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Members of the Scottish Parliament (MSPs)

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Alison Johnstone

Scottish Green Party

MSP for Lothian (Region) 2011 - present day

About Alison Johnstone

Contact details

Contact at the Scottish Parliament

The Scottish Parliament
Edinburgh
EH99 1SP

Phone: 0131 348 6362
Text relay calls welcome.

Committees

Cross-party groups

Alison is a member of 14 cross-party groups

Cross-Party Group in the Scottish Parliament on Animal Welfare

Deputy Convener

Cross-Party Group in the Scottish Parliament on Basic Income

Member

Cross-Party Group in the Scottish Parliament on Children and Young People

Co-Convener

Cross-Party Group in the Scottish Parliament on Construction

Member

Cross-Party Group in the Scottish Parliament on Cycling, Walking and Buses

Co-Convener

Cross-Party Group in the Scottish Parliament on Deafness

Member

Cross-Party Group in the Scottish Parliament on Health Inequalities

Member

Cross-Party Group in the Scottish Parliament on Heart Disease and Stroke

Member

Cross-Party Group in the Scottish Parliament on Improving Scotland’s Health: 2021 and Beyond

Member

Cross-Party Group in the Scottish Parliament on Learning Disability

Member

Cross-Party Group in the Scottish Parliament on Sexual Health and Blood Borne Viruses

Member

Cross-Party Group in the Scottish Parliament on Sport

Co-Convener

Cross-Party Group in the Scottish Parliament on Towns and Town Centres

Member

Cross-Party Group in the Scottish Parliament on Women's Health

Deputy Convener

Parliamentary and Government Roles

Alison has 2 parliamentary and government roles

Scottish Commission for Public Audit

Member

Presiding Officer's Advisory Group

Member

Party Roles

Alison has 5 party roles

Party Leader

Scottish Green Party

Party Spokesperson on Health

Scottish Green Party

Party Spokesperson on Social Security

Scottish Green Party

Party Spokesperson on Sport

Scottish Green Party

Party Spokesperson on Young People

Scottish Green Party

Previous roles

Alison has had 8 previous roles

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

08 June 2016 - 06 September 2018

Health and Sport Committee

Member

27 November 2014 - 23 March 2016

Devolution Further Powers Committee

Member

27 November 2014 - 23 March 2016

Economy Energy and Tourism Committee

Substitute Member

01 November 2012 - 27 November 2014

Economy Energy and Tourism Committee

Member

29 October 2014 - 27 November 2014

Devolution Further Powers Committee

Substitute Member

01 November 2012 - 29 October 2014

Referendum Scotland Bill Committee

Substitute Member

23 June 2011 - 01 November 2012

Economy Energy and Tourism Committee

Substitute Member

09 June 2011 - 01 May 2012

Scotland Bill Committee

Member

Register of interests

Alison'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 Alison Johnstone. The date of their initial statement was 18 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

I am a Scotland Committee Member of Fields in Trust (operating name of the National Playing Fields Association).

I am a supporter of Shelter.

On 28 November I received a Hills and Harbour Gin Tasting Set (1 bottle of gin, plus two glasses) from the League Against Cruel Sports. The value of this gift was £44. [21 December 2017]

I am a member of the Board of Directors of Scottish Athletics.

I am a supporter of UNICEF.

I am a member of Friends of Lagganlia.

I own a share, worth £250, in Dig-In Brunstfield, a community greengrocer in Edinburgh. This is not greater than 1% of the total value of the share capital.

I own a share, worth £250, in Harlow Hydro, a community hydropower scheme near Edinburgh. This is not greater than 1% of the total value of the share capital.

I am a member of Spokes, the Lothian Cycle Campaign.

I am a member of Friends of the Earth Scotland.

Recent Activity

What was said

What Alison Johnstone 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.

Covid-19

Alison Johnstone made 1 Contribution to this discussion

Chamber - 11 August 2020

Alison Johnstone (Lothian) (Green): "Yesterday, in a BBC Radio Scotland interview, a journalist asked the national clinical director why there is no routine testing in schools in Scotland. Professor Leitch responded: “Routine testing doesn’t work. It doesn’t help us…

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Childcare

Alison Johnstone made 1 Contribution to this discussion

Chamber - 23 July 2020

Alison Johnstone (Lothian) (Green): "In her statement, the minister said that, on 30 July, the Government will publish guidance that will come into effect in August. She said that bubbles and certain restrictions on blended care would be removed. School begins in 19 days…

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Care Promise

Alison Johnstone made 1 Contribution to this discussion

Chamber - 16 July 2020

Alison Johnstone (Lothian) (Green): "To deliver the promise, it is vital that Scotland better understands—and gets better at delivering—the rights of our young people…

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Covid-19 (Next Steps)

Alison Johnstone made 2 Contributions to this discussion

Chamber - 09 July 2020

Alison Johnstone (Lothian) (Green): "I am sure that the Parliament will wish to send its sincerest sympathies to the family and friends of three-year-old Xander Irvine, whose funeral took place in Edinburgh this morning…

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Black, Asian and Ethnic Minority Health and Social Care Workers (Covid-19 Risk Assessments)

Alison Johnstone made 1 Contribution to this discussion

Chamber - 25 June 2020

Alison Johnstone: "I welcome the minister’s response. However, the British Medical Association has warned that doctors across the United Kingdom have not been risk assessed…

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Written questions

Written questions Alison Johnstone 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-30664 - Answered

13 July 2020

Johnstone, Alison: "To ask the Scottish Government what measures it will put in place to prevent further mass culling of mountain hares when the mountain hare closed season ends on 1 August 2020."

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S5W-30595 - Answered

09 July 2020

Johnstone, Alison: "To ask the Scottish Government whether after-school clubs will be allowed to re-open on 11 August 2020."

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S5W-30599 - Answered

09 July 2020

Johnstone, Alison: "To ask the Scottish Government when the National Partnership for Culture will report to it on how to respond to challenges facing the culture sector arising from COVID-19."

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S5W-30665 - Answered

13 July 2020

Johnstone, Alison: "To ask the Scottish Government when it plans to commence section 10F of The Animals and Wildlife (Penalties, Protections and Powers) (Scotland) Act."

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S5W-30953 - Unanswered

28 July 2020

Johnstone, Alison: "To ask the Scottish Government what its position is on establishing COVID-19 testing centres at all airports."

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