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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

Deputy Convener

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 30 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

12 May 2016 - 14 May 2021

Deputy Presiding Officer

Pàrlamaid na h-Alba

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

13 September 2004 - 02 April 2007

Party Spokesperson on Communities

Scottish National Party

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

01 December 1999 - 01 September 2001

Party Spokesperson on Communities

Scottish National Party

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.

Chamber meeting date: 13 June 2024

British Sign Language Services

Christine Grahame (Scottish Parliamentary Corporate Body): "I thank the member for the question and recognise her work to raise the profile and use of British Sign Language in the Scottish Parliament…

Chamber meeting date: 13 June 2024

Education Services (Access)

Christine Grahame (Scottish Parliamentary Corporate Body): "The education service is a key part of our public engagement strategy delivery and actively works to sustain and grow a wide reach of schools that use it…

Chamber meeting date: 6 June 2024

Short-term Let Licensing

4. Christine Grahame (Midlothian South, Tweeddale and Lauderdale) (SNP): "To ask the Deputy First Minister whether the Scottish Government will review the impact of the short-term let licensing legislation, in light of the upcoming summer tourist season. (S6F-03216)"

Chamber meeting date: 6 June 2024

Affordable Housing

Christine Grahame (Midlothian South, Tweeddale and Lauderdale) (SNP): "I hope that you feel that my question is relevant, Presiding Officer, as it is about affordable homes…

Chamber meeting date: 4 June 2024

Health and Social Care

Christine Grahame (Midlothian South, Tweeddale and Lauderdale) (SNP): "The Scottish Government, in choosing to invest more than £19.5 billion in health and social care in 2024-25, is giving our NHS a real-terms uplift in the face of UK Government austerity…

Votes

How Christine Grahame has voted in Parliament

Find out how Christine Grahame 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 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. S6F-03216

Asked by: Grahame, Christine, Midlothian South, Tweeddale and Lauderdale, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 3 June 2024

"To ask the First Minister whether the Scottish Government will review the impact of the short-term let licensing legislation, in light of the upcoming summer tourist season."

Taken in the Chamber on 6 June 2024

Question ref. S6O-03455

Asked by: Grahame, Christine, Midlothian South, Tweeddale and Lauderdale, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 15 May 2024

"To ask the Scottish Government what discussions it has had and will have with rural communities, such as residents and businesses in the Midlothian South, Tweeddale and Lauderdale constituency, regarding the restrictions on the installation of wood burning stoves."

Taken in the Chamber on 22 May 2024

Question ref. S6W-27079

Asked by: Grahame, Christine, Midlothian South, Tweeddale and Lauderdale, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 25 April 2024

"To ask the Scottish Government what its position is on introducing legislation in Scotland similar to the UK Animals (Low-Welfare Activities Abroad) Act 2023."

Answered by Jim Fairlie on 2 May 2024

Question ref. S6O-03379

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

"To ask the Scottish Government what progress is being made on the extension of the Borders Railway south to Carlisle."

Taken in the Chamber on 2 May 2024

Question ref. S6F-02987

Asked by: Grahame, Christine, Midlothian South, Tweeddale and Lauderdale, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 25 March 2024

"To ask the First Minister, further to the regulations relating to XL Bully-type dogs coming into force, to whom a dog owner can apply for advice on whether their dog fits the conformation of the XL Bully-type, in light of reports that a substantial number of dog owners in England are now applying to deregister their dogs having established…

Taken in the Chamber on 28 March 2024

Question ref. S6W-26106

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

"To ask the Scottish Government, further to the answer to question S6W-25875 by Jim Fairlie on 11 March 2024, in light of it being two years since its discussions with the UK Government on a UK-wide dog microchipping database, whether it will revisit this issue."

Answered by Jim Fairlie on 19 March 2024

Question ref. S6W-25875

Asked by: Grahame, Christine, Midlothian South, Tweeddale and Lauderdale, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 29 February 2024

"To ask the Scottish Government, in light of reports that there are 15 separate dog microchipping databases that are compliant with the UK Government Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (DEFRA), and that every dog in the UK must be microchipped once they are eight weeks old, what discussions it has had with DEFRA regarding having a…

Answered by Jim Fairlie on 11 March 2024

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-24478

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

"To ask the Scottish Government how many meetings its ministers have had with organisations or campaign groups regarding the consideration of replicating in Scotland the UK Government’s legislation on XL bully dogs; on what date any such meetings took place; what organisations were involved, and what views were expressed by those organisations…

Answered by Siobhian Brown on 24 January 2024

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