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Members of the Scottish Parliament (MSPs)

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Jackson Carlaw

Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party

MSP for Eastwood (Constituency) 2016 - present day

Former MSP for West Scotland (Region) 2011 - 2016

Former MSP for West of Scotland (Region) 2007 - 2011

About Jackson Carlaw

Contact details

Contact at the Scottish Parliament

The Scottish Parliament
Edinburgh
EH99 1SP

Phone: 0131 348 6800
Text relay calls welcome.

Contact at their Constituency

Spiersbridge House
1 Spiersbridge Way
Thornliebank
G46 8NG

Phone: 0141 465 6611
Text relay calls welcome.

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

Committees

Jackson is not a member of any committees

Cross-party groups

Jackson is a member of 6 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 Building Bridges with Israel

Convener

Cross-Party Group in the Scottish Parliament on Diabetes

Member

Cross-Party Group in the Scottish Parliament on End of Life Choices

Deputy Convener

Cross-Party Group in the Scottish Parliament on Scottish Gypsy/Traveller Community

Member

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

Deputy Convener

Parliamentary and Government Roles

Jackson has 1 parliamentary and government role

Presiding Officer's Advisory Group

Member

Party Roles

Jackson has 1 party role

Party Leader

Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party

Previous roles

Jackson has had 30 previous roles

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

29 August 2019 - 14 February 2020

Interim Leader

Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party

15 November 2016 - 04 September 2019

Scottish Parliamentary Corporate Body

Appointed Member

19 May 2016 - 03 September 2019

Deputy Party Leader

Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party

19 May 2016 - 03 September 2019

Party Spokesperson on Europe and External Relations

Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party

22 October 2018 - 02 May 2019

Interim Leader

Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party

29 September 2016 - 17 May 2018

Culture Tourism Europe and External Relations Committee

Member

19 May 2016 - 28 June 2017

Party Spokesperson on Tourism

Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party

19 May 2016 - 28 June 2017

Party Spokesperson on Culture

Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party

08 June 2016 - 29 September 2016

European and External Relations Committee

Member

10 November 2011 - 23 March 2016

Deputy Party Leader

Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party

27 June 2012 - 23 March 2016

Health and Sport Committee

Substitute Member

01 February 2012 - 23 March 2016

Finance Committee

Substitute Member

10 November 2011 - 23 March 2016

Party Spokesperson on Health

Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party

27 June 2012 - 23 March 2016

Public Petitions Committee

Member

06 June 2013 - 11 December 2014

Standards Procedures and Public Appointments Committee

Substitute Member

18 June 2013 - 21 January 2014

Burrell Collection Lending and Borrowing Scotland Bill Committee

Deputy Convener

12 June 2013 - 18 June 2013

Burrell Collection Lending and Borrowing Scotland Bill Committee

Member

16 November 2011 - 02 May 2012

Health and Sport Committee

Member

01 June 2011 - 16 November 2011

Infrastructure and Capital Investment Committee

Member

12 May 2011 - 10 November 2011

Party Spokesperson on Transport

Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party

12 May 2011 - 10 November 2011

Party Spokesperson on the Environment

Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party

26 May 2010 - 22 March 2011

Transport Infrastructure and Climate Change Committee

Member

21 May 2010 - 22 March 2011

Party Spokesperson on the Environment

Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party

27 June 2007 - 22 March 2011

European and External Relations Committee

Substitute Member

21 May 2010 - 22 March 2011

Party Spokesperson on Transport

Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party

03 February 2010 - 20 January 2011

Forth Crossing Bill Committee

Convener

13 November 2008 - 19 July 2010

Review of SPCB Supported Bodies Committee

Member

13 June 2007 - 26 May 2010

Subordinate Legislation Committee

Member

17 May 2007 - 21 May 2010

Party Spokesperson on Health

Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party

27 January 2010 - 03 February 2010

Forth Crossing Bill Committee

Member

Register of interests

Jackson'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 Jackson Carlaw. The date of their initial statement was 31 May 2016.

Remuneration and related undertaking

No registrable interests

Gifts

On 15 January 2020 I received a donation of £5,000 to my leadership campaign from Mr Alan Massie, a private individual. I established that the donation was from a permissible donor and accepted it on 15 January 2020. [Registered 12 February 2020]

On 15 January 2020 I received a donation of £5,000 to my leadership campaign from Mr James Stewart, a private individual. I established that the donation was from a permissible donor and accepted it on 15 January 2020. [Registered 12 February 2020]

On 15 January 2020 I received a donation of £10,000 to my leadership campaign from Peak Scientific (Company number SC175368), a manufacturer of electric motors, generators and transformers (of Inchinnan Bus Park, Renfrew, PA4 9RE). I established that the donation was from a permissible donor and accepted it on 15 January 2020. [Registered 12 February 2020]

