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Members of the Scottish Parliament (MSPs)

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Ken Macintosh

No Party Affiliation

MSP for West Scotland (Region) 2016 - present day

Scottish Labour

Former MSP for West Scotland (Region) 2016 - 2016

Former MSP for Eastwood (Constituency) 1999 - 2016

About Ken Macintosh

Contact details

Contact online

Twitter: @KenMacintoshMSP

Facebook: Ken's facebook

Contact at the Scottish Parliament

The Scottish Parliament
Edinburgh
EH99 1SP

Phone: 0131 348 5896
Text relay calls welcome.

Contact at their Constituency

1 Spiersbridge Way
Thornliebank
Glasgow
G46 8NG

Phone: 0141 620 6310
Text relay calls welcome.

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

Committees

Ken is not a member of any committees

Cross-party groups

Ken is not a member of any cross-party groups

Parliamentary and Government Roles

Ken has 5 parliamentary and government roles

Parliamentary Bureau

Convener

Conveners Group

Convener

Presiding Officer's Advisory Group

Chair

Scottish Parliamentary Corporate Body

Convener

Presiding Officer

Scottish Parliament

Party Roles

Ken does not have any party roles

Previous roles

Ken has had 34 previous roles

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

16 December 2014 - 23 March 2016

Party Spokesperson on Communities

Scottish Labour

16 December 2014 - 19 August 2015

Party Spokesperson on Older Peoples Issues

Scottish Labour

03 September 2013 - 08 January 2015

Public Audit Committee

Member

03 September 2013 - 08 January 2015

Welfare Reform Committee

Member

19 December 2011 - 28 June 2013

Party Spokesperson on Employment

Scottish Labour

19 December 2011 - 28 June 2013

Party Spokesperson on Sustainable Growth

Scottish Labour

19 December 2011 - 28 June 2013

Party Spokesperson on Finance

Scottish Labour

31 May 2011 - 19 December 2011

Party Spokesperson on Lifelong Learning

Scottish Labour

31 May 2011 - 19 December 2011

Party Spokesperson on Education and Young People

Scottish Labour

20 May 2011 - 31 May 2011

Party Spokesperson on Culture

Scottish Labour

20 May 2011 - 31 May 2011

Party Spokesperson on Europe and External Relations

Scottish Labour

13 June 2007 - 22 March 2011

Education Lifelong Learning and Culture Committee

Member

17 September 2007 - 22 March 2011

Deputy Party Spokesperson on Schools

Scottish Labour

02 October 2008 - 22 March 2011

European and External Relations Committee

Substitute Member

18 May 2007 - 17 September 2007

Party Spokesperson on Education and Young People

Scottish Labour

19 February 2007 - 02 April 2007

Parliamentary Liaison Officer to the First Minister

Scottish Government

28 November 2006 - 02 April 2007

Subordinate Legislation Committee

Deputy Convener

30 June 2005 - 02 April 2007

Health Committee

Substitute Member

06 September 2005 - 02 April 2007

Art Advisory Group

Member

04 June 2003 - 02 April 2007

Education Committee

Member

30 June 2005 - 28 November 2006

Subordinate Legislation Committee

Member

18 March 2005 - 02 June 2005

Standards and Public Appointments Committee

Deputy Convener

10 June 2003 - 18 March 2005

Standards Committee

Deputy Convener

04 June 2003 - 10 June 2003

Standards Committee

Member

26 February 2002 - 31 March 2003

Parliamentary Liaison Officer to the Minister for Education and Young People

Scottish Government

08 January 2001 - 31 March 2003

Enterprise and Lifelong Learning Committee

Member

23 January 2001 - 31 March 2003

Procedures Committee

Deputy Convener

08 January 2001 - 31 March 2003

Standards Committee

Member

16 April 2002 - 27 June 2002

Scottish Parliamentary Standards Commissioner Bill Committee

Deputy Convener

07 March 2002 - 16 April 2002

Scottish Parliamentary Standards Commissioner Bill Committee

Member

08 January 2001 - 23 January 2001

Procedures Committee

Member

17 June 1999 - 07 January 2001

Finance Committee

Member

17 June 1999 - 07 January 2001

Education Culture and Sport Committee

Member

14 September 2000 - 07 January 2001

Subordinate Legislation Committee

Member

Register of interests

Ken'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 Ken Macintosh. The date of their initial statement was 08 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

I have a quarter share of a house on Skye with an estimated overall value of between £150,001 and £200,000, which I acquired on 11 October 2012. I derive no income from this property.

Interest in shares

No registrable interests

Voluntary

No registrable interests

Biography

Overview

I was elected to the new Scottish Parliament in 1999 and have since served as MSP for Eastwood, the West of Scotland, and as the Presiding Officer from 2016.

Born in the Highlands, I studied History at Edinburgh University and pursued a career as a BBC News television producer.

Claire and I live in Busby with our 6 children.

What motivated you to become an MSP?

As a student, it was the damaging social and economic unfairness of the early '80s that motivated me to join a political party. I then worked in and around politics on BBC programmes like Breakfast with Frost, but I did not think of standing for election until devolution.

The opportunity to be part of a new parliament, helping to tackle inequality and discrimination and shaping a better country was irresistible. Even when political decisions have not gone my way, standing up for constituents and providing a voice for the disadvantaged is still the most rewarding of so many fulfilling experiences.

Recent Activity

What was said

What Ken Macintosh 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.

Third Sector Resilience Fund

Ken Macintosh made 1 Contribution to this discussion

Chamber - 25 June 2020

The Presiding Officer: "Thank you very much. I thank the ministers—Temporary loss of sound. 14:55 Meeting suspended."

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Food Fund

Ken Macintosh made 1 Contribution to this discussion

Chamber - 25 June 2020

The Presiding Officer (Ken Macintosh): "I should mention that questions 1, 2 and 6 are grouped together, as are questions 4 and 5. Supplementary questions on the group of questions will be taken after all the questions."

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First Minister’s Question Time

Ken Macintosh made 2 Contributions to this discussion

Chamber - 24 June 2020

The Presiding Officer (Ken Macintosh): "Good afternoon. Before questions to the First Minister, I invite the First Minister to give a statement."

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Community Sport

Ken Macintosh made 1 Contribution to this discussion

Chamber - 24 June 2020

The Presiding Officer: "Thank you for that rapid correction."

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Covid-19 Shielding Groups (Return to Schools)

Ken Macintosh made 1 Contribution to this discussion

Chamber - 24 June 2020

The Presiding Officer: "That concludes First Minister’s question time. I advise members who are leaving the chamber that they should be careful to observe social distancing measures. We will resume at 2.45. 13:46 Meeting suspended. 14:45 On resuming—"

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Written questions

Written questions Ken Macintosh 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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