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Members of the Scottish Parliament (MSPs)

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Monica Lennon

Scottish Labour

MSP for Central Scotland (Region) 2016 - present day

About Monica Lennon

Contact details

Contact online

Contact at the Scottish Parliament

The Scottish Parliament
Edinburgh
EH99 1SP

Phone: 0131 348 6484
Text relay calls welcome.

Committees

Monica is a member of 3 committees

COVID-19 Committee

Deputy Convener

Health and Sport Committee

Substitute Member

Social Security Committee

Substitute Member

Cross-party groups

Parliamentary and Government Roles

Monica does not have any parliamentary or government roles

Party Roles

Monica has 2 party roles

Party Spokesperson on Economy

Scottish Labour

Party Spokesperson on Fair Work

Scottish Labour

Previous roles

Monica has had 12 previous roles

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

16 November 2020 - 01 March 2021

Party Spokesperson on Social Care

Scottish Labour

04 October 2018 - 01 March 2021

Party Spokesperson on Health

Scottish Labour

16 November 2020 - 16 November 2020

Deputy Party Spokesperson on Care

Scottish Labour

21 April 2020 - 24 April 2020

COVID19 Committee

Member

31 October 2019 - 15 November 2019

Solicitors in the Supreme Courts of Scotland Amendment Bill Committee

Member

10 January 2018 - 14 November 2018

Local Government and Communities Committee

Deputy Convener

19 December 2017 - 04 October 2018

Party Spokesperson on Communities

Scottish Labour

09 January 2018 - 10 January 2018

Local Government and Communities Committee

Member

29 September 2016 - 10 January 2018

Public Audit and Postlegislative Scrutiny Committee

Member

08 September 2016 - 09 January 2018

Delegated Powers and Law Reform Committee

Member

08 June 2016 - 29 September 2016

Public Audit Committee

Member

28 June 2016 - 08 September 2016

Delegated Powers and Law Reform Committee

Substitute Member

Register of interests

Monica'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 Monica Lennon. The date of their initial statement was 01 June 2016.

Remuneration and related undertaking

Until 4 May 2017 I was a local authority Councillor for South Lanarkshire Council (of Almada Street, Hamilton, ML3 0AA.) I spent in the region of 20 hours of work per week on this role. I received a salary and use of a mobile phone and tablet. I estimate the total combined value of this remuneration was between £15,001 and £20,000 per annum. As of 11 May 2016 I ceased to draw any salary for this position. [Registered 04 July 2017]

Gifts

No registrable interests

Overseas visits

No registrable interests

Controlled transactions

No registrable interests

Heritable property

I owned a 50% share in a house in Blantyre (which I inherited) with a market value of between £50,001 and £100,000. The property was sold on 27 May 2016.

Interest in shares

No registrable interests

Voluntary

I am a member of the Co-operative Party.

Ceased interest removed from entry: 1 February 2021

I am a Member of Unite the Union. [Registered 17 January 2019]

I am a member of the Royal Town Planning Institute.

I am a Patron of Disability Equality Scotland. [Registered 28 January 2020]

I am a member of GMB Trade Union.

Recent Activity

What was said

What Monica Lennon 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: 3 March 2021

Scotland’s Recovery

Monica Lennon (Central Scotland) (Lab): "It has been said many times during the pandemic that we are all in it together. However, although Covid has thrown us all into the same storm, we are most definitely not all in the same boat…

Chamber meeting date: 16 February 2021

Adult Social Care (Independent Review)

Monica Lennon: "Does Alex Cole-Hamilton agree with Scottish Labour that the fight for 15 campaign is a fair ask, and does he support a rate of £15 an hour for social care workers?"

Chamber meeting date: 27 January 2021

Prioritising Covid-19 Vaccination and Economic Recovery

Monica Lennon (Central Scotland) (Lab): "Covid-19 is a vicious virus that does not care about politics or the constitution. It is a virus that harms and kills regardless of people’s opinions, and it has cost people their lives, their livelihoods and their health…

Chamber meeting date: 20 January 2021

Drugs Policy

Monica Lennon (Central Scotland) (Lab): "Drug deaths in Scotland have doubled in a decade. Last week in Parliament, during the members’ business debate on the drug deaths crisis, I was proud to lead a minute’s silence in remembrance of all those who have died…

Chamber meeting date: 20 January 2021

Health and Care Workforce

Monica Lennon (Central Scotland) (Lab): "On behalf of the Scottish Labour Party, I begin with a tribute to all the healthcare staff on the front line of the pandemic, who are working hard in the most difficult circumstances on behalf of all of us…

Votes

How Monica Lennon has voted in Parliament

Find out how Monica Lennon has voted recently.

