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Members of the Scottish Parliament (MSPs)

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Christine Grahame

Scottish National Party

MSP for Midlothian South, Tweeddale and Lauderdale (Constituency) 2011 - present day

Former MSP for South of Scotland (Region) 1999 - 2011

About Christine Grahame

Contact details

Contact at the Scottish Parliament

The Scottish Parliament
Edinburgh
EH99 1SP

Phone: 0131 348 5729
Text relay calls welcome.

Contact at local office

6 High Street
Galashiels
TD1 1SD

Phone: 07976 596 245
Text relay calls welcome.

Find out when the MSP's surgery times are on their website.

Committees

Christine is not a member of any committees

Cross-party groups

Christine is a member of 3 cross-party groups

Cross-Party Group in the Scottish Parliament on Animal Welfare

Convener

Cross-Party Group in the Scottish Parliament on Gardening and Horticulture

Member

Cross-Party Group in the Scottish Parliament on Ukraine

Member

Parliamentary and Government Roles

Christine has 1 parliamentary and government role

Scottish Parliamentary Corporate Body

Appointed Member

Party Roles

Christine does not have any party roles

Previous roles

Christine has had 27 previous roles

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

05 September 2023 - 01 November 2023

Rural Affairs and Islands Committee

Substitute Member

29 June 2023 - 05 September 2023

Standards Procedures and Public Appointments Committee

Member

18 April 2023 - 29 June 2023

Rural Affairs and Islands Committee

Member

07 September 2016 - 04 May 2021

Rural Economy and Connectivity Committee

Substitute Member

03 December 2020 - 04 May 2021

Culture Tourism Europe and External Affairs Committee

Member

26 November 2019 - 03 December 2020

Solicitors in the Supreme Courts of Scotland Amendment Bill Committee

Convener

31 October 2019 - 26 November 2019

Solicitors in the Supreme Courts of Scotland Amendment Bill Committee

Member

14 June 2011 - 23 March 2016

conveners group

Member

21 March 2013 - 23 March 2016

Justice SubCommittee on Policing

Convener

14 June 2011 - 23 March 2016

Justice Committee

Convener

13 March 2013 - 21 March 2013

Justice SubCommittee on Policing

Member

01 June 2011 - 14 June 2011

Justice Committee

Member

20 June 2007 - 22 March 2011

conveners group

Member

20 June 2007 - 22 March 2011

Health and Sport Committee

Convener

13 June 2007 - 20 June 2007

Health and Sport Committee

Member

23 September 2004 - 02 April 2007

Communities Committee

Member

30 March 2006 - 02 April 2007

Edinburgh Airport Rail Link Bill Committee

Member

10 June 2003 - 13 September 2004

Health Committee

Convener

10 June 2003 - 13 September 2004

conveners group

Member

04 June 2003 - 10 June 2003

Health Committee

Member

11 September 2001 - 31 March 2003

Justice 1 Committee

Convener

06 January 2003 - 31 March 2003

conveners group

Member

11 September 2001 - 05 January 2003

Conveners Liaison Group

Member

06 September 2001 - 11 September 2001

Justice 1 Committee

Member

08 January 2001 - 06 September 2001

Justice 2 Committee

Member

17 June 1999 - 07 January 2001

Justice and Home Affairs Committee

Member

17 June 1999 - 01 November 2000

Public Petitions Committee

Member

Register of interests

Christine'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 Christine Grahame 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.

Delegated Powers and Law Reform Committee meeting date: 20 February 2024

Dangerous Dogs (Designated Types) (Scotland) Order 2024 (SSI 2024/31)

Christine Grahame (Midlothian South, Tweeddale and Lauderdale) (SNP): "I have a short technical question, convener. What remedies are open to the committee if there is a breach of the 28-day requirement? Can you just complain about it, or is there anything else that is open to you to do?"

Chamber meeting date: 31 January 2024

Robert Coltart (Museum or Exhibition Centre)

2. Christine Grahame (Midlothian South, Tweeddale and Lauderdale) (SNP): "To ask the Scottish Government what support it can offer to assist in the establishing of a small museum or exhibition centre in Galashiels to celebrate the life and times of Robert Coltart, the author of the children’s song, “Ally Bally Bee”…

Chamber meeting date: 30 January 2024

European Union

Christine Grahame (Midlothian South, Tweeddale and Lauderdale) (SNP): "I thank Alex Rowley for his Labour campaign message, and I say to him that we could do more for the NHS and public services in Scotland—and in England, where strikes prevail, incidentally—if the UK economy, which dictates our economy, was not in such a mess, as even Sir Keir Starmer admits it is. I want to go back to the better together mantra in…

Chamber meeting date: 30 January 2024

Michael “Mick” McGahey

Christine Grahame (Midlothian South, Tweeddale and Lauderdale) (SNP): "I, too, congratulate Richard Leonard on securing the debate, and I welcome Mick McGahey’s family to the Parliament…

