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Members of the Scottish Parliament (MSPs)

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Graham Simpson

Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party

MSP for Central Scotland (Region) 2016 - present day

About Graham Simpson

Contact details

Contact online

Post-d: @grahamsmsp

Facebook: Graham's facebook

Contact at the Scottish Parliament

The Scottish Parliament
Edinburgh
EH99 1SP

Phone: 0131 348 6983
Text relay calls welcome.

Contact at local office

Room 35-36, Airdrie Business Centre
1 Chapel Lane
Airdrie
ML6 6GX

Committees

Graham is not a member of any committees

Cross-party groups

Parliamentary and Government Roles

Graham does not have any parliamentary or government roles

Party Roles

Graham has 1 party role

Deputy Party Spokesperson on Transport

Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party

Previous roles

Graham has had 9 previous roles

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

27 August 2020 - 04 May 2021

Deputy Convener

16 December 2020 - 04 May 2021

Member

20 August 2020 - 04 May 2021

Substitute Member

20 August 2020 - 27 August 2020

Member

08 June 2016 - 20 August 2020

Member

25 February 2020 - 20 August 2020

Member

05 September 2017 - 25 February 2020

Convener

05 September 2017 - 25 February 2020

Conveners Group

Member

29 June 2017 - 05 September 2017

Member

Register of interests

Graham'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.

Here is the register for Graham Simpson. The date of their initial statement was 14 May 2021.

Remuneration and related undertaking

No registrable interests

Gifts

No registrable interests

Overseas visits

No registrable interests

Controlled transactions

No registrable interests

Heritable property

No registrable interests

Interest in shares

No registrable interests

Voluntary

No registrable interests

Recent Activity

What was said

What Graham Simpson 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: 19 May 2022

Train Drivers (Industrial Action)

7. Graham Simpson (Central Scotland) (Con): "To ask the First Minister what the Scottish Government is doing to prevent future rail service cancellations due to industrial action by drivers. (S6F-01106)"

Chamber meeting date: 19 May 2022

Union Canal: 200th Anniversary

Graham Simpson (Central Scotland) (Con): "I thank Fiona Hyslop for bringing the motion to the chamber. It is a very long motion, which covers a lot—but there is a lot to say. I have not written out a speech, because I just want to say what I think about the canal…

Chamber meeting date: 18 May 2022

ScotRail (Services)

Graham Simpson (Central Scotland) (Con): "Can the minister tell us how long the devastating 30 per cent cut in services will go on for?"

Delegated Powers and Law Reform Committee meeting date: 17 May 2022

Surrender of Offensive Weapons (Compensation) (Scotland) Regulations 2022 [Draft]

Graham Simpson (Central Scotland) (Con): "The two instruments relate to the surrender of, and a compensation scheme for, what are known as zombie knives…

Chamber meeting date: 17 May 2022

Ferries (Delivery Date)

Graham Simpson (Central Scotland) (Con): "The cabinet secretary will be aware of a report in the press today of an email that was sent from Derek Mackay to Stuart McMillan. She knows that one of the issues has been the lack of a full refund guarantee…

Votes

How Graham Simpson has voted in Parliament

Find out how Graham Simpson has voted recently.

Motion ref. S6M-04567.1

Keeping Care Close to Home and Improving Outcomes

Submitted by: Paul O'Kane, West Scotland, Scottish Labour. Date lodged: Monday, May 23, 2022

Supported by: Carol Mochan, Paul Sweeney
Current status: Taken in the Chamber on Tuesday, May 24, 2022

Result 21 for, 97 against, 3 abstained, 8 no vote

MSP voted against

Vote Defeated

Motion ref. S6M-04607.1

Revision to Business Programme

Submitted by: Stephen Kerr, Central Scotland, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party. Date lodged: Tuesday, May 24, 2022

Supported by: Jeremy Balfour, Miles Briggs, Alexander Burnett, Donald Cameron, Jackson Carlaw, Finlay Carson, Sharon Dowey, Russell Findlay, Murdo Fraser, Meghan Gallacher, Maurice Golden, Pam Gosal, Jamie Greene, Dr. Sandesh Gulhane, Jamie Halcro Johnston, Rachael Hamilton, Craig Hoy, Liam Kerr, Stephen Kerr, Dean Lockhart, Douglas Lumsden, Edward Mountain, Oliver Mundell, Douglas Ross, Graham Simpson, Liz Smith, Alexander Stewart, Sue Webber, Annie Wells, Tess White, Brian Whittle
Current status: Taken in the Chamber on Tuesday, May 24, 2022

