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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 not a member of any committees

Cross-party groups

Richard is not a member of any cross-party groups

Parliamentary and Government Roles

Richard does not have any parliamentary or government roles

Party Roles

Richard does not have any party roles

Previous roles

Richard has had 2 previous roles

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

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 William Morris 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 Keir Hardie Society.

I am a member of Unite the Union.

I am a member of the Co-operative Party.

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 GMB Union.

I am a member of Friends of the Earth Scotland.

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: 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…

Chamber meeting date: 13 May 2021

Oaths and Affirmations

Richard Leonard (Central Scotland) (Lab): "took the oath."

Chamber meeting date: 9 March 2021

Climate Change Plan

Richard Leonard (Central Scotland) (Lab): "As the committee reports make clear, and as witness after witness has attested to this Parliament, the Scottish Government’s climate change plan lacks clarity, lacks transparency, lacks detail, lacks evidence and lacks a plan B…

Chamber meeting date: 16 February 2021

Adult Social Care (Independent Review)

Richard Leonard (Central Scotland) (Lab): "I will begin by setting out where members find common ground on this subject. In his foreword to the review’s report, Derek Feeley said: “If we want a different set of results, we need a different system.” I agree with him…

Chamber meeting date: 13 January 2021

Covid-19 (Testing)

2. Richard Leonard (Central Scotland) (Lab): "I thank the First Minister for advance sight of her statement. No one welcomes such restrictions, but compliance with them is necessary…

Votes

How Richard Leonard has voted in Parliament

Find out how Richard Leonard has voted recently.

Motion ref. S6M-00294.2

Justice: Recover, Renew, Transform

Submitted by: Liam McArthur, Orkney Islands, Scottish Liberal Democrats. Date lodged: Wednesday, June 9, 2021

Current status: Taken in the Chamber on Thursday, June 10, 2021

Result 57 for, 58 against, 6 abstained, 8 no vote

MSP voted for

Vote Defeated

Motion ref. S6M-00294.4

Justice: Recover, Renew, Transform

Submitted by: Maggie Chapman, North East Scotland, Scottish Green Party. Date lodged: Wednesday, June 9, 2021

Current status: Taken in the Chamber on Thursday, June 10, 2021

Result 93 for, 2 against, 26 abstained, 8 no vote

MSP voted for

Vote Passed

Motion ref. S6M-00294.3

Justice: Recover, Renew, Transform

Submitted by: Pauline McNeill, Glasgow, Scottish Labour. Date lodged: Wednesday, June 9, 2021

Supported by: Paul Sweeney
Current status: Taken in the Chamber on Thursday, June 10, 2021

Result 53 for, 60 against, 7 abstained, 9 no vote

MSP voted for

Vote Defeated

Motion ref. S6M-00294.1

Justice: Recover, Renew, Transform

Submitted by: Jamie Greene, West Scotland, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party. Date lodged: Wednesday, June 9, 2021

Current status: Taken in the Chamber on Thursday, June 10, 2021

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

MSP voted against

Vote Defeated

Motion ref. S6M-00278.2

Addressing the Climate Emergency

Submitted by: Liam Kerr, North East Scotland, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party. Date lodged: Tuesday, June 8, 2021

Current status: Taken in the Chamber on Wednesday, June 9, 2021

Result 113 for, 7 against, 0 abstained, 9 no vote

MSP voted for

Vote Passed

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-00500

Asked by: Leonard, Richard, Central Scotland, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 4 June 2021

"To ask the Scottish Government whether it will ensure that people who are required to report the results of COVID-19 lateral flow tests, so that the NHS can monitor the spread of the virus, support communities across the UK and tackle the virus, will not have to pay for the cost of their calls, in light of this being the practice in England,…

Awaiting answer

Question ref. S6W-00318

Asked by: Leonard, Richard, Central Scotland, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 2 June 2021

"To ask the Scottish Government, in light of reports that Abellio ScotRail has refused to negotiate an equivalent agreement for all general grades, for what reason a rest-day working agreement for driver grades has been extended to October 2021."

Awaiting answer

Question ref. S6W-00324

Asked by: Leonard, Richard, Central Scotland, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 2 June 2021

"To ask the Scottish Government for what reason it has reportedly not provided additional funding for the outstanding 2020 Abellio ScotRail pay award, in light of it funding a performance and management fee for the company under its Emergency Measures Agreement."

Awaiting answer

Question ref. S6W-00323

Asked by: Leonard, Richard, Central Scotland, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 2 June 2021

"To ask the Scottish Government whether Abellio ScotRail requires ministerial permission to enter pay talks with the recognised trade unions regarding the 2021 pay award for ScotRail staff and, if so, whether this permission has been (a) requested and (b) granted."

Awaiting answer

Question ref. S6W-00322

Asked by: Leonard, Richard, Central Scotland, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 2 June 2021

"To ask the Scottish Government whether Abellio ScotRail requires ministerial permission to agree a rest-day working enhancement for ticket examiner and conductor grades."

Awaiting answer

Question ref. S6W-00319

Asked by: Leonard, Richard, Central Scotland, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 2 June 2021

"To ask the Scottish Government what plans it has to meet the RMT to discuss the industrial dispute regarding Abellio ScotRail's (a) reported refusal to negotiate a rest-day working enhancement for ticket examiner and conductor grades and (b) reported breach of the Dignity and Respect policy at the company's Perth Depot, and whether it will…

Awaiting answer

Question ref. S6W-00325

Asked by: Leonard, Richard, Central Scotland, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 2 June 2021

"To ask the Scottish Government for what reason the Abellio ScotRail pay awards for 2020 and 2021 remain outstanding, and whether it will meet representatives of the recognised trade unions to discuss this."

Awaiting answer

Question ref. S6W-00327

Asked by: Leonard, Richard, Central Scotland, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 2 June 2021

"To ask the Scottish Government, further to the answer to question S5W-36144 by Michael Matheson on 23 March 2021, by what date the (a) Abellio ScotRail and (b) Serco Caledonian Sleeper Emergency Measures Agreement performance and management fees will be published on the Transport Scotland website."

Awaiting answer

Question ref. S5W-33844

Asked by: Leonard, Richard, Central Scotland, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 4 December 2020

"To ask the Scottish Government whether all staff who work within community pharmacies will be prioritised for a COVID-19 vaccination."

Answered by: Jeane Freeman on 4 March 2021

Question ref. S5W-33845

Asked by: Leonard, Richard, Central Scotland, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 4 December 2020

"To ask the Scottish Government whether community pharmacists will be included in the first phase of the COVID-19 vaccination programme."

Answered by: Jeane Freeman on 4 March 2021

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