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Members of the Scottish Parliament (MSPs)

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James Kelly

Scottish Labour

MSP for Glasgow (Region) 2016 - present day

Former MSP for Rutherglen (Constituency) 2011 - 2016

Former MSP for Glasgow Rutherglen (Constituency) 2007 - 2011

About James Kelly

Contact details

Contact online

Post-d: @JamesKellyLab

Facebook: James's facebook

Committees

James is not a member of any committees

Cross-party groups

James is not a member of any cross-party groups

Parliamentary and Government Roles

James has 1 parliamentary and government role

Parliamentary Bureau

Member

Party Roles

James has 3 party roles

Business Manager

Scottish Labour

Party Spokesperson on Community Safety

Scottish Labour

Party Spokesperson on Drugs Policy

Scottish Labour

Previous roles

James has had 24 previous roles

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

25 September 2019 - 25 November 2020

Justice SubCommittee on Policing

Member

10 September 2019 - 25 November 2020

Justice Committee

Member

02 September 2019 - 01 September 2020

Party Spokesperson on Justice

Scottish Labour

29 September 2016 - 05 September 2019

Finance and Constitution Committee

Member

12 December 2017 - 02 September 2019

Party Spokesperson on Finance

Scottish Labour

19 December 2017 - 04 October 2018

Party Spokesperson on Constitutional Affairs

Scottish Labour

29 September 2016 - 09 January 2018

Public Audit and Postlegislative Scrutiny Committee

Substitute Member

11 May 2016 - 21 December 2017

Parliamentary Bureau

Member

25 May 2016 - 19 December 2017

Party Spokesperson on Parliamentary Business

Scottish Labour

08 June 2016 - 29 September 2016

Finance Committee

Member

28 June 2016 - 29 September 2016

Public Audit Committee

Substitute Member

17 December 2014 - 23 March 2016

Parliamentary Bureau

Member

03 September 2013 - 23 March 2016

Infrastructure and Capital Investment Committee

Substitute Member

08 January 2015 - 23 March 2016

Delegated Powers and Law Reform Committee

Substitute Member

25 October 2012 - 03 September 2013

Referendum Scotland Bill Committee

Deputy Convener

23 October 2012 - 25 October 2012

Referendum Scotland Bill Committee

Member

21 June 2011 - 01 May 2012

Scotland Bill Committee

Deputy Convener

14 June 2011 - 21 December 2011

Justice Committee

Deputy Convener

09 June 2011 - 21 June 2011

Scotland Bill Committee

Member

01 June 2011 - 14 June 2011

Justice Committee

Member

11 December 2008 - 22 March 2011

Public Audit Committee

Substitute Member

05 November 2009 - 22 March 2011

Justice Committee

Member

13 June 2007 - 04 November 2009

Finance Committee

Member

27 June 2007 - 10 December 2008

Audit Committee

Substitute Member

Register of interests

James'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 James Kelly. The date of their initial statement was 01 June 2016.

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

I am a member of the Co-operative Party.

On 9 November 2018, I received a donation of £100 from the Rutherglen Exchange shopping centre towards my 2018 Christmas card competition. [Registered 19 December 2018]

My brother Tony Kelly is a sheriff within the Sheriffdom of Glasgow and Strathkelvin.

On 19 November 2018, I received a Peacocks gift card for £25 paid by the Rutherglen Exchange shopping centre towards my 2018 Christmas card competition. [Registered 19 December 2018]

On 20 March 2011, I received from CIS Insurance Ltd (an insurance, savings, investments and pensions company located at Miller Street, Manchester, M60 0AL) hospitality and match tickets for myself and one guest to attend the final of the CIS Insurance Cup at Hampden Park. The value of the gift was between £501 and £1000.

Recent Activity

What was said

What James Kelly 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: 24 March 2021

Hospital Waiting Times

6. James Kelly (Glasgow) (Lab): "To ask the Scottish Government what action is being taken to reduce hospital waiting times. (S5O-05151)"

Chamber meeting date: 23 March 2021

Tied Pubs (Scotland) Bill

James Kelly (Glasgow) (Lab): "I join other members in congratulating Neil Bibby on securing the passage of his member’s bill on tied pubs later this evening…

Chamber meeting date: 18 March 2021

Drug Deaths and Harms

James Kelly (Glasgow) (Lab): "There can be no doubt about the devastating scale of the crisis when there were 1,264 drug deaths in the last reported year. The Government is right to acknowledge in its motion that that is a mark of shame…

Chamber meeting date: 11 March 2021

Hate Crime and Public Order (Scotland) Bill

James Kelly (Glasgow) (Lab): "As Neil Bibby and Liam McArthur have said, hate crime is, unfortunately, on the rise in Scotland. From that point of view, robust laws to tackle it are welcome…

Chamber meeting date: 11 March 2021

ScotRail Franchise (New Operator)

5. James Kelly (Glasgow) (Lab): "To ask the Scottish Government when the process will commence to appoint a new operator for the ScotRail franchise. (S5O-05110)"

Votes

How James Kelly has voted in Parliament

Find out how James Kelly has voted recently.

