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Members of the Scottish Parliament (MSPs)

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Alex Cole-Hamilton

Scottish Liberal Democrats

MSP for Edinburgh Western (Constituency) 2016 - present day

About Alex Cole-Hamilton

Contact details

Contact at the Scottish Parliament

The Scottish Parliament
Edinburgh
EH99 1SP

Phone: 0131 348 5821
Text relay calls welcome.

Committees

Alex is not a member of any committees

Cross-party groups

Alex is not a member of any cross-party groups

Parliamentary and Government Roles

Alex does not have any parliamentary or government roles

Party Roles

Alex does not have any party roles

Previous roles

Alex has had 6 previous roles

Previous roles in cross-party groups are not included in this list.

08 November 2016 - 04 May 2021

Rural Economy and Connectivity Committee

Substitute Member

06 February 2019 - 04 May 2021

Committee on the Scottish Government Handling of Harassment Complaints

Member

29 September 2016 - 04 May 2021

Equalities and Human Rights Committee

Deputy Convener

08 June 2016 - 04 May 2021

Health and Sport Committee

Member

16 June 2016 - 29 September 2016

Equal Opportunities Committee

Deputy Convener

08 June 2016 - 16 June 2016

Equal Opportunities Committee

Member

Register of interests

Alex's register of interests

MSPs must provide details of their financial interests in the Register of Interests. They make an initial statement on becoming or being returned as an MSP. This is then updated with any changes they provide.

Here is the register for Alex Cole-Hamilton. The date of their initial statement was .

Recent Activity

What was said

What Alex Cole-Hamilton has said in Parliament

These are the official transcripts of what was said by this MSP in the chamber and at committee meetings. You'll find the topic discussed and how many times this MSP has contributed to the discussion.

Chamber meeting date: 18 May 2021

Covid-19 (Glasgow)

Alex Cole-Hamilton (Edinburgh Western) (LD): "NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde is writing to all those in the G41 and G42 postcode sectors to ask them to get tested. We know that surge testing works best when you go door to door…

Chamber meeting date: 14 May 2021

Immigration Enforcement

Alex Cole-Hamilton (Edinburgh Western) (LD): "Liberal Democrats have long argued for reform of the Home Office to strip it of its more draconian powers, which we saw deployed yesterday. In our democracy, there will always be times when circumstances demand an urgent act of public protest…

Chamber meeting date: 13 May 2021

Oaths and Affirmations

Alex Cole-Hamilton (Edinburgh Western) (LD): "made a solemn affirmation."

Health and Sport Committee meeting date: 23 March 2021

Health Security (EU Exit) Regulations 2021

Alex Cole-Hamilton (Edinburgh Western) (LD): "I have no questions, convener. The questions that I was going to ask have been covered."

Chamber meeting date: 18 March 2021

Lothian Buses (Suspension of Services)

Alex Cole-Hamilton (Edinburgh Western) (LD): "I echo the recognition of bus drivers as key workers and heroes during the pandemic. They have worked under constant threat of infection; they do not need to work under threat of abuse…

Votes

How Alex Cole-Hamilton has voted in Parliament

Find out how Alex Cole-Hamilton has voted recently.

Motion ref. S5M-24270

Dogs (Protection of Livestock) (Amendment) (Scotland) Bill

Submitted by: Emma Harper, South Scotland, Scottish National Party. Date lodged: Tuesday, March 2, 2021

Current status: Taken in the Chamber on Wednesday, March 24, 2021

Result 120 for, 0 against, 0 abstained, 9 no vote

MSP voted for

Vote Passed

Motion ref. S5M-24292

Motion of No Confidence

Submitted by: Ruth Davidson, Edinburgh Central, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party. Date lodged: Thursday, March 4, 2021

Supported by: Jeremy Balfour, Bill Bowman, Miles Briggs, Alexander Burnett, Donald Cameron, Jackson Carlaw, Peter Chapman, Maurice Corry, Murdo Fraser, Maurice Golden, Jamie Greene, Jamie Halcro Johnston, Rachael Hamilton, Alison Harris, Liam Kerr, Gordon Lindhurst, Dean Lockhart, Tom Mason, Margaret Mitchell, Edward Mountain, Oliver Mundell, John Scott, Graham Simpson, Liz Smith, Alexander Stewart, Adam Tomkins, Annie Wells, Brian Whittle
Current status: Taken in the Chamber on Tuesday, March 23, 2021

Result 31 for, 65 against, 27 abstained, 6 no vote

MSP abstained

Vote Defeated

Motion ref. S5M-24271

Tied Pubs (Scotland) Bill

Submitted by: Neil Bibby, West Scotland, Scottish Labour. Date lodged: Tuesday, March 2, 2021