Overseas visits

From 12 August to 17 August 2018 I participated in a visit, by the Cross-Party Group Building Bridges with Israel, to Israel and the Palestinian Territories. During the course of the visit the CPG travelled extensively across Israel and in addition visited the Occupied Palestinian Territories. I met with many organisations and individuals to hear and discuss issues of concern and areas for possible future engagement. The costs of my visit were met by the Embassy of Israel in the United Kingdom (MFA) (of 2 Palace Green, Kensington, London W8 4QB) and in respect of my travel, accommodation and hospitality are estimated to be of the value of £2,200. [Registered 21 August 2018]

Controlled transactions

No registrable interests

Heritable property

No registrable interests

Interest in shares

No registrable interests

Voluntary

From 8 to 10 April 2018 I visited the European Parliament in Brussels. During this visit I met with MEPs, members of UKREP and others in connection with the ongoing Brexit negotiations and other matters of interest. Contributory support towards costs arising from travel, accommodation and hospitality in respect of this visit were made by the ECR (European Conservative and Reformists) within the European Parliament to a value of £500. [Registered 18 April 2018]

Biography

Overview

Before my election to Holyrood in 2007, I spent 25 years in the retail motor industry. For nine years, I served as regional MSP for the West of Scotland until May 2016, when I won the Eastwood constituency first-past-the-post.

I was Ruth Davidson's Deputy for almost 8 years before I succeeded her as Leader of the Scottish Conservatives in February 2020.

What motivated you to become an MSP?

I've been a member of the Scottish Conservatives for over 40 years, first joining when I was a teenager. Politics has been a hobby for all my adult life. I've held a number of senior voluntary positions within my party, including Chairman of the Scottish Young Conservatives, Chairman of the Eastwood Association and Vice-Chairman of the party in Scotland.

I've spent almost all my life in Eastwood. It's a huge honour for me to represent the constituency in parliament, and to campaign in support of local issues I'm passionate about, such as preserving Eastwood's key greenfield sites.

Recent Activity

What was said

What Jackson Carlaw 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 (2m Distancing Rule)

Jackson Carlaw made 3 Contributions to this discussion

Chamber - 24 June 2020

Jackson Carlaw: "The practical outcome of today’s statement is that, from 3 July, with the abolition of the 5-mile rule, Scots can travel on holiday to England, but not in Scotland…

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Covid-19: Next Steps

Jackson Carlaw made 4 Contributions to this discussion

Chamber - 18 June 2020

Jackson Carlaw (Eastwood) (Con): "It is no exaggeration to say that lives and livelihoods will be on the line over the coming months. We are facing what is potentially the biggest economic downturn of our lives…

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Schools Reopening

Jackson Carlaw made 4 Contributions to this discussion

Chamber - 17 June 2020

1. Jackson Carlaw (Eastwood) (Con): "I again welcome the sustained fall in the number of fatalities from Covid-19, although, obviously, those fatalities are still distressing. Our thoughts are with those families, but the sustained fall is welcome…

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Covid-19 Testing in Care Homes

Jackson Carlaw made 4 Contributions to this discussion

Chamber - 10 June 2020

1. Jackson Carlaw (Eastwood) (Con): "Later this afternoon, the First Minister is expected to publish figures on care home testing and, as today’s statistics confirm, the majority of the lives that are still being lost are from our care homes, so we know how important testing is…

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Covid-19 Testing (Care Homes)

Jackson Carlaw made 4 Contributions to this discussion

Chamber - 03 June 2020

1. Jackson Carlaw (Eastwood) (Con): "Last week, I asked how many elderly people in hospital were sent to care homes before mandatory testing for Covid was introduced. Yesterday, we finally got an answer: that happened to more than 1,350 people…

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Written questions

Written questions Jackson Carlaw 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-23720 - Answered

11 June 2019

Carlaw, Jackson: "To ask the Scottish Government what mental health support is offered by each NHS board specifically to people with diabetes."

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S5W-23722 - Answered

11 June 2019

Carlaw, Jackson: "To ask the Scottish Government how many people (a) under 18 and (b) aged 18 and over who have diabetes have also been diagnosed with a mental health condition, broken down by NHS board."

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S5W-23721 - Answered

11 June 2019

Carlaw, Jackson: "To ask the Scottish Government what assessment it has undertaken of the provision of specialist mental health support for people who have been diagnosed with diabetes and who may require such support."

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S5W-23356 - Answered

22 May 2019

Carlaw, Jackson: "To ask the Scottish Government what consideration it has given to including East Renfrewshire Council as part of its Vacant and Derelict Land Fund, and for what reason it has not been chosen to benefit from this source of funding."

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S5W-23357 - Answered

22 May 2019

Carlaw, Jackson: "To ask the Scottish Government, when formulating the criteria for determining local authorities to be included in its Vacant and Derelict Land Fund, what consideration it has given to the (a) potential levels of contamination on the land left over from previous and historical structures and (b) length of time that various pieces of land in each of…

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