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Members of the Scottish Parliament (MSPs)

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Willie Rennie

Scottish Liberal Democrats

MSP for North East Fife (Constituency) 2016 - present day

Former MSP for Mid Scotland and Fife (Region) 2011 - 2016

About Willie Rennie

Contact details

Contact online

X (previously known as Twitter): @willie_rennie

Facebook: Willie's facebook

Contact at the Scottish Parliament

The Scottish Parliament
Edinburgh
EH99 1SP

Phone: 0131 348 5804
Text relay calls welcome.

Contact at local office

Unit G1
Granary Business Centre
Coal Road
Cupar
KY15 5YQ

Phone: 01334 656361
Text relay calls welcome.

Committees

Cross-party groups

Willie is a member of 2 cross-party groups

Cross-Party Group in the Scottish Parliament on Armed Forces and Veterans Community

Member

Cross-Party Group in the Scottish Parliament on Pakistan

Deputy Convener

Parliamentary and Government Roles

Willie does not have any parliamentary or government roles

Party Roles

Willie has 3 party roles

Party Spokesperson on Communities

Scottish Liberal Democrats

Party Spokesperson on Economy

Scottish Liberal Democrats

Party Spokesperson on Education

Scottish Liberal Democrats

Previous roles

Willie has had 17 previous roles

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

06 May 2021 - 27 August 2021

Party Spokesperson on Finance

Scottish Liberal Democrats

06 May 2021 - 27 August 2021

Party Spokesperson on the Constitution

Scottish Liberal Democrats

06 May 2021 - 27 August 2021

Party Spokesperson on Europe and External Relations

Scottish Liberal Democrats

06 May 2021 - 19 July 2021

Party Leader

Scottish Liberal Democrats

05 May 2016 - 04 May 2021

Party Leader

Scottish Liberal Democrats

29 May 2016 - 04 May 2021

Party Spokesperson on Finance

Scottish Liberal Democrats

08 September 2019 - 04 May 2021

Chief Whip

Scottish Liberal Democrats

15 November 2017 - 04 May 2021

Parliamentary Bureau

Member

08 November 2016 - 25 September 2019

Equalities and Human Rights Committee

Substitute Member

08 November 2016 - 18 September 2019

Health and Sport Committee

Substitute Member

11 May 2016 - 17 May 2016

Parliamentary Bureau

Member

17 May 2011 - 23 March 2016

Party Leader

Scottish Liberal Democrats

12 November 2012 - 23 March 2016

Party Spokesperson on Economy

Scottish Liberal Democrats

12 November 2012 - 23 March 2016

Party Spokesperson on Infrastructure

Scottish Liberal Democrats

29 October 2014 - 23 March 2016

Devolution Further Powers Committee

Substitute Member

01 November 2012 - 29 October 2014

Referendum Scotland Bill Committee

Substitute Member

09 June 2011 - 01 May 2012

Scotland Bill Committee

Member

Register of interests

Willie'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 Willie Rennie 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

Early Learning and Childcare Funding

6. Willie Rennie (North East Fife) (LD): "To ask the Scottish Government when it will close the gap in funding for 1,140 hours of early learning and childcare between private, voluntary and independent providers and council-run facilities. (S6O-03481)"

Chamber meeting date: 23 May 2024

Graduate Immigration Policy

Willie Rennie (North East Fife) (LD): "For the first time, the income from international students has surpassed that from domestic students. That is because of the excellent reputation of Scottish universities…

Chamber meeting date: 22 May 2024

Block Grant Changes (Impact on Capital Budget)

Willie Rennie (North East Fife) (LD): "I recognise those cuts, but the reduction in inflation has released the pressure on capital spending—in factual terms, an additional £229 million is available as a result of that reduction…

Chamber meeting date: 22 May 2024

Manufacturing

Willie Rennie (North East Fife) (LD): "The manufacturing sector is watching the delay to the Berwick Bank offshore wind farm. Getting investment and confidence in the sector depends on there being a swift process of consents…

