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Members of the Scottish Parliament (MSPs)

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Richard Leonard

Scottish Labour

MSP for Central Scotland (Region) 2016 - present day

About Richard Leonard

Contact details

Contact online

Contact at the Scottish Parliament

The Scottish Parliament
Edinburgh
EH99 1SP

Phone: 0131 348 6465
Text relay calls welcome.

Committees

Richard is a member of 1 committee

Cross-party groups

Richard is not a member of any cross-party groups

Parliamentary and Government Roles

Richard has 2 parliamentary and government roles

Conveners Group

Member

Scottish Commission For Public Audit

Member

Party Roles

Richard does not have any party roles

Previous roles

Richard has had 3 previous roles

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

17 June 2021 - 23 June 2021

Public Audit Committee

Member

28 June 2016 - 09 January 2018

Social Security Committee

Substitute Member

08 June 2016 - 23 November 2017

Economy Jobs and Fair Work Committee

Member

Register of interests

Richard'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 Richard Leonard. The date of their initial statement was 08 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 the GMB Union.

I am the Convener of the RMT Scottish Parliamentary Group. [Registered 22 June 2021]

I am a member of the William Morris Society.

I am a member of the Scottish Campaign for Nuclear Disarmament.

I am a member of the Scottish Labour History Society.

I am a member of the Keir Hardie Society.

Expenses incurred in the constituency campaign for the Scottish Parliament Election of 6 May 2021 were met by Airdrie and Shotts Constituency Labour Party (A&S CLP). To assist in this campaign A&S CLP received, from permissible sources, the following donations: £2,000 from Unite the Union, a trade union (of John Smith House, 145/165 West Regent Street, Glasgow G2 4RZ). £1,000 from CWU, a trade union (of 150 The Broadway, Wimbledon, SW19 1RX). £250 from ASLEF, a trade union (of 77 St John Street, Clerkenwell, London EC1M 4NN). £450 from UNISON Scotland a trade union (of 14 West Campbell Street, Glasgow G2 6RX). £100 from TSSA, a trade union (of 2nd floor, 17 Devonshire Square, London EC2M 4SQ). £500 from the RMT, a trade union (of Unity House. 39 Chalton Street. London NW1 1JD).

I am a member of the Co-operative Party.

I am a member of Friends of the Earth Scotland.

I am a member of Unite the Union.

Recent Activity

What was said

What Richard Leonard 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.

Public Audit Committee meeting date: 23 June 2021

Interests

Richard Leonard (Central Scotland) (Lab): "I do not have any declarable interests…

Public Audit Committee meeting date: 23 June 2021

Deputy Convener

The Convener: "The next item on the agenda is the election of the deputy convener. Parliament has agreed that only members of the Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party are eligible for nomination for that position…

Public Audit Committee meeting date: 23 June 2021

Convener

The Convener (Richard Leonard): "Thank you, Colin. I thank members for their endorsement. I am honoured to be elected as convener of the committee…

Public Audit Committee meeting date: 23 June 2021

Legacy Paper

The Convener: "The next item that we have to consider is the legacy paper, which was circulated in advance of the meeting. I place on record our thanks to the session 5 Public Audit and Post-legislative Scrutiny Committee for its legacy report…

Chamber meeting date: 8 June 2021

Tackling Poverty and Building a Fairer Scotland

Richard Leonard (Central Scotland) (Lab): "I welcome you to your position, Presiding Officer. I also welcome the cabinet secretary making an attack on child poverty her top priority…

Votes

How Richard Leonard has voted in Parliament

Find out how Richard Leonard 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 Richard Leonard 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-01664

Asked by: Leonard, Richard, Central Scotland, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 21 July 2021

"To ask the Scottish Government whether the clause in the Serco Caledonian Sleeper franchise that permits the operator, from 1 April 2022, to seek adjustments to the financial terms of the Franchise Agreement, or exit the contract, can also be instigated by the Scottish Government."

Awaiting answer

Question ref. S6W-01651

Asked by: Leonard, Richard, Central Scotland, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 21 July 2021

"To ask the Scottish Government what estimate it has made of the additional cost to CalMac Ferries of chartering the MV Arrow in line with CalMac’s collective bargaining agreements with the recognised seafarer unions."

Awaiting answer

Question ref. S6W-01650

Asked by: Leonard, Richard, Central Scotland, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 20 July 2021

"To ask the Scottish Government what discussions it had with CalMac Ferries regarding the employment conditions applicable to the time charter of the MV Arrow."

Awaiting answer

Question ref. S6W-01564

Asked by: Leonard, Richard, Central Scotland, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 20 July 2021

"To ask the Scottish Government, in light of the alleged findings of the report, External Review – Culture and Governance, Emergency Department, Forth Valley Royal Hospital, what (a) action it has taken and (b) discussions it has had with NHS Forth Valley to ensure that the A&E department at the hospital has had sufficient…

Awaiting answer

Question ref. S6W-01566

Asked by: Leonard, Richard, Central Scotland, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 20 July 2021

"To ask the Scottish Government what action it is taking to ensure that people are not being directed away from NHS A&E departments without a proper clinical assessment."

Awaiting answer

Question ref. S6W-01652

Asked by: Leonard, Richard, Central Scotland, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 20 July 2021

"To ask the Scottish Government what the status is of the Fair Work Framework in negotiations between Transport Scotland and CalMac Ferries regarding the chartering of new tonnage from private shipowners."

Awaiting answer

Question ref. S6W-01563

Asked by: Leonard, Richard, Central Scotland, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 20 July 2021

"To ask the Scottish Government, in light of the alleged findings of the report, External Review – Culture and Governance, Emergency Department, Forth Valley Royal Hospital, what (a) action it is taking and (b) discussions it is having with NHS Forth Valley to ensure that people who had not been informed of mistakes in their patient care are…

Awaiting answer

Question ref. S6W-01649

Asked by: Leonard, Richard, Central Scotland, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 20 July 2021

"To ask the Scottish Government which company employs the crew of the MV Arrow during CalMac Ferries' time charter of the vessel on the Ullapool-Stornoway route."

Awaiting answer

Question ref. S6W-01653

Asked by: Leonard, Richard, Central Scotland, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 20 July 2021

"To ask the Scottish Government which organisations were consulted during negotiations regarding the time charter agreement between CalMac Ferries and the Isle of Man Steam Packet Company for the MV Arrow."

Awaiting answer

Question ref. S6W-01565

Asked by: Leonard, Richard, Central Scotland, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 20 July 2021

"To ask the Scottish Government what its response is to the alleged findings of the report, External Review – Culture and Governance, Emergency Department, Forth Valley Royal Hospital, that some people were directed away from the A&E department at the hospital, often to minor injuries or a pharmacy, without a proper clinical assessment,…

Awaiting answer

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