Skip to main content

Language: English / Gàidhlig

Loading…

Members of the Scottish Parliament (MSPs)

Image description

Mercedes Villalba

Scottish Labour

MSP for North East Scotland (Region) 2021 - present day

About Mercedes Villalba

Contact details

Contact online

Contact at the Scottish Parliament

The Scottish Parliament
Edinburgh
EH99 1SP

Phone: 0131 348 6390
Text relay calls welcome.

Committees

Cross-party groups

Mercedes is a member of 9 cross-party groups

Cross-Party Group in the Scottish Parliament on Cuba

Member

Cross-Party Group in the Scottish Parliament on Medicinal Cannabis

Member

Cross-Party Group in the Scottish Parliament on Migration

Member

Cross-Party Group in the Scottish Parliament on Nature and Climate

Member

Cross-Party Group in the Scottish Parliament on Nuclear Disarmament

Member

Cross-Party Group in the Scottish Parliament on Palestine

Member

Cross-Party Group in the Scottish Parliament on Rural Policy

Member

Cross-Party Group in the Scottish Parliament on Taiwan

Member

Cross-Party Group in the Scottish Parliament on Tibet

Co-Convener

Parliamentary and Government Roles

Mercedes does not have any parliamentary or government roles

Party Roles

Mercedes has 2 party roles

Deputy Party Spokesperson on Biodiversity

Scottish Labour

Deputy Party Spokesperson on Environment

Scottish Labour

Previous roles

Mercedes had 1 previous role

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

17 June 2021 - 01 February 2023

Rural Affairs Islands and Natural Environment Committee

Member

Register of interests

Mercedes'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 Mercedes Villalba 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.

Rural Affairs, Islands and Natural Environment Committee meeting date: 25 January 2023

Shark Fins Bill

Mercedes Villalba (North East Scotland) (Lab): "The minister mentioned that the bill will prevent the import of shark fins…

Chamber meeting date: 19 January 2023

Scotland’s Biodiversity Strategy

Mercedes Villalba (North East Scotland) (Lab): "I thank the minister for the advance sight of her statement. To tackle nature loss, we need to be clear about what caused its decline in the first place…

Chamber meeting date: 19 January 2023

Carbon Neutral Islands Project

Mercedes Villalba (North East Scotland) (Lab): "I rise to speak to the Labour amendment…

Chamber meeting date: 12 January 2023

Emissions Reduction (Reports)

Mercedes Villalba (North East Scotland) (Lab): "If we are to meet our national target of reducing car mileage by 20 per cent by 2030, reliable, affordable and readily available public transport will be key…

Chamber meeting date: 12 January 2023

Emissions Reduction (Reports)

Mercedes Villalba (North East Scotland) (Lab): "If we are to meet our national target of reducing car mileage by 20 per cent by 2030, reliable, affordable and readily available public transport will be key…

Votes

How Mercedes Villalba has voted in Parliament

Find out how Mercedes Villalba has voted recently.

Motion ref. S6M-07727

Budget (Scotland) (No. 2) Bill

Submitted by: John Swinney, Perthshire North, Scottish National Party. Date lodged: Tuesday, January 31, 2023

Supported by: George Adam, Tom Arthur, Richard Lochhead, Ivan McKee, Lorna Slater, Nicola Sturgeon
Current status: Taken in the Chamber on Thursday, February 2, 2023

Result 68 for, 56 against, 0 abstained, 5 no vote

MSP voted against

Vote Passed

Motion ref. S6M-07710.2

Three Years On - Brexit and Workers’ Rights

Submitted by: Sarah Boyack, Lothian, Scottish Labour. Date lodged: Monday, January 30, 2023

Supported by: Paul Sweeney
Current status: Taken in the Chamber on Tuesday, January 31, 2023

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

MSP voted for

Vote Defeated

Motion ref. S6M-07710

Three Years On - Brexit and Workers’ Rights

Submitted by: Richard Lochhead, Moray, Scottish National Party. Date lodged: Monday, January 30, 2023

Supported by: Tom Arthur, Ivan McKee, John Swinney
Current status: Taken in the Chamber on Tuesday, January 31, 2023

Result 90 for, 30 against, 0 abstained, 9 no vote

MSP voted for

Vote Passed

Motion ref. S6M-07734.1

Revision to Business Programme

Submitted by: Russell Findlay, West Scotland, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party. Date lodged: Tuesday, January 31, 2023

