BETA

This is a new website that we're testing. Please give us some feedback on our external survey.

Language: English / Gàidhlig

Skip to main content
Loading…

Members of the Scottish Parliament (MSPs)

Image description

Jenny Gilruth

Scottish National Party

MSP for Mid Fife and Glenrothes (Constituency) 2016 - present day

About Jenny Gilruth

Contact details

Contact online

Twitter: @jennygilruth

Facebook: Jenny's facebook

Contact at the Scottish Parliament

The Scottish Parliament
Edinburgh
EH99 1SP

Phone: 0131 348 5793
Text relay calls welcome.

Contact at their Constituency

12 Commercial Street
Markinch
KY7 6DE

Phone: 01592 764815
Text relay calls welcome.

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

Committees

Jenny is not a member of any committees

Cross-party groups

Jenny is not a member of any cross-party groups

Parliamentary and Government Roles

Jenny has 1 parliamentary and government role

Minister for Europe and International Development

Scottish Government

Party Roles

Jenny does not have any party roles

Previous roles

Jenny has had 10 previous roles

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

19 April 2018 - 19 February 2020

Justice Committee

Member

07 September 2016 - 19 February 2020

Social Security Committee

Substitute Member

25 September 2019 - 19 February 2020

Justice SubCommittee on Policing

Member

06 September 2018 - 19 February 2020

Education and Skills Committee

Member

30 March 2017 - 06 September 2018

Local Government and Communities Committee

Member

14 June 2016 - 28 June 2018

Parliamentary Liaison Officer to the Cabinet Secretary for Education and Skills

Scottish Government

30 March 2017 - 19 April 2018

Health and Sport Committee

Member

06 September 2016 - 30 March 2017

Environment Climate Change and Land Reform Committee

Member

08 June 2016 - 06 September 2016

Public Audit Committee

Member

08 June 2016 - 06 September 2016

Education and Skills Committee

Member

Register of interests

Jenny'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 Jenny Gilruth. The date of their initial statement was 09 June 2016.

Remuneration and related undertaking

Between 21 November and 5 December 2017 I wrote a weekly column for the Daily Record newspaper (of One Central Quay, Glasgow, G3 8DA). I spent 2 hours per week undertaking this role and earned £300 per week. I chose to donate my full earnings of £900 to Fife Women's Aid. I therefore received no financial benefit from undertaking this work. Payment was made direct to Fife Women's Aid on 17 January 2018. [Registered 25 January 2018]

I published a book with Harper Collins Publishers (1 London Bridge Street, London, SE1 9GF), a publishing firm. I expect to receive remuneration of up to £500 per annum. This remuneration represents royalties for a text book written prior to my election and I do not expect to undertake any publishing work during this session.

Gifts

On 12 August I attended the Edinburgh Military Tattoo held at Edinburgh Castle as a guest of Poppyscotland (a charity supporting ex-Servicemen and women and their families in Scotland of New Haig House, Edinburgh EH7 4HQ). The value of the ticket plus hospitality amounted to £400. [Registered 11 September 2017]

Overseas visits

From 11 to 14 November 2018 I visited Bosnia as part of a delegation organised by Remembering Srebrenica Scotland. The purpose of the visit was to learn lessons about the Genocide. Costs were met by Remembering Srebrenica (Scotland) (a Scottish Charitable Incorporated Organisation (SCIO) No SCO46540 of Turcan Connell Solicitors Princes Exchange Earl Grey Street Edinburgh EH3 9EE) and were £627. [Registered 10 December 2018]

From 9 to 23 July 2016 I visited the USA on a trip to build a foundation of general knowledge about US domestic and foreign policy, and share Scottish and EU policy practices/trends with American peers. There was a specific focus on education, environmental, taxation and immigration policy. The cost of the trip totalled $11,105, and was paid for by the US Embassy (the diplomatic mission of the US in the United Kingdom, 24 Grosvenor Square, London, W1A 2LQ). The figure included a $500 stipend payment to cover the cost of meals. [Registered 04 August 2016]

Controlled transactions

No registrable interests.

Heritable property

No registrable interests.

Interest in shares

No registrable interests.

Voluntary

I am a member of the union School Leaders Scotland.

I am registered with the General Teaching Council for Scotland.

Recent Activity

What was said

What Jenny Gilruth 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: 16 December 2020

Fair Trade (Promotion)

The Minister for Europe and International Development (Jenny Gilruth): "The achievement of fair trade nation status for Scotland, first in February 2013 and again in March 2017, signals to the world that Scotland takes an active leadership role in challenging global poverty and recognising the dignity and rights of producers through our commitment to fairness in international trading. The Scottish Fair Trade Forum has…

Chamber meeting date: 16 December 2020

Education (United Kingdom Internal Market Bill)

The Minister for Europe and International Development (Jenny Gilruth): "I refer members to my entry in the register of members’ interests as a member of the General Teaching Council for Scotland…

Chamber meeting date: 16 December 2020

Brexit (East Lothian)

The Minister for Europe and International Development (Jenny Gilruth): "The economic and social impacts of Brexit will be felt across all regions of the Scottish economy. We know that those impacts would be greatest under a no-deal Brexit, which of course remains a very real possibility…

Culture, Tourism, Europe and External Affairs Committee meeting date: 3 December 2020

International Development

The Minister for Europe and International Development (Jenny Gilruth): "Good morning. I thank the committee for inviting me to give evidence on the Scottish Government’s international development review. As you all know, Covid-19 has changed the world…

Chamber meeting date: 19 November 2020

United States Presidency

The Minister for Europe and International Development (Jenny Gilruth): "The relationship between the USA and Scotland is strong and enduring. Indeed, Scotland has a well-established diaspora community in the US, with some 30 million Americans identifying as having Scottish heritage…

Votes

How Jenny Gilruth has voted in Parliament

Find out how Jenny Gilruth has voted recently.

