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Members of the Scottish Parliament (MSPs)

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Christine Grahame

Scottish National Party

MSP for Midlothian South, Tweeddale and Lauderdale (Constituency) 2011 - present day

Former MSP for South of Scotland (Region) 1999 - 2011

About Christine Grahame

Contact details

Contact at the Scottish Parliament

The Scottish Parliament
Edinburgh
EH99 1SP

Phone: 0131 348 5729
Text relay calls welcome.

Contact at their Constituency

46 High Street
Galashiels
TD1 1SE

Phone: 01896 759575
Text relay calls welcome.

Find out when the MSP's surgery times are on their website.

Committees

Cross-party groups

Christine is a member of 1 cross-party group

Cross-Party Group in the Scottish Parliament on Animal Welfare

Convener

Parliamentary and Government Roles

Christine has 1 parliamentary and government role

Deputy Presiding Officer

Scottish Parliament

Party Roles

Christine does not have any party roles

Previous roles

Christine has had 24 previous roles

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

26 November 2019 - 03 December 2020

Solicitors in the Supreme Courts of Scotland Amendment Bill Committee

Convener

31 October 2019 - 26 November 2019

Solicitors in the Supreme Courts of Scotland Amendment Bill Committee

Member

14 June 2011 - 23 March 2016

Conveners Group

Member

14 June 2011 - 23 March 2016

Justice Committee

Convener

21 March 2013 - 23 March 2016

Justice SubCommittee on Policing

Convener

13 March 2013 - 21 March 2013

Justice SubCommittee on Policing

Member

01 June 2011 - 14 June 2011

Justice Committee

Member

20 June 2007 - 22 March 2011

Conveners Group

Member

20 June 2007 - 22 March 2011

Health and Sport Committee

Convener

13 June 2007 - 20 June 2007

Health and Sport Committee

Member

23 September 2004 - 02 April 2007

Communities Committee

Member

13 September 2004 - 02 April 2007

Party Spokesperson on Communities

Scottish National Party

30 March 2006 - 02 April 2007

Edinburgh Airport Rail Link Bill Committee

Member

10 June 2003 - 13 September 2004

Health Committee

Convener

10 June 2003 - 13 September 2004

Conveners Group

Member

04 June 2003 - 10 June 2003

Health Committee

Member

11 September 2001 - 31 March 2003

Justice 1 Committee

Convener

06 January 2003 - 31 March 2003

Conveners Group

Member

11 September 2001 - 05 January 2003

Conveners Liaison Group

Member

06 September 2001 - 11 September 2001

Justice 1 Committee

Member

08 January 2001 - 06 September 2001

Justice 2 Committee

Member

01 December 1999 - 01 September 2001

Party Spokesperson on Communities

Scottish National Party

17 June 1999 - 07 January 2001

Justice and Home Affairs Committee

Member

17 June 1999 - 01 November 2000

Public Petitions Committee

Member

Register of interests

Christine'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 Christine Grahame. The date of their initial statement was 23 May 2016.

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

No registrable interests

Recent Activity

What was said

What Christine Grahame 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: 14 January 2021

Older People (Lockdown Restrictions)

4. Christine Grahame (Midlothian South, Tweeddale and Lauderdale) (SNP): "To ask the Scottish Government what support it will provide to assist older people in coping with the January Covid-19 lockdown restrictions. (S5O-04900)"

Culture, Tourism, Europe and External Affairs Committee meeting date: 14 January 2021

Tourism Sector (Impact of Covid-19)

Christine Grahame (Midlothian South, Tweeddale and Lauderdale) (SNP): "I will make a brief comment on something that I was not going to comment on. I cannot let the point about short-term lets pass. My understanding is that the regulations will not capture bed and breakfasts…

Chamber meeting date: 13 January 2021

Vaccination Plan

Christine Grahame (Midlothian South, Tweeddale and Lauderdale) (SNP): "In her long list of questions, Monica Lennon pre-empted one of mine, but I will still pursue the point…

Chamber meeting date: 13 January 2021

Covid-19 Education Update

The Deputy Presiding Officer (Christine Grahame): "The next item of business is a statement by John Swinney, who will provide a Covid-19 update on schools and remote learning arrangements…

Chamber meeting date: 13 January 2021

Category 3 Key Workers

Christine Grahame (Midlothian South, Tweeddale and Lauderdale) (SNP): "The Deputy First Minister said earlier, responding to questions on his statement, that for category 3 key workers, who are essential to the economy, there will be differences in different geographical areas, which I understand…

Votes

How Christine Grahame has voted in Parliament

Find out how Christine Grahame has voted recently.

