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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

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 Patron of Disability Equality Scotland.

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.

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: 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…

Chamber meeting date: 9 June 2021

Incineration of Waste

3. Monica Lennon (Central Scotland) (Lab): "To ask the Scottish Government when it will begin and conclude its review of the role of incineration in Scotland’s waste hierarchy. (S6O-00003)"

Chamber meeting date: 9 June 2021

Climate Emergency

Monica Lennon (Central Scotland) (Lab): "Climate change and nature loss are undeniably the greatest global threats that we face, so we welcome the debate, which is my first as Scottish Labour’s net zero, energy and transport spokesperson…

Votes

How Monica Lennon has voted in Parliament

Find out how Monica Lennon has voted recently.

Motion ref. S6M-00400.2

Tackling Drug Related Deaths

Submitted by: Alex Cole-Hamilton, Edinburgh Western, Scottish Liberal Democrats. Date lodged: Wednesday, June 16, 2021

Current status: Taken in the Chamber on Thursday, June 17, 2021

Result 93 for, 28 against, 0 abstained, 8 no vote

MSP voted for

Vote Passed

Motion ref. S6M-00400.1

Tackling Drug Related Deaths

Submitted by: Sue Webber, Lothian, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party. Date lodged: Wednesday, June 16, 2021

Current status: Taken in the Chamber on Thursday, June 17, 2021

Result 28 for, 72 against, 22 abstained, 7 no vote

MSP abstained

Vote Defeated

Motion ref. S6M-00400.4

Tackling Drug Related Deaths

Submitted by: Claire Baker, Mid Scotland and Fife, Scottish Labour. Date lodged: Wednesday, June 16, 2021

Supported by: Foysol Choudhury, Pauline McNeill, Paul Sweeney
Current status: Taken in the Chamber on Thursday, June 17, 2021

Result 94 for, 28 against, 0 abstained, 7 no vote

MSP voted for

Vote Passed

Motion ref. S6M-00400

Tackling Drug Related Deaths

Submitted by: Angela Constance, Almond Valley, Scottish National Party. Date lodged: Tuesday, June 15, 2021

Supported by: Nicola Sturgeon
Current status: Taken in the Chamber on Thursday, June 17, 2021

Result 94 for, 28 against, 0 abstained, 7 no vote

MSP voted for

Vote Passed

Motion ref. S6M-00400.3

Tackling Drug Related Deaths

Submitted by: Gillian Mackay, Central Scotland, Scottish Green Party. Date lodged: Wednesday, June 16, 2021

Current status: Taken in the Chamber on Thursday, June 17, 2021

Result 94 for, 28 against, 0 abstained, 7 no vote

MSP voted for

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-00949

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

"To ask the Scottish Government whether it has made any assessment of the potential impact of (a) the COVID-19 pandemic and (b) COVID-19 vaccines on (i) menstrual cycles and (ii) menstrual health, and whether it will make advice and information on those matters available to the public."

Awaiting answer

Question ref. S6W-00932

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

"To ask the Scottish Government what its response is to SEPA issuing a "very poor" draft assessment of the Ineos Kinneil terminal for 2019, due to significant non-compliance and the requirement for urgent improvement, and what discussion it has had with (a) SEPA and (b) Ineos about (i) the assessment, and (ii) flaring and effluent breaches."

Awaiting answer

Question ref. S6W-00931

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

"To ask the Scottish Government how it will ensure that women who are pregnant following the death of a baby are able to access promptly the continuity of carer model as it rolls out in their local midwifery service."

Awaiting answer

Question ref. S6W-00885

Asked by: Lennon, Monica, Central Scotland, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 18 June 2021

"To ask the Scottish Government what action it is taking to reduce the use of single-use plastic in medical settings."

Awaiting answer

Question ref. S6W-00908

Asked by: Lennon, Monica, Central Scotland, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 18 June 2021

"To ask the Scottish Government whether it plans to compensate the tourism industry as a result of ferry disruption."

Awaiting answer

Question ref. S6W-00909

Asked by: Lennon, Monica, Central Scotland, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 18 June 2021

"To ask the Scottish Government by what date all low-emission zones will be established in cities."

Awaiting answer

Question ref. S6W-00883

Asked by: Lennon, Monica, Central Scotland, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 18 June 2021

"To ask the Scottish Government what its response is to the Audit Scotland report, Covid-19 Personal protective equipment, and what action it is taking to implement the recommendation to support suppliers in developing more environmentally-friendly PPE."

Awaiting answer

Question ref. S6W-00907

Asked by: Lennon, Monica, Central Scotland, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 18 June 2021

"To ask the Scottish Government how many trees it expects to be planted by the end of the current parliamentary session to help tackle climate change, and whether it plans to accelerate this work."

Awaiting answer

Question ref. S6W-00900

Asked by: Lennon, Monica, Central Scotland, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 18 June 2021

"To ask the Scottish Government what engagement it has had with Historic Environment Scotland regarding protecting historic buildings from the effects of climate change."

Awaiting answer

Question ref. S6W-00884

Asked by: Lennon, Monica, Central Scotland, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 18 June 2021

"To ask the Scottish Government what assessment it has carried out or plans to carry out of the issue of microplastics originating from hospital laundrettes being found in the ocean."

Awaiting answer

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