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Members of the Scottish Parliament (MSPs)

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Clare Adamson

Scottish National Party

MSP for Motherwell and Wishaw (Constituency) 2016 - present day

Former MSP for Central Scotland (Region) 2011 - 2016

About Clare Adamson

Contact details

Contact online

X (previously known as Twitter): @ClareAdamsonSNP

Facebook: Clare's facebook

Contact at the Scottish Parliament

The Scottish Parliament
Edinburgh
EH99 1SP

Phone: 0131 348 6376
Text relay calls welcome.

Contact at local office

Suite G2
The Dalziel Building
7 Scott Street
Motherwell
ML1 1PN

Phone: 01698 337540
Text relay calls welcome.

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

Committees

Cross-party groups

Clare is a member of 17 cross-party groups

Cross-Party Group in the Scottish Parliament on Accident Prevention and Safety Awareness

Convener

Cross-Party Group in the Scottish Parliament on Chronic Pain

Member

Cross-Party Group in the Scottish Parliament on Colleges and Universities

Member

Cross-Party Group in the Scottish Parliament on Creative Economy

Deputy Convener

Cross-Party Group in the Scottish Parliament on Culture and Communities

Deputy Convener

Cross-Party Group in the Scottish Parliament on Europe

Member

Cross-Party Group in the Scottish Parliament on Germany

Member

Cross-Party Group in the Scottish Parliament on Industrial Communities

Member

Cross-Party Group in the Scottish Parliament on Inflammatory Bowel Disease

Deputy Convener

Cross-Party Group in the Scottish Parliament on MS

Member

Cross-Party Group in the Scottish Parliament on Music

Deputy Convener

Cross-Party Group in the Scottish Parliament on Recreational Boating and Marine Tourism

Member

Cross-Party Group in the Scottish Parliament on Science and Technology

Convener

Cross-Party Group in the Scottish Parliament on Skills

Member

Cross-Party Group in the Scottish Parliament on Sport

Deputy Convener

Cross-Party Group in the Scottish Parliament on the Scottish Games Ecosystem

Co-Convener

Cross-Party Group in the Scottish Parliament on Ukraine

Member

Parliamentary and Government Roles

Clare has 1 parliamentary and government role

Conveners Group

Member

Party Roles

Clare does not have any party roles

Previous roles

Clare has had 20 previous roles

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

17 June 2021 - 23 June 2021

Constitution Europe External Affairs and Culture Committee

Member

19 September 2018 - 04 May 2021

Education and Skills Committee

Convener

19 September 2018 - 04 May 2021

conveners group

Member

06 September 2018 - 19 September 2018

Education and Skills Committee

Member

23 November 2017 - 06 September 2018

Social Security Committee

Convener

07 September 2016 - 06 September 2018

Education and Skills Committee

Substitute Member

23 November 2017 - 06 September 2018

conveners group

Member

16 November 2017 - 23 November 2017

Social Security Committee

Member

16 June 2016 - 16 November 2017

Standards Procedures and Public Appointments Committee

Convener

16 June 2016 - 16 November 2017

conveners group

Member

08 June 2016 - 16 June 2016

Standards Procedures and Public Appointments Committee

Member

09 January 2015 - 23 March 2016

Parliamentary Liaison Officer to the Cabinet Secretary for Social Justice, Communities and Pensioners’ Rights

Scottish Government

02 December 2014 - 23 March 2016

Welfare Reform Committee

Deputy Convener

05 November 2015 - 23 March 2016

Infrastructure and Capital Investment Committee

Member

27 November 2014 - 05 November 2015

Local Government and Regeneration Committee

Member

27 November 2014 - 02 December 2014

Welfare Reform Committee

Member

01 June 2011 - 27 November 2014

Education and Culture Committee

Member

23 February 2012 - 27 November 2014

European and External Relations Committee

Member

24 June 2011 - 21 November 2014

Parliamentary Liaison Officer to the Cabinet Secretary for Culture and External Affairs

Scottish Government

01 June 2011 - 23 February 2012

Equal Opportunities Committee

Member

Register of interests

Clare'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 Clare Adamson 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

Intergovernmental Relations

2. Clare Adamson (Motherwell and Wishaw) (SNP): "To ask the Scottish Government what its priorities are for improving intergovernmental relations with the United Kingdom Government. (S6O-03550)"

Chamber meeting date: 6 June 2024

Education (Modern Foreign Languages)

