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Members of the Scottish Parliament (MSPs)

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John Swinney

Scottish National Party

MSP for Perthshire North (Constituency) 2011 - present day

Former MSP for North Tayside (Constituency) 1999 - 2011

About John Swinney

Contact details

Contact online

Website: johnswinney.scot

Twitter: @johnswinney

Facebook: John's facebook

Contact at the Scottish Parliament

The Scottish Parliament
Edinburgh
EH99 1SP

Phone: 0131 348 5717
Text relay calls welcome.

Contact at their Constituency

17-19 Leslie Street
Blairgowrie
PH10 6AH

Phone: 01250 876576
Text relay calls welcome.

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

Committees

John is not a member of any committees

Cross-party groups

John is not a member of any cross-party groups

Parliamentary and Government Roles

John has 1 parliamentary and government role

Deputy First Minister and Cabinet Secretary for Education and Skills

Scottish Government

Party Roles

John does not have any party roles

Previous roles

John has had 20 previous roles

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

21 November 2014 - 18 May 2016

Deputy First Minister

Scottish Government

21 November 2014 - 18 May 2016

Cabinet Secretary for Finance, Constitution and Economy

Scottish Government

25 May 2011 - 21 November 2014

Cabinet Secretary for Finance, Employment and Sustainable Growth

Scottish Government

17 May 2007 - 25 May 2011

Cabinet Secretary for Finance and Sustainable Growth

Scottish Government

05 September 2005 - 02 April 2007

Party Spokesperson on Public Services

Scottish National Party

20 September 2005 - 02 April 2007

Finance Committee

Deputy Convener

05 September 2005 - 02 April 2007

Party Spokesperson on Finance

Scottish National Party

30 October 2004 - 02 April 2007

Audit Committee

Substitute Member

15 September 2005 - 20 September 2005

Finance Committee

Member

28 September 2004 - 14 September 2005

European and External Relations Committee

Convener

28 September 2004 - 14 September 2005

Conveners Group

Member

15 September 2004 - 28 September 2004

European and External Relations Committee

Member

01 May 2003 - 03 September 2004

Party Leader

Scottish National Party

26 September 2000 - 31 March 2003

Party Leader

Scottish National Party

17 June 1999 - 01 November 2000

Finance Committee

Member

25 May 1999 - 26 September 2000

Party Spokesperson on Enterprise

Scottish National Party

06 May 1999 - 26 September 2000

Deputy Party Leader

Scottish National Party

25 May 1999 - 26 September 2000

Party Spokesperson on Lifelong Learning

Scottish National Party

24 August 1999 - 26 September 2000

Conveners Liaison Group

Member

17 June 1999 - 26 September 2000

Enterprise and Lifelong Learning Committee

Convener

Register of interests

John'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 John Swinney. The date of their initial statement was 23 May 2016.

Remuneration and related undertaking

No registrable interests

Gifts

On Friday 26 May 2017 I attended the "Remarks by the Honourable Barack H Obama" event as a guest of West Coast Capital (a Private Equity Firm). The cost of hospitality for the evening was £500, which was met by West Coast Capital [Registered 22 June 2017]

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 Director of the Logierait Bridge Company. I do not receive any remuneration in relation to this role.

Recent Activity

What was said

What John Swinney 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.

Schools (Staff and Pupil Safety)

John Swinney made 2 Contributions to this discussion

Chamber - 25 November 2020

The Deputy First Minister and Cabinet Secretary for Education and Skills (John Swinney): "I am committed to ensuring that schools remain safe, open and welcoming for all staff and pupils…

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Scots Language Qualifications (Uptake)

John Swinney made 2 Contributions to this discussion

Chamber - 25 November 2020

The Deputy First Minister and Cabinet Secretary for Education and Skills (John Swinney): "The Scots language award was introduced in the 2014-15 academic year. Since then, there has been a positive increase in the number of young people who have attained a pass in the award at SCQF levels 3 to 6…

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Schools (Subject Choice)

John Swinney made 2 Contributions to this discussion

Chamber - 25 November 2020

The Deputy First Minister and Cabinet Secretary for Education and Skills (John Swinney): "Schools and local authorities are responsible for planning a senior phase that allows young people to choose their preferred subjects and we expect them to take innovative approaches to ensuring that a wide choice is available…

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Covid-19 (Weekly Testing of Teachers)

John Swinney made 3 Contributions to this discussion

Chamber - 25 November 2020

The Deputy First Minister and Cabinet Secretary for Education and Skills (John Swinney): "To support the return of schools in August, we put in place arrangements to allow members of school staff who are concerned to get a Covid-19 test, whether or not they have symptoms…

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Inverclyde Students (Examination Results)

John Swinney made 4 Contributions to this discussion

Chamber - 25 November 2020

The Deputy First Minister and Cabinet Secretary for Education and Skills (John Swinney): "I can assure pupils and students who are undertaking national qualifications in Inverclyde and every other part of the country that every effort is being made to ensure that their hard work is recognised fairly and consistently…

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Votes

How John Swinney has voted in Parliament

Find out how John Swinney has voted recently.

Motion ref. S5M-22860.1

Recognising the Importance of Family Caregivers

Submitted by: Donald Cameron, Highlands and Islands, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party. Date lodged: Tuesday, September 29, 2020

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

Result 27 for, 92 against, 0 abstained, 10 no vote

MSP not voted

Vote Defeated

Motion ref. S5M-22860.2

Recognising the Importance of Family Caregivers

Submitted by: Jeane Freeman, Carrick, Cumnock and Doon Valley, Scottish National Party. Date lodged: Tuesday, September 29, 2020

Supported by: Joe FitzPatrick, Clare Haughey
Current status: Taken in the Chamber on Wednesday, September 30, 2020

Result 92 for, 27 against, 0 abstained, 10 no vote

MSP not voted

Vote Passed

Motion ref. S5M-22860

Recognising the Importance of Family Caregivers

Submitted by: Monica Lennon, Central Scotland, Scottish Labour. Date lodged: Monday, September 28, 2020

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

Result 90 for, 27 against, 0 abstained, 12 no vote

MSP not voted

Vote Passed

Motion ref. S5M-22845

The Social Security Administration and Tribunal Membership (Scotland) Bill

Submitted by: Shirley-Anne Somerville, Dunfermline, Scottish National Party. Date lodged: Monday, September 28, 2020

Supported by: Christina McKelvie
Current status: Taken in the Chamber on Tuesday, September 29, 2020

Result 109 for, 0 against, 0 abstained, 20 no vote

MSP not voted

Vote Passed

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, 0 abstained, 15 no vote

MSP voted for

Vote Passed

Motions

Motions made by John Swinney in Parliament

Find out what motions John Swinney has submitted recently.

Motion ref. S5M-23416

Coronavirus: Scotland’s Strategic Approach

Current status: Has not yet achieved cross-party support

Motion ref. S5M-21263

OECD Review of Curriculum for Excellence

Current status: Has not yet achieved cross-party support

Motion ref. S5M-11788

National Plan for Gaelic

Current status: Has not yet achieved cross-party support

Written questions

Written questions John Swinney 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.

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