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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

Willie is a member of 1 committee

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 19 previous roles

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

17 June 2021 - 17 June 2024

Public Audit Committee

Member

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: 11 June 2024

Child Poverty

Willie Coffey (Kilmarnock and Irvine Valley) (SNP): "Is Carol Mochan aware that, when Labour left office in 2010, it left 3.6 million children still in poverty?"

Local Government, Housing and Planning Committee meeting date: 11 June 2024

Housing (Scotland) Bill: Stage 1

Willie Coffey (Kilmarnock and Irvine Valley) (SNP): "Good morning, everybody. I invite you to say a few words about rent levels in the private rented sector. Traditionally, they are higher—perhaps much higher—than those for social housing. Deborah Hay has made a few important comments…

Public Audit Committee meeting date: 6 June 2024

Expiring Private Finance Initiative Contracts

Willie Coffey (Kilmarnock and Irvine Valley) (SNP): "Good morning, everybody. First, I will put on the record what a fantastic job Serco did at Kilmarnock Prison during the period of the contract, which has been the past 25 years, and particularly in recent years under the direction of Craig Thomson…

Local Government, Housing and Planning Committee meeting date: 4 June 2024

Housing (Scotland) Bill: Stage 1

Willie Coffey (Kilmarnock and Irvine Valley) (SNP): "Good morning, everyone on the panel. I want to go back to a point about tenancy deposits, which Gordon MacDonald raised…

Public Audit Committee meeting date: 30 May 2024

Scottish Government Strategic Commercial Assets Division

Willie Coffey (Kilmarnock and Irvine Valley) (SNP): "Good morning, Gregor Irwin and colleagues. I want to ask about particular investments of the Scottish Government. You have mentioned Prestwick, and I am an Ayrshire MSP…

Votes

How Willie Coffey has voted in Parliament

Find out how Willie Coffey has voted recently.

Motion ref. S6M-13602.1

Scottish Government Priorities: Investing in Scotland’s Public Services

Submitted by: Liz Smith, Mid Scotland and Fife, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party. Date lodged: Wednesday, June 12, 2024

Current status: Taken in the Chamber on Thursday, June 13, 2024

Result 24 for, 81 against, 0 abstained, 24 did not vote

MSP voted against

Vote Defeated

Motion ref. S6M-13602.2

Scottish Government Priorities: Investing in Scotland’s Public Services

Submitted by: Mark Griffin, Central Scotland, Scottish Labour. Date lodged: Wednesday, June 12, 2024

Current status: Taken in the Chamber on Thursday, June 13, 2024

Result 45 for, 61 against, 0 abstained, 23 did not vote

MSP voted against

Vote Defeated

Motion ref. S6M-13602

Scottish Government Priorities: Investing in Scotland’s Public Services

Submitted by: Shona Robison, Dundee City East, Scottish National Party. Date lodged: Tuesday, June 11, 2024

Supported by: Neil Gray, Ivan McKee
Current status: Taken in the Chamber on Thursday, June 13, 2024

Result 61 for, 46 against, 0 abstained, 22 did not vote

MSP voted for

Vote Passed

Motion ref. S6 SP Bill 34 Amendment 9

Current status: Taken in the Chamber on Wednesday, June 12, 2024

Result 29 for, 79 against, 1 abstained, 20 did not vote

MSP voted against

Vote Defeated

Motion ref. S6 SP Bill 34 Amendment 6

Current status: Taken in the Chamber on Wednesday, June 12, 2024

Result 29 for, 81 against, 1 abstained, 18 did not vote

MSP not voted

Vote Defeated

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. S6O-03429

Asked by: Coffey, Willie, Kilmarnock and Irvine Valley, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 8 May 2024

"To ask the Scottish Government how it is tackling antisocial behaviour."

Taken in the Chamber on 15 May 2024

Question ref. S6O-03328

Asked by: Coffey, Willie, Kilmarnock and Irvine Valley, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 17 April 2024

"To ask the Scottish Government what its policy is for public service broadcasting in an independent Scotland."

Taken in the Chamber on 24 April 2024

Question ref. S6W-26647

Asked by: Coffey, Willie, Kilmarnock and Irvine Valley, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 2 April 2024

"To ask the Scottish Government what steps it is taking to increase private investment in housing."

Answered by Paul McLennan on 3 April 2024

Question ref. S6O-03262

Asked by: Coffey, Willie, Kilmarnock and Irvine Valley, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 20 March 2024

"To ask the Scottish Government what its position is on the importance of Prestwick Airport as a strategic asset for Ayrshire and Scotland."

Taken in the Chamber on 27 March 2024

Question ref. S6O-03195

Asked by: Coffey, Willie, Kilmarnock and Irvine Valley, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 6 March 2024

"To ask the Scottish Government how it will develop its eHealth strategy in the coming years."

Taken in the Chamber on 13 March 2024

Question ref. S6O-03167

Asked by: Coffey, Willie, Kilmarnock and Irvine Valley, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 28 February 2024

"To ask the Scottish Government whether it will revisit the feasibility of a bus lane corridor on the northbound M77 into Glasgow."

Taken in the Chamber on 7 March 2024

Question ref. S6O-03089

Asked by: Coffey, Willie, Kilmarnock and Irvine Valley, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 14 February 2024

"To ask the Scottish Government what role the Scottish Land Commission will play in tackling the legacy of vacant and derelict land, including in relation to examining the issue of empty and derelict buildings within an urban setting."

Taken in the Chamber on 21 February 2024

Question ref. S6O-03041

Asked by: Coffey, Willie, Kilmarnock and Irvine Valley, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 24 January 2024

"To ask the Scottish Government how it matches up the skills required in the economy with the courses on offer at Scotland's colleges and universities."

Taken in the Chamber on 1 February 2024

Question ref. S6O-02966

Asked by: Coffey, Willie, Kilmarnock and Irvine Valley, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 10 January 2024

"To ask the Scottish Government what its provisional revenue allocation is for local authorities for 2024-25."

Taken in the Chamber on 17 January 2024

Question ref. S6O-02911

Asked by: Coffey, Willie, Kilmarnock and Irvine Valley, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 13 December 2023

"To ask the Scottish Government what assessment it has made of the potential impact that the UK-Rwanda Migration and Economic Development Partnership may have on its New Scots integration strategy."

Taken in the Chamber on 21 December 2023

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