) Bill."

Taken in the Chamber on 30 November 2023

Question ref. S6F-02557

Asked by: Mountain, Edward, Highlands and Islands, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Date Lodged: 20 November 2023

"To ask the First Minister whether the Scottish Government policy to require households to replace their fossil fuel boilers with heat pumps or other green energy systems in off gas properties from 2025 and in on gas areas from 2030 is still going ahead."

Taken in the Chamber on 23 November 2023

Question ref. S6O-02796

Asked by: Mountain, Edward, Highlands and Islands, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Date Lodged: 16 November 2023

"To ask the Scottish Parliamentary Corporate Body when SPCB staff were notified by Michael Matheson of his holiday to Morocco and intention to take a parliamentary device abroad."

Taken in the Chamber on 23 November 2023

Question ref. S6O-02757

Asked by: Mountain, Edward, Highlands and Islands, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Date Lodged: 15 November 2023

"To ask the Scottish Government whether it plans to propose a parliamentary debate on waiting times for elective care for both outpatient and inpatient appointments."

Taken in the Chamber on 22 November 2023

Question ref. S6W-22736

Asked by: Mountain, Edward, Highlands and Islands, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Date Lodged: 7 November 2023

"To ask the Scottish Government what the results were of its summer investigation into Highly Protected Marine Areas, and when it will publish its findings in full."

Answered by Mairi McAllan on 15 November 2023

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