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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: 07826 548813
Text relay calls welcome.

Committees

Cross-party groups

Karen is a member of 9 cross-party groups

Cross-Party Group in the Scottish Parliament on Care Leavers

Member

Cross-Party Group in the Scottish Parliament on Children and Young People

Member

Cross-Party Group in the Scottish Parliament on Deafness

Member

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

Member

Cross-Party Group in the Scottish Parliament on Fisheries and Coastal Communities

Convener

Cross-Party Group in the Scottish Parliament on Heart and Circulatory Diseases

Co-Convener

Cross-Party Group in the Scottish Parliament on International Development

Deputy Convener

Cross-Party Group in the Scottish Parliament on LGBTI+

Member

Cross-Party Group in the Scottish Parliament on Tourism

Member

Parliamentary and Government Roles

Karen has 1 parliamentary and government role

Conveners Group

Convener

Party Roles

Karen does not have any party roles

Previous roles

Karen has had 3 previous roles

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

17 June 2021 - 20 February 2024

Equalities Human Rights and Civil Justice Committee

Member

01 February 2023 - 14 February 2024

Rural Affairs and Islands Committee

Member

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: 22 February 2024

Regulation of Legal Services (Scotland) Bill: Stage 1

Karen Adam (Banffshire and Buchan Coast) (SNP): "Before I begin, I thank Kaukab Stewart for her time as convener and congratulate her on her new role. I thank all those who provided evidence to the committee…

Chamber meeting date: 8 February 2024

Just Transition (Gender Equality)

4. Karen Adam (Banffshire and Buchan Coast) (SNP): "To ask the Scottish Government how it is embedding gender equality into its efforts to deliver a just transition. (S6O-03073)"

Chamber meeting date: 7 February 2024

Deafblindness

Karen Adam (Banffshire and Buchan Coast) (SNP): "I extend my thanks to Rona Mackay for bringing this incredibly important debate to the chamber, and I welcome people in the gallery…

Rural Affairs and Islands Committee meeting date: 7 February 2024

Wildlife Management and Muirburn (Scotland) Bill: Stage 2

Karen Adam (Banffshire and Buchan Coast) (SNP): "I welcome the opportunity to speak to my amendments 79 and 82…

Rural Affairs and Islands Committee meeting date: 31 January 2024

Agriculture and Rural Communities (Scotland) Bill: Stage 1

Karen Adam (Banffshire and Buchan Coast) (SNP): "The committee and I, as a constituency MSP, have seen some fantastic examples of diversification on farms, particularly in areas such as agri-tourism. That is often driven by the female force on the farms…

Votes

How Karen Adam has voted in Parliament

Find out how Karen Adam 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 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-03073

Asked by: Adam, Karen, Banffshire and Buchan Coast, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 31 January 2024

"To ask the Scottish Government how it is embedding gender equality into its efforts to deliver a just transition."

Taken in the Chamber on 8 February 2024

Question ref. S6W-25042

Asked by: Adam, Karen, Banffshire and Buchan Coast, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 30 January 2024

"To ask the Scottish Government, further to its consultation on proposals to close fishing for sandeel in Scottish waters, whether it will be implementing management measures for the sandeel fishery in Scottish waters."

Answered by Mairi Gougeon on 31 January 2024

Question ref. S6O-03021

Asked by: Adam, Karen, Banffshire and Buchan Coast, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 17 January 2024

"To ask the Scottish Government what it is doing to encourage consumers to support businesses in their communities by shopping locally."

Answered by Joe FitzPatrick on 25 January 2024

Question ref. S6O-02901

Asked by: Adam, Karen, Banffshire and Buchan Coast, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 13 December 2023

"To ask the Scottish Government how it engaged with fishing industry stakeholders as part of the annual fisheries negotiations."

Taken in the Chamber on 20 December 2023

Question ref. S6W-23481

Asked by: Adam, Karen, Banffshire and Buchan Coast, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 29 November 2023

"To ask the Scottish Government what it is doing to support people, businesses and communities to recover from Storm Babet."

Answered by Mairi McAllan on 30 November 2023

Question ref. S6O-02798

Asked by: Adam, Karen, Banffshire and Buchan Coast, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 22 November 2023

"To ask the Scottish Government how the proposals outlined in its latest Building a New Scotland paper, Our marine sector in an independent Scotland, will support Scotland's fisheries and coastal communities."

Taken in the Chamber on 29 November 2023

Question ref. S6W-23177

Asked by: Adam, Karen, Banffshire and Buchan Coast, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 20 November 2023

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

Answered by Jamie Hepburn on 21 November 2023

Question ref. S6O-02617

Asked by: Adam, Karen, Banffshire and Buchan Coast, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 18 October 2023

"To ask the Scottish Government, in light of the announcement by the First Minister that it will more than double investment in Scotland’s arts and culture over the next five years, how it is ensuring that rural communities benefit from current and future cultural investment."

Taken in the Chamber on 25 October 2023

Question ref. S6O-02526

Asked by: Adam, Karen, Banffshire and Buchan Coast, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 13 September 2023

"To ask the Scottish Government what assessment it has made of how its EU alignment policy could be impacted by potential EU expansion, in light of the remarks of the President of the European Commission in her State of the European Union address."

Taken in the Chamber on 20 September 2023

Question ref. S6O-02496

Asked by: Adam, Karen, Banffshire and Buchan Coast, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 6 September 2023

"To ask the Scottish Government, in light of the First Minister's commitment in the Programme for Government 2023-24 to publish a new delivery plan for mental health and wellbeing, what it is doing to improve pathways to diagnosis for neurodivergent children."

Taken in the Chamber on 13 September 2023

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