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Members of the Scottish Parliament (MSPs)

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Richard Leonard

Scottish Labour

MSP for Central Scotland (Region) 2016 - present day

About Richard Leonard

Contact details

Contact online

Contact at the Scottish Parliament

The Scottish Parliament
Edinburgh
EH99 1SP

Phone: 0131 348 6465
Text relay calls welcome.

Committees

Richard is a member of 1 committee

Cross-party groups

Parliamentary and Government Roles

Richard has 2 parliamentary and government roles

Conveners Group

Member

Scottish Commission For Public Audit

Member

Party Roles

Richard does not have any party roles

Previous roles

Richard has had 3 previous roles

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

17 June 2021 - 23 June 2021

Public Audit Committee

Member

28 June 2016 - 09 January 2018

Social Security Committee

Substitute Member

08 June 2016 - 23 November 2017

Economy Jobs and Fair Work Committee

Member

Register of interests

Richard'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 Richard Leonard. The date of their initial statement was 08 June 2021.

Remuneration and related undertaking

No registrable interests

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 am a member of Friends of the Earth Scotland.

I am a member of the Scottish Campaign for Nuclear Disarmament.

I am a member of the GMB Union.

I am Convenor of the PFA Scotland Parliamentary Interest Group. [Registered 11 November 2021]

I am a member of Unite the Union.

I am a member of the Co-operative Party.

I am a member of the Keir Hardie Society.

I am the Convener of the RMT Scottish Parliamentary Group. [Registered 22 June 2021]

Expenses incurred in the constituency campaign for the Scottish Parliament Election of 6 May 2021 were met by Airdrie and Shotts Constituency Labour Party (A&S CLP). To assist in this campaign A&S CLP received, from permissible sources, the following donations: £2,000 from Unite the Union, a trade union (of John Smith House, 145/165 West Regent Street, Glasgow G2 4RZ). £1,000 from CWU, a trade union (of 150 The Broadway, Wimbledon, SW19 1RX). £250 from ASLEF, a trade union (of 77 St John Street, Clerkenwell, London EC1M 4NN). £450 from UNISON Scotland a trade union (of 14 West Campbell Street, Glasgow G2 6RX). £100 from TSSA, a trade union (of 2nd floor, 17 Devonshire Square, London EC2M 4SQ). £500 from the RMT, a trade union (of Unity House. 39 Chalton Street. London NW1 1JD).

I am a member of the Scottish Labour History Society.

I am a member of the William Morris Society.

Recent Activity

What was said

What Richard Leonard 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 December 2021

Modal Shift (Rail Journeys)

3. Richard Leonard (Central Scotland) (Lab): "I remind members of my entry in the register of members’ interests. To ask the Scottish Government what steps it is taking to encourage a modal shift to increase train passenger numbers and journeys. (S6O-00482)"

Chamber meeting date: 2 December 2021

Modal Shift (Rail Journeys)

3. Richard Leonard (Central Scotland) (Lab): "I remind members of my entry in the register of members’ interests. To ask the Scottish Government what steps it is taking to encourage a modal shift to increase train passenger numbers and journeys. (S6O-00482)"

Chamber meeting date: 2 December 2021

Covid-19: Preparing for Winter and Priorities for Recovery

Richard Leonard (Central Scotland) (Lab): "It is a privilege to be the convener of the Public Audit Committee because it lies at the heart of parliamentary scrutiny and democratic accountability…

Public Audit Committee meeting date: 25 November 2021

Decision on Taking Business in Private

The Convener (Richard Leonard): "Good morning. I welcome everyone to the ninth meeting of the Public Audit Committee in the sixth session of the Parliament. Before we begin, I remind members, witnesses and members of staff that the Parliament’s social distancing rules are in force…

Public Audit Committee meeting date: 25 November 2021

“Community empowerment: Covid-19 update”

The Convener: "The principal item on our agenda this morning is to consider community empowerment during Covid-19…

Votes

How Richard Leonard has voted in Parliament

Find out how Richard Leonard has voted recently.

Motion ref. S6M-02326

Action on Active Ventilation in Schools

Submitted by: Michael Marra, North East Scotland, Scottish Labour. Date lodged: Monday, November 29, 2021

Supported by: Paul Sweeney, Martin Whitfield
Current status: Taken in the Chamber on Wednesday, December 1, 2021

Result 65 for, 54 against, 0 abstained, 10 no vote

MSP voted against

Vote Passed

Motion ref. S6M-02327.1

Protecting Patient Safety at the Queen Elizabeth University Hospital

Submitted by: Douglas Ross, Highlands and Islands, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party. Date lodged: Tuesday, November 30, 2021

Supported by: Rachael Hamilton, Douglas Lumsden
Current status: Taken in the Chamber on Wednesday, December 1, 2021