Supported by: Alexander Burnett, Murdo Fraser, Meghan Gallacher, Pam Gosal, Rachael Hamilton, Craig Hoy, Stephen Kerr, Douglas Ross, Sue Webber, Tess White
Current status: Taken in the Chamber on Tuesday, January 31, 2023

Result 51 for, 67 against, 0 abstained, 11 no vote

MSP voted for

Vote Defeated

Motion ref. S6M-07735.1

Business Programme

Submitted by: Stephen Kerr, Central Scotland, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party. Date lodged: Tuesday, January 31, 2023

Supported by: Finlay Carson, Sharon Dowey, Murdo Fraser, Jamie Greene, Jamie Halcro Johnston, Craig Hoy, Liam Kerr, Roz McCall, Liz Smith, Sue Webber
Current status: Taken in the Chamber on Tuesday, January 31, 2023

Result 54 for, 66 against, 0 abstained, 9 no vote

MSP voted for

Vote Defeated

Motions

Questions

Questions Mercedes Villalba has asked

These are the questions that this MSP has asked in Parliament. It also includes any answer to those questions.

Question ref. S6W-14579

Asked by: Villalba, Mercedes, North East Scotland, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 2 February 2023

"To ask the Scottish Government, in light of the publication of the Forest Research study, Revised valuation of flood regulation services of existing forest cover to inform natural capital accounts, on the benefits of Scotland's woodlands in assisting with flood prevention measures, how it plans to incorporate the protection of woodlands, or the…

Answer expected on 2 March 2023

Question ref. S6W-14578

Asked by: Villalba, Mercedes, North East Scotland, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 31 January 2023

"To ask the Scottish Government whether any restrictions or controls are in place, during the transfer of land, in relation to protecting existing woodlands that are contributing to flood prevention measures."

Answer expected on 28 February 2023

Question ref. S6W-14300

Asked by: Villalba, Mercedes, North East Scotland, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 24 January 2023

"To ask the Scottish Government how many serious road traffic accidents have been caused by wild deer in the last 12 months."

Answered by Jenny Gilruth on 31 January 2023

Question ref. S6W-14556

Asked by: Villalba, Mercedes, North East Scotland, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 30 January 2023

"To ask the Scottish Government how many hectares of land each local authority (a) currently owns and (b) owned (i) five, (ii) 10 and (iii) 20 years ago."

Answer expected on 27 February 2023

Question ref. S6W-14555

Asked by: Villalba, Mercedes, North East Scotland, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 30 January 2023

"To ask the Scottish Government how many hectares of land each NHS board (a) currently owns and (b) owned (i) five, (ii) 10 and (iii) 20 years ago."

Answer expected on 27 February 2023

Question ref. S6W-14344

Asked by: Villalba, Mercedes, North East Scotland, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 27 January 2023

"To ask the Scottish Government what discussions it has had with the UK Government regarding a suspected fatality among workers on the Liberia-registered rig, Valaris 121, in the North Sea on 22 January 2022."

Answer expected on 10 February 2023

Question ref. S6W-14343

Asked by: Villalba, Mercedes, North East Scotland, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 26 January 2023

"To ask the Scottish Government what recent assessment it has made of the safety standards to protect (a) offshore workers and (b) seafarers from Scotland who are working in waters over 12 nautical miles from the Scottish coastline."

Answer expected on 9 February 2023

Question ref. S6W-14299

Asked by: Villalba, Mercedes, North East Scotland, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 24 January 2023

"To ask the Scottish Government what plans Transport Scotland has to include any road traffic accidents that are caused by wild deer in its annual statistics."

Answer expected on 7 February 2023

Question ref. S6W-14301

Asked by: Villalba, Mercedes, North East Scotland, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 24 January 2023

"To ask the Scottish Government how it (a) monitors and (b) records road traffic accidents that are caused by wild deer."

Answer expected on 7 February 2023

Question ref. S6W-13877

Asked by: Villalba, Mercedes, North East Scotland, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 12 January 2023

"To ask the Scottish Government what assessment it has made of the impact that the freeze on the Scottish Fire and Rescue Service (SFRS) capital budget at £32.5 million will have upon the ability of SFRS to modernise its current estate."

Answered by Elena Whitham on 20 January 2023

Share this page