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Members of the Scottish Parliament (MSPs)

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Alex Rowley

Scottish Labour

MSP for Mid Scotland and Fife (Region) 2017 - present day

Former MSP for Mid Scotland and Fife (Region) 2016 - 2017

Former MSP for Cowdenbeath (Constituency) 2014 - 2016

Independent

Former MSP for Mid Scotland and Fife (Region) 2017 - 2017

About Alex Rowley

Contact details

Contact online

Website: alexrowley.org

X (previously known as Twitter): @AlexRowleyFife

Facebook: Alex's facebook

Contact at the Scottish Parliament

The Scottish Parliament
Edinburgh
EH99 1SP

Phone: 0131 348 6826
Text relay calls welcome.

Contact at local office

Ore Valley Business Centre
93 Main Street
Lochgelly
KY5 9AF

Phone: 01592 786725
Text relay calls welcome.

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

Committees

Alex is a member of 1 committee

Cross-party groups

Alex is a member of 8 cross-party groups

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

Deputy Convener

Cross-Party Group in the Scottish Parliament on Housing

Member

Cross-Party Group in the Scottish Parliament on Industrial Communities

Deputy Convener

Cross-Party Group in the Scottish Parliament on Maritime and Shipbuilding

Member

Cross-Party Group in the Scottish Parliament on Poverty

Member

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

Member

Cross-Party Group in the Scottish Parliament on St Andrew's Day

Member

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

Member

Parliamentary and Government Roles

Alex does not have any parliamentary or government roles

Party Roles

Alex has 1 party role

Deputy Party Spokesperson on Transport

Scottish Labour

Previous roles

Alex has had 27 previous roles

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

17 June 2021 - 14 July 2023

COVID19 Recovery Committee

Member

01 March 2021 - 04 May 2021

Party Spokesperson on Transport

Scottish Labour

01 March 2021 - 04 May 2021

Party Spokesperson on Infrastructure

Scottish Labour

01 March 2021 - 04 May 2021

Party Spokesperson on Connectivity

Scottish Labour

09 January 2018 - 04 May 2021

Public Petitions Committee

Substitute Member

25 September 2019 - 04 May 2021

Culture Tourism Europe and External Affairs Committee

Substitute Member

26 November 2020 - 04 May 2021

Economy Energy and Fair Work Committee

Member

16 November 2020 - 01 March 2021

Party Spokesperson on Economy

Scottish Labour

16 November 2020 - 01 March 2021

Party Spokesperson on Jobs and Fair Work

Scottish Labour

10 September 2019 - 25 November 2020

Finance and Constitution Committee

Member

02 September 2019 - 16 November 2020

Party Spokesperson on Brexit

Scottish Labour

02 September 2019 - 16 November 2020

Deputy Party Spokesperson on Constitutional Affairs

Scottish Labour

21 November 2018 - 04 September 2019

Local Government and Communities Committee

Deputy Convener

04 October 2018 - 02 September 2019

Party Spokesperson on Communities

Scottish Labour

04 October 2018 - 02 September 2019

Party Spokesperson on Local Government

Scottish Labour

15 November 2018 - 21 November 2018

Local Government and Communities Committee

Member

11 January 2018 - 30 October 2018

Environment Climate Change and Land Reform Committee

Member

09 January 2018 - 29 March 2018

Delegated Powers and Law Reform Committee

Substitute Member

25 May 2016 - 15 November 2017

Deputy Party Leader

Scottish Labour

25 May 2016 - 15 November 2017

Party Spokesperson on Communities

Scottish Labour

25 May 2016 - 15 November 2017

Party Spokesperson on Social Security

Scottish Labour

25 May 2016 - 15 November 2017

Party Spokesperson on Equalities

Scottish Labour

14 August 2015 - 23 March 2016

Deputy Party Leader

Scottish Labour

25 February 2014 - 02 September 2015

Local Government and Regeneration Committee

Member

06 January 2015 - 12 May 2015

Deputy Party Spokesperson on Local Government

Scottish Labour

06 January 2015 - 12 May 2015

Deputy Party Spokesperson on Communities

Scottish Labour

25 February 2014 - 08 January 2015

European and External Relations 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 Rowley. The date of their initial statement was 14 May 2021.

Remuneration and related undertaking

No registrable interests

Gifts

No registrable interests

Overseas visits

No registrable interests

Controlled transactions

No registrable interests

Heritable property

No registrable interests

Interest in shares

No registrable interests

Voluntary

I am on the board of directors of Scotland’s Future Forum, I receive no remuneration for this role. [Registered 20 December 2021]

I am a member of the Fife Council pension scheme.

I am a member of the trade union Unison.

