Shirley-Anne Somerville

Scottish National Party MSP for Dunfermline


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Scottish National Party MSP for Dunfermline

Entered the Scottish Parliament on 31 August 2007 — Appointed, regional replacement

Also represented Lothians

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Recent appearances

  • Scottish Parliament: General Question Time: Anti-poverty Work 13 Jun 2024

    Despite facing the most challenging budget settlement since devolution, we are committing more than £3 billion this year to policies that tackle poverty and protect people, as far as possible, during the on-going cost of living crisis. That includes investment in our game-changing Scottish child payment and into early learning and childcare, as well as providing free bus travel for more than...
  • Scottish Parliament: General Question Time: Anti-poverty Work 13 Jun 2024

    Collette Stevenson is right to point out that there is money that the Scottish Government has to invest in our people because we have to mitigate the effect of welfare cuts. Currently, we invest £134 million to mitigate the effects of the bedroom tax and the benefit cap. It certainly appears that, regardless of who wins the next UK election and who is in number 10, those mitigations will...
  • Scottish Parliament: Portfolio Question Time: Child Poverty 30 May 2024

    Eradicating child poverty in Scotland is the First Minister’s, and the Government’s, top priority. We are providing a range of support to families, including our game-changing Scottish child payment, which—as statistics that were published this week show—was benefiting more than 329,000 children by the end of March. We have also funded childcare, free bus travel for under-22s and free...

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