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Members of the Scottish Parliament (MSPs)

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Christina McKelvie

Scottish National Party

MSP for Hamilton, Larkhall and Stonehouse (Constituency) 2011 - present day

Former MSP for Central Scotland (Region) 2007 - 2011

About Christina McKelvie

Contact details

Contact online

Post-d: @ChristinaSNP

Contact at the Scottish Parliament

The Scottish Parliament
Edinburgh
EH99 1SP

Phone: 0131 348 6680
Text relay calls welcome.

Contact at local office

Barncluith Business Centre
Townhead Street
Hamilton
ML3 7DP

Phone: 01698 403311
Text relay calls welcome.

Committees

Christina is not a member of any committees

Cross-party groups

Christina is not a member of any cross-party groups

Parliamentary and Government Roles

Christina has 1 parliamentary and government role

Minister for Drugs and Alcohol Policy

Scottish Government

Party Roles

Christina does not have any party roles

Previous roles

Christina has had 23 previous roles

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

29 March 2023 - 08 February 2024

Minister for Culture, Europe and International Development

Scottish Government

19 May 2021 - 29 March 2023

Minister for Equalities and Older People

Scottish Government

28 June 2018 - 19 May 2021

Minister for Older People and Equalities

Scottish Government

01 September 2016 - 12 September 2018

congress of local and regional authorities of the council of europe

Member

29 September 2016 - 28 June 2018

Equalities and Human Rights Committee

Convener

16 June 2016 - 28 June 2018

conveners group

Member

30 March 2017 - 13 September 2017

Delegated Powers and Law Reform Committee

Substitute Member

07 September 2016 - 30 March 2017

Justice Committee

Substitute Member

16 June 2016 - 29 September 2016

Equal Opportunities Committee

Convener

08 June 2016 - 16 June 2016

Equal Opportunities Committee

Member

14 June 2011 - 23 March 2016

conveners group

Member

27 November 2014 - 23 March 2016

Welfare Reform Committee

Member

14 June 2011 - 23 March 2016

European and External Relations Committee

Convener

25 October 2012 - 22 April 2014

Public Audit Committee

Substitute Member

18 September 2012 - 24 October 2012

Welfare Reform Committee

Substitute Member

01 June 2011 - 14 June 2011

European and External Relations Committee

Member

27 March 2008 - 22 March 2011

Parliamentary Liaison Officer to the Cabinet Secretary for Education and Lifelong Learning

Scottish Government

13 June 2007 - 22 March 2011

Education Lifelong Learning and Culture Committee

Member

05 November 2009 - 22 March 2011

Equal Opportunities Committee

Member

13 November 2008 - 05 November 2009

Public Petitions Committee

Substitute Member

28 September 2007 - 12 November 2008

Standards Procedures and Public Appointments Committee

Member

13 June 2007 - 28 September 2007

Procedures Committee

Member

13 June 2007 - 28 September 2007

Standards and Public Appointments Committee

Member

Register of interests

Christina'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 Christina McKelvie 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: 8 February 2024

Humanitarian Aid (Funding Criteria)

The Minister for Culture, Europe and International Development (Christina McKelvie): "The primary mechanism through which the Scottish Government responds to a humanitarian crisis is the humanitarian emergency fund…

Chamber meeting date: 31 January 2024

Robert Coltart (Museum or Exhibition Centre)

The Minister for Culture, Europe and International Development (Christina McKelvie): "There is no doubt about the cultural significance of Robert Coltart’s song “Coulter’s Candy”—I am sure that everyone is singing it in their heads as we speak. The song is sung in communities across Scotland and shared across generations…

Chamber meeting date: 31 January 2024

Gaza (Humanitarian Aid)

The Minister for Culture, Europe and International Development (Christina McKelvie): "We have been in continued discussions with the UK Government on that matter, and we welcome the additional £60 million that has been committed for the humanitarian response in Gaza, which Scottish taxpayers have, of course, contributed to…

Chamber meeting date: 31 January 2024

Gaza (Humanitarian Assistance)

The Minister for Culture, Europe and International Development (Christina McKelvie): "In November 2023, we provided £750,000 to the United Nations Relief and Works Agency to ease the suffering of innocent civilians caught up in the conflict in Gaza…

Chamber meeting date: 23 January 2024

British-Irish Parliamentary Assembly

The Minister for Culture, Europe and International Development (Christina McKelvie): "I warmly welcome the debate and congratulate my friend Emma Harper MSP on securing it. I am grateful to colleagues who have contributed. I have noted a number of excellent and interesting points and will do my best to comment on them all, if I can…

Votes

How Christina McKelvie has voted in Parliament

Find out how Christina McKelvie has voted recently.

