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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

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.

26 November 2020 - 04 May 2021

Economy Energy and Fair Work Committee

Member

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

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: 16 September 2021

Fairer and More Equal Society

Alex Rowley (Mid Scotland and Fife) (Lab): "Right now, more than one in four children in Scotland live in poverty…

Chamber meeting date: 9 September 2021

Public Services

Alex Rowley (Mid Scotland and Fife) (Lab): "We can argue about the impact on public services of failed Tory austerity, the Scottish Government’s failure to workforce plan and Covid. The one thing that is absolutely clear is that many public services are in meltdown across Scotland…

Chamber meeting date: 9 September 2021

Covid-19 Vaccine Certification Scheme

Alex Rowley (Mid Scotland and Fife) (Lab): "I will first make clear my support, and that of my party, for vaccination…

COVID-19 Recovery Committee meeting date: 9 September 2021

Health Protection (Coronavirus) (International Travel) (Scotland) Amendment (No 16) Regulations 2021 (SSI 2021/290)

Alex Rowley (Mid Scotland and Fife) (Lab): "We need to minimise the risk, and the steps that are being taken to do so are correct, but we spoke recently to public health experts who said that if a variant emerges anywhere in the world, it is almost certainly, short of them locking down their borders, going to get into other countries. That being the case, I suppose that my question is about…

Chamber meeting date: 8 September 2021

Mental Health

Alex Rowley (Mid Scotland and Fife) (Lab): "The reality is that societal issues such as poverty have a major impact on children and adolescents. The waiting times for CAMHS in Fife are at an unacceptable level and are rising…

Votes

How Alex Rowley has voted in Parliament

Find out how Alex Rowley 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 abstained

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 abstained

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 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-02672

Asked by: Rowley, Alex, Mid Scotland and Fife, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 8 September 2021

"To ask the Scottish Government whether it collects statistics on the destinations of school leavers from private or fee-paying schools; what the reasons are for its position on this matter, and, if it does not collect such statistics, what its position is on the validity of its data on the inequality gap in education."

Awaiting answer

Question ref. S6W-02578

Asked by: Rowley, Alex, Mid Scotland and Fife, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 31 August 2021

"To ask the Scottish Government whether it will provide support to Fife Health and Social Care Partnership, in light of reports of rising waiting times for the provision of home care packages to people assessed with such a need."

Answered by: Kevin Stewart on 7 September 2021

Question ref. S6W-02061

Asked by: Rowley, Alex, Mid Scotland and Fife, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 12 August 2021

"To ask the Scottish Government what financial support (a) it and (b) Creative Scotland provides to the independent theatre sector, what its response is to concerns by representatives of independent theatres that there are severe inequalities in the sector and an uneven playing field when it comes to government support for theatres, and what action…

Answered by: Jenny Gilruth on 7 September 2021

Question ref. S6W-02662

Asked by: Rowley, Alex, Mid Scotland and Fife, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 3 September 2021

"To ask the Scottish Government what its response is to reports that NHS Forth Valley has the lowest figure in Scotland, at below 60%, for the proportion of people attending A&E who are seen within four hours, and what action it will take to investigate the reasons for this."

Awaiting answer

Question ref. S6W-02214

Asked by: Rowley, Alex, Mid Scotland and Fife, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 13 August 2021

"To ask the Scottish Government what percentage of school leavers have gone to university from (a) state schools and (b) independent schools in each of the last five years."

Answered by: Shirley-Anne Somerville on 31 August 2021

Question ref. S6W-02560

Asked by: Rowley, Alex, Mid Scotland and Fife, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 30 August 2021

"To ask the Scottish Government whether it is considering a vaccine booster programme for the whole population, in light of findings in a recent study of people who are double-vaccinated, showing a decrease in protection from COVID-19 after six months…

Awaiting answer

Question ref. S6W-02347

Asked by: Rowley, Alex, Mid Scotland and Fife, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 26 August 2021

"To ask the Scottish Government what additional budget it has made available to the Crown Office and Procurator Fiscal Service to meet the costs associated with malicious prosecutions in relation to the sale of Rangers Football Club, in light of reports that settlement payments have reached over £30 million."

Awaiting answer

Question ref. S6W-02216

Asked by: Rowley, Alex, Mid Scotland and Fife, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 13 August 2021

"To ask the Scottish Government what percentage of pupils who sat exams in 2021 received the highest grades, broken down by (a) state and (b) independent schools."

Answered by: Shirley-Anne Somerville on 25 August 2021

Question ref. S6W-02215

Asked by: Rowley, Alex, Mid Scotland and Fife, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 13 August 2021

"To ask the Scottish Government whether it will provide details of the 2021 exam grade results, broken down by (a) state and (b) independent schools."

Answered by: Shirley-Anne Somerville on 25 August 2021

Question ref. S6W-02060

Asked by: Rowley, Alex, Mid Scotland and Fife, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 4 August 2021

"To ask the Scottish Government what consideration it has given to using any relevant powers that it has to issue its own bonds to finance capital investment."

Answered by: Kate Forbes on 24 August 2021

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