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Members of the Scottish Parliament (MSPs)

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Elena Whitham

Scottish National Party

MSP for Carrick, Cumnock and Doon Valley (Constituency) 2021 - present day

About Elena Whitham

Contact details

Contact online

Post-d: @ElenaWhitham

Facebook: Elena's facebook

Contact at the Scottish Parliament

The Scottish Parliament
Edinburgh
EH99 1SP

Phone: 0131 348 5494
Text relay calls welcome.

Contact at local office

46-48 Glaisnock Street
Cumnock
East Ayrshire
KA18 1BY

Phone: 01290 319126
Text relay calls welcome.

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

Committees

Elena is not a member of any committees

Cross-party groups

Elena is not a member of any cross-party groups

Parliamentary and Government Roles

Elena has 1 parliamentary and government role

Minister for Community Safety

Scottish Government

Party Roles

Elena does not have any party roles

Previous roles

Elena has had 6 previous roles

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

27 January 2022 - 03 November 2022

Social Justice and Social Security Committee

Convener

27 January 2022 - 03 November 2022

Conveners Group

Member

25 January 2022 - 27 January 2022

Social Justice and Social Security Committee

Member

22 June 2021 - 24 January 2022

Local Government Housing and Planning Committee

Deputy Convener

01 December 2021 - 24 January 2022

Standards Procedures and Public Appointments Committee

Member

17 June 2021 - 22 June 2021

Local Government Housing and Planning Committee

Member

Register of interests

Elena'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 Elena Whitham 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: 16 November 2022

Fireworks and Pyrotechnic Articles (Scotland) Act 2022 (Licensing Scheme)

The Minister for Community Safety (Elena Whitham): "Work is under way to implement the remaining provisions in the 2022 act so that further positive change takes place for communities as soon as possible…

Chamber meeting date: 16 November 2022

Antisocial Behaviour (Kilmarnock Bus Station)

The Minister for Community Safety (Elena Whitham): "I support Police Scotland and its partners to take a proportionate response to antisocial behaviour such as that recently experienced in Kilmarnock…

Chamber meeting date: 16 November 2022

Antisocial Behaviour (Railway Network)

Elena Whitham: "As I said in my answer to the previous question, I support Police Scotland and its partners to reduce antisocial behaviour, making full use of the available resources and powers…

Chamber meeting date: 10 November 2022

Fire and Rescue Officers (Decontamination Facilities)

The Minister for Community Safety (Elena Whitham): "The safety and wellbeing of all fire and rescue officers is of utmost importance to the Scottish Government. This year, we increased funding to the Scottish Fire and Rescue Service by £9.5 million, but decisions on the allocation of its £352…

Chamber meeting date: 10 November 2022

Equally Safe Strategy

The Minister for Community Safety (Elena Whitham): "We are taking work forward through a framework for Scotland to challenge men’s demand for prostitution and support those with experience of prostitution…

Votes

How Elena Whitham has voted in Parliament

Find out how Elena Whitham has voted recently.

Motion ref. S6M-07093.1

COP27 Outcomes

Submitted by: Colin Smyth, South Scotland, Scottish Labour. Date lodged: Monday, December 5, 2022

Supported by: Paul Sweeney
Current status: Taken in the Chamber on Tuesday, December 6, 2022

Result 56 for, 66 against, 0 abstained, 7 no vote

MSP voted against

Vote Defeated

Motion ref. S6M-07093.2

COP27 Outcomes

Submitted by: Liam Kerr, North East Scotland, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party. Date lodged: Monday, December 5, 2022

Current status: Taken in the Chamber on Tuesday, December 6, 2022

Result 31 for, 90 against, 0 abstained, 8 no vote

MSP voted against

Vote Defeated

Motion ref. S6M-07093

COP27 Outcomes

Submitted by: Màiri McAllan, Clydesdale, Scottish National Party. Date lodged: Monday, December 5, 2022

Supported by: Jenny Gilruth, Richard Lochhead, Michael Matheson, Lorna Slater
Current status: Taken in the Chamber on Tuesday, December 6, 2022

Result 92 for, 30 against, 0 abstained, 7 no vote

MSP voted for

Vote Passed

Motion ref. S6M-07002.1

Recognising the Vital Role Men Must Play in Challenging and Eradicating Violence Against Women and Girls

