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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

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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

Richard is a member of 4 cross-party groups

Cross-Party Group in the Scottish Parliament on Industrial Communities

Member

Cross-Party Group in the Scottish Parliament on Nuclear Disarmament

Member

Cross-Party Group in the Scottish Parliament on Older People, Age and Ageing

Member

Cross-Party Group in the Scottish Parliament on WASPI

Member

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.

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 February 2023

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

Richard Leonard (Central Scotland) (Lab): "Tomorrow afternoon I will take part in a cross-party briefing from Jim Logue of North Lanarkshire Council, which has a projected £67 million budget deficit…

Chamber meeting date: 25 January 2023

Health Foundation Report (“Leave no one behind”)

8. Richard Leonard (Central Scotland) (Lab): "To ask the Scottish Government what its response is to the report, “Leave no one behind”, from the Health Foundation. (S6O-01819)"

Chamber meeting date: 19 January 2023

Fire Brigades Union DECON Campaign

Richard Leonard (Central Scotland) (Lab): "I thank Maggie Chapman for bringing the motion to Parliament, and I thank the Fire Brigades Union for supporting the critical, significant and groundbreaking research that has been carried out by Anna Stec and her team at the University of Central Lancashire. That there is a direct relationship between working-class occupations and life…

Public Audit Committee meeting date: 19 January 2023

Decision on Taking Business in Private

The Convener (Richard Leonard): "Good morning. I welcome everybody to the second meeting in 2023 of the Public Audit Committee. The first item on our agenda is consideration of taking agenda items 3 and 4 in private. Do we agree to take those items in private…

Public Audit Committee meeting date: 19 January 2023

Section 22 Report: “The 2021/22 audit of the Scottish Government Consolidated Accounts”

The Convener: "The principal item on our agenda is consideration of a section 22 report, “The 2021/22 audit of the Scottish Government Consolidated Accounts”…

Votes

How Richard Leonard has voted in Parliament

Find out how Richard Leonard 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-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

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

Motions

Questions

Questions Richard Leonard has asked

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

Question ref. S6O-01819

Asked by: Leonard, Richard, Central Scotland, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 18 January 2023

"To ask the Scottish Government what its response is to the report, Leave no one behind, from The Health Foundation."

Taken in the Chamber on 25 January 2023

Question ref. S6W-13226

Asked by: Leonard, Richard, Central Scotland, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 15 December 2022

"To ask the Scottish Government whether it has any plans to reduce the opening hours of any ScotRail ticket offices."

Answered by Jenny Gilruth on 13 January 2023

Question ref. S6W-13225

Asked by: Leonard, Richard, Central Scotland, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 15 December 2022

"To ask the Scottish Government whether it has any plans to close any ScotRail ticket offices."

Answered by Jenny Gilruth on 13 January 2023

Question ref. S6W-13227

Asked by: Leonard, Richard, Central Scotland, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 15 December 2022

"To ask the Scottish Government whether it has taken a decision regarding the future of ScotRail ticket office opening hours, following the schedule 17 consultation that was conducted by Abellio ScotRail in January 2022."

Answered by Jenny Gilruth on 13 January 2023

Question ref. S6O-01771

Asked by: Leonard, Richard, Central Scotland, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 21 December 2022

"To ask the Scottish Government when it expects the replacement booking system for CalMac to be fully operational."

Taken in the Chamber on 12 January 2023

Question ref. S6W-12913

Asked by: Leonard, Richard, Central Scotland, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 6 December 2022

"To ask the Scottish Government what recent discussions it has had with the UK Government regarding the restoration of roll-on, roll-off (a) passenger and (b) freight services between Rosyth and Zeebrugge."

Answered by Jenny Gilruth on 21 December 2022

Question ref. S6W-12911

Asked by: Leonard, Richard, Central Scotland, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 6 December 2022

"To ask the Scottish Government what recent assessment it has made of the impact that the restoration of roll-on, roll-off (a) passenger and (b) freight ferry services between Rosyth and Zeebrugge could have on employment in the (i) shipping, (ii) port and (iii) rail freight sectors of the Scottish economy."

Answered by Jenny Gilruth on 20 December 2022

Question ref. S6W-12915

Asked by: Leonard, Richard, Central Scotland, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 6 December 2022

"To ask the Scottish Government whether it plans to put a contract out to commercial tender for roll-on, roll-off ferry services between Rosyth and Zeebrugge."

Answered by Jenny Gilruth on 20 December 2022

Question ref. S6W-12916

Asked by: Leonard, Richard, Central Scotland, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 6 December 2022

"To ask the Scottish Government what recent discussions it has had with David MacBrayne Ltd regarding the operation of roll-on, roll-off ferry services between Rosyth and Zeebrugge."

Answered by Jenny Gilruth on 20 December 2022

Question ref. S6W-12914

Asked by: Leonard, Richard, Central Scotland, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 6 December 2022

"To ask the Scottish Government what recent discussions it has had with representatives from (a) Forth Ports and (b) Antwerp-Bruges Port Authority regarding the restoration of roll-on, roll-off ferry services between Rosyth and Zeebrugge."

Answered by Jenny Gilruth on 20 December 2022

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