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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 6826
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

Alex is a member of 8 cross-party groups

Cross-Party Group in the Scottish Parliament on Gardening and Horticulture

Deputy Convener

Cross-Party Group in the Scottish Parliament on Housing

Member

Cross-Party Group in the Scottish Parliament on Industrial Communities

Deputy Convener

Cross-Party Group in the Scottish Parliament on Maritime and Shipbuilding

Member

Cross-Party Group in the Scottish Parliament on Poverty

Member

Cross-Party Group in the Scottish Parliament on Recreational Boating and Marine Tourism

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 has 1 party role

Deputy Party Spokesperson on Transport

Scottish Labour

Previous roles

Alex has had 27 previous roles

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

17 June 2021 - 14 July 2023

COVID19 Recovery Committee

Member

01 March 2021 - 04 May 2021

Party Spokesperson on Transport

Scottish Labour

01 March 2021 - 04 May 2021

Party Spokesperson on Infrastructure

Scottish Labour

01 March 2021 - 04 May 2021

Party Spokesperson on Connectivity

Scottish Labour

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

16 November 2020 - 01 March 2021

Party Spokesperson on Economy

Scottish Labour

16 November 2020 - 01 March 2021

Party Spokesperson on Jobs and Fair Work

Scottish Labour

10 September 2019 - 25 November 2020

Finance and Constitution Committee

Member

02 September 2019 - 16 November 2020

Party Spokesperson on Brexit

Scottish Labour

02 September 2019 - 16 November 2020

Deputy Party Spokesperson on Constitutional Affairs

Scottish Labour

21 November 2018 - 04 September 2019

Local Government and Communities Committee

Deputy Convener

04 October 2018 - 02 September 2019

Party Spokesperson on Communities

Scottish Labour

04 October 2018 - 02 September 2019

Party Spokesperson on Local Government

Scottish Labour

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 May 2016 - 15 November 2017

Deputy Party Leader

Scottish Labour

25 May 2016 - 15 November 2017

Party Spokesperson on Communities

Scottish Labour

25 May 2016 - 15 November 2017

Party Spokesperson on Social Security

Scottish Labour

25 May 2016 - 15 November 2017

Party Spokesperson on Equalities

Scottish Labour

14 August 2015 - 23 March 2016

Deputy Party Leader

Scottish Labour

25 February 2014 - 02 September 2015

Local Government and Regeneration Committee

Member

06 January 2015 - 12 May 2015

Deputy Party Spokesperson on Local Government

Scottish Labour

06 January 2015 - 12 May 2015

Deputy Party Spokesperson on Communities

Scottish Labour

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.

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: 21 February 2024

Primary Care (Access)

Alex Rowley (Mid Scotland and Fife) (Lab): "I congratulate Tim Eagle on his maiden speech today. I also welcome the cabinet secretary’s statement that he will be listening to the voices of health users and of those in the workforce…

Chamber meeting date: 8 February 2024

ScotRail (Peak Fares Removal Pilot)

7. Alex Rowley (Mid Scotland and Fife) (Lab): "I apologise for being late for this session, Presiding Officer. I got my times mixed up. To ask the Scottish Government what criteria it plans to use to assess how successful the ScotRail peak fares removal pilot has been. (S6O-03076)"

Chamber meeting date: 31 January 2024

Broadcasting (Football Matches)

4. Alex Rowley: "To ask the Scottish Government, regarding the potential impact on health and wellbeing of people in Scotland, what action it can take in response to reported calls for free-to-air broadcasting of Scotland’s national team football matches. (S6O-03025)"

Chamber meeting date: 31 January 2024

UK Covid-19 Inquiry

Alex Rowley (Mid Scotland and Fife) (Lab): "While we have this debate today, we must never forget the suffering that many families went through as a result of the pandemic…

Chamber meeting date: 30 January 2024

European Union

Alex Rowley (Mid Scotland and Fife) (Lab): "I have always believed that it is a privilege to speak in the chamber, but I must confess that I am becoming frustrated by the Government’s priorities and its failure to use its time in the chamber to acknowledge and address the massive challenges that the people of Scotland are living through. Today, we could be debating how we will tackle the…

Votes

How Alex Rowley has voted in Parliament

Find out how Alex Rowley has voted recently.

