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

Elaine is a member of the following Committees:

Elaine is a member of the following Cross-Party Groups:

Parliamentary Activities

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Local Government and Communities Committee 19 April 2017 : 19 dhen Ghiblean 2017


Elaine Smith

Given what we have heard in evidence, it is obviously timely that the committee is taking a look at the legislation. There could be confusion at times about particular trees and tree protect...



Local Government and Communities Committee 19 April 2017 : 19 dhen Ghiblean 2017


Elaine Smith (Central Scotland) (Lab)

I am a Labour MSP for Central Scotland, and I am also the deputy convener of the committee.



Meeting of the Parliament 19 April 2017 [Draft] : 19 dhen Ghiblean 2017


Elaine Smith (Central Scotland) (Lab)

When does the Government intend to reach a conclusion on a deposit return system for plastic bottles? In the meantime, what work is being done on possible exempti...



Meeting of the Parliament 09 March 2017 : 09 dhen Mhàrt 2017


Elaine Smith

Interestingly, I am just about to get to the Tory Government in London, if Joan McAlpine cares to listen.



Meeting of the Parliament 09 March 2017 : 09 dhen Mhàrt 2017


Elaine Smith (Central Scotland) (Lab)

It is clear from the recent Accounts Commission report that councils are doing what they can to keep their heads above water and...



Meeting of the Parliament 09 March 2017 : 09 dhen Mhàrt 2017


Elaine Smith (Central Scotland) (Lab)

In the spirit of supporting international women’s day, will the SPCB give consideration to having a specific exhibition space, perhaps in the front lobby, to cele...



Local Government and Communities Committee 08 March 2017 : 08 dhen Mhàrt 2017


Elaine Smith

I appreciate those points, but it seems that the void is being filled by churches, for example—particularly in Edinburgh and Glasgow. In Coatbridge, where I live,...



Local Government and Communities Committee 08 March 2017 : 08 dhen Mhàrt 2017


Elaine Smith

We want to move the discussion on to temporary accommodation. There is temporary accommodation and there is temporary accommodation. In Glasgow, we heard about ac...



Local Government and Communities Committee 08 March 2017 : 08 dhen Mhàrt 2017


Elaine Smith

Mr Cain, should the committee look at the fact that local authorities have a statutory duty in respect of homeless persons, which might cause issues in areas wher...



Local Government and Communities Committee 08 March 2017 : 08 dhen Mhàrt 2017


Elaine Smith

I think that we have moved into an area that you were quite keen to explore, convener.

Vote DetailMSP VoteResult
S5M-05282.4: Child Tax Credit Cuts (Ruth Davidson)
Meeting Date: 25/04/2017
Result - For: 31, Against: 91 Abstain: 0
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AgainstDefeated
S5M-05282.1: Child Tax Credit Cuts (Kezia Dugdale)
Meeting Date: 25/04/2017
Result - For: 91, Against: 31 Abstain: 0
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ForCarried
S5M-05282.2: Child Tax Credit Cuts (Alison Johnstone)
Meeting Date: 25/04/2017
Result - For: 91, Against: 31 Abstain: 0
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ForCarried
S5M-05282: Child Tax Credit Cuts (Nicola Sturgeon)
Meeting Date: 25/04/2017
Result - For: 91, Against: 31 Abstain: 0
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ForCarried
S5M-05283: Air Departure Tax (Scotland) Bill (Derek Mackay)
Meeting Date: 25/04/2017
Result - For: 112, Against: 4 Abstain: 6
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ForCarried
S5M-04995: Air Departure Tax (Scotland) Bill: Financial Resolution (Derek Mackay)
Meeting Date: 25/04/2017
Result - For: 111, Against: 4 Abstain: 6
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ForCarried
S5M-05185.3: Defence Basing Reforms and the Impact on Scotland (Jackson Carlaw)
Meeting Date: 20/04/2017
Result - For: 31, Against: 80 Abstain: 0
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AgainstDefeated
S5M-05185.1: Defence Basing Reforms and the Impact on Scotland (David Stewart)
Meeting Date: 20/04/2017
Result - For: 74, Against: 36 Abstain: 0
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ForCarried
S5M-05185: Defence Basing Reforms and the Impact on Scotland (Keith Brown)
Meeting Date: 20/04/2017
Result - For: 74, Against: 37 Abstain: 0
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ForCarried
S5M-05172.3: Scotland's Economy (Keith Brown)
Meeting Date: 19/04/2017
Result - For: 62, Against: 55 Abstain: 0
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AgainstCarried

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Motion S5M-04659: Elaine Smith, Central Scotland, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 16/03/2017 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S5M-04446: Elaine Smith, Central Scotland, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 06/03/2017 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S5M-04094: Elaine Smith, Central Scotland, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 17/02/2017 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S5M-03510: Elaine Smith, Central Scotland, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 19/01/2017 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S5M-03436: Elaine Smith, Central Scotland, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 16/01/2017 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S5M-03424: Elaine Smith, Central Scotland, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 13/01/2017 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S5M-03429: Elaine Smith, Central Scotland, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 16/01/2017 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S5M-03398: Elaine Smith, Central Scotland, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 12/01/2017 R Show Full Motion >>
Motion S5M-03248: Elaine Smith, Central Scotland, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 21/12/2016 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S5M-03200: Elaine Smith, Central Scotland, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 19/12/2016 Show Full Motion >>
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Question S5O-00891: Elaine Smith, Central Scotland, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 18/04/2017 Show Full Question >>
Question S5W-08458: Elaine Smith, Central Scotland, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 28/03/2017 Show Full Question >>
Question S5W-08460: Elaine Smith, Central Scotland, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 28/03/2017 Show Full Question >>
Question S5W-08118: Elaine Smith, Central Scotland, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 14/03/2017 Show Full Question >>
Question S5W-07951: Elaine Smith, Central Scotland, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 09/03/2017 Show Full Question >>
Question S5O-00733: Elaine Smith, Central Scotland, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 01/03/2017 Show Full Question >>
Question S5W-07569: Elaine Smith, Central Scotland, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 27/02/2017 Show Full Question >>
Question S5W-07346: Elaine Smith, Central Scotland, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 20/02/2017 Show Full Question >>
Question S5W-07345: Elaine Smith, Central Scotland, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 20/02/2017 Show Full Question >>
Question S5W-06949: Elaine Smith, Central Scotland, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 07/02/2017 R Show Full Question >>

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