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Members of the Scottish Parliament (MSPs)

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Colin Smyth

Scottish Labour

MSP for South Scotland (Region) 2016 - present day

About Colin Smyth

Contact details

Contact online

Contact at the Scottish Parliament

The Scottish Parliament
Edinburgh
EH99 1SP

Phone: 0131 348 6986
Text relay calls welcome.

Contact at their Constituency

17 Buccleuch Street
Dumfries
DG1 2AT

Phone: 01387 279205
Text relay calls welcome.

Committees

Cross-party groups

Colin is a member of 17 cross-party groups

Cross-Party Group in the Scottish Parliament on Animal Welfare

Deputy Convener

Cross-Party Group in the Scottish Parliament on Beer and Pubs

Member

Cross-Party Group in the Scottish Parliament on China

Deputy Convener

Cross-Party Group in the Scottish Parliament on Dementia

Deputy Convener

Cross-Party Group in the Scottish Parliament on Digital Participation

Member

Cross-Party Group in the Scottish Parliament on Disability

Member

Cross-Party Group in the Scottish Parliament on Fair Trade

Convener

Cross-Party Group in the Scottish Parliament on Food

Member

Cross-Party Group in the Scottish Parliament on Future of Football in Scotland

Member

Cross-Party Group in the Scottish Parliament on Heart Disease and Stroke

Co-Convener

Cross-Party Group in the Scottish Parliament on Inflammatory Bowel Disease

Member

Cross-Party Group in the Scottish Parliament on Japan

Member

Cross-Party Group in the Scottish Parliament on Older People, Age and Ageing

Member

Cross-Party Group in the Scottish Parliament on Palliative Care

Deputy Convener

Cross-Party Group in the Scottish Parliament on Rural Policy

Co-Convener

Cross-Party Group in the Scottish Parliament on Scotch Whisky

Member

Cross-Party Group in the Scottish Parliament on Visual Impairment

Member

Parliamentary and Government Roles

Colin does not have any parliamentary or government roles

Party Roles

Colin has 4 party roles

Party Spokesperson on Infrastructure

Scottish Labour

Party Spokesperson on Rural Economy

Scottish Labour

Party Spokesperson on Telecommunications

Scottish Labour

Party Spokesperson on Transport

Scottish Labour

Previous roles

Colin has had 4 previous roles

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

19 December 2017 - 04 October 2018

Party Spokesperson on Rural Economy

Scottish Labour

08 June 2016 - 09 January 2018

Health and Sport Committee

Member

25 May 2016 - 19 December 2017

Deputy Party Spokesperson on Health

Scottish Labour

25 May 2016 - 19 December 2017

Chief Whip

Scottish Labour

Register of interests

Colin'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 Colin Smyth. The date of their initial statement was 08 June 2016.

Remuneration and related undertaking

Until 4 May 2017, when I stood down, I was a senior councillor for Dumfries and Galloway Council (of English Street, Dumfries, DG1 2DD). I worked approximately 20 hours per week and I received remuneration of between £20,001 and £25,000 per annum. I donated my salary to local and national good causes/charities. [Amended interest 09 May 2017]

Until 31 May 2016 I was a volunteer coordinator at Parkinson’s UK, a charity organisation (of 215 Vauxhaull Bridge Road, London, SW1V 1EJ). I received remuneration of between £25,001 and £30,000 per annum and worked 35 hours per week.

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 Chairperson of the Dumfries and Galloway Fairtrade Steering Group. [Registered 9 November 2017]

[Ceased interest removed from entry: 09 May 2018]

[Ceased interest removed from entry: 09 May 2018]

I am member of the Scottish Wildlife Trust. [Registered 3 April 2018]

I am a member of the League Against Cruel Sports.

I am Chairperson of the Eastriggs Railway Station Action Group (ERSAG). [Registered 9 November 2017]

I am a member of Parkinson’s UK.

I am a member of Unite the Union.

[Ceased interest removed from entry: 3 April 2019]

I am a member of GMB Union.

Recent Activity

What was said

What Colin Smyth 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 Colin Smyth has voted in Parliament

Find out how Colin Smyth 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 for

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 abstained

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 against

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 voted for

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 Colin Smyth in Parliament

Find out what motions Colin Smyth has submitted recently.

Motion ref. S5M-22678

Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis Week 2020

Current status: Has not yet achieved cross-party support

Motion ref. S5M-22711

Sustainable Aviation Beyond COVID-19

Current status: Has not yet achieved cross-party support

Motion ref. S5M-22313

Save Scotland’s Airports

Current status: Has not yet achieved cross-party support

Motion ref. S5M-22550

Jobs and Conditions at the Trump Turnberry Resort

Current status: Has not yet achieved cross-party support

Motion ref. S5M-22181

Thanking the Food Train on its 25th Birthday

Current status: Has not yet achieved cross-party support

Written questions

Written questions Colin Smyth 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-31741 - Answered

10 September 2020

Smyth, Colin: "To ask the Scottish Government when the free bus travel scheme for under-19s will be introduced."

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S5W-31751 - Answered

10 September 2020

Smyth, Colin: "To ask the Scottish Government how the £275 million regeneration fund announced in the Programme for Government will be allocated; when this funding will become available, and over how many years it will be spent."

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S5W-32019 - Unanswered

24 September 2020

Smyth, Colin: "To ask the Scottish Government what plans the Cabinet Secretary for Transport, Infrastructure and Connectivity has to meet trade union representatives from the aviation sector to discuss what action can be taken to support the sector."

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S5W-32022 - Unanswered

24 September 2020

Smyth, Colin: "To ask the Scottish Government whether it will publish the analysis it has received regarding the effectiveness and feasibility of testing returning air travellers for COVID-19."

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S5W-32024 - Unanswered

24 September 2020

Smyth, Colin: "To ask the Scottish Government whether it will provide copies of the review that it carried out on testing returning air passengers for COVID-19."

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