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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.

Contact at local office

151 St John's Road
Corstorphine
Edinburgh
EH12 7SD

Phone: 0131 334 1814
Text relay calls welcome.

Find out when the MSP's surgery times are on their website.

Committees

Alex is not a member of any committees

Cross-party groups

Parliamentary and Government Roles

Alex does not have any parliamentary or government roles

Party Roles

Alex has 5 party roles

Party Leader

Scottish Liberal Democrats

Party Spokesperson on External Affairs

Scottish Liberal Democrats

Party Spokesperson on Health

Scottish Liberal Democrats

Party Spokesperson on Social Care

Scottish Liberal Democrats

Party Spokesperson on the Constitution

Scottish Liberal Democrats

Previous roles

Alex has had 7 previous roles

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

06 May 2021 - 27 August 2021

Party Spokesperson on Sport

Scottish Liberal Democrats

08 November 2016 - 04 May 2021

Substitute Member

06 February 2019 - 04 May 2021

Member

29 September 2016 - 04 May 2021

Deputy Convener

08 June 2016 - 04 May 2021

Member

16 June 2016 - 29 September 2016

Deputy Convener

08 June 2016 - 16 June 2016

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 03 June 2021.

Remuneration and related undertaking

No registrable interests

Gifts

No registrable interests

Overseas visits

No registrable interests

Controlled transactions

No registrable interests

Heritable property

I sublet part of my own property in Edinburgh through online holiday property website Airbnb. This yields a gross annual income of between £5,001 and £10,000.

Interest in shares

No registrable interests

Voluntary

I was formerly a Convener and Director of Together (Scottish Alliance for Children’s Rights).

On 5 February 2022, I was a guest of Scottish Rugby to the Calcutta cup at Murrayfield, they provided hospitality and 2 match tickets to myself and my guest, followed by dinner afterwards. SRU have stated that the estimated value was £1,000 per person. I do not consider that this meets the prejudice test. [Registered 22 February 2022]

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: 26 May 2022

Drug Deaths

Alex Cole-Hamilton (Edinburgh Western) (LD): "The minister knows that the Liberal Democrats want her to succeed on this issue and, to that end, she has our good wishes…

Chamber meeting date: 24 May 2022

Health and Social Care

Alex Cole-Hamilton (Edinburgh Western) (LD): "I am pleased to rise on behalf of my party in this important debate. It will come as no surprise to members to hear me say that, as a Liberal Democrat, I will always champion services being kept as local as possible to the people whom they support…

Chamber meeting date: 19 May 2022

Long Covid

Alex Cole-Hamilton (Edinburgh Western) (LD): "I am grateful to the cabinet secretary for giving way, and for taking time, in his remarks, to talk about young people and children who suffer with long Covid. Can he quantify the situation for members…

Chamber meeting date: 18 May 2022

Supporting Carers (Cost of Living)

Alex Cole-Hamilton (Edinburgh Western) (LD): "Will the minister give way?"

Chamber meeting date: 12 May 2022

Cabinet (Meetings)

3. Alex Cole-Hamilton (Edinburgh Western) (LD): "To ask the First Minister when the Cabinet will next meet. (S6F-01083)"

Votes

How Alex Cole-Hamilton has voted in Parliament

Find out how Alex Cole-Hamilton has voted recently.

Motion ref. S6M-04621

Update on Delivery of Social Security Benefits

Submitted by: Ben Macpherson, Edinburgh Northern and Leith, Scottish National Party. Date lodged: Tuesday, May 24, 2022

Supported by: Christina McKelvie, Shona Robison
Current status: Taken in the Chamber on Thursday, May 26, 2022

Result 65 for, 48 against, 0 abstained, 16 no vote

MSP voted against

Vote Passed

Motion ref. S6M-04621.1

Update on Delivery of Social Security Benefits

Submitted by: Miles Briggs, Lothian, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party. Date lodged: Wednesday, May 25, 2022

Current status: Taken in the Chamber on Thursday, May 26, 2022

Result 28 for, 85 against, 0 abstained, 16 no vote

MSP voted against

Vote Defeated

Motion ref. S6M-04621.2

Update on Delivery of Social Security Benefits

Submitted by: Pam Duncan-Glancy, Glasgow, Scottish Labour. Date lodged: Wednesday, May 25, 2022

Supported by: Mark Griffin, Paul Sweeney
Current status: Taken in the Chamber on Thursday, May 26, 2022

Result 49 for, 64 against, 0 abstained, 16 no vote

MSP voted for

Vote Defeated

Motion ref. S6M-04580.3

Community Wealth Building – Delivering Transformation in Scotland’s Local and Regional Economies

Submitted by: Douglas Lumsden, North East Scotland, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party. Date lodged: Tuesday, May 24, 2022

