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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

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 24 previous roles

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

03 December 2020 - 04 May 2021

Culture Tourism Europe and External Affairs Committee

Member

07 September 2016 - 04 May 2021

Rural Economy and Connectivity Committee

Substitute 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

14 June 2011 - 23 March 2016

Justice Committee

Convener

21 March 2013 - 23 March 2016

Justice SubCommittee on Policing

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.

Here is the register for Christine Grahame. The date of their initial statement was 17 May 2021.

Remuneration and related undertaking

No registrable interests

Gifts

No registrable interests

Overseas visits

No registrable interests

Controlled transactions

No registrable interests

Heritable property

No registrable interests

Interest in shares

No registrable interests

Voluntary

No registrable interests

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: 24 May 2022

Health and Social Care

Christine Grahame (Midlothian South, Tweeddale and Lauderdale) (SNP): "Point duly taken, Presiding Officer. I will start with what we all agree on: the consideration and dedication of our care workforce…

Chamber meeting date: 19 May 2022

New Housing (Town Centre First Approach)

Christine Grahame (Midlothian South, Tweeddale and Lauderdale) (SNP): "The cabinet secretary referenced Tom Arthur, who recently visited Galashiels and Penicuik town centres, in my constituency, where he saw the work of local people…

Chamber meeting date: 18 May 2022

Supporting Carers (Cost of Living)

Christine Grahame (Midlothian South, Tweeddale and Lauderdale) (SNP): "At this late stage in the debate, it is obvious that I will reprise some of the arguments that other members have made. As other members have done, I whole-heartedly pay tribute to and thank all carers, professional, paid and unpaid…

Chamber meeting date: 18 May 2022

Decision Time

Christine Grahame (Midlothian South, Tweeddale and Lauderdale) (SNP): "On a point of order, Presiding Officer. My card was in and I tried to vote, but the thing had disconnected—it was nothing to do with me. Laughter. I would have voted yes."

Chamber meeting date: 11 May 2022

Labour Shortages

Christine Grahame (Midlothian South, Tweeddale and Lauderdale) (SNP): "Thank you. I had given up hope, Presiding Officer; not in relation to you, but of getting to ask a question. I am digging a hole, so I will stop…

Votes

How Christine Grahame has voted in Parliament

Find out how Christine Grahame has voted recently.

Motion ref. S6M-04567.1

Keeping Care Close to Home and Improving Outcomes

Submitted by: Paul O'Kane, West Scotland, Scottish Labour. Date lodged: Monday, May 23, 2022

Supported by: Carol Mochan, Paul Sweeney
Current status: Taken in the Chamber on Tuesday, May 24, 2022

Result 21 for, 97 against, 3 abstained, 8 no vote

MSP voted against

Vote Defeated

Motion ref. S6M-04607.1

Revision to Business Programme

Submitted by: Stephen Kerr, Central Scotland, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party. Date lodged: Tuesday, May 24, 2022

Supported by: Jeremy Balfour, Miles Briggs, Alexander Burnett, Donald Cameron, Jackson Carlaw, Finlay Carson, Sharon Dowey, Russell Findlay, Murdo Fraser, Meghan Gallacher, Maurice Golden, Pam Gosal, Jamie Greene, Dr. Sandesh Gulhane, Jamie Halcro Johnston, Rachael Hamilton, Craig Hoy, Liam Kerr, Stephen Kerr, Dean Lockhart, Douglas Lumsden, Edward Mountain, Oliver Mundell, Douglas Ross, Graham Simpson, Liz Smith, Alexander Stewart, Sue Webber, Annie Wells, Tess White, Brian Whittle
Current status: Taken in the Chamber on Tuesday, May 24, 2022

Result 53 for, 68 against, 0 abstained, 8 no vote

MSP voted against

Vote Defeated

Motion ref. S6M-04607

Revision to Business Programme

Submitted by: George Adam, Paisley, Scottish National Party. Date lodged: Tuesday, May 24, 2022

Current status: Taken in the Chamber on Tuesday, May 24, 2022

Result 96 for, 24 against, 0 abstained, 9 no vote

MSP voted for

Vote Passed

Motion ref. S6M-04567

Keeping Care Close to Home and Improving Outcomes

Submitted by: Kevin Stewart, Aberdeen Central, Scottish National Party. Date lodged: Monday, May 23, 2022

Supported by: Maree Todd, Humza Yousaf
Current status: Taken in the Chamber on Tuesday, May 24, 2022

Result 68 for, 54 against, 0 abstained, 7 no vote

MSP voted for

Vote Passed

Motion ref. S6M-04567.2

Keeping Care Close to Home and Improving Outcomes

Submitted by: Dr. Sandesh Gulhane, Glasgow, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party. Date lodged: Monday, May 23, 2022

Current status: Taken in the Chamber on Tuesday, May 24, 2022

Result 33 for, 86 against, 0 abstained, 10 no vote

MSP voted against

Vote Defeated

Motions

Written questions

Written questions Christine Grahame has submitted in Parliament

These are the questions that this MSP has asked the Scottish Government about its work. It also includes any answer to these questions.

