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Members of the Scottish Parliament (MSPs)

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Meghan Gallacher

Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party

MSP for Central Scotland (Region) 2021 - present day

About Meghan Gallacher

Contact details

Contact online

Post-d: @MGallacherMSP

Facebook: Meghan's facebook

Contact at the Scottish Parliament

The Scottish Parliament
Edinburgh
EH99 1SP

Phone: 0131 348 5633
Text relay calls welcome.

Contact at local office

Room 35-36
Airdrie Business Centre
1 Chapel Lane
Airdrie
ML6 6GX

Committees

Meghan is a member of 1 committee

Cross-party groups

Parliamentary and Government Roles

Meghan does not have any parliamentary or government roles

Party Roles

Meghan has 3 party roles

Deputy Party Leader

Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party

Deputy Party Spokesperson on Children

Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party

Deputy Party Spokesperson on Young People

Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party

Previous roles

Meghan had 1 previous role

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

17 June 2021 - 31 March 2022

Local Government Housing and Planning Committee

Member

Register of interests

Meghan'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.

Here is the register for Meghan Gallacher. The date of their initial statement was 02 June 2021.

Remuneration and related undertaking

I was a Councillor with North Lanarkshire Council (of (of Civic Centre, Windmillhill Street, Motherwell, ML1 1AB) and was the Convener of the Audit and Scrutiny Panel between 2017 and 2021. I received between £30,001 and £35,000 per annum, which decreased, from 17 June 2021, to between £15,001 and £20,000 per annum and spent 16-20 hours per week in the role. [Amended interest 5 May 2022]

Gifts

No registrable interests.

Overseas visits

No registrable interests.

Controlled transactions

No registrable interests.

Heritable property

No registrable interests.

Interest in shares

No registrable interests.

Voluntary

I received on bottle of whisky from the Scotch Whisky Association, the nominal value for the COP26 Limited Edition Blended Scotch Whisky to be £30, although it is not for commercial sale. [Registered 20 December 2021]

I am a member of Women to Win.

I was the Chair of the Scottish Conservative Councillor's Association. [Amended interest 5 May 2022]

I am a volunteer befriender in Motherwell.

I am a member of North Lanarkshire Conservative and Unionist Association.

I am a member of the Conservative Women's Association.

I am a co-opted member of the European Young Conservatives.

Recent Activity

What was said

What Meghan Gallacher 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: 23 June 2022

Violence in Schools

5. Meghan Gallacher (Central Scotland) (Con): "To ask the Scottish Government how it plans to address the reported increase in incidents of violence in schools. (S6O-01272)"

Chamber meeting date: 15 June 2022

Health and Wellbeing of Children and Young People

Meghan Gallacher (Central Scotland) (Con): "I am very grateful for the opportunity to speak in this important committee debate. I offer my apologies, because I will need to leave the chamber before the conclusion of this afternoon’s debate…

Chamber meeting date: 15 June 2022

Protection of War Memorials

Meghan Gallacher (Central Scotland) (Con): "I am really pleased to bring to the chamber my first members’ business debate, on better protection for Scotland’s war memorials…

Chamber meeting date: 14 June 2022

Nursery Staff Recruitment Targets

1. Meghan Gallacher (Central Scotland) (Con): "To ask the Scottish Government whether it will provide an update on its nursery recruitment targets. (S6T-00781)"

Chamber meeting date: 14 June 2022

Education Reform Update

Meghan Gallacher (Central Scotland) (Con): "That was another education statement, with a lot of words but no direct action. We have commitments from the cabinet secretary today that will create greater levels of bureaucracy, but we have yet to see any meaningful change…

Votes

How Meghan Gallacher has voted in Parliament

Find out how Meghan Gallacher has voted recently.

Motion ref. S6M-05235.3

Northern Ireland Protocol Bill

Submitted by: Sarah Boyack, Lothian, Scottish Labour. Date lodged: Tuesday, June 28, 2022

Current status: Taken in the Chamber on Wednesday, June 29, 2022

Result 85 for, 25 against, 0 abstained, 19 no vote

MSP not voted

Vote Passed

Motion ref. S6M-05254

Business Programme

Submitted by: George Adam, Paisley, Scottish National Party. Date lodged: Tuesday, June 28, 2022

Current status: Taken in the Chamber on Wednesday, June 29, 2022

Result 63 for, 47 against, 0 abstained, 19 no vote

MSP not voted

Vote Passed

Motion ref. S6M-05254.1

Business Programme

Submitted by: Stephen Kerr, Central Scotland, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party. Date lodged: Wednesday, June 29, 2022

