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Members of the Scottish Parliament (MSPs)

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Alexander Burnett

Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party

MSP for Aberdeenshire West (Constituency) 2016 - present day

About Alexander Burnett

Contact details

Contact online

X (previously known as Twitter): @AJABurnett

Contact at the Scottish Parliament

The Scottish Parliament
Edinburgh
EH99 1SP

Phone: 0131 348 5642
Text relay calls welcome.

Contact at local office

8 Castle Street
Huntly
Aberdeenshire
AB54 8BP

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

Committees

Alexander is not a member of any committees

Cross-party groups

Alexander is a member of 8 cross-party groups

Cross-Party Group in the Scottish Parliament on Autism

Convener

Cross-Party Group in the Scottish Parliament on Care Leavers

Member

Cross-Party Group in the Scottish Parliament on Construction

Deputy Convener

Cross-Party Group in the Scottish Parliament on Funerals and Bereavement

Convener

Cross-Party Group in the Scottish Parliament on Oil and Gas

Deputy Convener

Cross-Party Group in the Scottish Parliament on Rugby Development in Scotland

Member

Cross-Party Group in the Scottish Parliament on Tourism

Member

Cross-Party Group in the Scottish Parliament on USA

Member

Parliamentary and Government Roles

Alexander has 1 parliamentary and government role

Parliamentary Bureau

Member

Party Roles

Alexander has 1 party role

Chief Whip

Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party

Previous roles

Alexander has had 16 previous roles

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

08 September 2021 - 22 September 2022

Public Audit Committee

Substitute Member

17 June 2021 - 22 September 2022

Economy and Fair Work Committee

Member

20 May 2022 - 20 September 2022

Deputy Chief Whip

Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party

21 May 2021 - 20 May 2022

Deputy Party Spokesperson on Culture

Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party

21 May 2021 - 20 May 2022

Deputy Party Spokesperson on Europe

Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party

21 May 2021 - 20 May 2022

Deputy Party Spokesperson on International Development

Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party

11 August 2020 - 04 May 2021

Deputy Party Spokesperson on Energy

Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party

11 August 2020 - 04 May 2021

Deputy Party Spokesperson on Connectivity

Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party

11 August 2020 - 04 May 2021

Deputy Party Spokesperson on the Islands

Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party

29 June 2017 - 04 May 2021

Finance and Constitution Committee

Member

18 February 2020 - 11 August 2020

Deputy Party Spokesperson on Finance

Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party

26 May 2016 - 18 February 2020

Deputy Party Spokesperson on Energy

Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party

28 June 2017 - 18 February 2020

Deputy Party Spokesperson on Business

Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party

28 June 2017 - 18 February 2020

Deputy Party Spokesperson on Parliamentary Business

Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party

28 June 2016 - 29 June 2017

Rural Economy and Connectivity Committee

Substitute Member

08 June 2016 - 29 June 2017

Environment Climate Change and Land Reform Committee

Member

Register of interests

Alexander'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 Alexander Burnett 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: 27 March 2024

Renewable Energy Sector (Economic Impact)

Alexander Burnett (Aberdeenshire West) (Con): "I, too, thank Audrey Nicoll for bringing the motion to the chamber for debate. The energy sector supports hundreds of thousands of livelihoods in the north-east and is vital to Scotland and the UK economy…

Chamber meeting date: 6 March 2024

Income Tax

1. Alexander Burnett (Aberdeenshire West) (Con): "To ask the Scottish Government what discussions the finance secretary has had with ministerial colleagues regarding the impact of its current income tax policy, in light of reports that higher taxes could deter experienced professionals from moving to Scotland. (S6O-03158)"

Chamber meeting date: 10 January 2024

Historic Environment Scotland Sites (Reopening)

8. Alexander Burnett (Aberdeenshire West) (Con): "To ask the Scottish Government whether it will provide an update on the reopening of Historic Environment Scotland sites following the completion of work to make them safe for the public, including when the remaining sites will reopen. (S6O-02933)"

Chamber meeting date: 14 December 2023

Antisocial Behaviour on Buses

Alexander Burnett (Aberdeenshire West) (Con): "As other members have said, many of us have heard about examples in our constituencies of young people travelling around to cause havoc under the Scottish Government’s free bus travel scheme for those aged under 22…

Chamber meeting date: 7 December 2023

Teacher Induction Scheme

5. Alexander Burnett (Aberdeenshire West) (Con): "To ask the Scottish Government what its response is to reports of Aberdeenshire secondary school parent councils calling for changes to the teacher induction scheme. (S6O-02850)"

Votes

How Alexander Burnett has voted in Parliament

Find out how Alexander Burnett has voted recently.

