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Members of the Scottish Parliament (MSPs)

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Alex Cole-Hamilton

Scottish Liberal Democrats

MSP for Edinburgh Western (Constituency) 2016 - present day

About Alex Cole-Hamilton

Contact details

Contact online

Twitter: @agcolehamilton

Facebook: Alex's facebook

Contact at the Scottish Parliament

The Scottish Parliament
Edinburgh
EH99 1SP

Phone: 0131 348 5821
Text relay calls welcome.

Contact at their Constituency

151 St John's Road
Corstorphine
Edinburgh
EH12 7SD

Phone: 0131 334 1814
Text relay calls welcome.

Find out when the MSP's surgery times are on their website.

Committees

Alex is not a member of any committees

Cross-party groups

Alex is not a member of any cross-party groups

Parliamentary and Government Roles

Alex does not have any parliamentary or government roles

Party Roles

Alex has 5 party roles

Party Leader

Scottish Liberal Democrats

Party Spokesperson on External Affairs

Scottish Liberal Democrats

Party Spokesperson on Health

Scottish Liberal Democrats

Party Spokesperson on Social Care

Scottish Liberal Democrats

Party Spokesperson on the Constitution

Scottish Liberal Democrats

Previous roles

Alex has had 7 previous roles

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

06 May 2021 - 27 August 2021

Party Spokesperson on Sport

Scottish Liberal Democrats

08 June 2016 - 04 May 2021

Health and Sport Committee

Member

08 November 2016 - 04 May 2021

Rural Economy and Connectivity Committee

Substitute Member

06 February 2019 - 04 May 2021

Committee on the Scottish Government Handling of Harassment Complaints

Member

29 September 2016 - 04 May 2021

Equalities and Human Rights Committee

Deputy Convener

16 June 2016 - 29 September 2016

Equal Opportunities Committee

Deputy Convener

08 June 2016 - 16 June 2016

Equal Opportunities Committee

Member

Register of interests

Alex'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 Alex Cole-Hamilton. The date of their initial statement was 03 June 2021.

Remuneration and related undertaking

No registrable interests

Gifts

No registrable interests

Overseas visits

No registrable interests

Controlled transactions

No registrable interests

Heritable property

I sublet part of my own property in Edinburgh through online holiday property website Airbnb. This yields a gross annual income of between £5,001 and £10,000.

Interest in shares

No registrable interests

Voluntary

I was formerly a Convener and Director of Together (Scottish Alliance for Children’s Rights).

Recent Activity

What was said

What Alex Cole-Hamilton 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: 16 September 2021

Scottish Ambulance Service (Waiting Times)

3. Alex Cole-Hamilton (Edinburgh Western) (LD): "To ask the First Minister how the Scottish Government will support the Scottish Ambulance Service in coping with reports of unprecedented pressure that is resulting in significant increases to waiting times. (S6F-00255)"

Chamber meeting date: 15 September 2021

Cervical Screening (Update)

Alex Cole-Hamilton (Edinburgh Western) (LD): "The Government waited until after the election in June, and for months after it had discovered that there was a problem, to tell Parliament that a woman had died after wrongly being excluded from screening…

Chamber meeting date: 15 September 2021

General Practitioner Services

Alex Cole-Hamilton (Edinburgh Western) (LD): "As my colleagues across the chamber have done, I start by paying tribute not just to our GPs but to their practice managers, their nurses and everyone who supports them. In particular, I pay tribute to them for their role during the pandemic…

Chamber meeting date: 14 September 2021

Covid-19

Alex Cole-Hamilton (Edinburgh Western) (LD): "I say for the record that Covid identification cards must be ruled out for children, because there should be no external pressure on families when deciding about the vaccine…

Chamber meeting date: 14 September 2021

Health and Social Care

Alex Cole-Hamilton (Edinburgh Western) (LD): "I start by echoing the thanks that have been offered to our valiant health and social care workers. We will never be able to fully repay the debt that we all owe them…

Votes

How Alex Cole-Hamilton has voted in Parliament

Find out how Alex Cole-Hamilton has voted recently.

Motion ref. S6M-01248

A Land of Opportunity - Supporting a Fairer and More Equal Society

Submitted by: Shona Robison, Dundee City East, Scottish National Party. Date lodged: Tuesday, September 14, 2021

Supported by: Shirley-Anne Somerville
Current status: Taken in the Chamber on Thursday, September 16, 2021

Result 67 for, 30 against, 20 abstained, 12 no vote

MSP voted for

Vote Passed

Motion ref. S6M-01248.2

A Land of Opportunity - Supporting a Fairer and More Equal Society

Submitted by: Pam Duncan-Glancy, Glasgow, Scottish Labour. Date lodged: Wednesday, September 15, 2021

Supported by: Foysol Choudhury, Paul Sweeney
Current status: Taken in the Chamber on Thursday, September 16, 2021

