Cross-Party Group on Poverty

Group inquiry: Poverty-related stigma

In January 2022, the Cross-Party Group (CPG) on Poverty launched an inquiry into the relationship between poverty and stigma, seeking to better understand the causes, impacts of, and solutions to poverty-related stigma.

You can read the full report of the inquiry here, or download a summary briefing here.


About the Cross Party Group:

The Cross Party Group (CPG) on Poverty in the Scottish Parliament provides a space for MSPs from across political parties and other groups such as charities, faith groups and grassroots organisations to come together to discuss poverty in Scotland. This group aims to better inform anti-poverty policy-making in Scotland and contribute to the ending of poverty in Scotland. The Poverty Alliance provide secretariat support for the CPG. 

Office Bearers: 

Pam Duncan-Glancy MSP (Convenor) 

Beatrice Wishart MSP (Deputy Convenor) 

MSP Members: 

Jeremy Balfour MSP

Miles Briggs MSP 

Natalie Don MSP

Bob Doris MSP 

Rhoda Grant MSP 

Monica Lennon MSP 

Paul McLellan MSP

Carol Mochan MSP

Emma Roddick MSP 

Alex Rowley MSP 

Collette Stevenson MSP  


Get involved:

Any interested organisation or individual that is committed to ending poverty in Scotland is encouraged to join and participate in the group's work. 

To join, or for any further information on the CPG on Poverty, please contact: Ruth Boyle, Policy and Campaigns Manager, Poverty Alliance on

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