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Members of the Scottish Parliament (MSPs)

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Gillian Mackay

Scottish Green Party

MSP for Central Scotland (Region) 2021 - present day

About Gillian Mackay

Contact details

Contact online

Contact at the Scottish Parliament

The Scottish Parliament
Edinburgh
EH99 1SP

Phone: 0131 348 6341
Text relay calls welcome.

Committees

Cross-party groups

Gillian is a member of 8 cross-party groups

Cross-Party Group in the Scottish Parliament on Carers

Co-Convener

Cross-Party Group in the Scottish Parliament on Disability

Member

Cross-Party Group in the Scottish Parliament on Funerals and Bereavement

Member

Cross-Party Group in the Scottish Parliament on Heart and Circulatory Diseases

Member

Cross-Party Group in the Scottish Parliament on Learning Disability

Member

Cross-Party Group in the Scottish Parliament on Nuclear Disarmament

Member

Cross-Party Group in the Scottish Parliament on Shared Parenting

Member

Cross-Party Group in the Scottish Parliament on Stroke

Convener

Parliamentary and Government Roles

Gillian has 1 parliamentary and government role

Parliamentary Bureau

Member

Party Roles

Gillian has 1 party role

Party Spokesperson on Health and Social Care

Scottish Green Party

Previous roles

Gillian had 1 previous role

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

29 November 2023 - 22 May 2024

Finance and Public Administration Committee

Substitute Member

Register of interests

Gillian'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 Gillian Mackay. The date of their initial statement was 08 June 2021.

Remuneration and related undertaking

Prior to my return to Parliament, I worked full time as a parliamentary assistant to Andy Wightman MSP at the Scottish Parliament, Edinburgh, EH99 1SP. I worked 37.5 hours per week and my remuneration was between £25,001 and £30,000. I left the post on 6th May 2021 and received a final salary payment at the end of May 2021.

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 charity fundraiser with the Rebel Legion UK.

Recent Activity

What was said

What Gillian Mackay 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.

Health, Social Care and Sport Committee meeting date: 18 June 2024

Social Care (Self-directed Support) (Scotland) Act 2013 (Post-legislative Scrutiny)

Gillian Mackay (Central Scotland) (Green): "Good morning, panel. I have a couple of questions for James Mahon first, then probably one for the whole panel. What benchmarking was available to you, as researchers, at the start of your evaluation of implementation of SDS…

Chamber meeting date: 12 June 2024

Abortion Services (Safe Access Zones) (Scotland) Bill: Stage 3

Gillian Mackay (Central Scotland) (Green): "I support amendment 1 and I am grateful for the improvement that it makes…

Chamber meeting date: 12 June 2024

Abortion Services (Safe Access Zones) (Scotland) Bill

Gillian Mackay (Central Scotland) (Green): "There is only one place to start my remarks, and that is with a heartfelt thank you to every single member of this Parliament. When I took on this bill, I knew that it had the potential to be divisive—I have said that much in this chamber…

Chamber meeting date: 4 June 2024

Health and Social Care

Gillian Mackay (Central Scotland) (Green): "I begin by extending my gratitude to the workers who make up our NHS—those who spend their lives making sure that we get the care we are entitled to when we need it…

Votes

How Gillian Mackay has voted in Parliament

Find out how Gillian Mackay has voted recently.

Motion ref. S6M-13664

Gender Representation on Public Boards (Amendment) (Scotland) Bill

Submitted by: Shirley-Anne Somerville, Dunfermline, Scottish National Party. Date lodged: Monday, June 17, 2024

Supported by: Paul McLennan, Kaukab Stewart
Current status: Taken in the Chamber on Thursday, June 20, 2024

Result 108 for, 0 against, 0 abstained, 21 did not vote

MSP voted for

Vote Passed

Motion ref. S6M-13679.1

Scottish Government Priorities: Growing the Economy

Submitted by: Maggie Chapman, North East Scotland, Scottish Green Party. Date lodged: Tuesday, June 18, 2024

Current status: Taken in the Chamber on Wednesday, June 19, 2024

Result 88 for, 26 against, 0 abstained, 15 did not vote

MSP voted for

Vote Passed

Motion ref. S6M-13679.2

Scottish Government Priorities: Growing the Economy

Submitted by: Murdo Fraser, Mid Scotland and Fife, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party. Date lodged: Tuesday, June 18, 2024

Current status: Taken in the Chamber on Wednesday, June 19, 2024

Result 29 for, 88 against, 0 abstained, 12 did not vote

MSP voted against

Vote Defeated

Motion ref. S6M-13679.3

Scottish Government Priorities: Growing the Economy

Submitted by: Daniel Johnson, Edinburgh Southern, Scottish Labour. Date lodged: Tuesday, June 18, 2024

Supported by: Paul Sweeney
Current status: Taken in the Chamber on Wednesday, June 19, 2024

