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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

X (previously known as Twitter): @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 a member of 1 committee

Cross-party groups

Elena is a member of 2 cross-party groups

Cross-Party Group in the Scottish Parliament on End of Life Choices

Member

Cross-Party Group in the Scottish Parliament on Food

Co-Convener

Parliamentary and Government Roles

Elena does not have any parliamentary or government roles

Party Roles

Elena does not have any party roles

Previous roles

Elena has had 8 previous roles

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

29 March 2023 - 06 February 2024

Minister for Drugs and Alcohol Policy

Scottish Government

03 November 2022 - 29 March 2023

Minister for Community Safety

Scottish Government

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

01 December 2021 - 24 January 2022

Standards Procedures and Public Appointments Committee

Member

22 June 2021 - 24 January 2022

Local Government Housing and Planning Committee

Deputy Convener

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: 22 May 2024

National Planning Framework (Impacts on Energy Policy)

6. Elena Whitham (Carrick, Cumnock and Doon Valley) (SNP): "To ask the Scottish Government what discussions the net zero secretary has had with ministerial colleagues regarding any plans to review any unintended impacts of the fourth national planning framework on energy policy. (S6O-03457)"

Chamber meeting date: 15 May 2024

Housing Emergency

Elena Whitham (Carrick, Cumnock and Doon Valley) (SNP): "Made a request to intervene."

Chamber meeting date: 8 May 2024

Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (Testing for Adults) (NHS Ayrshire and Arran)

5. Elena Whitham (Carrick, Cumnock and Doon Valley) (SNP): "To ask the Scottish Government what support it is providing to NHS Ayrshire and Arran to improve access to ADHD testing for adults. (S6O-03400)"

Chamber meeting date: 8 May 2024

Forestry and Land Scotland (Meetings)

Elena Whitham (Carrick, Cumnock and Doon Valley) (SNP): "Forestry and Land Scotland is a key institution in relation to Scotland’s land management…

Rural Affairs and Islands Committee meeting date: 8 May 2024

Agriculture and Rural Communities (Scotland) Bill: Stage 2

Elena Whitham (Carrick, Cumnock and Doon Valley) (SNP): "Amendment 22, in my name, will make it very clear that “the promotion and support of practices that protect and improve animal health and welfare” are core objectives of Scottish agricultural policy…

Votes

How Elena Whitham has voted in Parliament

Find out how Elena Whitham has voted recently.

Motion ref. S6 SP Bill 47 Amendment 2

Current status: Taken in the Chamber on Thursday, May 23, 2024

Result 28 for, 93 against, 0 abstained, 8 did not vote

MSP voted against

Vote Defeated

Motion ref. S6 SP Bill 47 Amendment 3

Current status: Taken in the Chamber on Thursday, May 23, 2024

Result 28 for, 93 against, 0 abstained, 8 did not vote

MSP voted against

Vote Defeated

Motion ref. S6 SP Bill 47 Amendment 7

Current status: Taken in the Chamber on Thursday, May 23, 2024

Result 28 for, 93 against, 0 abstained, 8 did not vote

MSP voted against

Vote Defeated

Motion ref. S6 SP Bill 47 Amendment 9

Current status: Taken in the Chamber on Thursday, May 23, 2024

Result 28 for, 93 against, 0 abstained, 8 did not vote

MSP voted against

Vote Defeated

Motion ref. S6 SP Bill 47 Amendment 6

Current status: Taken in the Chamber on Thursday, May 23, 2024

Result 33 for, 88 against, 0 abstained, 8 did not 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-03501

Asked by: Whitham, Elena, Carrick, Cumnock and Doon Valley, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 22 May 2024

"To ask the Scottish Government what funding it provided to East and South Ayrshire Councils in 2023-24 for Discretionary Housing Payments."

Taken in the Chamber on 30 May 2024

Question ref. S6O-03457

Asked by: Whitham, Elena, Carrick, Cumnock and Doon Valley, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 15 May 2024

"To ask the Scottish Government what discussions the net zero secretary has had with ministerial colleagues regarding any plans to review any unintended impacts of the fourth National Planning Framework on energy policy."

Taken in the Chamber on 22 May 2024

Question ref. S6W-27140

Asked by: Whitham, Elena, Carrick, Cumnock and Doon Valley, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 30 April 2024

"To ask the Scottish Government whether it will provide an update on any options that it is considering for restricting the advertising and promotion of alcohol and alcohol-branded products, following the consultation on restricting alcohol advertising and promotion, which was carried out between November 2022 and March 2023."

Answered by Christina McKelvie on 13 May 2024

Question ref. S6W-26935

Asked by: Whitham, Elena, Carrick, Cumnock and Doon Valley, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 19 April 2024

"To ask the Scottish Government what measures it is taking to address any long waiting times for applications to Social Security Scotland, in light of reports that nine children have died while waiting for an application for the Child Disability Payment to be processed."

Answered by Shirley-Anne Somerville on 2 May 2024

Question ref. S6W-26934

Asked by: Whitham, Elena, Carrick, Cumnock and Doon Valley, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 19 April 2024

"To ask the Scottish Government for what reason Social Security Scotland staff reportedly do not work to timelines or key performance indicators, and what its position is on whether key performance indicators would help to improve the organisation’s efficiency."

Answered by Shirley-Anne Somerville on 2 May 2024

Question ref. S6O-03400

Asked by: Whitham, Elena, Carrick, Cumnock and Doon Valley, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 1 May 2024

"To ask the Scottish Government what support it is providing to NHS Ayrshire and Arran to improve access to ADHD testing for adults."

Taken in the Chamber on 8 May 2024

Question ref. S6O-03310

Asked by: Whitham, Elena, Carrick, Cumnock and Doon Valley, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 10 April 2024

"To ask the Scottish Government what discussions the housing minister has had with ministerial colleagues regarding any potential impact on rural community housing of its decision not to allow the use of fossil and biofuel heating systems in new-build construction."

Taken in the Chamber on 18 April 2024

Question ref. S6O-01520

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

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

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