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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 13 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 Older People, Age and Ageing

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 14 previous roles

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

31 May 2021 - 25 November 2021

Party Spokesperson on Energy

Scottish Labour

31 May 2021 - 25 November 2021

Party Spokesperson on Transport

Scottish Labour

31 May 2021 - 25 November 2021

Party Spokesperson on Net Zero

Scottish Labour

09 January 2018 - 04 May 2021

Social Security Committee

Substitute Member

10 September 2019 - 04 May 2021

Health and Sport Committee

Substitute Member

24 April 2020 - 04 May 2021

COVID19 Committee

Deputy Convener

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

09 January 2018 - 10 January 2018

Local Government and Communities Committee

Member

29 September 2016 - 10 January 2018

Public Audit and Postlegislative Scrutiny Committee

Member

08 September 2016 - 09 January 2018

Delegated Powers and Law Reform Committee

Member

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

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 Member of the Ecocide Alliance.

I am a Patron of Disability Equality Scotland.

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

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

I am a member of GMB Trade Union.

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

I am a member of the Co-operative Party.

I am a Member of Unite the Union.

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: 2 February 2023

Cost of Living Crisis

6. Monica Lennon (Central Scotland) (Lab): "To ask the First Minister what the Scottish Government’s response is to research commissioned by Citizens Advice Scotland, which reportedly found that people are struggling to afford everyday goods, including period and hygiene products, and the energy costs associated with showering, bathing and laundry, due to the cost of living crisis.…

Chamber meeting date: 2 February 2023

Budget (Scotland) (No 2) Bill: Stage 1

Monica Lennon (Central Scotland) (Lab): "I have just come from an event with the rail unions that was well attended by MSPs and was about getting the right investment in rail…

Net Zero, Energy and Transport Committee meeting date: 31 January 2023

Ferry Services Inquiry

Monica Lennon (Central Scotland) (Lab): "I will begin by referring to my voluntary entry on trade union interests in the register of members’ interests. I had questions about bundling, but your positions were set out in the quite comprehensive opening remarks…

Net Zero, Energy and Transport Committee meeting date: 24 January 2023

Energy Bill

Monica Lennon (Central Scotland) (Lab): "Good morning. I want to ask about the offshore wind environmental improvement package, which has been mentioned a couple of times…

Chamber meeting date: 19 January 2023

Carbon Neutral Islands Project

Monica Lennon (Central Scotland) (Lab): "I welcome the opportunity to take part in the debate. I have enjoyed listening to the speeches of colleagues from right across the chamber…

Votes

How Monica Lennon has voted in Parliament

Find out how Monica Lennon has voted recently.

Motion ref. S6M-07812.2

Addressing the Crisis in NHS Dentistry

Submitted by: Dr. Sandesh Gulhane, Glasgow, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party. Date lodged: Tuesday, February 7, 2023

Current status: Taken in the Chamber on Wednesday, February 8, 2023

Result 53 for, 67 against, 0 abstained, 9 no vote

MSP voted for

Vote Defeated

Motion ref. S6M-07812.3

Addressing the Crisis in NHS Dentistry

Submitted by: Maree Todd, Caithness, Sutherland and Ross, Scottish National Party. Date lodged: Tuesday, February 7, 2023

Supported by: Kevin Stewart, Humza Yousaf
Current status: Taken in the Chamber on Wednesday, February 8, 2023

Result 67 for, 53 against, 0 abstained, 9 no vote

MSP voted against

Vote Passed

Motion ref. S6M-07813.1

Investing in the Future of Social Care

Submitted by: Paul O'Kane, West Scotland, Scottish Labour. Date lodged: Tuesday, February 7, 2023

Supported by: Jackie Baillie, Paul Sweeney
Current status: Taken in the Chamber on Wednesday, February 8, 2023

Result 21 for, 95 against, 4 abstained, 9 no vote

MSP voted for

Vote Defeated

Motion ref. S6M-07813

Investing in the Future of Social Care

Submitted by: Alex Cole-Hamilton, Edinburgh Western, Scottish Liberal Democrats. Date lodged: Monday, February 6, 2023