Result 49 for, 67 against, 0 abstained, 13 did not vote

MSP voted against

Vote Defeated

Motion ref. S6M-13692.1

Revision to Business Programme

Submitted by: Meghan Gallacher, Central Scotland, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party. Date lodged: Tuesday, June 18, 2024

Supported by: Jeremy Balfour, Miles Briggs, Alexander Burnett, Jackson Carlaw, Finlay Carson, Sharon Dowey, Tim Eagle, Russell Findlay, Murdo Fraser, Maurice Golden, Pam Gosal, Jamie Greene, Dr. Sandesh Gulhane, Jamie Halcro Johnston, Rachael Hamilton, Craig Hoy, Liam Kerr, Stephen Kerr, Douglas Lumsden, Roz McCall, Edward Mountain, Oliver Mundell, Douglas Ross, Graham Simpson, Liz Smith, Alexander Stewart, Sue Webber, Annie Wells, Tess White, Brian Whittle
Current status: Taken in the Chamber on Tuesday, June 18, 2024

Result 51 for, 64 against, 0 abstained, 14 did not vote

MSP voted against

Vote Defeated

Motions

Questions

Questions Gillian Mackay has asked

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

Question ref. S6O-03500

Asked by: Mackay, Gillian, Central Scotland, Scottish Green Party, Date Lodged: 22 May 2024

"To ask the Scottish Government whether it will provide an update on what steps it is taking to address child poverty."

Taken in the Chamber on 30 May 2024

Question ref. S6W-27275

Asked by: Mackay, Gillian, Central Scotland, Scottish Green Party, Date Lodged: 3 May 2024

"To ask the Scottish Government what progress has been made on the two FAST (Face, Arms, Speech, Time) stroke awareness commitments in the Stroke Improvement Plan 2023, and when it plans to run a FAST media campaign."

Answered by Jenni Minto on 20 May 2024

Question ref. S6W-27454

Asked by: Mackay, Gillian, Central Scotland, Scottish Green Party, Date Lodged: 10 May 2024

"To ask the Scottish Government, further to the answer to question S6W-26372 by Siobhan Brown on 16 April 2024, which local authorities have (a) applied for funding from the Scottish Government relating to the implementation of firework control zones and (b) opened the application process for firework control zones so that they are in place by…

Answer expected on 28 May 2024

Question ref. S6O-03433

Asked by: Mackay, Gillian, Central Scotland, Scottish Green Party, Date Lodged: 8 May 2024

"To ask the Scottish Government whether it will provide an update ahead of the introduction of the proposed Post Office (Horizon System) Offences (Scotland) Bill, including in relation to the potential overturning of any wrongful convictions of postmasters in Scotland that were based on evidence from the Post Office’s Horizon computer system."

Taken in the Chamber on 15 May 2024

Question ref. S6F-02931

Asked by: Mackay, Gillian, Central Scotland, Scottish Green Party, Date Lodged: 11 March 2024

"To ask the First Minister what the Scottish Government's response is to the current 40 Days for Life protests."

Taken in the Chamber on 14 March 2024

Question ref. S6O-03179

Asked by: Mackay, Gillian, Central Scotland, Scottish Green Party, Date Lodged: 28 February 2024

"To ask the Scottish Government what public health measures are being taken to minimise harm from vaping, prior to the introduction of the proposed ban on single-use vapes."

Taken in the Chamber on 7 March 2024

Question ref. S6W-24884

Asked by: Mackay, Gillian, Central Scotland, Scottish Green Party, Date Lodged: 26 January 2024

"To ask the Scottish Government whether it will provide an update on the action that it will take to tackle the environmental impact of single-use vapes, following the closure of the four nations consultation, Creating a Smokefree Generation and Tackling Youth Vaping."

Answered by Lorna Slater on 29 January 2024

Question ref. S6F-02641

Asked by: Mackay, Gillian, Central Scotland, Scottish Green Party, Date Lodged: 11 December 2023

"To ask the First Minister what assessment the Scottish Government has made of any social benefit of extending free bus travel to all under 22s."

Taken in the Chamber on 14 December 2023

Question ref. S6W-22896

Asked by: Mackay, Gillian, Central Scotland, Scottish Green Party, Date Lodged: 13 November 2023

"To ask the Scottish Government what its response is to (a) the Barnardo’s report, The Missing Link: Social Prescribing for Children and Young People, and (b) its recommendations for how social prescribing should be applied in Scotland."

Answered by Michael Matheson on 22 November 2023

Question ref. S6W-22897

Asked by: Mackay, Gillian, Central Scotland, Scottish Green Party, Date Lodged: 13 November 2023

"To ask the Scottish Government whether it will consider the expansion of community link workers for children and young people, as recommended in the Barnardo’s report, The Missing Link: Social Prescribing for Children and Young People."

Answered by Michael Matheson on 22 November 2023

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