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Members of the Scottish Parliament (MSPs)

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Michelle Thomson

Scottish National Party

MSP for Falkirk East (Constituency) 2021 - present day

About Michelle Thomson

Contact details

Contact online

Twitter: @MichelleThomson

Contact at the Scottish Parliament

The Scottish Parliament
Edinburgh
EH99 1SP

Phone: 0131 348 5082
Text relay calls welcome.

Committees

Cross-party groups

Michelle is a member of 13 cross-party groups

Cross-Party Group in the Scottish Parliament on Circular Economy

Member

Cross-Party Group in the Scottish Parliament on Colleges and Universities

Member

Cross-Party Group in the Scottish Parliament on Europe

Deputy Convener

Cross-Party Group in the Scottish Parliament on Germany

Member

Cross-Party Group in the Scottish Parliament on Life Sciences

Member

Cross-Party Group in the Scottish Parliament on Music

Convener

Cross-Party Group in the Scottish Parliament on Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency

Member

Cross-Party Group in the Scottish Parliament on Social Enterprise

Member

Cross-Party Group in the Scottish Parliament on St Andrew's Day

Member

Cross-Party Group in the Scottish Parliament on USA

Member

Cross-Party Group in the Scottish Parliament on Wellbeing Economy

Member

Cross-Party Group in the Scottish Parliament on Women in Enterprise

Deputy Convener

Cross-Party Group in the Scottish Parliament on Women, Families and Justice

Member

Parliamentary and Government Roles

Michelle does not have any parliamentary or government roles

Party Roles

Michelle does not have any party roles

Previous roles

Michelle does not have any previous roles

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

Register of interests

Michelle'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 Michelle Thomson. The date of their initial statement was 04 June 2021.

Remuneration and related undertaking

I am a sole trader of Thomson Holdings, a property investment company (C/o Cunningham Grant Chartered Accountants, Unit G6, The Granary Business Centre, Coal Road, Cupar , Fife KY15 5YQ). I expect to receive remuneration of between £10,001 and £15,000 per annum and will spend 1 hour per month in the role. This remuneration represents a net sum that is also recorded in the heritable property category.

I am a Director of Senza Rit Ltd, a property management company (C/o Cunningham Grant Chartered Accountants, Unit G6, The Granary Business Centre, Coal Road, Cupar , Fife KY15 5YQ). I expect to receive remuneration of between £1,001 and £2,000 per annum in the form of life cover. I do not play an active role in running the business.

Gifts

No registrable interests.

Overseas visits

No registrable interests.

Controlled transactions

No registrable interests.

Heritable property

I own a house in Edinburgh with a market value of between £150,001 and £200,000 which generates a gross income of up to £5,000 per annum.

I own a flat in Edinburgh with a market value of between £200,001 and £250,000 which generates a gross income of up to £5,000 per annum.

Until 26 August 2022 I owned a house in Argyle and Bute with a market value of between £50,001 and £100,000 which generated a gross income of up to £5,000 per annum. [Amended interest 29 August 2022, Ceased interest 29 August 2022]

I own a flat in West Lothian with a market value of between £50,001 and £100,000 which generates a gross income of up to £5,000 per annum.

I own a house in Stirling with a market value of between £50,001 and £100,000 which generates a gross income of up to £5,000 per annum.

Until 28 January 2022 I owned a flat in Clackmannanshire with a market value of between £150,001 and £200,000 which generated a gross income of up to £5,000 per annum. [Amended Interest 14 February 2022, Ceased Interest 14 February 2022]

Interest in shares

Until 30 November 2021, when the company was dissolved, I owned 52% of the issued share capital of Momentous Change Ltd, which ceased trading upon my election and is now being wound up. As a result of not trading, the shares had no value. [Amended interest 6 December 2021, Ceased interest 6 December 2021]

I own ordinary shares in Senza Rit Ltd, a property management company, representing 60% of the issued share capital, with a market value of £16,500.

Voluntary

I am an Ambassador of the Westminster All Party Parliamentary Group (APPG) for Fair Business Banking. I receive no income, benefit, or gifts for this role.

I am a director of Revive, a Community Interest Company which promotes the understanding of issues arising from explosive devices. I receive no income, benefit, or gifts for this role.

On 22 April, I was appointed an Ambassador of the Transparency Taskforce, a social enterprise concerned with the promotion of ongoing reform of the financial sector. This is an unremunerated role. [Registered 22 April 2022]

Recent Activity

What was said

What Michelle Thomson 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: 21 September 2022

Economic Transformation

Michelle Thomson (Falkirk East) (SNP): "The William of Aberdeen vessel sailed across the Atlantic in 1596, the first recorded Atlantic trade journey from Scotland to what is now known as Newfoundland…

Finance and Public Administration Committee meeting date: 20 September 2022

Public Finances 2023-24 (Impact of Cost of Living and Public Service Reform)

Michelle Thomson (Falkirk East) (SNP): "Good afternoon. Thank you for coming along today. I will ask the Auditor General a question first. In your submission, you said that the resource spending review “notes that there are ... 129 public bodies in Scotland”…

Chamber meeting date: 8 September 2022

Fair Tax Week

Michelle Thomson (Falkirk East) (SNP): "It is a pleasure to take part in this debate. I thank Rhoda Grant for bringing it to the chamber and for her very good speech. I have had an interest in taxation issues for a number of years, not only because I have to pay quite a bit of it…

Economy and Fair Work Committee meeting date: 7 September 2022

Registers of Scotland

Michelle Thomson (Falkirk East) (SNP): "I have some questions about the backlog, which is a matter that I expect other members will want to come in on, too…

Finance and Public Administration Committee meeting date: 6 September 2022

Scottish Fiscal Commission (Publications)

Michelle Thomson (Falkirk East) (SNP): "Good morning to the panel—thank you for attending today. If you can bear with me, I want to return to your “Statement of data needs”, specifically in relation to the child disability payment. In the statement, you note—correctly—that, “While ..…

Votes

How Michelle Thomson has voted in Parliament

Find out how Michelle Thomson has voted recently.

