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Members of the Scottish Parliament (MSPs)

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Tess White

Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party

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

About Tess White

Contact details

Contact online

Post-d: @TessWhite4NE

Facebook: Tess's facebook

Contact at the Scottish Parliament

The Scottish Parliament
Edinburgh
EH99 1SP

Phone: 0131 348 6218
Text relay calls welcome.

Contact at local office

80 Rosemount Place
Aberdeen
AB25 2XN

Phone: 01224 640152
Text relay calls welcome.

Committees

Cross-party groups

Tess is a member of 5 cross-party groups

Cross-Party Group in the Scottish Parliament on Credit Unions

Convener

Cross-Party Group in the Scottish Parliament on Disability

Member

Cross-Party Group in the Scottish Parliament on Men's Violence Against Women and Children

Member

Cross-Party Group in the Scottish Parliament on Mental Health

Member

Cross-Party Group in the Scottish Parliament on Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency

Member

Parliamentary and Government Roles

Tess does not have any parliamentary or government roles

Party Roles

Tess has 3 party roles

Deputy Party Spokesperson on Public Health

Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party

Deputy Party Spokesperson on Sport

Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party

Deputy Party Spokesperson on Women's Health

Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party

Previous roles

Tess has had 7 previous roles

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

23 September 2021 - 25 May 2022

Standards Procedures and Public Appointments Committee

Member

21 May 2021 - 20 May 2022

Deputy Party Spokesperson on Just Transition

Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party

21 May 2021 - 20 May 2022

Deputy Party Spokesperson on Employment

Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party

21 May 2021 - 20 May 2022

Deputy Party Spokesperson on Fair Work

Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party

21 May 2021 - 20 May 2022

Junior Whip

Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party

17 June 2021 - 23 September 2021

Citizen Participation and Public Petitions Committee

Member

08 September 2021 - 22 September 2021

Finance and Public Administration Committee

Substitute Member

Register of interests

Tess'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 Tess White 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.

Health, Social Care and Sport Committee meeting date: 5 December 2022

National Care Service (Scotland) Bill: Stage 1

Tess White (North East Scotland) (Con): "My question is for Andy Miller. The SCLD has said that some areas of the bill “are within the scope for co-design, while other areas are not.” What areas do you feel are not subject to co-design?"

Chamber meeting date: 1 December 2022

World AIDS Day 2022

Tess White (North East Scotland) (Con): "It is a privilege to close the debate for the Scottish Conservatives. I remember the early 1980s, when the first cases of AIDS were discovered. I was a teenager at the time and around 16 years old…

Chamber meeting date: 29 November 2022

NHS Scotland (Cyberattack)

1. Tess White (North East Scotland) (Con): "To ask the Scottish Government whether it will provide an update on the cyberattack on 4 August 2022 which reportedly targeted NHS Scotland’s patient management software. (S6T-01010)"

Health, Social Care and Sport Committee meeting date: 29 November 2022

National Care Service (Scotland) Bill: Stage1

Tess White (North East Scotland) (Con): "My question is for Sandra MacLeod. In your written submission, you emphasised that “It is essential that the scrutiny of legislation by Parliament and stakeholders is not diluted by using secondary legislation over primary legislation…

Chamber meeting date: 24 November 2022

Emergency Response to Flooding (North-east Scotland)

3. Tess White (North East Scotland) (Con): "To ask the First Minister what assessment the Scottish Government has made of the emergency response to flooding in the north-east of Scotland in recent days. (S6F-01565)"

Votes

How Tess White has voted in Parliament

Find out how Tess White has voted recently.

Motion ref. S6M-07093.1

COP27 Outcomes

Submitted by: Colin Smyth, South Scotland, Scottish Labour. Date lodged: Monday, December 5, 2022

Supported by: Paul Sweeney
Current status: Taken in the Chamber on Tuesday, December 6, 2022

Result 56 for, 66 against, 0 abstained, 7 no vote

MSP voted for

Vote Defeated

Motion ref. S6M-07093.2

COP27 Outcomes

Submitted by: Liam Kerr, North East Scotland, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party. Date lodged: Monday, December 5, 2022

Current status: Taken in the Chamber on Tuesday, December 6, 2022

Result 31 for, 90 against, 0 abstained, 8 no vote

MSP voted for

Vote Defeated

Motion ref. S6M-07093

COP27 Outcomes

Submitted by: Màiri McAllan, Clydesdale, Scottish National Party. Date lodged: Monday, December 5, 2022

Supported by: Jenny Gilruth, Richard Lochhead, Michael Matheson, Lorna Slater
Current status: Taken in the Chamber on Tuesday, December 6, 2022

