Andrew Welsh

Former Scottish National Party MSP for Angus

As a result of COVID-19, some MPs were less able to vote in Parliament in certain periods, and this will be reflected by absences in their voting record.

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11th May to 2nd June 2020

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2nd to 9th June 2020

The option of online voting was removed, and a number of MPs may have been unable to vote because they were not physically able to attend.

10th June 2020 onwards

The requirements on proxy voting were relaxed, allowing MPs to designate another MP to cast a vote on their behalf.

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Recent appearances

  • Scottish Parliament: “Report on preventative spending” 9 Mar 2011

    This will be one of the last speeches that I will make as an MSP, and it is my final scheduled contribution as convener of the Parliament’s Finance Committee. Therefore, I welcome the fact that I will address a topic—preventative spending—that has the potential to deliver long-lasting social and financial change, and to transform the way in which our public services are delivered. I...
  • Scottish Parliament: “Report on preventative spending” 9 Mar 2011

    Such questions are better posed elsewhere. I am relaying to Parliament a positive report, rather than the usual negativity that is produced in debates. I say to Elaine Smith that early interventions can significantly help to prevent or reduce the likelihood that children will develop social problems that might necessitate a future intervention by the state. Such an approach could save...
  • Scottish Parliament: Further Education Colleges 3 Feb 2011

    I declare an interest as a former business studies and public administration lecturer at Dundee College and senior lecturer at Angus College. I pay due tribute to Scotland’s further education colleges, which are the engine for skills in Scotland—they work locally with people, communities and businesses to improve knowledge, employability and productivity. Their strength lies in their...

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Former Scottish National Party MSP for Angus, Former Scottish National Party MP for Angus

Entered the House of Commons on 10 October 1974 — General election

Left the House of Commons on 14 May 2001 — General election

Entered the Scottish Parliament on 6 May 1999 — Election

Left the Scottish Parliament on 23 March 2011 — Election

Also represented Angus East; Angus South

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Register of Members’ Interests

Last updated: 14 May 2001.

2. Remunerated employment, office, profession, etc.
Occasional journalism and lecturing.

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