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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 6980
Text relay calls welcome.

Contact at local office

18 Wellington Square
Ayr
KA7 1EZ

Phone: 01292 839130
Text relay calls welcome.

Committees

Sharon is not a member of any committees

Cross-party groups

Sharon is a member of 14 cross-party groups

Cross-Party Group in the Scottish Parliament on Aviation

Member

Cross-Party Group in the Scottish Parliament on Cancer

Member

Cross-Party Group in the Scottish Parliament on Carers

Member

Cross-Party Group in the Scottish Parliament on Construction

Member

Cross-Party Group in the Scottish Parliament on Culture and Communities

Member

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

Member

Cross-Party Group in the Scottish Parliament on India

Member

Cross-Party Group in the Scottish Parliament on Men's Violence Against Women and Children

Member

Cross-Party Group in the Scottish Parliament on Mental Health

Member

Cross-Party Group in the Scottish Parliament on Music

Member

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

Member

Cross-Party Group in the Scottish Parliament on Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency

Member

Cross-Party Group in the Scottish Parliament on Towns and Town Centres

Member

Cross-Party Group in the Scottish Parliament on Wood Panel Industry

Member

Parliamentary and Government Roles

Sharon has 1 parliamentary and government role

Scottish Commission For Public Audit

Deputy Chair

Party Roles

Sharon has 1 party role

Deputy Party Spokesperson on Justice

Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party

Previous roles

Sharon has had 7 previous roles

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

23 June 2021 - 08 February 2024

Deputy Convener

08 September 2021 - 29 June 2023

Substitute Member

20 May 2022 - 28 June 2023

Deputy Party Spokesperson on Culture

Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party

20 May 2022 - 28 June 2023

Deputy Party Spokesperson on Europe

Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party

20 May 2022 - 28 June 2023

Deputy Party Spokesperson on International Development

Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party

24 June 2021 - 01 September 2021

Scottish Commission for Public Audit

Member

17 June 2021 - 23 June 2021

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.

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: 21 February 2024

Deer Numbers (Support for Sustainable Management)

Sharon Dowey (South Scotland) (Con): "I welcome the minister’s answer to Colin Beattie…

Chamber meeting date: 20 February 2024

National Health Service (Capital Projects)

Sharon Dowey (South Scotland) (Con): "The delay to treatment centres in Ayr and across Scotland is unacceptable, especially given that Carrick Glen was already a working private hospital…

Public Audit Committee meeting date: 8 February 2024

Section 22 Report: “The 2022/23 audit of the Water Industry Commission for Scotland”

Sharon Dowey (South Scotland) (Con): "Thank you. We note that part of the management response to the annual audit report refers to the spending of more than £77,000 for one person to attend a training course abroad, which was mentioned earlier, as “an oversight”…

Criminal Justice Committee meeting date: 7 February 2024

Victims, Witnesses, and Justice Reform (Scotland) Bill: Stage 1

Sharon Dowey (South Scotland) (Con): "There are criticisms that there has been a lack of research on changing jury numbers…

Criminal Justice Committee meeting date: 6 February 2024

Victims, Witnesses, and Justice Reform (Scotland) Bill: Stage 1

Sharon Dowey (South Scotland) (Con): "Would your preference be for part 6 to be taken out of the bill altogether?"

Votes

How Sharon Dowey has voted in Parliament

Find out how Sharon Dowey 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 voted against

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 against

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 against

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 Sharon Dowey has asked

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

Question ref. S6W-25709

Asked by: Dowey, Sharon, South Scotland, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Date Lodged: 23 February 2024

"To ask the Scottish Government what work it is doing to support NHS Ayrshire and Arran to meet the four-hour A&E waiting time target, in light of reported evidence that it has not met this target since July 2020."

Answer expected on 8 March 2024

Question ref. S6O-03119

Asked by: Dowey, Sharon, South Scotland, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Date Lodged: 21 February 2024

"To ask the Scottish Government how it is promoting culture outside of the Central Belt."

Taken in the Chamber on 28 February 2024

Question ref. S6W-25570

Asked by: Dowey, Sharon, South Scotland, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Date Lodged: 16 February 2024

"To ask the Scottish Government whether it holds any data on how many former prisoners who were held in custody as transgender women have de-transitioned since being released from prison."

Answer expected on 15 March 2024

Question ref. S6W-25566

Asked by: Dowey, Sharon, South Scotland, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Date Lodged: 16 February 2024

"To ask the Scottish Government whether it holds any data on how many former prisoners who were held in custody as transgender men have de-transitioned since being released from prison."

Answer expected on 15 March 2024

Question ref. S6W-25567

Asked by: Dowey, Sharon, South Scotland, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Date Lodged: 16 February 2024

"To ask the Scottish Government whether there are any prisons in the female estate of the Scottish Prison Service where a transgender woman will not be held in custody, irrespective of the individual circumstances of that prisoner."

Answer expected on 15 March 2024

Question ref. S6W-25568

Asked by: Dowey, Sharon, South Scotland, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Date Lodged: 16 February 2024

"To ask the Scottish Government whether there are any prisons in the male estate of the Scottish Prison Service where a transgender man will not be held in custody, irrespective of the individual circumstances of that prisoner."

Answer expected on 15 March 2024

Question ref. S6W-25569

Asked by: Dowey, Sharon, South Scotland, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Date Lodged: 16 February 2024

"To ask the Scottish Government how many prisoners who are currently being held in custody have a Gender Recognition Certificate, broken down by prison."

Answer expected on 15 March 2024

Question ref. S6W-25571

Asked by: Dowey, Sharon, South Scotland, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Date Lodged: 15 February 2024

"To ask the Scottish Government, in light of the report of the independent review of the skills delivery landscape, which stated that success would be where “every individual in Scotland has equitable access to the learning opportunities required to reach a positive destination in their working life”, what steps it is taking to ensure…

Answer expected on 14 March 2024

Question ref. S6W-25507

Asked by: Dowey, Sharon, South Scotland, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Date Lodged: 13 February 2024

"To ask the Scottish Government what data it holds on how many patients have been referred for a CT or MRI head imaging as a result of GP direct access to diagnostic services."

Answer expected on 12 March 2024

Question ref. S6W-25508

Asked by: Dowey, Sharon, South Scotland, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Date Lodged: 13 February 2024

"To ask the Scottish Government what data it holds on how many patients have been diagnosed with a brain tumour through Rapid Cancer Diagnostic Services."

Answer expected on 12 March 2024

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