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Members of the Scottish Parliament (MSPs)

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Alison Johnstone

No Party Affiliation

MSP for Lothian (Region) 2021 - present day

Scottish Green Party

Former MSP for Lothian (Region) 2011 - 2021

About Alison Johnstone

Contact details

Contact online

Contact at the Scottish Parliament

The Scottish Parliament
Edinburgh
EH99 1SP

Phone: 0131 348 6362
Text relay calls welcome.

Contact at local office

MG11
Scottish Parliament
Edinburgh
EH99 1SP

Phone: 0131 348 6362
Text relay calls welcome.

Committees

Alison is not a member of any committees

Cross-party groups

Alison is not a member of any cross-party groups

Parliamentary and Government Roles

Alison has 3 parliamentary and government roles

Scottish Parliamentary Corporate Body

Convener

Parliamentary Bureau

Convener

Presiding Officer

Pàrlamaid na h-Alba

Party Roles

Alison does not have any party roles

Previous roles

Alison has had 19 previous roles

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

13 May 2021 - 29 September 2021

Conveners Group

Convener

26 May 2016 - 04 May 2021

Party Spokesperson on Health

Scottish Green Party

26 May 2016 - 04 May 2021

Party Spokesperson on Sport

Scottish Green Party

26 May 2016 - 04 May 2021

Party Spokesperson on Social Security

Scottish Green Party

26 May 2016 - 04 May 2021

Party Spokesperson on Young People

Scottish Green Party

03 March 2019 - 04 May 2021

Party Leader

Scottish Green Party

08 June 2016 - 04 May 2021

Social Security Committee

Member

06 February 2019 - 04 May 2021

Committee on the Scottish Government Handling of Harassment Complaints

Member

29 June 2016 - 04 May 2021

Education and Skills Committee

Substitute Member

29 August 2017 - 04 May 2021

Presiding Officer's Advisory Group

Member

07 September 2016 - 04 May 2021

Scottish Commission for Public Audit

Member

08 June 2016 - 06 September 2018

Health and Sport Committee

Member

27 November 2014 - 23 March 2016

Economy Energy and Tourism Committee

Substitute Member

27 November 2014 - 23 March 2016

Devolution Further Powers Committee

Member

01 November 2012 - 27 November 2014

Economy Energy and Tourism Committee

Member

29 October 2014 - 27 November 2014

Devolution Further Powers Committee

Substitute Member

01 November 2012 - 29 October 2014

Referendum Scotland Bill Committee

Substitute Member

23 June 2011 - 01 November 2012

Economy Energy and Tourism Committee

Substitute Member

09 June 2011 - 01 May 2012

Scotland Bill Committee

Member

Register of interests

Alison'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.

Recent Activity

What was said

What Alison Johnstone 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: 16 November 2023

Points of Order

The Presiding Officer (Alison Johnstone): "I thank Mr Kerr for his point of order on a matter that he has previously raised and which I have previously addressed…

Chamber meeting date: 16 November 2023

Michael Matheson (Expenses)

The Presiding Officer (Alison Johnstone): "Let us hear the First Minister."

Chamber meeting date: 16 November 2023

Migration

The Presiding Officer: "I call the First Minister to respond on matters for which the Scottish Government is responsible."

Chamber meeting date: 16 November 2023

Social Care (Pay)

The Presiding Officer: "We move to constituency and general supplementaries."

Chamber meeting date: 16 November 2023

Community Link Workers (Funding)

The Presiding Officer: "That concludes First Minister’s question time."

Votes

How Alison Johnstone has voted in Parliament

Find out how Alison Johnstone has voted recently.

Motion ref. S6M-11546

Fiscal Framework Review

Submitted by: Shona Robison, Dundee City East, Scottish National Party. Date lodged: Monday, December 4, 2023

Supported by: George Adam, Tom Arthur, Joe FitzPatrick
Current status: Taken in the Chamber on Wednesday, December 6, 2023

Result 63 for, 56 against, 1 abstained, 9 did not vote

MSP not voted

Vote Passed

Motion ref. S6M-11546.1

Fiscal Framework Review

Submitted by: Ash Regan, Edinburgh Eastern, Alba Party. Date lodged: Tuesday, December 5, 2023

