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Members of the Scottish Parliament (MSPs)

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Alexander Stewart

Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party

MSP for Mid Scotland and Fife (Region) 2016 - present day

About Alexander Stewart

Contact details

Contact at the Scottish Parliament

The Scottish Parliament
Edinburgh
EH99 1SP

Phone: 0131 348 6135
Text relay calls welcome.

Contact at local office

31 Canmore Street
Dunfermline
Fife
KY12 7NU

Phone: 01383 720530
Text relay calls welcome.

Committees

Alexander is not a member of any committees

Cross-party groups

Parliamentary and Government Roles

Alexander does not have any parliamentary or government roles

Party Roles

Alexander has 2 party roles

Deputy Party Spokesperson on Equalities

Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party

Deputy Party Spokesperson on Older People

Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party

Previous roles

Alexander has had 10 previous roles

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

17 June 2021 - 23 September 2021

Member

20 August 2020 - 04 May 2021

Member

20 August 2020 - 04 May 2021

Member

25 February 2020 - 20 August 2020

Substitute Member

25 February 2020 - 20 August 2020

Member

08 June 2016 - 25 February 2020

Member

06 September 2018 - 25 February 2020

Member

17 May 2018 - 06 September 2018

Member

08 June 2016 - 17 May 2018

Member

09 March 2017 - 29 June 2017

Substitute 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.

Here is the register for Alexander Stewart. The date of their initial statement was 27 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 3rd Division, High Constables, City of Perth

I was awarded the MBE, Member of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire in the Queen’s New Year’s Honours List 2016 and it was presented on 4 July 2016 at the Palace of Holyrood House, Edinburgh.

I am a trustee of The Trojan Women Project (Registered Scottish Charity) which creates a platform for Syrian refugees to tell their own stories through drama.

I am a member of the Order of St John.

I am the Honorary President of the Ribbon of Poppies Project. [Registered 11 November 2020]

I am an Honorary Ambassador of the Ancre Somme Association, Scotland.

Recent Activity

What was said

What Alexander Stewart 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

Alexander Stewart (Mid Scotland and Fife) (Con): "I am grateful for the opportunity to contribute to this debate, which is key to the Parliament setting out its vision for care services in the coming years. I speak in support of the amendment in the name of my colleague Sandesh Gulhane…

Chamber meeting date: 19 May 2022

Union Canal: 200th Anniversary

Alexander Stewart (Mid Scotland and Fife) (Con): "I, too, thank Fiona Hyslop for bringing the debate to the chamber. It is poignant and right that we are debating the issue this afternoon…

Chamber meeting date: 19 May 2022

Farming (Technological Advances)

3. Alexander Stewart (Mid Scotland and Fife) (Con): "To ask the Scottish Government how it is supporting farmers to utilise new technological advances. (S6O-01104)"

Citizen Participation and Public Petitions Committee meeting date: 18 May 2022

Air Traffic Management Strategy Project (PE1804)

Alexander Stewart (Mid Scotland and Fife) (Con): "Mr Lyon, communities were very fearful and anxious about the whole process, and they still are. There is no question but that they feel that there might be loss, reduction or diminution of services that they expect…

Citizen Participation and Public Petitions Committee meeting date: 18 May 2022

Child Sexual Abuse Allegations (Religious Organisations) (PE1905)

Alexander Stewart: "I very much concur with that. As the convener indicated, it is a difficult situation, but it exists and we need more clarity on it…

Votes

How Alexander Stewart has voted in Parliament

Find out how Alexander Stewart has voted recently.

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 against

Vote Defeated

Motion ref. S6M-04607.1

Revision to Business Programme

Submitted by: Stephen Kerr, Central Scotland, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party. Date lodged: Tuesday, May 24, 2022

Supported by: Jeremy Balfour, Miles Briggs, Alexander Burnett, Donald Cameron, Jackson Carlaw, Finlay Carson, Sharon Dowey, Russell Findlay, Murdo Fraser, Meghan Gallacher, Maurice Golden, Pam Gosal, Jamie Greene, Dr. Sandesh Gulhane, Jamie Halcro Johnston, Rachael Hamilton, Craig Hoy, Liam Kerr, Stephen Kerr, Dean Lockhart, Douglas Lumsden, Edward Mountain, Oliver Mundell, Douglas Ross, Graham Simpson, Liz Smith, Alexander Stewart, Sue Webber, Annie Wells, Tess White, Brian Whittle
Current status: Taken in the Chamber on Tuesday, May 24, 2022

Result 53 for, 68 against, 0 abstained, 8 no vote

MSP voted for

Vote Defeated

Motion ref. S6M-04607

Revision to Business Programme

Submitted by: George Adam, Paisley, Scottish National Party. Date lodged: Tuesday, May 24, 2022

