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Members of the Scottish Parliament (MSPs)

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Monica Lennon

Scottish Labour

MSP for Central Scotland (Region) 2016 - present day

About Monica Lennon

Contact details

Contact online

Contact at the Scottish Parliament

The Scottish Parliament
Edinburgh
EH99 1SP

Phone: 0131 348 6484
Text relay calls welcome.

Committees

Cross-party groups

Monica is a member of 12 cross-party groups

Cross-Party Group in the Scottish Parliament on Chronic Pain

Deputy Convener

Cross-Party Group in the Scottish Parliament on Circular Economy

Deputy Convener

Cross-Party Group in the Scottish Parliament on Construction

Convener

Cross-Party Group in the Scottish Parliament on Co-Operatives

Member

Cross-Party Group in the Scottish Parliament on Drug and Alcohol Misuse

Co-Convener

Cross-Party Group in the Scottish Parliament on Independent Convenience Stores

Member

Cross-Party Group in the Scottish Parliament on Lung Health

Member

Cross-Party Group in the Scottish Parliament on Medicinal Cannabis

Member

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

Member

Cross-Party Group in the Scottish Parliament on Poverty

Member

Cross-Party Group in the Scottish Parliament on USA

Member

Cross-Party Group in the Scottish Parliament on Women's Health

Convener

Parliamentary and Government Roles

Monica does not have any parliamentary or government roles

Party Roles

Monica does not have any party roles

Previous roles

Monica has had 24 previous roles

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

31 May 2021 - 25 November 2021

Party Spokesperson on Net Zero

Scottish Labour

31 May 2021 - 25 November 2021

Party Spokesperson on Energy

Scottish Labour

31 May 2021 - 25 November 2021

Party Spokesperson on Transport

Scottish Labour

01 March 2021 - 04 May 2021

Party Spokesperson on Economy

Scottish Labour

01 March 2021 - 04 May 2021

Party Spokesperson on Fair Work

Scottish Labour

10 September 2019 - 04 May 2021

Health and Sport Committee

Substitute Member

24 April 2020 - 04 May 2021

COVID19 Committee

Deputy Convener

09 January 2018 - 04 May 2021

Social Security Committee

Substitute Member

04 October 2018 - 01 March 2021

Party Spokesperson on Health

Scottish Labour

16 November 2020 - 01 March 2021

Party Spokesperson on Social Care

Scottish Labour

04 October 2018 - 16 November 2020

Deputy Party Spokesperson on Sport

Scottish Labour

16 November 2020 - 16 November 2020

Deputy Party Spokesperson on Care

Scottish Labour

21 April 2020 - 24 April 2020

COVID19 Committee

Member

31 October 2019 - 15 November 2019

Solicitors in the Supreme Courts of Scotland Amendment Bill Committee

Member

10 January 2018 - 14 November 2018

Local Government and Communities Committee

Deputy Convener

19 December 2017 - 04 October 2018

Party Spokesperson on Communities

Scottish Labour

19 December 2017 - 04 October 2018

Party Spokesperson on Equalities

Scottish Labour

19 December 2017 - 04 October 2018

Party Spokesperson on Social Security

Scottish Labour

29 September 2016 - 10 January 2018

Public Audit and Postlegislative Scrutiny Committee

Member

09 January 2018 - 10 January 2018

Local Government and Communities Committee

Member

08 September 2016 - 09 January 2018

Delegated Powers and Law Reform Committee

Member

25 May 2016 - 19 December 2017

Deputy Party Spokesperson on Equal Opportunities

Scottish Labour

08 June 2016 - 29 September 2016

Public Audit Committee

Member

28 June 2016 - 08 September 2016

Delegated Powers and Law Reform Committee

Substitute Member

Register of interests

Monica'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 Monica Lennon. The date of their initial statement was 09 June 2021.

