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Members of the Scottish Parliament (MSPs)

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Michelle Thomson

Scottish National Party

MSP for Falkirk East (Constituency) 2021 - present day

About Michelle Thomson

Contact details

Contact at the Scottish Parliament

The Scottish Parliament
Edinburgh
EH99 1SP

Phone: 0131 348 5082
Text relay calls welcome.

Contact at local office

Unit P
Newhouse Business Park
Grangemouth
FK3 8LL

Phone: 01324 357373
Text relay calls welcome.

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

Committees

Michelle is not a member of any committees

Cross-party groups

Michelle is a member of 11 cross-party groups

Cross-Party Group in the Scottish Parliament on Circular Economy

Member

Cross-Party Group in the Scottish Parliament on Europe

Co-Convener

Cross-Party Group in the Scottish Parliament on Germany

Member

Cross-Party Group in the Scottish Parliament on Life Sciences

Member

Cross-Party Group in the Scottish Parliament on Music

Convener

Cross-Party Group in the Scottish Parliament on Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency

Member

Cross-Party Group in the Scottish Parliament on Social Enterprise

Member

Cross-Party Group in the Scottish Parliament on St Andrew's Day

Convener

Cross-Party Group in the Scottish Parliament on USA

Deputy Convener

Cross-Party Group in the Scottish Parliament on Women in Enterprise

Convener

Cross-Party Group in the Scottish Parliament on Women, Families and Justice

Member

Parliamentary and Government Roles

Michelle does not have any parliamentary or government roles

Party Roles

Michelle does not have any party roles

Previous roles

Michelle had 1 previous role

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

17 June 2021 - 29 June 2023

Member

Register of interests

Michelle'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 Michelle Thomson 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

Best Start Grant (Falkirk East)

3. Michelle Thomson (Falkirk East) (SNP): "To ask the Scottish Government what work is under way to ensure that eligible families across Falkirk East, and the wider country, are aware of and can apply for the best start grant before the deadline of 29 February. (S6O-03104)"

Chamber meeting date: 22 February 2024

Grangemouth Oil Refinery

Michelle Thomson (Falkirk East) (SNP): "I thank the cabinet secretary for her statement. For a just transition to be successful, the community must feel that it is an integral part of the change…

Chamber meeting date: 22 February 2024

Regulation of Legal Services (Scotland) Bill: Stage 1

Michelle Thomson (Falkirk East) (SNP): "Does the member recognise the commentary that part of the reason why we ended up where we are is that previous attempts to change things resulted in quite a muddle…

Finance and Public Administration Committee meeting date: 20 February 2024

Budget Scrutiny 2024-25

Michelle Thomson (Falkirk East) (SNP): "Good morning, cabinet secretary. Thank you for joining us. Before I move on to my more substantive questions, I want to raise a couple of wee quick points, the first of which is about capital expenditure…

Chamber meeting date: 8 February 2024

Grangemouth Oil Refinery

Michelle Thomson (Falkirk East) (SNP): "I am pleased to speak in this important debate and I thank Stephen Kerr for his reflective comments. Let us hope that the debate continues to bring more light than heat…

Votes

How Michelle Thomson has voted in Parliament

Find out how Michelle Thomson 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 abstained

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 Michelle Thomson has asked

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

Question ref. S6W-25618

Asked by: Thomson, Michelle, Falkirk East, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 19 February 2024

"To ask the Scottish Government what its position is on the reported calls from the Scottish Retail Consortium and Scottish Tourism Alliance for a restoration of tax-free shopping for overseas visitors as a means of supporting Scotland’s retail and tourism sectors."

Answer expected on 4 March 2024

Question ref. S6O-03104

Asked by: Thomson, Michelle, Falkirk East, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 14 February 2024

"To ask the Scottish Government what work is underway to ensure that eligible families across Falkirk East, and the wider country, are aware of and can apply for the Best Start Grant before the deadline of 29 February."

Taken in the Chamber on 22 February 2024

Question ref. S6O-03070

Asked by: Thomson, Michelle, Falkirk East, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 31 January 2024

"To ask the Scottish Government what discussions it has had with the UK Government regarding what is required to unlock the full potential of Scotland's green economy."

Taken in the Chamber on 8 February 2024

Question ref. S6O-03050

Asked by: Thomson, Michelle, Falkirk East, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 24 January 2024

"To ask the Scottish Government what progress has been made, including through any funding to the National Autism Implementation Team, to help all NHS board areas establish adult neurodevelopmental pathways."

Taken in the Chamber on 1 February 2024

Question ref. S6F-02760

Asked by: Thomson, Michelle, Falkirk East, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 22 January 2024

"To ask the First Minister whether he will provide an update on the Scottish Government's latest engagement with the UK Government regarding the status of the Grangemouth refinery."

Taken in the Chamber on 25 January 2024

Question ref. S6O-02995

Asked by: Thomson, Michelle, Falkirk East, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 17 January 2024

"To ask the Scottish Government what its most recent assessment is of the potential impact of the Border Target Operating Model on rural affairs in Scotland."

Taken in the Chamber on 24 January 2024

Question ref. S6O-02726

Asked by: Thomson, Michelle, Falkirk East, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 8 November 2023

"To ask the Scottish Government what its position is on whether the plans for legal services regulation reform will meet the original objectives of the Roberton Review regarding consumer complaints."

Taken in the Chamber on 15 November 2023

Question ref. S6O-02705

Asked by: Thomson, Michelle, Falkirk East, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 1 November 2023

"To ask the Scottish Government how it will balance the rights of victims with the rights of the accused in the processes developed by the Children (Care and Justice) (Scotland) Bill."

Taken in the Chamber on 9 November 2023

Question ref. S6O-02657

Asked by: Thomson, Michelle, Falkirk East, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 25 October 2023

"To ask the Scottish Government how it monitors the overall effectiveness of financial memorandums."

Taken in the Chamber on 1 November 2023

Question ref. S6F-02433

Asked by: Thomson, Michelle, Falkirk East, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 2 October 2023

"To ask the First Minister what support the Scottish Government is providing to Creative Scotland."

Taken in the Chamber on 5 October 2023

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