Motion ref. S6M-12252

Scottish Rate Resolution

Submitted by: Shona Robison, Dundee City East, Scottish National Party. Date lodged: Tuesday, February 20, 2024

Supported by: George Adam, Tom Arthur, Joe FitzPatrick
Current status: Taken in the Chamber on Thursday, February 22, 2024

Result 62 for, 54 against, 0 abstained, 13 did not vote

MSP voted for

Vote Passed

Motion ref. S6M-12248

Regulation of Legal Services (Scotland) Bill

Submitted by: Siobhian Brown, Ayr, Scottish National Party. Date lodged: Tuesday, February 20, 2024

Supported by: Angela Constance
Current status: Taken in the Chamber on Thursday, February 22, 2024

Result 62 for, 29 against, 25 abstained, 13 did not vote

MSP voted for

Vote Passed

Motion ref. S6M-12215

Crisis in NHS Dentistry

Submitted by: Willie Rennie, North East Fife, Scottish Liberal Democrats. Date lodged: Monday, February 19, 2024

Current status: Taken in the Chamber on Wednesday, February 21, 2024

Result 84 for, 32 against, 0 abstained, 13 did not vote

MSP voted for

Vote Passed

Motion ref. S6M-12215.1

Crisis in NHS Dentistry

Submitted by: Paul Sweeney, Glasgow, Scottish Labour. Date lodged: Tuesday, February 20, 2024

Supported by: Carol Mochan
Current status: Taken in the Chamber on Wednesday, February 21, 2024

Result 85 for, 31 against, 0 abstained, 13 did not vote

MSP voted for

Vote Passed

Motion ref. S6M-12214

Improving Access to Primary Care

Submitted by: Alex Cole-Hamilton, Edinburgh Western, Scottish Liberal Democrats. Date lodged: Monday, February 19, 2024

Current status: Taken in the Chamber on Wednesday, February 21, 2024

Result 63 for, 53 against, 0 abstained, 13 did not vote

MSP voted for

Vote Passed

Motions

Questions

Questions Christina McKelvie has asked

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

Question ref. S5O-02254

Asked by: McKelvie, Christina, Hamilton, Larkhall and Stonehouse, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 13 June 2018

"To ask the Scottish Government when it last met NHS Lanarkshire."

Taken in the Chamber on 20 June 2018

Question ref. S5O-02214

Asked by: McKelvie, Christina, Hamilton, Larkhall and Stonehouse, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 6 June 2018

"To ask the Scottish Government whether it will provide an update on its progress in eliminating prejudice-based bullying in schools."

Taken in the Chamber on 13 June 2018

Question ref. S5O-02000

Asked by: McKelvie, Christina, Hamilton, Larkhall and Stonehouse, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 18 April 2018

"To ask the Scottish Government whether it will provide an update on its response to the concerns raised by Rape Crisis Scotland and others regarding the Crown Office and Procurator Fiscal Service's changes to prosecution policy in cases of rape and sexual violence."

Taken in the Chamber on 25 April 2018

Question ref. S5W-15726

Asked by: McKelvie, Christina, Hamilton, Larkhall and Stonehouse, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 28 March 2018

"To ask the Scottish Government whether it will provide an update on the progress that has been made in relation to the International Development Small Grants Programme funding round 2018-19."

Answered by Alasdair Allan on 29 March 2018

Question ref. S5O-01926

Asked by: McKelvie, Christina, Hamilton, Larkhall and Stonehouse, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 14 March 2018

"To ask the Scottish Government whether it will provide an update on its housing policy as it relates to homeless non-UK EU nationals in Scotland."

Answered by Kevin Stewart on 21 March 2018

Question ref. S5W-15017

Asked by: McKelvie, Christina, Hamilton, Larkhall and Stonehouse, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 1 March 2018

"To ask the Scottish Government which NHS Boards have guidance in place to support clinicians in routinely offering bisphosphonates to post-menopausal women with primary breast cancer to help reduce the risk of breast cancer spreading."

Answered by Shona Robison on 12 March 2018

Question ref. S5O-01821

Asked by: McKelvie, Christina, Hamilton, Larkhall and Stonehouse, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 21 February 2018

"To ask the Scottish Government what action it is taking to reduce fuel poverty."

Answered by Kevin Stewart on 1 March 2018

Question ref. S5O-01730

Asked by: McKelvie, Christina, Hamilton, Larkhall and Stonehouse, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 24 January 2018

"To ask the Scottish Government how many businesses in the Hamilton, Larkhall and Stonehouse constituency received support from the Small Business Bonus Scheme in 2017."

Answered by Derek Mackay on 1 February 2018

Question ref. S5W-12652

Asked by: McKelvie, Christina, Hamilton, Larkhall and Stonehouse, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 10 November 2017

"To ask the Scottish Government how many Syrian refugees to the UK have been settled in Scotland."

Answered by Angela Constance on 21 November 2017

Question ref. S5W-10426

Asked by: McKelvie, Christina, Hamilton, Larkhall and Stonehouse, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 21 July 2017

"To ask the Scottish Government what its position is on someone under the age of 16 being able to give consent to sexual activity."

Answered by Michael Matheson on 10 August 2017

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