Motion ref. S5M-23815.2

Trade and Co-operation Agreement between the United Kingdom and the European Union

Submitted by: Ruth Davidson, Edinburgh Central, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party. Date lodged: Wednesday, December 30, 2020

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

Result 30 for, 94 against, 0 abstained, 5 no vote

MSP voted against

Vote Defeated

Motion ref. S5M-23815

Trade and Co-operation Agreement between the United Kingdom and the European Union

Submitted by: Nicola Sturgeon, Glasgow Southside, Scottish National Party. Date lodged: Tuesday, December 29, 2020

Supported by: Michael Russell
Current status: Taken in the Chamber on Wednesday, December 30, 2020

Result 92 for, 30 against, 1 abstained, 6 no vote

MSP voted for

Vote Passed

Motion ref. S5M-23815.3

Trade and Co-operation Agreement between the United Kingdom and the European Union

Submitted by: Richard Leonard, Central Scotland, Scottish Labour. Date lodged: Wednesday, December 30, 2020

Supported by: Anas Sarwar
Current status: Taken in the Chamber on Wednesday, December 30, 2020

Result 94 for, 30 against, 0 abstained, 5 no vote

MSP voted for

Vote Passed

Motion ref. S5M-23768

Scottish General Election (Coronavirus) Bill

Submitted by: Graeme Dey, Angus South, Scottish National Party. Date lodged: Monday, December 21, 2020

Supported by: Jenny Gilruth, Michael Russell
Current status: Taken in the Chamber on Wednesday, December 23, 2020

Result 117 for, 0 against, 0 abstained, 12 no vote

MSP voted for

Vote Passed

Motion ref. S5 SP Bill 77 Amendment 1

Current status: Taken in the Chamber on Tuesday, December 22, 2020

Result 33 for, 86 against, 0 abstained, 10 no vote

MSP voted against

Vote Defeated

Motions

Written questions

Written questions Jenny Gilruth 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-27245

Asked by: Gilruth, Jenny, Mid Fife and Glenrothes, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 4 February 2020

"To ask the Scottish Government what progress the Independent Care Review is making."

Answered by: Maree Todd on 5 February 2020

Question ref. S5O-04093

Asked by: Gilruth, Jenny, Mid Fife and Glenrothes, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 29 January 2020

"To ask the Scottish Government how it supports inclusive growth in the Mid Fife and Glenrothes constituency."

Awaiting answer

Question ref. S5W-27120

Asked by: Gilruth, Jenny, Mid Fife and Glenrothes, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 23 January 2020

"To ask the Scottish Government whether it will provide an update on the progress to establish the public inquiry into the circumstances surrounding the death of Sheku Bayoh."

Answered by: Humza Yousaf on 24 January 2020

Question ref. S5W-26767

Asked by: Gilruth, Jenny, Mid Fife and Glenrothes, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 18 December 2019

"To ask the Scottish Government what progress has been made in reducing youth unemployment through the Developing the Young Workforce Programme."

Answered by: John Swinney on 19 December 2019

Question ref. S5O-03952

Asked by: Gilruth, Jenny, Mid Fife and Glenrothes, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 18 December 2019

"To ask the Scottish Government what discussions it has had with the UK Government regarding the WASPI campaign."

Awaiting answer

Question ref. S5O-03827

Asked by: Gilruth, Jenny, Mid Fife and Glenrothes, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 20 November 2019

"To ask the Scottish Government what its response is to recent figures from The Trussell Trust showing that thousands of three-day emergency food parcels have been handed out in Fife this year."

Awaiting answer

Question ref. S5O-03768

Asked by: Gilruth, Jenny, Mid Fife and Glenrothes, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 6 November 2019

"To ask the Scottish Government how it is tackling poverty and inequality."

Awaiting answer

Question ref. S5W-26064

Asked by: Gilruth, Jenny, Mid Fife and Glenrothes, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 30 October 2019

"To ask the Scottish Government when figures showing local authority and school level spend of Pupil Equity Funding in 2018-19 will be published."

Answered by: John Swinney on 31 October 2019

Question ref. S5W-25714

Asked by: Gilruth, Jenny, Mid Fife and Glenrothes, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 8 October 2019

"To ask the Scottish Government when the findings of the independent jury research that it commissioned will be published."

Answered by: Humza Yousaf on 9 October 2019

Question ref. S5O-03638

Asked by: Gilruth, Jenny, Mid Fife and Glenrothes, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 2 October 2019

"To ask the Scottish Government what assistance it is providing to EU citizens to stay in Scotland ahead of 31 October."

Awaiting answer

Share this page