Result 53 for, 68 against, 0 abstained, 8 no vote

MSP voted for

Vote Defeated

Motion ref. S6M-04607

Revision to Business Programme

Submitted by: George Adam, Paisley, Scottish National Party. Date lodged: Tuesday, May 24, 2022

Current status: Taken in the Chamber on Tuesday, May 24, 2022

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

MSP voted for

Vote Passed

Motion ref. S6M-04567

Keeping Care Close to Home and Improving Outcomes

Submitted by: Kevin Stewart, Aberdeen Central, Scottish National Party. Date lodged: Monday, May 23, 2022

Supported by: Maree Todd, Humza Yousaf
Current status: Taken in the Chamber on Tuesday, May 24, 2022

Result 68 for, 54 against, 0 abstained, 7 no vote

MSP voted against

Vote Passed

Motion ref. S6M-04567.2

Keeping Care Close to Home and Improving Outcomes

Submitted by: Dr. Sandesh Gulhane, Glasgow, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party. Date lodged: Monday, May 23, 2022

Current status: Taken in the Chamber on Tuesday, May 24, 2022

Result 33 for, 86 against, 0 abstained, 10 no vote

MSP voted for

Vote Defeated

Motions

Written questions

Written questions Graham Simpson 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-08552

Asked by: Simpson, Graham, Central Scotland, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Date Lodged: 13 May 2022

"To ask the Scottish Government how many diesel buses have been replaced by zero-emission vehicles through the Scottish Zero Emission Bus Challenge Fund (ScotZEB) and the Scottish Ultra-Low Emission Bus Scheme (SULEBS) to date."

Awaiting answer

Question ref. S6W-08555

Asked by: Simpson, Graham, Central Scotland, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Date Lodged: 13 May 2022

"To ask the Scottish Government when it will launch a marketing campaign to encourage people to return to using buses."

Awaiting answer

Question ref. S6W-08554

Asked by: Simpson, Graham, Central Scotland, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Date Lodged: 13 May 2022

"To ask the Scottish Government what support is available to bus operators to upgrade depots with the necessary infrastructure needed for zero-emission buses."

Awaiting answer

Question ref. S6W-08557

Asked by: Simpson, Graham, Central Scotland, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Date Lodged: 13 May 2022

"To ask the Scottish Government whether it plans to launch a marketing campaign to increase bus use before removing the Network Support Grant Plus."

Awaiting answer

Question ref. S6W-08559

Asked by: Simpson, Graham, Central Scotland, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Date Lodged: 13 May 2022

"To ask the Scottish Government what percentage of bus routes and services will stop across Scotland once the Network Support Grant Plus ends in summer 2022."

Awaiting answer

Question ref. S6W-08553

Asked by: Simpson, Graham, Central Scotland, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Date Lodged: 13 May 2022

"To ask the Scottish Government how many diesel-powered buses are currently in use in Scotland."

Awaiting answer

Question ref. S6W-08558

Asked by: Simpson, Graham, Central Scotland, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Date Lodged: 13 May 2022

"To ask the Scottish Government what it is doing to help with the reported ongoing bus driver shortage."

Awaiting answer

Question ref. S6W-08556

Asked by: Simpson, Graham, Central Scotland, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Date Lodged: 13 May 2022

"To ask the Scottish Government when it will launch a marketing campaign for the Young Persons’ (Under 22s) Free Bus Travel Scheme."

Awaiting answer

Question ref. S6W-08216

Asked by: Simpson, Graham, Central Scotland, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Date Lodged: 26 April 2022

"To ask the Scottish Government what plans it has to encourage members of the Pursuers Panel in Scotland to take on more cases funded by legal aid."

Answered by: Ash Regan on 10 May 2022

Question ref. S6W-08217

Asked by: Simpson, Graham, Central Scotland, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Date Lodged: 26 April 2022

"To ask the Scottish Government what support is available to members of the public with a negligence claim against a solicitor."

Answered by: Ash Regan on 10 May 2022

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