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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.

Contact at their Constituency

Coatbridge Business Centre
204 Main Street
Coatbridge
ML5 3RB

Phone: 01236 423555
Text relay calls welcome.

Committees

Richard is not a member of any committees

Cross-party groups

Richard is a member of 6 cross-party groups

Cross-Party Group in the Scottish Parliament on Germany

Member

Cross-Party Group in the Scottish Parliament on Industrial Communities

Member

Cross-Party Group in the Scottish Parliament on Nuclear Disarmament

Member

Cross-Party Group in the Scottish Parliament on Older People, Age and Ageing

Member

Cross-Party Group in the Scottish Parliament on Social Science

Member

Cross-Party Group in the Scottish Parliament on WASPI

Member

Parliamentary and Government Roles

Richard does not have any parliamentary or government roles

Party Roles

Richard has 3 party roles

Party Leader

Scottish Labour

Party Spokesperson on Economy

Scottish Labour

Party Spokesperson on Jobs and Fair Work

Scottish Labour

Previous roles

Richard has had 3 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

25 May 2016 - 19 December 2017

Deputy Party Spokesperson on the Economy

Scottish Labour

08 June 2016 - 23 November 2017

Economy Jobs and Fair Work Committee

Member

Register of interests

Richard's register of interests

MSP's 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 07 June 2016.

Remuneration and related undertaking

No registrable interests.

Gifts

On 18 October 2017 I received a donation of £1,000 to my campaign for the leadership of the Scottish Labour Party from ASLEF, a trade union (of 77 St John Street, Clerkenwell, London EC1M 4NN). [Registered 15 November 2017]

On 17 November 2017 I received a non-cash donation of office space and facilities in Edinburgh with a monetary value of £2,130 to my campaign for the leadership of the Scottish Labour Party from Thompsons Solicitors, a solicitors firm (of 285 Bath Street, Glasgow, G2 4HQ). After I established that the donation was from a permissible donor, I accepted the donation on 17 November 2017. [Registered 4 December 2017]

On 23 November 2017 I received a donation of £1,000 to my campaign for the leadership of the Scottish Labour Party from ASLEF a trade union (of 77 St John Street, Clerkenwell, London EC1M 4NN). After I established that the donation was from a permissible donor, I accepted the donation on 23 November 2017. [Registered 4 December 2017]

On 12 November 2017 I received a donation of £200 to my campaign for the leadership of the Scottish Labour Party from Karl Morton. [Registered 4 December 2017]

On Sunday 24 September 2017 and Monday 25 September 2017, I attended the Labour Party conference in Brighton. The costs of two nights hotel accommodation, including breakfast, was a total of £324 and was met by the GMB trade union (of 22 Stephenson Way, Euston, London NW1 2HD). In addition, the GMB trade union met the hotel accommodation costs of my assistant, which also came to a total of £324. [Registered 13 October 2017]

On 11 November 2017 I received a donation of £350 to my campaign for the leadership of the Scottish Labour Party from Maria Fyfe [Registered 29 November 2017]

On 7 November 2017 I received a donation of £30,000 to my campaign for the leadership of the Scottish Labour Party from Unite the Union, a trade union (of John Smith House, 145/165 West Regent Street, Glasgow G2 4RZ). After I established that the donation was from a permissible donor, I accepted the donation on 7 November 2017. [Registered 4 December 2017]

On 14 November 2017 I received a donation of £5,000 to my campaign for the leadership of the Scottish Labour Party from CWU, a trade union (of 150 The Broadway, Wimbledon, SW19 1RX). After I established that the donation was from a permissible donor, I accepted the donation on 14 November 2017. [Registered 4 December 2017]

On 11 October 2017 I received a donation of £5,000 to my campaign for the leadership of the Scottish Labour Party from UNISON Scotland, a trade union (of 14 West Campbell Street, Glasgow G2 6RX). After I established that the donation was from a permissible donor, I accepted the donation on 11 October 2017. [Registered 15 November 2017]

On 14 November 2017 I received a donation of £5,000 to my campaign for the leadership of the Scottish Labour Party from USDAW a trade union (of 188 Wilmslow Road, Manchester, M14 6LJ). After I established that the donation was from a permissible donor, I accepted the donation on 14 November 2017. I amended this entry on 15 January 2018 to update the value of the donation, after it had come to my attention that the original value recorded (£2,000) was not correct. [Registered 4 December 2017, Amended 15 January 2018]

On 17 November 2017 I received a non-cash donation of the use of phone bank facilities with a monetary value of £417 to my campaign for the leadership of the Scottish Labour Party from Unite Scotland, a trade union (of John Smith House, 145 West Regent Street, Glasgow, G2 4RZ). After I established that the donation was from a permissible donor, I accepted the donation on 17 November 2017. [Registered 17 December 2017]

On 17 November 2017 I received a non-cash donation of the use of phone bank facilities with a monetary value of £833 to my campaign for the leadership of the Scottish Labour Party from GMB Scotland, a trade union (of Fountain House, 1/3 Woodside Crescent, Charing Cross, Glasgow G3 7UJ). After I established that the donation was from a permissible donor, I accepted the donation on 17 November 2017. [Registered 17 December 2017]

On 12 October 2017 I received a donation of £500 to my campaign for the leadership of the Scottish Labour Party from Willie Paton. [Registered 15 November 2017]