Current status: Taken in the Chamber on Wednesday, February 8, 2023

Result 67 for, 53 against, 0 abstained, 9 no vote

MSP voted against

Vote Passed

Motion ref. S6M-07812

Addressing the Crisis in NHS Dentistry

Submitted by: Alex Cole-Hamilton, Edinburgh Western, Scottish Liberal Democrats. Date lodged: Monday, February 6, 2023

Current status: Taken in the Chamber on Wednesday, February 8, 2023

Result 65 for, 55 against, 0 abstained, 9 no 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-14856

Asked by: Lennon, Monica, Central Scotland, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 8 February 2023

"To ask the Scottish Government whether it is the case that only two of its buildings have a heat pump installed; what action it will take to increase the number of its buildings that have a heat pump installed, and within what timescale will any such action be undertaken."

Answer expected on 8 March 2023

Question ref. S6W-14801

Asked by: Lennon, Monica, Central Scotland, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 8 February 2023

"To ask the Scottish Government whether it can provide a list of any disused train (a) stations and (b) lines that it is currently considering reopening."

Answer expected on 8 March 2023

Question ref. S6W-14802

Asked by: Lennon, Monica, Central Scotland, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 8 February 2023

"To ask the Scottish Government whether it has any plans to expand the membership of Scottish Rail Holdings to include representatives of (a) Unite the Union, (b) the Transport Salaried Staffs’ Association, (c) the National Union of Rail, Maritime and Transport Workers and (d) the Associated Society of Locomotive Engineers and Firemen, which…

Answer expected on 8 March 2023

Question ref. S6W-14799

Asked by: Lennon, Monica, Central Scotland, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 8 February 2023

"To ask the Scottish Government whether it has plans to increase the number of apprenticeships working for ScotRail as (a) drivers and (b) engineers."

Answer expected on 8 March 2023

Question ref. S6W-14800

Asked by: Lennon, Monica, Central Scotland, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 8 February 2023

"To ask the Scottish Government whether it has considering merging and consolidating the boards of ScotRail and Scottish Rail Holdings."

Answer expected on 8 March 2023

Question ref. S6W-14798

Asked by: Lennon, Monica, Central Scotland, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 8 February 2023

"To ask the Scottish Government whether it can commit to setting a (a) start date and (b) timetable for its national conversation on rail services, as announced by the Minister for Transport in the Scottish Parliament on 9 February 2022."

Answer expected on 8 March 2023

Question ref. S6W-14598

Asked by: Lennon, Monica, Central Scotland, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 7 February 2023

"To ask the Scottish Government whether its industrial relations with teaching unions will take account of data published by the Office of National Statistics on 27 January 2023, which found that 31% of working adults with children in school would have to work fewer hours due to school closures caused by industrial action, and 28% would not be able…

Answer expected on 7 March 2023

Question ref. S6W-14327

Asked by: Lennon, Monica, Central Scotland, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 26 January 2023

"To ask the Scottish Government whether it will consider implementing a plan to research any possible link between chronic urinary tract infections and endometriosis as part of the Women's Health Plan, and what action it is taking to improve specialist appointment waiting times for those experiencing chronic urinary tract infections."

Answered by Maree Todd on 7 February 2023

Question ref. S6W-14332

Asked by: Lennon, Monica, Central Scotland, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 26 January 2023

"To ask the Scottish Government what action it is taking to maintain and expand access to free meals for children and adults, in light of reports of services being at risk due to funding pressures affecting local authorities and charities."

Answered by Maree Todd on 7 February 2023

Question ref. S6W-14321

Asked by: Lennon, Monica, Central Scotland, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 25 January 2023

"To ask the Scottish Government what action it is taking to (a) reduce any in-work poverty among the Early Learning and Childcare (ELC) workforce and (b) ensure that the funding model enables (i) private and (ii) third sector ELC providers in partner settings to pay the Living Wage to all staff, not just those delivering the funded entitlement."

Answered by Clare Haughey on 7 February 2023

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