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Members of the Scottish Parliament (MSPs)

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Angela Constance

Scottish National Party

MSP for Almond Valley (Constituency) 2011 - present day

Former MSP for Livingston (Constituency) 2007 - 2011

About Angela Constance

Contact details

Contact online

X (previously known as Twitter): @AConstance23

Facebook: Angela's facebook

Contact at the Scottish Parliament

The Scottish Parliament
Edinburgh
EH99 1SP

Phone: 0131 348 5000
Text relay calls welcome.

Contact at local office

Unit 4, Ochil House
Beveridge Square
Livingston
West Lothian
EH54 6QF

Phone: 01506 460 403
Text relay calls welcome.

Committees

Angela is not a member of any committees

Cross-party groups

Angela is not a member of any cross-party groups

Parliamentary and Government Roles

Angela has 1 parliamentary and government role

Cabinet Secretary for Justice and Home Affairs

Scottish Government

Party Roles

Angela does not have any party roles

Previous roles

Angela has had 21 previous roles

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

20 May 2021 - 30 March 2023

Minister for Drugs Policy

Scottish Government

22 December 2020 - 19 May 2021

Minister for Drugs Policy

Scottish Government

06 February 2019 - 22 December 2020

Committee on the Scottish Government Handling of Harassment Complaints

Member

06 September 2018 - 22 December 2020

Finance and Constitution Committee

Member

12 September 2018 - 22 December 2020

congress of local and regional authorities of the council of europe

Member

03 September 2019 - 31 August 2020

Equalities and Human Rights Committee

Member

06 September 2018 - 03 September 2019

Economy Energy and Fair Work Committee

Member

06 September 2018 - 03 September 2019

Public Audit and Postlegislative Scrutiny Committee

Substitute Member

18 May 2016 - 28 June 2018

Cabinet Secretary for Communities, Social Security and Equalities

Scottish Government

21 November 2014 - 18 May 2016

Cabinet Secretary for Education and Lifelong Learning

Scottish Government

22 April 2014 - 21 November 2014

Cabinet Secretary for Training, Youth & Women's Employment

Scottish Government

06 December 2011 - 22 April 2014

Minister for Youth Employment

Scottish Government

25 May 2011 - 06 December 2011

Minister for Children and Young People

Scottish Government

15 December 2010 - 25 May 2011

Minister for Skills and Lifelong Learning

Scottish Government

28 May 2010 - 16 December 2010

Deputy Whip

Scottish National Party

28 June 2007 - 16 December 2010

scottish commission for public audit

Convener

20 May 2010 - 15 December 2010

Standards Procedures and Public Appointments Committee

Member

27 March 2008 - 27 May 2010

Parliamentary Liaison Officer to the Cabinet Secretary for Justice

Scottish Government

26 June 2008 - 20 May 2010

Justice Committee

Member

13 June 2007 - 26 June 2008

Public Petitions Committee

Member

21 June 2007 - 28 June 2007

scottish commission for public audit

Member

Register of interests

Angela'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 Angela Constance 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: 12 June 2024

Parliamentary Bureau Motions

The Cabinet Secretary for Justice and Home Affairs (Angela Constance): "I am very grateful to the Delegated Powers and Law Reform Committee and to the Criminal Justice Committee, with which I spent considerable time this morning, for their careful scrutiny of the regulations…

Criminal Justice Committee meeting date: 12 June 2024

Early Release of Prisoners and Prescribed Victim Supporters (Scotland) Regulations 2024 [Draft]

Angela Constance (Cabinet Secretary for Justice and Home Affairs): "Good morning. I start by placing on record once again my thanks to the Scottish Prison Service officers and staff for the vital work that they do to support people who are in their care. I know that they do that with compassion and professionalism…

Chamber meeting date: 5 June 2024

Women Prisoners (Needs and Welfare)

The Cabinet Secretary for Justice and Home Affairs (Angela Constance): "The needs and welfare of all those in our care remains a key priority for the Scottish Government and the Scottish Prison Service…

Chamber meeting date: 5 June 2024

Violent Crime

The Cabinet Secretary for Justice and Home Affairs (Angela Constance): "The latest Scottish crime and justice survey results show a 58 per cent fall in violent crime since 2008-09, with an increase in the number of adults feeling safe in their local communities over the same time…

Chamber meeting date: 5 June 2024

Non-crime Hate Incidents (Recording)

The Cabinet Secretary for Justice and Home Affairs (Angela Constance): "On 9 May 2024, Police Scotland published its interim guidance on responding to hate crime, which includes information on the recording and handling of non-crime hate incidents…

Votes

How Angela Constance has voted in Parliament

Find out how Angela Constance has voted recently.

