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Members of the Scottish Parliament (MSPs)

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Richard Lochhead

Scottish National Party

MSP for Moray (Constituency) 2006 - present day

Former MSP for North East Scotland (Region) 1999 - 2006

About Richard Lochhead

Contact details

Contact at the Scottish Parliament

The Scottish Parliament
Edinburgh
EH99 1SP

Phone: 0131 348 5712
Text relay calls welcome.

Contact at their Constituency

80 South Street
Elgin
Moray
IV30 1JG

Phone: 01343 545077
Text relay calls welcome.

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

Committees

Richard is not a member of any committees

Cross-party groups

Richard is a member of 1 cross-party group

Cross-Party Group in the Scottish Parliament on Crofting

Member

Parliamentary and Government Roles

Richard has 1 parliamentary and government role

Minister for Further Education, Higher Education and Science

Scottish Government

Party Roles

Richard does not have any party roles

Previous roles

Richard has had 29 previous roles

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

29 September 2016 - 06 September 2018

Culture Tourism Europe and External Relations Committee

Member

16 November 2017 - 06 September 2018

Education and Skills Committee

Member

06 September 2016 - 30 March 2017

Education and Skills Committee

Member

08 June 2016 - 29 September 2016

European and External Relations Committee

Member

18 June 2014 - 18 May 2016

Cabinet Secretary for Rural Affairs, Food and Environment

Scottish Government

25 May 2011 - 18 June 2014

Cabinet Secretary for Rural Affairs and the Environment

Scottish Government

17 May 2007 - 25 May 2011

Cabinet Secretary for Rural Affairs and the Environment

Scottish Government

04 May 2006 - 02 April 2007

Environment and Rural Development Committee

Member

03 May 2006 - 02 April 2007

Party Spokesperson on Rural Development

Scottish National Party

03 May 2006 - 02 April 2007

Party Spokesperson on the Environment

Scottish National Party

03 May 2006 - 02 April 2007

Party Spokesperson on Fisheries

Scottish National Party

04 May 2006 - 02 April 2007

European and External Relations Committee

Substitute Member

13 September 2004 - 07 April 2006

Party Spokesperson on the Environment

Scottish National Party

30 September 2004 - 07 April 2006

Environment and Rural Development Committee

Member

30 September 2004 - 07 April 2006

European and External Relations Committee

Substitute Member

13 September 2004 - 07 April 2006

Party Spokesperson on Fisheries

Scottish National Party

13 September 2004 - 07 April 2006

Party Spokesperson on Rural Development

Scottish National Party

11 June 2003 - 14 September 2004

European and External Relations Committee

Convener

11 June 2003 - 14 September 2004

Conveners Group

Member

30 May 2003 - 13 September 2004

Deputy Party Spokesperson on Rural Development

Scottish National Party

30 May 2003 - 13 September 2004

Deputy Party Spokesperson on the Environment

Scottish National Party

04 June 2003 - 11 June 2003

European and External Relations Committee

Member

08 January 2001 - 31 March 2003

Rural Development Committee

Member

27 June 2001 - 31 March 2003

Deputy Party Spokesperson on Rural Development

Scottish National Party

19 December 2001 - 31 March 2003

Party Spokesperson on Europe and External Relations

Scottish National Party

27 June 2001 - 31 March 2003

Deputy Party Spokesperson on Parliamentary Business

Scottish National Party

16 May 2002 - 08 January 2003

Procedures Committee

Substitute Member

17 June 1999 - 07 January 2001

Rural Affairs Committee

Member

02 November 2000 - 07 January 2001

European Committee

Member

Register of interests

Richard'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 Richard Lochhead. 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

No registrable interests

Interest in shares

No registrable interests

Voluntary

I received the following donations to support my 2017 Christmas card competition. Spey Media Ltd (£100); Springfield Properties (£800); Greers (Britannia) (£50); Forsyths Ltd (£100); Baxters (£250); Robertson Group (Scotland) Ltd (£250); Walkers Shortbread Ltd (£250) and Mrs L McPherson (£40). Once production and postage costs were deducted and a prize for the winning entry purchased, a donation was made to charity of £1018.63. [Registered 17 January 2018].

I am an Honorary Associate of the British Veterinary Association. [Registered 24 November 2016]

I am Honorary President of Tomintoul Bowling Club. [Registered 17 January 2018].

Recent Activity

What was said

What Richard Lochhead 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.

