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Members of the Scottish Parliament (MSPs)

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Meghan Gallacher

Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party

MSP for Central Scotland (Region) 2021 - present day

About Meghan Gallacher

Contact details

Contact online

Twitter: @MGallacherMSP

Facebook: Meghan's facebook

Contact at the Scottish Parliament

The Scottish Parliament
Edinburgh
EH99 1SP

Phone: 0131 348 5633
Text relay calls welcome.

Contact at local office

Room 35-36
Airdrie Business Centre
1 Chapel Lane
Airdrie
ML6 6GX

Committees

Meghan is a member of 1 committee

Cross-party groups

Meghan is a member of 7 cross-party groups

Cross-Party Group in the Scottish Parliament on Animal Welfare

Member

Cross-Party Group in the Scottish Parliament on Beer and Pubs

Member

Cross-Party Group in the Scottish Parliament on Children and Young People

Co-Convener

Cross-Party Group in the Scottish Parliament on End of Life Choices

Member

Cross-Party Group in the Scottish Parliament on Families Supporting Children’s Learning

Member

Cross-Party Group in the Scottish Parliament on Nature and Climate

Member

Cross-Party Group in the Scottish Parliament on Towns and Town Centres

Deputy Convener

Parliamentary and Government Roles

Meghan does not have any parliamentary or government roles

Party Roles

Meghan has 3 party roles

Deputy Party Leader

Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party

Deputy Party Spokesperson on Children

Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party

Deputy Party Spokesperson on Young People

Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party

Previous roles

Meghan had 1 previous role

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

17 June 2021 - 31 March 2022

Local Government Housing and Planning Committee

Member

Register of interests

Meghan'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 Meghan Gallacher. The date of their initial statement was 02 June 2021.

Remuneration and related undertaking

I was a Councillor with North Lanarkshire Council (of (of Civic Centre, Windmillhill Street, Motherwell, ML1 1AB) and was the Convener of the Audit and Scrutiny Panel between 2017 and 2021. I received between £30,001 and £35,000 per annum, which decreased, from 17 June 2021, to between £15,001 and £20,000 per annum and spent 16-20 hours per week in the role. [Amended interest 5 May 2022]

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 received on bottle of whisky from the Scotch Whisky Association, the nominal value for the COP26 Limited Edition Blended Scotch Whisky to be £30, although it is not for commercial sale. [Registered 20 December 2021]

I was the Chair of the Scottish Conservative Councillor's Association. [Amended interest 5 May 2022]

I am a member of the Conservative Women's Association.

I am a member of Women to Win.

I am a co-opted member of the European Young Conservatives.

I am a member of North Lanarkshire Conservative and Unionist Association.

I am a volunteer befriender in Motherwell.

Recent Activity

What was said

What Meghan Gallacher 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: 23 June 2022

Violence in Schools

5. Meghan Gallacher (Central Scotland) (Con): "To ask the Scottish Government how it plans to address the reported increase in incidents of violence in schools. (S6O-01272)"

Chamber meeting date: 15 June 2022

Health and Wellbeing of Children and Young People

Meghan Gallacher (Central Scotland) (Con): "I am very grateful for the opportunity to speak in this important committee debate. I offer my apologies, because I will need to leave the chamber before the conclusion of this afternoon’s debate…

Chamber meeting date: 15 June 2022

Protection of War Memorials

Meghan Gallacher (Central Scotland) (Con): "I am really pleased to bring to the chamber my first members’ business debate, on better protection for Scotland’s war memorials…

Chamber meeting date: 14 June 2022

Nursery Staff Recruitment Targets

1. Meghan Gallacher (Central Scotland) (Con): "To ask the Scottish Government whether it will provide an update on its nursery recruitment targets. (S6T-00781)"

Chamber meeting date: 14 June 2022

Education Reform Update

Meghan Gallacher (Central Scotland) (Con): "That was another education statement, with a lot of words but no direct action. We have commitments from the cabinet secretary today that will create greater levels of bureaucracy, but we have yet to see any meaningful change…

Votes

How Meghan Gallacher has voted in Parliament

Find out how Meghan Gallacher has voted recently.

