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Members of the Scottish Parliament (MSPs)

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Mike Rumbles

Scottish Liberal Democrats

MSP for North East Scotland (Region) 2016 - present day

Former MSP for West Aberdeenshire and Kincardine (Constituency) 1999 - 2011

About Mike Rumbles

Contact details

Contact online

Facebook: Mike's facebook

Contact at the Scottish Parliament

The Scottish Parliament
Edinburgh
EH99 1SP

Phone: 0131 348 5816
Text relay calls welcome.

Committees

Cross-party groups

Mike is not a member of any cross-party groups

Parliamentary and Government Roles

Mike does not have any parliamentary or government roles

Party Roles

Mike does not have any party roles

Previous roles

Mike has had 28 previous roles

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

29 May 2016 - 14 July 2020

Party Spokesperson on Rural Development

Scottish Liberal Democrats

08 September 2019 - 14 July 2020

Party Spokesperson on Transport

Scottish Liberal Democrats

09 September 2019 - 14 July 2020

Party Spokesperson on Infrastructure

Scottish Liberal Democrats

10 September 2019 - 05 February 2020

Culture Tourism Europe and External Affairs Committee

Member

06 September 2018 - 10 September 2019

Culture Tourism Europe and External Affairs Committee

Substitute Member

29 May 2016 - 09 September 2019

Party Spokesperson on Parliamentary Business

Scottish Liberal Democrats

08 November 2016 - 06 September 2018

Culture Tourism Europe and External Relations Committee

Substitute Member

17 May 2016 - 15 November 2017

Parliamentary Bureau

Member

04 September 2008 - 22 March 2011

Parliamentary Bureau

Member

01 September 2008 - 22 March 2011

Party Spokesperson on Parliamentary Business

Scottish Liberal Democrats

03 September 2008 - 22 March 2011

Standards Procedures and Public Appointments Committee

Substitute Member

13 June 2007 - 02 September 2008

Rural Affairs and Environment Committee

Member

24 May 2007 - 01 September 2008

Party Spokesperson on Rural Development

Scottish Liberal Democrats

24 May 2007 - 01 September 2008

Party Spokesperson on the Environment

Scottish Liberal Democrats

21 June 2007 - 28 September 2007

Standards and Public Appointments Committee

Substitute Member

17 September 2003 - 02 April 2007

Communities Committee

Substitute Member

17 May 2006 - 02 April 2007

Local Government and Transport Committee

Member

04 June 2003 - 30 March 2006

Health Committee

Member

15 December 2005 - 15 March 2006

Interests of Members of the Scottish Parliament Bill Committee

Member

04 June 2003 - 28 June 2005

Party Spokesperson on Health

Scottish Liberal Democrats

03 October 2002 - 31 March 2003

Robin Rigg Offshore Wind Farm Navigation and Fishing Scotland Bill Committee

Member

22 June 1999 - 31 March 2003

Standards Committee

Convener

08 January 2001 - 31 March 2003

Rural Development Committee

Member

16 May 2002 - 31 March 2003

Subordinate Legislation Committee

Substitute Member

06 January 2003 - 31 March 2003

Conveners Group

Member

24 August 1999 - 05 January 2003

Conveners Liaison Group

Member

17 June 1999 - 07 January 2001

Rural Affairs Committee

Member

17 June 1999 - 22 June 1999

Standards Committee

Member

Register of interests

Mike'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 Mike Rumbles. The date of their initial statement was 24 May 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

No registrable interests

Recent Activity

What was said

What Mike Rumbles 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: 13 January 2021

Church Services (Restrictions)

Mike Rumbles (North East Scotland) (LD): "Has the First Minister seen the letter to her from more than 200 church leaders from across Scotland, who question whether, in completely closing down churches for public worship, she is consistent with her obligations under article 9 of the European convention on human rights? They simply ask the Scottish Government to provide them with the…

Rural Economy and Connectivity Committee meeting date: 13 January 2021

Rail Services

Mike Rumbles (North East Scotland) (LD): "Can you hear me now?"

Chamber meeting date: 30 December 2020

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

Mike Rumbles (North East Scotland) (LD): "Will the First Minister give way?"

Chamber meeting date: 22 December 2020

UK Withdrawal from the European Union (Continuity) (Scotland) Bill: Stage 3

Mike Rumbles (North East Scotland) (LD): "My phone would not let me vote. I would have voted against."