Current status: Taken in the Chamber on Wednesday, December 6, 2023

Result 1 for, 119 against, 0 abstained, 9 did not vote

MSP not voted

Vote Defeated

Motion ref. S6M-11546.2

Fiscal Framework Review

Submitted by: Alex Cole-Hamilton, Edinburgh Western, Scottish Liberal Democrats. Date lodged: Tuesday, December 5, 2023

Current status: Taken in the Chamber on Wednesday, December 6, 2023

Result 56 for, 64 against, 0 abstained, 9 did not vote

MSP not voted

Vote Defeated

Motion ref. S6M-11546.3

Fiscal Framework Review

Submitted by: Michael Marra, North East Scotland, Scottish Labour. Date lodged: Tuesday, December 5, 2023

Current status: Taken in the Chamber on Wednesday, December 6, 2023

Result 25 for, 95 against, 0 abstained, 9 did not vote

MSP not voted

Vote Defeated

Motion ref. S6M-11546.4

Fiscal Framework Review

Submitted by: Liz Smith, Mid Scotland and Fife, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party. Date lodged: Tuesday, December 5, 2023

Current status: Taken in the Chamber on Wednesday, December 6, 2023

Result 31 for, 89 against, 0 abstained, 9 did not vote

MSP not voted

Vote Defeated

Motions

Questions

Questions Alison Johnstone has asked

These are the questions that this MSP has asked in Parliament. It also includes any answer to those questions.

Question ref. S5W-35523

Asked by: Johnstone, Alison, Lothian, Scottish Green Party, Date Lodged: 25 February 2021

"To ask the Scottish Government whether people living with HIV will be able to access the COVID-19 vaccine through their HIV clinic, as is the case in England and Wales."

Answered by Jeane Freeman on 24 March 2021

Question ref. S5F-04923

Asked by: Johnstone, Alison, Lothian, Scottish Green Party, Date Lodged: 22 March 2021

"Question to be taken in Chamber."

Taken in the Chamber on 24 March 2021

Question ref. S5F-04881

Asked by: Johnstone, Alison, Lothian, Scottish Green Party, Date Lodged: 8 March 2021

"Question to be taken in Chamber."

Taken in the Chamber on 11 March 2021

Question ref. S5W-35574

Asked by: Johnstone, Alison, Lothian, Scottish Green Party, Date Lodged: 25 February 2021

"To ask the Scottish Government what data it is collecting regarding how the COVID-19 pandemic is affecting the mental health of BAME people."

Answered by Clare Haughey on 8 March 2021

Question ref. S5W-35524

Asked by: Johnstone, Alison, Lothian, Scottish Green Party, Date Lodged: 25 February 2021

"To ask the Scottish Government what financial support is being provided to English language schools that have had to close as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic."

Answered by Kate Forbes on 8 March 2021

Question ref. S5W-35530

Asked by: Johnstone, Alison, Lothian, Scottish Green Party, Date Lodged: 25 February 2021

"To ask the Scottish Government what action it is taking in response to reports that the mental health of BAME men has been the most affected by the COVID-19 pandemic."

Answered by Clare Haughey on 5 March 2021

Question ref. S5W-35521

Asked by: Johnstone, Alison, Lothian, Scottish Green Party, Date Lodged: 25 February 2021

"To ask the Scottish Government how it engages with people who have lived experienced of long-term COVID-19 symptoms when devising support for people with long-COVID."

Answered by Jeane Freeman on 4 March 2021

Question ref. S5O-05092

Asked by: Johnstone, Alison, Lothian, Scottish Green Party, Date Lodged: 3 March 2021

"To ask the Scottish Government what its position is on working towards making Scotland the world's first rewilding nation."

Awaiting answer

Question ref. S5T-02690

Asked by: Johnstone, Alison, Lothian, Scottish Green Party, Date Lodged: 1 March 2021

"To ask the Scottish Government whether it will provide an update on the detection of the so-called Brazilian variant of COVID-19 in Scotland."

Taken in the Chamber on 2 March 2021

Question ref. S5W-35226

Asked by: Johnstone, Alison, Lothian, Scottish Green Party, Date Lodged: 15 February 2021

"To ask the Scottish Government what support is being provided to student social workers who are unable to obtain placements and whose qualification might be delayed because of the COVID-19 pandemic."

Answered by Richard Lochhead on 1 March 2021

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