Motion ref. S6M-05254

Business Programme

Submitted by: George Adam, Paisley, Scottish National Party. Date lodged: Tuesday, June 28, 2022

Current status: Taken in the Chamber on Wednesday, June 29, 2022

Result 63 for, 47 against, 0 abstained, 19 no vote

MSP voted for

Vote Passed

Motion ref. S6M-05154

Fireworks and Pyrotechnic Articles (Scotland) Bill

Submitted by: Ash Regan, Edinburgh Eastern, Scottish National Party. Date lodged: Tuesday, June 21, 2022

Supported by: Keith Brown
Current status: Taken in the Chamber on Wednesday, June 29, 2022

Result 84 for, 0 against, 25 abstained, 20 no vote

MSP voted for

Vote Passed

Motion ref. S6M-05235.3

Northern Ireland Protocol Bill

Submitted by: Sarah Boyack, Lothian, Scottish Labour. Date lodged: Tuesday, June 28, 2022

Supported by: Paul Sweeney
Current status: Taken in the Chamber on Wednesday, June 29, 2022

Result 85 for, 25 against, 0 abstained, 19 no vote

MSP voted for

Vote Passed

Motion ref. S6M-05235.2

Northern Ireland Protocol Bill

Submitted by: Donald Cameron, Highlands and Islands, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party. Date lodged: Tuesday, June 28, 2022

Current status: Taken in the Chamber on Wednesday, June 29, 2022

Result 25 for, 85 against, 0 abstained, 19 no vote

MSP voted against

Vote Defeated

Motion ref. S6M-05254.1

Business Programme

Submitted by: Stephen Kerr, Central Scotland, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party. Date lodged: Wednesday, June 29, 2022

Supported by: Jeremy Balfour, Miles Briggs, Alexander Burnett, Donald Cameron, Jackson Carlaw, Finlay Carson, Sharon Dowey, Russell Findlay, Murdo Fraser, Meghan Gallacher, Maurice Golden, Pam Gosal, Jamie Greene, Dr. Sandesh Gulhane, Jamie Halcro Johnston, Rachael Hamilton, Craig Hoy, Liam Kerr, Dean Lockhart, Douglas Lumsden, 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 Wednesday, June 29, 2022

Result 47 for, 63 against, 0 abstained, 19 no vote

MSP voted against

Vote Defeated

Motions

Written questions

Written questions Michelle Thomson 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-11001

Asked by: Thomson, Michelle, Falkirk East, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 8 September 2022

"To ask the Scottish Government whether it will confirm the costs associated with the production and publication of the paper, Independence in the modern world. Wealthier, Happier, Fairer: Why Not Scotland."

Answered by: Angus Robertson on 23 September 2022

Question ref. S6W-11002

Asked by: Thomson, Michelle, Falkirk East, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 8 September 2022

"To ask the Scottish Government whether it will confirm the costs associated with the production and publication of the paper, Renewing Democracy through Independence."

Answered by: Angus Robertson on 23 September 2022

Question ref. S6W-07515

Asked by: Thomson, Michelle, Falkirk East, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 22 March 2022

"To ask the Scottish Government what information it has on the most recent data on levels of income tax paid at the UK median wage level for all employees in Scotland, and how that compares with the rest of the UK."

Answered by: Tom Arthur on 19 April 2022

Question ref. S6W-06771

Asked by: Thomson, Michelle, Falkirk East, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 24 February 2022

"To ask the Scottish Government how many people in the Falkirk East constituency are currently receiving new benefits through Social Security Scotland, and what the average amount of benefits being received is."

Answered by: Ben Macpherson on 10 March 2022

Question ref. S6W-06773

Asked by: Thomson, Michelle, Falkirk East, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 24 February 2022

"To ask the Scottish Government how many baby boxes have been delivered to new and expectant families in the Falkirk East constituency in each year since their introduction."

Answered by: Clare Haughey on 10 March 2022

Question ref. S6W-06770

Asked by: Thomson, Michelle, Falkirk East, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 24 February 2022

"To ask the Scottish Government how much funding it provided to Falkirk Council for housing in each year from 2000-01 to 2020-21, and how much it projects it will provide in each year from 2023-24 to 2025-26."

Answered by: Shona Robison on 10 March 2022

Question ref. S6W-07024

Asked by: Thomson, Michelle, Falkirk East, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 28 February 2022

"To ask the Scottish Government whether the publication of the COVID-19 Strategic Framework will be followed by the publication of the National Strategy for Economic Transformation, and when that will be published."

Answered by: Kate Forbes on 1 March 2022

Question ref. S6W-05063

Asked by: Thomson, Michelle, Falkirk East, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 13 December 2021

"To ask the Scottish Government what support it provides to people aged under 60 who can no longer be looked after by their families at home due to complex medical issues."

Answered by: Humza Yousaf on 25 January 2022

Question ref. S6O-00302

Asked by: Thomson, Michelle, Falkirk East, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 20 October 2021

"To ask the Scottish Government what plans it has to increase support and encourage more women into business, entrepreneurship and the labour market."

Answered by: Ivan McKee on 28 October 2021

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