Current status: Taken in the Chamber on Tuesday, March 23, 2021

Result 111 for, 0 against, 0 abstained, 18 no vote

MSP voted for

Vote Passed

Motion ref. S5M-24238

European Charter of Local Self-Government (Incorporation) (Scotland) Bill

Submitted by: Andy Wightman, Lothian, Independent. Date lodged: Thursday, February 25, 2021

Current status: Taken in the Chamber on Tuesday, March 23, 2021

Result 114 for, 0 against, 0 abstained, 15 no vote

MSP voted for

Vote Passed

Motion ref. S5M-24396.1

National Mission to Reduce Drug Deaths and Harms

Submitted by: Brian Whittle, South Scotland, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party. Date lodged: Wednesday, March 17, 2021

Supported by: Donald Cameron
Current status: Taken in the Chamber on Thursday, March 18, 2021

Result 43 for, 69 against, 1 abstained, 16 no vote

MSP voted against

Vote Defeated

Motions

Written questions

Written questions Alex Cole-Hamilton has submitted in Parliament

These are the questions that this MSP has asked the Scottish Government about its work. It also includes any answer to these questions.

Question ref. S6W-00047

Asked by: Cole-Hamilton, Alex, Edinburgh Western, Scottish Liberal Democrats, Date Lodged: 14 May 2021

"To ask the Scottish Government by what date the additional financial support for the taxi trade in response to the COVID-19 pandemic that the First Minister made a commitment to provide during the election campaign will be made available."

Awaiting answer

Question ref. S6W-00007

Asked by: Cole-Hamilton, Alex, Edinburgh Western, Scottish Liberal Democrats, Date Lodged: 13 May 2021

"To ask the Scottish Government what assistance it has offered to the Indian Government in light of the country's COVID-19 emergency and resultant humanitarian crisis."

Awaiting answer

Question ref. S5W-36122

Asked by: Cole-Hamilton, Alex, Edinburgh Western, Scottish Liberal Democrats, Date Lodged: 11 March 2021

"To ask the Scottish Government what the (a) average and (b) longest waiting time has been for callers to the COVID-19 vaccination helpline and booking service, broken down by week."

Answered by: Mairi Gougeon on 24 March 2021

Question ref. S5W-35957

Asked by: Cole-Hamilton, Alex, Edinburgh Western, Scottish Liberal Democrats, Date Lodged: 11 March 2021

"To ask the Scottish Government for what reason the COVID-19 vaccine rollout appears to be demonstrably slower in the City of Edinburgh than in other areas."

Answered by: Jeane Freeman on 24 March 2021

Question ref. S5W-35928

Asked by: Cole-Hamilton, Alex, Edinburgh Western, Scottish Liberal Democrats, Date Lodged: 10 March 2021

"To ask the Scottish Government how many sputum samples have been tested in the past year in relation to a diagnosis of bronchiectasis."

Answered by: Mairi Gougeon on 24 March 2021

Question ref. S5W-36123

Asked by: Cole-Hamilton, Alex, Edinburgh Western, Scottish Liberal Democrats, Date Lodged: 11 March 2021

"To ask the Scottish Government how many complaints it has received about the COVID-19 vaccination helpline and booking service."

Answered by: Mairi Gougeon on 24 March 2021

Question ref. S5W-35302

Asked by: Cole-Hamilton, Alex, Edinburgh Western, Scottish Liberal Democrats, Date Lodged: 18 February 2021

"To ask the Scottish Government what action clinicians must take to obtain the informed consent of people prior to the administration of COVID-19 vaccines, and what information they should provide regarding possible side effects."

Answered by: Mairi Gougeon on 24 March 2021

Question ref. S5W-35545

Asked by: Cole-Hamilton, Alex, Edinburgh Western, Scottish Liberal Democrats, Date Lodged: 25 February 2021

"To ask the Scottish Government whether significant regional variation in COVID-19 infection rates, such as that between the West of Scotland and Lothian, will have a factor on the speed and levels at which lockdown is released."

Answered by: Jeane Freeman on 24 March 2021

Question ref. S5W-36125

Asked by: Cole-Hamilton, Alex, Edinburgh Western, Scottish Liberal Democrats, Date Lodged: 11 March 2021

"To ask the Scottish Government on what date will reliable real-time data to inform local and national suicide prevention be available, following reports on 3 October 2021 that the National Suicide Prevention Leadership Group and Public Health Scotland are investigating ways to extract such data."

Answered by: Clare Haughey on 24 March 2021

Question ref. S5W-36124

Asked by: Cole-Hamilton, Alex, Edinburgh Western, Scottish Liberal Democrats, Date Lodged: 11 March 2021

"To ask the Scottish Government what action it is taking to improve the time it takes to (a) collect and (b) publish data relating to deaths by suicide, and when any changes will come into effect."

Answered by: Clare Haughey on 24 March 2021

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