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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: 2 February 2023

Cost of Living Crisis

6. Monica Lennon (Central Scotland) (Lab): "To ask the First Minister what the Scottish Government’s response is to research commissioned by Citizens Advice Scotland, which reportedly found that people are struggling to afford everyday goods, including period and hygiene products, and the energy costs associated with showering, bathing and laundry, due to the cost of living crisis.…

Chamber meeting date: 2 February 2023

Budget (Scotland) (No 2) Bill: Stage 1

Monica Lennon (Central Scotland) (Lab): "I have just come from an event with the rail unions that was well attended by MSPs and was about getting the right investment in rail…

Net Zero, Energy and Transport Committee meeting date: 24 January 2023

Energy Bill

Monica Lennon (Central Scotland) (Lab): "Good morning. I want to ask about the offshore wind environmental improvement package, which has been mentioned a couple of times…

Chamber meeting date: 19 January 2023

Carbon Neutral Islands Project

Monica Lennon (Central Scotland) (Lab): "I welcome the opportunity to take part in the debate. I have enjoyed listening to the speeches of colleagues from right across the chamber…

Chamber meeting date: 18 January 2023

National Health Service and Social Care

Monica Lennon (Central Scotland) (Lab): "Will the cabinet secretary take an intervention?"

Votes

How Monica Lennon has voted in Parliament

Find out how Monica Lennon has voted recently.

Motion ref. S6M-07727

Budget (Scotland) (No. 2) Bill

Submitted by: John Swinney, Perthshire North, Scottish National Party. Date lodged: Tuesday, January 31, 2023

Supported by: George Adam, Tom Arthur, Richard Lochhead, Ivan McKee, Lorna Slater, Nicola Sturgeon
Current status: Taken in the Chamber on Thursday, February 2, 2023

Result 68 for, 56 against, 0 abstained, 5 no vote

MSP voted against

Vote Passed

Motion ref. S6M-07710.2

Three Years On - Brexit and Workers’ Rights

Submitted by: Sarah Boyack, Lothian, Scottish Labour. Date lodged: Monday, January 30, 2023

Supported by: Paul Sweeney
Current status: Taken in the Chamber on Tuesday, January 31, 2023

Result 24 for, 96 against, 0 abstained, 9 no vote

MSP voted for

Vote Defeated

Motion ref. S6M-07710

Three Years On - Brexit and Workers’ Rights

Submitted by: Richard Lochhead, Moray, Scottish National Party. Date lodged: Monday, January 30, 2023

Supported by: Tom Arthur, Ivan McKee, John Swinney
Current status: Taken in the Chamber on Tuesday, January 31, 2023

Result 90 for, 30 against, 0 abstained, 9 no vote

MSP voted for

Vote Passed

Motion ref. S6M-07734.1

Revision to Business Programme

Submitted by: Russell Findlay, West Scotland, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party. Date lodged: Tuesday, January 31, 2023

Supported by: Alexander Burnett, Murdo Fraser, Meghan Gallacher, Pam Gosal, Rachael Hamilton, Craig Hoy, Stephen Kerr, Douglas Ross, Sue Webber, Tess White
Current status: Taken in the Chamber on Tuesday, January 31, 2023

Result 51 for, 67 against, 0 abstained, 11 no vote

MSP voted for

Vote Defeated

Motion ref. S6M-07735.1

Business Programme

Submitted by: Stephen Kerr, Central Scotland, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party. Date lodged: Tuesday, January 31, 2023

Supported by: Finlay Carson, Sharon Dowey, Murdo Fraser, Jamie Greene, Jamie Halcro Johnston, Craig Hoy, Liam Kerr, Roz McCall, Liz Smith, Sue Webber
Current status: Taken in the Chamber on Tuesday, January 31, 2023

Result 54 for, 66 against, 0 abstained, 9 no 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-14604

Asked by: Lennon, Monica, Central Scotland, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 2 February 2023

"To ask the Scottish Government how schools can access free safety gloves, clothing and litter pickers to help keep children safe when participating in litter picks."

Answer expected on 2 March 2023

Question ref. S6W-14575

Asked by: Lennon, Monica, Central Scotland, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 2 February 2023

"To ask the Scottish Government whether it can provide an update regarding the selection process for the chairs of the short-life working groups tasked with implementation of the delivery of the framework for pain management service delivery."

Answer expected on 2 March 2023

Question ref. S6W-14061

Asked by: Lennon, Monica, Central Scotland, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 23 January 2023

"To ask the Scottish Government what its response is to reports that the Maria Mallaband Care Group is currently in over 50 individual disputes with trade union members, in relation to the company allegedly not utilising correctly the social care staff support fund, and unlawful deduction of wages."

Answered by Kevin Stewart on 31 January 2023

Question ref. S6W-14057

Asked by: Lennon, Monica, Central Scotland, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 23 January 2023

"To ask the Scottish Government how many publicly-funded Maria Mallaband Care Group care homes there are in Scotland, and how much funding it has given to each of these in each of the last three years."

Answered by Kevin Stewart on 31 January 2023

Question ref. S6W-14047

Asked by: Lennon, Monica, Central Scotland, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 18 January 2023

"To ask the Scottish Government what its response is to a recent Health Foundation report highlighting an increase in avoidable deaths in women in the most deprived areas, and what action it plans to take to support women living in poverty."

Answered by Maree Todd on 31 January 2023

Question ref. S6F-01770

Asked by: Lennon, Monica, Central Scotland, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 30 January 2023

"To ask the First Minister what the Scottish Government's response is to research commissioned by Citizens Advice Scotland, reportedly finding that people are struggling to afford everyday goods, including period and hygiene products, and the energy costs associated with showering, bathing, and laundry, due to the cost of living crisis."

Taken in the Chamber on 2 February 2023

Question ref. S6W-14059

Asked by: Lennon, Monica, Central Scotland, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 18 January 2023

"To ask the Scottish Government whether it will provide details of use of the social care staff support fund by private social care providers, including the amount (a) of funds claimed and (b) paid out to social care staff."

Answered by Kevin Stewart on 27 January 2023

Question ref. S6W-14060

Asked by: Lennon, Monica, Central Scotland, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 18 January 2023

"To ask the Scottish Government what sanctions are in place if a private social care provider fails to use its social care staff support fund correctly."

Answered by Kevin Stewart on 27 January 2023

Question ref. S6W-14058

Asked by: Lennon, Monica, Central Scotland, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 18 January 2023

"To ask the Scottish Government how many private social care providers have utilised its social care staff support fund."

Answered by Kevin Stewart on 27 January 2023

Question ref. S6W-14327

Asked by: Lennon, Monica, Central Scotland, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 26 January 2023

"To ask the Scottish Government whether it will consider implementing a plan to research any possible link between chronic urinary tract infections and endometriosis as part of the Women's Health Plan, and what action it is taking to improve specialist appointment waiting times for those experiencing chronic urinary tract infections."

Answer expected on 9 February 2023

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