Rural Economy and Connectivity Committee meeting date: 9 December 2020

Women in Agriculture

Mike Rumbles (North East Scotland) (LD): "Good morning. We have been talking about farming organisations and leadership in those organisations in very general terms, but I want to look at some specific examples…

Votes

How Mike Rumbles has voted in Parliament

Find out how Mike Rumbles 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 for

Vote Defeated

Motions

Written questions

Written questions Mike Rumbles 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-34307

Asked by: Rumbles, Mike, North East Scotland, Scottish Liberal Democrats, Date Lodged: 23 December 2020

"To ask the Scottish Government, further to the answer to question S5W-34207 by Jamie Hepburn on 23 December 2020, what proportion of the target of 30,000 apprenticeship starts this year will be met."

Awaiting answer

Question ref. S5W-33415

Asked by: Rumbles, Mike, North East Scotland, Scottish Liberal Democrats, Date Lodged: 20 November 2020

"To ask the Scottish Government what action it has taken to support taxi businesses during the COVID-19 pandemic."

Answered by: Jamie Hepburn on 7 December 2020

Question ref. S5W-33416

Asked by: Rumbles, Mike, North East Scotland, Scottish Liberal Democrats, Date Lodged: 20 November 2020

"To ask the Scottish Government, in light of the £14 million financial support scheme for taxi drivers in Northern Ireland announced on 13 November 2020, whether it has considered providing an annual block grant for local licencing authorities in Scotland in order to remove the fee for processing licence applications for taxi operators."

Answered by: Jamie Hepburn on 7 December 2020

Question ref. S5W-32873

Asked by: Rumbles, Mike, North East Scotland, Scottish Liberal Democrats, Date Lodged: 28 October 2020

"To ask the Scottish Government, further to the answer to question S5W-10494 by Roseanna Cunningham on 15 August 2017, which of the 42 formal flood protection schemes or engineering works have been removed from the list of proposed works, broken down by the (a) number of properties that were expected to be protected, (b) reason for removal, and (c)…

Answered by: Roseanna Cunningham on 11 November 2020

Question ref. S5W-32874

Asked by: Rumbles, Mike, North East Scotland, Scottish Liberal Democrats, Date Lodged: 28 October 2020

"To ask the Scottish Government, further to the answer to question S5W-10494 by Roseanna Cunningham on 15 August 2017, how many floods have been recorded in each of the 42 formal flood protection schemes or engineering works' areas since January 2016, broken down by the (a) damage caused and (b) cost of each incident."

Answered by: Roseanna Cunningham on 11 November 2020

Question ref. S5W-32871

Asked by: Rumbles, Mike, North East Scotland, Scottish Liberal Democrats, Date Lodged: 28 October 2020

"To ask the Scottish Government, further to the answer to question S5W-10494 by Roseanna Cunningham on 15 August 2017, which of the 42 formal flood protection schemes or engineering works have been completed, broken down by (a) the number of properties being protected, (b) the completion date and (c) what the (i) initial forecast and (ii) final cost…

Answered by: Roseanna Cunningham on 11 November 2020

Question ref. S5W-32872

Asked by: Rumbles, Mike, North East Scotland, Scottish Liberal Democrats, Date Lodged: 28 October 2020

"To ask the Scottish Government, further to the answer to question S5W-10494 by Roseanna Cunningham on 15 August 2017, which of the 42 formal flood protection schemes or engineering works are (a) under construction and (b) at the planning or other stage of development, broken down by (i) what the expected completion date is, and the reason for any…

Answered by: Roseanna Cunningham on 11 November 2020

Question ref. S5W-32042

Asked by: Rumbles, Mike, North East Scotland, Scottish Liberal Democrats, Date Lodged: 24 September 2020

"To ask the Scottish Government, prior to 24 September 2020, whether there has ever been a legally enforceable (a) travel ban and (b) restriction on people meeting in the west of Scotland."

Answered by: Jeane Freeman on 2 October 2020

Question ref. S5W-31481

Asked by: Rumbles, Mike, North East Scotland, Scottish Liberal Democrats, Date Lodged: 31 August 2020

"To ask the Scottish Government what its response is to the request by Aberdeenshire Council for emergency funding to replace the bridges that have been damaged by flash flooding near King Edward, Banff, and what action it will take to ensure that people and businesses living in the community are not cut off from each other and from services."

Answered by: Michael Matheson on 14 September 2020

Question ref. S5W-31237

Asked by: Rumbles, Mike, North East Scotland, Scottish Liberal Democrats, Date Lodged: 17 August 2020

"To ask the Scottish Government, in light of the Honk for Hope event that took place in Edinburgh on 6 August 2020, and the reported challenges facing the coach sector during the COVID-19 outbreak, whether it will respond to the proposal for support set out by the Confederation of Passenger Transport UK."

Answered by: Fergus Ewing on 31 August 2020

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