Supported by: Jeremy Balfour, Miles Briggs, Alexander Burnett, Donald Cameron, Jackson Carlaw, Finlay Carson, Sharon Dowey, Russell Findlay, Murdo Fraser, Meghan Gallacher, Maurice Golden, Pam Gosal, Jamie Greene, Dr. Sandesh Gulhane, Jamie Halcro Johnston, Rachael Hamilton, Craig Hoy, Liam Kerr, Dean Lockhart, Douglas Lumsden, Edward Mountain, Oliver Mundell, Douglas Ross, Graham Simpson, Liz Smith, Alexander Stewart, Sue Webber, Annie Wells, Tess White, Brian Whittle
Current status: Taken in the Chamber on Wednesday, June 29, 2022

Result 47 for, 63 against, 0 abstained, 19 no vote

MSP not voted

Vote Defeated

Motion ref. S6M-05154

Fireworks and Pyrotechnic Articles (Scotland) Bill

Submitted by: Ash Regan, Edinburgh Eastern, Scottish National Party. Date lodged: Tuesday, June 21, 2022

Supported by: Keith Brown
Current status: Taken in the Chamber on Wednesday, June 29, 2022

Result 84 for, 0 against, 25 abstained, 20 no vote

MSP not voted

Vote Passed

Motion ref. S6M-05235.2

Northern Ireland Protocol Bill

Submitted by: Donald Cameron, Highlands and Islands, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party. Date lodged: Tuesday, June 28, 2022

Current status: Taken in the Chamber on Wednesday, June 29, 2022

Result 25 for, 85 against, 0 abstained, 19 no vote

MSP not voted

Vote Defeated

Motions

Written questions

Written questions Meghan Gallacher has submitted in Parliament

These are the questions that this MSP has asked the Scottish Government about its work. It also includes any answer to these questions.

Question ref. S6W-08727

Asked by: Gallacher, Meghan, Central Scotland, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Date Lodged: 26 May 2022

"To ask the Scottish Government what plans it has to define and promote best practice in Invasive Non-native Species (INNS) biosecurity, eradication and long-term control."

Awaiting answer

Question ref. S6W-08155

Asked by: Gallacher, Meghan, Central Scotland, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Date Lodged: 22 April 2022

"To ask the Scottish Government whether it will commit to undertaking a review of adoption services in Scotland."

Answered by: Clare Haughey on 9 May 2022

Question ref. S6W-07573

Asked by: Gallacher, Meghan, Central Scotland, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Date Lodged: 4 April 2022

"To ask the Scottish Government what its position is on how self-declaration, in the context of the Gender Recognition Reform (Scotland) Bill, may affect sex discrimination cases."

Answered by: Shona Robison on 5 May 2022

Question ref. S6W-07574

Asked by: Gallacher, Meghan, Central Scotland, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Date Lodged: 4 April 2022

"To ask the Scottish Government how a false declaration will be demonstrated, in the context of the Gender Recognition Reform (Scotland) Bill."

Answered by: Shona Robison on 4 May 2022

Question ref. S6W-07572

Asked by: Gallacher, Meghan, Central Scotland, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Date Lodged: 4 April 2022

"To ask the Scottish Government how it will monitor the impact of self-declaration, in the context of the Gender Recognition Reform (Scotland) Bill."

Answered by: Shona Robison on 4 May 2022

Question ref. S6W-07571

Asked by: Gallacher, Meghan, Central Scotland, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Date Lodged: 4 April 2022

"To ask the Scottish Government what is meant by living in the acquired gender, in the context of the Gender Recognition Reform (Scotland) Bill."

Answered by: Shona Robison on 4 May 2022

Question ref. S6W-07494

Asked by: Gallacher, Meghan, Central Scotland, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Date Lodged: 18 March 2022

"To ask the Scottish Government what steps it is taking to increase access to regular pacemaker check-ups that may have been missed due to restrictions during the COVID-19 pandemic."

Answered by: Humza Yousaf on 8 April 2022

Question ref. S6W-07618

Asked by: Gallacher, Meghan, Central Scotland, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Date Lodged: 29 March 2022

"To ask the Scottish Government what it is doing to ensure that there are enough invigilators for examinations, in light of reports of increasing numbers of staff absences due to COVID-19."

Awaiting answer

Question ref. S6W-07623

Asked by: Gallacher, Meghan, Central Scotland, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Date Lodged: 29 March 2022

"To ask the Scottish Government (a) whether and (b) how any impact on the routine vaccination programme in NHS boards that (i) have had code black status declared and (ii) are in more rural areas has been different from any impact in other NHS boards."

Awaiting answer

Question ref. S6W-07627

Asked by: Gallacher, Meghan, Central Scotland, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Date Lodged: 29 March 2022

"To ask the Scottish Government what contingencies have been put in place for online exam revision classes in the event of school staff absences and/or student illness due to COVID-19."

Awaiting answer

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