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Members of the Scottish Parliament (MSPs)

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Sandra White

Scottish National Party

MSP for Glasgow Kelvin (Constituency) 2011 - present day

Former MSP for Glasgow (Region) 1999 - 2011

About Sandra White

Contact details

Contact at the Scottish Parliament

The Scottish Parliament
Edinburgh
Lothian
EH99 1SP

Phone: 0131 348 5688
Text relay calls welcome.

Contact at their Constituency

1274 Argyle Street
Glasgow
G3 8AA

Phone: 0141 339 7693
Text relay calls welcome.

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

Committees

Sandra is a member of 1 committee

Cross-party groups

Sandra is a member of 11 cross-party groups

Cross-Party Group in the Scottish Parliament on Accident Prevention and Safety Awareness

Member

Cross-Party Group in the Scottish Parliament on Construction

Deputy Convener

Cross-Party Group in the Scottish Parliament on Cuba

Deputy Convener

Cross-Party Group in the Scottish Parliament on Diabetes

Member

Cross-Party Group in the Scottish Parliament on Human Trafficking

Member

Cross-Party Group in the Scottish Parliament on Men's Violence Against Women and Children

Member

Cross-Party Group in the Scottish Parliament on Nuclear Disarmament

Member

Cross-Party Group in the Scottish Parliament on Older People, Age and Ageing

Convener

Cross-Party Group in the Scottish Parliament on Palestine

Co-Convener

Cross-Party Group in the Scottish Parliament on Racial Equality

Member

Cross-Party Group in the Scottish Parliament on WASPI

Co-Convener

Parliamentary and Government Roles

Sandra has 1 parliamentary and government role

Scottish Parliamentary Corporate Body

Appointed Member

Party Roles

Sandra does not have any party roles

Previous roles

Sandra has had 40 previous roles

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

16 June 2016 - 16 November 2017

Conveners Group

Member

16 June 2016 - 16 November 2017

Social Security Committee

Convener

24 June 2009 - 16 June 2016

Commonwealth Parliamentary Association Branch Executive

Member

08 June 2016 - 16 June 2016

Social Security Committee

Member

27 November 2014 - 23 March 2016

Public Audit Committee

Substitute Member

21 January 2016 - 23 March 2016

Health and Sport Committee

Substitute Member

04 December 2014 - 23 March 2016

Equal Opportunities Committee

Deputy Convener

05 November 2012 - 09 January 2015

Parliamentary Liaison Officer to the Cabinet Secretary for Justice

Scottish Government

27 November 2014 - 04 December 2014

Equal Opportunities Committee

Member

18 September 2012 - 27 November 2014

Justice Committee

Member

31 October 2013 - 18 February 2014

City of Edinburgh Council Leith Links and Surplus Fire Fund Bill Committee

Deputy Convener

18 September 2013 - 31 October 2013

City of Edinburgh Council Leith Links and Surplus Fire Fund Bill Committee

Member

04 September 2012 - 10 January 2013

Public Audit Committee

Member

14 June 2011 - 18 September 2012

Public Petitions Committee

Deputy Convener

23 June 2011 - 04 September 2012

Infrastructure and Capital Investment Committee

Substitute Member

27 June 2012 - 04 September 2012

Health and Sport Committee

Member

01 June 2011 - 14 June 2011

Public Petitions Committee

Member

07 September 2010 - 22 March 2011

European and External Relations Committee

Deputy Convener

19 November 2009 - 22 March 2011

Rural Affairs and Environment Committee

Substitute Member

26 February 2009 - 07 September 2010

European and External Relations Committee

Member

11 December 2008 - 26 February 2009

Public Audit Committee

Substitute Member

13 June 2007 - 26 February 2009

Equal Opportunities Committee

Member

14 June 2007 - 10 December 2008

Audit Committee

Substitute Member

23 September 2004 - 02 April 2007

Public Petitions Committee

Member

13 September 2004 - 02 April 2007

Party Spokesperson on Equal Opportunities

Scottish National Party

01 April 2004 - 02 April 2007

Equal Opportunities Committee

Member

30 September 2004 - 02 April 2007

Communities Committee

Substitute Member

13 September 2004 - 02 April 2007

Deputy Party Spokesperson on Communities

Scottish National Party

03 September 2003 - 27 September 2004

Health Committee

Substitute Member

01 April 2004 - 21 September 2004

Communities Committee

Member

04 June 2003 - 31 March 2004

Public Petitions Committee

Member

16 May 2002 - 31 March 2003

Social Justice Committee

Substitute Member

06 September 2001 - 31 March 2003

Local Government Committee

