Tavish Scott MSP Shetland Islands, Liberal Democrat


Tavish Scott

Most spoken phrases

Last updated 3rd Jun 2009

  1. Israeli settlements
  2. Northcote Road shops
  3. Dangerous dogs petition
  4. Clapham Junction tube
  5. Heathrow expansion
  6. Health services
  7. Fly tipping

This information is based on the most frequently spoken phrases by this representative.


  • Born:

  • Positions

    Scottish Liberal Democrats Spokesperson for Transport, the Environment and Europe 1999-2000; Member, Scottish Parliamentary Bureau 2000-01, 2007; Scottish Liberal Democrats Spokesperson for Enterprise and Lifelong Learning, Highlands and Islands 2001-03; Deputy Minister for: Parliament 2000-01, Finance, Public Service Reform and Parliamentary Business 2003-05; Minister for Transport and Telecommunications/Transport 2005-07; Scottish Liberal Democrats: Shadow Cabinet Secretary for Finance and Sustainable Growth 2007-08, Spokesperson for: Business and the Economy 2011-12, Transport, Rural Affairs, Fisheries, Environment and Sport 2012-.
  • Scottish Parliamentary Committee

    Public Audit; Devolution (Further Powers).
  • Electoral history

    MSP for Shetland constituency since 6 May 1999.
  • Party groups

    Leader, Scottish Liberal Democrats 2008-11.
  • All party groups (office-holding)

    Golf Group: Deputy Convener 2007-13, Convener 2013-; Convener: Oil and Gas Group 2012-, Scottish Economy Group 2013-.
  • Countries of interest

    Canada, USA.
  • International bodies

    Member, executive committee, Commonwealth Parliamentary Association (Scotland Branch).

Election record for Shetland Islands, 05 May 2016

Party Percentage of votes
Liberal Democrat 67.11%
Scottish National Party 22.95%
Labour 5.87%
Name Party Votes % of votes
Scott, Tavish Liberal Democrat 7,440 67.11
Skene, Danus Scottish National Party 2,545 22.95
Barton, Robina Labour 651 5.87
Smith, Cameron Conservative 405 3.65
Majority 4,895 votes
Electorate 17,784
Turnout (11,087) 62.34%

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