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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 their Constituency

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: 13 January 2022

Green Transition (North Ayrshire)

4. Kenneth Gibson (Cunninghame North) (SNP): "To ask the First Minister what steps the Scottish Government will take to urgently progress the green transition in North Ayrshire, following the closure of Hunterston B power station on 7 January. (S6F-00650)"

Chamber meeting date: 13 January 2022

Island Economies (Support)

Kenneth Gibson (Cunninghame North) (SNP): "Ferries are of crucial importance to Arran’s economy. So, too, are workers. The average house price of more than £272,000 puts houses beyond the reach of young families, and only 11 per cent of Arran’s housing is social rented housing…

Chamber meeting date: 13 January 2022

Car Travel

Kenneth Gibson (Cunninghame North) (SNP): "Car drivers, of which I am one, use that mode of transport because of its ready convenience in all weathers and 24 hours a day. Road and fuel taxes are reserved, and increasing the cost of driving will only disadvantage low-income households…

Chamber meeting date: 12 January 2022

Ferry Services (Support)

Kenneth Gibson (Cunninghame North) (SNP): "CalMac has admitted that some of its skippers are neither experienced nor competent enough to sail to Ardrossan or Gourock as port of refuge in moderate, not to mention bad, weather, which leads to sailings being cancelled needlessly…

Chamber meeting date: 11 January 2022

Covid-19 Update

Kenneth Gibson (Cunninghame North) (SNP): "Omicron has had a hugely adverse impact on foreign travel, with thousands of people understandably cancelling holidays over Christmas and beyond, resulting in travel agents spending more time and their own money, in terms of staff and utilities, on handing back money to customers rather than booking holidays. Will the First Minister advise what…

Votes

How Kenneth Gibson has voted in Parliament

Find out how Kenneth Gibson has voted recently.

Motion ref. S6M-02761.2

Tackling Drug Related Deaths Through the First Year of the National Mission

Submitted by: Sue Webber, Lothian, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party. Date lodged: Wednesday, January 12, 2022

Current status: Taken in the Chamber on Thursday, January 13, 2022

Result 34 for, 70 against, 19 abstained, 6 no vote

MSP voted against

Vote Defeated

Motion ref. S6M-02761.1

Tackling Drug Related Deaths Through the First Year of the National Mission

Submitted by: Claire Baker, Mid Scotland and Fife, Scottish Labour. Date lodged: Wednesday, January 12, 2022

Supported by: Paul Sweeney
Current status: Taken in the Chamber on Thursday, January 13, 2022

Result 23 for, 100 against, 0 abstained, 6 no vote

MSP voted against

Vote Defeated

Motion ref. S6M-02747.3

Mental Health and Wellbeing in Primary Care Services

Submitted by: Craig Hoy, South Scotland, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party. Date lodged: Tuesday, January 11, 2022

Supported by: Sharon Dowey, Stephen Kerr
Current status: Taken in the Chamber on Wednesday, January 12, 2022

Result 34 for, 89 against, 0 abstained, 6 no vote

MSP voted against

Vote Defeated

Motion ref. S6M-02747.1

Mental Health and Wellbeing in Primary Care Services

Submitted by: Carol Mochan, South Scotland, Scottish Labour. Date lodged: Tuesday, January 11, 2022

Supported by: Jackie Baillie, Paul Sweeney
Current status: Taken in the Chamber on Wednesday, January 12, 2022

Result 55 for, 68 against, 0 abstained, 6 no vote

MSP voted against

Vote Defeated

Motion ref. S6M-02747.2

Mental Health and Wellbeing in Primary Care Services

Submitted by: Alex Cole-Hamilton, Edinburgh Western, Scottish Liberal Democrats. Date lodged: Tuesday, January 11, 2022

Current status: Taken in the Chamber on Wednesday, January 12, 2022

Result 54 for, 69 against, 0 abstained, 6 no vote

MSP voted against

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-05379

Asked by: Gibson, Kenneth, Cunninghame North, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 23 December 2021

"To ask the Scottish Government how many people it anticipates will be in the (a) higher and (b) top income tax bands in April 2022."

Awaiting answer

Question ref. S6W-05378

Asked by: Gibson, Kenneth, Cunninghame North, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 23 December 2021

"To ask the Scottish Government how many people were in the (a) higher and (b) top income tax bands in April 2021."

Awaiting answer

Question ref. S6W-04890

Asked by: Gibson, Kenneth, Cunninghame North, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 8 December 2021

"To ask the Scottish Government how much it will spend in the current financial year (a) on welfare, (b) on telecoms and (c) in total in order to mitigate any impact of decisions taken by the UK Government."

Awaiting answer

Question ref. S6W-04194

Asked by: Gibson, Kenneth, Cunninghame North, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 5 November 2021

"To ask the Scottish Government how much it expects to spend on reserved policy areas in 2021-22, with itemised details for each expenditure line."

Answered by: Kate Forbes on 3 December 2021

Question ref. S6W-04570

Asked by: Gibson, Kenneth, Cunninghame North, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 22 November 2021

"To ask the Scottish Government how much North Ayrshire Council will pay in Public Private Partnership (PPP) and Private Finance Initiative (PFI) payments in the financial year 2021-22."

Answered by: Kate Forbes on 1 December 2021

Question ref. S6W-04281

Asked by: Gibson, Kenneth, Cunninghame North, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 11 November 2021

"To ask the Scottish Government what its capital allocation has been to North Ayrshire Council in real terms in each year since 1999-2000, up to and including 2021-22."

Answered by: Tom Arthur on 24 November 2021

Question ref. S6W-04259

Asked by: Gibson, Kenneth, Cunninghame North, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 8 November 2021

"To ask the Scottish Government how much funding it provided to the (a) Cunninghame, (b) Irvine and (c) Trust Housing Associations for the construction of new housing in each year between 1999 and 2011."

Answered by: Shona Robison on 23 November 2021

Question ref. S6W-04258

Asked by: Gibson, Kenneth, Cunninghame North, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 8 November 2021

"To ask the Scottish Government how much funding it provided to North Ayrshire Council for the construction of new council housing in each year between 1999 and 2011."

Answered by: Shona Robison on 23 November 2021

Question ref. S6W-04278

Asked by: Gibson, Kenneth, Cunninghame North, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 8 November 2021

"To ask the Scottish Government how much block grant funding from the UK Government it has been provided with for capital expenditure in real terms in each year since 2007."

Answered by: Kate Forbes on 22 November 2021

Question ref. S6W-04282

Asked by: Gibson, Kenneth, Cunninghame North, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 11 November 2021

"To ask the Scottish Government what its revenue allocation has been to North Ayrshire Council in real terms in each year since 1999-2000, up to and including 2021-22."

Answered by: Tom Arthur on 22 November 2021

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