Monica Lennon named One to Watch at Scottish Politician of the Year Awards

Monica Lennon, Labour list MSP for Central Scotland, was named One To Watch at The Herald Scottish Politician of the Year awards 2017 last night.

Monica Lennon

Photograph from The Herald

According to the The Herald, Monica won a tough category but of primary note was her “campaign to end period poverty by making sanitary products free in Scotland” for which she has introduced a Members Bill to the Scottish Parliament.

Monica was also praised for being “an effective debater and questioner of the government, drawing on moving personal testimony to illustrate the problems faced by her constituents.” This was particularly evident in her efforts to end the stigma surrounding drug and alcohol abuse which she did through a moving account of her own father’s battle with alcohol.

Monica is a member, and former Chair, of Hamilton Larkhall and Stonehouse CLP and before her election to the Scottish Parliament in 2016 she was a local councillor for the Hamilton North and East ward within South Lanarkshire Council.  Current CLP Chair, John Reilly, said “anyone who has campaigned with Monica will know how much drive and energy she has and I’m particularly pleased to see her gain recognition for the hard work she’s doing”. 

The awards were presented on 16th November and full coverage can be found in The Herald.



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