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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

X (previously known as Twitter): @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

Phone: 01224 640152
Text relay calls welcome.

Committees

Cross-party groups

Tess is a member of 9 cross-party groups

Cross-Party Group in the Scottish Parliament on Changing Places Toilets

Member

Cross-Party Group in the Scottish Parliament on Disability

Member

Cross-Party Group in the Scottish Parliament on LGBTI+

Member

Cross-Party Group in the Scottish Parliament on Medicinal Cannabis

Co-Convener

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

Cross-Party Group in the Scottish Parliament on Sport

Member

Cross-Party Group in the Scottish Parliament on Women's Health

Member

Parliamentary and Government Roles

Tess does not have any parliamentary or government roles

Party Roles

Tess has 2 party roles

Deputy Party Spokesperson on Health

Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party

Deputy Party Spokesperson on Social Care

Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party

Previous roles

Tess has had 11 previous roles

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

25 May 2022 - 05 September 2023

Social Justice and Social Security Committee

Substitute Member

20 May 2022 - 28 June 2023

Deputy Party Spokesperson on Public Health

Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party

20 May 2022 - 28 June 2023

Deputy Party Spokesperson on Women's Health

Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party

20 May 2022 - 28 June 2023

Deputy Party Spokesperson on Sport

Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party

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.

Chamber meeting date: 23 May 2024

Pre-eclampsia Testing

5. Tess White (North East Scotland) (Con): "To ask the First Minister what the Scottish Government’s response is to reports that no national health service board has implemented placental growth factor-based testing for pre-eclampsia, in light of it having been recommended in March 2023 by the Scottish Health Technologies Group. (S6F-03166)"

Chamber meeting date: 22 May 2024

Adult Mental Health

Tess White (North East Scotland) (Con): "The statistics are sobering, and the Public Audit Committee’s report is damning. In any given year, one in four people experience mental health problems. Life expectancy for people with prolonged mental illness is significantly shorter…

Chamber meeting date: 21 May 2024

Infected Blood Inquiry

Tess White (North East Scotland) (Con): "The report on the infected blood scandal has vindicated campaigners, but its findings are devastating for those who are caught up in it. The psychological impact of all that is earth shattering…

Chamber meeting date: 21 May 2024

National Epilepsy Week 2024

Tess White (North East Scotland) (Con): "I, too, thank Marie McNair for securing the parliamentary time to mark national epilepsy week…

Health, Social Care and Sport Committee meeting date: 21 May 2024

Healthcare in Remote and Rural Areas

Tess White (North East Scotland) (Con): "Good morning, cabinet secretary and panel. What consideration is being given to reviewing urgent care and accident and emergency provision in remote and rural areas?"

Votes

How Tess White has voted in Parliament

Find out how Tess White has voted recently.

Motion ref. S6 SP Bill 47 Amendment 2

Current status: Taken in the Chamber on Thursday, May 23, 2024

Result 28 for, 93 against, 0 abstained, 8 did not vote

MSP voted against

Vote Defeated

Motion ref. S6 SP Bill 47 Amendment 3

Current status: Taken in the Chamber on Thursday, May 23, 2024

Result 28 for, 93 against, 0 abstained, 8 did not vote

MSP voted against

Vote Defeated

Motion ref. S6 SP Bill 47 Amendment 7

Current status: Taken in the Chamber on Thursday, May 23, 2024

Result 28 for, 93 against, 0 abstained, 8 did not vote

MSP voted against

Vote Defeated

Motion ref. S6 SP Bill 47 Amendment 9

Current status: Taken in the Chamber on Thursday, May 23, 2024

Result 28 for, 93 against, 0 abstained, 8 did not vote

MSP voted against

Vote Defeated

Motion ref. S6 SP Bill 47 Amendment 6

Current status: Taken in the Chamber on Thursday, May 23, 2024

Result 33 for, 88 against, 0 abstained, 8 did not vote

MSP voted against

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. S6W-27438

Asked by: White, Tess, North East Scotland, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Date Lodged: 10 May 2024

"To ask the Scottish Government how many times the Storm Babet Ministerial Taskforce has met in 2024, and what was discussed."

Answered by Mairi McAllan on 23 May 2024

Question ref. S6W-27435

Asked by: White, Tess, North East Scotland, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Date Lodged: 10 May 2024

"To ask the Scottish Government whether it has made any recent assessment with clinicians of the effectiveness of BMI as an indicator of health, especially in relation to the diagnosis of eating disorders."

Answered by Jenni Minto on 21 May 2024

Question ref. S6W-27440

Asked by: White, Tess, North East Scotland, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Date Lodged: 10 May 2024

"To ask the Scottish Government whether it will provide an update on progress towards implementing the Women's Health Plan since the Second Annual Report on Progress was published in January 2024."

Answered by Jenni Minto on 21 May 2024

Question ref. S6F-03166

Asked by: White, Tess, North East Scotland, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Date Lodged: 20 May 2024

"To ask the First Minister what the Scottish Government's response is to reports that no NHS board has implemented placental growth factor-based testing for pre-eclampsia, in light of it having been recommended in March 2023 by the Scottish Health Technologies Group."

Taken in the Chamber on 23 May 2024

Question ref. S6T-01985

Asked by: White, Tess, North East Scotland, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Date Lodged: 13 May 2024

"To ask the Scottish Government what its response is to the recent BMA Scotland survey, which found that 30 GP practices consider their position to be "precarious" following the pausing of the GP Sustainability Loan Scheme."

Taken in the Chamber on 14 May 2024

Question ref. S6W-27434

Asked by: White, Tess, North East Scotland, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Date Lodged: 10 May 2024

"To ask the Scottish Government whether it will provide an update on progress towards publishing Scotland's first Flood Resilience Strategy in 2024."

Answer expected on 28 May 2024

Question ref. S6W-27437

Asked by: White, Tess, North East Scotland, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Date Lodged: 10 May 2024

"To ask the Scottish Government whether it has held discussions with (a) local authorities and (b) COSLA regarding updating the Supporting transgender young people in schools guidance, in light of the findings of the final report of the Cass Review, which was published in April 2024."

Answer expected on 28 May 2024

Question ref. S6W-26653

Asked by: White, Tess, North East Scotland, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Date Lodged: 3 April 2024

"To ask the Scottish Government whether it will provide an update on the work of the Mental Health and Capacity Reform Programme, including whether, as part of this programme, any decisions have been taken in relation to changes to the Mental Health (Care and Treatment) (Scotland) Act 2003."

Answered by Maree Todd on 29 April 2024

Question ref. S6W-26855

Asked by: White, Tess, North East Scotland, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Date Lodged: 15 April 2024

"To ask the Scottish Government what support it is providing to NHS boards to introduce tests to detect nitazenes in patients attending hospital with an overdose."

Answered by Christina McKelvie on 23 April 2024

Question ref. S6W-26651

Asked by: White, Tess, North East Scotland, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Date Lodged: 3 April 2024

"To ask the Scottish Government what assessment has been made of the effectiveness of NHS weight management services in preventing and reversing type 2 diabetes, in light of the reportedly significant increase in referrals since 2019."

Answered by Jenni Minto on 23 April 2024

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