Result 92 for, 30 against, 0 abstained, 7 no vote

MSP voted against

Vote Passed

Motion ref. S6M-07002.1

Recognising the Vital Role Men Must Play in Challenging and Eradicating Violence Against Women and Girls

Submitted by: Pauline McNeill, Glasgow, Scottish Labour. Date lodged: Tuesday, November 29, 2022

Supported by: Paul Sweeney
Current status: Taken in the Chamber on Wednesday, November 30, 2022

Result 50 for, 68 against, 0 abstained, 11 no vote

MSP voted for

Vote Defeated

Motion ref. S6M-07002.2

Recognising the Vital Role Men Must Play in Challenging and Eradicating Violence Against Women and Girls

Submitted by: Pam Gosal, West Scotland, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party. Date lodged: Tuesday, November 29, 2022

Supported by: Douglas Lumsden
Current status: Taken in the Chamber on Wednesday, November 30, 2022

Result 48 for, 66 against, 0 abstained, 15 no vote

MSP voted for

Vote Defeated

Motions

Questions

Questions Tess White has asked

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

Question ref. S6F-01565

Asked by: White, Tess, North East Scotland, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Date Lodged: 21 November 2022

"To ask the First Minister what assessment the Scottish Government has made of the emergency response to flooding in the north east of Scotland in recent days."

Taken in the Chamber on 24 November 2022

Question ref. S6W-11987

Asked by: White, Tess, North East Scotland, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Date Lodged: 10 November 2022

"To ask the Scottish Government how many women aged 75 and over have self-referred for a breast screening appointment since the programme restarted on 29 August 2022, broken down by screening centre, and whether it plans to widen the eligibility criteria for this age group to self-refer to the breast screening programme."

Answered by Maree Todd on 18 November 2022

Question ref. S6W-11583

Asked by: White, Tess, North East Scotland, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Date Lodged: 17 October 2022

"To ask the Scottish Government how much funding has been allocated to the Ready Scotland campaign in (a) each of the past three years and (b) 2022, and how much of this funding has been (i) spent on or (ii) allocated to (A) digital, (B) radio and (C) other forms of advertising."

Answered by Keith Brown on 1 November 2022

Question ref. S6W-11581

Asked by: White, Tess, North East Scotland, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Date Lodged: 17 October 2022

"To ask the Scottish Government whether the Perinatal and Infant Mental Health Programme Board will be extended beyond March 2023."

Answered by Kevin Stewart on 28 October 2022

Question ref. S6F-01459

Asked by: White, Tess, North East Scotland, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Date Lodged: 24 October 2022

"To ask the First Minister what the Scottish Government's response is to the Royal College of Emergency Medicine Scotland’s reported warning that the NHS winter resilience plan “will not be in place in time to prevent further harm to patients and staff this winter”."

Taken in the Chamber on 27 October 2022

Question ref. S6W-11246

Asked by: White, Tess, North East Scotland, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Date Lodged: 4 October 2022

"To ask the Scottish Government what funding has been provided to coastal local authorities for coastal change adaptation in (a) 2022-23 and (b) 2023-24, following the announcement in the Programme for Government 2020-21 that £12 million would be invested to help these areas adapt to the threat of sea level rise, broken down by local…

Answered by Mairi McAllan on 24 October 2022

Question ref. S6O-01465

Asked by: White, Tess, North East Scotland, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Date Lodged: 19 October 2022

"To ask the Scottish Government whether it will provide an update on the actions that are being taken to recruit teachers in primary and secondary schools."

Taken in the Chamber on 27 October 2022

Question ref. S6W-10965

Asked by: White, Tess, North East Scotland, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Date Lodged: 8 September 2022

"To ask the Scottish Government whether it will provide an update on the establishment of the National Centre for Remote and Rural Health and Social Care; whether it is on track to be operational by April 2023, and where the staff for the centre will be based, in light of it reportedly being envisaged that it will be a virtual, rather than a…

Answered by Humza Yousaf on 28 September 2022

Question ref. S6W-10773

Asked by: White, Tess, North East Scotland, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Date Lodged: 1 September 2022

"To ask the Scottish Government whether it will provide an update on the timeline for the introduction of its Public Health Bill."

Answered by Maree Todd on 23 September 2022

Question ref. S6W-10738

Asked by: White, Tess, North East Scotland, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Date Lodged: 1 September 2022

"To ask the Scottish Government what discussions it has had with Public Health Scotland regarding the public health implications of waste accumulation across local authorities as a result of the recent strike action by refuse workers."

Answered by Lorna Slater on 22 September 2022

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