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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 does not have any previous roles

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

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

Interest in shares

No registrable interests

Voluntary

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.

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 Shelter.

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

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

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 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.

NHS (Winter Preparedness)

Alison Johnstone made 1 Contribution to this discussion

Chamber - 28 October 2020

Alison Johnstone (Lothian) (Green): "The plans describe a new urgent care pathway that encourages people who might not require emergency treatment to seek a clinical assessment by phone prior to travelling to accident and emergency…

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Covid-19: Scotland’s Strategic Framework

Alison Johnstone made 3 Contributions to this discussion

Chamber - 27 October 2020

Alison Johnstone (Lothian) (Green): "It is vital that the Scottish Government’s strategy to tackle Covid-19 is properly scrutinised by Parliament and that we have the opportunity to work towards political consensus…

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Judicial Review

Alison Johnstone made 12 Contributions to this discussion

Committee on the Scottish Government Handling of Harassment Complaints - 27 October 2020

Alison Johnstone (Lothian) (Green): "Good morning…

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Student Paramedics (Bursary Support)

Alison Johnstone made 1 Contribution to this discussion

Chamber - 27 October 2020

Alison Johnstone (Lothian) (Green): "I, too, thank Liam McArthur for bringing this important debate to the chamber, and I also thank the pay student paramedics campaign for its assiduous and very effective campaigning…

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Mental Health Transition and Recovery Plan

Alison Johnstone made 1 Contribution to this discussion

Chamber - 08 October 2020

Alison Johnstone (Lothian) (Green): "The emotional impact of the pandemic on those who are living and working in our care homes will be considerable and difficult to bear, particularly at this time, when we see cases rising once again…

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Votes

How Alison Johnstone has voted in Parliament

Find out how Alison Johnstone has voted recently.

Motion ref. S5M-22860.1

Recognising the Importance of Family Caregivers

Submitted by: Donald Cameron, Highlands and Islands, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party. Date lodged: Tuesday, September 29, 2020

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

Result 27 for, 92 against, 0 abstained, 10 no vote

MSP voted against

Vote Defeated

Motion ref. S5M-22860.2

Recognising the Importance of Family Caregivers

Submitted by: Jeane Freeman, Carrick, Cumnock and Doon Valley, Scottish National Party. Date lodged: Tuesday, September 29, 2020

Supported by: Joe FitzPatrick, Clare Haughey
Current status: Taken in the Chamber on Wednesday, September 30, 2020

Result 92 for, 27 against, 0 abstained, 10 no vote

MSP voted for

Vote Passed

Motion ref. S5M-22860

Recognising the Importance of Family Caregivers

Submitted by: Monica Lennon, Central Scotland, Scottish Labour. Date lodged: Monday, September 28, 2020

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

Result 90 for, 27 against, 0 abstained, 12 no vote

MSP voted for

Vote Passed

Motion ref. S5M-22845

The Social Security Administration and Tribunal Membership (Scotland) Bill

Submitted by: Shirley-Anne Somerville, Dunfermline, Scottish National Party. Date lodged: Monday, September 28, 2020

Supported by: Christina McKelvie
Current status: Taken in the Chamber on Tuesday, September 29, 2020

Result 109 for, 0 against, 0 abstained, 20 no vote

MSP voted for

Vote Passed

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, 0 abstained, 15 no vote

MSP voted against

Vote Passed

Motions

Motions made by Alison Johnstone in Parliament

Find out what motions Alison Johnstone has submitted recently.

Motion ref. S5M-22818

SWAAA 90th Anniversary

Current status: Has not yet achieved cross-party support

Motion ref. S5M-22570

Role of Pharmacy in Mental Health and Wellbeing

Current status: Has not yet achieved cross-party support

Motion ref. S5M-22561

Domestic Abuse Information for Educators

Current status: Has not yet achieved cross-party support

Motion ref. S5M-22603

Impact of the COVID-19 Pandemic on the Edinburgh Dog and Cat Home

Current status: Has not yet achieved cross-party support

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-32525 - Unanswered

13 October 2020

Johnstone, Alison: "To ask the Scottish Government what it is doing to respond to demand for child and adolescent mental health services during the COVID-19 pandemic."

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S5W-32519 - Unanswered

13 October 2020

Johnstone, Alison: "To ask the Scottish Government how may staff in each cancer centre have been tested for COVID-19."

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S5W-32524 - Unanswered

13 October 2020

Johnstone, Alison: "To ask the Scottish Government what its response is to Youthlink Scotland’s finding that one in two youth workers believe that young people’s mental health will be detrimentally affected by the COVID-19 pandemic."

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S5W-32520 - Unanswered

13 October 2020

Johnstone, Alison: "To ask the Scottish Government what percentage of staff in each cancer centre are tested weekly for COVID-19, and when this testing began."

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S5W-32523 - Unanswered

13 October 2020

Johnstone, Alison: "To ask the Scottish Government what it is doing to support national voluntary youth work organisations in Scotland, in light of a reported income loss of at least £20.5 million in 2020."

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