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Members of the Scottish Parliament (MSPs)

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Andy Wightman

Scottish Green Party

MSP for Lothian (Region) 2016 - present day

About Andy Wightman

Contact details

Contact online

Twitter: @andywightman

Contact at the Scottish Parliament

The Scottish Parliament
Edinburgh
EH99 1SP

Phone: 0131 348 6368
Text relay calls welcome.

Committees

Cross-party groups

Andy is a member of 15 cross-party groups

Cross-Party Group in the Scottish Parliament on Architecture and the Built Environment

Member

Cross-Party Group in the Scottish Parliament on Credit Unions

Member

Cross-Party Group in the Scottish Parliament on Housing

Convener

Cross-Party Group in the Scottish Parliament on Industrial Communities

Member

Cross-Party Group in the Scottish Parliament on International Development

Member

Cross-Party Group in the Scottish Parliament on Music

Member

Cross-Party Group in the Scottish Parliament on Nuclear Disarmament

Member

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

Member

Cross-Party Group in the Scottish Parliament on Russia

Co-Convener

Cross-Party Group in the Scottish Parliament on Scottish Showmen's Guild

Deputy Convener

Cross-Party Group in the Scottish Parliament on Shared Parenting

Member

Cross-Party Group in the Scottish Parliament on Social Enterprise

Deputy Convener

Cross-Party Group in the Scottish Parliament on Social Science

Deputy Convener

Cross-Party Group in the Scottish Parliament on Towns and Town Centres

Member

Cross-Party Group in the Scottish Parliament on Women in Enterprise

Member

Parliamentary and Government Roles

Andy has 1 parliamentary and government role

Scottish Parliamentary Corporate Body

Appointed Member

Party Roles

Andy has 3 party roles

Party Spokesperson on Housing

Scottish Green Party

Party Spokesperson on Land Reform

Scottish Green Party

Party Spokesperson on Local Government

Scottish Green Party

Previous roles

Andy has had 4 previous roles

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

06 September 2018 - 19 December 2018

Culture Tourism Europe and External Affairs Committee

Substitute Member

08 June 2016 - 06 September 2018

Economy Jobs and Fair Work Committee

Member

29 September 2016 - 06 September 2018

Culture Tourism Europe and External Relations Committee

Substitute Member

29 June 2016 - 29 September 2016

European and External Relations Committee

Substitute Member

Register of interests

Andy's register of interests

MSP's 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 Andy Wightman. The date of their initial statement was 07 June 2016.

Remuneration and related undertaking

On 3 April 2017 I received £450 for undertaking teaching and examination duties for the University of Glasgow School of Law (of University Avenue, Glasgow, G12 8QQ). This was a one-off engagement . [Registered 28 April 2017]

On 19 June 2017 I received £150 from the University of Glasgow (of University Avenue, Glasgow G12 8QQ) as a fee for participation in a Creative Conversations event on 5 December 2016. [Registered 30 June 2017]

On 18 November 2016 I received remuneration of £150 from Moray Council (of High Street, Elgin, Moray, IV30 1BX) for an appearance at the Spirit of Moray Book Festival. [Registered 12 December 2016]

Prior to my election I conducted research and writing on a full time basis, as a sole trader. In this financial year (2016-17) I received remuneration of approximately £7,200 for (a) work carried out and completed prior to the date of the election and (b) work commissioned prior to 5 May 2016 but not yet completed. I do not intend to take on any more work of this nature while serving as an MSP. On 12 August 2016 I received £2,725.80 of royalty payments for published books. In total, I received remuneration of between £10,001 and £15,000 this financial year (2016-17). On 31 August 2017 I received £2,396.54 in royalty payments from Birlinn Ltd. (a publishing company of West Newington House, 10 Newington Road, Edinburgh EH9 1QS). Until 1 February 2019 I received subscription payments to www.whoownsscotland.org.uk which amounted to approximately £500 a month, on an ongoing basis. From 1 February 2019 I no longer receive subscription payments. On 31 August 2018 I received a royalties payment from Birlinn Ltd. of £1904.05. On 30 August 2019 I received a royalties payment of £1971.85 from Birlinn Ltd. On 28 August 2020, I received £1446.47 in royalty payments from Birlinn Ltd. [Amended interest 23 August 2016, Amended interest 30 June 2017, Amended interest 28 September 2017, Amended interest 29 October 2018, Amended interest 26 February 2019, Amended Interest 25 September 2019, Amended interest 9 September 2020]

On 14 February 2017 I received £66 under the Public Lending Right (administered by the British Library, of the PLR office, the British Library, Stockton-on-Tees). The Public Lending Right ensures that British authors receive payment for the free lending of their books. On 15 February 2018 I received £58.06 under the Public Lending Right. On 1 February 2019 I received £48.56 under the Public Lending Right. On 27 February 2020 I received £26.10 under the Public Lending Right. [Registered 27 February 2017, Amended interest 10 September 2020]