Motion ref. S5M-24038

Scottish Parliamentary Standards (Sexual Harassment and Complaints Process) Bill

Submitted by: Bill Kidd, Glasgow Anniesland, Scottish National Party. Date lodged: Tuesday, February 2, 2021

Current status: Taken in the Chamber on Thursday, March 4, 2021

Result 119 for, 0 against, 0 abstained, 10 no vote

MSP voted for

Vote Passed

Motion ref. S5M-24057

Pre-release Access to Official Statistics (Scotland) Bill

Submitted by: Gordon Lindhurst, Lothian, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party. Date lodged: Tuesday, February 2, 2021

Supported by: Andy Wightman
Current status: Taken in the Chamber on Thursday, March 4, 2021

Result 62 for, 0 against, 56 abstained, 11 no vote

MSP voted for

Vote Passed

Motion ref. S5M-24275

Campaign Recess

Submitted by: Graeme Dey, Angus South, Scottish National Party. Date lodged: Tuesday, March 2, 2021

Current status: Taken in the Chamber on Wednesday, March 3, 2021

Result 95 for, 1 against, 21 abstained, 12 no vote

MSP abstained

Vote Passed

Motion ref. S5M-24263

Scotland’s Recovery

Submitted by: Monica Lennon, Central Scotland, Scottish Labour. Date lodged: Monday, March 1, 2021

Current status: Taken in the Chamber on Wednesday, March 3, 2021

Result 84 for, 34 against, 0 abstained, 11 no vote

MSP voted for

Vote Passed

Motion ref. S5M-24263.2

Scotland’s Recovery

Submitted by: Jamie Hepburn, Cumbernauld and Kilsyth, Scottish National Party. Date lodged: Tuesday, March 2, 2021

Supported by: Fiona Hyslop, Ivan McKee
Current status: Taken in the Chamber on Wednesday, March 3, 2021

Result 84 for, 33 against, 0 abstained, 12 no vote

MSP voted for

Vote Passed

Motions

Written questions

Written questions Monica Lennon 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. S5W-35655

Asked by: Lennon, Monica, Central Scotland, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 2 March 2021

"To ask the Scottish Government what its position is on designating foster carers as a priority group for COVID-19 vaccinations, in light of their role in safeguarding the welfare of vulnerable children."

Awaiting answer

Question ref. S5W-35192

Asked by: Lennon, Monica, Central Scotland, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 12 February 2021

"To ask the Scottish Government when it will respond to the Social Renewal Advisory Board's report, If not now, when? dated January 2021."

Answered by: Aileen Campbell on 1 March 2021

Question ref. S5W-35492

Asked by: Lennon, Monica, Central Scotland, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 25 February 2021

"To ask the Scottish Government whether any FFP3 masks that are branded as "Fang Tian" and marked as FT-045, and which the Department of Health has advised should be withdrawn due to safety concerns, are in use in Scotland."

Awaiting answer

Question ref. S5W-35124

Asked by: Lennon, Monica, Central Scotland, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 11 February 2021

"To ask the Scottish Government what plans it has to allow baby and toddler groups to resume, in light of the evidence it has and decision it made regarding the reopening of early years settings and schools for P1 to P3 pupils on 22 February 2021."

Answered by: Maree Todd on 25 February 2021

Question ref. S5W-35104

Asked by: Lennon, Monica, Central Scotland, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 9 February 2021

"To ask the Scottish Government whether individuals will be given a choice as to which COVID-19 vaccine they will receive in circumstances where they have ethical objections to a particular vaccine."

Answered by: Mairi Gougeon on 23 February 2021

Question ref. S5W-34979

Asked by: Lennon, Monica, Central Scotland, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 4 February 2021

"To ask the Scottish Government, further to the answer to the question S5W-34611 by Jeane Freeman on 29 January 2021, whether it expects to publish the Junior Doctors 48-hour Expert Working Group report by the end of the current parliamentary session and, if so, by what date."

Answered by: Jeane Freeman on 22 February 2021

Question ref. S5W-35345

Asked by: Lennon, Monica, Central Scotland, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 19 February 2021

"To ask the Scottish Government when it anticipates people with asthma will be eligible for the COVID-19 vaccine."

Awaiting answer

Question ref. S5W-35325

Asked by: Lennon, Monica, Central Scotland, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 18 February 2021

"To ask the Scottish Government whether people (a) with blood cancer and (b) at risk of being immunosuppressed and who were not on the shielding list will be prioritised to receive COVID-19 vaccinations."

Awaiting answer

Question ref. S5W-34215

Asked by: Lennon, Monica, Central Scotland, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 23 December 2020

"To ask the Scottish Government what level of vaccine wastage was recorded for the (a) flu and (b) HPV programmes in each of the last two years."

Answered by: Mairi Gougeon on 2 February 2021

Question ref. S5W-34280

Asked by: Lennon, Monica, Central Scotland, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 23 December 2020

"To ask the Scottish Government how many people who died in each of the last five years had a Key Information Summary on death, also broken down by NHS board."

Answered by: Jeane Freeman on 29 January 2021

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