Motion ref. S5M-24270

Dogs (Protection of Livestock) (Amendment) (Scotland) Bill

Submitted by: Emma Harper, South Scotland, Scottish National Party. Date lodged: Tuesday, March 2, 2021

Current status: Taken in the Chamber on Wednesday, March 24, 2021

Result 120 for, 0 against, 0 abstained, 9 no vote

MSP not voted

Vote Passed

Motion ref. S5M-24292

Motion of No Confidence

Submitted by: Ruth Davidson, Edinburgh Central, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party. Date lodged: Thursday, March 4, 2021

Supported by: Jeremy Balfour, Bill Bowman, Miles Briggs, Alexander Burnett, Donald Cameron, Jackson Carlaw, Peter Chapman, Maurice Corry, Murdo Fraser, Maurice Golden, Jamie Greene, Jamie Halcro Johnston, Rachael Hamilton, Alison Harris, Liam Kerr, Gordon Lindhurst, Dean Lockhart, Tom Mason, Margaret Mitchell, Edward Mountain, Oliver Mundell, John Scott, Graham Simpson, Liz Smith, Alexander Stewart, Adam Tomkins, Annie Wells, Brian Whittle
Current status: Taken in the Chamber on Tuesday, March 23, 2021

Result 31 for, 65 against, 27 abstained, 6 no vote

MSP abstained

Vote Defeated

Motion ref. S5M-24271

Tied Pubs (Scotland) Bill

Submitted by: Neil Bibby, West Scotland, Scottish Labour. Date lodged: Tuesday, March 2, 2021

Current status: Taken in the Chamber on Tuesday, March 23, 2021

Result 111 for, 0 against, 0 abstained, 18 no vote

MSP voted for

Vote Passed

Motion ref. S5M-24238

European Charter of Local Self-Government (Incorporation) (Scotland) Bill

Submitted by: Andy Wightman, Lothian, Independent. Date lodged: Thursday, February 25, 2021

Current status: Taken in the Chamber on Tuesday, March 23, 2021

Result 114 for, 0 against, 0 abstained, 15 no vote

MSP voted for

Vote Passed

Motion ref. S5M-24396.1

National Mission to Reduce Drug Deaths and Harms

Submitted by: Brian Whittle, South Scotland, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party. Date lodged: Wednesday, March 17, 2021

Supported by: Donald Cameron
Current status: Taken in the Chamber on Thursday, March 18, 2021

Result 43 for, 69 against, 1 abstained, 16 no vote

MSP voted for

Vote Defeated

Motions

Written questions

Written questions James Kelly 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. S5W-35970

Asked by: Kelly, James, Glasgow, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 10 March 2021

"To ask the Scottish Government whether it has given further consideration to ensuring that the fitness and exercise industry will re-open at the earliest opportunity as lockdown restrictions ease."

Answered by: Mairi Gougeon on 24 March 2021

Question ref. S5W-35594

Asked by: Kelly, James, Glasgow, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 1 March 2021

"To ask the Scottish Government what plans it has to target COVID-19 vaccinations in deprived areas following the completion of vaccination roll-out for medically-vulnerable groups."

Answered by: Jeane Freeman on 12 March 2021

Question ref. S5W-35697

Asked by: Kelly, James, Glasgow, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 3 March 2021

"To ask the Scottish Government whether social housing staff will be considered as a priority group for the COVID-19 vaccine, given their frequent interaction with older and vulnerable people."

Answered by: Jeane Freeman on 12 March 2021

Question ref. S5W-35595

Asked by: Kelly, James, Glasgow, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 1 March 2021

"To ask the Scottish Government how it will support the recovery of deprived areas from the COVID-19 pandemic."

Answered by: Kate Forbes on 11 March 2021

Question ref. S5W-35597

Asked by: Kelly, James, Glasgow, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 1 March 2021

"To ask the Scottish Government, in light of the reported increase in retail crime during the COVID-19 pandemic, whether it will establish a fund to support retailers seeking to improve their CCTV and security systems."

Answered by: Jamie Hepburn on 10 March 2021

Question ref. S5O-05041

Asked by: Kelly, James, Glasgow, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 17 February 2021

"To ask the Scottish Government what action it is taking to promote fair pay practices."

Answered by: Jamie Hepburn on 24 February 2021

Question ref. S5W-34753

Asked by: Kelly, James, Glasgow, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 25 January 2021

"To ask the Scottish Government when it anticipates applications will reopen for the 2021-22 First Home Fund."

Answered by: Kevin Stewart on 4 February 2021

Question ref. S5W-34444

Asked by: Kelly, James, Glasgow, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 11 January 2021

"To ask the Scottish Government when all care homes will have access to COVID-19 visitor testing."

Answered by: Mairi Gougeon on 20 January 2021

Question ref. S5W-34195

Asked by: Kelly, James, Glasgow, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 21 December 2020

"To ask the Scottish Government what its response is to the recent report on forgivable loan support that was published by the Edinburgh Business School."

Answered by: Fiona Hyslop on 12 January 2021

Question ref. S5W-33442

Asked by: Kelly, James, Glasgow, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 23 November 2020

"To ask the Scottish Government when it will confirm at what time on 11 December 2020 the Level 4 COVID-19 restrictions will end."

Answered by: Jeane Freeman on 21 December 2020

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