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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

Committees

Monica is a member of 3 committees

COVID-19 Committee

Deputy Convener

Health and Sport Committee

Substitute Member

Social Security Committee

Substitute Member

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 2 party roles

Party Spokesperson on Economy

Scottish Labour

Party Spokesperson on Fair Work

Scottish Labour

Previous roles

Monica has had 16 previous roles

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

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 Social Security

Scottish Labour

19 December 2017 - 04 October 2018

Party Spokesperson on Communities

Scottish Labour

19 December 2017 - 04 October 2018

Party Spokesperson on Equalities

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 01 June 2016.

Remuneration and related undertaking

Until 4 May 2017 I was a local authority Councillor for South Lanarkshire Council (of Almada Street, Hamilton, ML3 0AA.) I spent in the region of 20 hours of work per week on this role. I received a salary and use of a mobile phone and tablet. I estimate the total combined value of this remuneration was between £15,001 and £20,000 per annum. As of 11 May 2016 I ceased to draw any salary for this position. [Registered 04 July 2017]

Gifts

On 12 February 2021 I received a donation of £3000 to my campaign for leadership of the Scottish Labour Party from UNISON Scotland (of UNISON House, 14 West Campbell Street, Glasgow, G2 6RX). I established the donation was from a permissible donor and accepted the donation on 12 February 2021. [Registered 8 March 2021]

On 9 February 2021 I received a donation of £8000 to my campaign for leadership of the Scottish Labour Party from Unite the Union (of Unite the Union 128 Theobalds Rd Holborn London WC1X 8TN). I established the donation was from a permissible donor and accepted the donation on 9 February 2021. [Registered 8 March 2021]

On 9 March 2021 I received a donation of £4296 to my campaign for leadership of the Scottish Labour Party from Unite the Union (of Unite the Union 128 Theobalds Rd Holborn London WC1X 8TN). I established the donation was from a permissible donor and accepted the donation on 9 March 2021. [Registered 9 March 2021]

On 23 February 2021 I received a donation of £1000 to my campaign for leadership of the Scottish Labour Party from Carrigans (Hamilton) Ltd (of Castle Chambers Main Street, Bothwell, Glasgow, G71 8ER). I established the donation was from a permissible donor and accepted the donation on 23 February 2021. [Registered 8 March 2021]

Overseas visits

No registrable interests

Controlled transactions

No registrable interests

Heritable property

I owned a 50% share in a house in Blantyre (which I inherited) with a market value of between £50,001 and £100,000. The property was sold on 27 May 2016.

Interest in shares

No registrable interests

Voluntary

I am a member of GMB Trade Union.

I am a Member of Unite the Union. [Registered 17 January 2019]

I am a member of the Royal Town Planning Institute.

I am a Patron of Disability Equality Scotland. [Registered 28 January 2020]

Ceased interest removed from entry: 1 February 2021

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: 24 March 2021

Heart Disease Improvement Plan (Financial Support)

1. Monica Lennon (Central Scotland) (Lab): "To ask the Scottish Government what financial commitment it has made to support the delivery of the refreshed heart disease improvement plan. (S5O-05146)"

Chamber meeting date: 24 March 2021

Greensill Capital UK (Administration)

Monica Lennon (Central Scotland) (Lab): "I, too, thank the cabinet secretary for advance sight of his statement, and I welcome the engagement with trade unions. I remind the Parliament that I am a member of Unite and of the GMB…

Chamber meeting date: 18 March 2021

Clyde Mission Division

Monica Lennon (Central Scotland) (Lab): "I welcome the update on the Clyde mission and send my best wishes to Gil Paterson…

COVID-19 Committee meeting date: 18 March 2021

Health Protection (Coronavirus) (Restrictions and Requirements) (Miscellaneous Amendments) (Scotland) (No 2) Regulations 2021 (SSI 2021/117)

Monica Lennon (Central Scotland) (Lab): "SSI 2021/117 seeks to extend the principal regulations until the end of September. Why have a full business and regulatory impact assessment, a full equality impact assessment and a full fairer Scotland impact assessment not been carried out?"

COVID-19 Committee meeting date: 11 March 2021

Health Protection (Coronavirus) (Restrictions and Requirements) (Local Levels) (Scotland) Amendment (No 17) Regulations 2021 [Draft]

Monica Lennon (Central Scotland) (Lab): "Thank you, convener—it is good that we can see you again. Professor Leitch mentioned vaccinations. Are student paramedics eligible to get the vaccine? That might be happening already, although I have had representations that it is not…

Votes

How Monica Lennon has voted in Parliament

Find out how Monica Lennon has voted recently.

