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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 their Constituency

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

Committees

Cross-party groups

Parliamentary and Government Roles

Meghan does not have any parliamentary or government roles

Party Roles

Meghan has 2 party roles

Deputy Party Spokesperson on Children

Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party

Deputy Party Spokesperson on Young People

Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party

Previous roles

Meghan does not have any previous roles

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

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 am 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 receive between £30,001 and £35,000 per annum, which will decrease, from 17 June 2021, to between £15,001 and £20,000 per annum and expect to spend 16-20 hours per week in the role.

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 co-opted member of the European Young Conservatives.

I am a member of Women to Win.

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

I am a volunteer befriender in Motherwell.

I am the Chair of the Scottish Conservative Councillor's Association.

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 am a member of the Conservative Women's Association.

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: 27 January 2022

Gender Recognition

Meghan Gallacher (Central Scotland) (Con): "The Equality and Human Rights Commission wrote to the Cabinet Secretary for Social Justice, Local Government and Housing about the reform of the Gender Recognition Act 2004…

Chamber meeting date: 19 January 2022

Education and the 2022 Examination Diet

Meghan Gallacher (Central Scotland) (Con): "I welcome the opportunity to open today’s debate on education and to move the motion in my name. The Scottish National Party’s record on education has been a sorry tale of broken promises and failed reforms. The foundation was broken long ago…

Chamber meeting date: 18 January 2022

Retrofitting Buildings for Net Zero

Meghan Gallacher (Central Scotland) (Con): "I refer members to my entry in the register of members’ interests: I am a serving councillor in North Lanarkshire Council…

Local Government, Housing and Planning Committee meeting date: 18 January 2022

National Planning Framework 4

Meghan Gallacher (Central Scotland) (Con): "Good morning. I refer members to my entry in the register of members’ interests—I am a serving councillor on North Lanarkshire Council. My first question relates to 20-minute neighbourhoods, which is a topic that has already been touched on…

Local Government, Housing and Planning Committee meeting date: 11 January 2022

Budget Scrutiny 2022-23

Meghan Gallacher (Central Scotland) (Con): "I refer members to my entry in the register of members’ interests, as I am a serving councillor for North Lanarkshire Council…

Votes

How Meghan Gallacher has voted in Parliament

Find out how Meghan Gallacher has voted recently.

Motion ref. S6M-02949

Budget (Scotland) Bill

Submitted by: Kate Forbes, Skye, Lochaber and Badenoch, Scottish National Party. Date lodged: Tuesday, January 25, 2022

Supported by: Tom Arthur, Richard Lochhead, Ivan McKee, Lorna Slater
Current status: Taken in the Chamber on Thursday, January 27, 2022

Result 69 for, 54 against, 0 abstained, 6 no vote

MSP voted against

Vote Passed

Motion ref. S6M-02949.2

Budget (Scotland) Bill

Submitted by: Daniel Johnson, Edinburgh Southern, Scottish Labour. Date lodged: Wednesday, January 26, 2022

Supported by: Jackie Baillie, Pam Duncan-Glancy, Paul Sweeney
Current status: Taken in the Chamber on Thursday, January 27, 2022

Result 25 for, 98 against, 0 abstained, 6 no vote

MSP voted against

Vote Defeated

Motion ref. S6M-02949.1

Budget (Scotland) Bill

Submitted by: Liz Smith, Mid Scotland and Fife, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party. Date lodged: Wednesday, January 26, 2022

Current status: Taken in the Chamber on Thursday, January 27, 2022

Result 33 for, 88 against, 0 abstained, 8 no vote

MSP voted for

Vote Defeated

Motion ref. S6M-02895

Transvaginal Mesh Removal (Cost Reimbursement) (Scotland) Bill

Submitted by: Humza Yousaf, Glasgow Pollok, Scottish National Party. Date lodged: Thursday, January 20, 2022

Supported by: Kevin Stewart, Maree Todd
Current status: Taken in the Chamber on Tuesday, January 25, 2022

Result 120 for, 0 against, 0 abstained, 9 no vote

MSP voted for

Vote Passed

Motion ref. S6 SP Bill 3 Amendment 2

Current status: Taken in the Chamber on Tuesday, January 25, 2022

Result 49 for, 67 against, 0 abstained, 13 no vote

MSP voted for

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-04884

Asked by: Gallacher, Meghan, Central Scotland, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Date Lodged: 14 December 2021

"To ask the Scottish Government how many of the 11,000 hectares, which have reportedly been planted with trees in the last year, were planted as (a) commercial forestry, (b) agroforestry and (c) private/community woodland."

Answered by: Mairi McAllan on 13 January 2022

Question ref. S6W-05086

Asked by: Gallacher, Meghan, Central Scotland, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Date Lodged: 13 December 2021

"To ask the Scottish Government what support is available for people who are unable to pay for dental services due to an increase in charges that are reportedly a result of NHS dental care services being reduced during the COVID-19 pandemic."

Answered by: Maree Todd on 23 December 2021

Question ref. S6W-04881

Asked by: Gallacher, Meghan, Central Scotland, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Date Lodged: 9 December 2021

"To ask the Scottish Government who designed the questionnaire for the Health and Wellbeing Census for schools in 2021-22."

Answered by: Shirley-Anne Somerville on 23 December 2021

Question ref. S6W-04883

Asked by: Gallacher, Meghan, Central Scotland, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Date Lodged: 14 December 2021

"To ask the Scottish Government how many (a) coniferous, (b) broadleaved, (c) native and (d) non-native trees have been planted in Scotland since 1 January 2021 to date."

Answered by: Mairi McAllan on 23 December 2021

Question ref. S6W-05087

Asked by: Gallacher, Meghan, Central Scotland, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Date Lodged: 13 December 2021

"To ask the Scottish Government when NHS dental care will resume operating at the same capacity as prior to the COVID-19 pandemic."

Answered by: Maree Todd on 23 December 2021

Question ref. S6W-04882

Asked by: Gallacher, Meghan, Central Scotland, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Date Lodged: 14 December 2021

"To ask the Scottish Government whether it will provide a breakdown by local authority area of the 11,000 hectares that have reportedly been planted with trees in the last year."

Answered by: Mairi McAllan on 23 December 2021

Question ref. S6W-05085

Asked by: Gallacher, Meghan, Central Scotland, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Date Lodged: 13 December 2021

"To ask the Scottish Government what impact the COVID-19 pandemic has had on NHS dental care services."

Answered by: Maree Todd on 23 December 2021

Question ref. S6W-04880

Asked by: Gallacher, Meghan, Central Scotland, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Date Lodged: 9 December 2021

"To ask the Scottish Government whether it is considering any proposals to rewrite or remove questions contained within the Health and Wellbeing Census for schools in 2021-22."

Answered by: Shirley-Anne Somerville on 23 December 2021

Question ref. S6W-04885

Asked by: Gallacher, Meghan, Central Scotland, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Date Lodged: 8 December 2021

"To ask the Scottish Government what information it has on the number of birds that have been killed in the last 10 years due to windfarm activity."

Answered by: Mairi McAllan on 22 December 2021

Question ref. S6W-04886

Asked by: Gallacher, Meghan, Central Scotland, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Date Lodged: 8 December 2021

"To ask the Scottish Government what volume of wood has been imported into Scotland in each of the last five years, also broken down by the country it was imported from."

Answered by: Mairi McAllan on 22 December 2021

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