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

Deputy Presiding Officer

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Meeting of the Parliament 14 December 2017 [Draft] : 14 dhen Dùbhlachd 2017


Elaine Smith (Central Scotland) (Lab)

The family of a 91-year-old constituent have asked me to raise her extremely distressing health and care issue, which has wider implications. The elderly deaf and...



Local Government and Communities Committee 13 December 2017 : 13 dhen Dùbhlachd 2017


Elaine Smith

This question is slightly wider. The minister has carefully read the questioning and evidence that the committee previously undertook. I raised a point about gove...



Local Government and Communities Committee 13 December 2017 : 13 dhen Dùbhlachd 2017


Elaine Smith

It is helpful to have that on the record. May I ask one more question?



Local Government and Communities Committee 13 December 2017 : 13 dhen Dùbhlachd 2017


Elaine Smith

Even if only one authority has raised the matter but others have not, it is helpful to have your response on the record. Given the technical nature of the bill, y...



Local Government and Communities Committee 13 December 2017 : 13 dhen Dùbhlachd 2017


Elaine Smith (Central Scotland) (Lab)

On section 9, what is your response to Inverclyde Council’s concerns that the plans to restrict local authority powers of nomination to a maximum of 24 per cent o...



Meeting of the Parliament 12 December 2017 [Draft] : 12 dhen Dùbhlachd 2017


Elaine Smith

Will the minister take an intervention?



Meeting of the Parliament 12 December 2017 [Draft] : 12 dhen Dùbhlachd 2017


Elaine Smith

Will the minister give way?



Meeting of the Parliament 12 December 2017 [Draft] : 12 dhen Dùbhlachd 2017


Elaine Smith

On a point of order, Presiding Officer. I hate making a point of order in the middle of a speech, but the debate has been extended and I think that this is such a...



Meeting of the Parliament 12 December 2017 [Draft] : 12 dhen Dùbhlachd 2017


Elaine Smith (Central Scotland) (Lab)

I congratulate Rhoda Grant on bringing this debate to the chamber and on all her hard work on what is often a difficult subject to approach.



Meeting of the Parliament 12 December 2017 [Draft] : 12 dhen Dùbhlachd 2017


Elaine Smith (Central Scotland) (Lab)

Does the member recognise that the term “sex worker” includes pimps, pornographers, brothel owners and so on, who work in the so-called sex industry? Does the mem...

Vote DetailMSP VoteResult
S5M-09128: Writers to the Signet Dependants’ Annuity Fund Amendment (Scotland) Bill (Alison Harris)
Meeting Date: 14/12/2017
Result - For: 105, Against: 0 Abstain: 0
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Not VotedCarried
S5M-09513.4: Finance (Derek Mackay)
Meeting Date: 13/12/2017
Result - For: 64, Against: 56 Abstain: 0
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AgainstCarried
S5M-09513: Finance (Murdo Fraser)
Meeting Date: 13/12/2017
Result - For: 64, Against: 56 Abstain: 0
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AgainstCarried
S5M-09406.2: Sea Fisheries and End Year Negotiations (Peter Chapman)
Meeting Date: 07/12/2017
Result - For: 28, Against: 57 Abstain: 14
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AbstainDefeated
S5M-09406.1: Sea Fisheries and End Year Negotiations (Tavish Scott)
Meeting Date: 07/12/2017
Result - For: 71, Against: 28 Abstain: 0
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ForCarried
S5M-09406: Sea Fisheries and End Year Negotiations (Fergus Ewing)
Meeting Date: 07/12/2017
Result - For: 70, Against: 29 Abstain: 0
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ForCarried
S5M-09378.4: Justice (Michael Matheson)
Meeting Date: 06/12/2017
Result - For: 59, Against: 61 Abstain: 0
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AgainstDefeated
S5M-09378.1: Justice (Liam Kerr)
Meeting Date: 06/12/2017
Result - For: 55, Against: 65 Abstain: 0
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ForDefeated
S5M-09378.3: Justice (Claire Baker)
Meeting Date: 06/12/2017
Result - For: 20, Against: 100 Abstain: 0
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ForDefeated
S5M-09378.2: Justice (John Finnie)
Meeting Date: 06/12/2017
Result - For: 6, Against: 114 Abstain: 0
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AgainstDefeated

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Motion S5M-08818: Elaine Smith, Central Scotland, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 10/11/2017 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S5M-08717: Elaine Smith, Central Scotland, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 07/11/2017 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S5M-08584: Elaine Smith, Central Scotland, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 31/10/2017 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S5M-08475: Elaine Smith, Central Scotland, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 27/10/2017 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S5M-08065: Elaine Smith, Central Scotland, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 03/10/2017 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S5M-07413: Elaine Smith, Central Scotland, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 31/08/2017 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S5M-07373: Elaine Smith, Central Scotland, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 30/08/2017 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S5M-06988: Elaine Smith, Central Scotland, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 02/08/2017 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S5M-06973: Elaine Smith, Central Scotland, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 01/08/2017 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S5M-06916: Elaine Smith, Central Scotland, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 28/07/2017 Show Full Motion >>
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Question S5W-13404: Elaine Smith, Central Scotland, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 13/12/2017 Show Full Question >>
Question S5W-13403: Elaine Smith, Central Scotland, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 13/12/2017 Show Full Question >>
Question S5W-13407: Elaine Smith, Central Scotland, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 13/12/2017 Show Full Question >>
Question S5W-13405: Elaine Smith, Central Scotland, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 13/12/2017 Show Full Question >>
Question S5W-13406: Elaine Smith, Central Scotland, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 13/12/2017 Show Full Question >>
Question S5W-13325: Elaine Smith, Central Scotland, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 10/12/2017 Show Full Question >>
Question S5W-13329: Elaine Smith, Central Scotland, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 10/12/2017 Show Full Question >>
Question S5W-13327: Elaine Smith, Central Scotland, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 10/12/2017 Show Full Question >>
Question S5W-13328: Elaine Smith, Central Scotland, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 10/12/2017 Show Full Question >>
Question S5W-13326: Elaine Smith, Central Scotland, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 10/12/2017 Show Full Question >>

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