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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 local office

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

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.

09 January 2018 - 04 May 2021

Public Petitions Committee

Substitute Member

25 September 2019 - 04 May 2021

Culture Tourism Europe and External Affairs 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 trade union Unison.

I am on the board of directors of Scotland’s Future Forum, I receive no remuneration for this role. [Registered 20 December 2021]

I am a member of the Fife Council pension scheme.

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.

Chamber meeting date: 24 May 2022

Health and Social Care

Alex Rowley (Mid Scotland and Fife) (Lab): "Many of today’s speakers have—rightly—thanked NHS and social care staff for the work that they have done, and the work that they are doing, under immense pressure…

Chamber meeting date: 18 May 2022

Supporting Carers (Cost of Living)

Alex Rowley (Mid Scotland and Fife) (Lab): "When I read the SNP amendment this morning, I felt despair, because either the minister and his party are unwilling to recognise the key issues in social care, or they just do not know how to fix them…

Chamber meeting date: 12 May 2022

Coronavirus (Recovery and Reform) (Scotland) Bill: Stage 1

Alex Rowley (Mid Scotland and Fife) (Lab): "In closing today’s debate for Labour, I restate the point that I made to John Swinney in committee, which is that, with the co-operation of the Greens, the SNP can force this legislation through but that, if it does so, we will end up with another piece of poor legislation that will, without doubt, remove powers from this Parliament and place them…

Chamber meeting date: 11 May 2022

Labour Shortages

8. Alex Rowley (Mid Scotland and Fife) (Lab): "To ask the Scottish Government what action it is taking to address reported shortages in the labour market. (S6O-01069)"

Chamber meeting date: 4 May 2022

National Walking Month

Alex Rowley (Mid Scotland and Fife) (Lab): "I am pleased to speak in this debate in recognition of national walking month…

Votes

How Alex Rowley has voted in Parliament

Find out how Alex Rowley 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 against

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 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-08131

Asked by: Rowley, Alex, Mid Scotland and Fife, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 21 April 2022

"To ask the Scottish Government how many people who signed up to help deliver the COVID-19 vaccination programme have now taken permanent roles within the NHS in Scotland."

Answered by: Humza Yousaf on 6 May 2022

Question ref. S6W-08130

Asked by: Rowley, Alex, Mid Scotland and Fife, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 21 April 2022

"To ask the Scottish Government whether NHS boards will have any future role and responsibility for vaccination and immunisation services once the deadline has passed for them to complete the Vaccination Transformation Programme (VTP)."

Answered by: Humza Yousaf on 5 May 2022

Question ref. S6W-07861

Asked by: Rowley, Alex, Mid Scotland and Fife, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 5 April 2022

"To ask the Scottish Government what the completion rate has been to date of Scotland's Census 2022, and whether it is taking any further action to increase uptake."

Answered by: Angus Robertson on 4 May 2022

Question ref. S6W-06930

Asked by: Rowley, Alex, Mid Scotland and Fife, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 25 February 2022

"To ask the Scottish Government how much COVID-19-related funding from the UK Government it (a) received in 2020-21 and (b) has received in 2021-22, broken down by how much (i) has been allocated to (A) COVID-19-specific spending, (B) non-COVID-19-specific spending and (ii) remains unallocated."

Awaiting answer

Question ref. S6W-05862

Asked by: Rowley, Alex, Mid Scotland and Fife, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 21 January 2022

"To ask the Scottish Government what its position is on whether reducing opening hours at rail ticket offices will increase or reduce services to assist (a) (i) disabled, (ii) women, (iii) visually impaired and (iv) digitally excluded passengers and (b) passengers with mobility problems."

Answered by: Jenny Gilruth on 10 February 2022

Question ref. S6W-05867

Asked by: Rowley, Alex, Mid Scotland and Fife, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 25 January 2022

"To ask the Scottish Government, further to the ministerial statement on strengthened fire alarm standards on 19 January 2022, what estimates it has made of the number of homes that will (a) comply and (b) not comply with the new legislation on interlinked fire alarms by 1 February 2022."

Answered by: Shona Robison on 9 February 2022

Question ref. S6W-05859

Asked by: Rowley, Alex, Mid Scotland and Fife, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 21 January 2022

"To ask the Scottish Government what its position is on whether reducing 300 rail services from pre-pandemic levels will increase or decrease rail passenger numbers."

Answered by: Jenny Gilruth on 9 February 2022

Question ref. S6W-05868

Asked by: Rowley, Alex, Mid Scotland and Fife, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 25 January 2022

"To ask the Scottish Government, further to the ministerial statement on strengthened fire alarm standards on 19 January 2022, whether it will provide further details of what it has done to alert the public to the new legislation on interlinked fire alarms."

Answered by: Shona Robison on 7 February 2022

Question ref. S6W-05869

Asked by: Rowley, Alex, Mid Scotland and Fife, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 25 January 2022

"To ask the Scottish Government, further to the ministerial statement on strengthened fire alarm standards on 19 January 2022, whether it will provide detailed clarification of what the implications will be for homeowners who have not complied with the new legislation on interlinked fire alarms by 1 February 2022."

Answered by: Shona Robison on 7 February 2022

Question ref. S6W-05860

Asked by: Rowley, Alex, Mid Scotland and Fife, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 21 January 2022

"To ask the Scottish Government what its position is on whether closing rail ticket offices will increase or decrease rail passenger numbers."

Answered by: Jenny Gilruth on 7 February 2022

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