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Members of the Scottish Parliament (MSPs)

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Sarah Boyack

Scottish Labour

MSP for Lothian (Region) 2019 - present day

Former MSP for Lothian (Region) 2011 - 2016

Former MSP for Edinburgh Central (Constituency) 1999 - 2011

About Sarah Boyack

Contact details

Contact online

Contact at the Scottish Parliament

The Scottish Parliament
Edinburgh
EH99 1SP

Phone: 0131 348 6994
Text relay calls welcome.

Committees

Cross-party groups

Sarah is a member of 6 cross-party groups

Cross-Party Group in the Scottish Parliament on Co-Operatives

Member

Cross-Party Group in the Scottish Parliament on Cycling, Walking and Buses

Member

Cross-Party Group in the Scottish Parliament on Fair Trade

Member

Cross-Party Group in the Scottish Parliament on International Development

Member

Cross-Party Group in the Scottish Parliament on Rail

Member

Cross-Party Group in the Scottish Parliament on Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency

Member

Parliamentary and Government Roles

Sarah does not have any parliamentary or government roles

Party Roles

Sarah has 1 party role

Party Spokesperson on Local Government

Scottish Labour

Previous roles

Sarah has had 28 previous roles

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

05 February 2020 - 25 February 2020

Finance and Constitution Committee

Substitute Member

10 September 2019 - 11 September 2019

Local Government and Communities Committee

Member

19 August 2015 - 23 March 2016

Party Spokesperson on Environmental Justice

Scottish Labour

06 January 2015 - 23 March 2016

Policy Forum/Manifesto Co-ordinator

Scottish Labour

08 January 2015 - 23 March 2016

Rural Affairs Climate Change and Environment Committee

Member

16 December 2014 - 19 August 2015

Party Spokesperson on Rural Development

Scottish Labour

16 December 2014 - 19 August 2015

Party Spokesperson on the Environment

Scottish Labour

03 September 2013 - 08 January 2015

Local Government and Regeneration Committee

Substitute Member

19 December 2011 - 16 December 2014

Party Spokesperson on Planning

Scottish Labour

19 December 2011 - 16 December 2014

Party Spokesperson on Local Government

Scottish Labour

20 May 2011 - 19 December 2011

Party Spokesperson on Rural Development

Scottish Labour

20 May 2011 - 19 December 2011

Party Spokesperson on the Environment

Scottish Labour

17 September 2007 - 22 March 2011

Party Spokesperson on the Environment

Scottish Labour

17 September 2007 - 22 March 2011

Party Spokesperson on Rural Development

Scottish Labour

13 June 2007 - 20 September 2007

Rural Affairs and Environment Committee

Member

18 May 2007 - 17 September 2007

Party Spokesperson on the Environment

Scottish Labour

11 January 2007 - 17 May 2007

Deputy Minister for Environment and Rural Development

Scottish Government

10 June 2003 - 15 January 2007

Environment and Rural Development Committee

Convener

10 June 2003 - 15 January 2007

Conveners Group

Member

04 June 2003 - 10 June 2003

Environment and Rural Development Committee

Member

06 March 2003 - 31 March 2003

European and External Relations Committee

Member

26 September 2002 - 31 March 2003

Social Justice Committee

Substitute Member

31 October 2002 - 31 March 2003

Audit Committee

Member

29 November 2001 - 05 March 2003

European Committee

Member

07 March 2002 - 27 June 2002

Scottish Parliamentary Standards Commissioner Bill Committee

Member

21 March 2001 - 28 November 2001

Minister for Transport and Planning

Scottish Government

02 November 2000 - 21 March 2001

Minister for Transport and Telecommunications

Scottish Government

19 May 1999 - 01 November 2000

Minister for Transport and the Environment

Scottish Government

Register of interests

Sarah'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 Sarah Boyack. The date of their initial statement was 17 September 2019.

