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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 5 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

Cross-Party Group in the Scottish Parliament on Sustainable Uplands Management

Member

Parliamentary and Government Roles

Edward has 1 parliamentary and government role

Conveners Group

Member

Party Roles

Edward has 1 party role

Deputy Party Spokesperson on Veterans

Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party

Previous roles

Edward has had 8 previous roles

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

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 2016 - 29 June 2017

Public Petitions Committee

Substitute Member

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: 2 February 2023

Maternity Services (Caithness)

Edward Mountain (Highlands and Islands) (Con): "Can the cabinet secretary confirm whether the Scottish Government has reviewed the conclusions of the risk assessments for each maternity patient in labour who has been transferred from Caithness general hospital to Raigmore hospital…

Chamber meeting date: 1 February 2023

Census 2022

7. Edward Mountain (Highlands and Islands) (Con): "To ask the Scottish Government whether it will provide an update on when it will start publishing information collected via Scotland’s census 2022. (S6O-01842)"

Chamber meeting date: 1 February 2023

Electoral Reform

Edward Mountain (Highlands and Islands) (Con): "I have enjoyed the richness of the debate this afternoon. We have had longer speeches and better debating. It has been more friendly, less combative and constructive. It is a lesson in what we should do in the Parliament and we should learn from it…

Chamber meeting date: 26 January 2023

Budget 2023-24 (Committees’ Pre-budget Scrutiny)

Edward Mountain (Highlands and Islands) (Con): "I am pleased to give an overview of the Net Zero, Energy and Transport Committee’s scrutiny of the 2023-24 budget…

Chamber meeting date: 25 January 2023

Aquaculture Regulatory Framework (Update)

Edward Mountain (Highlands and Islands) (Con): "I refer members to my entry in the register of interests as a wild salmon fisher. In 2018, the Rural Economy and Connectivity Committee published its salmon farming report, which had 65 recommendations. It is clear that the industry is not improving…

Votes

How Edward Mountain has voted in Parliament

Find out how Edward Mountain has voted recently.

Motion ref. S6M-07727

Budget (Scotland) (No. 2) Bill

Submitted by: John Swinney, Perthshire North, Scottish National Party. Date lodged: Tuesday, January 31, 2023

Supported by: George Adam, Tom Arthur, Richard Lochhead, Ivan McKee, Lorna Slater, Nicola Sturgeon
Current status: Taken in the Chamber on Thursday, February 2, 2023

Result 68 for, 56 against, 0 abstained, 5 no vote

MSP voted against

Vote Passed

Motion ref. S6M-07710.2

Three Years On - Brexit and Workers’ Rights

Submitted by: Sarah Boyack, Lothian, Scottish Labour. Date lodged: Monday, January 30, 2023

Supported by: Paul Sweeney
Current status: Taken in the Chamber on Tuesday, January 31, 2023

Result 24 for, 96 against, 0 abstained, 9 no vote

MSP not voted

Vote Defeated

Motion ref. S6M-07710

Three Years On - Brexit and Workers’ Rights

Submitted by: Richard Lochhead, Moray, Scottish National Party. Date lodged: Monday, January 30, 2023

Supported by: Tom Arthur, Ivan McKee, John Swinney
Current status: Taken in the Chamber on Tuesday, January 31, 2023

Result 90 for, 30 against, 0 abstained, 9 no vote

MSP not voted

Vote Passed

Motion ref. S6M-07735.1

Business Programme

Submitted by: Stephen Kerr, Central Scotland, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party. Date lodged: Tuesday, January 31, 2023

Supported by: Finlay Carson, Sharon Dowey, Murdo Fraser, Jamie Greene, Jamie Halcro Johnston, Craig Hoy, Liam Kerr, Roz McCall, Liz Smith, Sue Webber
Current status: Taken in the Chamber on Tuesday, January 31, 2023

Result 54 for, 66 against, 0 abstained, 9 no vote

MSP not voted

Vote Defeated

Motion ref. S6M-07734.1

Revision to Business Programme

Submitted by: Russell Findlay, West Scotland, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party. Date lodged: Tuesday, January 31, 2023

Supported by: Alexander Burnett, Murdo Fraser, Meghan Gallacher, Pam Gosal, Rachael Hamilton, Craig Hoy, Stephen Kerr, Douglas Ross, Sue Webber, Tess White
Current status: Taken in the Chamber on Tuesday, January 31, 2023

Result 51 for, 67 against, 0 abstained, 11 no vote

MSP not voted

Vote Defeated

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-01842

Asked by: Mountain, Edward, Highlands and Islands, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Date Lodged: 25 January 2023

"To ask the Scottish Government whether it will provide an update on when it will start publishing information collected via Scotland’s Census 2022."

Taken in the Chamber on 1 February 2023

Question ref. S6W-13301

Asked by: Mountain, Edward, Highlands and Islands, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Date Lodged: 16 December 2022

"To ask the Scottish Government when all six rural hospitals in Scotland each will have three general surgery consultants."

Answered by Humza Yousaf on 11 January 2023

Question ref. S6W-13552

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

"To ask the Scottish Government, further to the answer to question S6W-13389 by Patrick Harvie on 21 December 2022, what discussions it has had with the private rented sector regarding rent cap provisions under the Cost of Living (Tenant Protection) (Scotland) Act 2022, and whether it is its intention to expire the rent cap provision in the private…

Answered by Patrick Harvie on 10 January 2023

Question ref. S6O-01742

Asked by: Mountain, Edward, Highlands and Islands, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Date Lodged: 21 December 2022

"To ask the Scottish Government what discussions have taken place with the Royal Household regarding the Coronation of His Majesty The King, in relation to events across the Highlands and Islands."

Taken in the Chamber on 11 January 2023

Question ref. S6W-12736

Asked by: Mountain, Edward, Highlands and Islands, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Date Lodged: 5 December 2022

"To ask the Scottish Government, further to the answer to question S6W-10644 by Michael Matheson on 26 September 2022, whether it will provide an update on its consideration of whether the gross revenue from the option fees raised via the ScotWind leasing process should fall within the scope of the existing 9% agreement with Crown Estate Scotland,…

Answered by Michael Matheson on 16 December 2022

Question ref. S6O-01702

Asked by: Mountain, Edward, Highlands and Islands, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Date Lodged: 7 December 2022

"To ask the Scottish Government when the National Treatment Centre - Highland will be fully operational."

Taken in the Chamber on 15 December 2022

Question ref. S6F-01608

Asked by: Mountain, Edward, Highlands and Islands, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Date Lodged: 5 December 2022

"To ask the First Minister how many single-crewed ambulances, responding to an emergency, have been deployed in the last six months."

Taken in the Chamber on 8 December 2022

Question ref. S6O-01554

Asked by: Mountain, Edward, Highlands and Islands, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Date Lodged: 9 November 2022

"To ask the Scottish Government whether it will provide an update on when HMP Highland will become operational and whether it will accommodate female occupants."

Awaiting answer

Question ref. S6W-11511

Asked by: Mountain, Edward, Highlands and Islands, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Date Lodged: 12 October 2022

"To ask the Scottish Government on what specific date it will announce the delivery timeline for the dualling of the A96 Inverness to Nairn (including Nairn Bypass) scheme."

Answered by Jenny Gilruth on 9 November 2022

Question ref. S6W-11510

Asked by: Mountain, Edward, Highlands and Islands, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Date Lodged: 12 October 2022

"To ask the Scottish Government what the total amount is that has been spent so far on the A96 Corridor Review, and what the project’s total budget is."

Answered by Jenny Gilruth on 9 November 2022

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