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Members of the Scottish Parliament (MSPs)

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Willie Coffey

Scottish National Party

MSP for Kilmarnock and Irvine Valley (Constituency) 2011 - present day

Former MSP for Kilmarnock and Loudoun (Constituency) 2007 - 2011

About Willie Coffey

Contact details

Contact online

Contact at the Scottish Parliament

The Scottish Parliament
Edinburgh
EH99 1SP

Phone: 0131 348 6514
Text relay calls welcome.

Contact at local office

62 John Finnie Street
Kilmarnock
KA1 1BS

Phone: 01563 537300
Text relay calls welcome.

Committees

Cross-party groups

Willie is a member of 1 cross-party group

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

Member

Parliamentary and Government Roles

Willie does not have any parliamentary or government roles

Party Roles

Willie does not have any party roles

Previous roles

Willie has had 18 previous roles

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

17 June 2021 - 01 February 2022

Local Government Housing and Planning Committee

Member

10 September 2019 - 04 May 2021

Economy Energy and Fair Work Committee

Deputy Convener

21 April 2020 - 04 May 2021

COVID19 Committee

Member

30 March 2017 - 03 December 2020

Public Audit and Postlegislative Scrutiny Committee

Member

03 September 2019 - 10 September 2019

Economy Energy and Fair Work Committee

Member

06 September 2018 - 03 September 2019

Economy Energy and Fair Work Committee

Substitute Member

29 September 2016 - 03 September 2019

Finance and Constitution Committee

Member

24 May 2018 - 06 September 2018

Economy Jobs and Fair Work Committee

Substitute Member

29 September 2016 - 30 March 2017

Equalities and Human Rights Committee

Member

08 June 2016 - 29 September 2016

Equal Opportunities Committee

Member

08 June 2016 - 29 September 2016

Finance Committee

Member

27 November 2014 - 23 March 2016

Local Government and Regeneration Committee

Member

18 September 2012 - 23 March 2016

European and External Relations Committee

Member

01 June 2011 - 27 November 2014

Public Audit Committee

Member

11 December 2008 - 22 March 2011

Public Audit Committee

Member

26 February 2009 - 20 May 2010

Equal Opportunities Committee

Member

26 June 2008 - 26 February 2009

Equal Opportunities Committee

Substitute Member

13 June 2007 - 10 December 2008

Audit Committee

Member

Register of interests

Willie'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 Willie Coffey 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 January 2023

Strategic Transport Projects Review 2

Willie Coffey (Kilmarnock and Irvine Valley) (SNP): "I cannot say that I am impressed with the description in STPR2 of the Glasgow to Carlisle line, which runs through my constituency, as a “diversionary” route…

Public Audit Committee meeting date: 19 January 2023

Section 22 Report: “The 2021/22 audit of the Scottish Government Consolidated Accounts”

Willie Coffey (Kilmarnock and Irvine Valley) (SNP): "The education underspend that was discussed a moment ago represents almost a third of the entire underspend, but, as it turns out, it is not real money; it is a technical adjustment. Mr Oliphant gave the figure of, I think, £674 million…

Chamber meeting date: 18 January 2023

Green Freeports

Willie Coffey (Kilmarnock and Irvine Valley) (SNP): "Does the Deputy First Minister recognise the economic disparity that already exists between the north and east of Scotland and the south-west of Scotland, and does he think that this announcement might exacerbate that divide…

Local Government, Housing and Planning Committee meeting date: 17 January 2023

Allotments

Willie Coffey (Kilmarnock and Irvine Valley) (SNP): "The issue that I was hoping to probe was kind of asked by Miles Briggs, so I will extend it a little. It was about widening the scope of the act beyond local authorities, and you answered that…

Local Government, Housing and Planning Committee meeting date: 17 January 2023

Budget Scrutiny 2023-24

Willie Coffey: "Good morning, cabinet secretary. You have partially answered the question that I was about to ask, which was about the counterbalancing effect of losing £37 million but gaining £31 million, we think, through financial transactions…

Votes

How Willie Coffey has voted in Parliament

Find out how Willie Coffey has voted recently.

