Elaine Smith

MSP, Central Scotland

Central Scotland Labour

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  • Scottish Parliament: Exhibition Space 9 Mar 2017

    In the spirit of supporting international women’s day, will the SPCB give consideration to having a specific exhibition space, perhaps in the front lobby, to celebrate women? To put that request in context, last night at the women’s dinner I was told that in Edinburgh there are more memorials to animals than to women. I was also made aware of a project about Edinburgh women...
  • Scottish Parliament: Local Government Finance (Scotland) Order 2017 [Draft] 9 Mar 2017

    It is clear from the recent Accounts Commission report that councils are doing what they can to keep their heads above water and deliver the vital services that our communities rely on. However, the SNP Government is not helping them. It has slashed the funds of councils across Scotland by hundreds of millions of pounds in the past year alone. It is clear that it is responsible for the cuts...
  • Scottish Parliament: Local Government Finance (Scotland) Order 2017 [Draft] 9 Mar 2017

    Interestingly, I am just about to get to the Tory Government in London, if Joan McAlpine cares to listen. Sadly, between the Tories at Westminster and the SNP at Holyrood, there is not much chance of councils being properly funded over the next few years. However, Scottish Labour takes seriously the challenges that our society faces, and we believe that the richest should pay a bit more to...

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Labour MSP for Central Scotland

Entered the Scottish Parliament on 6 May 1999 — Election

Also represented Coatbridge and Chryston

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