Elaine Smith

MSP, Central Scotland

Central Scotland Labour

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  • Scottish Parliament: Challenge Poverty Week 4 Oct 2018

    I start with an apposite observation from R H Tawney: “What thoughtful rich people call the problem of poverty, thoughtful poor people call with equal justice a problem of riches”. Having met the Poverty Alliance, I lodged the motion to mark challenge poverty week and I thank members for the big cross-party support that it has secured. I thank the members who have stayed to take...
  • Scottish Parliament: Challenge Poverty Week 4 Oct 2018

    Does Alison Johnstone recognise that holiday hunger is an issue and that schemes such as the club 365 programme in North Lanarkshire help with that, as well?
  • Scottish Parliament: Women’s Health (Obesity) 27 Sep 2018

    The First Minister will be aware that there are many causes of obesity, including those that Brian Whittle outlined, and there are many ways to prevent it, including increasing breastfeeding rates, which has not been mentioned. Is she aware that a major cause of obesity for a significant number of Scottish women is undiagnosed and untreated—or poorly treated—thyroid disorders?...

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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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