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Members of the Scottish Parliament (MSPs)

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David Stewart

Scottish Labour

MSP for Highlands and Islands (Region) 2007 - present day

About David Stewart

Contact details

Contact at the Scottish Parliament

The Scottish Parliament
Edinburgh
EH99 1SP

Phone: 0131 348 5766
Text relay calls welcome.

Contact at their Constituency

3 Gordon Terrace
Inverness
IV2 3HD

Phone: 01463 716299
Text relay calls welcome.

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

Committees

David is a member of 1 committee

Cross-party groups

David is a member of 10 cross-party groups

Cross-Party Group in the Scottish Parliament on Accident Prevention and Safety Awareness

Member

Cross-Party Group in the Scottish Parliament on Arthritis and Musculoskeletal Conditions

Member

Cross-Party Group in the Scottish Parliament on Aviation

Co-Convener

Cross-Party Group in the Scottish Parliament on Crofting

Member

Cross-Party Group in the Scottish Parliament on Diabetes

Convener

Cross-Party Group in the Scottish Parliament on Improving Scotland’s Health: 2021 and Beyond

Co-Convener

Cross-Party Group in the Scottish Parliament on Rail

Member

Cross-Party Group in the Scottish Parliament on Scotch Whisky

Deputy Convener

Cross-Party Group in the Scottish Parliament on St Andrew’s Day

Member

Cross-Party Group in the Scottish Parliament on Tibet

Member

Parliamentary and Government Roles

David does not have any parliamentary or government roles

Party Roles

David does not have any party roles

Previous roles

David has had 36 previous roles

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

02 September 2019 - 28 April 2020

Party Spokesperson on Eradication of Poverty and Social Inequality

Scottish Labour

09 January 2018 - 11 March 2020

Public Audit and Postlegislative Scrutiny Committee

Substitute Member

19 December 2017 - 02 September 2019

Deputy Party Spokesperson on Health

Scottish Labour

08 June 2016 - 11 January 2018

Environment Climate Change and Land Reform Committee

Member

28 June 2016 - 09 January 2018

Standards Procedures and Public Appointments Committee

Substitute Member

19 May 2016 - 08 January 2018

Scottish Parliamentary Corporate Body

Appointed Member

25 May 2016 - 19 December 2017

Deputy Party Spokesperson on Climate Change

Scottish Labour

25 May 2016 - 19 December 2017

Deputy Party Spokesperson on Land Reform

Scottish Labour

25 May 2016 - 19 December 2017

Deputy Party Spokesperson on the Environment

Scottish Labour

24 August 2015 - 23 March 2016

Deputy Party Spokesperson on Energy

Scottish Labour

06 January 2015 - 23 March 2016

Deputy Party Spokesperson on Transport

Scottish Labour

24 August 2015 - 23 March 2016

Deputy Party Spokesperson on Climate Change

Scottish Labour

24 August 2015 - 23 March 2016

Deputy Party Spokesperson on Rural Development

Scottish Labour

24 August 2015 - 23 March 2016

Deputy Party Spokesperson on the Environment

Scottish Labour

08 January 2015 - 23 March 2016

Infrastructure and Capital Investment Committee

Member

08 January 2015 - 23 March 2016

Rural Affairs Climate Change and Environment Committee

Substitute Member

25 June 2015 - 26 January 2016

Pentland Hills Regional Park Boundary Bill Committee

Deputy Convener

06 January 2015 - 24 August 2015

Deputy Party Spokesperson on the Highlands and Islands

Scottish Labour

17 June 2015 - 24 June 2015

Pentland Hills Regional Park Boundary Bill Committee

Member

14 June 2011 - 08 January 2015

Public Petitions Committee

Convener

14 June 2011 - 08 January 2015

Conveners Group

Member

01 June 2011 - 14 June 2011

Public Petitions Committee

Member

17 June 2009 - 22 March 2011

Scottish Parliamentary Contributory Pension Fund

Trustee

16 September 2008 - 22 March 2011

Chief Whip

Scottish Labour

02 October 2008 - 22 March 2011

Transport Infrastructure and Climate Change Committee

Substitute Member

27 January 2010 - 20 January 2011

Forth Crossing Bill Committee

Member

13 April 2010 - 27 July 2010

William Simpsons Home Transfer of Property etc Scotland Bill Committee

Deputy Convener

18 March 2010 - 13 April 2010

William Simpsons Home Transfer of Property etc Scotland Bill Committee

Member

08 December 2009 - 09 April 2010

Ure Elder Fund Transfer and Dissolution Bill Committee

Convener

26 November 2009 - 08 December 2009

Ure Elder Fund Transfer and Dissolution Bill Committee

Member

03 December 2008 - 22 January 2009

Scottish Parliamentary Pensions Bill Committee

Deputy Convener

13 November 2008 - 03 December 2008

Scottish Parliamentary Pensions Bill Committee

Member

13 June 2007 - 01 October 2008

Transport Infrastructure and Climate Change Committee

Member

27 June 2007 - 01 October 2008

Rural Affairs and Environment Committee

Substitute Member

13 December 2007 - 16 September 2008

Deputy Party Spokesperson on the Environment

Scottish Labour

13 December 2007 - 16 September 2008

Deputy Party Spokesperson on Rural Development

Scottish Labour

Register of interests

David'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 David Stewart. The date of their initial statement was 18 May 2016.