Remuneration and related undertaking

No registrable interests

Gifts

On 8 November 2023, I launched the consultation on my proposed Ecocide (Prevention) (Scotland) Bill. Since then I have received in kind support and expect to receive further in kind support from Stop Ecocide International Ltd (SEI) (a not-for-profit company that campaigns to criminalise ecocide in law, of Valley View The Ridge, Bussage, Stroud, England, GL6 8HD). The value of in kind support received from Stop Ecocide International Ltd is estimated to be £765. [Registered 7 December 2023]

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 Patron of Disability Equality Scotland.

I am a Member of the National Union of Rail, Maritime and Transport Workers Parliamentary Group.

I am Chair of the Scottish Labour Trade Union Parliamentary Group.

I am a Member of the Ecocide Alliance.

I am a member of GMB Trade Union.

I am a member of the Co-operative Party.

I am a Member of Unite the Union.

I am a Member of the Communication Workers Union Parliamentary Group.

Recent Activity

What was said

What Monica Lennon 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: 22 February 2024

Nappies (Cost)

8. Monica Lennon (Central Scotland) (Lab): "To ask the Scottish Government what action it is taking through the delivery of benefits to help families with the cost of nappies, in light of the reported increase in nappy theft linked to the cost of living crisis. (S6O-03109)"

Chamber meeting date: 8 February 2024

The Promise

5. Monica Lennon (Central Scotland) (Lab): "To ask the First Minister what the Scottish Government’s response is to the Who Cares? Scotland research report, “Is Scotland Keeping the Promise…

Chamber meeting date: 8 February 2024

Grangemouth Oil Refinery

Monica Lennon (Central Scotland) (Lab): "As mentioned in my entry in the register of members’ interests, I am a member of Unite the union and the GMB, and I undertake other trade union activities. I join colleagues in thanking Stephen Kerr for securing this important debate…

Net Zero, Energy and Transport Committee meeting date: 30 January 2024

Budget Scrutiny 2024-25

Monica Lennon (Central Scotland) (Lab): "I have nothing to declare. Good morning to the cabinet secretaries and witnesses. As you know, we have been doing a lot of work on biodiversity and scrutinising Government proposals in the area…

Net Zero, Energy and Transport Committee meeting date: 23 January 2024

Budget Scrutiny 2024-25

Monica Lennon (Central Scotland) (Lab): "Good morning to the cabinet secretaries and to all others on the panel. Thank you for your opening statements. You have set out the challenges and pressures, both in a global context and on more domestic issues…

Votes

How Monica Lennon has voted in Parliament

Find out how Monica Lennon has voted recently.

Motion ref. S6M-12252

Scottish Rate Resolution

Submitted by: Shona Robison, Dundee City East, Scottish National Party. Date lodged: Tuesday, February 20, 2024

Supported by: George Adam, Tom Arthur, Joe FitzPatrick
Current status: Taken in the Chamber on Thursday, February 22, 2024

Result 62 for, 54 against, 0 abstained, 13 did not vote

MSP voted against

Vote Passed

Motion ref. S6M-12248

Regulation of Legal Services (Scotland) Bill

Submitted by: Siobhian Brown, Ayr, Scottish National Party. Date lodged: Tuesday, February 20, 2024

Supported by: Angela Constance
Current status: Taken in the Chamber on Thursday, February 22, 2024

Result 62 for, 29 against, 25 abstained, 13 did not vote

MSP abstained

Vote Passed

Motion ref. S6M-12215

Crisis in NHS Dentistry

Submitted by: Willie Rennie, North East Fife, Scottish Liberal Democrats. Date lodged: Monday, February 19, 2024

Current status: Taken in the Chamber on Wednesday, February 21, 2024

Result 84 for, 32 against, 0 abstained, 13 did not vote

MSP voted for

Vote Passed

Motion ref. S6M-12215.1

Crisis in NHS Dentistry

Submitted by: Paul Sweeney, Glasgow, Scottish Labour. Date lodged: Tuesday, February 20, 2024

