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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 at the Scottish Parliament

The Scottish Parliament
Edinburgh
EH99 1SP

Phone: 0131 348 6377
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 13 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

Member

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

Member

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 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

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 18 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

07 September 2016 - 06 September 2018

Education and Skills Committee

Substitute Member

23 November 2017 - 06 September 2018

Social Security Committee

Convener

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

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

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: 28 September 2022

National Health Service Waiting Times

Clare Adamson (Motherwell and Wishaw) (SNP): "I recently stood in the chamber and said that I was “fed up” with mitigating Tory policies from Westminster…

Chamber meeting date: 22 September 2022

Ardeer Girls

Clare Adamson (Motherwell and Wishaw) (SNP): "I beg members’ indulgence as I am about to make a long intervention. I was not a cartridge hut girl, but I worked in Ardeer. I was there for a year as part of my degree and I worked at the Nobel site. I remember it well…

Chamber meeting date: 22 September 2022

Gas Safety Week 2022

Clare Adamson (Motherwell and Wishaw) (SNP): "I am delighted to highlight gas safety week 2022, which ran from 12 to 18 September and is co-ordinated by the Gas Safe Register…

Constitution, Europe, External Affairs and Culture Committee meeting date: 22 September 2022

Decision on Taking Business in Private

The Convener (Clare Adamson): "Good morning, and welcome to the 20th meeting in 2022 of the Constitution, Europe, External Affairs and Culture Committee. I have received apologies from Maurice Golden. Our first agenda item is a decision on taking business in private…

Constitution, Europe, External Affairs and Culture Committee meeting date: 22 September 2022

Scotland’s Census

The Convener: "The next item is to continue to take evidence on Scotland’s census…

Votes

How Clare Adamson has voted in Parliament

Find out how Clare Adamson has voted recently.

Motion ref. S6M-06102

Excellence in Scottish Education

Submitted by: Shirley-Anne Somerville, Dunfermline, Scottish National Party. Date lodged: Tuesday, September 27, 2022

Supported by: Clare Haughey, Jamie Hepburn
Current status: Taken in the Chamber on Thursday, September 29, 2022

Result 65 for, 50 against, 0 abstained, 14 no vote

MSP voted for

Vote Passed

Motion ref. S6M-06073

Addressing NHS Waiting Times

Submitted by: Dr. Sandesh Gulhane, Glasgow, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party. Date lodged: Monday, September 26, 2022

Supported by: Sharon Dowey, Meghan Gallacher, Liam Kerr, Douglas Lumsden
Current status: Taken in the Chamber on Thursday, September 29, 2022

Result 65 for, 52 against, 0 abstained, 12 no vote

MSP voted for

Vote Passed

Motion ref. S6M-06102.3

Excellence in Scottish Education

Submitted by: Stephen Kerr, Central Scotland, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party. Date lodged: Wednesday, September 28, 2022

Current status: Taken in the Chamber on Thursday, September 29, 2022

Result 29 for, 64 against, 23 abstained, 13 no vote

MSP voted against

Vote Defeated

Motion ref. S6M-06102.1

Excellence in Scottish Education

Submitted by: Michael Marra, North East Scotland, Scottish Labour. Date lodged: Wednesday, September 28, 2022

Supported by: Paul Sweeney, Martin Whitfield
Current status: Taken in the Chamber on Thursday, September 29, 2022

Result 51 for, 65 against, 0 abstained, 13 no vote

MSP voted against

Vote Defeated

Motion ref. S6M-06071

Scottish Government Handling of Ferry Contracts

Submitted by: Graham Simpson, Central Scotland, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party. Date lodged: Monday, September 26, 2022

Supported by: Sharon Dowey, Liam Kerr
Current status: Taken in the Chamber on Thursday, September 29, 2022

Result 64 for, 53 against, 0 abstained, 12 no vote

MSP voted for

Vote Passed

Motions

Written questions

Written questions Clare Adamson 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-08811

Asked by: Adamson, Clare, Motherwell and Wishaw, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 25 May 2022

"To ask the Scottish Government when it plans to provide an update on the Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) Education and Training Strategy for Scotland."

Answered by: Jamie Hepburn on 26 May 2022

Question ref. S6W-07008

Asked by: Adamson, Clare, Motherwell and Wishaw, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 25 February 2022

"To ask the Scottish Government whether it will provide an update on when Scotland’s next census will be held."

Answered by: Angus Robertson on 28 February 2022

Question ref. S6W-02627

Asked by: Adamson, Clare, Motherwell and Wishaw, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 30 August 2021

"To ask the Scottish Government when the Registrar General for Scotland will publish the annual report for 2020."

Answered by: Angus Robertson on 31 August 2021

Question ref. S5W-36044

Asked by: Adamson, Clare, Motherwell and Wishaw, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 11 March 2021

"To ask the Scottish Government when it plans to publish the third annual report of the Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) Education and Training Strategy for Scotland."

Answered by: Richard Lochhead on 24 March 2021

Question ref. S5W-36042

Asked by: Adamson, Clare, Motherwell and Wishaw, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 11 March 2021

"To ask the Scottish Government when it will publish its joint plan with COSLA in response to COVID-19 for people with (a) learning disabilities and (b) autism."

Answered by: Clare Haughey on 24 March 2021

Question ref. S5W-36041

Asked by: Adamson, Clare, Motherwell and Wishaw, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 11 March 2021

"To ask the Scottish Government whether it will provide an update on the promise since the publication of the outcome of the independent care review in February 2020."

Answered by: Maree Todd on 23 March 2021

Question ref. S5W-36063

Asked by: Adamson, Clare, Motherwell and Wishaw, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 11 March 2021

Awaiting answer

Question ref. S5W-35485

Asked by: Adamson, Clare, Motherwell and Wishaw, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 23 February 2021

"To ask the Scottish Government what allowances can be made for garden centres and other horticultural businesses to prepare for sowing seasonal bedding plants now, in advance of being able to reopen to the public once COVID-19 restrictions are lifted…

Answered by: Ben Macpherson on 5 March 2021

Question ref. S5W-35111

Asked by: Adamson, Clare, Motherwell and Wishaw, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 9 February 2021

"To ask the Scottish Government whether it will outline the rationale behind the evidence gathering methodology adopted by the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) in conducting its review of Curriculum for Excellence."

Answered by: John Swinney on 18 February 2021

Question ref. S5W-33631

Asked by: Adamson, Clare, Motherwell and Wishaw, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 30 November 2020

"To ask the Scottish Government whether it has reviewed the eligibility criteria for the Self-Isolation Support Grant."

Answered by: Shirley-Anne Somerville on 30 November 2020

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