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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 online

X (previously known as Twitter): @1edmountain

Facebook: Edward's facebook

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: 13 June 2024

Public Service Investment

Edward Mountain (Highlands and Islands) (Con): "I start by apologising to the Parliament. With the Presiding Officer’s approval, I am being allowed to leave the debate 15 minutes early to attend an event that I would rather not be attending—but I have to…

Rural Affairs and Islands Committee meeting date: 12 June 2024

Salmon Farming in Scotland

Edward Mountain (Highlands and Islands) (Con): "Yes, convener. They are fully declared in my register of interests, but, to be clear, I jointly own a wild fishery on the river Spey, which is on the east coast of Scotland…

Chamber meeting date: 11 June 2024

Bowel Cancer Screening

1. Edward Mountain (Highlands and Islands) (Con): "To ask the Scottish Government what its position is on whether bowel cancer screening is being carried out to detect cancer at the earliest possible stage or whether it is being determined by NHS capacity for colonoscopies and treatment. (S6T-02037)"

Chamber meeting date: 6 June 2024

Public Bodies (Sharing of Information on Vulnerable Individuals)

Edward Mountain (Highlands and Islands) (Con): "On 28 May 2020, in Inverness, Dwayne MacLeay and Gary MacKay were killed, and Kimberley Nicholson was violently stabbed…

Chamber meeting date: 6 June 2024

Child Neurodevelopmental Assessments

4. Edward Mountain (Highlands and Islands) (Con): "To ask the Scottish Government what the longest projected wait is, in years, for a neurodevelopmental assessment for a child currently on a national health service waiting list. (S6O-03543)"

Votes

How Edward Mountain has voted in Parliament

Find out how Edward Mountain has voted recently.

Motion ref. S6M-13602.1

Scottish Government Priorities: Investing in Scotland’s Public Services

Submitted by: Liz Smith, Mid Scotland and Fife, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party. Date lodged: Wednesday, June 12, 2024

Current status: Taken in the Chamber on Thursday, June 13, 2024

Result 24 for, 81 against, 0 abstained, 24 did not vote

MSP voted for

Vote Defeated

Motion ref. S6M-13602.2

Scottish Government Priorities: Investing in Scotland’s Public Services

Submitted by: Mark Griffin, Central Scotland, Scottish Labour. Date lodged: Wednesday, June 12, 2024

Current status: Taken in the Chamber on Thursday, June 13, 2024

Result 45 for, 61 against, 0 abstained, 23 did not vote

MSP voted for

Vote Defeated

Motion ref. S6M-13602

Scottish Government Priorities: Investing in Scotland’s Public Services

Submitted by: Shona Robison, Dundee City East, Scottish National Party. Date lodged: Tuesday, June 11, 2024

Supported by: Neil Gray, Ivan McKee
Current status: Taken in the Chamber on Thursday, June 13, 2024

Result 61 for, 46 against, 0 abstained, 22 did not vote

MSP voted against

Vote Passed

Motion ref. S6 SP Bill 34 Amendment 9

Current status: Taken in the Chamber on Wednesday, June 12, 2024

Result 29 for, 79 against, 1 abstained, 20 did not vote

MSP not voted

Vote Defeated

Motion ref. S6 SP Bill 34 Amendment 6

Current status: Taken in the Chamber on Wednesday, June 12, 2024

Result 29 for, 81 against, 1 abstained, 18 did not vote

MSP voted for

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-03597

Asked by: Mountain, Edward, Highlands and Islands, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Date Lodged: 12 June 2024

"To ask the Scottish Government, in light of reports that capital expenditure work has now been stopped at Raigmore Hospital, when it will publish its plan for the Moray maternity services redesign."

Taken in the Chamber on 19 June 2024

Question ref. S6T-02037

Asked by: Mountain, Edward, Highlands and Islands, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Date Lodged: 10 June 2024

"To ask the Scottish Government what its position is on whether bowel cancer screening is being carried out to detect cancer at the earliest possible stage or whether it is being determined by NHS capacity for colonoscopies and treatment."

Taken in the Chamber on 11 June 2024

Question ref. S6O-03543

Asked by: Mountain, Edward, Highlands and Islands, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Date Lodged: 29 May 2024

"To ask the Scottish Government what the longest projected wait is, in years, for a neurodevelopmental assessment for a child currently on an NHS waiting list."

Taken in the Chamber on 6 June 2024

Question ref. S6F-03119

Asked by: Mountain, Edward, Highlands and Islands, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Date Lodged: 13 May 2024

"To ask the First Minister, in light of the Clyde and Hebrides Ferry Service contract expiring in September, when the Scottish Government will publish the tender process for the new contract."

Taken in the Chamber on 16 May 2024

Question ref. S6O-03409

Asked by: Mountain, Edward, Highlands and Islands, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Date Lodged: 1 May 2024

"To ask the Scottish Government what analysis it has carried out on any prospective rent rises following the expiry of the rent cap."

Taken in the Chamber on 8 May 2024

Question ref. S6W-26794

Asked by: Mountain, Edward, Highlands and Islands, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Date Lodged: 10 April 2024

"To ask the Scottish Government what action it is taking to ensure that users of hydrotreated vegetable oil (HVO) are exempt from any charges under the Low Emission Zones (LEZ) that are being set up across Scotland."

Answered by Fiona Hyslop on 19 April 2024

Question ref. S6O-03330

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

"To ask the Scottish Government what the total cost has been of overseas trips undertaken by the Cabinet Secretary for Constitution, External Affairs and Culture, on behalf of the Scottish Government, since his appointment in 2021."

Taken in the Chamber on 24 April 2024

Question ref. S6O-03232

Asked by: Mountain, Edward, Highlands and Islands, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Date Lodged: 13 March 2024

"To ask the Scottish Government when it last met with the Executive Chief Officer for Education and Learning at Highland Council, and what was discussed."

Taken in the Chamber on 21 March 2024

Question ref. S6W-25858

Asked by: Mountain, Edward, Highlands and Islands, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Date Lodged: 28 February 2024

"To ask the Scottish Government, further to the answer to question S6W-23132 by Jenni Minto on 4 December 2023, whether it plans to meet the Scottish Stoma Forum to discuss the results of the recent information gathering exercise on the provision of stoma care and stoma specialist nurse coverage across Scotland."

Answered by Jenni Minto on 13 March 2024

Question ref. S6T-01854

Asked by: Mountain, Edward, Highlands and Islands, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Date Lodged: 11 March 2024

"To ask the Scottish Government how it will address the significant concerns raised by the chair of the Regulatory Review Group regarding its proposed Heat in Buildings Bill."

Taken in the Chamber on 12 March 2024

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