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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

Parliamentary and Government Roles

Tess does not have any parliamentary or government roles

Party Roles

Tess has 4 party roles

Deputy Party Spokesperson on Employment

Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party

Deputy Party Spokesperson on Fair Work

Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party

Deputy Party Spokesperson on Just Transition

Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party

Junior Whip

Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party

Previous roles

Tess has had 3 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

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.

Here is the register for Tess White. The date of their initial statement was 31 May 2021.

Remuneration and related undertaking

No registrable interests

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

I am a member of Women2Win Business Club. [Ceased interest 16 November 2021]

For the purposes of transparency, I have been employed by companies in the Energy or Energy Services sector throughout my career. These include Royal Dutch Shell, World Fuel Services, Weatherford and Centrica. I do not believe these meet the prejudice test.

I am a member of the National Trust for Scotland. [Ceased interest 16 November 2021]

I am a member of the Fawcett Society. [Ceased interest 16 November 2021]

I am a member of the Scottish Japanese Karate Association. [Ceased interest 16 November 2021]

I am a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development.

I am a supporter of, and fundraiser for, SAMH and MIND. [Ceased interest 16 November 2021]

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: 28 June 2022

Coronavirus (Recovery and Reform) (Scotland) Bill: Stage 3

Tess White (North East Scotland) (Con): "On a point of order, Presiding Officer. I do not know whether my vote registered. I would have voted yes."

Chamber meeting date: 23 June 2022

NHS Scotland (Bullying)

5. Tess White (North East Scotland) (Con): "To ask the First Minister what assessment the Scottish Government has made of reports that incidents of bullying in NHS Scotland have risen by nearly 50 per cent in five years. (S6F-01255)"

Chamber meeting date: 23 June 2022

Medication Assisted Treatment Standards

Tess White (North East Scotland) (Con): "Presiding Officer and minister, I apologise for my lateness today. Will the minister outline what urgent action the Scottish Government is taking to address workforce shortages among ADPs?"

Chamber meeting date: 22 June 2022

Deaths in Custody

Tess White (North East Scotland) (Con): "It is reassuring to hear the cabinet secretary state that active consideration is being given to the best model for ensuring ready access to ligature cutters, which are a hugely important preventative piece of equipment that can save lives…

Chamber meeting date: 22 June 2022

Social Care Charges

Tess White (North East Scotland) (Con): "The reality is that many of us will have care needs at some point in our lifetimes. At other points, we might need to deliver care to a loved one. However, it is clear that the status quo in social care cannot continue…

Votes

How Tess White has voted in Parliament

Find out how Tess White has voted recently.

Motion ref. S6M-05235.3

Northern Ireland Protocol Bill

Submitted by: Sarah Boyack, Lothian, Scottish Labour. Date lodged: Tuesday, June 28, 2022

Current status: Taken in the Chamber on Wednesday, June 29, 2022

Result 85 for, 25 against, 0 abstained, 19 no vote

MSP not voted

Vote Passed

Motion ref. S6M-05254

Business Programme

Submitted by: George Adam, Paisley, Scottish National Party. Date lodged: Tuesday, June 28, 2022

Current status: Taken in the Chamber on Wednesday, June 29, 2022

Result 63 for, 47 against, 0 abstained, 19 no vote

MSP not voted

Vote Passed

Motion ref. S6M-05254.1

Business Programme

Submitted by: Stephen Kerr, Central Scotland, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party. Date lodged: Wednesday, June 29, 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, 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 Wednesday, June 29, 2022

Result 47 for, 63 against, 0 abstained, 19 no vote

MSP not voted

Vote Defeated

Motion ref. S6M-05154

Fireworks and Pyrotechnic Articles (Scotland) Bill

Submitted by: Ash Regan, Edinburgh Eastern, Scottish National Party. Date lodged: Tuesday, June 21, 2022

Supported by: Keith Brown
Current status: Taken in the Chamber on Wednesday, June 29, 2022

