Alexander Burnett

Conservative MSP for Aberdeenshire West


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11th May to 2nd June 2020

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2nd to 9th June 2020

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10th June 2020 onwards

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Recent appearances

  • Scottish Parliament: Fireworks and Pyrotechnic Articles (Scotland) Bill: Stage 3 23 Jun 2022

    On a point of order, Presiding Officer. My app locked me out. I would have abstained.
  • Scottish Parliament: Men’s Sheds 16 Jun 2022

    I thank Christine Grahame for securing the debate. I am very supportive of the men’s sheds in my constituency and I want to take the time to thank Jason Schroeder, chief executive and founder of the Scottish Men’s Sheds Association. He operates the SMSA from an office in Banchory, which I am delighted to personally support—I refer members to my entry in the register of members’...
  • Scottish Parliament: Men’s Sheds 16 Jun 2022

    The minister has very eloquently gone over all the benefits that sheds provide, but he has also finished talking about funding and not committed to funding beyond March next year. Will he revisit that question?

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Conservative MSP for Aberdeenshire West

Entered the Scottish Parliament on 7 May 2016 — Election

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