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Members of the Scottish Parliament (MSPs)

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James Kelly

Scottish Labour

MSP for Glasgow (Region) 2016 - present day

Former MSP for Rutherglen (Constituency) 2011 - 2016

Former MSP for Glasgow Rutherglen (Constituency) 2007 - 2011

About James Kelly

Contact details

Contact online

Website: jameskelly.scot

Twitter: @JamesKellyLab

Facebook: James's facebook

Contact at the Scottish Parliament

The Scottish Parliament
Edinburgh
EH99 1SP

Phone: 0131 348 6510
Text relay calls welcome.

Contact at their Constituency

Bellahouston Business Centre
423 Paisley Road West
Glasgow
G51 1PZ

Phone: 0141 465 9936
Text relay calls welcome.

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

Committees

James is not a member of any committees

Cross-party groups

James is a member of 7 cross-party groups

Cross-Party Group in the Scottish Parliament on Co-Operatives

Convener

Cross-Party Group in the Scottish Parliament on Credit Unions

Member

Cross-Party Group in the Scottish Parliament on Diabetes

Member

Cross-Party Group in the Scottish Parliament on Fair Trade

Member

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

Member

Cross-Party Group in the Scottish Parliament on Independent Convenience Stores

Member

Cross-Party Group in the Scottish Parliament on Sport

Deputy Convener

Parliamentary and Government Roles

James does not have any parliamentary or government roles

Party Roles

James does not have any party roles

Previous roles

James has had 31 previous roles

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

25 September 2019 - 25 November 2020

Justice SubCommittee on Policing

Member

10 September 2019 - 25 November 2020

Justice Committee

Member

02 September 2019 - 01 September 2020

Party Spokesperson on Justice

Scottish Labour

29 September 2016 - 05 September 2019

Finance and Constitution Committee

Member

12 December 2017 - 02 September 2019

Party Spokesperson on Finance

Scottish Labour

19 December 2017 - 04 October 2018

Party Spokesperson on Constitutional Affairs

Scottish Labour

29 September 2016 - 09 January 2018

Public Audit and Postlegislative Scrutiny Committee

Substitute Member

11 May 2016 - 21 December 2017

Parliamentary Bureau

Member

25 May 2016 - 19 December 2017

Party Spokesperson on Parliamentary Business

Scottish Labour

28 June 2016 - 29 September 2016

Public Audit Committee

Substitute Member

08 June 2016 - 29 September 2016

Finance Committee

Member

17 December 2014 - 23 March 2016

Parliamentary Bureau

Member

06 January 2015 - 23 March 2016

Election Co-ordinator

Scottish Labour

16 December 2014 - 23 March 2016

Party Spokesperson on Parliamentary Business

Scottish Labour

03 September 2013 - 23 March 2016

Infrastructure and Capital Investment Committee

Substitute Member

08 January 2015 - 23 March 2016

Delegated Powers and Law Reform Committee

Substitute Member

28 June 2013 - 16 December 2014

Party Spokesperson on Infrastructure

Scottish Labour

25 October 2012 - 03 September 2013

Referendum Scotland Bill Committee

Deputy Convener

19 December 2011 - 28 June 2013

Chief Whip

Scottish Labour

23 October 2012 - 25 October 2012

Referendum Scotland Bill Committee

Member

21 June 2011 - 01 May 2012

Scotland Bill Committee

Deputy Convener

14 June 2011 - 21 December 2011

Justice Committee

Deputy Convener

20 May 2011 - 20 December 2011

Deputy Party Spokesperson on Justice

Scottish Labour

09 June 2011 - 21 June 2011

Scotland Bill Committee

Member

01 June 2011 - 14 June 2011

Justice Committee

Member

28 October 2009 - 22 March 2011

Deputy Party Spokesperson on Community Safety

Scottish Labour

05 November 2009 - 22 March 2011

Justice Committee

Member

11 December 2008 - 22 March 2011

Public Audit Committee

Substitute Member

13 June 2007 - 04 November 2009

Finance Committee

Member

17 September 2008 - 28 October 2009

Deputy Whip

Scottish Labour

27 June 2007 - 10 December 2008

Audit Committee

Substitute Member

Register of interests

James's register of interests

MSPs 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 James Kelly. The date of their initial statement was 01 June 2016.

Remuneration and related undertaking

No registrable interests

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 a member of the Co-operative Party.

On 9 November 2018, I received a donation of £100 from the Rutherglen Exchange shopping centre towards my 2018 Christmas card competition. [Registered 19 December 2018]

On 19 November 2018, I received a Peacocks gift card for £25 paid by the Rutherglen Exchange shopping centre towards my 2018 Christmas card competition. [Registered 19 December 2018]

My brother Tony Kelly is a sheriff within the Sheriffdom of Glasgow and Strathkelvin.

On 20 March 2011, I received from CIS Insurance Ltd (an insurance, savings, investments and pensions company located at Miller Street, Manchester, M60 0AL) hospitality and match tickets for myself and one guest to attend the final of the CIS Insurance Cup at Hampden Park. The value of the gift was between £501 and £1000.

Recent Activity

What was said

What James Kelly 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.