Motion ref. S5M-23815.2

Trade and Co-operation Agreement between the United Kingdom and the European Union

Submitted by: Ruth Davidson, Edinburgh Central, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party. Date lodged: Wednesday, December 30, 2020

Current status: Taken in the Chamber on Wednesday, December 30, 2020

Result 30 for, 94 against, 0 abstained, 5 no vote

MSP voted against

Vote Defeated

Motion ref. S5M-23815

Trade and Co-operation Agreement between the United Kingdom and the European Union

Submitted by: Nicola Sturgeon, Glasgow Southside, Scottish National Party. Date lodged: Tuesday, December 29, 2020

Supported by: Michael Russell
Current status: Taken in the Chamber on Wednesday, December 30, 2020

Result 92 for, 30 against, 1 abstained, 6 no vote

MSP voted for

Vote Passed

Motion ref. S5M-23815.3

Trade and Co-operation Agreement between the United Kingdom and the European Union

Submitted by: Richard Leonard, Central Scotland, Scottish Labour. Date lodged: Wednesday, December 30, 2020

Supported by: Anas Sarwar
Current status: Taken in the Chamber on Wednesday, December 30, 2020

Result 94 for, 30 against, 0 abstained, 5 no vote

MSP voted for

Vote Passed

Motion ref. S5M-23768

Scottish General Election (Coronavirus) Bill

Submitted by: Graeme Dey, Angus South, Scottish National Party. Date lodged: Monday, December 21, 2020

Supported by: Jenny Gilruth, Michael Russell
Current status: Taken in the Chamber on Wednesday, December 23, 2020

Result 117 for, 0 against, 0 abstained, 12 no vote

MSP voted for

Vote Passed

Motion ref. S5 SP Bill 77 Amendment 1

Current status: Taken in the Chamber on Tuesday, December 22, 2020

Result 33 for, 86 against, 0 abstained, 10 no vote

MSP voted against

Vote Defeated

Motions

Written questions

Written questions Christine Grahame 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. S5O-04847

Asked by: Grahame, Christine, Midlothian South, Tweeddale and Lauderdale, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 2 December 2020

"To ask the Scottish Government whether it will provide an update on its winter preparedness for the road and rail network."

Awaiting answer

Question ref. S5O-04791

Asked by: Grahame, Christine, Midlothian South, Tweeddale and Lauderdale, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 18 November 2020

"To ask the Scottish Government in what circumstances it would consider blended learning or a complete closure of a school or schools within a local authority."

Awaiting answer

Question ref. S5O-04771

Asked by: Grahame, Christine, Midlothian South, Tweeddale and Lauderdale, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 11 November 2020

"To ask the Scottish Government what difference it anticipates Joe Biden taking over the Presidency from Donald Trump will make to its relationship with the United States and Europe."

Awaiting answer

Question ref. S5W-32877

Asked by: Grahame, Christine, Midlothian South, Tweeddale and Lauderdale, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 28 October 2020

"To ask the Scottish Parliamentary Corporate Body whether it will reconsider the policy of permitting Members' offices four mobile devices only, in light of the COVID-19 pandemic leading to an increase in the number of staff who are working from home and who require their own office device to be in contact with constituents who might not have…

Answered by: David Stewart MSP (on behalf of the Scottish Parliamentary Corporate B on 11 November 2020

Question ref. S5W-32795

Asked by: Grahame, Christine, Midlothian South, Tweeddale and Lauderdale, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 26 October 2020

"To ask the Scottish Government what action it has taken to prevent training days organised by dog trainers that involve the use of electric shock collars from taking place."

Answered by: Mairi Gougeon on 3 November 2020

Question ref. S5W-32794

Asked by: Grahame, Christine, Midlothian South, Tweeddale and Lauderdale, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 26 October 2020

"To ask the Scottish Government which animal welfare organisations it has had meetings with in the last two years regarding electric shock collars."

Answered by: Mairi Gougeon on 30 October 2020

Question ref. S5O-04695

Asked by: Grahame, Christine, Midlothian South, Tweeddale and Lauderdale, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 21 October 2020

"To ask the Scottish Government what communications it has had with the UK Government regarding extending the furlough scheme."

Awaiting answer

Question ref. S5W-31689

Asked by: Grahame, Christine, Midlothian South, Tweeddale and Lauderdale, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 9 September 2020

"To ask the Scottish Government whether it will amend COVID-19 regulations in Scotland to include fines for breaching gathering regulations by organising these in a similar way to those under the Health Protection (Coronavirus) (Restrictions on Holding of Gatherings and Amendment) (England) Regulations 2020."

Answered by: Michael Russell on 24 September 2020

Question ref. S5O-04605

Asked by: Grahame, Christine, Midlothian South, Tweeddale and Lauderdale, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 10 September 2020

"To ask the Scottish Parliamentary Corporate Body whether it will pursue establishing an account to allow for the costs of COVID-19-related requirements at local offices to be paid directly by the Parliament."

Awaiting answer

Question ref. S5O-04584

Asked by: Grahame, Christine, Midlothian South, Tweeddale and Lauderdale, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 9 September 2020

"To ask the Scottish Government, in light of concerns regarding the term "likely" in relation to hatred being stirred up in Section 3 of the Hate Crime and Public Order (Scotland) Bill, whether it is reviewing that phrase."

Awaiting answer

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