Result 25 for, 93 against, 0 abstained, 11 no vote

MSP voted for

Vote Defeated

Motion ref. S6M-01248.1

A Land of Opportunity - Supporting a Fairer and More Equal Society

Submitted by: Miles Briggs, Lothian, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party. Date lodged: Wednesday, September 15, 2021

Supported by: Sharon Dowey
Current status: Taken in the Chamber on Thursday, September 16, 2021

Result 33 for, 65 against, 20 abstained, 11 no vote

MSP voted for

Vote Defeated

Motion ref. S6M-01217.2

Return to Normal GP Services

Submitted by: Humza Yousaf, Glasgow Pollok, Scottish National Party. Date lodged: Tuesday, September 14, 2021

Supported by: Kevin Stewart, Maree Todd
Current status: Taken in the Chamber on Wednesday, September 15, 2021

Result 67 for, 56 against, 0 abstained, 6 no vote

MSP voted against

Vote Passed

Motion ref. S6M-01217.1

Return to Normal GP Services

Submitted by: Jackie Baillie, Dumbarton, Scottish Labour. Date lodged: Tuesday, September 14, 2021

Supported by: Paul O'Kane, Paul Sweeney
Current status: Taken in the Chamber on Wednesday, September 15, 2021

Result 56 for, 65 against, 0 abstained, 8 no vote

MSP voted for

Vote Defeated

Motions

Written questions

Written questions Alex Cole-Hamilton 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-02970

Asked by: Cole-Hamilton, Alex, Edinburgh Western, Scottish Liberal Democrats, Date Lodged: 14 September 2021

"To ask the Scottish Government what planning it is undertaking to ensure that there are sufficient nurses with the right competencies and skills to fill vacant specialist roles as they arise."

Awaiting answer

Question ref. S6W-02752

Asked by: Cole-Hamilton, Alex, Edinburgh Western, Scottish Liberal Democrats, Date Lodged: 14 September 2021

"To ask the Scottish Government what its response is to figures from Public Health Scotland suggesting that the average number of primary contacts for COVID-19 cases has reduced from six in the week beginning 20 June 2021 to 1…

Awaiting answer

Question ref. S6W-02972

Asked by: Cole-Hamilton, Alex, Edinburgh Western, Scottish Liberal Democrats, Date Lodged: 14 September 2021

"To ask the Scottish Government what plans it has to undertake modelling of the cancer services workforce regarding any requirements due to rising demand and more complex needs."

Awaiting answer

Question ref. S6W-02971

Asked by: Cole-Hamilton, Alex, Edinburgh Western, Scottish Liberal Democrats, Date Lodged: 14 September 2021

"To ask the Scottish Government whether it plans to make specific commitments on the cancer services workforce in the forthcoming National Workforce Strategy."

Awaiting answer

Question ref. S6W-02588

Asked by: Cole-Hamilton, Alex, Edinburgh Western, Scottish Liberal Democrats, Date Lodged: 31 August 2021

"To ask the Scottish Government on what dates it has met the UK Government to discuss the establishment of an inquiry on the handling of the COVID-19 pandemic; whether it will publish the minutes of these meetings, and on what dates future discussions or meetings are planned."

Answered by: John Swinney on 14 September 2021

Question ref. S6W-02104

Asked by: Cole-Hamilton, Alex, Edinburgh Western, Scottish Liberal Democrats, Date Lodged: 31 August 2021

"To ask the Scottish Government by what means hospital patients in receipt of the COVID-19 vaccine can expect to obtain the batch number for the vaccine they have received."

Answered by: Humza Yousaf on 13 September 2021

Question ref. S6W-02209

Asked by: Cole-Hamilton, Alex, Edinburgh Western, Scottish Liberal Democrats, Date Lodged: 12 August 2021

"To ask the Scottish Government by what date community and amateur choirs will be able to resume in-person practice and gatherings."

Answered by: Jenny Gilruth on 31 August 2021

Question ref. S6W-02103

Asked by: Cole-Hamilton, Alex, Edinburgh Western, Scottish Liberal Democrats, Date Lodged: 9 August 2021

"To ask the Scottish Government whether it will consider introducing a means by which neurodiverse school pupils could be exempted from the requirement to have a negative PCR test before returning to school, after being identified as a close contact of a pupil or teacher who has tested positive for COVID-19."

Answered by: Humza Yousaf on 31 August 2021

Question ref. S6W-01809

Asked by: Cole-Hamilton, Alex, Edinburgh Western, Scottish Liberal Democrats, Date Lodged: 2 August 2021

"To ask the Scottish Government what recent communication it has had with the UK Government regarding Hong Kong residents moving to Scotland."

Answered by: Jenny Gilruth on 30 August 2021

Question ref. S6W-02039

Asked by: Cole-Hamilton, Alex, Edinburgh Western, Scottish Liberal Democrats, Date Lodged: 2 August 2021

"To ask the Scottish Government, in light of recent reports regarding Queens consent, whether it will provide details of (a) the procedure for this and (b) its impact."

Answered by: George Adam on 26 August 2021

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