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Members of the Scottish Parliament (MSPs)

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Kenneth Gibson

Scottish National Party

MSP for Cunninghame North (Constituency) 2007 - present day

Former MSP for Glasgow (Region) 1999 - 2003

About Kenneth Gibson

Contact details

Contact online

Facebook: Kenneth's facebook

Contact at the Scottish Parliament

The Scottish Parliament
Edinburgh
EH99 1SP

Phone: 0131 348 6536
Text relay calls welcome.

Contact at local office

15 Main Street
Dalry
KA24 5DL

Phone: 01294 833687
Text relay calls welcome.

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

Committees

Kenneth is a member of 1 committee

Cross-party groups

Parliamentary and Government Roles

Kenneth has 1 parliamentary and government role

Conveners Group

Member

Party Roles

Kenneth does not have any party roles

Previous roles

Kenneth has had 20 previous roles

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

17 June 2021 - 22 June 2021

Finance and Public Administration Committee

Member

06 September 2018 - 04 May 2021

Culture Tourism Europe and External Affairs Committee

Member

01 September 2020 - 04 May 2021

Education and Skills Committee

Member

29 August 2017 - 04 May 2021

Presiding Officer's Advisory Group

Member

08 June 2016 - 01 September 2020

Local Government and Communities Committee

Member

29 September 2016 - 06 September 2018

Public Audit and Postlegislative Scrutiny Committee

Substitute Member

07 September 2016 - 29 September 2016

Public Audit Committee

Substitute Member

15 June 2011 - 23 March 2016

Conveners Group

Member

25 October 2012 - 23 March 2016

Welfare Reform Committee

Substitute Member

15 June 2011 - 23 March 2016

Finance Committee

Convener

01 June 2011 - 15 June 2011

Finance Committee

Member

02 September 2008 - 22 March 2011

Education Lifelong Learning and Culture Committee

Deputy Convener

26 February 2009 - 05 November 2009

Finance Committee

Substitute Member

26 June 2008 - 02 September 2008

Education Lifelong Learning and Culture Committee

Member

20 June 2007 - 26 June 2008

Local Government and Communities Committee

Deputy Convener

13 June 2007 - 20 June 2007

Local Government and Communities Committee

Member

19 September 2001 - 31 March 2003

Social Justice Committee

Deputy Convener

09 May 2002 - 05 September 2002

Local Government Committee

Member

06 September 2001 - 19 September 2001

Social Justice Committee

Member

17 June 1999 - 06 September 2001

Local Government Committee

Member

Register of interests

Kenneth'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 Kenneth Gibson. The date of their initial statement was 13 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

I own a flat in Glasgow with a market value of between £100,001 and £150,000 from which I receive gross annual income of up to £5,000. The costs associated with this property exceed the income from letting it.

Interest in shares

No registrable interests

Voluntary

No registrable interests

Recent Activity

What was said

What Kenneth Gibson 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: 30 June 2022

Scottish Government-funded Bodies (Pay Settlements)

Kenneth Gibson (Cunninghame North) (SNP): "Can the cabinet secretary advise us how the Scottish Government can deliver the pay increases that are being demanded when the United Kingdom Tory Government has allowed for inflation of only 2…

Chamber meeting date: 28 June 2022

Independence Referendum

Kenneth Gibson (Cunninghame North) (SNP): "For Opposition members, the time is never right, and they use every opportunity to deny our democratic mandate for an independence referendum…

Finance and Public Administration Committee meeting date: 28 June 2022

Financial Memorandum for the Children and Young People (Scotland) Bill (Post-legislative Scrutiny)

The Convener (Kenneth Gibson): "Good morning and welcome to the 21st meeting in 2022 of the Finance and Public Administration Committee—our final meeting before recess…

Chamber meeting date: 23 June 2022

Provisional Outturn 2021-22

Kenneth Gibson (Cunninghame North) (SNP): "I understand that the UK lost £12 billion to furlough fraud alone. The need for a fiscal framework review has been reinforced through the pandemic and now the cost of living crisis…

Chamber meeting date: 23 June 2022

Fireworks and Pyrotechnic Articles (Scotland) Bill: Stage 3

Kenneth Gibson (Cunninghame North) (SNP): "On a point of order, Presiding Officer. I would have voted no. I could not connect to the digital platform."

Votes

How Kenneth Gibson has voted in Parliament

Find out how Kenneth Gibson has voted recently.

