Michael Russell MSP Argyll and Bute, Scottish National Party


Michael Russell

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

    Member, Scottish Parliamentary Bureau 1999-2000; Scottish National Party: Business Manager 1999-2000, Spokesperson for Broadcasting and Gaelic 2000-03, Shadow Minister for Children and Education 2000-03; Minister for: the Environment 2007-09, Culture, External Affairs and the Constitution 2009; Cabinet Secretary for Education and Lifelong Learning 2009-14.
  • Scottish Parliamentary Committee

    Standards, Procedures and Public Appointments; Rural Affairs, Climate Change and Environment.
  • Electoral history

    Constested Cunninghame South constituency 1999 and 2003 and Dumfries constituency 2007 Scottish Parliament elections. MSP for South of Scotland region 1999-2003 and 2007-11, and for Argyll and Bute constituency since 5 May 2011.
  • Political interests

    Education, rural affairs, broadcasting, the arts.
  • Party groups

    Scottish National Party: Member 1974-, Vice-convener, publicity 1987-91, Campaign manager, Alex Salmond leadership campaign 1990, Chief executive 1994-99, Elections director 1994-99, Contested leadership contest 2004.
  • Countries of interest

    France, Ireland, Scandanavia.

Election record for Argyll and Bute, 05 May 2016

Party Percentage of votes
Scottish National Party 45.83%
Liberal Democrat 25.63%
Conservative 19.74%
Name Party Votes % of votes
Russell, Michael Scottish National Party 13,561 45.83
Reid, Alan Liberal Democrat 7,583 25.63
Cameron, Donald Conservative 5,840 19.74
Rice, Mick Labour 2,492 8.42
Majority 5,978 votes
Electorate 48,526
Turnout (29,592) 60.98%

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