Remuneration and related undertaking

No registrable interests

Gifts

I am in receipt of the services of an intern, who will be working in my office for 4 days a week, from October 2015 to July 2016. The post is unpaid, but the intern receives a bursary of £7,150 as a member of the educational Leadership Programme of the Christian charity CARE (Christian Action Research and Education), of 53 Romney Street, London, SW1P 3RF. The value of the material support provided to me by CARE is £7,150.

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 board member of the Scottish Cot Death Trust. [Registered 9 January 2019]

I am a member of UNISON.

I am an unremunerated Director of Inverness Caledonian Thistle Trust.

Biography

Overview

Born in Inverness, where I live with my wife, Linda, I've been involved in politics for much of my life. I've been a councillor, an MP in the House of Commons, and since 2007, an MSP in the Scottish Parliament. I'm a former assistant director for the Scottish Council for Voluntary Organisations.

What motivated you to become an MSP?

As a young social worker, I saw the effects of poverty and deprivation firsthand. Issues like alcoholism and drug abuse were a big part of my day-to-day casework. Having always been interested in politics and thinking about the bigger picture, I wanted to do something to try and effect change.

When I moved to Edinburgh in the 1980s, I joined the Labour Party and became active from day one. I became a councillor when I moved to Dumfries, and so began a career where I've always been motivated to help society.

Recent Activity

What was said

What David Stewart 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.

Covid-19 (Lessons)

David Stewart made 1 Contribution to this discussion

Chamber - 25 June 2020

David Stewart: "The cabinet secretary will not need the predictive powers of the Brahan seer to know that Scotland will face—Inaudible.—restructuring to cope better in the future with serious health disasters…

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Forensic Medical Services (Victims of Sexual Offences) (Scotland) Bill: Stage 1

David Stewart made 5 Contributions to this discussion

Health and Sport Committee - 23 June 2020

David Stewart (Highlands and Islands) (Lab): "Good morning. Why was it decided to restrict self-referral for forensic medical examination to people over the age of 16?"

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Covid-19 Scrutiny (Resilience and Emergency Planning)

David Stewart made 3 Contributions to this discussion

Health and Sport Committee - 17 June 2020

David Stewart (Highlands and Islands) (Lab): "I pass on my best wishes to Professor Leitch, who is becoming a well-kent face in the Scottish media, as is Mr Connaghan. The Royal College of General Practitioners concluded in its evidence to the committee that “The ..…

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Highlands and Islands (Impact of Covid-19 on Tourism)

David Stewart made 2 Contributions to this discussion

Chamber - 11 June 2020

2. David Stewart (Highlands and Islands) (Lab): "To ask the Scottish Government what assessment it has made of the impact of Covid-19 on tourism in the Highlands and Islands. (S5O-04389)"

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Science Innovation (Ionisers)

David Stewart made 1 Contribution to this discussion

Chamber - 10 June 2020

David Stewart (Highlands and Islands) (Lab): "The First Minister will be well aware that conquering Covid-19 requires scientific collaboration, initiative and innovation…

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Written questions

Written questions David Stewart 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-28079 - Answered

25 March 2020

Stewart, David: "To ask the Scottish Government whether it considers that there are adequate supplies of personal protection equipment on the islands, and what advice it is giving to those NHS boards with responsibility to pass on to staff regarding when such equipment should be worn."

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S5W-30260 - Unanswered

26 June 2020

Stewart, David: "To ask the Scottish Government what assessment it has made of how uncertainty regarding the future of Wick John O'Groats Airport could impact on the Caithness and Sutherland area."

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S5W-30262 - Unanswered

26 June 2020

Stewart, David: "To ask the Scottish Government what discussions it has had with (a) Highlands and Islands Enterprise and (b) the UK Government regarding continuing to operate services between Wick John O'Groats and (i) Aberdeen and (ii) Edinburgh Airport."

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S5W-30261 - Unanswered

26 June 2020

Stewart, David: "To ask the Scottish Government what (a) discussions, (b) consultations, (c) correspondence and (d) meetings it has had with stakeholders in the Caithness and Sutherland area regarding the nature of the services using Wick John O'Groats Airport."

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S5W-30259 - Unanswered

26 June 2020

Stewart, David: "To ask the Scottish Government what the timescale would be for introducing a public service obligation for services between Wick John O'Groats and (a) Aberdeen and (b) Edinburgh Airport."

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