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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 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 16 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 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 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

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

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: 1 February 2024

Budget 2024-25

Clare Adamson (Motherwell and Wishaw) (SNP): "I am pleased to be speaking on behalf of the Constitution, Europe, External Affairs and Culture Committee. The focus of our budget scrutiny, as it has been throughout the parliamentary session, has been the Government’s culture portfolio spend…

Constitution, Europe, External Affairs and Culture Committee meeting date: 1 February 2024

National Outcomes

The Convener (Clare Adamson): "Good morning and welcome to the fourth meeting in 2024 of the Constitution, Europe, External Affairs and Culture Committee. We have received apologies from Keith Brown…

Chamber meeting date: 30 January 2024

European Union

Clare Adamson (Motherwell and Wishaw) (SNP): "Will the member take an intervention?"

Chamber meeting date: 30 January 2024

European Union

Clare Adamson (Motherwell and Wishaw) (SNP): "Will the member take an intervention?"

Chamber meeting date: 25 January 2024

Social Security Support (Motherwell and Wishaw)

3. Clare Adamson (Motherwell and Wishaw) (SNP): "To ask the Scottish Government what social security support is available to people in the Motherwell and Wishaw constituency who are experiencing poverty, including fuel poverty. (S6O-03008)"

Votes

How Clare Adamson has voted in Parliament

Find out how Clare Adamson 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 voted for

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 voted for

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 voted for

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 voted for

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 voted for

Vote Passed

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. S6W-25050

Asked by: Adamson, Clare, Motherwell and Wishaw, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 30 January 2024

"To ask the Scottish Government when the next paper in the Building a New Scotland series will be published."

Answered by Jamie Hepburn on 31 January 2024

Question ref. S6O-03008

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

"To ask the Scottish Government what social security support is available to people in the Motherwell and Wishaw constituency who are experiencing poverty, including fuel poverty."

Taken in the Chamber on 25 January 2024

Question ref. S6O-02970

Asked by: Adamson, Clare, Motherwell and Wishaw, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 10 January 2024

"To ask the Scottish Government what its response is to the recommendations outlined in the final report of the Economy 2030 Inquiry, Ending Stagnation: A New Economic Strategy for Britain, as they relate to public finances in Scotland, including those relating to taxes and local government investment."

Taken in the Chamber on 17 January 2024

Question ref. S6F-02609

Asked by: Adamson, Clare, Motherwell and Wishaw, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 4 December 2023

"To ask the First Minister what action the Scottish Government is taking to ensure that its recent Crohn’s and colitis awareness campaign is reaching deprived and marginalised communities, in light of Crohn’s and Colitis Awareness Week this week."

Taken in the Chamber on 7 December 2023

Question ref. S6O-02839

Asked by: Adamson, Clare, Motherwell and Wishaw, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 29 November 2023

"To ask the Scottish Government what support is available for people in contact with the justice system who may be dealing with vulnerabilities such as mental health issues, problematic substance use or homelessness."

Taken in the Chamber on 6 December 2023

Question ref. S6O-02761

Asked by: Adamson, Clare, Motherwell and Wishaw, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 15 November 2023

"To ask the Scottish Government how it is ensuring that local government finance support schemes are operating effectively."

Taken in the Chamber on 22 November 2023

Question ref. S6W-22560

Asked by: Adamson, Clare, Motherwell and Wishaw, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 30 October 2023

"To ask the Scottish Government when the Registrar General for Scotland will publish the annual report for 2022."

Answered by Angus Robertson on 31 October 2023

Question ref. S6F-02498

Asked by: Adamson, Clare, Motherwell and Wishaw, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 30 October 2023

"To ask the First Minister what steps the Scottish Government is taking to increase public awareness of firework safety ahead of Bonfire Night."

Taken in the Chamber on 2 November 2023

Question ref. S6O-02668

Asked by: Adamson, Clare, Motherwell and Wishaw, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 25 October 2023

"To ask the Scottish Government what action it has taken to improve access to public transport for people in the Motherwell and Wishaw constituency."

Taken in the Chamber on 2 November 2023

Question ref. S6O-02634

Asked by: Adamson, Clare, Motherwell and Wishaw, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 18 October 2023

"To ask the Scottish Government what its position is on the potential role of emerging video games technology in education and skills development."

Taken in the Chamber on 26 October 2023

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