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Members of the Scottish Parliament (MSPs)

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Beatrice Wishart

Scottish Liberal Democrats

MSP for Shetland Islands (Constituency) 2019 - present day

About Beatrice Wishart

Contact details

Contact at the Scottish Parliament

The Scottish Parliament
Edinburgh
EH99 1SP

Phone: 0131 348 6296
Text relay calls welcome.

Contact at their Constituency

171 Commercial Street
Lerwick
ZE1 0HX

Phone: 01595 690044
Text relay calls welcome.

Find out when the MSP's surgery times are on their website.

Committees

Cross-party groups

Beatrice is a member of 8 cross-party groups

Cross-Party Group in the Scottish Parliament on Aviation

Member

Cross-Party Group in the Scottish Parliament on Colleges and Universities

Member

Cross-Party Group in the Scottish Parliament on Mental Health

Deputy Convener

Cross-Party Group in the Scottish Parliament on Nordic Countries

Member

Cross-Party Group in the Scottish Parliament on Oil and Gas

Co-Convener

Cross-Party Group in the Scottish Parliament on Skills

Member

Cross-Party Group in the Scottish Parliament on WASPI

Member

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

Member

Parliamentary and Government Roles

Beatrice does not have any parliamentary or government roles

Party Roles

Beatrice has 1 party role

Party Spokesperson on Education

Scottish Liberal Democrats

Previous roles

Beatrice does not have any previous roles

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

Register of interests

Beatrice'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 Beatrice Wishart. The date of their initial statement was 18 September 2019.

Remuneration and related undertaking

Until 31 August 2019 I was the Office Manager and Senior Caseworker for Alistair Carmichael MP (of 171 Commercial Street, Lerwick, Shetland, ZE1 0HX). I worked 39 hours per week and received remuneration of between £35,001 and £40,000 per annum.

Until 31 August 2019 I was the Office Manager and Senior Caseworker for Alistair Carmichael MP (of 171 Commercial Street, Lerwick, Shetland, ZE1 0HX). I worked 39 hours per week and received remuneration of between £35,001 and £40,000 per annum.

Until 9 September 2019 I was a Local Authority Councillor for Shetland Islands Council (of Town Hall, Lerwick, Shetland, ZE1 0HB). I worked 20 hours per week and received remuneration of between £15,001 and £20,000 per annum.

Gifts

No registrable interests.

No registrable interests.

Overseas visits

No registrable interests.

Controlled transactions

No registrable interests.

Heritable property

No registrable interests.

No registrable interests.

Interest in shares

No registrable interests.

Voluntary

I am a Trustee for Shetland Women's Aid

I am a Trustee for Shetland Women's Aid

Recent Activity

What was said

What Beatrice Wishart 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.

Amateur Football (Covid-19 Restrictions)

Beatrice Wishart made 1 Contribution to this discussion

Chamber - 26 November 2020

Beatrice Wishart (Shetland Islands) (LD): "On 4 November, the minister confirmed that he would look again at level 1 guidance on indoor contact sports. I have received further representations about difficulties with outdoor football in Shetland in winter…

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Violence against Women

Beatrice Wishart made 1 Contribution to this discussion

Chamber - 26 November 2020

Beatrice Wishart (Shetland Islands) (LD): "I declare an interest as a current board member of Shetland Women’s Aid. The Scottish Liberal Democrats will vote for the motion and both amendments…

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Christmas Travel Plans (Northern Isles)

Beatrice Wishart made 1 Contribution to this discussion

Chamber - 19 November 2020

Beatrice Wishart (Shetland Islands) (LD): "Shetland students and their families are anxious about Christmas travel plans. It is not easy to get home to the northern isles; it is expensive, and bad weather can often mean cancellations…

Future Relationship between the European Union and the United Kingdom Government

Beatrice Wishart made 2 Contributions to this discussion

Culture, Tourism, Europe and External Affairs Committee - 19 November 2020

Beatrice Wishart (Shetland Islands) (LD): "Cabinet secretary, last week we heard from the Institute of Directors about the uncertainty and potential costs that might mean that it is easier for Scottish businesses to cut out Northern Ireland altogether from the supply chain…

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Safe Schools

Beatrice Wishart made 1 Contribution to this discussion

Chamber - 18 November 2020

Beatrice Wishart (Shetland Islands) (LD): "I, too, echo what others have said about the hard work of teachers, pupils and local authorities in the recent challenging months…

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Votes

How Beatrice Wishart has voted in Parliament

Find out how Beatrice Wishart has voted recently.