Member

27 June 2001 - 31 March 2003

Deputy Whip

Scottish National Party

17 January 2001 - 06 September 2001

Social Justice Committee

Deputy Convener

08 January 2001 - 17 January 2001

Social Justice Committee

Member

17 June 1999 - 07 January 2001

Public Petitions Committee

Member

02 November 2000 - 07 January 2001

Audit Committee

Member

02 November 2000 - 07 January 2001

Social Inclusion Housing and Voluntary Sector Committee

Member

17 June 1999 - 07 January 2000

Deputy Whip

Scottish National Party

Register of interests

Sandra'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 Sandra White. The date of their initial statement was 24 May 2016.

Remuneration and related undertaking

No registrable interests

Gifts

No registrable interests

Overseas visits

From 1 to 3 March 2013 I visited Israel and Palestine regarding humanitarian concerns. During this visit, as part of a cross-party delegation, I met the UK Ambassador to Israel, elected representatives and local community representatives. The cost of transport and accommodation was £1,175 and was met by the Council for European Palestinian Relations (CEPR), an independent not-for-profit organisation which has been established to promote dialogue and understanding between European, Palestinian and Arab parliamentarians and policy-makers (of Rue Montoyer 39, Brussels 1000 Belgium).

From 2 to 11 October 2012 I visited Venezuela as part of the international delegation of election observers to the Presidential election. The costs of the trip were $7,953 (including return flights and seven nights hotel accommodation). The costs were met by National Electoral Council (Consejo National electoral) which is an independent branch of state with responsibility for overseeing the electoral process and ensuring that it is free and fair (located at Centro Simón Bolívar, Edificio Sede del Consejo Nacional Electoral, Frente a la Plaza Caracas. Caracas, Venezuela).

From 13 to 16 March 2009 I visited Syria to meet the President and relevant groups to discuss Palestine/Gaza and the refugee situation. The costs of the trip were approximately £1,300 (including return flights from Glasgow/London/Damascus and three nights hotel accommodation in Damascus). The costs were met by the European Campaign to End the Siege on Gaza, which is a combination of volunteer European groups whose purpose is to end the siege on Gaza and establish a Palestinian State (located at 100A Crown House, North Circular Road, London NW10 7PN).

From 6 to 11 November 2008 I visited the Gaza Strip on a fact-finding mission. The costs of the trip, including flights, food and accommodation, were approximately £2,083 (€2,500). The costs of this trip were met by the European Campaign to End the Siege on Gaza which is a combination of volunteer European groups whose purpose is to end the siege on Gaza and establish a Palestinian State (located at 100A Crown House, North Circular Road, London, NW10 7PN).

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 Sandra White 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: 30 December 2020

Covid-19

Sandra White (Glasgow Kelvin) (SNP): "Although Covid-19 is quite rightly at the forefront of people’s minds, it is crucial that we encourage anyone with a health concern not to put off accessing the NHS…

Chamber meeting date: 23 December 2020

Covid-19 (Loneliness and Social Isolation)

Sandra White (Glasgow Kelvin) (SNP): "I thank Rachael Hamilton for securing this important debate. I know from personal experience how difficult it has been for people and families who have a loved one in care…

Chamber meeting date: 16 December 2020

Interlinked Fire and Smoke Alarm Systems

Sandra White (Glasgow Kelvin) (SNP): "I thank Sarah Boyack and congratulate her on securing such an important debate. I am not a member of the Local Government and Communities Committee, but I have attended several of the meetings, particularly those following the Grenfell tragedy…

Chamber meeting date: 15 December 2020

Drug-related Deaths

Sandra White (Glasgow Kelvin) (SNP): "It is a tragedy that so many lives have been lost and so many families affected. I do not want the issue of all those tragic deaths to turn into a political bun fight…

Chamber meeting date: 15 December 2020

Decision Time

Sandra White (Glasgow Kelvin) (SNP): "On a point of order, Presiding Officer. I voted yes in the first vote, then was unable to vote in the second vote. Then the system told me that I voted no, and then it told me that I had not voted at all. I would have voted—and did vote—yes."