Current status: Taken in the Chamber on Wednesday, May 25, 2022

Result 31 for, 87 against, 0 abstained, 11 no vote

MSP voted for

Vote Defeated

Motion ref. S6M-04567.1

Keeping Care Close to Home and Improving Outcomes

Submitted by: Paul O'Kane, West Scotland, Scottish Labour. Date lodged: Monday, May 23, 2022

Supported by: Carol Mochan, Paul Sweeney
Current status: Taken in the Chamber on Tuesday, May 24, 2022

Result 21 for, 97 against, 3 abstained, 8 no vote

MSP abstained

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-08748

Asked by: Cole-Hamilton, Alex, Edinburgh Western, Scottish Liberal Democrats, Date Lodged: 26 May 2022

"To ask the Scottish Government whether it plans to support airshows in Scotland in the future."

Awaiting answer

Question ref. S6W-08310

Asked by: Cole-Hamilton, Alex, Edinburgh Western, Scottish Liberal Democrats, Date Lodged: 20 May 2022

"To ask the Scottish Government whether it can request the consent of Crown Estate Scotland (CES) to disclose the two reports commissioned by and received from CES that discuss the net present value analysis and/or any other value for money analysis of the ScotWind auction, as referred to in the response to freedom of information request…

Awaiting answer

Question ref. S6W-08317

Asked by: Cole-Hamilton, Alex, Edinburgh Western, Scottish Liberal Democrats, Date Lodged: 19 May 2022

"To ask the Scottish Government whether it proposed that ScotWind’s option fee model should include annual fees, and, if so, whether it did so (a) prior to or (b) following the announcement of the results, in February 2021, of the Offshore Wind Leasing Round 4 auction by the Crown Estate."

Awaiting answer

Question ref. S6W-08314

Asked by: Cole-Hamilton, Alex, Edinburgh Western, Scottish Liberal Democrats, Date Lodged: 19 May 2022

"To ask the Scottish Government, in light of the ScotWind Offshore Wind Leasing: Advisory Note, produced for it by the University of Strathclyde Centre for Energy Policy, in April 2020, other than the three pre-defined option fee levels, what, if any, other levels of option fees were considered at that time, and whether it will provide a copy of any…

Awaiting answer

Question ref. S6W-08295

Asked by: Cole-Hamilton, Alex, Edinburgh Western, Scottish Liberal Democrats, Date Lodged: 19 May 2022

"To ask the Scottish Government, further to the answer to question S6W-07727 by Humza Yousaf on 22 April 2022, whether it will provide the information requested regarding what continuing pay arrangements NHS Scotland staff, who are experiencing prolonged absence from work specifically due to long COVID, are currently entitled to, and what changes it…

Awaiting answer

Question ref. S6W-08313

Asked by: Cole-Hamilton, Alex, Edinburgh Western, Scottish Liberal Democrats, Date Lodged: 19 May 2022

"To ask the Scottish Government what information it holds on the reasons for Crown Estate Scotland’s position, as stated in the ScotWind Pre-Launch Summary, published in July 2019, that it was “currently minded” that applicants should not pay more than £10,000 per km2 of seabed."

Awaiting answer

Question ref. S6W-08574

Asked by: Cole-Hamilton, Alex, Edinburgh Western, Scottish Liberal Democrats, Date Lodged: 19 May 2022

"To ask the Scottish Government, regarding the new website to provide NHS patients with indicative waiting times, whether details of all NHS procedures and their indicative waiting times will be made available, and if this will not be the case, whether it can provide details of the procedures that will be included."

Awaiting answer

Question ref. S6W-08319

Asked by: Cole-Hamilton, Alex, Edinburgh Western, Scottish Liberal Democrats, Date Lodged: 19 May 2022

"To ask the Scottish Government whether it will publish all information that it (a) provided and (b) received in relation to the decision to set the maximum fee per km2 of seabed under the ScotWind leasing process at £100,000, as announced by Crown Estate Scotland on 24 March 2021."

Awaiting answer

Question ref. S6W-08315

Asked by: Cole-Hamilton, Alex, Edinburgh Western, Scottish Liberal Democrats, Date Lodged: 19 May 2022

"To ask the Scottish Government whether it will publish all the information that it holds on the market value testing of Crown Estate Scotland’s ScotWind sales process, which launched in June 2020 with the pre-defined option fee levels of £2,000/km2, £6,000/km2 or £10,000km2."

Awaiting answer

Question ref. S6W-08318

Asked by: Cole-Hamilton, Alex, Edinburgh Western, Scottish Liberal Democrats, Date Lodged: 19 May 2022

"To ask the Scottish Government, regarding the decision to review the option structure for the ScotWind leasing process, as announced by Crown Estate Scotland on 11 February 2021, which states that “the decision has been taken with the support of Scottish Government Ministers”, whether it will provide details of its role (a) in…

Awaiting answer

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