Submitted by: Pauline McNeill, Glasgow, Scottish Labour. Date lodged: Tuesday, November 29, 2022

Supported by: Paul Sweeney
Current status: Taken in the Chamber on Wednesday, November 30, 2022

Result 50 for, 68 against, 0 abstained, 11 no vote

MSP voted against

Vote Defeated

Motion ref. S6M-07002.2

Recognising the Vital Role Men Must Play in Challenging and Eradicating Violence Against Women and Girls

Submitted by: Pam Gosal, West Scotland, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party. Date lodged: Tuesday, November 29, 2022

Supported by: Douglas Lumsden
Current status: Taken in the Chamber on Wednesday, November 30, 2022

Result 48 for, 66 against, 0 abstained, 15 no vote

MSP voted against

Vote Defeated

Motions

Questions

Questions Elena Whitham has asked

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

Question ref. S6O-01520

Asked by: Whitham, Elena, Carrick, Cumnock and Doon Valley, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 2 November 2022

Awaiting answer

Question ref. S6O-01478

Asked by: Whitham, Elena, Carrick, Cumnock and Doon Valley, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 26 October 2022

"To ask the Scottish Government whether it will provide an update on how it is working with colleagues in local government, as part of its Covid Recovery Strategy, to support Carrick, Cumnock and Doon Valley’s recovery from COVID-19."

Taken in the Chamber on 2 November 2022

Question ref. S6O-01447

Asked by: Whitham, Elena, Carrick, Cumnock and Doon Valley, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 19 October 2022

"To ask the Scottish Government whether it will provide an update on any discussions with the UK Government, in light of the concerns raised with the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy regarding the Retained EU Law (Revocation and Reform) Bill."

Taken in the Chamber on 26 October 2022

Question ref. S6W-11481

Asked by: Whitham, Elena, Carrick, Cumnock and Doon Valley, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 10 October 2022

"To ask the Scottish Government what further support it will provide to low income families this winter."

Answered by Shona Robison on 10 October 2022

Question ref. S6O-01412

Asked by: Whitham, Elena, Carrick, Cumnock and Doon Valley, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 28 September 2022

"To ask the Scottish Government what assessment it has carried out of the impact on farmers in Scotland of the UK Government’s energy price cap."

Taken in the Chamber on 5 October 2022

Question ref. S6W-09327

Asked by: Whitham, Elena, Carrick, Cumnock and Doon Valley, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 24 June 2022

"To ask the Scottish Government whether it can provide an update on the uptake to date of the Young Persons’ (Under 22s) Free Bus Travel, and what assessment it has made of the impact of the scheme on children in households on the lowest incomes and their ability to access opportunities."

Answered by Jenny Gilruth on 18 July 2022

Question ref. S6O-01251

Asked by: Whitham, Elena, Carrick, Cumnock and Doon Valley, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 9 June 2022

"To ask the Scottish Parliamentary Corporate Body whether an assessment has been made of the chairs in the MSP block for use by members and staff, in relation to occupational health and the latest standards."

Awaiting answer

Question ref. S6W-08239

Asked by: Whitham, Elena, Carrick, Cumnock and Doon Valley, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 28 April 2022

"To ask the Scottish Government how much it (a) has spent on funding Discretionary Housing Payments (DHPs) in each year for which it has been responsible for doing so and (b) estimates it will spend on funding DHPs in the current financial year, all broken down by how much was in relation to (i) the removal of the spare room subsidy and (ii) other…

Answered by Shona Robison on 11 May 2022

Question ref. S6W-08184

Asked by: Whitham, Elena, Carrick, Cumnock and Doon Valley, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 22 April 2022

"To ask the Scottish Government what consideration it has given to making food security impact assessments an immediate requirement for any application for largescale forestry expansion on productive agricultural land, in order to ensure that all productive land can be prioritised for food production rather than carbon offsetting by non-agricultural…

Answered by Mairi McAllan on 9 May 2022

Question ref. S6W-08185

Asked by: Whitham, Elena, Carrick, Cumnock and Doon Valley, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 22 April 2022

"To ask the Scottish Government what consideration it has given to implementing a rapid food production impact assessment of all existing and new legislation and policy affecting agricultural land use and practice, in order to avoid any undermining of the potential for, or increases to the costs of, food production."

Answered by Mairi Gougeon on 5 May 2022

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