Supported by: Carol Mochan
Current status: Taken in the Chamber on Wednesday, February 21, 2024

Result 85 for, 31 against, 0 abstained, 13 did not vote

MSP voted for

Vote Passed

Motion ref. S6M-12214

Improving Access to Primary Care

Submitted by: Alex Cole-Hamilton, Edinburgh Western, Scottish Liberal Democrats. Date lodged: Monday, February 19, 2024

Current status: Taken in the Chamber on Wednesday, February 21, 2024

Result 63 for, 53 against, 0 abstained, 13 did not vote

MSP voted against

Vote Passed

Motions

Questions

Questions Monica Lennon has asked

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

Question ref. S6W-25749

Asked by: Lennon, Monica, Central Scotland, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 23 February 2024

"To ask the Scottish Government what action the Chronic Pain Task Force (a) has taken to date and (b) plans to take in the future regarding services for people affected by fibromyalgia, and whether the Task Force has any professional members with particular expertise in treating or aiding fibromyalgia patients."

Answer expected on 8 March 2024

Question ref. S6W-25752

Asked by: Lennon, Monica, Central Scotland, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 23 February 2024

"To ask the Scottish Government whether health professionals are offered training and educational resources in relation to chronic conditions, such as fibromyalgia."

Answer expected on 8 March 2024

Question ref. S6W-25750

Asked by: Lennon, Monica, Central Scotland, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 23 February 2024

"To ask the Scottish Government what plans it has to mark International Fibromyalgia Day 2024."

Answer expected on 8 March 2024

Question ref. S6W-25615

Asked by: Lennon, Monica, Central Scotland, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 22 February 2024

"To ask the Scottish Government what assessment it has made of any reasons for the reportedly high level of pneumonia (mycoplasma pneumoniae) infections in the five- to 14-year-old age group recorded in recent Public Health Scotland data."

Answer expected on 7 March 2024

Question ref. S6W-25617

Asked by: Lennon, Monica, Central Scotland, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 22 February 2024

"To ask the Scottish Government what steps are being taken to enhance public awareness and education regarding pneumonia (mycoplasma pneumoniae) infections, particularly among any parents, caregivers and educators of children aged five to 14 who may have concerns, in light of any sustained levels of infections recorded in recent Public Health…

Answer expected on 7 March 2024

Question ref. S6W-25614

Asked by: Lennon, Monica, Central Scotland, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 22 February 2024

"To ask the Scottish Government what plans are in place to strengthen surveillance and monitoring systems for pneumonia (mycoplasma pneumoniae) infections, in order to promptly identify any emerging trends or clusters and take proactive measures to prevent further spread."

Answer expected on 7 March 2024

Question ref. S6W-25616

Asked by: Lennon, Monica, Central Scotland, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 22 February 2024

"To ask the Scottish Government what specific measures are being taken to address any high levels of pneumonia (mycoplasma pneumoniae) infections recorded in recent Public Health Scotland data."

Answer expected on 7 March 2024

Question ref. S6W-25057

Asked by: Lennon, Monica, Central Scotland, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 31 January 2024

"To ask the Scottish Government whether it will consider implementing any of the recommendations in the Climate Emergency Response Group report, Committing to delivery: Certainty and leadership for a just transition to a net zero, climate resilient future for Scotland."

Answered by Mairi McAllan on 22 February 2024

Question ref. S6W-24894

Asked by: Lennon, Monica, Central Scotland, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 29 January 2024

"To ask the Scottish Government how it marked Clean Air Day on 15 June 2023."

Answered by Mairi McAllan on 22 February 2024

Question ref. S6W-25643

Asked by: Lennon, Monica, Central Scotland, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 21 February 2024

"To ask the Scottish Government whether it will consider introducing a free period products scheme on all ScotRail trains for customers and employees, to ensure that people have access to the essential products that they may need whilst travelling."

Answer expected on 6 March 2024

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