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Members of the Scottish Parliament (MSPs)

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Ruth Maguire

Scottish National Party

MSP for Cunninghame South (Constituency) 2016 - present day

About Ruth Maguire

Contact details

Contact online

X (previously known as Twitter): @RBFMaguire

Facebook: Ruth's facebook

Contact at the Scottish Parliament

The Scottish Parliament
Edinburgh
EH99 1SP

Contact at local office

Caledonian House
100 High Street
Irvine
KA12 0AX

Phone: 01294 276730
Text relay calls welcome.

Committees

Cross-party groups

Ruth is a member of 2 cross-party groups

Cross-Party Group in the Scottish Parliament on Commercial Sexual Exploitation

Co-Convener

Cross-Party Group in the Scottish Parliament on Nuclear Disarmament

Member

Parliamentary and Government Roles

Ruth does not have any parliamentary or government roles

Party Roles

Ruth does not have any party roles

Previous roles

Ruth has had 11 previous roles

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

31 March 2022 - 16 November 2023

Local Government Housing and Planning Committee

Substitute Member

31 March 2022 - 13 September 2023

Education Children and Young People Committee

Member

18 January 2022 - 31 March 2022

Citizen Participation and Public Petitions Committee

Member

05 March 2020 - 04 May 2021

Environment Climate Change and Land Reform Committee

Substitute Member

13 September 2018 - 04 May 2021

Equalities and Human Rights Committee

Convener

13 September 2018 - 04 May 2021

conveners group

Member

12 September 2018 - 25 April 2019

Hutchesons Hospital Transfer and Dissolution Scotland Bill Committee

Member

06 September 2018 - 13 September 2018

Equalities and Human Rights Committee

Member

08 June 2016 - 06 September 2018

Social Security Committee

Member

30 March 2017 - 24 May 2018

Education and Skills Committee

Member

06 September 2016 - 30 March 2017

Local Government and Communities Committee

Member

Register of interests

Ruth'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 Ruth Maguire 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.

Education, Children and Young People Committee meeting date: 17 April 2024

Children and Young People’s Commissioner Scotland (Strategic Plan 2024-28)

Ruth Maguire (Cunninghame South) (SNP): "Good morning, panel. Gina Wilson talked about getting feedback from young people. To delve into that, could you talk to some of the things that your office has changed based on feedback from young people, giving some specific examples?"

Chamber meeting date: 28 March 2024

Public Transport (National Concessionary Scheme)

3. Ruth Maguire (Cunninghame South) (SNP): "To ask the Scottish Government how many citizens, including residents of the Cunninghame South constituency, have accessed free public transport through the national concessionary scheme in the last year. (S6O-03278)"

Chamber meeting date: 20 March 2024

Prostitution

8. Ruth Maguire (Cunninghame South) (SNP): "To ask the Scottish Government whether it will provide an update on what action it is taking to challenge and deter men’s demand for prostitution. (S6O-03231)"

Chamber meeting date: 20 March 2024

Third Sector (Economic Contribution)

Ruth Maguire (Cunninghame South) (SNP): "I congratulate Kate Forbes on securing this important debate and highlighting the positive impact of charities, community and voluntary groups and other non-profit-distributing organisations…

Education, Children and Young People Committee meeting date: 20 March 2024

Additional Support for Learning Inquiry

Ruth Maguire: "I have a quick follow-up question. Are you saying that there is no Scottish Government guidance for the design of school buildings?"

Votes

How Ruth Maguire has voted in Parliament

Find out how Ruth Maguire has voted recently.

