Cross-Party Group on Poverty

2022 AGM

We will be hosting our Annual General Meeting on Friday 16 December at 11:30am.

This will take place online over Zoom. If you have any questions, please get in touch with Ashley at

Current 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.

To inform the inquiry, the group have launched a call for written evidence, inviting individuals and organisations from across Scotland to submit their views and to help shape the inquiry's final report, which will be published in May 2022.

The call for written evidence can be read in full here: CPG on Poverty - stigma inquiry - call for views.

The deadline for submissions is 5pm, Friday 11th March. Please send your submission to


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) 

Jeremy Balfour MSP (Treasurer) 

MSP Members: 

Emma Roddick MSP 

Collette Stevenson MSP  

Alex Rowley MSP 

Rhoda Grant MSP 

Bob Doris MSP 

Monica Lennon MSP 

Miles Briggs 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: Neil Cowan, Policy and Campaigns Manager, Poverty Alliance on

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