Motion ref. S6M-05235.3

Northern Ireland Protocol Bill

Submitted by: Sarah Boyack, Lothian, Scottish Labour. Date lodged: Tuesday, June 28, 2022

Supported by: Paul Sweeney
Current status: Taken in the Chamber on Wednesday, June 29, 2022

Result 85 for, 25 against, 0 abstained, 19 no vote

MSP not voted

Vote Passed

Motion ref. S6M-05254

Business Programme

Submitted by: George Adam, Paisley, Scottish National Party. Date lodged: Tuesday, June 28, 2022

Current status: Taken in the Chamber on Wednesday, June 29, 2022

Result 63 for, 47 against, 0 abstained, 19 no vote

MSP not voted

Vote Passed

Motion ref. S6M-05254.1

Business Programme

Submitted by: Stephen Kerr, Central Scotland, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party. Date lodged: Wednesday, June 29, 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, 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 Wednesday, June 29, 2022

Result 47 for, 63 against, 0 abstained, 19 no vote

MSP not voted

Vote Defeated

Motion ref. S6M-05154

Fireworks and Pyrotechnic Articles (Scotland) Bill

Submitted by: Ash Regan, Edinburgh Eastern, Scottish National Party. Date lodged: Tuesday, June 21, 2022

Supported by: Keith Brown
Current status: Taken in the Chamber on Wednesday, June 29, 2022

Result 84 for, 0 against, 25 abstained, 20 no vote

MSP not voted

Vote Passed

Motion ref. S6M-05235.2

Northern Ireland Protocol Bill

Submitted by: Donald Cameron, Highlands and Islands, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party. Date lodged: Tuesday, June 28, 2022

Current status: Taken in the Chamber on Wednesday, June 29, 2022

Result 25 for, 85 against, 0 abstained, 19 no vote

MSP not voted

Vote Defeated

Motions

Written questions

Written questions Kenneth Gibson 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-10003

Asked by: Gibson, Kenneth, Cunninghame North, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 27 July 2022

"To ask the Scottish Government what consideration it has given to extending the free concessionary travel on buses for under-22s to young island residents travelling on ferries."

Awaiting answer

Question ref. S6W-09445

Asked by: Gibson, Kenneth, Cunninghame North, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 29 June 2022

"To ask the Scottish Government, in light of the ministerial statement by the Cabinet Secretary for Net Zero, Energy and Transport on 4 February 2021, during which he stated that “progress will now be made in moving to the procurement phase for construction of [the A737 Improvements at Beith] scheme...I expect to see good progress being made…

Answered by: Jenny Gilruth on 27 July 2022

Question ref. S6W-09447

Asked by: Gibson, Kenneth, Cunninghame North, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 29 June 2022

"To ask the Scottish Government whether it will take steps to ensure that the A737 Improvements at Beith scheme and future major roads projects that it commissions are progressed in a timely and efficient manner, including through the introduction of general timescales, in order to increase accountability and transparency in the way that Transport…

Answered by: Jenny Gilruth on 27 July 2022

Question ref. S6W-09444

Asked by: Gibson, Kenneth, Cunninghame North, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 29 June 2022

"To ask the Scottish Government when plans for the A737 Improvements at Beith will be approved in order for the project to move to the procurement stage; when the project is expected to go out to tender, and, in line with the details set out in its Infrastructure Investment Plan 2021-2022 to 2025-2026, whether (a) construction is expected to start…

Answered by: Jenny Gilruth on 27 July 2022

Question ref. S6W-09446

Asked by: Gibson, Kenneth, Cunninghame North, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 29 June 2022

"To ask the Scottish Government, regarding the A737 Improvements at Beith scheme, how much longer the “necessary governance procedures” cited by Transport Scotland as a reason for non-completion of the Outline Business Case are expected to take; how “necessary governance procedures” are defined, and for what reasons the…

Answered by: Jenny Gilruth on 27 July 2022

Question ref. S6W-09965

Asked by: Gibson, Kenneth, Cunninghame North, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 25 July 2022

"To ask the Scottish Government what training medical students and new doctors in Scotland receive on how to diagnose and treat endometriosis."

Awaiting answer

Question ref. S6W-09901

Asked by: Gibson, Kenneth, Cunninghame North, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 21 July 2022

"To ask the Scottish Government, regarding the Islands Connectivity Plan, when the (a) full plan and (b) section on ferries will be published."

Awaiting answer

Question ref. S6W-09902

Asked by: Gibson, Kenneth, Cunninghame North, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 21 July 2022

"To ask the Scottish Government whether it will provide an update on when the Project Neptune review of ferry governance will be published."

Awaiting answer

Question ref. S6W-09671

Asked by: Gibson, Kenneth, Cunninghame North, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 5 July 2022

"To ask the Scottish Government whether it will provide further information regarding the Lord Advocate’s reference to the Supreme Court on whether the question for a referendum on Scottish independence relates to reserved matters."

Answered by: Dorothy Bain on 5 July 2022

Question ref. S6W-08699

Asked by: Gibson, Kenneth, Cunninghame North, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 24 May 2022

"To ask the Scottish Government what the impact will be on Scotland of UK Government plans to cut the number of civil servants by 91,000."

Answered by: Ivan McKee on 7 June 2022

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