Motion ref. S5M-22860.1

Recognising the Importance of Family Caregivers

Submitted by: Donald Cameron, Highlands and Islands, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party. Date lodged: Tuesday, September 29, 2020

Current status: Taken in the Chamber on Wednesday, September 30, 2020

Result 27 for, 92 against, 0 abstained, 10 no vote

MSP voted against

Vote Defeated

Motion ref. S5M-22860.2

Recognising the Importance of Family Caregivers

Submitted by: Jeane Freeman, Carrick, Cumnock and Doon Valley, Scottish National Party. Date lodged: Tuesday, September 29, 2020

Supported by: Joe FitzPatrick, Clare Haughey
Current status: Taken in the Chamber on Wednesday, September 30, 2020

Result 92 for, 27 against, 0 abstained, 10 no vote

MSP voted for

Vote Passed

Motion ref. S5M-22860

Recognising the Importance of Family Caregivers

Submitted by: Monica Lennon, Central Scotland, Scottish Labour. Date lodged: Monday, September 28, 2020

Current status: Taken in the Chamber on Wednesday, September 30, 2020

Result 90 for, 27 against, 0 abstained, 12 no vote

MSP voted for

Vote Passed

Motion ref. S5M-22845

The Social Security Administration and Tribunal Membership (Scotland) Bill

Submitted by: Shirley-Anne Somerville, Dunfermline, Scottish National Party. Date lodged: Monday, September 28, 2020

Supported by: Christina McKelvie
Current status: Taken in the Chamber on Tuesday, September 29, 2020

Result 109 for, 0 against, 0 abstained, 20 no vote

MSP voted for

Vote Passed

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, 0 abstained, 15 no vote

MSP voted for

Vote Passed

Motions

Motions made by Beatrice Wishart in Parliament

Find out what motions Beatrice Wishart has submitted recently.

Motion ref. S5M-23102

Major Boost for Shetland Space Centre

Current status: Has not yet achieved cross-party support

Motion ref. S5M-23094

Shetland Retains Milne Cup

Current status: Has not yet achieved cross-party support

Motion ref. S5M-22052

Campbell Hunter, Trainee Fisherman of the Year

Current status: Has not yet achieved cross-party support

Motion ref. S5M-21946

Shetland Fire Safety Learning Packs

Current status: Has not yet achieved cross-party support

Motion ref. S5M-21163

Churchill Fellowship for Karen Hall

Current status: Has not yet achieved cross-party support

Written questions

Written questions Beatrice Wishart 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-33535 - Unanswered

25 November 2020

Wishart, Beatrice: "To ask the Scottish Government on what date it will be able to confirm whether its commitment for all schools to have access to counselling services by the end of October 2020 was met."

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S5W-33536 - Unanswered

25 November 2020

Wishart, Beatrice: "To ask the Scottish Government, further to the answer to question S5W-32993 by John Swinney on 19 November 2020, which local authorities have still to submit returns and what the reason is for this, and whether it will place a copy of the responses that it has received from all local authorities in SPICe."

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S5W-33331 - Unanswered

17 November 2020

Wishart, Beatrice: "To ask the Scottish Government, further to the answer to question S5W-26737 by John Swinney on 10 January 2020, whether it will provide an update on the review of the home education guidance."

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S5W-33296 - Unanswered

17 November 2020

Wishart, Beatrice: "To ask the Scottish Government what consideration has been given to permitting faith groups to sing indoors while wearing face coverings, particularly those based in areas living under level 1 of the COVID-19 restrictions."

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S5W-33227 - Unanswered

12 November 2020

Wishart, Beatrice: "To ask the Scottish Government, further to the answer to question S5W-26338 by Paul Wheelhouse on 27 November 2019, whether it will provide an update on progress to provide funding to replace the ferry, Good Shepherd IV, and associated infrastructure upgrades, which connects Fair Isle to mainland Shetland."

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