Chamber meeting date: 21 January 2021

Culpable Homicide (Scotland) Bill: Stage 1

James Kelly (Glasgow) (Lab): "I pay tribute to Claire Baker for the work that she has put into a member’s bill that deals with an important issue and means so much to families who are affected…

Chamber meeting date: 19 January 2021

Protection of Workers (Retail and Age-restricted Goods and Services) (Scotland) Bill: Stage 3

James Kelly (Glasgow) (Lab): "Thank you for making time to allow me a brief contribution, Presiding Officer. The point of Parliament is to make a difference…

Chamber meeting date: 14 January 2021

Older People (Impact of Covid-19)

2. James Kelly (Glasgow) (Lab): "To ask the Scottish Government what action it is taking to protect older people in Glasgow from the impact of Covid-19. (S5O-04898)"

Chamber meeting date: 23 December 2020

School Exams Cancellation (Pupils in Socially Deprived Areas)

James Kelly: "In considering the alternative certification model, it is important that there is no repeat of the debacle of earlier this year, when, despite assurances from Mr Swinney on the initial awarding of grades, pupils in areas of social deprivation were unfairly affected. What steps will the Deputy First Minister take to ensure that the alternative…

Chamber meeting date: 17 December 2020

Covid-19 Pandemic (Support for Businesses)

6. James Kelly (Glasgow) (Lab): "To ask the Scottish Government what action it is taking to support businesses that are struggling to operate during the Covid-19 pandemic. (S5O-04870)"

Votes

How James Kelly has voted in Parliament

Find out how James Kelly has voted recently.

Motion ref. S5M-23903

Approval of SSI

Submitted by: Graeme Dey, Angus South, Scottish National Party. Date lodged: Tuesday, January 19, 2021

Current status: Taken in the Chamber on Wednesday, January 20, 2021

Result 100 for, 1 against, 21 abstained, 7 no vote

MSP abstained

Vote Passed

Motion ref. S5M-23910

Approval of SSI

Submitted by: Graeme Dey, Angus South, Scottish National Party. Date lodged: Tuesday, January 19, 2021

Current status: Taken in the Chamber on Wednesday, January 20, 2021

Result 118 for, 1 against, 2 abstained, 8 no vote

MSP voted for

Vote Passed

Motion ref. S5M-23911

Approval of SSI

Submitted by: Graeme Dey, Angus South, Scottish National Party. Date lodged: Tuesday, January 19, 2021

Current status: Taken in the Chamber on Wednesday, January 20, 2021

Result 96 for, 5 against, 18 abstained, 10 no vote

MSP voted for

Vote Passed

Motion ref. S5M-23894.1

Protecting Scotland’s Health and Care Workforce

Submitted by: Donald Cameron, Highlands and Islands, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party. Date lodged: Tuesday, January 19, 2021

Supported by: Maurice Golden
Current status: Taken in the Chamber on Wednesday, January 20, 2021

Result 56 for, 62 against, 5 abstained, 6 no vote

MSP voted against

Vote Defeated

Motion ref. S5M-23894.3

Protecting Scotland’s Health and Care Workforce

Submitted by: Jeane Freeman, Carrick, Cumnock and Doon Valley, Scottish National Party. Date lodged: Tuesday, January 19, 2021

Supported by: Mairi Gougeon, Clare Haughey
Current status: Taken in the Chamber on Wednesday, January 20, 2021

Result 64 for, 58 against, 0 abstained, 7 no vote

MSP voted against

Vote Passed

Motions

Written questions

Written questions James Kelly 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.

Question ref. S5W-34444

Asked by: Kelly, James, Glasgow, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 11 January 2021

"To ask the Scottish Government when all care homes will have access to COVID-19 visitor testing."

Answered by: Mairi Gougeon on 20 January 2021

Question ref. S5O-04898

Asked by: Kelly, James, Glasgow, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 6 January 2021

"To ask the Scottish Government what action it is taking to protect older people in Glasgow from the impact of COVID-19."

Awaiting answer

Question ref. S5W-34195

Asked by: Kelly, James, Glasgow, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 21 December 2020

"To ask the Scottish Government what its response is to the recent report on forgivable loan support that was published by the Edinburgh Business School."

Awaiting answer

Question ref. S5O-04879

Asked by: Kelly, James, Glasgow, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 16 December 2020

"To ask the Scottish Government what action it will take to ensure that school pupils in areas of social deprivation will not be unfairly affected by the cancellation of exams."

Awaiting answer

Question ref. S5W-33352

Asked by: Kelly, James, Glasgow, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 18 November 2020

"To ask the Scottish Government when it expects to begin the roll-out of COVID-19 testing for care home staff across all NHS board areas."

Answered by: Jeane Freeman on 10 December 2020

Question ref. S5O-04870

Asked by: Kelly, James, Glasgow, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 9 December 2020

"To ask the Scottish Government what action it is taking to support businesses that are struggling to operate during the COVID-19 pandemic."

Awaiting answer

Question ref. S5W-33442

Asked by: Kelly, James, Glasgow, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 23 November 2020

"To ask the Scottish Government when it will confirm at what time on 11 December 2020 the Level 4 COVID-19 restrictions will end."

Answered by: Jeane Freeman on 8 December 2020

Question ref. S5W-33381

Asked by: Kelly, James, Glasgow, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 18 November 2020

"To ask the Scottish Government what evidence it considered when making the decision to close gym facilities in Level 4 areas."

Answered by: Joe FitzPatrick on 2 December 2020

Question ref. S5W-33404

Asked by: Kelly, James, Glasgow, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 19 November 2020

"To ask the Scottish Government under what circumstances door-to-door sales will be permitted under Level 4 COVID-19 restrictions."

Answered by: Jamie Hepburn on 2 December 2020

Question ref. S5W-33358

Asked by: Kelly, James, Glasgow, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 18 November 2020

"To ask the Scottish Government whether it has implemented the necessary changes to legislation to delay the introduction of new fire safety standards to 2022."

Answered by: Kevin Stewart on 25 November 2020

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