Carol was born and brought up in Glasgow North West, graduating from Strathclyde University with a BSc (Hons) in Laser Physics and Optoelectronics in 1993. She trained as a teacher, gaining a PGCE in Physics and Mathematics.
Carol has worked in many Glasgow comprehensive schools, including 14 years at Hyndland Secondary, as Head of Physics and Head of Science. She spent two years as a Glasgow University lecturer training future teachers. An SQA consultant, Carol has been involved in developing physics qualifications at a national level.
A mother of two school-age children and a third at university, Carol is proud to be part of the changing face of politics and understands that people need elected representatives who appreciate the challenges of daily life.
Carol was elected in the 2015 General Election, re-elected in the 2017 General Election with the highest majority in Glasgow, and once again at the 2019 General Election where the SNP won all seven seats in the city.
Carol currently serves as the SNP’s Westminster spokesperson for Education, Armed Forces and Veterans, challenging the UK government to lift the public sector pay freeze which has seen Armed Forces personnel take a real terms wage cut, and calling for an armed forces representative body on a statutory footing to properly support service personnel and veterans.
Carol has also led the campaign in the UK Parliament to change attitudes towards Myalgic Encephalomyelitis (ME), leading two landmark debates on the research and treatment on the condition and on the controversial PACE trial. Carol continues to press for a full debate in the House of Commons.
Carol also serves as the only Scottish MP on the House of Commons Science and Technology Committee.
Constituency Office: 500 Dumbarton Road, Glasgow, G11 6SL
Phone: 0141 337 2211
Carol’s surgery details:
|2nd Friday of each month||9:30 am||Drumchapel Community Centre, 320 Kinfauns Drive, Glasgow, G15 7HA|
|11:00 am||Yoker Housing Association, 2310 Dumbarton Road, Glasgow G14 0JS|
|4th Friday of each month||9.30 am||The Whiteinch Centre, 1 Northinch Street, Glasgow, G14 0UG|
|11:00 am||Knightswood Community Centre, 201 Alderman Road, Glasgow, G13 3DD|
Please note: there are no surgeries during school holidays or public holidays.
You can read Carol’s most recent appearances in the House of Commons below:
- Carol Monaghan: Thank you, Madam Deputy Speaker, but Clare is my big sister. There are no surprises in this Queen’s Speech but there is much repetition of many of the Prime Minister’s favourite phrases. While Parliament was prorogued, the SNP campaigned in and comprehensively won an election on a manifesto that included, as well as […]
- Carol Monaghan: The humility of Tory Members today is to be welcomed, but three years ago in a Westminster Hall debate, I was shouted down by some of the same Tory Members when I mentioned the actions of the Parachute Regiment in Ballymurphy. Members will of course take their lead from the Prime Minister, and […]
- Carol Monaghan: As the wife of a submariner, may I join others in sending my condolences to the families of the Indonesian submariners who have been lost in this tragic accident? For many years, we have been pushing on fleet solid support ships. In the integrated review, the Government committed to a fleet of three […]
- Carol Monaghan: The Scottish National party has committed in its manifesto to free school breakfasts and lunches for all children in primary school. Can we expect a similar commitment for primary children in England?
- Carol Monaghan: The Government have stated that they want more disadvantaged students to participate in Turing, so how does the Secretary of State assess the success of this scheme for disadvantaged students, and will he commit to an annual report to Parliament on these figures?