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Members of the Scottish Parliament (MSPs)

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Martin Whitfield

Scottish Labour

MSP for South Scotland (Region) 2021 - present day

About Martin Whitfield

Contact details

Contact at the Scottish Parliament

The Scottish Parliament
Edinburgh
EH99 1SP

Phone: 0131 348 5827
Text relay calls welcome.

Committees

Cross-party groups

Martin is a member of 1 cross-party group

Cross-Party Group in the Scottish Parliament on St Andrew's Day

Member

Parliamentary and Government Roles

Martin has 1 parliamentary and government role

Conveners Group

Member

Party Roles

Martin has 4 party roles

Deputy Party Spokesperson on Children

Scottish Labour

Deputy Party Spokesperson on Lifelong Learning

Scottish Labour

Deputy Party Spokesperson on Young People

Scottish Labour

Deputy Party Spokesperson on Youth Employment

Scottish Labour

Previous roles

Martin had 1 previous role

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

17 June 2021 - 22 June 2021

Standards Procedures and Public Appointments Committee

Member

Register of interests

Martin'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 Martin Whitfield 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: 29 September 2022

Decision Time

Martin Whitfield (South Scotland) (Lab): "On a point of order, Presiding Officer. With some surprise, I found that the voting app would not connect. I would have voted for the amendment."

Chamber meeting date: 29 September 2022

Excellence in Scottish Education

Martin Whitfield (South Scotland) (Lab): "Pam Duncan-Glancy is right to publicise her proposal for a member’s bill…

Chamber meeting date: 28 September 2022

Research Excellence Framework Results 2021

Martin Whitfield (South Scotland) (Lab): "I thank Pam Gosal for bringing the motion before us. It is a pleasure to follow Michelle Thomson’s contribution, and I echo her final words about the importance of research for the future not just of Scotland but of the whole planet…

Chamber meeting date: 22 September 2022

Student Accommodation Strategy

Martin Whitfield (South Scotland) (Lab): "Students have been venting their fury at the lack of accommodation, with the Government failing to take any meaningful action to support them…

Chamber meeting date: 22 September 2022

Parliamentary Procedures and Practices

Martin Whitfield (South Scotland) (Lab): "It is a pleasure to open the SPPA Committee’s second committee debate on future parliamentary procedures and practices in the chamber and in our institution…

Votes

How Martin Whitfield has voted in Parliament

Find out how Martin Whitfield has voted recently.

Motion ref. S6M-06102

Excellence in Scottish Education

Submitted by: Shirley-Anne Somerville, Dunfermline, Scottish National Party. Date lodged: Tuesday, September 27, 2022

Supported by: Clare Haughey, Jamie Hepburn
Current status: Taken in the Chamber on Thursday, September 29, 2022

Result 65 for, 50 against, 0 abstained, 14 no vote

MSP voted against

Vote Passed

Motion ref. S6M-06073

Addressing NHS Waiting Times

Submitted by: Dr. Sandesh Gulhane, Glasgow, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party. Date lodged: Monday, September 26, 2022

Supported by: Sharon Dowey, Meghan Gallacher, Liam Kerr, Douglas Lumsden
Current status: Taken in the Chamber on Thursday, September 29, 2022

Result 65 for, 52 against, 0 abstained, 12 no vote

MSP voted against

Vote Passed

Motion ref. S6M-06102.3

Excellence in Scottish Education

Submitted by: Stephen Kerr, Central Scotland, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party. Date lodged: Wednesday, September 28, 2022

Current status: Taken in the Chamber on Thursday, September 29, 2022

Result 29 for, 64 against, 23 abstained, 13 no vote

MSP abstained

Vote Defeated

Motion ref. S6M-06102.1

Excellence in Scottish Education

Submitted by: Michael Marra, North East Scotland, Scottish Labour. Date lodged: Wednesday, September 28, 2022

Supported by: Paul Sweeney, Martin Whitfield
Current status: Taken in the Chamber on Thursday, September 29, 2022

Result 51 for, 65 against, 0 abstained, 13 no vote

MSP voted for

Vote Defeated

Motion ref. S6M-06071

Scottish Government Handling of Ferry Contracts

Submitted by: Graham Simpson, Central Scotland, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party. Date lodged: Monday, September 26, 2022

Supported by: Sharon Dowey, Liam Kerr
Current status: Taken in the Chamber on Thursday, September 29, 2022

Result 64 for, 53 against, 0 abstained, 12 no vote

MSP voted against

Vote Passed

Motions

Written questions

Written questions Martin Whitfield 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-10877

Asked by: Whitfield, Martin, South Scotland, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 6 September 2022

"To ask the Scottish Government how it is working with local authorities to roll out more Safe to School initiatives."

Awaiting answer

Question ref. S6W-10880

Asked by: Whitfield, Martin, South Scotland, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 6 September 2022

"To ask the Scottish Government what consideration it has given to providing financial support to businesses impacted by rising energy costs."

Awaiting answer

Question ref. S6W-10879

Asked by: Whitfield, Martin, South Scotland, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 6 September 2022

"To ask the Scottish Government how many Safe to School initiatives have been established in the last year."

Awaiting answer

Question ref. S6W-10878

Asked by: Whitfield, Martin, South Scotland, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 6 September 2022

"To ask the Scottish Government how many Safe to School initiatives there currently are in Scotland that help children to safely cycle or walk to and from school in the morning and at home time."

Awaiting answer

Question ref. S6W-10829

Asked by: Whitfield, Martin, South Scotland, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 2 September 2022

"To ask the Scottish Government what steps it is taking to prevent a future shortfall of first-year student accommodation for those aged 17."

Awaiting answer

Question ref. S6W-09627

Asked by: Whitfield, Martin, South Scotland, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 5 July 2022

"To ask the Scottish Government, in light of the Environment Strategy for Scotland, which was published in 2020, and the UK Government’s targets to halt biodiversity loss by 2030, what assessment has been made of the effectiveness of current wildlife tunnels and bridges in protecting Scotland's wildlife, and what steps it plans to take to…

Answered by: Lorna Slater on 2 August 2022

Question ref. S6W-09137

Asked by: Whitfield, Martin, South Scotland, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 16 June 2022

"To ask the Scottish Government what the process is for inspections and check-ups on those children who have been registered for home schooling."

Answered by: Shirley-Anne Somerville on 4 July 2022

Question ref. S6W-09136

Asked by: Whitfield, Martin, South Scotland, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 16 June 2022

"To ask the Scottish Government how many children have been registered for home schooling in (a) 2019, (b) 2020, (c) 2021 and (d) 2022 to date, broken down by month."

Answered by: Shirley-Anne Somerville on 24 June 2022

Question ref. S6W-09135

Asked by: Whitfield, Martin, South Scotland, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 16 June 2022

"To ask the Scottish Government how many home checks have taken place on those registered for home schooling in (a) 2019, (b) 2020, (c) 2021 and (d) 2022 to date, broken down by month."

Answered by: Shirley-Anne Somerville on 24 June 2022

Question ref. S6W-08460

Asked by: Whitfield, Martin, South Scotland, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 11 May 2022

"To ask the Scottish Government whether any adjustment has been made to the future budget for the Scottish Milk and Healthy Snack Scheme for the 2022-23 academic year, in light of the recent increase in the retail price of milk."

Answered by: Clare Haughey on 24 May 2022

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