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Members of the Scottish Parliament (MSPs)

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Monica Lennon

Scottish Labour

MSP for Central Scotland (Region) 2016 - present day

About Monica Lennon

Contact details

Contact online

Contact at the Scottish Parliament

The Scottish Parliament
Edinburgh
EH99 1SP

Phone: 0131 348 6484
Text relay calls welcome.

Committees

Cross-party groups

Monica is a member of 12 cross-party groups

Cross-Party Group in the Scottish Parliament on Chronic Pain

Co-Convener

Cross-Party Group in the Scottish Parliament on Circular Economy

Deputy Convener

Cross-Party Group in the Scottish Parliament on Construction

Convener

Cross-Party Group in the Scottish Parliament on Co-Operatives

Member

Cross-Party Group in the Scottish Parliament on Drug and Alcohol Misuse

Co-Convener

Cross-Party Group in the Scottish Parliament on Independent Convenience Stores

Member

Cross-Party Group in the Scottish Parliament on Lung Health

Member

Cross-Party Group in the Scottish Parliament on Medicinal Cannabis

Member

Cross-Party Group in the Scottish Parliament on Nature and Climate

Member

Cross-Party Group in the Scottish Parliament on Poverty

Member

Cross-Party Group in the Scottish Parliament on USA

Member

Cross-Party Group in the Scottish Parliament on Women's Health

Convener

Parliamentary and Government Roles

Monica does not have any parliamentary or government roles

Party Roles

Monica does not have any party roles

Previous roles

Monica has had 24 previous roles

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

31 May 2021 - 25 November 2021

Party Spokesperson on Net Zero

Scottish Labour

31 May 2021 - 25 November 2021

Party Spokesperson on Energy

Scottish Labour

31 May 2021 - 25 November 2021

Party Spokesperson on Transport

Scottish Labour

01 March 2021 - 04 May 2021

Party Spokesperson on Economy

Scottish Labour

01 March 2021 - 04 May 2021

Party Spokesperson on Fair Work

Scottish Labour

10 September 2019 - 04 May 2021

Health and Sport Committee

Substitute Member

09 January 2018 - 04 May 2021

Social Security Committee

Substitute Member

24 April 2020 - 04 May 2021

COVID19 Committee

Deputy Convener

04 October 2018 - 01 March 2021

Party Spokesperson on Health

Scottish Labour

16 November 2020 - 01 March 2021

Party Spokesperson on Social Care

Scottish Labour

04 October 2018 - 16 November 2020

Deputy Party Spokesperson on Sport

Scottish Labour

16 November 2020 - 16 November 2020

Deputy Party Spokesperson on Care

Scottish Labour

21 April 2020 - 24 April 2020

COVID19 Committee

Member

31 October 2019 - 15 November 2019

Solicitors in the Supreme Courts of Scotland Amendment Bill Committee

Member

10 January 2018 - 14 November 2018

Local Government and Communities Committee

Deputy Convener

19 December 2017 - 04 October 2018

Party Spokesperson on Communities

Scottish Labour

19 December 2017 - 04 October 2018

Party Spokesperson on Equalities

Scottish Labour

19 December 2017 - 04 October 2018

Party Spokesperson on Social Security

Scottish Labour

09 January 2018 - 10 January 2018

Local Government and Communities Committee

Member

29 September 2016 - 10 January 2018

Public Audit and Postlegislative Scrutiny Committee

Member

08 September 2016 - 09 January 2018

Delegated Powers and Law Reform Committee

Member

25 May 2016 - 19 December 2017

Deputy Party Spokesperson on Equal Opportunities

Scottish Labour

08 June 2016 - 29 September 2016

Public Audit Committee

Member

28 June 2016 - 08 September 2016

Delegated Powers and Law Reform Committee

Substitute Member

Register of interests

Monica'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 Monica Lennon 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: 18 April 2024

Skills Development Scotland (Budget)

4. Monica Lennon (Central Scotland) (Lab): "To ask the Scottish Government for what reason it reportedly delayed the approval of the budget for Skills Development Scotland, which, according to the National Union of Students Scotland and the National Society of Apprentices, led to unnecessary distress and disruption for thousands of apprentices. (S6O-03319)"

Net Zero, Energy and Transport Committee meeting date: 16 April 2024

Climate Change People’s Panel

Monica Lennon (Central Scotland) (Lab): "Hi, everyone; it is nice to see you again. I am an MSP for the Central Scotland region and a member of the committee. I live in Blantyre in South Lanarkshire."

Net Zero, Energy and Transport Committee meeting date: 26 March 2024

Natural Capital Finance

Monica Lennon (Central Scotland) (Lab): "I am eager to oblige, convener. I have a brief question for Olly Hughes. What percentage of tree planting that is carried out by the Gresham House fund in Scotland is native species?"

Chamber meeting date: 21 March 2024

School Transport Costs

7. Monica Lennon (Central Scotland) (Lab): "To ask the Scottish Government what support it can provide to any local authorities that are struggling to meet the rising costs associated with providing school transport, so that children and young people can travel to school in a safe, efficient and affordable manner. (S6O-03238)"

Chamber meeting date: 20 March 2024

Circular Economy (Scotland) Bill: Stage 1

Monica Lennon (Central Scotland) (Lab): "As a member of the Net Zero, Energy and Transport Committee, I am pleased to be speaking in the debate. I associate myself with the remarks of the committee’s convener, Edward Mountain…

Votes

How Monica Lennon has voted in Parliament

Find out how Monica Lennon has voted recently.