Question ref. S6W-06139

Asked by: Grahame, Christine, Midlothian South, Tweeddale and Lauderdale, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 3 February 2022

"To ask the Scottish Government, in light of changes in work patterns and increased hybrid working impacting on commuting, whether it will consider, as part of ScotRail moving into public ownership, liaising with VisitScotland to discuss increasing tourism on the rail network by combining rail tickets with discounted entrance charges to…

Answered by: Jenny Gilruth on 3 March 2022

Question ref. S6W-06138

Asked by: Grahame, Christine, Midlothian South, Tweeddale and Lauderdale, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 3 February 2022

"To ask the Scottish Government what the advice is for choirs in relation to COVID-19; (a) whether and (b) when face coverings should be used during rehearsals and performances with social distancing, and (i) whether and (ii) when social distancing should be maintained during rehearsals and performances."

Answered by: Humza Yousaf on 8 February 2022

Question ref. S6W-05857

Asked by: Grahame, Christine, Midlothian South, Tweeddale and Lauderdale, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 21 January 2022

"To ask the Scottish Government whether it will take action to stop the culling, through NatureScot, of Greenland barnacle geese on Islay, in light of the reported strain already on the species population due to the effects of bird flu on the Svalbard population on the Solway, and what the reasons are for its position on this matter."

Answered by: Mairi McAllan on 3 February 2022

Question ref. S6W-04379

Asked by: Grahame, Christine, Midlothian South, Tweeddale and Lauderdale, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 15 November 2021

"To ask the Scottish Government, in light of guidance published by the Joint Committee on Vaccination and Immunisation on 1 September 2021, advising that patients with severe immunosuppression should receive a third dose of the COVID-19 vaccine, whether people with Monoclonal Gammopathy of Undetermined Significance will be included in the clinically…

Answered by: Humza Yousaf on 7 December 2021

Question ref. S6W-03710

Asked by: Grahame, Christine, Midlothian South, Tweeddale and Lauderdale, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 13 October 2021

"To ask the Scottish Government, further to the answer to question S5W-27833 by James Wolffe QC on 13 March 2020, what progress has been made with regard to the possible introduction of diversionary driving courses, including a Speed Awareness Course, as an alternative to prosecution."

Answered by: Dorothy Bain on 29 October 2021

Question ref. S6W-02721

Asked by: Grahame, Christine, Midlothian South, Tweeddale and Lauderdale, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 3 September 2021

"To ask the Scottish Government what data it has on the number of people eligible for a COVID-19 vaccine but who are unable to have one due to needle phobia; what support is provided to such people, and, for the purposes of COVID-19 vaccination certification, whether such a phobia is considered a valid exemption, and, if so, what evidence would be…

Answered by: Humza Yousaf on 21 September 2021

Question ref. S6W-02022

Asked by: Grahame, Christine, Midlothian South, Tweeddale and Lauderdale, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 29 July 2021

"To ask the Scottish Government, further to the answer to question S5W-26335 by Kevin Stewart on 25 November 2019, whether it will consider amending the Town and Country Planning (Scotland) Act 1997 to curtail peat extraction permissible under current licences."

Answered by: Tom Arthur on 24 August 2021

Question ref. S5W-34401

Asked by: Grahame, Christine, Midlothian South, Tweeddale and Lauderdale, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 8 January 2021

"To ask the Scottish Government whether funding support being made available to businesses such as cinemas will also be made available to Bingo Halls, and what the reasons are for its decision on this matter."

Awaiting answer

Question ref. S5W-32877

Asked by: Grahame, Christine, Midlothian South, Tweeddale and Lauderdale, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 28 October 2020

"To ask the Scottish Parliamentary Corporate Body whether it will reconsider the policy of permitting Members' offices four mobile devices only, in light of the COVID-19 pandemic leading to an increase in the number of staff who are working from home and who require their own office device to be in contact with constituents who might not have…

Answered by: David Stewart MSP (on behalf of the Scottish Parliamentary Corporate B on 11 November 2020

Question ref. S5W-32795

Asked by: Grahame, Christine, Midlothian South, Tweeddale and Lauderdale, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 26 October 2020

"To ask the Scottish Government what action it has taken to prevent training days organised by dog trainers that involve the use of electric shock collars from taking place."

Answered by: Mairi Gougeon on 3 November 2020

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