Elaine Thomson

Former Labour MSP for Aberdeen North

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11th May to 2nd June 2020

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2nd to 9th June 2020

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10th June 2020 onwards

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Recent appearances

  • Scottish Parliament: Great Northern Partnership 27 Mar 2003

    I am pleased to introduce the debate today, which is almost our last debate. The Great Northern Partnership is one of 48 social inclusion partnerships that were formed to address social exclusion in Scotland. Social inclusion partnerships come in all shapes and sizes; some are based on geographical areas and some are thematic. The GNP is a geographic SIP and is unusual because it is in an...
  • Scottish Parliament: Question Time — Scottish Executive: Drugs and Alcohol Misuse 6 Mar 2003

    I have been approached by several constituents who look after their grandchildren on a temporary or permanent basis because the parents have chaotic lifestyles as a result of drug misuse. Sadly, in some cases, the parents have died. What further measures will be considered to assist those often unhappy children to settle with their grandparents?
  • Scottish Parliament: Transport 5 Mar 2003

    I welcome the minister's statement. I know that the people of Aberdeen, especially my constituents, are delighted with the commitment to build the western peripheral route as part of Aberdeen's integrated modern transport system. That is a real example of delivery by the Executive for the people of Aberdeen. What progress has been made on accelerating the construction schedule for the western...

More of Elaine Thomson’s recent appearances


Former Labour MSP for Aberdeen North

Entered the Scottish Parliament on 6 May 1999 — Election

Left the Scottish Parliament on 31 March 2003 — Election

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