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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 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

10 September 2019 - 04 May 2021

Health and Sport Committee

Substitute Member

09 January 2018 - 04 May 2021

Social Security 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 GMB Trade Union.

I am a Member of Unite the Union.

I am a Patron of Disability Equality Scotland.

I am a member of the Co-operative Party.

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: 29 June 2022

Covid-19 Recovery Planning (Access to Interpreters and Translators)

2. Monica Lennon (Central Scotland) (Lab): "To ask the Scottish Government whether its Covid-19 recovery planning will include measures to improve access to interpreters and translators for people using public services. (S6O-01285)"

Chamber meeting date: 28 June 2022

Abortion Services (Safe Access)

Monica Lennon (Central Scotland) (Lab): "The summit was constructive and I pay tribute to all who took part, and welcome the First Minister’s commitment to a follow-up summit. Unfortunately, during the summit, Mr Mason MSP continued his dangerous disinformation campaign…

Chamber meeting date: 28 June 2022

Coronavirus (Recovery and Reform) (Scotland) Bill: Stage 3

Monica Lennon (Central Scotland) (Lab): "Is the member really on the side of landlords and not his constituents?"

Net Zero, Energy and Transport Committee meeting date: 28 June 2022

Ferry Service Inquiry

Monica Lennon (Central Scotland) (Lab): "Good morning. The evidence so far has been very helpful and informative. A few of my questions have already been answered, but I go back to the issues of vessel size and capacity. In its submission, Harris transport forum says: “We are ..…

Chamber meeting date: 22 June 2022

Resource Spending Review (Children and Young People’s Rights)

5. Monica Lennon (Central Scotland) (Lab): "To ask the Scottish Government how its resource spending review publication, “Investing in Scotland’s Future”, will ensure that children and young people’s rights to food, education and fun will be met. (S6O-01264)"

Votes

How Monica Lennon has voted in Parliament

Find out how Monica Lennon has voted recently.

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 not voted

Vote Passed

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 not voted

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 not voted

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 not voted

Vote Defeated

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 not voted

Vote Passed

Motions

Written questions

Written questions Monica Lennon 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-10324

Asked by: Lennon, Monica, Central Scotland, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 16 August 2022

"To ask the Scottish Government how many electric vehicle (EV) public charging points will be available in Scotland by the end of (a) 2022, (b) 2023, (c) 2024 and (d) 2025."

Awaiting answer

Question ref. S6W-10325

Asked by: Lennon, Monica, Central Scotland, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 16 August 2022

"To ask the Scottish Government what work is taking place to reach the target of reducing the number of miles travelled by car in Scotland by 20% by 2030, and whether it is on course to meet this target."

Awaiting answer

Question ref. S6W-10321

Asked by: Lennon, Monica, Central Scotland, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 16 August 2022

"To ask the Scottish Government how microplastics, such as those from artificial sports pitches, (a) can be safely disposed of and (b) recycled in Scotland."

Awaiting answer

Question ref. S6W-10327

Asked by: Lennon, Monica, Central Scotland, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 16 August 2022

"To ask the Scottish Government what action it is taking to discourage and reduce the use of vaping products among children and young people."

Awaiting answer

Question ref. S6W-10320

Asked by: Lennon, Monica, Central Scotland, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 16 August 2022

"To ask the Scottish Government what consideration it is giving to improving recycling facilities to encourage members of the public to recycle more."

Awaiting answer

Question ref. S6W-10326

Asked by: Lennon, Monica, Central Scotland, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 16 August 2022

"To ask the Scottish Government whether it will consider a ban on the sale of vaping products that mimic the smell and taste of confectionery, in light of a reported surge in children and young people using such products."

Awaiting answer

Question ref. S6W-10323

Asked by: Lennon, Monica, Central Scotland, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 16 August 2022

"To ask the Scottish Government whether it expects to reach the target of having 30,000 electric vehicle (EV) public charging points available for use by 2030."

Awaiting answer

Question ref. S6W-10322

Asked by: Lennon, Monica, Central Scotland, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 16 August 2022

"To ask the Scottish Government what is being done to encourage members of the public to switch to electric vehicles (EVs) and install chargers at home, in light of increasing energy prices."

Awaiting answer

Question ref. S6W-09898

Asked by: Lennon, Monica, Central Scotland, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 21 July 2022

"To ask the Scottish Government whether it is working with local authorities and other partners to facilitate so-called warm banks, as part of its response to the cost-of-living crisis and winter preparedness."

Answered by: Shona Robison on 15 August 2022

Question ref. S6W-09821

Asked by: Lennon, Monica, Central Scotland, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 18 July 2022

"To ask the Scottish Government what assessment has been carried out regarding the affordability of nappies in Scotland, and whether it is monitoring demand for (a) nappies and (b) baby products at (i) foodbanks and (ii) other charities."

Answered by: Clare Haughey on 15 August 2022

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