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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 not a member of any cross-party groups

Parliamentary and Government Roles

Monica does not have any parliamentary or government roles

Party Roles

Monica has 3 party roles

Party Spokesperson on Energy

Scottish Labour

Party Spokesperson on Net Zero

Scottish Labour

Party Spokesperson on Transport

Scottish Labour

Previous roles

Monica has had 11 previous roles

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

09 January 2018 - 04 May 2021

Social Security Committee

Substitute Member

24 April 2020 - 04 May 2021

COVID19 Committee

Deputy Convener

10 September 2019 - 04 May 2021

Health and Sport Committee

Substitute Member

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 the Co-operative Party.

I am a Member of Unite the Union.

I am a Patron of Disability Equality Scotland.

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.

Net Zero, Energy and Transport Committee meeting date: 22 June 2021

Legacy Papers

Monica Lennon: "I congratulate you, convener, and Fiona Hyslop, and I look forward to working with all members of the committee. There is already lots of agreement. I thank colleagues on our predecessor committees. There is a lot to read in the reports…

Net Zero, Energy and Transport Committee meeting date: 22 June 2021

Interests

Monica Lennon (Central Scotland) (Lab): "I have no relevant interests to declare."

Chamber meeting date: 16 June 2021

Historical Forced Adoption

Monica Lennon (Central Scotland) (Lab): "I am grateful to members for supporting the motion and for taking part in the debate. Historical forced adoption was most common from the 1950s to the 1970s, but the pain of the victims continues to this day. What happened was beyond cruel…

Chamber meeting date: 15 June 2021

Greenhouse Gas Emissions Statistics 2019

Monica Lennon (Central Scotland) (Lab): "I thank the cabinet secretary for advance sight of his statement. It is disappointing that the Scottish Government has again missed its targets for reducing greenhouse gas emissions…

Chamber meeting date: 15 June 2021

Women’s Health

Monica Lennon (Central Scotland) (Lab): "I welcome the minister to her new post and agree with what she has said so far. Does she agree that, if we are to get the benefit of all those measures, we need to embed menstrual wellbeing education in the curriculum…

Votes

How Monica Lennon has voted in Parliament

Find out how Monica Lennon has voted recently.

Motion ref. S6 SP Bill 1 Amendment 11 24 June 2021

Current status: Taken in the Chamber on Thursday, June 24, 2021

Result 30 for, 90 against, 0 abstained, 9 no vote

MSP voted for

Vote Defeated

Motion ref. S6M-00479

Coronavirus (Extension and Expiry) (Scotland) Bill

Submitted by: John Swinney, Perthshire North, Scottish National Party. Date lodged: Tuesday, June 22, 2021

Supported by: George Adam
Current status: Taken in the Chamber on Thursday, June 24, 2021

Result 90 for, 32 against, 0 abstained, 7 no vote

MSP voted for

Vote Passed

Motion ref. S6 SP Bill 1 Amendment 13

Current status: Taken in the Chamber on Thursday, June 24, 2021

Result 59 for, 61 against, 0 abstained, 9 no vote

MSP voted for

Vote Defeated

Motion ref. S6 SP Bill 1 Amendment 14

Current status: Taken in the Chamber on Thursday, June 24, 2021

Result 61 for, 60 against, 0 abstained, 8 no vote

MSP voted for

Vote Passed

Motion ref. S6 SP Bill 1 Amendment 11 23 June 2021

Current status: Taken in the Chamber on Wednesday, June 23, 2021

Result 33 for, 88 against, 0 abstained, 8 no vote

MSP voted against

Vote Defeated

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-01808

Asked by: Lennon, Monica, Central Scotland, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 22 July 2021

"To ask the Scottish Government what its response is to a recent Transport Scotland report, which suggests that electric car charging points may cease to be free of charge, and how this aligns with its targets of phasing out new petrol and diesel cars…

Awaiting answer

Question ref. S6W-01046

Asked by: Lennon, Monica, Central Scotland, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 24 June 2021

"To ask the Scottish Government what consideration it has given to extending the NHS bursary to all students in the allied health professions."

Answered by: Humza Yousaf on 22 July 2021

Question ref. S6W-01183

Asked by: Lennon, Monica, Central Scotland, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 5 July 2021

"To ask the Scottish Government, further to the answer to question S6W-00712 by Kate Forbes on 22 June 2021, for what reason the Taxi and Private Hire Driver Support Fund is underspent in excess of £24 million, and what urgent action it will take to address the issues facing taxi operators and drivers as a result of the pandemic."

Answered by: Kate Forbes on 22 July 2021

Question ref. S6W-01338

Asked by: Lennon, Monica, Central Scotland, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 8 July 2021

"To ask the Scottish Government what action it is taking to ensure that every child leaves school with the ability to cycle safely."

Answered by: Graeme Dey on 22 July 2021

Question ref. S6W-01250

Asked by: Lennon, Monica, Central Scotland, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 6 July 2021

"To ask the Scottish Government when (a) ministers and (b) officials last met or corresponded with Amazon or its representatives, and what was discussed."

Answered by: Richard Lochhead on 22 July 2021

Question ref. S6W-01607

Asked by: Lennon, Monica, Central Scotland, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 21 July 2021

"To ask the Scottish Government what implications the proposed Cambo oil field would have for its ability to meet its climate targets, and what action it is taking to ensure that Scotland is on track to achieve its target of net-zero emissions by 2045…

Awaiting answer

Question ref. S6W-01608

Asked by: Lennon, Monica, Central Scotland, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 21 July 2021

"To ask the Scottish Government what its position is, regarding the potential impact on Scotland, on the Cambo oil field application, in light of reported International Energy Agency views that no new investments were needed in oil and gas."

Awaiting answer

Question ref. S6W-01605

Asked by: Lennon, Monica, Central Scotland, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 21 July 2021

"To ask the Scottish Government what its position is, regarding the potential impact on Scotland, on calls to reject the proposed Cambo oil field project."

Awaiting answer

Question ref. S6W-01603

Asked by: Lennon, Monica, Central Scotland, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 21 July 2021

"To ask the Scottish Government what (a) consultation and (b) discussions it has had with the UK Government regarding the potential climate impact of the proposed Cambo oil field."

Awaiting answer

Question ref. S6W-01658

Asked by: Lennon, Monica, Central Scotland, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 20 July 2021

"To ask the Scottish Government what its response is to the latest Modelling the Pandemic report, which claims that the true scale of COVID-19 infections is being underreported in official figures, and warns that virus prevalence in recent wastewater sampling "significantly exceeded levels suggested by case rates"."

Awaiting answer

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