Elaine Smith MSP

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Elaine Smith MSP

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  • Member for: Coatbridge and Chryston
  • Region: Central Scotland
  • Party: Scottish Labour

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Meeting of the Parliament 10 December 2019 [Draft] : 10 dhen Dùbhlachd 2019


Elaine Smith (Central Scotland) (Lab)

I apologise for not being able to stay for the whole debate. Has James Dornan come across any issues concerning the burial of babies following miscarriage?



Meeting of the Parliament 10 December 2019 [Draft] : 10 dhen Dùbhlachd 2019


Elaine Smith (Central Scotland) (Lab)

Scottish Labour welcomes the debate and the chance to reflect on our progress on the human rights agenda, particularly given that the Labour Party has a proud record of promoting and support...



Meeting of the Parliament 26 November 2019 [Draft] : 26 dhen t-Samhain 2019


Elaine Smith

Joan McAlpine has reminded me that I should have said in my speech that, a year ago, the Scottish Catholic Education Service had a stall in Parliament to celebrate 100 years of Catholic educ...



Meeting of the Parliament 26 November 2019 [Draft] : 26 dhen t-Samhain 2019


Elaine Smith (Central Scotland) (Lab)

I thank the many members who have supported my motion and those who will be contributing this evening. I declare an interest at ...



Meeting of the Parliament 14 November 2019 [Draft] : 14 dhen t-Samhain 2019


Elaine Smith (Central Scotland) (Lab)

The Scottish Government’s strategy, “Equally Safe: Scotland’s strategy for preventing and eradicating violence against women and girls” defines commercial sexual ...



Meeting of the Parliament 13 November 2019 [Draft] : 13 dhen t-Samhain 2019


Elaine Smith

I will expand on that issue. I do not have the knowledge that Stewart Stevenson has of what has gone on in the past.



Meeting of the Parliament 13 November 2019 [Draft] : 13 dhen t-Samhain 2019


Elaine Smith (Central Scotland) (Lab)

I am not an expert on the issue, but we all recognise and welcome the ways in which technology can improve our lives. We have heard some of those this afternoon. ...



Meeting of the Parliament 13 November 2019 [Draft] : 13 dhen t-Samhain 2019


Elaine Smith (Central Scotland) (Lab)

We have to be careful to be clear that not all the fears are unwarranted.



Meeting of the Parliament 12 November 2019 [Draft] : 12 dhen t-Samhain 2019


Elaine Smith

It occurred to me earlier that if, when the Parliament was established 20 years ago, I had received in the mail some of the comments that I receive online today, ...



Meeting of the Parliament 12 November 2019 [Draft] : 12 dhen t-Samhain 2019


Elaine Smith

Will the minister take an intervention?

Vote DetailMSP VoteResult
S5M-20110.1: Achieving a Fairer Scotland (Jeremy Balfour)
Meeting Date: 04/12/2019
Result - For: 18, Against: 74 Abstain: 0
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Not VotedDefeated
S5M-20110.3: Achieving a Fairer Scotland (Pauline McNeill)
Meeting Date: 04/12/2019
Result - For: 70, Against: 21 Abstain: 0
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Not VotedCarried
S5M-20110.2: Achieving a Fairer Scotland (Alison Johnstone)
Meeting Date: 04/12/2019
Result - For: 23, Against: 69 Abstain: 0
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Not VotedDefeated
S5M-20110: Achieving a Fairer Scotland (Aileen Campbell)
Meeting Date: 04/12/2019
Result - For: 70, Against: 22 Abstain: 0
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Not VotedCarried
S5M-20049: Scottish Elections (Franchise and Representation) Bill (Michael Russell)
Meeting Date: 28/11/2019
Result - For: 63, Against: 18 Abstain: 0
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Not VotedCarried
S5M-19967.2: TV Licences for over 75s (Rachael Hamilton)
Meeting Date: 21/11/2019
Result - For: 18, Against: 54 Abstain: 0
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Not VotedDefeated
S5M-19967.1: TV Licences for over 75s (Claire Baker)
Meeting Date: 21/11/2019
Result - For: 54, Against: 18 Abstain: 0
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Not VotedCarried
S5M-19967: TV Licences for over 75s (Fiona Hyslop)
Meeting Date: 21/11/2019
Result - For: 54, Against: 18 Abstain: 0
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Not VotedCarried
S5M-19939.3: Universal Credit (Shirley-Anne Somerville)
Meeting Date: 20/11/2019
Result - For: 65, Against: 46 Abstain: 0
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Not VotedCarried
S5M-19939.2: Universal Credit (Michelle Ballantyne)
Meeting Date: 20/11/2019
Result - For: 24, Against: 87 Abstain: 0
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Not VotedDefeated

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Motion S5M-20143: Elaine Smith, Central Scotland, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 04/12/2019 R Show Full Motion >>
Motion S5M-19246: Elaine Smith, Central Scotland, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 03/10/2019 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S5M-18580: Elaine Smith, Central Scotland, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 22/08/2019 R Show Full Motion >>
Motion S5M-17513: Elaine Smith, Central Scotland, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 03/06/2019 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S5M-17460: Elaine Smith, Central Scotland, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 29/05/2019 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S5M-17400: Elaine Smith, Central Scotland, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 22/05/2019 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S5M-17107: Elaine Smith, Central Scotland, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 30/04/2019 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S5M-16868: Elaine Smith, Central Scotland, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 09/04/2019 R Show Full Motion >>
Motion S5M-16100: Elaine Smith, Central Scotland, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 01/03/2019 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S5M-15686: Elaine Smith, Central Scotland, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 01/02/2019 Show Full Motion >>
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Question S5W-26729: Elaine Smith, Central Scotland, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 13/12/2019 Show Full Question >>
Question S5W-26728: Elaine Smith, Central Scotland, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 13/12/2019 Show Full Question >>
Question S5W-26727: Elaine Smith, Central Scotland, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 13/12/2019 Show Full Question >>
Question S5W-26730: Elaine Smith, Central Scotland, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 13/12/2019 Show Full Question >>
Question S5W-26726: Elaine Smith, Central Scotland, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 13/12/2019 Show Full Question >>
Question S5W-26695: Elaine Smith, Central Scotland, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 10/12/2019 Show Full Question >>
Question S5W-26694: Elaine Smith, Central Scotland, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 10/12/2019 Show Full Question >>
Question S5W-26662: Elaine Smith, Central Scotland, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 06/12/2019 Show Full Question >>
Question S5W-26663: Elaine Smith, Central Scotland, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 06/12/2019 Show Full Question >>
Question S5W-26491: Elaine Smith, Central Scotland, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 21/11/2019 Show Full Question >>

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