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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

Gillian is a member of 1 committee

Cross-party groups

Gillian is not a member of any cross-party groups

Parliamentary and Government Roles

Gillian does not have any parliamentary or government roles

Party Roles

Gillian has 1 party role

Party Spokesperson on Health and Social Care

Scottish Green Party

Previous roles

Gillian does not have any previous roles

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

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.

Chamber meeting date: 17 June 2021

Drug-related Deaths

Gillian Mackay (Central Scotland) (Green): "Dignity, which we all hope to maintain, is something that drug addiction has robbed from many, that the criminal justice system has eroded and that the continued lack of reform of the Misuse of Drugs Act 1971 will suppress for many…

Chamber meeting date: 15 June 2021

Women’s Health

Gillian Mackay (Central Scotland) (Green): "I take the opportunity to congratulate the minister on her appointment. I look forward to working with her over the coming years. I also thank everyone who sent in briefings ahead of the debate…

Chamber meeting date: 10 June 2021

Trans and LGBT+ Healthcare

6. Gillian Mackay (Central Scotland) (Green): "To ask the First Minister what the Scottish Government is doing to improve trans and lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans and queer plus healthcare. (S6F-00084)"

Chamber meeting date: 3 June 2021

Education

Gillian Mackay (Central Scotland) (Green): "I thank all education staff for their work during the pandemic. For transparency, I point out that I have many teachers in my immediate and extended family…

Chamber meeting date: 1 June 2021

National Health Service Recovery Plan

Gillian Mackay (Central Scotland) (Green): "Thank you, Presiding Officer, and welcome to your new role. I welcome the commitment from the Scottish Government to produce an NHS recovery plan in the first 100 days…

Votes

How Gillian Mackay has voted in Parliament

Find out how Gillian Mackay has voted recently.

Motion ref. S6M-00397

Coronavirus (Extension and Expiry) (Scotland) Bill: Timetable and Procedures for Consideration

Submitted by: George Adam, Paisley, Scottish National Party. Date lodged: Tuesday, June 15, 2021

Current status: Taken in the Chamber on Tuesday, June 22, 2021

Result 85 for, 31 against, 0 abstained, 13 no vote

MSP voted for

Vote Passed

Motion ref. S6M-00446

Coronavirus (Extension and Expiry) (Scotland) Bill

Submitted by: John Swinney, Perthshire North, Scottish National Party. Date lodged: Monday, June 21, 2021

Supported by: George Adam
Current status: Taken in the Chamber on Tuesday, June 22, 2021

Result 92 for, 27 against, 0 abstained, 10 no vote

MSP voted for

Vote Passed

Motion ref. S6M-00447

Coronavirus (Extension and Expiry) (Scotland) Bill

Submitted by: John Swinney, Perthshire North, Scottish National Party. Date lodged: Monday, June 21, 2021

Supported by: George Adam
Current status: Taken in the Chamber on Tuesday, June 22, 2021

Result 87 for, 31 against, 0 abstained, 11 no vote

MSP voted for

Vote Passed

Motion ref. S6M-00400.2

Tackling Drug Related Deaths

Submitted by: Alex Cole-Hamilton, Edinburgh Western, Scottish Liberal Democrats. Date lodged: Wednesday, June 16, 2021

Current status: Taken in the Chamber on Thursday, June 17, 2021

Result 93 for, 28 against, 0 abstained, 8 no vote

MSP voted for

Vote Passed

Motion ref. S6M-00400.1

Tackling Drug Related Deaths

Submitted by: Sue Webber, Lothian, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party. Date lodged: Wednesday, June 16, 2021

Current status: Taken in the Chamber on Thursday, June 17, 2021

Result 28 for, 72 against, 22 abstained, 7 no vote

MSP voted against

Vote Defeated

Motions

Motions made by Gillian Mackay in Parliament

Find out what motions Gillian Mackay has submitted recently.