Remuneration and related undertaking

Prior to my return to Parliament, I worked as Head of Public Affairs for the Scottish Federation of Housing Associations, Sutherland House, 149 St Vincent St, Glasgow G2 5NW. I worked part time for the first three weeks from February 2017, then full time from March 2017. I left the post on 12th July 2019 and was returned to Parliament on 15 July 2019. On 26 July 2019, I received a final salary payment of between £1,001 and £2,000 representing the outstanding salary owed to me. [Registered 1 May 2020]

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 am a member of The Cooperative Party

I supported the Proposed Mediation (Scotland) Bill. I have a family member who is the Director of Scottish Mediation which is supportive of the Bill. [Registered 9 January 2020]

I am a member of both Unison and Community Trade Unions

I am a member of Friends of the Earth Scotland

I am a member of Spokes - The Lothian Cycle Campaign

Recent Activity

What was said

What Sarah Boyack 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.

UK Withdrawal from the European Union (Continuity) (Scotland) Bill: Stage 1

Sarah Boyack made 1 Contribution to this discussion

Chamber - 29 October 2020

Sarah Boyack (Lothian) (Lab): "This has been an important debate…

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NHS (Winter Preparedness)

Sarah Boyack made 1 Contribution to this discussion

Chamber - 28 October 2020

Sarah Boyack (Lothian) (Lab): "Given that planned operations are still at only half the level that they were at last year, will the cabinet secretary publish information on how long patients with different conditions will have to wait for elective surgery and treatment so that we can feed that information back to those patients who have written to us? Will that be impacted by…

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Period Products (Free Provision) (Scotland) Bill: Stage 2

Sarah Boyack made 4 Contributions to this discussion

Local Government and Communities Committee - 28 October 2020

Sarah Boyack (Lothian) (Lab): "I am very glad that we are debating amendments at stage 2 of the bill…

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Covid-19 Restrictions (Impact on Health and Economy)

Sarah Boyack made 3 Contributions to this discussion

Chamber - 27 October 2020

2. Sarah Boyack (Lothian) (Lab): "To ask the Scottish Government what analysis it has carried out of the impact of the most recent restrictions on both health and the economy. (S5T-02478)"

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Frontline Policing Resources

Sarah Boyack made 2 Contributions to this discussion

Chamber - 08 October 2020

1. Sarah Boyack (Lothian) (Lab): "To ask the Scottish Government what additional support it is providing for front-line policing in light of the impact of reduced income streams from areas such as football and airports. (S5O-04673)"

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Votes

How Sarah Boyack has voted in Parliament

Find out how Sarah Boyack 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 voted against

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 voted for

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 voted for

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 voted for

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 Sarah Boyack in Parliament

Find out what motions Sarah Boyack has submitted recently.

Motion ref. S5M-22912

A Just Capital: Actions to End Poverty in Edinburgh

Current status: Has not yet achieved cross-party support

Motion ref. S5M-22754

#RaiseAMug for People Living with Cancer in Scotland

Current status: Has not yet achieved cross-party support

Motion ref. S5M-22249

Saughton Park, the UK's First Fully-powered Green Space

Current status: Has not yet achieved cross-party support

Motion ref. S5M-22112

10th Anniversary of the Grassmarket Community Project

Current status: Has not yet achieved cross-party support

Written questions

Written questions Sarah Boyack 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-32287 - Unanswered

05 October 2020

Boyack, Sarah: "To ask the Scottish Government what the total cost is of providing non-domestic rates relief for Scotland's airports."

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S5W-32254 - Unanswered

02 October 2020

Boyack, Sarah: "To ask the Scottish Government on what date it received funding from the UK Government for the Self-Isolation Support Grant."

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S5W-32250 - Unanswered

02 October 2020

Boyack, Sarah: "To ask the Scottish Government how many people it estimates will claim the Self-Isolation Support Grant."

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S5W-32252 - Unanswered

02 October 2020

Boyack, Sarah: "To ask the Scottish Government how much it has allocated to each local authority to fund the Self-Isolation Support Grant."

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S5W-32253 - Unanswered

02 October 2020

Boyack, Sarah: "To ask the Scottish Government whether local authorities have received funding for the Self-Isolation Support Grant and, if not, by what date they will receive this."

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