Votes

How Sandra White has voted in Parliament

Find out how Sandra White has voted recently.

Motion ref. S5M-23606

Protection of Workers (Retail and Age-restricted Goods and Services) (Scotland) Bill

Submitted by: Daniel Johnson, Edinburgh Southern, Scottish Labour. Date lodged: Friday, December 4, 2020

Current status: Taken in the Chamber on Tuesday, January 19, 2021

Result 118 for, 0 against, 0 abstained, 11 no vote

MSP voted for

Vote Passed

Motion ref. S5M-23884

Covert Human Intelligence Sources (Criminal Conduct) Bill - UK Legislation

Submitted by: Humza Yousaf, Glasgow Pollok, Scottish National Party. Date lodged: Monday, January 18, 2021

Supported by: Ash Denham
Current status: Taken in the Chamber on Tuesday, January 19, 2021

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

MSP voted for

Vote Passed

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

Motions

Written questions

Written questions Sandra White 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. S5O-04764

Asked by: White, Sandra, Glasgow Kelvin, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 11 November 2020

"To ask the Scottish Government how many people have been charged with drug offences across Glasgow in the last year."

Awaiting answer

Question ref. S5O-04751

Asked by: White, Sandra, Glasgow Kelvin, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 4 November 2020

"To ask the Scottish Government what support it is providing to tourist attractions in light of the ongoing restrictions due to COVID-19."

Awaiting answer

Question ref. S5O-04705

Asked by: White, Sandra, Glasgow Kelvin, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 28 October 2020

"To ask the Scottish Government what action it is taking to address suicide."

Awaiting answer

Question ref. S5W-32243

Asked by: White, Sandra, Glasgow Kelvin, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 2 October 2020

"To ask the Scottish Government, in light of the emerging evidence of the increased risks associated with contracting flu and COVID-19, how the seasonal flu programme will be delivered to ensure that the most vulnerable are protected as quickly as possible."

Answered by: Jeane Freeman on 2 October 2020

Question ref. S5O-04670

Asked by: White, Sandra, Glasgow Kelvin, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 30 September 2020

"To ask the Scottish Government whether it will provide an update on the enforcement of the pavement and double parking provisions in the Transport (Scotland) Act 2019."

Awaiting answer

Question ref. S5W-31712

Asked by: White, Sandra, Glasgow Kelvin, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 10 September 2020

"To ask the Scottish Government what the current costs are for the NHS Louisa Jordan, also broken down by (a) set up, (b) estimated running and (c) decommissioning costs."

Answered by: Jeane Freeman on 10 September 2020

Question ref. S5O-04562

Asked by: White, Sandra, Glasgow Kelvin, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 2 September 2020

"To ask the Scottish Government when it last met the UK Government to discuss the COP26 conference due to take place in Glasgow in November 2021."

Awaiting answer

Question ref. S5O-04513

Asked by: White, Sandra, Glasgow Kelvin, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 19 August 2020

"To ask the Scottish Government what additional support it is offering SMEs in light of the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic and the lockdown."

Awaiting answer

Question ref. S5O-04486

Asked by: White, Sandra, Glasgow Kelvin, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 12 August 2020

"To ask the Scottish Government whether it will commit further funding to expand the provision of broadband services in the Glasgow Kelvin constituency and elsewhere in Scotland."

Awaiting answer

Question ref. S5O-04407

Asked by: White, Sandra, Glasgow Kelvin, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 3 June 2020

"To ask the Scottish Government what support is being provided to victims of domestic abuse during the COVID-19 outbreak."

Awaiting answer

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