Motion ref. S6M-13602.1

Scottish Government Priorities: Investing in Scotland’s Public Services

Submitted by: Liz Smith, Mid Scotland and Fife, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party. Date lodged: Wednesday, June 12, 2024

Current status: Taken in the Chamber on Thursday, June 13, 2024

Result 24 for, 81 against, 0 abstained, 24 did not vote

MSP voted against

Vote Defeated

Motion ref. S6M-13602.2

Scottish Government Priorities: Investing in Scotland’s Public Services

Submitted by: Mark Griffin, Central Scotland, Scottish Labour. Date lodged: Wednesday, June 12, 2024

Current status: Taken in the Chamber on Thursday, June 13, 2024

Result 45 for, 61 against, 0 abstained, 23 did not vote

MSP voted against

Vote Defeated

Motion ref. S6M-13602

Scottish Government Priorities: Investing in Scotland’s Public Services

Submitted by: Shona Robison, Dundee City East, Scottish National Party. Date lodged: Tuesday, June 11, 2024

Supported by: Neil Gray, Ivan McKee
Current status: Taken in the Chamber on Thursday, June 13, 2024

Result 61 for, 46 against, 0 abstained, 22 did not vote

MSP voted for

Vote Passed

Motion ref. S6 SP Bill 34 Amendment 9

Current status: Taken in the Chamber on Wednesday, June 12, 2024

Result 29 for, 79 against, 1 abstained, 20 did not vote

MSP voted against

Vote Defeated

Motion ref. S6 SP Bill 34 Amendment 6

Current status: Taken in the Chamber on Wednesday, June 12, 2024

Result 29 for, 81 against, 1 abstained, 18 did not vote

MSP voted against

Vote Defeated

Motions

Questions

Questions Angela Constance has asked

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

Question ref. S5W-34180

Asked by: Constance, Angela, Almond Valley, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 18 December 2020

Question ref. S5W-33738

Asked by: Constance, Angela, Almond Valley, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 3 December 2020

"To ask the Scottish Government when it will provide an update on plans for amateur football to resume."

Answered by Joe FitzPatrick on 11 December 2020

Question ref. S5W-33677

Asked by: Constance, Angela, Almond Valley, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 1 December 2020

"To ask the Scottish Government whether it has provided specific guidance to Driver and Vehicle Standards Agency (DVSA) driving examiners regarding mixing with people from up to five households each day."

Answered by Michael Matheson on 10 December 2020

Question ref. S5W-33676

Asked by: Constance, Angela, Almond Valley, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 1 December 2020

"To ask the Scottish Government whether Driver and Vehicle Standards Agency (DVSA) driving examiners who live in areas subject to Level 4 restrictions are permitted to travel to other local authority areas to carry out driving examinations for critical workers."

Answered by Michael Matheson on 10 December 2020

Question ref. S5W-33618

Asked by: Constance, Angela, Almond Valley, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 30 November 2020

"To ask the Scottish Government whether it is permitted for employees who reside and work in Level 4 areas to be temporarily transferred to work in locations in Level 3 or lower."

Answered by Michael Matheson on 10 December 2020

Question ref. S5W-32097

Asked by: Constance, Angela, Almond Valley, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 28 September 2020

"To ask the Scottish Government whether fertility treatment to retrieve and freeze eggs for women who experience (a) premature ovarian failure and (b) an early menopause is available through the NHS at no direct cost to the women concerned."

Answered by Joe FitzPatrick on 21 October 2020

Question ref. S5W-32098

Asked by: Constance, Angela, Almond Valley, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 28 September 2020

"To ask the Scottish Government what the criteria are for the provision of NHS fertility treatment, specifically egg retrieval and freezing, at a (a) national and (b) local health board level."

Answered by Joe FitzPatrick on 21 October 2020

Question ref. S5W-32099

Asked by: Constance, Angela, Almond Valley, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 28 September 2020

"To ask the Scottish Government whether NHS Lothian will provide treatment free at the point of delivery to retrieve and freeze eggs for women experiencing premature ovarian failure."

Answered by Joe FitzPatrick on 21 October 2020

Question ref. S5W-32468

Asked by: Constance, Angela, Almond Valley, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 12 October 2020

"To ask the Scottish Government how it plans to open up further options to enhance visiting in care homes."

Answered by Jeane Freeman on 12 October 2020

Question ref. S5W-31449

Asked by: Constance, Angela, Almond Valley, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 27 August 2020

"To ask the Scottish Government, further to the answer to question S5O-03147 by Claire Haughey on 25 April 2019 (Official Report, c…

Answered by John Swinney on 10 September 2020

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