Motion ref. S6 SP Bill 18 Amendment 92

Current status: Taken in the Chamber on Wednesday, October 5, 2022

Result 28 for, 85 against, 0 abstained, 16 no vote

MSP not voted

Vote Defeated

Motion ref. S6 SP Bill 18 Amendment 83

Current status: Taken in the Chamber on Wednesday, October 5, 2022

Result 21 for, 93 against, 0 abstained, 15 no vote

MSP not voted

Vote Defeated

Motion ref. S6 SP Bill 18 Amendment 81

Current status: Taken in the Chamber on Wednesday, October 5, 2022

Result 48 for, 66 against, 0 abstained, 15 no vote

MSP not voted

Vote Defeated

Motion ref. S6 SP Bill 18 Amendment 80

Current status: Taken in the Chamber on Wednesday, October 5, 2022

Result 50 for, 63 against, 0 abstained, 16 no vote

MSP not voted

Vote Defeated

Motion ref. S6 SP Bill 18 Amendment 78

Current status: Taken in the Chamber on Wednesday, October 5, 2022

Result 27 for, 86 against, 0 abstained, 16 no vote

MSP not voted

Vote Defeated

Motions

Written questions

Written questions Meghan Gallacher 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-10939

Asked by: Gallacher, Meghan, Central Scotland, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Date Lodged: 8 September 2022

"To ask the Scottish Government how (a) local authorities and (b) partnership providers will be supported to understand the proposed change that will enable parents to access automatic deferral funding for early learning and childcare for four-year-olds."

Answered by: Clare Haughey on 22 September 2022

Question ref. S6W-10940

Asked by: Gallacher, Meghan, Central Scotland, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Date Lodged: 8 September 2022

"To ask the Scottish Government whether it will consider providing parents with an information pack when their child turns three years old, regarding parent and child rights in relation to the school starting age."

Answered by: Clare Haughey on 22 September 2022

Question ref. S6W-10941

Asked by: Gallacher, Meghan, Central Scotland, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Date Lodged: 8 September 2022

"To ask the Scottish Government whether it will provide a timeline regarding the proposed change that will enable parents to access automatic deferral funding for early learning and childcare for four-year-olds."

Awaiting answer

Question ref. S6W-09554

Asked by: Gallacher, Meghan, Central Scotland, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Date Lodged: 1 July 2022

"To ask the Scottish Government whether it will provide an update, regarding the funded rate for the private, voluntary and independent (PVI) early years sector, on the Ipsos Scotland report on the provision of 1,140 hours of funded early learning and childcare."

Answered by: Clare Haughey on 29 July 2022

Question ref. S6W-08727

Asked by: Gallacher, Meghan, Central Scotland, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Date Lodged: 26 May 2022

"To ask the Scottish Government what plans it has to define and promote best practice in Invasive Non-native Species (INNS) biosecurity, eradication and long-term control."

Answered by: Lorna Slater on 14 June 2022

Question ref. S6W-08155

Asked by: Gallacher, Meghan, Central Scotland, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Date Lodged: 22 April 2022

"To ask the Scottish Government whether it will commit to undertaking a review of adoption services in Scotland."

Answered by: Clare Haughey on 9 May 2022

Question ref. S6W-07573

Asked by: Gallacher, Meghan, Central Scotland, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Date Lodged: 4 April 2022

"To ask the Scottish Government what its position is on how self-declaration, in the context of the Gender Recognition Reform (Scotland) Bill, may affect sex discrimination cases."

Answered by: Shona Robison on 5 May 2022

Question ref. S6W-07571

Asked by: Gallacher, Meghan, Central Scotland, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Date Lodged: 4 April 2022

"To ask the Scottish Government what is meant by living in the acquired gender, in the context of the Gender Recognition Reform (Scotland) Bill."

Answered by: Shona Robison on 4 May 2022

Question ref. S6W-07574

Asked by: Gallacher, Meghan, Central Scotland, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Date Lodged: 4 April 2022

"To ask the Scottish Government how a false declaration will be demonstrated, in the context of the Gender Recognition Reform (Scotland) Bill."

Answered by: Shona Robison on 4 May 2022

Question ref. S6W-07572

Asked by: Gallacher, Meghan, Central Scotland, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Date Lodged: 4 April 2022

"To ask the Scottish Government how it will monitor the impact of self-declaration, in the context of the Gender Recognition Reform (Scotland) Bill."

Answered by: Shona Robison on 4 May 2022

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