On 23 November 2017 I received a donation of £4,000 to my campaign for the leadership of the Scottish Labour Party from UNISON Scotland a trade union (of 14 West Campbell Street, Glasgow G2 6RX). After I established that the donation was from a permissible donor, I accepted the donation on 23 November 2017. [Registered 4 December 2017]

On 12 November 2017 I received a donation of £450 to my campaign for the leadership of the Scottish Labour Party from Karl Morton [Registered 24 November 2017]

On 12 November 2017 I received a donation of £650 to my campaign for the leadership of the Scottish Labour Party from Mike Martin [Registered 24 November 2017]

On 13 October 2017 I received a donation of £12,000 to my campaign for the leadership of the Scottish Labour Party from GMB Scotland, a trade union (of Fountain House, 1/3 Woodside Crescent, Charing Cross, Glasgow G3 7UJ). After I established that the donation was from a permissible donor, I accepted the donation on 13 October 2017. [Registered 15 November 2017]

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.

I am a member of Unite the Union.

I am a member of the Keir Hardie Society. [Amended interest 18 August 2018]

I am a vice chairperson of the Scottish Labour History Society.

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

On 7 November 2018 I attended a lunch hosted by Lockton Companies LLP and was gifted a bottle of Bollinger Champagne 2007. The value of this champagne is estimated at £80. I will be donating it to a good cause. [Registered 4 December 2018]

On 5 June 2018 I received a framed picture of the Kelpies as a gift from the Scottish Pensioners Forum, valued at £40. [Registered 20 July 2018]

I am a member of the Co-operative Party.

I am a member of Friends of the Earth Scotland.

I am a member of the GMB Union.

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.

Votes

How Richard Leonard has voted in Parliament

Find out how Richard Leonard has voted recently.

Motion ref. S5M-22803

Approval of SSI

Submitted by: Graeme Dey, Angus South, Scottish National Party. Date lodged: Tuesday, September 22, 2020

Current status: Taken in the Chamber on Wednesday, September 23, 2020

Result 108 for, 6 against, 15 abstained

MSP voted for

Vote Passed

Motion ref. S5M-22780

Prioritising Education Over Independence

Submitted by: Jamie Greene, West Scotland, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party. Date lodged: Monday, September 21, 2020

Supported by: Michelle Ballantyne
Current status: Taken in the Chamber on Wednesday, September 23, 2020

Result 64 for, 35 against, 30 abstained

MSP abstained

Vote Passed

Motion ref. S5M-22780.3

Prioritising Education Over Independence

Submitted by: John Swinney, Perthshire North, Scottish National Party. Date lodged: Tuesday, September 22, 2020

Supported by: Richard Lochhead, Michael Russell, Maree Todd
Current status: Taken in the Chamber on Wednesday, September 23, 2020

Result 65 for, 55 against, 9 abstained

MSP voted against

Vote Passed

Motion ref. S5M-22800

Approval of SSI

Submitted by: Graeme Dey, Angus South, Scottish National Party. Date lodged: Tuesday, September 22, 2020

Current status: Taken in the Chamber on Wednesday, September 23, 2020

Result 114 for, 1 against, 14 abstained

MSP voted for

Vote Passed

Motion ref. S5M-22731

Employment Support

Submitted by: Jamie Hepburn, Cumbernauld and Kilsyth, Scottish National Party. Date lodged: Tuesday, September 15, 2020

Supported by: Fiona Hyslop, Ivan McKee
Current status: Taken in the Chamber on Thursday, September 17, 2020

Result 89 for, 28 against, 12 abstained

MSP abstained

Vote Passed

Motions

Motions made by Richard Leonard in Parliament

Find out what motions Richard Leonard has submitted recently.

Motion ref. S5M-22467

Importance of Engineering and Manufacturing to the Scottish Economy

Current status: Has not yet achieved cross-party support

Motion ref. S5M-21779

Importance of the Oil and Gas Industry

Current status: Has not yet achieved cross-party support

Motion ref. S5M-21270

Women in Scotland

Current status: Has not yet achieved cross-party support

Motion ref. S5M-20885

Salsburgh GP Surgery

Current status: Has not yet achieved cross-party support

Motion ref. S5M-19939

Universal Credit

Current status: Has not yet achieved cross-party support

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.

S5W-30910 - Answered

24 July 2020

Leonard, Richard: "To ask the Scottish Government what the monthly running costs are of the NHS Louisa Jordan hospital, also broken down by cost category."

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S5W-31301 - Answered

20 August 2020

Leonard, Richard: "To ask the Scottish Government what discussions NHS Information Services Division (ISD) has had with the Scottish Drug Deaths Taskforce and its sub-groups since July 2019."

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S5W-31303 - Answered

20 August 2020

Leonard, Richard: "To ask the Scottish Government what its response is to figures suggesting that drug deaths in Scotland have risen by more than three times since 2005, and have been the world's worst since November 2008."

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S5W-31305 - Answered

26 August 2020

Leonard, Richard: "To ask the Scottish Government on what dates the Drug and Alcohol Intervention Service (DAISy) advisory or supervision committee has met, and whether it will publish (a) the minutes of and (b) a list of the attendees at each meeting."

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S5W-31302 - Answered

26 August 2020

Leonard, Richard: "To ask the Scottish Government what its position is on recommendation 9 of the Scottish Advisory Committee on Drug Misuse Drug-related Deaths Working Group's 2005 report, which stated that "priority must be given to greater development of the Single Shared  Assessment (SSA11) as highlighted by the EIU in Integrated Care for…

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