Alex Cole-Hamilton MSP

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Alex Cole-Hamilton MSP

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  • Member for: Edinburgh Western
  • Region: Lothian
  • Party: Scottish Liberal Democrats

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Meeting of the Parliament 29 March 2017 : 29 March 2017


Alex Cole-Hamilton

I will, Presiding Officer. This is symptomatic of the Government’s approach of measurement, meddling and micromanagement, and I am therefore quite happy to suppor...



Meeting of the Parliament 29 March 2017 : 29 March 2017


Alex Cole-Hamilton

Not when that is exactly the intervention that our teachers are asking for.



Meeting of the Parliament 29 March 2017 : 29 March 2017


Alex Cole-Hamilton (Edinburgh Western) (LD)

Last night, when I discussed the topic of the motion with my wife, who is a primary school teacher of 15 years’ experience, she gave me an insight into the mild d...



Meeting of the Parliament 28 March 2017 [Draft] : 28 March 2017


Alex Cole-Hamilton

That is my party’s policy. I have been fighting for lost causes all my life, but I will achieve that one. [



Meeting of the Parliament 28 March 2017 [Draft] : 28 March 2017


Alex Cole-Hamilton (Edinburgh Western) (LD)

I am grateful for the opportunity to speak in this debate for a second time, as I open today for the Liberal Democrats. When I got to my feet on Wednesday last week, it was just moments afte...



Meeting of the Parliament 28 March 2017 [Draft] : 28 March 2017


Alex Cole-Hamilton (Edinburgh Western) (LD)

The Parliament will well remember that, this time last year, 27 days were lost on the bridge due to adverse conditions, which correlated with a six-month delay in...



Equalities and Human Rights Committee 23 March 2017 [Draft] : 23 March 2017


Alex Cole-Hamilton

In the past, the Scottish system has failed unaccompanied children. The evidence that we just heard reminded me of two 15-year-old boys who were arrested in Glasgow about two and a half year...



Equalities and Human Rights Committee 23 March 2017 [Draft] : 23 March 2017


Alex Cole-Hamilton

Human trafficking goes wider than the children and young people who have been trafficked; it includes adults, and destitution can sometimes present them with a dichotomy in which they think ...



Equalities and Human Rights Committee 23 March 2017 [Draft] : 23 March 2017


Alex Cole-Hamilton

Thank you. My next question is for Rachel Morley and the wider panel. Last week, we discussed with our panel the application of orders under sections 22 and 25 of...



Equalities and Human Rights Committee 23 March 2017 [Draft] : 23 March 2017


Alex Cole-Hamilton (Edinburgh Western) (LD)

Good morning, everybody, and thank you for coming to see us today. I will start by picking up on something that Rachel Morley said.

Vote DetailMSP VoteResult
S5M-04920.1: Education (John Swinney)
Meeting Date: 29/03/2017
Result - For: 68, Against: 53 Abstain: 0
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AgainstCarried
S5M-04919.2: Censure and Apology on the Anniversary of the Chinese Agreement (Keith Brown)
Meeting Date: 29/03/2017
Result - For: 63, Against: 55 Abstain: 3
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AgainstCarried
S5M-04919.3: Censure and Apology on the Anniversary of the Chinese Agreement (Jackie Baillie)
Meeting Date: 29/03/2017
Result - For: 58, Against: 63 Abstain: 0
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S5M-04919: Censure and Apology on the Anniversary of the Chinese Agreement (Willie Rennie)
Meeting Date: 29/03/2017
Result - For: 64, Against: 54 Abstain: 3
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AgainstCarried
S5M-04710.2: Scotland's Choice (Ruth Davidson)
Meeting Date: 28/03/2017
Result - For: 31, Against: 97 Abstain: 0
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S5M-04710.4: Scotland's Choice (Kezia Dugdale)
Meeting Date: 28/03/2017
Result - For: 28, Against: 100 Abstain: 0
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S5M-04710.5: Scotland's Choice (Patrick Harvie)
Meeting Date: 28/03/2017
Result - For: 69, Against: 59 Abstain: 0
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AgainstCarried
S5M-04710.3: Scotland's Choice (Willie Rennie)
Meeting Date: 28/03/2017
Result - For: 28, Against: 100 Abstain: 0
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S5M-04710: Scotland's Choice (Nicola Sturgeon)
Meeting Date: 28/03/2017
Result - For: 69, Against: 59 Abstain: 0
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AgainstCarried
S5M-04472.1: Local Government Finance (Scotland) Order 2017 [draft] (Alex Rowley)
Meeting Date: 09/03/2017
Result - For: 57, Against: 66 Abstain: 0
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Motion S5M-04786: Alex Cole-Hamilton, Edinburgh Western, Scottish Liberal Democrats, Date Lodged: 21/03/2017 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S5M-04324.3: Alex Cole-Hamilton, Edinburgh Western, Scottish Liberal Democrats, Date Lodged: 01/03/2017 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S5M-03867: Alex Cole-Hamilton, Edinburgh Western, Scottish Liberal Democrats, Date Lodged: 06/02/2017 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S5M-03739: Alex Cole-Hamilton, Edinburgh Western, Scottish Liberal Democrats, Date Lodged: 27/01/2017 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S5M-03645: Alex Cole-Hamilton, Edinburgh Western, Scottish Liberal Democrats, Date Lodged: 25/01/2017 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S5M-03612.2: Alex Cole-Hamilton, Edinburgh Western, Scottish Liberal Democrats, Date Lodged: 25/01/2017 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S5M-03586: Alex Cole-Hamilton, Edinburgh Western, Scottish Liberal Democrats, Date Lodged: 23/01/2017 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S5M-03491: Alex Cole-Hamilton, Edinburgh Western, Scottish Liberal Democrats, Date Lodged: 18/01/2017 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S5M-03440.2: Alex Cole-Hamilton, Edinburgh Western, Scottish Liberal Democrats, Date Lodged: 17/01/2017 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S5M-03365: Alex Cole-Hamilton, Edinburgh Western, Scottish Liberal Democrats, Date Lodged: 12/01/2017 Show Full Motion >>
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Question S5W-08440: Alex Cole-Hamilton, Edinburgh Western, Scottish Liberal Democrats, Date Lodged: 27/03/2017 Show Full Question >>
Question S5W-08439: Alex Cole-Hamilton, Edinburgh Western, Scottish Liberal Democrats, Date Lodged: 27/03/2017 Show Full Question >>
Question S5W-08441: Alex Cole-Hamilton, Edinburgh Western, Scottish Liberal Democrats, Date Lodged: 27/03/2017 Show Full Question >>
Question S5W-08135: Alex Cole-Hamilton, Edinburgh Western, Scottish Liberal Democrats, Date Lodged: 15/03/2017 Show Full Question >>
Question S5W-07971: Alex Cole-Hamilton, Edinburgh Western, Scottish Liberal Democrats, Date Lodged: 09/03/2017 Show Full Question >>
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Question S5W-07972: Alex Cole-Hamilton, Edinburgh Western, Scottish Liberal Democrats, Date Lodged: 09/03/2017 Show Full Question >>
Question S5W-07973: Alex Cole-Hamilton, Edinburgh Western, Scottish Liberal Democrats, Date Lodged: 09/03/2017 Show Full Question >>
Question S5W-07660: Alex Cole-Hamilton, Edinburgh Western, Scottish Liberal Democrats, Date Lodged: 01/03/2017 Show Full Question >>

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