Result 54 for, 64 against, 0 abstained, 11 no vote

MSP voted for

Vote Defeated

Motion ref. S6M-02326.1

Action on Active Ventilation in Schools

Submitted by: Shirley-Anne Somerville, Dunfermline, Scottish National Party. Date lodged: Tuesday, November 30, 2021

Supported by: Clare Haughey, Jamie Hepburn
Current status: Taken in the Chamber on Wednesday, December 1, 2021

Result 65 for, 54 against, 0 abstained, 10 no vote

MSP voted against

Vote Passed

Motion ref. S6M-02327.2

Protecting Patient Safety at the Queen Elizabeth University Hospital

Submitted by: Humza Yousaf, Glasgow Pollok, Scottish National Party. Date lodged: Tuesday, November 30, 2021

Supported by: Kevin Stewart, Maree Todd
Current status: Taken in the Chamber on Wednesday, December 1, 2021

Result 64 for, 54 against, 0 abstained, 11 no vote

MSP voted against

Vote Passed

Motion ref. S6M-02327

Protecting Patient Safety at the Queen Elizabeth University Hospital

Submitted by: Anas Sarwar, Glasgow, Scottish Labour. Date lodged: Monday, November 29, 2021

Supported by: Jackie Baillie, Carol Mochan, Paul O'Kane, Paul Sweeney
Current status: Taken in the Chamber on Wednesday, December 1, 2021

Result 64 for, 55 against, 0 abstained, 10 no vote

MSP voted against

Vote Passed

Motions

Written questions

Written questions Richard Leonard 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-04564

Asked by: Leonard, Richard, Central Scotland, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 22 November 2021

"To ask the Scottish Government what steps it is taking to ensure that workers in the ferry industry are trained to (a) operate and (b) re-fuel hydrogen-powered ferries."

Awaiting answer

Question ref. S6W-04568

Asked by: Leonard, Richard, Central Scotland, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 22 November 2021

"To ask the Scottish Government whether it plans to introduce Just Transition conditions as part of the ScotWind Leasing process."

Awaiting answer

Question ref. S6W-04566

Asked by: Leonard, Richard, Central Scotland, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 22 November 2021

"To ask the Scottish Government when it expects to announce the outcome of the current round of ScotWind Leasing for offshore wind farms."

Awaiting answer

Question ref. S6W-04563

Asked by: Leonard, Richard, Central Scotland, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 22 November 2021

"To ask the Scottish Government what recent discussions it has had with Caledonian Maritime Assets Ltd (CMAL) regarding the procurement of hydrogen-powered ferries and infrastructure on publicly subsidised contracts for lifeline ferry services."

Awaiting answer

Question ref. S6W-04565

Asked by: Leonard, Richard, Central Scotland, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 22 November 2021

"To ask the Scottish Government whether it will ensure that recognised trade unions in the ferry industry are fully consulted over the design of ferries that Caledonian Maritime Assets Ltd (CMAL) will procure in line with the Infrastructure Investment Plan."

Awaiting answer

Question ref. S6W-04567

Asked by: Leonard, Richard, Central Scotland, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 22 November 2021

"To ask the Scottish Government whether it plans to publish the Supply Chain Development Statements submitted by developers as part of the current round of ScotWind Leasing."

Awaiting answer

Question ref. S6W-03823

Asked by: Leonard, Richard, Central Scotland, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 19 October 2021

"To ask the Scottish Government what discussions it has had with Caledonian Maritime Assets Ltd (CMAL) regarding tendering of the contract for new ferries for the Isles of Islay and Jura, and on which dates (a) Ministers and (b) Transport Scotland officials have met CMAL officials to discuss the tendering process for this contract since 1 January…

Answered by: Graeme Dey on 16 November 2021

Question ref. S6W-03826

Asked by: Leonard, Richard, Central Scotland, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 19 October 2021

"To ask the Scottish Government what estimate it has made of the number of jobs that will be supported by the Caledonian Maritime Assets Ltd (CMAL) contract for two new ferries for the Isle of Islay."

Answered by: Graeme Dey on 16 November 2021

Question ref. S6W-04026

Asked by: Leonard, Richard, Central Scotland, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 1 November 2021

"To ask the Scottish Government what measures have been taken to ensure that the contracts to install and maintain electric vehicle charging stations maximise Scotland’s economic, social, and environmental wellbeing."

Answered by: Graeme Dey on 15 November 2021

Question ref. S6W-03991

Asked by: Leonard, Richard, Central Scotland, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 26 October 2021

"To ask the Scottish Government whether it will provide an update on any progress that has been made towards retaining skilled rail infrastructure workers in Scotland."

Answered by: Graeme Dey on 15 November 2021

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