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Members of the Scottish Parliament (MSPs)

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James Kelly

Scottish Labour

MSP for Glasgow (Region) 2016 - present day

Former MSP for Rutherglen (Constituency) 2011 - 2016

Former MSP for Glasgow Rutherglen (Constituency) 2007 - 2011

About James Kelly

Contact details

Contact online

Website: jameskelly.scot

Twitter: @JamesKellyLab

Facebook: James's facebook

Contact at the Scottish Parliament

The Scottish Parliament
Edinburgh
EH99 1SP

Phone: 0131 348 6510
Text relay calls welcome.

Contact at their Constituency

Bellahouston Business Centre
423 Paisley Road West
Glasgow
G51 1PZ

Phone: 0141 465 9936
Text relay calls welcome.

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

Committees

James is not a member of any committees

Cross-party groups

Parliamentary and Government Roles

James does not have any parliamentary or government roles

Party Roles

James has 3 party roles

Business Manager

Scottish Labour

Party Spokesperson on Community Safety

Scottish Labour

Party Spokesperson on Drugs Policy

Scottish Labour

Previous roles

James has had 24 previous roles

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

25 September 2019 - 25 November 2020

Justice SubCommittee on Policing

Member

10 September 2019 - 25 November 2020

Justice Committee

Member

02 September 2019 - 01 September 2020

Party Spokesperson on Justice

Scottish Labour

29 September 2016 - 05 September 2019

Finance and Constitution Committee

Member

19 December 2017 - 04 October 2018

Party Spokesperson on Constitutional Affairs

Scottish Labour

29 September 2016 - 09 January 2018

Public Audit and Postlegislative Scrutiny Committee

Substitute Member

08 June 2016 - 29 September 2016

Finance Committee

Member

17 December 2014 - 23 March 2016

Parliamentary Bureau

Member

03 September 2013 - 23 March 2016

Infrastructure and Capital Investment Committee

Substitute Member

06 January 2015 - 23 March 2016

Election Co-ordinator

Scottish Labour

16 December 2014 - 23 March 2016

Party Spokesperson on Parliamentary Business

Scottish Labour

08 January 2015 - 23 March 2016

Delegated Powers and Law Reform Committee

Substitute Member

28 June 2013 - 16 December 2014

Party Spokesperson on Infrastructure

Scottish Labour

25 October 2012 - 03 September 2013

Referendum Scotland Bill Committee

Deputy Convener

23 October 2012 - 25 October 2012

Referendum Scotland Bill Committee

Member

21 June 2011 - 01 May 2012

Scotland Bill Committee

Deputy Convener

14 June 2011 - 21 December 2011

Justice Committee

Deputy Convener

09 June 2011 - 21 June 2011

Scotland Bill Committee

Member

28 October 2009 - 22 March 2011

Deputy Party Spokesperson on Community Safety

Scottish Labour

05 November 2009 - 22 March 2011

Justice Committee

Member

11 December 2008 - 22 March 2011

Public Audit Committee

Substitute Member

13 June 2007 - 04 November 2009

Finance Committee

Member

17 September 2008 - 28 October 2009

Deputy Whip

Scottish Labour

27 June 2007 - 10 December 2008

Audit Committee

Substitute Member

Register of interests

James'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 James Kelly. The date of their initial statement was 01 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 am a member of the Co-operative Party.

On 9 November 2018, I received a donation of £100 from the Rutherglen Exchange shopping centre towards my 2018 Christmas card competition. [Registered 19 December 2018]

My brother Tony Kelly is a sheriff within the Sheriffdom of Glasgow and Strathkelvin.

On 19 November 2018, I received a Peacocks gift card for £25 paid by the Rutherglen Exchange shopping centre towards my 2018 Christmas card competition. [Registered 19 December 2018]

On 20 March 2011, I received from CIS Insurance Ltd (an insurance, savings, investments and pensions company located at Miller Street, Manchester, M60 0AL) hospitality and match tickets for myself and one guest to attend the final of the CIS Insurance Cup at Hampden Park. The value of the gift was between £501 and £1000.

Recent Activity

What was said

What James Kelly 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: 3 March 2021

Local Government (Support)

1. James Kelly (Glasgow) (Lab): "To ask the Scottish Government what action it is taking to address the needs of local government. (S5O-05065)"

Chamber meeting date: 3 March 2021

Parliamentary Bureau Motions

James Kelly (Glasgow) (Lab): "I wish to speak in opposition to Parliamentary Bureau motion S5M-24275…

Chamber meeting date: 2 March 2021

Scottish Parliamentary Elections 2021

James Kelly (Glasgow) (Lab): "For the election to proceed, the public will need to be confident about the safety of the polling places and the protection that will be afforded across constituencies…

Chamber meeting date: 2 March 2021

Defamation and Malicious Publication (Scotland) Bill

James Kelly (Glasgow) (Lab): "As other members have, I thank the Justice Committee for the work that it has done on the bill…

Chamber meeting date: 25 February 2021

Scottish Income Tax Rate Resolution 2021-22

James Kelly (Glasgow) (Lab): "I am pleased to close this important debate on the Scottish income tax rate resolution. As Murdo Fraser said, this year’s debate comes at an unusual time in proceedings—before stage 2 and before publication of the UK budget…

Votes

How James Kelly has voted in Parliament

Find out how James Kelly has voted recently.