Motion ref. S6M-12882

Scottish Employment Injuries Advisory Council Bill

Submitted by: Mark Griffin, Central Scotland, Scottish Labour. Date lodged: Tuesday, April 16, 2024

Supported by: Paul Sweeney
Current status: Taken in the Chamber on Thursday, April 18, 2024

Result 20 for, 95 against, 0 abstained, 14 did not vote

MSP voted for

Vote Defeated

Motion ref. S6M-12867.1

Business Programme

Submitted by: Meghan Gallacher, Central Scotland, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party. Date lodged: Wednesday, April 17, 2024

Supported by: Jeremy Balfour, Alexander Burnett, Sharon Dowey, Tim Eagle, Russell Findlay, Pam Gosal, Jamie Halcro Johnston, Rachael Hamilton, Liam Kerr, Douglas Ross, Brian Whittle
Current status: Taken in the Chamber on Wednesday, April 17, 2024

Result 53 for, 60 against, 5 abstained, 11 did not vote

MSP voted for

Vote Defeated

Motion ref. S6M-12872

Approval of SSI

Submitted by: George Adam, Paisley, Scottish National Party. Date lodged: Tuesday, April 16, 2024

Current status: Taken in the Chamber on Wednesday, April 17, 2024

Result 88 for, 28 against, 0 abstained, 13 did not vote

MSP voted for

Vote Passed

Motion ref. S6M-12855

Repealing the Hate Crime Act

Submitted by: Russell Findlay, West Scotland, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party. Date lodged: Monday, April 15, 2024

Current status: Taken in the Chamber on Wednesday, April 17, 2024

Result 64 for, 29 against, 25 abstained, 11 did not vote

MSP abstained

Vote Passed

Motion ref. S6M-12855.4

Repealing the Hate Crime Act

Submitted by: Pauline McNeill, Glasgow, Scottish Labour. Date lodged: Tuesday, April 16, 2024

Supported by: Katy Clark
Current status: Taken in the Chamber on Wednesday, April 17, 2024

Result 20 for, 97 against, 1 abstained, 11 did not vote

MSP voted for

Vote Defeated

Motions

Questions

Questions Monica Lennon has asked

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

Question ref. S6W-26840

Asked by: Lennon, Monica, Central Scotland, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 15 April 2024

"To ask the Scottish Government what its response is to the findings and recommendations of LGBT Youth Scotland's Life in Scotland for LGBT Young People: Trans Report 2024."

Answer expected on 29 April 2024

Question ref. S6W-26501

Asked by: Lennon, Monica, Central Scotland, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 26 March 2024

"To ask the Scottish Government what action it is taking to protect people and properties, in light of SEPA's recently reported warning that around 400,000 homes are at major risk of flooding within 50 years due to climate change, which is an increase of 40%."

Answered by Mairi McAllan on 15 April 2024

Question ref. S6W-26220

Asked by: Lennon, Monica, Central Scotland, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 18 March 2024

"To ask the Scottish Government what potential impact the COVID-19 pandemic is predicted to have on alcohol (a) consumption, (b) hospitalisations and (c) deaths in Scotland over the next 10 years."

Answered by Christina McKelvie on 15 April 2024

Question ref. S6W-26218

Asked by: Lennon, Monica, Central Scotland, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 18 March 2024

"To ask the Scottish Government whether it will provide an update on what action it has taken to address alcohol harm since it was cited in the 2022-23 Scottish Budget as a public health emergency."

Answered by Christina McKelvie on 15 April 2024

Question ref. S6W-26219

Asked by: Lennon, Monica, Central Scotland, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 18 March 2024

"To ask the Scottish Government what impact the COVID-19 pandemic has had on alcohol (a) consumption, (b) hospitalisations and (c) deaths in Scotland."

Answered by Christina McKelvie on 15 April 2024

Question ref. S6W-26808

Asked by: Lennon, Monica, Central Scotland, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 12 April 2024

"To ask the Scottish Government for what reason it has reportedly excluded (a) Africa, (b) South America and (c) Oceania from the Offshore Wind Directorate's International Engagement Strategy's designated priority regions."

Answer expected on 13 May 2024

Question ref. S6W-26809

Asked by: Lennon, Monica, Central Scotland, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 12 April 2024

"To ask the Scottish Government, further to the answer to question S6W-23975 by Mairi McAllan on 18 January 2024, whether it can detail any work that it has undertaken in relation to exploring joining the Beyond Oil and Gas Alliance (BOGA) as a core member, and whether it will provide an update on its position on BOGA membership ahead of the…

Answer expected on 13 May 2024

Question ref. S6W-26803

Asked by: Lennon, Monica, Central Scotland, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 11 April 2024

"To ask the Scottish Government whether it can provide an update on its engagement with the UK Government regarding any implications for Scotland of the Harrington Review of Foreign Direct Investment."

Answer expected on 10 May 2024

Question ref. S6W-26830

Asked by: Lennon, Monica, Central Scotland, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 11 April 2024

"To ask the Scottish Government whether it can provide an update on Transport Scotland's work in potentially establishing motorway bus lanes around Glasgow."

Answer expected on 10 May 2024

Question ref. S6W-26806

Asked by: Lennon, Monica, Central Scotland, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 11 April 2024

"To ask the Scottish Government whether it can provide an update on its work in reviewing the Good Practice Principles for community benefits from onshore renewable energy developments."

Answer expected on 10 May 2024

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