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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 13 cross-party groups

Cross-Party Group in the Scottish Parliament on Chronic Pain

Deputy 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 Older People, Age and Ageing

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 14 previous roles

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

31 May 2021 - 25 November 2021

Party Spokesperson on Energy

Scottish Labour

31 May 2021 - 25 November 2021

Party Spokesperson on Transport

Scottish Labour

31 May 2021 - 25 November 2021

Party Spokesperson on Net Zero

Scottish Labour

09 January 2018 - 04 May 2021

Social Security Committee

Substitute Member

24 April 2020 - 04 May 2021

COVID19 Committee

Deputy Convener

10 September 2019 - 04 May 2021

Health and Sport Committee

Substitute Member

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

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

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: 29 September 2022

NHS Lanarkshire (Risk Level)

5. Monica Lennon (Central Scotland) (Lab): "To ask the Scottish Government what action it is taking to safeguard patients and staff within NHS Lanarkshire, in light of reports of the national health service board returning its risk level to code black. (S6O-01408)"

Chamber meeting date: 27 September 2022

Scotland’s Climate Week 2022

2. Monica Lennon (Central Scotland) (Lab): "To ask the Scottish Government what action it is taking to promote participation in Scotland’s climate week 2022, which runs from 26 September to 2 October. (S6T-00876)"

Chamber meeting date: 21 September 2022

Oil and Gas Exploration Licences

Monica Lennon (Central Scotland) (Lab): "The approach of the UK Government and the Scottish Conservatives is worrying and wrong-headed. What can the Scottish Government do to make sure that our planning system is robust and fit for purpose…

Chamber meeting date: 21 September 2022

Out-of-hours General Practitioner Services

Monica Lennon (Central Scotland) (Lab): "I will start by thanking Brian Whittle. When I bumped into him earlier today, he told me that this debate was happening. I was not due to speak as I have another event tonight…

Net Zero, Energy and Transport Committee meeting date: 20 September 2022

Role of Local Government in Delivering Net Zero

Monica Lennon (Central Scotland) (Lab): "I have a question on procurement, which has been mentioned already. I come back to the issue of capacity, which we often hear about in broad terms…

Votes

How Monica Lennon has voted in Parliament

Find out how Monica Lennon has voted recently.

Motion ref. S6M-06102

Excellence in Scottish Education

Submitted by: Shirley-Anne Somerville, Dunfermline, Scottish National Party. Date lodged: Tuesday, September 27, 2022

Supported by: Clare Haughey, Jamie Hepburn
Current status: Taken in the Chamber on Thursday, September 29, 2022

Result 65 for, 50 against, 0 abstained, 14 no vote

MSP voted against

Vote Passed

Motion ref. S6M-06073

Addressing NHS Waiting Times

Submitted by: Dr. Sandesh Gulhane, Glasgow, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party. Date lodged: Monday, September 26, 2022

Supported by: Sharon Dowey, Meghan Gallacher, Liam Kerr, Douglas Lumsden
Current status: Taken in the Chamber on Thursday, September 29, 2022

Result 65 for, 52 against, 0 abstained, 12 no vote

MSP voted against

Vote Passed

Motion ref. S6M-06102.3

Excellence in Scottish Education

Submitted by: Stephen Kerr, Central Scotland, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party. Date lodged: Wednesday, September 28, 2022

Current status: Taken in the Chamber on Thursday, September 29, 2022

Result 29 for, 64 against, 23 abstained, 13 no vote

MSP abstained

Vote Defeated

Motion ref. S6M-06102.1

Excellence in Scottish Education

Submitted by: Michael Marra, North East Scotland, Scottish Labour. Date lodged: Wednesday, September 28, 2022

Supported by: Paul Sweeney, Martin Whitfield
Current status: Taken in the Chamber on Thursday, September 29, 2022

Result 51 for, 65 against, 0 abstained, 13 no vote

MSP voted for

Vote Defeated

Motion ref. S6M-06071

Scottish Government Handling of Ferry Contracts

Submitted by: Graham Simpson, Central Scotland, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party. Date lodged: Monday, September 26, 2022

Supported by: Sharon Dowey, Liam Kerr
Current status: Taken in the Chamber on Thursday, September 29, 2022

Result 64 for, 53 against, 0 abstained, 12 no vote

MSP voted against

Vote Passed

Motions

Written questions

Written questions Monica Lennon 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-11222

Asked by: Lennon, Monica, Central Scotland, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 29 September 2022

"To ask the Scottish Government what actions are being taken to ensure that endometriosis diagnoses are not being delayed by a lack of in-person GP appointments."

Awaiting answer

Question ref. S6W-10671

Asked by: Lennon, Monica, Central Scotland, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 31 August 2022

"To ask the Scottish Government, further to Age Scotland's reported letter to the First Minister requesting urgent action to provide more financial support for older people and those on the lowest incomes to warm their homes, whether (a) direct, targeted home assessments of those on the lowest incomes will be carried out and (b) a significant…

Answered by: Christina McKelvie on 28 September 2022

Question ref. S6W-10674

Asked by: Lennon, Monica, Central Scotland, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 31 August 2022

"To ask the Scottish Government what its response is to reported warnings and advice from the Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents and the Scottish Fire and Rescue Service in relation to the risk of people using candles and naked flames in their homes because of unaffordable energy bills and the cost of living crisis."

Answered by: Ash Regan on 28 September 2022

Question ref. S6W-10680

Asked by: Lennon, Monica, Central Scotland, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 31 August 2022

"To ask the Scottish Government what its position is on private waste firms being used during periods of industrial action to collect and process waste normally managed by local authority workers."

Answered by: Lorna Slater on 28 September 2022

Question ref. S6W-11256

Asked by: Lennon, Monica, Central Scotland, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 27 September 2022

"To ask the Scottish Parliamentary Corporate Body whether it has a menstruation and menopause policy in place for its employees, such as menstrual leave."

Awaiting answer

Question ref. S6W-10591

Asked by: Lennon, Monica, Central Scotland, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 25 August 2022

"To ask the Scottish Government how many staff vacancies there currently are in pulmonary rehabilitation services."

Answered by: Humza Yousaf on 27 September 2022

Question ref. S6W-10592

Asked by: Lennon, Monica, Central Scotland, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 25 August 2022

"To ask the Scottish Government how many (a) domestic and (b) non-domestic students have worked in pulmonary rehabilitation services in each of the last five years."

Answered by: Humza Yousaf on 27 September 2022

Question ref. S6W-10588

Asked by: Lennon, Monica, Central Scotland, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 25 August 2022

"To ask the Scottish Government how many (a) domestic and (b) non-domestic students working in pulmonary rehabilitation services continue to practice after graduating."

Answered by: Humza Yousaf on 27 September 2022

Question ref. S6W-10590

Asked by: Lennon, Monica, Central Scotland, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 25 August 2022

"To ask the Scottish Government how many (a) full-time and (b) part-time NHS staff work in pulmonary rehabilitation services."

Answered by: Humza Yousaf on 27 September 2022

Question ref. S6W-10932

Asked by: Lennon, Monica, Central Scotland, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 7 September 2022

"To ask the Scottish Government what impact assessment it has undertaken regarding storm overflows and their impact on public health."

Answered by: Mairi McAllan on 26 September 2022

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