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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

Twitter: @alex_rowleymsp

Facebook: Alex's facebook

Contact at the Scottish Parliament

The Scottish Parliament
Edinburgh
EH99 1SP

Phone: 0131 348 6827
Text relay calls welcome.

Committees

Alex is a member of 1 committee

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 does not have any party roles

Previous roles

Alex has had 10 previous roles

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

25 September 2019 - 04 May 2021

Culture Tourism Europe and External Affairs Committee

Substitute Member

09 January 2018 - 04 May 2021

Public Petitions Committee

Substitute Member

26 November 2020 - 04 May 2021

Economy Energy and Fair Work Committee

Member

10 September 2019 - 25 November 2020

Finance and Constitution Committee

Member

21 November 2018 - 04 September 2019

Local Government and Communities Committee

Deputy Convener

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 February 2014 - 02 September 2015

Local Government and Regeneration Committee

Member

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 a member of the trade union Unison.

I am a member of the Fife Council pension scheme.

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: 23 June 2021

Teachers

4. Alex Rowley (Mid Scotland and Fife) (Lab): "To ask the Scottish Government what its response is to an NASUWT Scotland survey, which suggests that 53 per cent of teachers have considered leaving the profession in the last year, feeling demoralised, unsupported and unrecognised. (S6O-00060)"

COVID-19 Recovery Committee meeting date: 23 June 2021

Interests

Alex Rowley (Mid Scotland and Fife) (Lab): "I have no relevant interests to declare."

COVID-19 Recovery Committee meeting date: 23 June 2021

Work Programme

Alex Rowley: "I feel compelled to say something, given that everybody else has spoken. There are a few areas to consider if no other committee covers them. I watched the Westminster select committees’ recent interviews with Mr Cummings…

Chamber meeting date: 16 June 2021

Brexit (Skills Impact)

Alex Rowley (Mid Scotland and Fife) (Lab): "I am pleased to speak in today’s debate on mitigating, tackling and responding to the skills impact of Brexit…

Chamber meeting date: 9 June 2021

Climate Emergency

Alex Rowley (Mid Scotland and Fife) (Lab): "Last night, I watched one of my favourite television programmes, “Yes Minister”. Sir Humphrey said that the problem with politicians is that they start to believe their own speeches…

Votes

How Alex Rowley has voted in Parliament

Find out how Alex Rowley has voted recently.

Motion ref. S6M-00479

Coronavirus (Extension and Expiry) (Scotland) Bill

Submitted by: John Swinney, Perthshire North, Scottish National Party. Date lodged: Tuesday, June 22, 2021

Supported by: George Adam
Current status: Taken in the Chamber on Thursday, June 24, 2021

Result 90 for, 32 against, 0 abstained, 7 no vote

MSP voted for

Vote Passed

Motion ref. S6 SP Bill 1 Amendment 13

Current status: Taken in the Chamber on Thursday, June 24, 2021

Result 59 for, 61 against, 0 abstained, 9 no vote

MSP voted for

Vote Defeated

Motion ref. S6 SP Bill 1 Amendment 14

Current status: Taken in the Chamber on Thursday, June 24, 2021

Result 61 for, 60 against, 0 abstained, 8 no vote

MSP voted for

Vote Passed

Motion ref. S6 SP Bill 1 Amendment 22

Current status: Taken in the Chamber on Wednesday, June 23, 2021

Result 33 for, 88 against, 0 abstained, 8 no vote

MSP voted against

Vote Defeated

Motion ref. S6 SP Bill 1 Amendment 11

Current status: Taken in the Chamber on Wednesday, June 23, 2021

Result 59 for, 117 against, 0 abstained, 6 no vote

MSP voted for

MSP voted against

Vote Defeated

Motions

Written questions

Written questions Alex Rowley 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-00614

Asked by: Rowley, Alex, Mid Scotland and Fife, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 10 June 2021

"To ask the Scottish Government what action it has taken on each of the 65 recommendations in the Salmon Farming in Scotland report published by the Rural Economy and Connectivity Committee on the 27 November 2018."

Answered by: Mairi Gougeon on 18 June 2021

Question ref. S6W-00867

Asked by: Rowley, Alex, Mid Scotland and Fife, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 17 June 2021

"To ask the Scottish Government what its position is on the (a) current and (b) future provision of sustainable transport, and what its response is to reports that Sustrans/Places for Everyone has been suspending applications for community projects, including some that were fully prepared for introduction."

Awaiting answer

Question ref. S6W-00075

Asked by: Rowley, Alex, Mid Scotland and Fife, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 18 May 2021

"To ask the Scottish Government whether it will provide a breakdown of its planned spending on walking, cycling and wheeling over the next parliamentary year, until May 2022."

Answered by: Graeme Dey on 2 June 2021

Question ref. S6W-00079

Asked by: Rowley, Alex, Mid Scotland and Fife, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 18 May 2021

"To ask the Scottish Government what age groups of children will be covered by its policy to provide a bicycle to children who cannot afford one."

Answered by: Graeme Dey on 1 June 2021

Question ref. S6W-00078

Asked by: Rowley, Alex, Mid Scotland and Fife, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 18 May 2021

"To ask the Scottish Government how many bicycles it has estimated will be needed each year in order to fulfil its policy to provide a bicycle for children who cannot afford one."

Answered by: Graeme Dey on 1 June 2021

Question ref. S6W-00076

Asked by: Rowley, Alex, Mid Scotland and Fife, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 18 May 2021

"To ask the Scottish Government whether it will set out the eligibility criteria for its policy to provide a bicycle for children who cannot afford one."

Answered by: Graeme Dey on 1 June 2021

Question ref. S6W-00080

Asked by: Rowley, Alex, Mid Scotland and Fife, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 18 May 2021

"To ask the Scottish Government which suppliers of bicycles will be used to fulfil its policy of providing every child who cannot afford one with a bicycle."

Answered by: Graeme Dey on 1 June 2021

Question ref. S6W-00077

Asked by: Rowley, Alex, Mid Scotland and Fife, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 18 May 2021

"To ask the Scottish Government how much money it has allocated to fulfil its policy to provide a bicycle for children who cannot afford one."

Answered by: Graeme Dey on 1 June 2021

Question ref. S6W-00074

Asked by: Rowley, Alex, Mid Scotland and Fife, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 18 May 2021

"To ask the Scottish Government how its policy of providing a bicycle to every child who cannot afford one will be administered."

Answered by: Graeme Dey on 1 June 2021

Question ref. S5W-35178

Asked by: Rowley, Alex, Mid Scotland and Fife, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 11 February 2021

"To ask the Scottish Government how many long-term unemployed young people have accessed the Fair Start Scotland service."

Answered by: Jamie Hepburn on 19 February 2021

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