Written questions

Written questions Gillian Mackay has submitted in Parliament

These are the questions that this MSP has asked the Scottish Government about its work. It also includes any answer to these questions.

Question ref. S6W-00568

Asked by: Mackay, Gillian, Central Scotland, Scottish Green Party, Date Lodged: 9 June 2021

"To ask the Scottish Government what criteria it uses to determine whether countries are listed as (a) red, (b) amber or (c) green on its international travel and managed isolation regime."

Answered by: Michael Matheson on 17 June 2021

Question ref. S6W-00316

Asked by: Mackay, Gillian, Central Scotland, Scottish Green Party, Date Lodged: 1 June 2021

"To ask the Scottish Government further to the answer to question S50-04973 by Jeane Freeman on 4 February 2021, whether it has further considered funding long-COVID clinics, to relieve pressure on GPs and provide quick access to specialist care."

Answered by: Humza Yousaf on 17 June 2021

Question ref. S6W-00315

Asked by: Mackay, Gillian, Central Scotland, Scottish Green Party, Date Lodged: 1 June 2021

"To ask the Scottish Government whether it will (a) engage in and (b) fund research into the impacts of long-COVID."

Answered by: Humza Yousaf on 17 June 2021

Question ref. S6W-00317

Asked by: Mackay, Gillian, Central Scotland, Scottish Green Party, Date Lodged: 1 June 2021

"To ask the Scottish Government whether the (a) Cabinet Secretary for Education or (b) Minister for Higher Education and Further Education, Youth Employment and Training has (i) met or (ii) exchanged correspondence with the (A) management and (B) lecturers’ union at Forth Valley College, with regards to ongoing industrial action."

Answered by: Jamie Hepburn on 15 June 2021

Question ref. S6W-00580

Asked by: Mackay, Gillian, Central Scotland, Scottish Green Party, Date Lodged: 9 June 2021

"To ask the Scottish Government how the NHS Recovery Plan will take account of the importance of providing rehabilitation and community support services following a stroke."

Awaiting answer

Question ref. S6W-00579

Asked by: Mackay, Gillian, Central Scotland, Scottish Green Party, Date Lodged: 9 June 2021

"To ask the Scottish Government, in light of its commitment that, by 2025, all adults who require rehabilitation will be able to access the necessary information and services, what action it is taking to ensure that people affected by aphasia following a stroke can access ongoing support in the community."

Awaiting answer

Question ref. S6W-00516

Asked by: Mackay, Gillian, Central Scotland, Scottish Green Party, Date Lodged: 8 June 2021

"To ask the Scottish Government what the impact on the COVID-19 vaccine manufacturing plant in Livingston would be, should Valneva's inactivated whole virus vaccine not be approved for use."

Awaiting answer

Question ref. S6W-00517

Asked by: Mackay, Gillian, Central Scotland, Scottish Green Party, Date Lodged: 8 June 2021

"To ask the Scottish Government how much money it has invested in Valneva to fund the (a) research and development of an inactivated whole virus COVID-19 vaccine and, (b) expansion of the manufacturing capacity for the vaccine at its factory in Livingston."

Awaiting answer

Question ref. S6W-00520

Asked by: Mackay, Gillian, Central Scotland, Scottish Green Party, Date Lodged: 8 June 2021

"To ask the Scottish Government how many doses of the whole virus COVID-19 vaccine has Valneva been contracted to produce for (a) the NHS, (b) distribution to low-income countries, as a contribution to COVAX and (c) other high-income countries."

Awaiting answer

Question ref. S6W-00519

Asked by: Mackay, Gillian, Central Scotland, Scottish Green Party, Date Lodged: 8 June 2021

"To ask the Scottish Government what safeguards it has put in place to ensure that the investment it has made in the (a) research and development and (b) manufacturing in Livingston of Valneva’s inactivated whole virus COVID-19 vaccine, will not be used to fund shareholder pay-outs when the company lists on the New York Stock Exchange."

Awaiting answer

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