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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

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

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 Convenor of the PFA Scotland Parliamentary Interest Group. [Registered 11 November 2021]

I am a member of the William Morris Society.

I am a member of the Scottish Labour History Society.

I am a member of the GMB Union.

I am a member of Friends of the Earth Scotland.

I am a member of the Keir Hardie Society.

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

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

I am a member of Unite the Union.

I am a member of the Co-operative Party.

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.

Chamber meeting date: 12 May 2022

Striking University Staff

Richard Leonard (Central Scotland) (Lab): "I refer members to my entry in the register of members’ interests. I thank Maggie Chapman for securing this important parliamentary debate on this long-running industrial dispute…

Public Audit Committee meeting date: 12 May 2022

Section 22 Report: “The 2020/21 audit of South Lanarkshire College”

The Convener: "I welcome Graham Simpson, who is an MSP for Central Scotland and who joins us for item 2, which is consideration of the 2020-21 audit of South Lanarkshire College…

Public Audit Committee meeting date: 12 May 2022

“Administration of Scottish income tax 2020/21”

The Convener: "Agenda item 3 is on the administration of Scottish income tax. We took evidence on 3 February on the reports that we had received from Audit Scotland and the National Audit Office…

Public Audit Committee meeting date: 12 May 2022

Decision on Taking Business in Private

The Convener (Richard Leonard): "Good morning. I welcome everyone to the 14th meeting of the Public Audit Committee in 2022. Under the first item on our agenda do we agree to take items 4, 5 and 6 in private? Members indicated agreement."

Equalities, Human Rights and Civil Justice Committee meeting date: 10 May 2022

Miners’ Strike (Pardons) (Scotland) Bill: Stage 2

Richard Leonard (Central Scotland) (Lab): "I thank the committee for giving me the opportunity to speak to amendment 17, and I welcome those who have joined us in the public gallery…

Votes

How Richard Leonard has voted in Parliament

Find out how Richard Leonard has voted recently.

Motion ref. S6M-04472

Long COVID

Submitted by: Humza Yousaf, Glasgow Pollok, Scottish National Party. Date lodged: Tuesday, May 17, 2022

Supported by: Kevin Stewart, Maree Todd
Current status: Taken in the Chamber on Thursday, May 19, 2022

Result 62 for, 29 against, 18 abstained, 20 no vote

MSP abstained

Vote Passed

Motion ref. S6M-04472.2

Long COVID

Submitted by: Alex Cole-Hamilton, Edinburgh Western, Scottish Liberal Democrats. Date lodged: Wednesday, May 18, 2022

Current status: Taken in the Chamber on Thursday, May 19, 2022

Result 46 for, 62 against, 1 abstained, 20 no vote

MSP voted for

Vote Defeated

Motion ref. S6M-04472.1

Long COVID

Submitted by: Jackie Baillie, Dumbarton, Scottish Labour. Date lodged: Wednesday, May 18, 2022

Supported by: Paul Sweeney
Current status: Taken in the Chamber on Thursday, May 19, 2022

Result 48 for, 61 against, 0 abstained, 20 no vote

MSP voted for

Vote Defeated

Motion ref. S6M-04472.3

Long COVID

Submitted by: Dr. Sandesh Gulhane, Glasgow, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party. Date lodged: Wednesday, May 18, 2022

Current status: Taken in the Chamber on Thursday, May 19, 2022

Result 29 for, 62 against, 19 abstained, 19 no vote

MSP abstained

Vote Defeated

Motion ref. S6M-04461.1

Business Programme

Submitted by: Stephen Kerr, Central Scotland, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party. Date lodged: Wednesday, May 18, 2022

Supported by: Jeremy Balfour, Miles Briggs, Alexander Burnett, Donald Cameron, Jackson Carlaw, Finlay Carson, Sharon Dowey, Russell Findlay, Murdo Fraser, Meghan Gallacher, Maurice Golden, Pam Gosal, Jamie Greene, Dr. Sandesh Gulhane, Jamie Halcro Johnston, Rachael Hamilton, Craig Hoy, Liam Kerr, Stephen Kerr, Dean Lockhart, Douglas Lumsden, Edward Mountain, Oliver Mundell, Douglas Ross, Graham Simpson, Liz Smith, Alexander Stewart, Sue Webber, Annie Wells, Tess White, Brian Whittle
Current status: Taken in the Chamber on Wednesday, May 18, 2022

Result 52 for, 67 against, 0 abstained, 10 no vote

MSP voted for

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-08603

Asked by: Leonard, Richard, Central Scotland, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 19 May 2022

"To ask the Scottish Government how many incidents of antisocial behaviour were recorded on the Scottish rail network in every month in (a) 2020, (b) 2021 and (c) 2022."

Awaiting answer

Question ref. S6W-08605

Asked by: Leonard, Richard, Central Scotland, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 19 May 2022

"To ask the Scottish Government, further to the answer to question S6W-07655 by Jenny Gilruth on 27 April 2022, whether any changes were made to the draft Temporary Measures Agreement, shared with Serco on 25 February 2022, before it was agreed, and, if so, what these changes were."

Awaiting answer

Question ref. S6W-08600

Asked by: Leonard, Richard, Central Scotland, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 19 May 2022

"To ask the Scottish Government for what reason ScotRail tickets that are sold as part of its half-price sale are not available from ticket offices."

Awaiting answer

Question ref. S6W-08601

Asked by: Leonard, Richard, Central Scotland, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 19 May 2022

"To ask the Scottish Government how much was spent on consultants for services relating to the ScotRail franchise in (a) 2020-21 and (b) 2021-22."

Awaiting answer

Question ref. S6W-08602

Asked by: Leonard, Richard, Central Scotland, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 19 May 2022

"To ask the Scottish Government, regarding the restoration of Troon station following a fire in 2021, how much (a) has been spent on work already undertaken and (b) it anticipates the full restoration will cost in total."

Awaiting answer

Question ref. S6W-08604

Asked by: Leonard, Richard, Central Scotland, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 19 May 2022

"To ask the Scottish Government, further to the answer to question S6W-07657 by Jenny Gilruth on 28 April 2022, how the Temporary Measures Agreement performance fee for Serco Caledonian Sleeper will be calculated."

Awaiting answer

Question ref. S6W-07583

Asked by: Leonard, Richard, Central Scotland, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 4 April 2022

"To ask the Scottish Government whether it plans to issue guidance to public bodies in Scotland that no public money should be spent on bookings with P&O Ferries until the company has reinstated the workers who were made redundant on 17 March 2022…

Answered by: Jenny Gilruth on 3 May 2022

Question ref. S6W-07655

Asked by: Leonard, Richard, Central Scotland, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 30 March 2022

"To ask the Scottish Government on what date the decision was made to transfer the Caledonian Sleeper franchise onto a Temporary Measures Agreement."

Answered by: Jenny Gilruth on 27 April 2022

Question ref. S6W-07663

Asked by: Leonard, Richard, Central Scotland, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 30 March 2022

"To ask the Scottish Government what the timescales are for the National Conversation about ScotRail, and how it will engage with (a) trade unions and (b) the public on this."

Answered by: Jenny Gilruth on 27 April 2022

Question ref. S6W-07656

Asked by: Leonard, Richard, Central Scotland, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 30 March 2022

"To ask the Scottish Government via what processes it has communicated to stakeholders the transfer of the Caledonian Sleeper franchise onto a Temporary Measures Agreement."

Answered by: Jenny Gilruth on 27 April 2022

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