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Members of the Scottish Parliament (MSPs)

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Karen Adam

Scottish National Party

MSP for Banffshire and Buchan Coast (Constituency) 2021 - present day

About Karen Adam

Contact details

Contact online

Post-d: @KarenAdamMSP

Facebook: Karen's facebook

Contact at the Scottish Parliament

The Scottish Parliament
Edinburgh
EH99 1SP

Phone: 0131 348 6811
Text relay calls welcome.

Contact at local office

20 Chapel Street
Peterhead
AB42 1TL

Phone: 07826548813
Text relay calls welcome.

Committees

Cross-party groups

Karen is not a member of any cross-party groups

Parliamentary and Government Roles

Karen does not have any parliamentary or government roles

Party Roles

Karen does not have any party roles

Previous roles

Karen had 1 previous role

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

17 June 2021 - 01 February 2023

Rural Affairs Islands and Natural Environment Committee

Member

Register of interests

Karen'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 Karen Adam 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: 2 February 2023

Pupil Support Assistants (Recruitment)

Karen Adam (Banffshire and Buchan Coast) (SNP): "Will the cabinet secretary set out the Scottish Government’s commitment to increase classroom assistant numbers?"

Chamber meeting date: 1 February 2023

Heart Month 2023

Karen Adam (Banffshire and Buchan Coast) (SNP): "I, too, congratulate Paul McLennan on securing this important members’ business debate. The subject is incredibly close to my heart, if members will excuse the pun, and the reason is my mother—my ma, Violet. She was an incredible woman…

Equalities, Human Rights and Civil Justice Committee meeting date: 31 January 2023

Budget Scrutiny 2023-24

Karen Adam (Banffshire and Buchan Coast) (SNP): "Good morning, minister, and thank you for the evidence thus far. I have often thought that fiscal management can be a bit dry and boring, but this is really not boring…

Rural Affairs, Islands and Natural Environment Committee meeting date: 25 January 2023

Genetic Technology (Precision Breeding) Bill

Karen Adam (Banffshire and Buchan Coast) (SNP): "Good morning, minister. I had a question about the EU, which you have answered quite comprehensively. Where else do you see the powers of clause 42 being used?"

Equalities, Human Rights and Civil Justice Committee meeting date: 24 January 2023

Budget Scrutiny 2023-24

Karen Adam (Banffshire and Buchan Coast) (SNP): "I thank the witnesses for their evidence, which has been really informative. Angela O’Hagan spoke about making budgeting more accessible to people. She has made it more accessible to me, so I appreciate that. Your evidence has been really helpful…

Votes

How Karen Adam has voted in Parliament

Find out how Karen Adam has voted recently.

Motion ref. S6M-07727

Budget (Scotland) (No. 2) Bill

Submitted by: John Swinney, Perthshire North, Scottish National Party. Date lodged: Tuesday, January 31, 2023

Supported by: George Adam, Tom Arthur, Richard Lochhead, Ivan McKee, Lorna Slater, Nicola Sturgeon
Current status: Taken in the Chamber on Thursday, February 2, 2023

Result 68 for, 56 against, 0 abstained, 5 no vote

MSP voted for

Vote Passed

Motion ref. S6M-07710.2

Three Years On - Brexit and Workers’ Rights

Submitted by: Sarah Boyack, Lothian, Scottish Labour. Date lodged: Monday, January 30, 2023

Supported by: Paul Sweeney
Current status: Taken in the Chamber on Tuesday, January 31, 2023

Result 24 for, 96 against, 0 abstained, 9 no vote

MSP voted against

Vote Defeated

Motion ref. S6M-07710

Three Years On - Brexit and Workers’ Rights

Submitted by: Richard Lochhead, Moray, Scottish National Party. Date lodged: Monday, January 30, 2023

Supported by: Tom Arthur, Ivan McKee, John Swinney
Current status: Taken in the Chamber on Tuesday, January 31, 2023

Result 90 for, 30 against, 0 abstained, 9 no vote

MSP voted for

Vote Passed

Motion ref. S6M-07735.1

Business Programme

Submitted by: Stephen Kerr, Central Scotland, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party. Date lodged: Tuesday, January 31, 2023