Motion ref. S6M-12882

Scottish Employment Injuries Advisory Council Bill

Submitted by: Mark Griffin, Central Scotland, Scottish Labour. Date lodged: Tuesday, April 16, 2024

Supported by: Paul Sweeney
Current status: Taken in the Chamber on Thursday, April 18, 2024

Result 20 for, 95 against, 0 abstained, 14 did not vote

MSP voted against

Vote Defeated

Motion ref. S6M-12867.1

Business Programme

Submitted by: Meghan Gallacher, Central Scotland, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party. Date lodged: Wednesday, April 17, 2024

Supported by: Jeremy Balfour, Alexander Burnett, Sharon Dowey, Tim Eagle, Russell Findlay, Pam Gosal, Jamie Halcro Johnston, Rachael Hamilton, Liam Kerr, Douglas Ross, Brian Whittle
Current status: Taken in the Chamber on Wednesday, April 17, 2024

Result 53 for, 60 against, 5 abstained, 11 did not vote

MSP voted for

Vote Defeated

Motion ref. S6M-12872

Approval of SSI

Submitted by: George Adam, Paisley, Scottish National Party. Date lodged: Tuesday, April 16, 2024

Current status: Taken in the Chamber on Wednesday, April 17, 2024

Result 88 for, 28 against, 0 abstained, 13 did not vote

MSP voted against

Vote Passed

Motion ref. S6M-12855

Repealing the Hate Crime Act

Submitted by: Russell Findlay, West Scotland, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party. Date lodged: Monday, April 15, 2024

Current status: Taken in the Chamber on Wednesday, April 17, 2024

Result 64 for, 29 against, 25 abstained, 11 did not vote

MSP voted against

Vote Passed

Motion ref. S6M-12855.4

Repealing the Hate Crime Act

Submitted by: Pauline McNeill, Glasgow, Scottish Labour. Date lodged: Tuesday, April 16, 2024

Supported by: Katy Clark
Current status: Taken in the Chamber on Wednesday, April 17, 2024

Result 20 for, 97 against, 1 abstained, 11 did not vote

MSP voted against

Vote Defeated

Motions

Questions

Questions Alexander Burnett has asked

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

Question ref. S6W-26434

Asked by: Burnett, Alexander, Aberdeenshire West, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Date Lodged: 27 March 2024

"To ask the Scottish Government, in each of the last five years, how many domestic abuse case trials that went ahead had been delayed by (a) between one and two years, (b) between two and three years and (c) three years or longer."

Answered by Angela Constance on 16 April 2024

Question ref. S6W-26363

Asked by: Burnett, Alexander, Aberdeenshire West, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Date Lodged: 21 March 2024

"To ask the Scottish Government what pathways of support and treatment are available to eating disorder patients who may require non-standardised care."

Answered by Maree Todd on 16 April 2024

Question ref. S6W-26361

Asked by: Burnett, Alexander, Aberdeenshire West, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Date Lodged: 21 March 2024

"To ask the Scottish Government what (a) discussions it has had regarding and (b) consideration it has given to the use of integrated cognitive behaviour treatment (I-CBTE) for patients with eating disorders and anorexia."

Answered by Maree Todd on 16 April 2024

Question ref. S6W-26362

Asked by: Burnett, Alexander, Aberdeenshire West, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Date Lodged: 21 March 2024

"To ask the Scottish Government what assessment has been carried out of the number of eating disorder patients who are neurodivergent."

Answered by Maree Todd on 16 April 2024

Question ref. S6W-26858

Asked by: Burnett, Alexander, Aberdeenshire West, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Date Lodged: 15 April 2024

"To ask the Scottish Government under whose ministerial remit its support for Scottish Men's Sheds Association falls."

Answer expected on 29 April 2024

Question ref. S6W-26525

Asked by: Burnett, Alexander, Aberdeenshire West, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Date Lodged: 27 March 2024

"To ask the Scottish Government what its position is on whether the Energy Consents Unit should submit planning applications under sections 36 and 37 of the Electricity Act 1989 to be considered at a public local inquiry, where the relevant local authority has objected to the planning application."

Answered by Gillian Martin on 15 April 2024

Question ref. S6W-26526

Asked by: Burnett, Alexander, Aberdeenshire West, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Date Lodged: 27 March 2024

"To ask the Scottish Government how it will ensure that the views of north east Scotland communities and campaign groups are fully considered by the Energy Consents Unit when assessing planning applications under sections 36 and 37 of the Electricity Act 1989."

Answered by Gillian Martin on 15 April 2024

Question ref. S6W-26087

Asked by: Burnett, Alexander, Aberdeenshire West, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Date Lodged: 19 March 2024

"To ask the Scottish Government, further to the answer to question S6W-25728 by Angela Constance on 4 March 2024, whether it can provide a detailed breakdown of the £91…

Answered by Angela Constance on 15 April 2024

Question ref. S6W-26088

Asked by: Burnett, Alexander, Aberdeenshire West, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Date Lodged: 19 March 2024

"To ask the Scottish Government, further to the answer to question S6W-25727 by Angela Constance on 4 March 2024, whether it will provide details of the Scottish Courts and Tribunals Service's work to minimise the cost of producing transcripts of court cases, and what the timescales are for the completion of this work."

Answered by Angela Constance on 15 April 2024

Question ref. S6W-26477

Asked by: Burnett, Alexander, Aberdeenshire West, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Date Lodged: 8 April 2024

"To ask the Scottish Government, further to the answer to question S6W-25336 by Maree Todd on 4 March 2024, in relation to those who attended their first appointment for assessment in the last five years, how many people experienced each of the three main outcomes that were listed in the previous answer."

Answer expected on 7 May 2024

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