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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

Co-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

09 January 2018 - 04 May 2021

Social Security Committee

Substitute Member

24 April 2020 - 04 May 2021

COVID19 Committee

Deputy Convener

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

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

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 Chair of the Scottish Labour Trade Union Parliamentary Group.

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.

I am a Member of the Ecocide Alliance.

I am a member of GMB Trade Union.

I am a Patron of Disability Equality Scotland.

I am a Member of the National Union of Rail, Maritime and Transport Workers 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: 12 June 2024

Abortion Services (Safe Access Zones) (Scotland) Bill

Monica Lennon (Central Scotland) (Lab): "I am pleased to close the debate on behalf of Scottish Labour, following on from my colleague Carol Mochan’s contribution to the opening speeches. Members across the chamber have made some really important and thoughtful contributions this afternoon…

Citizen Participation and Public Petitions Committee meeting date: 12 June 2024

Cervical Cancer (Testing) (PE2088)

Monica Lennon (Central Scotland) (Lab): "It is always a pleasure to attend the Citizen Participation and Public Petitions Committee, and I am pleased that I can speak today in support of the petition by Emma Keyes…

Chamber meeting date: 6 June 2024

Bankruptcy and Diligence (Scotland) Bill: Stage 3

Monica Lennon (Central Scotland) (Lab): "On a point of order, Presiding Officer. I could not connect—I am still trying to connect. I would have abstained."

Net Zero, Energy and Transport Committee meeting date: 4 June 2024

Transport Policies and Performance

Monica Lennon (Central Scotland) (Lab): "Good morning to the cabinet secretary and officials. What do you understand to be the main barriers to local authorities and transport partnerships in using the Transport (Scotland) Act 2019 bus powers…

Chamber meeting date: 29 May 2024

Alcohol Harm (Cost)

8. Monica Lennon (Central Scotland) (Lab): "To ask the Scottish Government what estimate it has made of the total annual cost of alcohol harm in Scotland, including to the national health service and healthcare, in light of the Institute of Alcohol Studies reporting that the annual cost of alcohol harm in England is £27.4 billion, which includes a £4.9 billion cost to the NHS in England.…

Votes

How Monica Lennon has voted in Parliament

Find out how Monica Lennon has voted recently.

Motion ref. S6M-13602.1

Scottish Government Priorities: Investing in Scotland’s Public Services

Submitted by: Liz Smith, Mid Scotland and Fife, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party. Date lodged: Wednesday, June 12, 2024

Current status: Taken in the Chamber on Thursday, June 13, 2024

Result 24 for, 81 against, 0 abstained, 24 did not vote

MSP not voted

Vote Defeated

Motion ref. S6M-13602.2

Scottish Government Priorities: Investing in Scotland’s Public Services

Submitted by: Mark Griffin, Central Scotland, Scottish Labour. Date lodged: Wednesday, June 12, 2024

Current status: Taken in the Chamber on Thursday, June 13, 2024

Result 45 for, 61 against, 0 abstained, 23 did not vote

MSP not voted

Vote Defeated

Motion ref. S6M-13602

Scottish Government Priorities: Investing in Scotland’s Public Services

Submitted by: Shona Robison, Dundee City East, Scottish National Party. Date lodged: Tuesday, June 11, 2024

Supported by: Neil Gray, Ivan McKee
Current status: Taken in the Chamber on Thursday, June 13, 2024

Result 61 for, 46 against, 0 abstained, 22 did not vote

MSP not voted

Vote Passed

Motion ref. S6 SP Bill 34 Amendment 9

Current status: Taken in the Chamber on Wednesday, June 12, 2024

Result 29 for, 79 against, 1 abstained, 20 did not vote

MSP voted against

Vote Defeated

Motion ref. S6 SP Bill 34 Amendment 6

Current status: Taken in the Chamber on Wednesday, June 12, 2024

Result 29 for, 81 against, 1 abstained, 18 did not vote

MSP voted against

Vote Defeated

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-28118

Asked by: Lennon, Monica, Central Scotland, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 13 June 2024

"To ask the Scottish Government what its position is on (a) ScotRail and (b) Scottish Water having a representative of (i) customers and (ii) employees on its company board."

Answer expected on 27 June 2024

Question ref. S6W-28117

Asked by: Lennon, Monica, Central Scotland, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 13 June 2024

"To ask the Scottish Government what assessment it has made of the impact on colleges of the 4.8% reduction in revenue funding in its Budget for 2024-25, in light of the Scottish Funding Council figures that were issued on 30 May 2024."

Answer expected on 27 June 2024

Question ref. S6W-28137

Asked by: Lennon, Monica, Central Scotland, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 12 June 2024

"To ask the Scottish Government whether every school has access to on-site mental health services."

Answer expected on 26 June 2024

Question ref. S6W-28136

Asked by: Lennon, Monica, Central Scotland, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 12 June 2024

"To ask the Scottish Government whether there are any schools without an on-site school counsellor or a mental health practitioner."

Answer expected on 26 June 2024

Question ref. S6O-03599

Asked by: Lennon, Monica, Central Scotland, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 12 June 2024

"To ask the Scottish Government whether it will proceed with its reported plans to downgrade the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit at University Hospital Wishaw."

Taken in the Chamber on 19 June 2024

Question ref. S6W-28115

Asked by: Lennon, Monica, Central Scotland, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 11 June 2024

"To ask the Scottish Government, further to the answer to question S6W-26234 by Maree Todd on 15 April 2024, whether it can provide details of its work in implementing the recommendations relating to bereavement in the Health, Social Care and Sport Committee's 1st Report, 2022 (Session 6), Inquiry into perinatal mental health (SP Paper 104), which…

Answer expected on 25 June 2024

Question ref. S6W-28116

Asked by: Lennon, Monica, Central Scotland, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 11 June 2024

"To ask the Scottish Government, further to the answer to question S6W-25831 by Jenni Minto on 11 March 2024, whether the development of specialist community perinatal mental health services includes provision for bereavement suites in maternity wards…

Answer expected on 25 June 2024

Question ref. S6W-27827

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

"To ask the Scottish Government whether it will provide details of how its loss and damage funding assists communities in Central Africa with the preservation of endangered megafauna populations."

Answered by Mairi McAllan on 11 June 2024

Question ref. S6W-28097

Asked by: Lennon, Monica, Central Scotland, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 10 June 2024

"To ask the Scottish Government what training packages are in place for judicial office holders in relation to environmental (a) legislation and (b) crime."

Answer expected on 24 June 2024

Question ref. S6W-28098

Asked by: Lennon, Monica, Central Scotland, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 10 June 2024

"To ask the Scottish Government what training packages are in place for Police Scotland in relation to environmental (a) legislation and (b) crime."

Answer expected on 24 June 2024

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