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: Gang rape and brutal sexual violence against women and little girls are being used as weapons of war in Tigray. This fear of sexual violence means that women and girls are in hiding, too terrified to travel to food distribution centres. Children are literally starving because of fear of rape. What work are […]
- Carol Monaghan: To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps he is taking to assess the (a) availability and (b) dissemination of covid-19 vaccine information in (i) Tigrinya, (ii) Amharic, (iii) Blen, (iv) Kibajuni, (v) KiSwahili, (vi) Tigre, (vii) Oromo, (viii) Afar, (ix) Sidayama, (x) Wolayatta, (xi) Hausa, (xii) Chichewa, […]
- Carol Monaghan: To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what plans he has to tackle covid-19 vaccine misinformation among African communities in the UK by providing accurate information in (a) Tigrinya, (b) Amharic, (c) Blen, (d) Kibajuni, (e) KiSwahili, (f) Tigre, (g) Oromo, (h) Afar, (i) Sidayama, (j) Wolayatta, (k) Hausa, […]
- Carol Monaghan: To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster and Minister for the Cabinet Office, what plans he has to (a) tackle covid-19 misinformation amongst African communities in the UK and (b) provide accurate information in (i) Tigrinya, (ii) Amharic, (iii) Blen, (iv) Kibajuni, (v) KiSwahili, (vi) Tigre, (vii) Oromo, (viii) Afar, (ix) […]
- Carol Monaghan: What steps his Department is taking to support the LGBT+ veterans community.