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Members of the Scottish Parliament (MSPs)

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Michael Marra

Scottish Labour

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

About Michael Marra

Contact details

Contact online

Website: michaelmarra.net

Post-d: @michaeljmarra

Facebook: Michael's facebook

Contact at the Scottish Parliament

The Scottish Parliament
Edinburgh
EH99 1SP

Phone: 0131 348 5943
Text relay calls welcome.

Committees

Michael is not a member of any committees

Cross-party groups

Parliamentary and Government Roles

Michael does not have any parliamentary or government roles

Party Roles

Michael has 2 party roles

Party Spokesperson on Education

Scottish Labour

Party Spokesperson on Skills

Scottish Labour

Previous roles

Michael does not have any previous roles

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

Register of interests

Michael'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 Michael Marra. The date of their initial statement was 10 June 2021.

Remuneration and related undertaking

Until 8 May 2021, when I resigned, I was a Deputy Director, Leverhulme Research Centre for Forensic Science at the University of Dundee (of Perth Road, Dundee). I worked full time in this role and I received remuneration of £60,001 to £65,000 per annum. I received a final payment of £2,500.

I am a Councillor for Dundee City Council (of Dundee House, North Lindsay St, Dundee ). I spend approximately 18 hours per week on this role, although this can vary from week to week depending on committee commitments. I receive salary and use of a mobile and laptop. I estimate the total combined value of this remuneration is between £15,001 and £20,000 per annum.

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

In December 2021 I received one bottle of ‘Sustainable Scotch Whisky’ to mark COP26 from the Scotch Whisky Association. Although not available for sale this has a nominal monetary value of £30.00. [Registered 3 February 2022]

On 4 November 2021 I attended a dinner hosted by the CBI at COP26, as a guest of Tesco PLC. This had a monetary value of £200. [Registered 8 December 2021]

On 15 November 2021 I received one ticket to attend the Scotland v Denmark football game, with hospitality included, at Hampden Park as a guest of the BT Group. This had a monetary value of £250. [Registered 8 December 2021]

I am a member of Community the Union.

I am a member of GMB Trade Union.

I am an elected Councillor at Dundee City Council

I am a member of Development of Social Enterprise in Dundee Development Board.

I am a member of Amnesty International.

I am the Secretary of Optimistic Sound (Registered Charity: SCO44851) dedicated to fighting child poverty in Dundee.

I am a member of Dundee, Perth, Angus and North East Fife Strategic Development Planning Authority.

Recent Activity

What was said

What Michael Marra 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 May 2022

Decision Time

Michael Marra (North East Scotland) (Lab): "On a point of order, Presiding Officer, I would have voted yes."

Chamber meeting date: 19 May 2022

Long Covid

Michael Marra (North East Scotland) (Lab): "I somewhat regret interrupting what sounds like a bit of a counsel of despair for the many people across Scotland who are suffering greatly at the moment, but what would John Mason say to the clinicians in my region who are astonished by the lack of resource that the Government is putting forward to allow them to develop new pathways and try to…

Chamber meeting date: 18 May 2022

Scottish Attainment Challenge

Michael Marra (North East Scotland) (Lab): "Thank you, Presiding Officer. I appreciated the couple of moments to prepare…

Education, Children and Young People Committee meeting date: 18 May 2022

Scottish Attainment Challenge Inquiry

Michael Marra (North East Scotland) (Lab): "I thank the cabinet secretary for her evidence so far…

Votes

How Michael Marra has voted in Parliament

Find out how Michael Marra has voted recently.

Motion ref. S6M-04567.1

Keeping Care Close to Home and Improving Outcomes

Submitted by: Paul O'Kane, West Scotland, Scottish Labour. Date lodged: Monday, May 23, 2022

Supported by: Carol Mochan, Paul Sweeney
Current status: Taken in the Chamber on Tuesday, May 24, 2022

Result 21 for, 97 against, 3 abstained, 8 no vote

MSP voted for

Vote Defeated

Motion ref. S6M-04607.1

Revision to Business Programme

Submitted by: Stephen Kerr, Central Scotland, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party. Date lodged: Tuesday, May 24, 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, Stephen 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 Tuesday, May 24, 2022

