About Monica


Monica Lennon - MSP

Monica is a Scottish Labour and Scottish Co-operative Party Member of the Scottish Parliament for Central Scotland region.

Monica pioneered and achieved the world-leading Period Products (Free Provision) (Scotland) Act, working with trade unions and campaigners across Scotland.

Monica was re-elected to the Scottish Parliament for a second term in May 2021.

Currently, she is a member of the Scottish Parliament’s Net Zero, Energy and Transport Committee.

Early Life

Born in Bellshill in 1981 and raised in Blantyre, Monica continues to live locally with her family.

Graduating from the University of Strathclyde in 2001 with a degree in environmental planning, Monica was a chartered town planner working in diverse public and private sector roles.


Political Career

In 2012 Monica was elected to South Lanarkshire Council, serving until 2017 as a local councillor for Hamilton North and East, and as Depute Chair of Housing and Technical Resources.

She was first elected to the Scottish Parliament in 2016 to represent Central Scotland region.

Monica passionately believes politics should be about getting things done and delivering results – real positive change that will improve people’s lives.