Motion ref. S6M-12882

Scottish Employment Injuries Advisory Council Bill

Submitted by: Mark Griffin, Central Scotland, Scottish Labour. Date lodged: Tuesday, April 16, 2024

Supported by: Paul Sweeney
Current status: Taken in the Chamber on Thursday, April 18, 2024

Result 20 for, 95 against, 0 abstained, 14 did not vote

MSP voted against

Vote Defeated

Motion ref. S6M-12867.1

Business Programme

Submitted by: Meghan Gallacher, Central Scotland, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party. Date lodged: Wednesday, April 17, 2024

Supported by: Jeremy Balfour, Alexander Burnett, Sharon Dowey, Tim Eagle, Russell Findlay, Pam Gosal, Jamie Halcro Johnston, Rachael Hamilton, Liam Kerr, Douglas Ross, Brian Whittle
Current status: Taken in the Chamber on Wednesday, April 17, 2024

Result 53 for, 60 against, 5 abstained, 11 did not vote

MSP abstained

Vote Defeated

Motion ref. S6M-12872

Approval of SSI

Submitted by: George Adam, Paisley, Scottish National Party. Date lodged: Tuesday, April 16, 2024

Current status: Taken in the Chamber on Wednesday, April 17, 2024

Result 88 for, 28 against, 0 abstained, 13 did not vote

MSP voted for

Vote Passed

Motion ref. S6M-12855

Repealing the Hate Crime Act

Submitted by: Russell Findlay, West Scotland, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party. Date lodged: Monday, April 15, 2024

Current status: Taken in the Chamber on Wednesday, April 17, 2024

Result 64 for, 29 against, 25 abstained, 11 did not vote

MSP voted for

Vote Passed

Motion ref. S6M-12855.4

Repealing the Hate Crime Act

Submitted by: Pauline McNeill, Glasgow, Scottish Labour. Date lodged: Tuesday, April 16, 2024

Supported by: Katy Clark
Current status: Taken in the Chamber on Wednesday, April 17, 2024

Result 20 for, 97 against, 1 abstained, 11 did not vote

MSP voted against

Vote Defeated

Motions

Questions

Questions Ruth Maguire has asked

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

Question ref. S6O-03278

Asked by: Maguire, Ruth, Cunninghame South, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 20 March 2024

"To ask the Scottish Government how many citizens, including residents of the Cunninghame South constituency, have accessed free public transport through the national concessionary scheme in the last year."

Taken in the Chamber on 28 March 2024

Question ref. S6O-03231

Asked by: Maguire, Ruth, Cunninghame South, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 13 March 2024

"To ask the Scottish Government whether it will provide an update on what action it is taking to challenge and deter men's demand for prostitution."

Taken in the Chamber on 20 March 2024

Question ref. S6O-03166

Asked by: Maguire, Ruth, Cunninghame South, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 28 February 2024

"To ask the Scottish Government what action it is taking, including through discussion with the UK Government, to ensure that rail services are safe and accessible for all."

Taken in the Chamber on 7 March 2024

Question ref. S6O-02964

Asked by: Maguire, Ruth, Cunninghame South, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 10 January 2024

"To ask the Scottish Government what measures in its proposed Budget will support economic growth in North Ayrshire."

Taken in the Chamber on 17 January 2024

Question ref. S6O-02894

Asked by: Maguire, Ruth, Cunninghame South, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 13 December 2023

"To ask the Scottish Government when it will report on its consultation on proposals to close fishing for sandeel in all Scottish waters."

Taken in the Chamber on 20 December 2023

Question ref. S6W-23813

Asked by: Maguire, Ruth, Cunninghame South, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 11 December 2023

"To ask the Scottish Government what review it has undertaken of the escalation status of NHS boards under the NHS Scotland Support and Intervention Framework."

Answered by Michael Matheson on 12 December 2023

Question ref. S6O-02886

Asked by: Maguire, Ruth, Cunninghame South, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 6 December 2023

Question ref. S6O-02818

Asked by: Maguire, Ruth, Cunninghame South, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 22 November 2023

"To ask the Scottish Government what Scottish social security support is available for terminally ill people and their carers."

Taken in the Chamber on 30 November 2023

Question ref. S6O-02737

Asked by: Maguire, Ruth, Cunninghame South, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 8 November 2023

"To ask the Scottish Government whether it will provide an update on its plans for a Human Rights Bill."

Taken in the Chamber on 16 November 2023

Question ref. S6O-02556

Asked by: Maguire, Ruth, Cunninghame South, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 20 September 2023

"To ask the Scottish Government what impact the measures in its Programme for Government 2023-24 will have on the growth of the economy in North Ayrshire."

Taken in the Chamber on 27 September 2023

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