Current status: Taken in the Chamber on Tuesday, May 24, 2022

Result 96 for, 24 against, 0 abstained, 9 no vote

MSP voted for

Vote Passed

Motion ref. S6M-04567

Keeping Care Close to Home and Improving Outcomes

Submitted by: Kevin Stewart, Aberdeen Central, Scottish National Party. Date lodged: Monday, May 23, 2022

Supported by: Maree Todd, Humza Yousaf
Current status: Taken in the Chamber on Tuesday, May 24, 2022

Result 68 for, 54 against, 0 abstained, 7 no vote

MSP voted against

Vote Passed

Motion ref. S6M-04567.2

Keeping Care Close to Home and Improving Outcomes

Submitted by: Dr. Sandesh Gulhane, Glasgow, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party. Date lodged: Monday, May 23, 2022

Current status: Taken in the Chamber on Tuesday, May 24, 2022

Result 33 for, 86 against, 0 abstained, 10 no vote

MSP voted for

Vote Defeated

Motions

Written questions

Written questions Alexander Stewart 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-08596

Asked by: Stewart, Alexander, Mid Scotland and Fife, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Date Lodged: 24 May 2022

"To ask the Scottish Government what information it holds on the reasons why there are restrictions on when a Veterans Railcard can be used for travel on off-peak journeys prior to 10…

Awaiting answer

Question ref. S6W-06772

Asked by: Stewart, Alexander, Mid Scotland and Fife, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Date Lodged: 24 February 2022

"To ask the Scottish Government what steps it is taking to improve awareness of brain tumour symptoms."

Answered by: Humza Yousaf on 18 March 2022

Question ref. S6W-06768

Asked by: Stewart, Alexander, Mid Scotland and Fife, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Date Lodged: 24 February 2022

"To ask the Scottish Government what estimate it has made of the number of clinical nurse specialists who specialise in brain tumours, and what steps NHS Scotland is taking to ensure that all brain tumour patients have access to a named clinical nurse specialist."

Answered by: Humza Yousaf on 16 March 2022

Question ref. S6W-06767

Asked by: Stewart, Alexander, Mid Scotland and Fife, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Date Lodged: 24 February 2022

"To ask the Scottish Government whether Healthcare Improvement Scotland is currently reviewing the use of Palforzia for children with peanut allergies; if so, what the anticipated timescale is for (a) it to produce its recommendations and (b) these to be implemented by NHS Scotland, and, if not, whether such a review will be under taken as a…

Answered by: Humza Yousaf on 11 March 2022

Question ref. S6W-06973

Asked by: Stewart, Alexander, Mid Scotland and Fife, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Date Lodged: 3 March 2022

"To ask the Scottish Government what action it will take in response to reports that over 240,000 calls to the NHS 24 111 number were unanswered between September 2021 and January 2022, which represents an average of over 48,000 calls per month."

Awaiting answer

Question ref. S6W-06275

Asked by: Stewart, Alexander, Mid Scotland and Fife, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Date Lodged: 8 February 2022

"To ask the Scottish Government whether provision has been made in the new devolved disability benefits system to allow disabled people to relocate between nations of the UK and maintain their benefit eligibility."

Answered by: Ben Macpherson on 25 February 2022

Question ref. S6W-06769

Asked by: Stewart, Alexander, Mid Scotland and Fife, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Date Lodged: 24 February 2022

"To ask the Scottish Government what assessment Public Health Scotland has made of the reported backlog in the diagnosis and treatment of brain tumours as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, and what steps are being taken to address this."

Awaiting answer

Question ref. S6W-06287

Asked by: Stewart, Alexander, Mid Scotland and Fife, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Date Lodged: 11 February 2022

"To ask the Scottish Government, further to the answer to question S6W-05441 by Ben Macpherson on 28 February 2022, whether it will clarify the eligibility of individuals for the Adult Disability Payment as they reach retirement age, in light of the reference on its website to this form of assistance being for individuals from the age of 16 to state…

Awaiting answer

Question ref. S6W-05654

Asked by: Stewart, Alexander, Mid Scotland and Fife, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Date Lodged: 11 January 2022

"To ask the Scottish Government, further to the answer to question S6W-00396 by Maree Todd on 16 June 2021, for what reasons it has not met its previous commitment to launch the Nicotine Vapour Products (NVPs) public consultation in Autumn 2021."

Answered by: Maree Todd on 19 January 2022

Question ref. S6W-05653

Asked by: Stewart, Alexander, Mid Scotland and Fife, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Date Lodged: 11 January 2022

"To ask the Scottish Government, further to the answer to question S6W-00396 by Maree Todd on 16 June 2021, when the Nicotine Vapour Products (NVPs) public consultation will be launched."

Answered by: Maree Todd on 19 January 2022

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