Motion ref. S5M-24038

Scottish Parliamentary Standards (Sexual Harassment and Complaints Process) Bill

Submitted by: Bill Kidd, Glasgow Anniesland, Scottish National Party. Date lodged: Tuesday, February 2, 2021

Current status: Taken in the Chamber on Thursday, March 4, 2021

Result 119 for, 0 against, 0 abstained, 10 no vote

MSP voted for

Vote Passed

Motion ref. S5M-24057

Pre-release Access to Official Statistics (Scotland) Bill

Submitted by: Gordon Lindhurst, Lothian, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party. Date lodged: Tuesday, February 2, 2021

Supported by: Andy Wightman
Current status: Taken in the Chamber on Thursday, March 4, 2021

Result 62 for, 0 against, 56 abstained, 11 no vote

MSP voted for

Vote Passed

Motion ref. S5M-24275

Campaign Recess

Submitted by: Graeme Dey, Angus South, Scottish National Party. Date lodged: Tuesday, March 2, 2021

Current status: Taken in the Chamber on Wednesday, March 3, 2021

Result 95 for, 1 against, 21 abstained, 12 no vote

MSP abstained

Vote Passed

Motion ref. S5M-24263

Scotland’s Recovery

Submitted by: Monica Lennon, Central Scotland, Scottish Labour. Date lodged: Monday, March 1, 2021

Current status: Taken in the Chamber on Wednesday, March 3, 2021

Result 84 for, 34 against, 0 abstained, 11 no vote

MSP voted for

Vote Passed

Motion ref. S5M-24263.2

Scotland’s Recovery

Submitted by: Jamie Hepburn, Cumbernauld and Kilsyth, Scottish National Party. Date lodged: Tuesday, March 2, 2021

Supported by: Fiona Hyslop, Ivan McKee
Current status: Taken in the Chamber on Wednesday, March 3, 2021

Result 84 for, 33 against, 0 abstained, 12 no vote

MSP voted for

Vote Passed

Motions

Written questions

Written questions James Kelly 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. S5W-35697

Asked by: Kelly, James, Glasgow, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 3 March 2021

"To ask the Scottish Government whether social housing staff will be considered as a priority group for the COVID-19 vaccine, given their frequent interaction with older and vulnerable people."

Awaiting answer

Question ref. S5O-05110

Asked by: Kelly, James, Glasgow, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 3 March 2021

"To ask the Scottish Government when the process will commence to appoint a new operator for the ScotRail franchise."

Awaiting answer

Question ref. S5W-35594

Asked by: Kelly, James, Glasgow, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 1 March 2021

"To ask the Scottish Government what plans it has to target COVID-19 vaccinations in deprived areas following the completion of vaccination roll-out for medically-vulnerable groups."

Awaiting answer

Question ref. S5W-35595

Asked by: Kelly, James, Glasgow, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 1 March 2021

"To ask the Scottish Government how it will support the recovery of deprived areas from the COVID-19 pandemic."

Awaiting answer

Question ref. S5W-35597

Asked by: Kelly, James, Glasgow, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 1 March 2021

"To ask the Scottish Government, in light of the reported increase in retail crime during the COVID-19 pandemic, whether it will establish a fund to support retailers seeking to improve their CCTV and security systems."

Awaiting answer

Question ref. S5O-05065

Asked by: Kelly, James, Glasgow, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 24 February 2021

"To ask the Scottish Government what action it is taking to address the needs of local government."

Awaiting answer

Question ref. S5O-05041

Asked by: Kelly, James, Glasgow, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 17 February 2021

"To ask the Scottish Government what action it is taking to promote fair pay practices."

Answered by: Jamie Hepburn on 24 February 2021

Question ref. S5W-34753

Asked by: Kelly, James, Glasgow, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 25 January 2021

"To ask the Scottish Government when it anticipates applications will reopen for the 2021-22 First Home Fund."

Answered by: Kevin Stewart on 4 February 2021

Question ref. S5O-05005

Asked by: Kelly, James, Glasgow, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 3 February 2021

"To ask the Scottish Government whether it will provide an update on the action it is taking to meet its carbon emissions targets."

Awaiting answer

Question ref. S5W-34444

Asked by: Kelly, James, Glasgow, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 11 January 2021

"To ask the Scottish Government when all care homes will have access to COVID-19 visitor testing."

Answered by: Mairi Gougeon on 20 January 2021

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