Recent Activity

What was said

What Alex Rowley 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

Alex Rowley (Mid Scotland and Fife) (Lab): "When I looked this morning at the various briefings that had come in for the debate, I was, in a sense, a bit depressed, because I feel that I have, throughout my adult life, been involved in campaigns to try to eradicate poverty…

Chamber meeting date: 6 June 2024

Rail Fares

Alex Rowley (Mid Scotland and Fife) (Lab): "I am grateful for the opportunity to speak in the debate and to Mark Ruskell for lodging the motion. As an MSP and Scottish Labour’s transport spokesperson, I have been consistent in my support for scrapping peak rail fares…

Chamber meeting date: 5 June 2024

Low-emission Zones

Alex Rowley (Mid Scotland and Fife) (Lab): "First, I make it clear that Scottish Labour supports the view that local authorities should have the powers to be able to tackle poor air quality and air pollution where it exists…

Chamber meeting date: 5 June 2024

Road Infrastructure

Alex Rowley (Mid Scotland and Fife) (Lab): "In January, the Automobile Association released its latest pothole index, which showed that, across the UK, car damage caused by potholes was the worst that it has been in five years, with an estimated £475 million-worth of damage caused in 2023…

Chamber meeting date: 30 May 2024

NHS Physiotherapy Workforce

Alex Rowley (Mid Scotland and Fife) (Lab): "I thank the members who signed my motion for debate, and I thank my business manager for giving me the time to have the debate…

Votes

How Alex Rowley has voted in Parliament

Find out how Alex Rowley has voted recently.

Motion ref. S6M-13616

Approval of SSI

Submitted by: Jamie Hepburn, Cumbernauld and Kilsyth, Scottish National Party. Date lodged: Wednesday, June 12, 2024

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

Result 66 for, 47 against, 5 abstained, 11 did not vote

MSP voted against

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 not voted

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

Motion ref. S6M-13571

Abortion Services (Safe Access Zones) (Scotland) Bill

Submitted by: Gillian Mackay, Central Scotland, Scottish Green Party. Date lodged: Monday, June 10, 2024

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

Result 118 for, 1 against, 0 abstained, 10 did not vote

MSP voted for

Vote Passed

Motion ref. S6M-13566.3

Scottish Government Priorities: Eradicating Child Poverty

Submitted by: Douglas Ross, Highlands and Islands, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party. Date lodged: Monday, June 10, 2024

Current status: Taken in the Chamber on Tuesday, June 11, 2024

Result 27 for, 87 against, 0 abstained, 15 did not vote

MSP voted against

Vote Defeated

Motions

Questions

Questions Alex Rowley has asked

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

Question ref. S6O-03602

Asked by: Rowley, Alex, Mid Scotland and Fife, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 12 June 2024

"To ask the Scottish Government what action it is taking to ensure that scheduled care transport provided by the Scottish Ambulance Service is accessible to all patients who need it."

Taken in the Chamber on 19 June 2024

Question ref. S6W-27990

Asked by: Rowley, Alex, Mid Scotland and Fife, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 11 June 2024

"To ask the Scottish Government, regarding any potential impact on its rail freight strategy, what discussions it has had with the UK Government to ensure that any upgrade to rail connections between Wembley and the Channel Tunnel rail freight depot would benefit rail freight transportation from Scotland to continental Europe."

Answer expected on 25 June 2024

Question ref. S6W-27539

Asked by: Rowley, Alex, Mid Scotland and Fife, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 14 May 2024

"To ask the Scottish Government which organisations were consulted as part of Transport Scotland’s review of the methodology of community needs assessments on routes in the (a) Clyde and Hebrides and (b) Northern Isles Ferry Services contract."

Answered by Jim Fairlie on 28 May 2024

Question ref. S6W-27538

Asked by: Rowley, Alex, Mid Scotland and Fife, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 14 May 2024

"To ask the Scottish Government when it will publish the community needs assessments carried out on Cowal and Rosneath public ferry routes in the Clyde and Hebrides Ferry Services contract."

Answered by Fiona Hyslop on 23 May 2024

Question ref. S6W-26817

Asked by: Rowley, Alex, Mid Scotland and Fife, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 11 April 2024

"To ask the Scottish Government what its policy is regarding mandatory rotation of Ukrainian refugees around hotels in Fife."

Answered by Shirley-Anne Somerville on 17 May 2024

Question ref. S6O-03312

Asked by: Rowley, Alex, Mid Scotland and Fife, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 10 April 2024

"To ask the Scottish Government what impact the 2024-25 Scottish Budget will have on its targets for reducing child poverty."

Taken in the Chamber on 18 April 2024

Question ref. S6W-26365

Asked by: Rowley, Alex, Mid Scotland and Fife, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 21 March 2024

"To ask the Scottish Government whether it will provide a breakdown of (a) how and (b) where the budget allocated for active travel was spent, in each financial year from 2020-21 to 2023-24."

Answered by Patrick Harvie on 4 April 2024

Question ref. S6W-26364

Asked by: Rowley, Alex, Mid Scotland and Fife, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 21 March 2024

"To ask the Scottish Government how much of the budget investment allocated for active travel was spent, in each financial year from 2020-21 to 2023-24."

Answered by Patrick Harvie on 4 April 2024

Question ref. S6W-26366

Asked by: Rowley, Alex, Mid Scotland and Fife, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 21 March 2024

"To ask the Scottish Government what evaluation process is in place to assess the spending that was allocated to active travel in each financial year between 2020-21 and 2023-24."

Answered by Patrick Harvie on 4 April 2024

Question ref. S6W-25775

Asked by: Rowley, Alex, Mid Scotland and Fife, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 26 February 2024

"To ask the Scottish Government whether it will provide an update on any progress regarding the Winchburgh railway station development."

Answered by Jim Fairlie on 8 March 2024

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