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Members of the Scottish Parliament (MSPs)

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Alex Rowley

Scottish Labour

MSP for Mid Scotland and Fife (Region) 2017 - present day

Former MSP for Mid Scotland and Fife (Region) 2016 - 2017

Former MSP for Cowdenbeath (Constituency) 2014 - 2016

Independent

Former MSP for Mid Scotland and Fife (Region) 2017 - 2017

About Alex Rowley

Contact details

Contact online

Website: alexrowley.org

Post-d: @AlexRowleyFife

Facebook: Alex's facebook

Contact at the Scottish Parliament

The Scottish Parliament
Edinburgh
EH99 1SP

Phone: 0131 348 6827
Text relay calls welcome.

Contact at their Constituency

Ore Valley Business Centre
93 Main Street
Lochgelly
KY5 9AF

Phone: 01592 786725
Text relay calls welcome.

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

Committees

Alex is a member of 1 committee

Cross-party groups

Alex is a member of 4 cross-party groups

Cross-Party Group in the Scottish Parliament on Housing

Member

Cross-Party Group in the Scottish Parliament on St Andrew's Day

Member

Cross-Party Group in the Scottish Parliament on Towns and Town Centres

Member

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 10 previous roles

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

25 September 2019 - 04 May 2021

Culture Tourism Europe and External Affairs Committee

Substitute Member

09 January 2018 - 04 May 2021

Public Petitions Committee

Substitute Member

26 November 2020 - 04 May 2021

Economy Energy and Fair Work Committee

Member

10 September 2019 - 25 November 2020

Finance and Constitution Committee

Member

21 November 2018 - 04 September 2019

Local Government and Communities Committee

Deputy Convener

15 November 2018 - 21 November 2018

Local Government and Communities Committee

Member

11 January 2018 - 30 October 2018

Environment Climate Change and Land Reform Committee

Member

09 January 2018 - 29 March 2018

Delegated Powers and Law Reform Committee

Substitute Member

25 February 2014 - 02 September 2015

Local Government and Regeneration Committee

Member

25 February 2014 - 08 January 2015

European and External Relations 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 Rowley. The date of their initial statement was 14 May 2021.

Remuneration and related undertaking

No registrable interests

Gifts

No registrable interests

Overseas visits

No registrable interests

Controlled transactions

No registrable interests

Heritable property

No registrable interests

Interest in shares

No registrable interests

Voluntary

I am a member of the Fife Council pension scheme.

I am a member of the trade union Unison.

Recent Activity

What was said

What Alex Rowley 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.

COVID-19 Recovery Committee meeting date: 7 October 2021

Vaccination Programme and Pandemic Preparedness

Alex Rowley (Mid Scotland and Fife) (Lab): "I will pick up on a couple of things. In the past few weeks, I have met staff and trade union representatives from the front line in our NHS…

Chamber meeting date: 6 October 2021

Veterans (Support)

7. Alex Rowley (Mid Scotland and Fife) (Lab): "To ask the Scottish Government whether it will provide an update on how it supports veterans, and what official statistics it records to monitor this. (S6O-00241)"

Chamber meeting date: 6 October 2021

Scotland in the World

Alex Rowley (Mid Scotland and Fife) (Lab): "I am pleased to speak in this debate on Scotland’s place in the world and the championing of progressive values. Scots have a long-standing history of internationalism…

Chamber meeting date: 5 October 2021

Environment Bill

Alex Rowley (Mid Scotland and Fife) (Lab): "I have to ask myself whether this debate is the best use of parliamentary time…

COVID-19 Recovery Committee meeting date: 30 September 2021

Ministerial Statement

Alex Rowley: "I have a quick question on vaccination passports before we move on. The evidence that we received earlier from the expert witnesses was, by and large, that the paper that was published yesterday is fairly good…

Votes

How Alex Rowley has voted in Parliament

Find out how Alex Rowley has voted recently.

