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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

X (previously known as 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 36
Airdrie Business Centre
1 Chapel Lane
Airdrie
ML6 6GX

Committees

Cross-party groups

Meghan is a member of 8 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 Poland

Member

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

Convener

Parliamentary and Government Roles

Meghan does not have any parliamentary or government roles

Party Roles

Meghan has 1 party role

Deputy Party Leader

Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party

Previous roles

Meghan has had 4 previous roles

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

08 September 2021 - 29 June 2023

Education Children and Young People Committee

Substitute Member

21 May 2021 - 28 June 2023

Deputy Party Spokesperson on Young People

Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party

21 May 2021 - 28 June 2023

Deputy Party Spokesperson on Children

Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party

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

On 5 August 2023, I was a guest of Lieutenant Colonel HIM Clark (HQ 51 Inf Bde and HQ Scotland, Redford Bks, Colinton, Edinburgh, EH13 0PP) at a performance of the Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo. The value of the hospitality received was £415. [Registered 27 September 2023]

Overseas visits

No registrable interests.

Controlled transactions

No registrable interests.

Heritable property

No registrable interests.

Interest in shares

No registrable interests.

Voluntary

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

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

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 Women to Win.

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

I am a volunteer befriender in Motherwell.

I am a member of North Lanarkshire Conservative and Unionist 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: 20 June 2024

Gender Representation on Public Boards (Amendment) (Scotland) Bill: Stage 3

Meghan Gallacher (Central Scotland) (Con): "The cabinet secretary is absolutely spot on…

Constitution, Europe, External Affairs and Culture Committee meeting date: 20 June 2024

Review of the EU-UK Trade and Co-operation Agreement

Meghan Gallacher (Central Scotland) (Con): "How involved has the Scottish Government been over the past year or so with the specialised committees that have been set up to support implementation of the UK-EU trade incorporation agreements?"

Chamber meeting date: 18 June 2024

Business Motion

Meghan Gallacher (Central Scotland) (Con): "On 8 May this year, the Scottish Conservatives held a debate on gender identity services for children and young people and the Cass review…

Chamber meeting date: 13 June 2024

Kindergarten Stage

Meghan Gallacher (Central Scotland) (Con): "I echo everything that Fulton MacGregor has just said. Does he agree with me that Diane Delaney is an absolute trailblazer when it comes to campaigning and highlighting those issues?"

Chamber meeting date: 12 June 2024

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

Meghan Gallacher (Central Scotland) (Con): "Thank you, Presiding Officer. Amendment 2 would introduce a requirement for operators of a protected premises to include signage that outlines the safe access zone and summarises the restrictions of the zone…

Votes

How Meghan Gallacher has voted in Parliament

Find out how Meghan Gallacher 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 against

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 for

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 for

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 for

Vote Defeated

Motions

Questions

Questions Meghan Gallacher has asked

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

Question ref. S6W-27724

Asked by: Gallacher, Meghan, Central Scotland, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Date Lodged: 6 June 2024

"To ask the Scottish Government, regarding any potential impact on its funding of the service, what discussions it has had with the Edinburgh Rape Crisis Centre in relation to its compliance with employment laws."

Answered by Siobhian Brown on 13 June 2024

Question ref. S6W-27664

Asked by: Gallacher, Meghan, Central Scotland, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Date Lodged: 21 May 2024

"To ask the Scottish Government whether it has reimbursed the legal expenses sought by the UK Government regarding its legal challenge of the decision by the UK Government to issue a section 35 order in relation to the Gender Recognition Reform (Scotland) Bill."

Answered by Shirley-Anne Somerville on 4 June 2024

Question ref. S6W-26813

Asked by: Gallacher, Meghan, Central Scotland, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Date Lodged: 19 April 2024

"To ask the Scottish Government how many instances of the use of conversion therapy have been recorded since 2010, and under which bodies."

Answered by Shirley-Anne Somerville on 3 May 2024

Question ref. S6W-26816

Asked by: Gallacher, Meghan, Central Scotland, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Date Lodged: 19 April 2024

"To ask the Scottish Government what engagement it has had with faith leaders regarding its proposed legislation banning conversion practices."

Answered by Shirley-Anne Somerville on 2 May 2024

Question ref. S6W-26814

Asked by: Gallacher, Meghan, Central Scotland, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Date Lodged: 19 April 2024

"To ask the Scottish Government whether it will provide a clear definition of the term "conversion therapy practices", which outlines the difference between "quackery" and advice provision."

Answered by Shirley-Anne Somerville on 2 May 2024

Question ref. S6T-01938

Asked by: Gallacher, Meghan, Central Scotland, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Date Lodged: 22 April 2024

"To ask the Scottish Government whether it will provide an update on the LGBT Youth Scotland pilot programme to introduce youth clubs in schools."

Taken in the Chamber on 23 April 2024

Question ref. S6O-03301

Asked by: Gallacher, Meghan, Central Scotland, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Date Lodged: 10 April 2024

"To ask the Scottish Government whether it will review the current model of care for children with gender dysphoria."

Taken in the Chamber on 17 April 2024

Question ref. S6F-02948

Asked by: Gallacher, Meghan, Central Scotland, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Date Lodged: 18 March 2024

"To ask the First Minister whether the Scottish Government will engage with NHS Scotland on ending the prescription of puberty suppressing hormones to children, following the recent announcement by NHS England."

Taken in the Chamber on 21 March 2024

Question ref. S6W-25816

Asked by: Gallacher, Meghan, Central Scotland, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Date Lodged: 5 March 2024

"To ask the Scottish Government what its response is to reports that the Scottish Prison Service (SPS) deliberately hid documents related to its transgender prisoner policy, particularly in light of reports that officials discussed how to avoid having to publish operational guidance through Freedom of Information."

Answered by Angela Constance on 18 March 2024

Question ref. S6O-03235

Asked by: Gallacher, Meghan, Central Scotland, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Date Lodged: 13 March 2024

"To ask the Scottish Government whether it will provide an update on the roll-out of free digital devices to school pupils."

Taken in the Chamber on 21 March 2024

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