Covid-19 (Support for Further and Higher Education Students)

Richard Lochhead made 2 Contributions to this discussion

Chamber - 25 November 2020

The Minister for Further Education, Higher Education and Science (Richard Lochhead): "Eligible students in further and higher education have continued to access bursary, grant and loan payments throughout the pandemic…

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Impact of Covid-19 on Further and Higher Education

Richard Lochhead made 31 Contributions to this discussion

Education and Skills Committee - 18 November 2020

The Minister for Further Education, Higher Education and Science (Richard Lochhead): "I hope that the committee can hear me. I thank the committee for the opportunity to give evidence. We are all aware that, since we last met, in September, much has happened in our higher and further education sectors…

University and College Students (Support)

Richard Lochhead made 14 Contributions to this discussion

Chamber - 11 November 2020

The Minister for Further Education, Higher Education and Science (Richard Lochhead): "I last stood in front of Parliament at the end of September to make a statement about supporting students through the global pandemic…

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Covid-19 (Financial Support for Students)

Richard Lochhead made 3 Contributions to this discussion

Chamber - 29 October 2020

Richard Lochhead (Minister for Further Education, Higher Education and Science): "Eligible students in further and higher education have continued to access bursary, grant and loan payments throughout the Covid-19 pandemic…

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European Union Exit (Further and Higher Education)

Richard Lochhead made 15 Contributions to this discussion

Chamber - 29 October 2020

The Minister for Further Education, Higher Education and Science (Richard Lochhead): "In 63 days, the United Kingdom’s new relationship with the EU will begin. It will be a weakened relationship that, in the referendum of 2016, Scotland made abundantly clear that we do not want…

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Votes

How Richard Lochhead has voted in Parliament

Find out how Richard Lochhead has voted recently.

Motion ref. S5M-23014

Solicitors in the Supreme Courts of Scotland (Amendment) Bill

Submitted by: Christine Grahame, Midlothian South, Tweeddale and Lauderdale, Scottish National Party. Date lodged: Friday, October 9, 2020

Supported by: Bill Bowman, Tom Mason, John Mason
Current status: Taken in the Chamber on Thursday, December 3, 2020

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

MSP voted for

Vote Passed

Motion ref. S5M-23537.1

BiFab

Submitted by: Liz Smith, Mid Scotland and Fife, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party. Date lodged: Tuesday, December 1, 2020

Current status: Has not yet achieved cross-party support

Result 61 for, 2 against, 58 abstained, 8 no vote

MSP abstained

Vote Passed

Motion ref. S5M-23537

BiFab

Submitted by: Alex Rowley, Mid Scotland and Fife, Scottish Labour. Date lodged: Monday, November 30, 2020

Current status: Taken in the Chamber on Wednesday, December 2, 2020

Result 61 for, 60 against, 0 abstained, 8 no vote

MSP voted against

Vote Passed

Motion ref. S5M-23536.2

Business Support

Submitted by: Kate Forbes, Skye, Lochaber and Badenoch, Scottish National Party. Date lodged: Tuesday, December 1, 2020

Supported by: Jamie Hepburn, Fiona Hyslop, Ben Macpherson, Ivan McKee
Current status: Taken in the Chamber on Wednesday, December 2, 2020

Result 65 for, 56 against, 0 abstained, 8 no vote

MSP voted for

Vote Passed

Motion ref. S5M-23536

Business Support

Date lodged: Monday, November 30, 2020

Current status: Taken in the Chamber on Wednesday, December 2, 2020

Result 96 for, 23 against, 1 abstained, 9 no vote

MSP voted for

Vote Passed

Motions

Written questions

Written questions Richard Lochhead 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.

S5W-17960 - Answered

01 August 2018

Lochhead, Richard: "To ask the Scottish Government what steps it will take to ensure that Scottish Ambulance Service emergency vehicles based in Moray are able to return to Moray following hospital transfers without being diverted to non-life-threatening calls when out of the area."

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S5W-18126 - Answered

08 August 2018

Lochhead, Richard: "To ask the Scottish Government what powers local authorities have to tackle seagull populations on the grounds of health and safety or other factors that affect the quality of life for residents and communities, and what its position is on increasing these powers."

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S5W-18124 - Answered

08 August 2018

Lochhead, Richard: "To ask the Scottish Government to what extent the impact of pylons or other infrastructure required to connect onshore renewables to the national grid infrastructure is taken into account when determining planning applications for wind farms."

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S5O-02317 - Unanswered

29 August 2018

Lochhead, Richard:

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S5W-18462 - Answered

28 August 2018

Lochhead, Richard: "To ask the Scottish Government when it plans to publish its proposals for Scotland’s role in the development of future UK trade arrangements."

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