Chamber meeting date: 25 January 2024

XL Bully Dogs

Christine Grahame (Midlothian South, Tweeddale and Lauderdale) (SNP): "From a written answer to me this week and following Westminster scrutiny of the XL bully dog regulations, it appears that there are an estimated 50,000 to 150,000 XL bully-type dogs in England and Wales…

Votes

How Christine Grahame has voted in Parliament

Find out how Christine Grahame 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 not voted

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 not voted

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 not voted

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 not voted

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 not voted

Vote Passed

Motions

Questions

Questions Christine Grahame has asked

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

Question ref. S6O-03106

Asked by: Grahame, Christine, Midlothian South, Tweeddale and Lauderdale, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 14 February 2024

Question ref. S6O-03023

Asked by: Grahame, Christine, Midlothian South, Tweeddale and Lauderdale, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 24 January 2024

"To ask the Scottish Government what support it can offer to assist in the establishing of a small museum or exhibition centre in Galashiels to celebrate the life and times of Robert Coltart, the author of the children’s song, Ally Bally Bee."

Taken in the Chamber on 31 January 2024

Question ref. S6W-24486

Asked by: Grahame, Christine, Midlothian South, Tweeddale and Lauderdale, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 12 January 2024

"To ask the Scottish Government, in light of the XL bully dog breed having been added to the list of dogs banned under the Dangerous Dogs Act 1991, what evidence it is aware of that adding a dog breed to this list has reduced dog attacks, and whether it will provide details of all dog attacks reported in Scotland since January 2004 to date,…

Answered by Siobhian Brown on 24 January 2024

Question ref. S6W-24479

Asked by: Grahame, Christine, Midlothian South, Tweeddale and Lauderdale, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 12 January 2024

"To ask the Scottish Government what assessment it made of how many XL bully dogs there were in Scotland before (a) the UK Government’s announcement on 31 October 2023 of the changes to the Dangerous Dogs Act that ban XL bully dogs in England and Wales and (b) the First Minister’s announcement on 11 January 2024 that the Scottish…

Answered by Siobhian Brown on 24 January 2024

Question ref. S6W-24488

Asked by: Grahame, Christine, Midlothian South, Tweeddale and Lauderdale, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 12 January 2024

"To ask the Scottish Government, in light of the First Minister’s announcement on 11 January 2024 that it will, in essence, replicate in Scotland the legislation that exists in England and Wales on XL bully dogs, whether it has decided not to proceed to amend the Control of Dogs (Scotland) Act 2010 as an alternative means of protecting the…

Answered by Siobhian Brown on 24 January 2024

Question ref. S6W-24489

Asked by: Grahame, Christine, Midlothian South, Tweeddale and Lauderdale, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 12 January 2024

"To ask the Scottish Government for what reason it has not yet established a publicly accessible national database of dog control notices under the Control of Dogs (Scotland) Act 2010, which would allow the tracking of dogs Scotland-wide whose behaviour gives cause for concern."

Answered by Siobhian Brown on 24 January 2024

Question ref. S6W-24483

Asked by: Grahame, Christine, Midlothian South, Tweeddale and Lauderdale, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 12 January 2024

"To ask the Scottish Government, in light of the introduction in England and Wales of restrictions on XL bully dogs, and the First Minister’s announcement on 11 January 2024 that it will, in essence, replicate in Scotland the legislation that exists in England and Wales on XL bully dogs, when any scheme will be operational in Scotland; whether…

Answered by Siobhian Brown on 24 January 2024

Question ref. S6W-24485

Asked by: Grahame, Christine, Midlothian South, Tweeddale and Lauderdale, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 12 January 2024

"To ask the Scottish Government, in light of the First Minister’s announcement on 11 January 2024 that it will, in essence, replicate in Scotland the legislation that exists in England and Wales on XL bully dogs, what alternative protections it considered in order to address the potential displacement of XL bully dogs to Scotland from England…

Answered by Siobhian Brown on 24 January 2024

Question ref. S6W-24480

Asked by: Grahame, Christine, Midlothian South, Tweeddale and Lauderdale, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 12 January 2024

"To ask the Scottish Government what issues it raised with the UK Government regarding the potential displacement of XL bully dogs to Scotland from England and Wales in the event that legislation that exists in England and Wales were not to be replicated in Scotland, and when it raised any such issues."

Answered by Siobhian Brown on 24 January 2024

Question ref. S6W-24482

Asked by: Grahame, Christine, Midlothian South, Tweeddale and Lauderdale, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 12 January 2024

"To ask the Scottish Government whether it will publicise what it considers to be the definition of an XL bully dog, in order to assist the public, particularly dog owners, in determining whether they may potentially be required to register their dog."

Answered by Siobhian Brown on 24 January 2024

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