Chamber meeting date: 22 May 2024

Manufacturing

Willie Rennie (North East Fife) (LD): "The manufacturing sector is watching the delay to the Berwick Bank offshore wind farm. Getting investment and confidence in the sector depends on there being a swift process of consents…

Votes

How Willie Rennie has voted in Parliament

Find out how Willie Rennie 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 for

Vote Defeated

Motions

Questions

Questions Willie Rennie has asked

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

Question ref. S6W-27763

Asked by: Rennie, Willie, North East Fife, Scottish Liberal Democrats, Date Lodged: 22 May 2024

"To ask the Scottish Government whether its decision to end funding of the National Parent Forum of Scotland will affect the statutory duty regarding parental involvement in school education."

Answer expected on 7 June 2024

Question ref. S6W-27766

Asked by: Rennie, Willie, North East Fife, Scottish Liberal Democrats, Date Lodged: 22 May 2024

"To ask the Scottish Government how much it expects to spend on its partnership with Connect to establish a new national parent panel."

Answer expected on 7 June 2024

Question ref. S6W-27765

Asked by: Rennie, Willie, North East Fife, Scottish Liberal Democrats, Date Lodged: 22 May 2024

"To ask the Scottish Government whether it expects to incur any costs as a result of ending its previous arrangement with the National Parent Forum of Scotland."

Answer expected on 7 June 2024

Question ref. S6W-27358

Asked by: Rennie, Willie, North East Fife, Scottish Liberal Democrats, Date Lodged: 8 May 2024

"To ask the Scottish Government what progress it has made on investing up to £30 million to support cancer waiting times improvements, as set out in its Cancer Action Plan for Scotland 2023-26."

Answered by Neil Gray on 21 May 2024

Question ref. S6W-27354

Asked by: Rennie, Willie, North East Fife, Scottish Liberal Democrats, Date Lodged: 8 May 2024

"To ask the Scottish Government what progress it has made in improving the pathways of less survivable cancers, including shortening the time to agreeing treatment options, as set out in its Cancer Action Plan for Scotland 2023-26."

Answered by Neil Gray on 17 May 2024

Question ref. S6W-27356

Asked by: Rennie, Willie, North East Fife, Scottish Liberal Democrats, Date Lodged: 8 May 2024

"To ask the Scottish Government what consideration it has given to increasing training places in medical and clinical oncology, and whether any medical workforce modelling data has recommended an increase in places."

Answered by Neil Gray on 17 May 2024

Question ref. S6W-27357

Asked by: Rennie, Willie, North East Fife, Scottish Liberal Democrats, Date Lodged: 8 May 2024

"To ask the Scottish Government when it will begin a clinically-led review into additional or alternative cancer waiting times standards for different types of cancer and cancer treatment, as set out in its Cancer Action Plan for Scotland 2023-26."

Answered by Neil Gray on 17 May 2024

Question ref. S6W-27355

Asked by: Rennie, Willie, North East Fife, Scottish Liberal Democrats, Date Lodged: 8 May 2024

"To ask the Scottish Government what progress it made on creating the 152 extra doctor training places in 2023 that it announced in November 2022; how many additional trainee doctors were recruited into each speciality in 2023, and whether it will maintain or increase the number of training places in 2024."

Answered by Neil Gray on 17 May 2024

Question ref. S6O-03481

Asked by: Rennie, Willie, North East Fife, Scottish Liberal Democrats, Date Lodged: 15 May 2024

"To ask the Scottish Government when it will close the gap in funding for 1,140 hours of early learning and childcare between private, voluntary and independent providers and council-run facilities."

Taken in the Chamber on 23 May 2024

Question ref. S6W-27028

Asked by: Rennie, Willie, North East Fife, Scottish Liberal Democrats, Date Lodged: 24 April 2024

"To ask the Scottish Government, further to the answer to question S6W-26975 by Richard Lochhead on 24 April 2024, and in light of the UK Government’s publication, Project Gigabit progress update - April 2024, whether it expects Project Gigabit procurement covering Fife to launch throughout 2024."

Answered by Kate Forbes on 15 May 2024

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