Motion ref. S6M-12252

Scottish Rate Resolution

Submitted by: Shona Robison, Dundee City East, Scottish National Party. Date lodged: Tuesday, February 20, 2024

Supported by: George Adam, Tom Arthur, Joe FitzPatrick
Current status: Taken in the Chamber on Thursday, February 22, 2024

Result 62 for, 54 against, 0 abstained, 13 did not vote

MSP voted against

Vote Passed

Motion ref. S6M-12248

Regulation of Legal Services (Scotland) Bill

Submitted by: Siobhian Brown, Ayr, Scottish National Party. Date lodged: Tuesday, February 20, 2024

Supported by: Angela Constance
Current status: Taken in the Chamber on Thursday, February 22, 2024

Result 62 for, 29 against, 25 abstained, 13 did not vote

MSP abstained

Vote Passed

Motion ref. S6M-12215

Crisis in NHS Dentistry

Submitted by: Willie Rennie, North East Fife, Scottish Liberal Democrats. Date lodged: Monday, February 19, 2024

Current status: Taken in the Chamber on Wednesday, February 21, 2024

Result 84 for, 32 against, 0 abstained, 13 did not vote

MSP voted for

Vote Passed

Motion ref. S6M-12215.1

Crisis in NHS Dentistry

Submitted by: Paul Sweeney, Glasgow, Scottish Labour. Date lodged: Tuesday, February 20, 2024

Supported by: Carol Mochan
Current status: Taken in the Chamber on Wednesday, February 21, 2024

Result 85 for, 31 against, 0 abstained, 13 did not vote

MSP voted for

Vote Passed

Motion ref. S6M-12214

Improving Access to Primary Care

Submitted by: Alex Cole-Hamilton, Edinburgh Western, Scottish Liberal Democrats. Date lodged: Monday, February 19, 2024

Current status: Taken in the Chamber on Wednesday, February 21, 2024

Result 63 for, 53 against, 0 abstained, 13 did not vote

MSP voted against

Vote Passed

Motions

Questions

Questions Alex Rowley has asked

These are the questions that this MSP has asked in Parliament. It also includes any answer to those questions.

Question ref. S6W-24930

Asked by: Rowley, Alex, Mid Scotland and Fife, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 1 February 2024

"To ask the Scottish Government whether it plans to bring forward a tendering process for the provision of digital rail ticket issuing services in Scotland."

Answered by Fiona Hyslop on 15 February 2024

Question ref. S6W-24933

Asked by: Rowley, Alex, Mid Scotland and Fife, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 1 February 2024

"To ask the Scottish Government whether there has been an increase in funding for ScotRail since it was brought into public ownership."

Answered by Fiona Hyslop on 15 February 2024

Question ref. S6W-24932

Asked by: Rowley, Alex, Mid Scotland and Fife, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 1 February 2024

"To ask the Scottish Government what assessment it has made of the digital rail ticket issuing services that are provided to ScotRail by Trainline Plc."

Answered by Fiona Hyslop on 15 February 2024

Question ref. S6W-24934

Asked by: Rowley, Alex, Mid Scotland and Fife, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 1 February 2024

"To ask the Scottish Government what steps it is taking to ensure that all rail users have access to ticket purchasing services prior to travel."

Answered by Fiona Hyslop on 15 February 2024

Question ref. S6W-24931

Asked by: Rowley, Alex, Mid Scotland and Fife, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 1 February 2024

"To ask the Scottish Government whether it can provide an update on the (a) status of and (b) progress in implementing the Rail Fares and Ticketing Strategy, as outlined in section 11 of the 2022 Framework Agreement between Transport Scotland and Scottish Rail Holdings Limited."

Answer expected on 29 February 2024

Question ref. S6W-24779

Asked by: Rowley, Alex, Mid Scotland and Fife, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 24 January 2024

"To ask the Scottish Government, further to the answer to question S6W-23728 by Fiona Hyslop on 8 January 2024, whether it will set out details of the re-profiling of the budget for the small vessel replacement programme from 2023-24 to 2027-28, and whether it can confirm if this accounts for any capital expenditure required to upgrade shoreside…

Answered by Fiona Hyslop on 1 February 2024

Question ref. S6W-24774

Asked by: Rowley, Alex, Mid Scotland and Fife, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 24 January 2024

"To ask the Scottish Government, further to the answer to question S6W-23734 by Fiona Hyslop on 4 January 2024, whether it will provide a list of the officials who are providing internal specialist support on legal, financial and subsidy control issues."

Answered by Fiona Hyslop on 1 February 2024

Question ref. S6W-24772

Asked by: Rowley, Alex, Mid Scotland and Fife, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 24 January 2024

"To ask the Scottish Government when its first meeting with representatives of the trade unions to discuss a potential Teckal-compliant direct award of the CHFS3 public ferry contract is due to take place."

Answered by Fiona Hyslop on 1 February 2024

Question ref. S6W-24769

Asked by: Rowley, Alex, Mid Scotland and Fife, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 24 January 2024

"To ask the Scottish Government, further to the answer to question S6W-23732 by Fiona Hyslop on 4 January 2024, when the last such discussion took place between Transport Scotland and the Department for Transport, and what information it can provide on who represented the Scottish Government."

Answered by Fiona Hyslop on 1 February 2024

Question ref. S6W-24770

Asked by: Rowley, Alex, Mid Scotland and Fife, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 24 January 2024

"To ask the Scottish Government, further to the answer to question S6W-23732 by Fiona Hyslop on 4 January 2024, whether it has discussed the direct award of public contracts for Scottish ferry services with any departments of the UK Government in the last four years."

Answered by Fiona Hyslop on 1 February 2024

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