On 16 May 2017 I received £500 remuneration from NEoN (North East of North) Ltd. (a digital arts charity of Chamber Building, 1-3 Panmure Street, Dundee DD1 1EP) for participation in Cateran's CommonWealth Festival. [Registered 02 June 2017]

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 own 500 x £1 shares in Lochbroom Community Renewables Ltd, a Community Benefit Society. [Registered 03 July 2017]

I own 10 X £50 shares in Apple Juice (Applecross) Ltd, a Community Benefit Society. On 24 August 2018 I received a £40 dividend. [Amended interest 29 October 2018]

On 11 October 2018, I attended COSLA's annual conference. COSLA met the cost of my overnight accommodation to a value of approximately £100 [Registered 29 October 2018]

I am currently defending an action for defamation in the Court of Session and have crowdfunded legal costs. From 14 June 2017 to 30 June 2017 I have received a total of £49,982.98. As of 13 May 2018, the sum received by way of aggregate gifts to support the defence of my defamation action was £59,153.71. As of 4 August 2019, the aggregate amount of gifts received was £168,182.56. [Registered 30 June 2017, Amended interest 29 October 2018, Amended 26 August 2019]

I am a Director of the Caledonia Centre for Social Development.

I own 2,453 shares in Standard Life plc.

I am an Honorary Fellow of the School of Geosciences, University of Edinburgh

Recent Activity

What was said

What Andy Wightman 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.

Votes

How Andy Wightman has voted in Parliament

Find out how Andy Wightman has voted recently.

Motion ref. S5M-22803

Approval of SSI

Submitted by: Graeme Dey, Angus South, Scottish National Party. Date lodged: Tuesday, September 22, 2020

Current status: Taken in the Chamber on Wednesday, September 23, 2020

Result 108 for, 6 against, 15 abstained

MSP voted against

Vote Passed

Motion ref. S5M-22780

Prioritising Education Over Independence

Submitted by: Jamie Greene, West Scotland, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party. Date lodged: Monday, September 21, 2020

Supported by: Michelle Ballantyne
Current status: Taken in the Chamber on Wednesday, September 23, 2020

Result 64 for, 35 against, 30 abstained

MSP voted for

Vote Passed

Motion ref. S5M-22780.3

Prioritising Education Over Independence

Submitted by: John Swinney, Perthshire North, Scottish National Party. Date lodged: Tuesday, September 22, 2020

Supported by: Richard Lochhead, Michael Russell, Maree Todd
Current status: Taken in the Chamber on Wednesday, September 23, 2020

Result 65 for, 55 against, 9 abstained

MSP voted for

Vote Passed

Motion ref. S5M-22800

Approval of SSI

Submitted by: Graeme Dey, Angus South, Scottish National Party. Date lodged: Tuesday, September 22, 2020

Current status: Taken in the Chamber on Wednesday, September 23, 2020

Result 114 for, 1 against, 14 abstained

MSP abstained

Vote Passed

Motion ref. S5M-22731

Employment Support

Submitted by: Jamie Hepburn, Cumbernauld and Kilsyth, Scottish National Party. Date lodged: Tuesday, September 15, 2020

Supported by: Fiona Hyslop, Ivan McKee
Current status: Taken in the Chamber on Thursday, September 17, 2020

Result 89 for, 28 against, 12 abstained

MSP voted for

Vote Passed

Motions

Motions made by Andy Wightman in Parliament

Find out what motions Andy Wightman has submitted recently.

Motion ref. S5M-22826

Winter Eviction Ban for Private Tenants

Current status: Has not yet achieved cross-party support

Motion ref. S5M-22300

ScotWays' 175th Anniversary

Current status: Has not yet achieved cross-party support

Motion ref. S5M-21079

10th Anniversary of the Blog, Raptor Persecution UK

Current status: Has not yet achieved cross-party support

Motion ref. S5M-21330

Reimbursement of Members’ Expenses Scheme

Current status: Has not yet achieved cross-party support

Written questions

Written questions Andy Wightman 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.

S5W-31653 - Answered

08 September 2020

Wightman, Andy: "To ask the Scottish Government what action it has taken to communicate the availability of the rent adjudication service offered by Rent Service Scotland, in light of 0…

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S5W-31653 - Answered

08 September 2020

Wightman, Andy: "To ask the Scottish Government what action it has taken to communicate the availability of the rent adjudication service offered by Rent Service Scotland, in light of 0…

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S5W-31657 - Answered

08 September 2020

Wightman, Andy: "To ask the Scottish Government whether it has granted permission for any mid-market rents for units funded through the Affordable Housing Supply Programme to exceed the mid-point of market rent levels for the relevant Broad Rental Market Area."

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S5W-31652 - Answered

08 September 2020

Wightman, Andy: "To ask the Scottish Government what proportion of the data in the High Rise Inventory on the construction and fire safety of high-rise domestic buildings was collected by (a) Capita and (b) ScotXed."

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S5W-31651 - Answered

08 September 2020

Wightman, Andy: "To ask the Scottish Government what the cost was of the initial data collection exercise by Capita for the High Rise Inventory on the construction and fire safety of high-rise domestic buildings."

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