Motion ref. S5M-24270

Dogs (Protection of Livestock) (Amendment) (Scotland) Bill

Submitted by: Emma Harper, South Scotland, Scottish National Party. Date lodged: Tuesday, March 2, 2021

Current status: Taken in the Chamber on Wednesday, March 24, 2021

Result 120 for, 0 against, 0 abstained, 9 no vote

MSP voted for

Vote Passed

Motion ref. S5M-24292

Motion of No Confidence

Submitted by: Ruth Davidson, Edinburgh Central, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party. Date lodged: Thursday, March 4, 2021

Supported by: Jeremy Balfour, Bill Bowman, Miles Briggs, Alexander Burnett, Donald Cameron, Jackson Carlaw, Peter Chapman, Maurice Corry, Murdo Fraser, Maurice Golden, Jamie Greene, Jamie Halcro Johnston, Rachael Hamilton, Alison Harris, Liam Kerr, Gordon Lindhurst, Dean Lockhart, Tom Mason, Margaret Mitchell, Edward Mountain, Oliver Mundell, John Scott, Graham Simpson, Liz Smith, Alexander Stewart, Adam Tomkins, Annie Wells, Brian Whittle
Current status: Taken in the Chamber on Tuesday, March 23, 2021

Result 31 for, 65 against, 27 abstained, 6 no vote

MSP abstained

Vote Defeated

Motion ref. S5M-24271

Tied Pubs (Scotland) Bill

Submitted by: Neil Bibby, West Scotland, Scottish Labour. Date lodged: Tuesday, March 2, 2021

Current status: Taken in the Chamber on Tuesday, March 23, 2021

Result 111 for, 0 against, 0 abstained, 18 no vote

MSP voted for

Vote Passed

Motion ref. S5M-24238

European Charter of Local Self-Government (Incorporation) (Scotland) Bill

Submitted by: Andy Wightman, Lothian, Independent. Date lodged: Thursday, February 25, 2021

Current status: Taken in the Chamber on Tuesday, March 23, 2021

Result 114 for, 0 against, 0 abstained, 15 no vote

MSP voted for

Vote Passed

Motion ref. S5M-24396.1

National Mission to Reduce Drug Deaths and Harms

Submitted by: Brian Whittle, South Scotland, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party. Date lodged: Wednesday, March 17, 2021

Supported by: Donald Cameron
Current status: Taken in the Chamber on Thursday, March 18, 2021

Result 43 for, 69 against, 1 abstained, 16 no vote

MSP voted for

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. S5W-36157

Asked by: Lennon, Monica, Central Scotland, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 11 March 2021

"To ask the Scottish Government whether it will provide an update on the future provision of forensic toxicology services and on what date the University of Glasgow will cease its contractual arrangement with the Crown Office and Procurator Fiscal Service."

Answered by: James Wolffe QC on 24 March 2021

Question ref. S5W-36115

Asked by: Lennon, Monica, Central Scotland, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 11 March 2021

"To ask the Scottish Government whether it will give complainers of sexual offences the right to anonymity."

Answered by: Humza Yousaf on 24 March 2021

Question ref. S5W-36073

Asked by: Lennon, Monica, Central Scotland, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 11 March 2021

"To ask the Scottish Government what plans it has to ensure that health warnings and the low-risk drinking guidelines are displayed on alcoholic drinks, and what its position is on whether the alcohol industry has taken sufficient action to place health information on product and packaging labels."

Answered by: Mairi Gougeon on 24 March 2021

Question ref. S5W-36219

Asked by: Lennon, Monica, Central Scotland, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 11 March 2021

"To ask the Scottish Government whether it will provide an update on when the money that is to be allocated to hospices that have been impacted financially by the COVID-19 pandemic will be paid, and how much has been paid to date, broken down by hospice."

Answered by: Jeane Freeman on 24 March 2021

Question ref. S5W-36102

Asked by: Lennon, Monica, Central Scotland, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 11 March 2021

"To ask the Scottish Government, further to the holding answer to question S5W-34217 by Jeane Freeman on 20 January 2021, how many doses of COVID-19 vaccine, broken down by type, have been allocated to each NHS board for each month from December 2020 to May 2021."

Answered by: Jeane Freeman on 24 March 2021

Question ref. S5W-35925

Asked by: Lennon, Monica, Central Scotland, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 10 March 2021

"To ask the Scottish Government which SPIRE reports that explore respiratory conditions are currently available."

Answered by: Jeane Freeman on 24 March 2021

Question ref. S5W-35923

Asked by: Lennon, Monica, Central Scotland, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 10 March 2021

"To ask the Scottish Government whether the SPIRE report, 'Respiratory search', will provide data on respiratory conditions other than high-risk asthmatics."

Answered by: Jeane Freeman on 24 March 2021

Question ref. S5W-35926

Asked by: Lennon, Monica, Central Scotland, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 10 March 2021

"To ask the Scottish Government whether the 'Respiratory Care Action Plan for Scotland', which is due to be published in March 2021, will have an impact on SPIRE data collection."

Answered by: Mairi Gougeon on 24 March 2021

Question ref. S5W-35860

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

"To ask the Scottish Government what role the NHS Louisa Jordan will play during March and April 2021."

Answered by: Jeane Freeman on 24 March 2021

Question ref. S5W-36116

Asked by: Lennon, Monica, Central Scotland, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 11 March 2021

"To ask the Scottish Government further to the answer to question S5W-18158 by Christina McKelvie on 7 September 2018, whether it will provide an update on waiting times for rape survivors at each rape crisis centre in each of the last two years."

Answered by: Shirley-Anne Somerville on 24 March 2021

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