Motion ref. S6M-01554

Carer's Allowance Supplement (Scotland) Bill

Submitted by: Ben Macpherson, Edinburgh Northern and Leith, Scottish National Party. Date lodged: Tuesday, October 5, 2021

Supported by: Shona Robison
Current status: Taken in the Chamber on Thursday, October 7, 2021

Result 118 for, 0 against, 0 abstained, 11 no vote

MSP voted for

Vote Passed

Motion ref. S6 SP Bill 2 Amendment 7

Current status: Taken in the Chamber on Thursday, October 7, 2021

Result 51 for, 67 against, 0 abstained, 11 no vote

MSP voted for

Vote Defeated

Motion ref. S6 SP Bill 2 Amendment 3

Current status: Taken in the Chamber on Thursday, October 7, 2021

Result 51 for, 66 against, 0 abstained, 12 no vote

MSP voted for

Vote Defeated

Motion ref. S6 SP Bill 2 Amendment 2

Current status: Taken in the Chamber on Thursday, October 7, 2021

Result 51 for, 66 against, 0 abstained, 12 no vote

MSP voted for

Vote Defeated

Motion ref. S6 SP Bill 2 Amendment 1

Current status: Taken in the Chamber on Thursday, October 7, 2021

Result 50 for, 67 against, 0 abstained, 12 no vote

MSP voted for

Vote Defeated

Motions

Written questions

Written questions Alex Rowley 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-03785

Asked by: Rowley, Alex, Mid Scotland and Fife, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 15 October 2021

"To ask the Scottish Government what progress it has made to date on each of the key actions in the Women's Health Plan."

Awaiting answer

Question ref. S6W-03571

Asked by: Rowley, Alex, Mid Scotland and Fife, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 8 October 2021

"To ask the Scottish Government whether it will provide an update on what the estimated cost has been of establishing Social Security Scotland, and what the estimated (a) staff and running cost and (b) budget for the provision of social security payments is for (i) the current financial year and (ii) each of the next four years."

Awaiting answer

Question ref. S6W-02662

Asked by: Rowley, Alex, Mid Scotland and Fife, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 3 September 2021

"To ask the Scottish Government what its response is to reports that NHS Forth Valley has the lowest figure in Scotland, at below 60%, for the proportion of people attending A&E who are seen within four hours, and what action it will take to investigate the reasons for this."

Answered by: Humza Yousaf on 21 September 2021

Question ref. S6W-02672

Asked by: Rowley, Alex, Mid Scotland and Fife, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 8 September 2021

"To ask the Scottish Government whether it collects statistics on the destinations of school leavers from private or fee-paying schools; what the reasons are for its position on this matter, and, if it does not collect such statistics, what its position is on the validity of its data on the inequality gap in education."

Answered by: Shirley-Anne Somerville on 21 September 2021

Question ref. S6W-02326

Asked by: Rowley, Alex, Mid Scotland and Fife, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 18 August 2021

"To ask the Scottish Government how much has been spent to date on infrastructure for electric vehicles, and how much it plans to spend in the next five years."

Answered by: Graeme Dey on 13 September 2021

Question ref. S6W-02347

Asked by: Rowley, Alex, Mid Scotland and Fife, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 26 August 2021

"To ask the Scottish Government what additional budget it has made available to the Crown Office and Procurator Fiscal Service to meet the costs associated with malicious prosecutions in relation to the sale of Rangers Football Club, in light of reports that settlement payments have reached over £30 million."

Answered by: Kate Forbes on 13 September 2021

Question ref. S6W-02560

Asked by: Rowley, Alex, Mid Scotland and Fife, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 30 August 2021

"To ask the Scottish Government whether it is considering a vaccine booster programme for the whole population, in light of findings in a recent study of people who are double-vaccinated, showing a decrease in protection from COVID-19 after six months…

Answered by: Humza Yousaf on 13 September 2021

Question ref. S6W-02578

Asked by: Rowley, Alex, Mid Scotland and Fife, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 31 August 2021

"To ask the Scottish Government whether it will provide support to Fife Health and Social Care Partnership, in light of reports of rising waiting times for the provision of home care packages to people assessed with such a need."

Answered by: Kevin Stewart on 7 September 2021

Question ref. S6W-02061

Asked by: Rowley, Alex, Mid Scotland and Fife, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 12 August 2021

"To ask the Scottish Government what financial support (a) it and (b) Creative Scotland provides to the independent theatre sector, what its response is to concerns by representatives of independent theatres that there are severe inequalities in the sector and an uneven playing field when it comes to government support for theatres, and what action…

Answered by: Jenny Gilruth on 7 September 2021

Question ref. S6W-02214

Asked by: Rowley, Alex, Mid Scotland and Fife, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 13 August 2021

"To ask the Scottish Government what percentage of school leavers have gone to university from (a) state schools and (b) independent schools in each of the last five years."

Answered by: Shirley-Anne Somerville on 31 August 2021

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