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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

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.

10 September 2019 - 04 May 2021

Health and Sport Committee

Substitute Member

24 April 2020 - 04 May 2021

COVID19 Committee

Deputy Convener

09 January 2018 - 04 May 2021

Social Security 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

29 September 2016 - 10 January 2018

Public Audit and Postlegislative Scrutiny Committee

Member

09 January 2018 - 10 January 2018

Local Government and Communities 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.

Chamber meeting date: 22 September 2021

Circular Economy

Monica Lennon (Central Scotland) (Lab): "Does the minister agree that there should be a moratorium on new large-scale incinerators? Will she commend the Dovesdale action group in South Lanarkshire for its commitment to reducing waste and building a circular economy?"

Chamber meeting date: 21 September 2021

Net Zero Nation

Monica Lennon (Central Scotland) (Lab): "I am pleased to open the debate on behalf of Scottish Labour…

Net Zero, Energy and Transport Committee meeting date: 21 September 2021

Committee Priorities

Monica Lennon (Central Scotland) (Lab): "Forestry has been mentioned and clearly has a huge part to play in reaching net zero. I am interested in the Gresham House forest growth and sustainability fund, on which there was a wee bit of media coverage at the weekend…

Net Zero, Energy and Transport Committee meeting date: 16 September 2021

United Nations Climate Change Conference of the Parties (COP26)

Monica Lennon (Central Scotland) (Lab): "Good morning, Mr Sharma. I whole-heartedly agree that COP26 is an opportunity to showcase what the UK has to offer. Given the IPCC’s report warning that the door is closing on the 1…

Chamber meeting date: 15 September 2021

North Sea Oil and Gas

Monica Lennon (Central Scotland) (Lab): "I am pleased to open the debate on behalf of Scottish Labour. I refer to my entry in the register of members’ interests, as I am a member of Unite the Union and the GMB union…

Votes

How Monica Lennon has voted in Parliament

Find out how Monica Lennon has voted recently.

Motion ref. S6M-01328.1

Business Programme

Submitted by: Neil Bibby, West Scotland, Scottish Labour. Date lodged: Wednesday, September 22, 2021

Supported by: Jackie Baillie, Claire Baker, Sarah Boyack, Foysol Choudhury, Rhoda Grant, Richard Leonard, Carol Mochan, Paul O'Kane, Anas Sarwar, Colin Smyth, Paul Sweeney, Mercedes Villalba, Martin Whitfield
Current status: Taken in the Chamber on Wednesday, September 22, 2021

Result 53 for, 68 against, 0 abstained, 8 no vote

MSP voted for

Vote Defeated

Motion ref. S6M-01302.2

Taking Action on the NHS and Ambulance Crisis

Submitted by: Dr. Sandesh Gulhane, Glasgow, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party. Date lodged: Tuesday, September 21, 2021

Supported by: Sharon Dowey, Stephen Kerr
Current status: Taken in the Chamber on Wednesday, September 22, 2021

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

MSP voted for

Vote Defeated

Motion ref. S6M-01300

ScotRail

Submitted by: Neil Bibby, West Scotland, Scottish Labour. Date lodged: Monday, September 20, 2021

Supported by: Paul Sweeney
Current status: Taken in the Chamber on Wednesday, September 22, 2021

Result 68 for, 53 against, 0 abstained, 8 no vote

MSP voted against

Vote Passed

Motion ref. S6M-01328

Business Programme

Submitted by: George Adam, Paisley, Scottish National Party. Date lodged: Tuesday, September 21, 2021

Current status: Taken in the Chamber on Wednesday, September 22, 2021

Result 68 for, 53 against, 0 abstained, 8 no vote

MSP voted against

Vote Passed

Motion ref. S6M-01302.3

Taking Action on the NHS and Ambulance Crisis

Submitted by: Humza Yousaf, Glasgow Pollok, Scottish National Party. Date lodged: Tuesday, September 21, 2021

Supported by: Kevin Stewart, Maree Todd
Current status: Taken in the Chamber on Wednesday, September 22, 2021

Result 68 for, 53 against, 0 abstained, 8 no vote

MSP voted against

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-03269

Asked by: Lennon, Monica, Central Scotland, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 23 September 2021

"To ask the Scottish Government what action it plans to take in response to the most recent household recycling statistics from SEPA, which showed a national rate of 44.9% against a target of 60%."

Awaiting answer

Question ref. S6W-02346

Asked by: Lennon, Monica, Central Scotland, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 19 August 2021

"To ask the Scottish Government which cabinet secretary or minister has responsibility for climate justice."

Answered by: Mairi McAllan on 22 September 2021

Question ref. S6W-02826

Asked by: Lennon, Monica, Central Scotland, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 7 September 2021

"To ask the Scottish Government how it is addressing the 4,854 nursing and midwifery vacancies nationally (7.1% of posts) that have been reported by NHS Education for Scotland."

Answered by: Humza Yousaf on 21 September 2021

Question ref. S6W-02827

Asked by: Lennon, Monica, Central Scotland, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 7 September 2021

"To ask the Scottish Government how it is addressing the 469 nursing and midwifery vacancies (7…

Answered by: Humza Yousaf on 21 September 2021

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"."

Answered by: Humza Yousaf on 21 September 2021

Question ref. S6W-02853

Asked by: Lennon, Monica, Central Scotland, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 9 September 2021

"To ask the Scottish Government what action it is taking to support businesses and sectors affected by shortages of building materials."

Answered by: Ivan McKee on 20 September 2021

Question ref. S6W-03019

Asked by: Lennon, Monica, Central Scotland, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 16 September 2021

"To ask the Scottish Government, in light of the commitment in the publication, Women’s Health Plan: A Plan for 2021-2024, what its planned timeline is for “ensuring women’s services in NHS boards have dedicated facilities for women who are experiencing unexpected pregnancy complications”."

Awaiting answer

Question ref. S6W-02574

Asked by: Lennon, Monica, Central Scotland, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 3 September 2021

"To ask the Scottish Government whether it (a) plans to enact the social responsibility levy within the Alcohol etc…

Answered by: Ash Denham on 16 September 2021

Question ref. S6W-02741

Asked by: Lennon, Monica, Central Scotland, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 7 September 2021

"To ask the Scottish Government what assessment it has made of the impact that Bitcoin, and Bitcoin mining, has on Scotland's ability to reach its targets for cutting carbon emissions."

Answered by: Michael Matheson on 16 September 2021

Question ref. S6W-02990

Asked by: Lennon, Monica, Central Scotland, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 14 September 2021

"To ask the Scottish Government what steps it is taking to support the recruitment of additional headache specialists and consultant neurologists, as recommended in the Migraine Trust report, Dismissed for too long."

Awaiting answer

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