Result 84 for, 0 against, 25 abstained, 20 no vote

MSP not voted

Vote Passed

Motion ref. S6M-05235.2

Northern Ireland Protocol Bill

Submitted by: Donald Cameron, Highlands and Islands, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party. Date lodged: Tuesday, June 28, 2022

Current status: Taken in the Chamber on Wednesday, June 29, 2022

Result 25 for, 85 against, 0 abstained, 19 no vote

MSP not voted

Vote Defeated

Motions

Written questions

Written questions Tess White 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-08746

Asked by: White, Tess, North East Scotland, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Date Lodged: 26 May 2022

"To ask the Scottish Government whether it will provide an update on the work that it is doing with the Scottish Perinatal Network to make placental growth factor (PlGF) testing for pre-eclampsia routinely available to pregnant women, and when it anticipates PlGF testing will be rolled out across all NHS boards in Scotland."

Awaiting answer

Question ref. S6W-07871

Asked by: White, Tess, North East Scotland, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Date Lodged: 6 April 2022

"To ask the Scottish Government what action it is taking in response to the Climate Change Committee report published on 15 March 2022, which found that "data are not being collected on the number or location of new properties being built in flood risk areas"."

Answered by: Mairi McAllan on 16 May 2022

Question ref. S6W-08257

Asked by: White, Tess, North East Scotland, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Date Lodged: 28 April 2022

"To ask the Scottish Government, further to the answer to question S6O-00445 by Angus Robertson on 25 November 2021, whether it will provide an update on its work on culture sector recovery and renewal, which was due to be published in early 2022."

Answered by: Angus Robertson on 12 May 2022

Question ref. S6W-07873

Asked by: White, Tess, North East Scotland, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Date Lodged: 6 April 2022

"To ask the Scottish Government, further to the announcement that its revised Energy Strategy and Just Transition Plan will not be published until Autumn 2022, whether the strategy will still be "refreshed", or fully updated, in light of this extended timescale."

Answered by: Michael Matheson on 4 May 2022

Question ref. S6W-07868

Asked by: White, Tess, North East Scotland, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Date Lodged: 6 April 2022

"To ask the Scottish Government whether COVID-19 spot checks on businesses will continue once restrictions relating to the pandemic have been fully lifted on 18 April 2022."

Awaiting answer

Question ref. S6W-07870

Asked by: White, Tess, North East Scotland, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Date Lodged: 6 April 2022

"To ask the Scottish Government what the financial public cost has been of cyber attacks on public bodies in Scotland over the last three years."

Awaiting answer

Question ref. S6W-07869

Asked by: White, Tess, North East Scotland, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Date Lodged: 6 April 2022

"To ask the Scottish Government what action it is taking in response to reports that the number of children hospitalised for deliberate self-poisoning from paracetamol in NHS Grampian was almost three times higher in 2021 than in 2019."

Awaiting answer

Question ref. S6W-07872

Asked by: White, Tess, North East Scotland, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Date Lodged: 6 April 2022

"To ask the Scottish Government, further to the publication of its Blue Economy Vision for Scotland, when it plans to publish the blue economy action plan."

Awaiting answer

Question ref. S6W-07867

Asked by: White, Tess, North East Scotland, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Date Lodged: 6 April 2022

"To ask the Scottish Government what action it is taking with (a) Food Standards Scotland and (b) local authorities to ensure that bakery businesses established during the COVID-19 pandemic and run from domestic premises fully comply with health and safety regulations, and what action it can take to ensure that registered and approved bakery…

Awaiting answer

Question ref. S6W-06113

Asked by: White, Tess, North East Scotland, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Date Lodged: 3 February 2022

"To ask the Scottish Government what assessment it has made of the onshore infrastructure in north east Scotland to support the growing offshore wind sector, and what funding it has made available to date to facilitate any necessary upgrades."

Answered by: Michael Matheson on 3 March 2022

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