Elaine Smith MSP

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Meeting of the Parliament 18 December 2019 [Draft] : 18 December 2019


Elaine Smith

We have heard some harrowing stories of women who have been subjected to FGM. The minister opened with a powerful example, James Dornan gave an example and Ruth M...



Meeting of the Parliament 18 December 2019 [Draft] : 18 December 2019


Elaine Smith

Does Patrick Harvie agree that language can also be an issue?



Meeting of the Parliament 18 December 2019 [Draft] : 18 December 2019


Elaine Smith (Central Scotland) (Lab)

I am pleased to be opening for the Labour Party, especially as I have a history in Parliament of involvement in legislating on FGM. I thank the cabinet secretary for introducing this welcome...



Meeting of the Parliament 18 December 2019 [Draft] : 18 December 2019


Elaine Smith (Central Scotland) (Lab)

Will Annie Wells put to her colleagues at Westminster the argument that FGM needs to be considered seriously in relation to asylum seekers? It is an important point that ought to be made.

Meeting of the Parliament 17 December 2019 [Draft] : 17 December 2019


Elaine Smith (Central Scotland) (Lab)

I, too, thank Alex Rowley for bringing this important debate to the chamber.



Meeting of the Parliament 10 December 2019 [Draft] : 10 December 2019


Elaine Smith (Central Scotland) (Lab)

I apologise for not being able to stay for the whole debate. Has James Dornan come across any issues concerning the burial of babies following miscarriage?



Meeting of the Parliament 10 December 2019 [Draft] : 10 December 2019


Elaine Smith (Central Scotland) (Lab)

Scottish Labour welcomes the debate and the chance to reflect on our progress on the human rights agenda, particularly given that the Labour Party has a proud record of promoting and support...



Meeting of the Parliament 26 November 2019 [Draft] : 26 November 2019


Elaine Smith

Joan McAlpine has reminded me that I should have said in my speech that, a year ago, the Scottish Catholic Education Service had a stall in Parliament to celebrate 100 years of Catholic educ...



Meeting of the Parliament 26 November 2019 [Draft] : 26 November 2019


Elaine Smith (Central Scotland) (Lab)

I thank the many members who have supported my motion and those who will be contributing this evening. I declare an interest at ...



Meeting of the Parliament 14 November 2019 : 14 November 2019


Elaine Smith (Central Scotland) (Lab)

The Scottish Government’s strategy, “Equally Safe: Scotland’s strategy for preventing and eradicating violence against women and girls” defines commercial sexual ...

Vote DetailMSP VoteResult
S5M-20415.3: Education (John Swinney)
Meeting Date: 15/01/2020
Result - For: 60, Against: 63 Abstain: 0
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AgainstDefeated
S5M-20415.2: Education (Iain Gray)
Meeting Date: 15/01/2020
Result - For: 63, Against: 60 Abstain: 0
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ForCarried
S5M-20415: Education (Liz Smith)
Meeting Date: 15/01/2020
Result - For: 63, Against: 60 Abstain: 0
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ForCarried
S5M-20448: Approval of SSI (Graeme Dey)
Meeting Date: 15/01/2020
Result - For: 117, Against: 0 Abstain: 6
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ForCarried
S5M-20318.1: European Union (Withdrawal Agreement) Bill (Adam Tomkins)
Meeting Date: 08/01/2020
Result - For: 29, Against: 92 Abstain: 0
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Not VotedDefeated
S5M-20318: European Union (Withdrawal Agreement) Bill (Michael Russell)
Meeting Date: 08/01/2020
Result - For: 92, Against: 29 Abstain: 0
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Not VotedCarried
SP Bill 46: Referendums (Scotland) Bill (Stage 3) - Amendment 1
Meeting Date: 19/12/2019
Result - For: 54, Against: 67 Abstain: 0
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SP Bill 46: Referendums (Scotland) Bill (Stage 3) - Amendment 2
Meeting Date: 19/12/2019
Result - For: 55, Against: 66 Abstain: 0
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SP Bill 46: Referendums (Scotland) Bill (Stage 3) - Amendment 3
Meeting Date: 19/12/2019
Result - For: 54, Against: 67 Abstain: 0
ForDefeated
SP Bill 46: Referendums (Scotland) Bill (Stage 3) - Amendment 13
Meeting Date: 19/12/2019
Result - For: 56, Against: 68 Abstain: 0
ForDefeated

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Motion S5M-20143: Elaine Smith, Central Scotland, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 04/12/2019 R Show Full Motion >>
Motion S5M-19246: Elaine Smith, Central Scotland, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 03/10/2019 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S5M-18580: Elaine Smith, Central Scotland, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 22/08/2019 R Show Full Motion >>
Motion S5M-17513: Elaine Smith, Central Scotland, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 03/06/2019 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S5M-17460: Elaine Smith, Central Scotland, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 29/05/2019 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S5M-17400: Elaine Smith, Central Scotland, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 22/05/2019 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S5M-17107: Elaine Smith, Central Scotland, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 30/04/2019 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S5M-16868: Elaine Smith, Central Scotland, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 09/04/2019 R Show Full Motion >>
Motion S5M-16100: Elaine Smith, Central Scotland, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 01/03/2019 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S5M-15686: Elaine Smith, Central Scotland, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 01/02/2019 Show Full Motion >>
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Question S5W-26804: Elaine Smith, Central Scotland, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 19/12/2019 Show Full Question >>
Question S5W-26803: Elaine Smith, Central Scotland, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 19/12/2019 Show Full Question >>
Question S5W-26727: Elaine Smith, Central Scotland, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 13/12/2019 Show Full Question >>
Question S5W-26730: Elaine Smith, Central Scotland, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 13/12/2019 Show Full Question >>
Question S5W-26726: Elaine Smith, Central Scotland, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 13/12/2019 Show Full Question >>
Question S5W-26729: Elaine Smith, Central Scotland, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 13/12/2019 Show Full Question >>
Question S5W-26728: Elaine Smith, Central Scotland, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 13/12/2019 Show Full Question >>
Question S5W-26695: Elaine Smith, Central Scotland, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 10/12/2019 Show Full Question >>
Question S5W-26694: Elaine Smith, Central Scotland, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 10/12/2019 Show Full Question >>
Question S5W-26663: Elaine Smith, Central Scotland, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 06/12/2019 Show Full Question >>

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