Result 53 for, 68 against, 0 abstained, 8 no vote

MSP voted for

Vote Defeated

Motion ref. S6M-04607

Revision to Business Programme

Submitted by: George Adam, Paisley, Scottish National Party. Date lodged: Tuesday, May 24, 2022

Current status: Taken in the Chamber on Tuesday, May 24, 2022

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

MSP voted against

Vote Passed

Motion ref. S6M-04567

Keeping Care Close to Home and Improving Outcomes

Submitted by: Kevin Stewart, Aberdeen Central, Scottish National Party. Date lodged: Monday, May 23, 2022

Supported by: Maree Todd, Humza Yousaf
Current status: Taken in the Chamber on Tuesday, May 24, 2022

Result 68 for, 54 against, 0 abstained, 7 no vote

MSP voted against

Vote Passed

Motion ref. S6M-04567.2

Keeping Care Close to Home and Improving Outcomes

Submitted by: Dr. Sandesh Gulhane, Glasgow, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party. Date lodged: Monday, May 23, 2022

Current status: Taken in the Chamber on Tuesday, May 24, 2022

Result 33 for, 86 against, 0 abstained, 10 no vote

MSP voted against

Vote Defeated

Motions

Written questions

Written questions Michael Marra 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-07575

Asked by: Marra, Michael, North East Scotland, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 25 March 2022

"To ask the Scottish Government what it is doing to promote the adoption of the International Holocaust Remembrance Alliance's (IHRA) working definition of antisemitism among publicly funded bodies."

Awaiting answer

Question ref. S6W-07021

Asked by: Marra, Michael, North East Scotland, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 4 March 2022

"To ask the Scottish Government what use has been made by the Russian Government or Russian-owned businesses of Prestwick Airport and any other Scottish Government-owned infrastructure during the last five years."

Answered by: Kate Forbes on 17 March 2022

Question ref. S6W-07026

Asked by: Marra, Michael, North East Scotland, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 4 March 2022

"To ask the Scottish Government what analysis has been done, or is planned, on whether any successful applicants to the ScotWind auction have Russian partnerships or financing arrangements in place."

Answered by: Michael Matheson on 16 March 2022

Question ref. S6W-07023

Asked by: Marra, Michael, North East Scotland, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 4 March 2022

"To ask the Scottish Government how many Ukrainian students are estimated to be studying in Scotland and what support is being offered to them, in light of current international events."

Answered by: Jamie Hepburn on 15 March 2022

Question ref. S6W-07022

Asked by: Marra, Michael, North East Scotland, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 4 March 2022

"To ask the Scottish Government what assessment has been made of the implications of sanctions on Russia for any Scottish businesses that trade with Russia, and what support can be given to those businesses in order to best facilitate their rapid diversification in the face of such sanctions."

Answered by: Ivan McKee on 15 March 2022

Question ref. S6W-06251

Asked by: Marra, Michael, North East Scotland, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 4 February 2022

"To ask the Scottish Government whether it will confirm if it is the case that data on teacher absence due to COVID-19 has not been collected after April 2021, and, if it is the case, for what reason."

Answered by: Shirley-Anne Somerville on 3 March 2022

Question ref. S6W-06255

Asked by: Marra, Michael, North East Scotland, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 9 February 2022

"To ask the Scottish Government what specifically the recently announced funding of up to £5 million allocated to local authorities to help with classroom ventilation has been spent on."

Answered by: Shirley-Anne Somerville on 23 February 2022

Question ref. S6W-05712

Asked by: Marra, Michael, North East Scotland, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 14 January 2022

"To ask the Scottish Government whether it will provide an update on the proportion of school pupils to whom it has (a) issued a free digital device and (b) provided free internet connection at home."

Answered by: Shirley-Anne Somerville on 27 January 2022

Question ref. S6W-05713

Asked by: Marra, Michael, North East Scotland, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 14 January 2022

"To ask the Scottish Government when it expects to receive the report on the consultation paper on the reform of Scottish Education, Education Scotland and the Scottish Qualifications Authority: Consultation."

Answered by: Shirley-Anne Somerville on 21 January 2022

Question ref. S6W-04781

Asked by: Marra, Michael, North East Scotland, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 10 December 2021

"To ask the Scottish Government which review boards are involved in the development of its education policy."

Answered by: Shirley-Anne Somerville on 22 December 2021

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