Motion ref. S6M-07666

Suspension of Standing Orders

Submitted by: George Adam, Paisley, Scottish National Party. Date lodged: Wednesday, January 25, 2023

Current status: Taken in the Chamber on Thursday, January 26, 2023

Result 85 for, 25 against, 0 abstained, 19 no vote

MSP voted for

Vote Passed

Motion ref. S6M-07614.2

Delivering the Homes Scotland Needs

Submitted by: Shona Robison, Dundee City East, Scottish National Party. Date lodged: Wednesday, January 25, 2023

Supported by: Patrick Harvie, Ben Macpherson, Gillian Martin, Christina McKelvie
Current status: Taken in the Chamber on Wednesday, January 25, 2023

Result 69 for, 55 against, 0 abstained, 5 no vote

MSP voted for

Vote Passed

Motion ref. S6M-07643.1

Business Programme

Submitted by: Neil Bibby, West Scotland, Scottish Labour. Date lodged: Wednesday, January 25, 2023

Supported by: Jackie Baillie, Sarah Boyack, Katy Clark, Rhoda Grant, Mark Griffin, Monica Lennon, Richard Leonard, Paul Sweeney, Mercedes Villalba, Martin Whitfield
Current status: Taken in the Chamber on Wednesday, January 25, 2023

Result 21 for, 96 against, 0 abstained, 12 no vote

MSP voted against

Vote Defeated

Motion ref. S6M-07613.2

Homeless Emergency

Submitted by: Shona Robison, Dundee City East, Scottish National Party. Date lodged: Tuesday, January 24, 2023

Supported by: Patrick Harvie, Ben Macpherson, Christina McKelvie
Current status: Taken in the Chamber on Wednesday, January 25, 2023

Result 69 for, 55 against, 0 abstained, 5 no vote

MSP voted for

Vote Passed

Motion ref. S6M-07643

Business Programme

Submitted by: George Adam, Paisley, Scottish National Party. Date lodged: Tuesday, January 24, 2023

Current status: Taken in the Chamber on Wednesday, January 25, 2023

Result 101 for, 21 against, 0 abstained, 7 no vote

MSP voted for

Vote Passed

Motions

Questions

Questions Willie Coffey has asked

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

Question ref. S6W-12515

Asked by: Coffey, Willie, Kilmarnock and Irvine Valley, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 23 November 2022

"To ask the Scottish Government what progress it has made on delivering Action (a) 46 and (b) 47 in the Cancer Strategy for Children and Young People in Scotland 2021–2026."

Answered by Humza Yousaf on 8 December 2022

Question ref. S6W-12516

Asked by: Coffey, Willie, Kilmarnock and Irvine Valley, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 23 November 2022

"To ask the Scottish Government what it is doing to meet the psychological support needs of teenagers and young adults, aged 13 to 24, with cancer in (a) the Kilmarnock and Irvine Valley constituency, (b) Ayrshire and Arran and (c) Scotland."

Answered by Humza Yousaf on 8 December 2022

Question ref. S6O-01589

Asked by: Coffey, Willie, Kilmarnock and Irvine Valley, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 16 November 2022

"To ask the Scottish Government how its proposed renewables revolution will benefit the Kilmarnock and Irvine Valley constituency."

Awaiting answer

Question ref. S6O-01456

Asked by: Coffey, Willie, Kilmarnock and Irvine Valley, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 19 October 2022

"To ask the Scottish Government whether it will consider additional measures to deal with the reported increase in antisocial behaviour, including on the bus network."

Taken in the Chamber on 26 October 2022

Question ref. S6O-01416

Asked by: Coffey, Willie, Kilmarnock and Irvine Valley, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 28 September 2022

"To ask the Scottish Government what discussions the rural affairs secretary has had with the public health minister regarding how it will ensure the safety and quality of food sold in Scotland in the event that the UK Government proceeds with its Retained EU Law (Revocation and Reform) Bill proposals."

Taken in the Chamber on 5 October 2022

Question ref. S6O-01355

Asked by: Coffey, Willie, Kilmarnock and Irvine Valley, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 7 September 2022

"To ask the Scottish Government what conclusions it has reached through its monitoring of the Community Payback Order scheme on its effectiveness at reducing reoffending."

Taken in the Chamber on 21 September 2022

Question ref. S6O-01337

Asked by: Coffey, Willie, Kilmarnock and Irvine Valley, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 31 August 2022

"To ask the Scottish Government what next steps the Programme for Government proposes for Scotland’s international office network."

Taken in the Chamber on 8 September 2022

Question ref. S6W-10328

Asked by: Coffey, Willie, Kilmarnock and Irvine Valley, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 16 August 2022

"To ask the Scottish Government whether it will provide an update on its timetable for extending the framework for licensing of activities involving animals to include performing animals and animal encounters (mobile zoos)."

Answered by Mairi Gougeon on 22 August 2022

Question ref. S6O-01219

Asked by: Coffey, Willie, Kilmarnock and Irvine Valley, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 8 June 2022

"To ask the Scottish Government whether it considers it possible in the future for all residential care to be provided as a fully-funded public service."

Taken in the Chamber on 15 June 2022

Question ref. S6O-01201

Asked by: Coffey, Willie, Kilmarnock and Irvine Valley, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 1 June 2022

"To ask the Scottish Government what engagement it has had with the UK Government regarding the impact of food shortages and rising food prices in Scotland."

Taken in the Chamber on 9 June 2022

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