Supported by: Finlay Carson, Sharon Dowey, Murdo Fraser, Jamie Greene, Jamie Halcro Johnston, Craig Hoy, Liam Kerr, Roz McCall, Liz Smith, Sue Webber
Current status: Taken in the Chamber on Tuesday, January 31, 2023

Result 54 for, 66 against, 0 abstained, 9 no vote

MSP voted against

Vote Defeated

Motion ref. S6M-07734.1

Revision to Business Programme

Submitted by: Russell Findlay, West Scotland, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party. Date lodged: Tuesday, January 31, 2023

Supported by: Alexander Burnett, Murdo Fraser, Meghan Gallacher, Pam Gosal, Rachael Hamilton, Craig Hoy, Stephen Kerr, Douglas Ross, Sue Webber, Tess White
Current status: Taken in the Chamber on Tuesday, January 31, 2023

Result 51 for, 67 against, 0 abstained, 11 no vote

MSP voted against

Vote Defeated

Motions

Questions

Questions Karen Adam has asked

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

Question ref. S6O-01696

Asked by: Adam, Karen, Banffshire and Buchan Coast, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 7 December 2022

"To ask the Scottish Government what consideration it is giving to reinstating rail services to the north east, in particular to Peterhead and Fraserburgh in the Banffshire and Buchan Coast constituency."

Taken in the Chamber on 15 December 2022

Question ref. S6W-12748

Asked by: Adam, Karen, Banffshire and Buchan Coast, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 29 November 2022

"To ask the Scottish Government, following the publication of the Blue Economy Vision for Scotland on 31 March 2022, whether it will provide an update on progress with Scotland’s blue economy approach."

Answered by Mairi Gougeon on 30 November 2022

Question ref. S6O-01444

Asked by: Adam, Karen, Banffshire and Buchan Coast, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 19 October 2022

"To ask the Scottish Government what its position is on whether the reported ongoing political instability within the UK Government impacts on the timing of its plans to ask the constitutional question of whether Scotland should be an independent country."

Taken in the Chamber on 26 October 2022

Question ref. S6W-11377

Asked by: Adam, Karen, Banffshire and Buchan Coast, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 5 October 2022

"To ask the Scottish Government whether it will provide an update on its commitment to publish a strategy for seafood."

Answered by Mairi Gougeon on 6 October 2022

Question ref. S6W-11066

Asked by: Adam, Karen, Banffshire and Buchan Coast, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 20 September 2022

"To ask the Scottish Government what action is being taken to encourage greater landings of key fish stocks into Scotland and maximise economic benefit to coastal communities from national marine resources."

Answered by Mairi Gougeon on 21 September 2022

Question ref. S6O-01369

Asked by: Adam, Karen, Banffshire and Buchan Coast, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 7 September 2022

Awaiting answer

Question ref. S6O-01185

Asked by: Adam, Karen, Banffshire and Buchan Coast, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 1 June 2022

"To ask the Scottish Government what policies and actions across government will support people in the Banffshire and Buchan Coast constituency to recover from the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic."

Taken in the Chamber on 8 June 2022

Question ref. S6O-01076

Asked by: Adam, Karen, Banffshire and Buchan Coast, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 4 May 2022

"To ask the Scottish Government what progress has been made with regard to supporting pupils with neurodiverse conditions."

Taken in the Chamber on 12 May 2022

Question ref. S6W-07370

Asked by: Adam, Karen, Banffshire and Buchan Coast, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 17 March 2022

"To ask the Scottish Government what information it has on the number of people aged 25 to 64 who have been educated at tertiary level in Scotland, and how this compares with (a) England and (b) Wales."

Answered by Jamie Hepburn on 31 March 2022

Question ref. S6W-07309

Asked by: Adam, Karen, Banffshire and Buchan Coast, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 17 March 2022

"To ask the Scottish Government what information it has on the most recent level of environmental protection spending per capita in Scotland, and how this compares with (a) England and (b) Wales."

Answered by Mairi McAllan on 29 March 2022

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