Clare Adamson (Motherwell and Wishaw) (SNP): "The opportunity to study and to go on exchanges abroad is an immense benefit to learning a foreign language, no matter when someone is studying that language, whether it is at school, in the past, now or in the future…

Constitution, Europe, External Affairs and Culture Committee meeting date: 6 June 2024

Review of the EU-UK Trade and Co-operation Agreement

The Convener (Clare Adamson): "Good morning, and a warm welcome to the 15th meeting in 2024 of the Constitution, Europe, External Affairs and Culture Committee…

Chamber meeting date: 5 June 2024

Cultural Activities Participation (Motherwell and Wishaw)

6. Clare Adamson (Motherwell and Wishaw) (SNP): "To ask the Scottish Government how it supports people in the Motherwell and Wishaw constituency to access and participate in cultural activities. (S6O-03521)"

Chamber meeting date: 5 June 2024

Heritage and Culture Preservation (Local Authorities)

Clare Adamson (Motherwell and Wishaw) (SNP): "Can the cabinet secretary provide an update regarding the work of the local and national delivery group and how that work can help to increase links between local and national initiatives?"

Votes

How Clare Adamson has voted in Parliament

Find out how Clare Adamson 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 Clare Adamson has asked

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

Question ref. S6F-03255

Asked by: Adamson, Clare, Motherwell and Wishaw, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 17 June 2024

"To ask the First Minister what the Scottish Government's position is on the call from the Federation of Small Business Scotland for the next UK administration to pilot a remote visa to benefit remote areas such as the Highlands, in line with the Migration Advisory Committee recommendation, and any implications that this could have for…

Taken in the Chamber on 20 June 2024

Question ref. S6W-27839

Asked by: Adamson, Clare, Motherwell and Wishaw, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 28 May 2024

"To ask the Scottish Government what steps it is taking to improve data collection, mapping and tracking of critical minerals and other material streams within electrical and electronic equipment."

Answered by Gillian Martin on 10 June 2024

Question ref. S6W-27840

Asked by: Adamson, Clare, Motherwell and Wishaw, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 28 May 2024

"To ask the Scottish Government what steps it is taking to support world-class research into sustainable materials, including those limiting emissions along entire material and product lifecycles."

Answered by Gillian Martin on 10 June 2024

Question ref. S6W-27842

Asked by: Adamson, Clare, Motherwell and Wishaw, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 28 May 2024

"To ask the Scottish Government what steps it is taking to support the development of infrastructure to enable the re-use, repair and re-manufacturing of e-waste products according to the waste hierarchy."

Answered by Gillian Martin on 10 June 2024

Question ref. S6W-27841

Asked by: Adamson, Clare, Motherwell and Wishaw, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 28 May 2024

"To ask the Scottish Government whether it will commit to (a) investing in and (b) incentivising resource-efficient design, production and processes for e-waste products."

Answered by Gillian Martin on 10 June 2024

Question ref. S6W-27836

Asked by: Adamson, Clare, Motherwell and Wishaw, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 28 May 2024

"To ask the Scottish Government whether it plans to take steps to improve recycling infrastructure and technologies to enable the increased recovery of critical minerals and other materials."

Answered by Gillian Martin on 7 June 2024

Question ref. S6W-27838

Asked by: Adamson, Clare, Motherwell and Wishaw, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 28 May 2024

"To ask the Scottish Government what assessment it has made of the scale of e-waste in Scotland, and what steps it is taking to tackle e-waste."

Answered by Gillian Martin on 7 June 2024

Question ref. S6W-27837

Asked by: Adamson, Clare, Motherwell and Wishaw, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 28 May 2024

"To ask the Scottish Government what its response is, regarding any implications for Scotland, to the e-waste action plan that was recently published by the Royal Society of Chemistry."

Answered by Gillian Martin on 7 June 2024

Question ref. S6O-03550

Asked by: Adamson, Clare, Motherwell and Wishaw, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 5 June 2024

"To ask the Scottish Government what its priorities are for improving intergovernmental relations with the UK Government."

Taken in the Chamber on 12 June 2024

Question ref. S6O-03521

Asked by: Adamson, Clare, Motherwell and Wishaw, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 29 May 2024

"To ask the Scottish Government how it supports people in the Motherwell and Wishaw constituency to access and participate in cultural activities."

Taken in the Chamber on 5 June 2024

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