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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

Contact at the Scottish Parliament

The Scottish Parliament
Edinburgh
EH99 1SP

Phone: 0131 348 5633
Text relay calls welcome.

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 North Lanarkshire Conservative and Unionist Association.

I am a volunteer befriender in Motherwell.

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

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

I am a member of Women to Win.

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: 16 September 2021

Fairer and More Equal Society

Meghan Gallacher (Central Scotland) (Con): "Currently, there is not a streamlined approach to adoption support for Scottish families, despite the SNP’s pledge to implement its promise on that. Can the cabinet secretary provide an update on the grants for care-experienced 16 to 26-year-olds?"

Chamber meeting date: 15 September 2021

General Practitioner Services

Meghan Gallacher (Central Scotland) (Con): "Does the member agree, however, with BMA Scotland’s comments in relation to not having enough GPs before the pandemic? Does she agree with that statement?"

Local Government, Housing and Planning Committee meeting date: 14 September 2021

Electoral Arrangements Regulations

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

Chamber meeting date: 8 September 2021

National Autistic Society (Meetings)

4. Meghan Gallacher (Central Scotland) (Con): "To ask the Scottish Government when it last met the National Autistic Society, in light of its reported concerns regarding support for families during the Covid-19 pandemic. (S6O-00102)"

Local Government, Housing and Planning Committee meeting date: 7 September 2021

Local Government, Housing and Planning

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…

Votes

How Meghan Gallacher has voted in Parliament

Find out how Meghan Gallacher has voted recently.

Motion ref. S6M-01248

A Land of Opportunity - Supporting a Fairer and More Equal Society

Submitted by: Shona Robison, Dundee City East, Scottish National Party. Date lodged: Tuesday, September 14, 2021

Supported by: Shirley-Anne Somerville
Current status: Taken in the Chamber on Thursday, September 16, 2021

Result 67 for, 30 against, 20 abstained, 12 no vote

MSP voted against

Vote Passed

Motion ref. S6M-01248.2

A Land of Opportunity - Supporting a Fairer and More Equal Society

Submitted by: Pam Duncan-Glancy, Glasgow, Scottish Labour. Date lodged: Wednesday, September 15, 2021

Supported by: Foysol Choudhury, Paul Sweeney
Current status: Taken in the Chamber on Thursday, September 16, 2021

Result 25 for, 93 against, 0 abstained, 11 no vote

MSP voted against

Vote Defeated

Motion ref. S6M-01248.1

A Land of Opportunity - Supporting a Fairer and More Equal Society

Submitted by: Miles Briggs, Lothian, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party. Date lodged: Wednesday, September 15, 2021

Supported by: Sharon Dowey
Current status: Taken in the Chamber on Thursday, September 16, 2021

Result 33 for, 65 against, 20 abstained, 11 no vote

MSP voted for

Vote Defeated

Motion ref. S6M-01217.2

Return to Normal GP Services

Submitted by: Humza Yousaf, Glasgow Pollok, Scottish National Party. Date lodged: Tuesday, September 14, 2021

Supported by: Kevin Stewart, Maree Todd
Current status: Taken in the Chamber on Wednesday, September 15, 2021

Result 67 for, 56 against, 0 abstained, 6 no vote

MSP voted against

Vote Passed

Motion ref. S6M-01217.1

Return to Normal GP Services

Submitted by: Jackie Baillie, Dumbarton, Scottish Labour. Date lodged: Tuesday, September 14, 2021

Supported by: Paul O'Kane, Paul Sweeney
Current status: Taken in the Chamber on Wednesday, September 15, 2021

Result 56 for, 65 against, 0 abstained, 8 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-03015

Asked by: Gallacher, Meghan, Central Scotland, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Date Lodged: 16 September 2021

"To ask the Scottish Government what it is doing to (a) help the private nursery sector implement the roll-out of 1,140 hours of funded early learning and childcare and (b) ensure that the private and public nursery sectors are being supported equally…

Awaiting answer

Question ref. S6W-02584

Asked by: Gallacher, Meghan, Central Scotland, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Date Lodged: 30 August 2021

"To ask the Scottish Government whether it will provide an update on progress with the allocation of the £10 million being provided to schools to improve ventilation and CO2 monitoring, also broken down by how many schools in each local authority have received this funding."

Answered by: Shirley-Anne Somerville on 7 September 2021

Question ref. S6W-02524

Asked by: Gallacher, Meghan, Central Scotland, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Date Lodged: 25 August 2021

"To ask the Scottish Government what (a) its position is on and (b) support it can provide to pet owners in (i) local authority and (ii) privately-rented accommodation who face their lease being terminated at short notice and may be required to give up their pet should the only available alternative property have a landlord that does not accept…

Awaiting answer

Question ref. S6W-01410

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

"To ask the Scottish Government whether it considers the support its provides to adopted families to be sufficient, given the recent report from Adoption UK Scotland, which stated that, for the third year in a row, over two-thirds of Barometer respondents said that they struggled to obtain help and support for their family."

Answered by: Clare Haughey on 10 August 2021

Question ref. S6W-01409

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

"To ask the Scottish Government what its position is on the recent Adoption Barometer report by Adoption UK Scotland, which states that more than a third of adopted 16- to 25-year-olds did not reach a positive destination, in relation to education, employment or training, in 2020."

Answered by: Clare Haughey on 10 August 2021

Question ref. S6W-01434

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

"To ask the Scottish Government whether it will introduce a national minimum allowance for foster carers."

Answered by: Clare Haughey on 10 August 2021

Question ref. S6W-01497

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

"To ask the Scottish Government whether it will provide an update on the COVID-19 guidance for nightclubs under the new Level 0 framework and, in light of them being unable to reopen on 19 July 2021, what additional support it will offer to (a) these businesses, (b) staff and (c) freelance performers."

Answered by: Kate Forbes on 4 August 2021

Question ref. S6W-00695

Asked by: Gallacher, Meghan, Central Scotland, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Date Lodged: 15 June 2021

"To ask the Scottish Government whether it will provide clarification of the COVID-19 guidance for (a) weddings and (b) funerals, and how many guests can attend these (i) indoors and (ii) outdoors."

Answered by: Ash Denham on 2 July 2021

Question ref. S6W-00443

Asked by: Gallacher, Meghan, Central Scotland, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Date Lodged: 3 June 2021

"To ask the Scottish Government whether it has reviewed the guidance on whether parents and guardians can attend nursery and school graduations."

Answered by: Clare Haughey on 17 June 2021

Question ref. S6W-00361

Asked by: Gallacher, Meghan, Central Scotland, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Date Lodged: 2 June 2021

"To ask the Scottish Government when the roll-out of 1,140 hours of early learning and childcare across all 32 local authorities will be completed."

Answered by: Clare Haughey on 16 June 2021

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