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Members of the Scottish Parliament (MSPs)

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Sharon Dowey

Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party

MSP for South Scotland (Region) 2021 - present day

About Sharon Dowey

Contact details

Contact online

Post-d: @SharonDowey_

Facebook: Sharon's facebook

Contact at the Scottish Parliament

The Scottish Parliament
Edinburgh
EH99 1SP

Phone: 0131 348 6799
Text relay calls welcome.

Contact at local office

18 Wellington Square
Ayr
KA7 1EZ

Committees

Sharon is a member of 2 committees

Cross-party groups

Parliamentary and Government Roles

Sharon has 1 parliamentary and government role

Scottish Commission For Public Audit

Deputy Chair

Party Roles

Sharon does not have any party roles

Previous roles

Sharon has had 2 previous roles

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

24 June 2021 - 01 September 2021

Scottish Commission for Public Audit

Member

17 June 2021 - 23 June 2021

Public Audit Committee

Member

Register of interests

Sharon'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 Sharon Dowey. The date of their initial statement was 26 May 2021.

Remuneration and related undertaking

Until the election I was employed by William Morrison Supermarkets plc (a retailer of Kilwinning Road, Stevenston, KA20 3DE). I worked full time and received remuneration of between £45,001 and £50,000 a year. I handed in my notice on my election and am no longer employed by the company.

Gifts

No registrable interests

Overseas visits

No registrable interests

Controlled transactions

No registrable interests

Heritable property

I own a house in South Ayrshire with a market value of between £200,001 and £250,000.

Interest in shares

No registrable interests

Voluntary

No registrable interests

Recent Activity

What was said

What Sharon Dowey 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: 26 May 2022

Waste Burning

5. Sharon Dowey (South Scotland) (Con): "To ask the First Minister what the Scottish Government’s position is on whether burning waste is good for the environment. (S6F-01137)"

Chamber meeting date: 26 May 2022

Falkland Islands

Sharon Dowey (South Scotland) (Con): "It is my pleasure to bring this debate to the Scottish Parliament to mark 40 years since the end of the Falklands war. The war lasted 74 days and resulted in the loss of 907 lives—three islanders, 255 British personnel and 649 Argentine soldiers…

Chamber meeting date: 26 May 2022

Listed Buildings (Consultation)

Sharon Dowey (South Scotland) (Con): "When I met Historic Environment Scotland in March, it informed me that 200 sites across Scotland are shut or have restricted access. How does HES intend to fund any reconstruction work on sites that require further intervention?"

Chamber meeting date: 24 May 2022

Business Motion

Sharon Dowey (South Scotland) (Con): "On a point of order, Presiding Officer. I would have voted yes."

Public Audit Committee meeting date: 19 May 2022

Major Capital Projects: Accountability and Governance Arrangements

Sharon Dowey (South Scotland) (Con): "I will ask about the governance and management structures for overseeing the infrastructure investment plan. How does the infrastructure investment board carry out its role and interact with other boards and groups?"

Votes

How Sharon Dowey has voted in Parliament

Find out how Sharon Dowey 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 for

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 for

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 against

Vote Defeated

Motions

Written questions

Written questions Sharon Dowey 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-08639

Asked by: Dowey, Sharon, South Scotland, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Date Lodged: 24 May 2022

"To ask the Scottish Government what its response is to recent research into poverty at the end of life by Marie Curie and Loughborough University, which estimates that, in 2019, 218 people in East Ayrshire experienced poverty while in the last year of life."

Awaiting answer

Question ref. S6W-08640

Asked by: Dowey, Sharon, South Scotland, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Date Lodged: 19 May 2022

"To ask the Scottish Government how many people resident in Scotland have offered to take in Ukrainian refugees under its Super Sponsor scheme to date, broken down by local authority area."

Awaiting answer

Question ref. S6W-08633

Asked by: Dowey, Sharon, South Scotland, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Date Lodged: 19 May 2022

"To ask the Scottish Government whether people arriving from Ukraine under its Super Sponsor scheme, who have expressed a preference for a particular area of Scotland, are being actively matched with households in that area who have offered to host."

Awaiting answer

Question ref. S6W-08635

Asked by: Dowey, Sharon, South Scotland, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Date Lodged: 19 May 2022

"To ask the Scottish Government whether people arriving in Scotland from Ukraine under its Super Sponsor scheme are consulted on their preference for which part of the country they are to be resettled, and, if so, how their wishes are taken into account."

Awaiting answer

Question ref. S6W-08642

Asked by: Dowey, Sharon, South Scotland, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Date Lodged: 19 May 2022

"To ask the Scottish Government how many Ukrainian refugees have arrived in Scotland to date, broken down by local authority area."

Awaiting answer

Question ref. S6W-08593

Asked by: Dowey, Sharon, South Scotland, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Date Lodged: 19 May 2022

"To ask the Scottish Government what its response is to the recommendation in the Independent Report from the National Partnership for Culture, published in March 2022, that a dedicated funding stream for culture initiatives should be developed within the health portfolio."

Awaiting answer

Question ref. S6W-08594

Asked by: Dowey, Sharon, South Scotland, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Date Lodged: 19 May 2022

"To ask the Scottish Government what its response is to the recommendation in the Independent Report from the National Partnership for Culture, published in March 2022, that a dedicated cultural referral system, which relates to the cultural funding stream, should be included in the health portfolio."

Awaiting answer

Question ref. S6W-08637

Asked by: Dowey, Sharon, South Scotland, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Date Lodged: 19 May 2022

"To ask the Scottish Government what dialogue it has with organisations representing families who have offered to host Ukrainian refugees."

Awaiting answer

Question ref. S6W-08634

Asked by: Dowey, Sharon, South Scotland, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Date Lodged: 19 May 2022

"To ask the Scottish Government what procedures are in place to determine where people arriving in Scotland from Ukraine, under its Super Sponsor scheme, are located."

Awaiting answer

Question ref. S6W-08545

Asked by: Dowey, Sharon, South Scotland, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Date Lodged: 13 May 2022

"To ask the Scottish Government how many people in (a) South Ayrshire and (b) East Ayrshire who have been found guilty of child abuse since 2010 were not given a prison sentence."

Awaiting answer

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