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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

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 3 party roles

Party Spokesperson on Connectivity

Scottish Labour

Party Spokesperson on Infrastructure

Scottish Labour

Party Spokesperson on Transport

Scottish Labour

Previous roles

Alex has had 13 previous roles

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

16 November 2020 - 01 March 2021

Party Spokesperson on Jobs and Fair Work

Scottish Labour

16 November 2020 - 01 March 2021

Party Spokesperson on Economy

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 Local Government

Scottish Labour

04 October 2018 - 02 September 2019

Party Spokesperson on Communities

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 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 09 June 2016.

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 March 2021

Covid-19 (Reflections and Next Steps)

Alex Rowley (Mid Scotland and Fife) (Lab): "Will the First Minister get the Government to look at local authority business funding…

Chamber meeting date: 23 March 2021

European Charter of Local Self-Government (Incorporation) (Scotland) Bill

Alex Rowley (Mid Scotland and Fife) (Lab): "First, I acknowledge and congratulate Andy Wightman on introducing this member’s bill and getting it to this stage. I hope that it will be passed today…

Chamber meeting date: 23 March 2021

Tied Pubs (Scotland) Bill

Alex Rowley (Mid Scotland and Fife) (Lab): "I congratulate Neil Bibby and his team for the tremendous amount of work that they have done to get the bill to this stage. I hope that the bill will be passed this evening…

Chamber meeting date: 17 March 2021

Scotland’s Railway

Alex Rowley (Mid Scotland and Fife) (Lab): "I welcome the cabinet secretary’s announcement, which I believe will be widely welcomed by rail users and workers…

Economy, Energy and Fair Work Committee meeting date: 16 March 2021

Covid-19 (Impact on Businesses, Workers and the Economy)

Alex Rowley (Mid Scotland and Fife) (Lab): "I will pick up on a couple of points before talking about fair work. The minister talked about people not being able to find employment with the skill set that they have developed through their college or university place…

Votes

How Alex Rowley has voted in Parliament

Find out how Alex Rowley has voted recently.

Motion ref. S5M-24270

Dogs (Protection of Livestock) (Amendment) (Scotland) Bill

Submitted by: Emma Harper, South Scotland, Scottish National Party. Date lodged: Tuesday, March 2, 2021

Current status: Taken in the Chamber on Wednesday, March 24, 2021

Result 120 for, 0 against, 0 abstained, 9 no vote

MSP voted for

Vote Passed

Motion ref. S5M-24292

Motion of No Confidence

Submitted by: Ruth Davidson, Edinburgh Central, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party. Date lodged: Thursday, March 4, 2021

Supported by: Jeremy Balfour, Bill Bowman, Miles Briggs, Alexander Burnett, Donald Cameron, Jackson Carlaw, Peter Chapman, Maurice Corry, Murdo Fraser, Maurice Golden, Jamie Greene, Jamie Halcro Johnston, Rachael Hamilton, Alison Harris, Liam Kerr, Gordon Lindhurst, Dean Lockhart, Tom Mason, Margaret Mitchell, Edward Mountain, Oliver Mundell, John Scott, Graham Simpson, Liz Smith, Alexander Stewart, Adam Tomkins, Annie Wells, Brian Whittle
Current status: Taken in the Chamber on Tuesday, March 23, 2021

Result 31 for, 65 against, 27 abstained, 6 no vote

MSP abstained

Vote Defeated

Motion ref. S5M-24271

Tied Pubs (Scotland) Bill

Submitted by: Neil Bibby, West Scotland, Scottish Labour. Date lodged: Tuesday, March 2, 2021

Current status: Taken in the Chamber on Tuesday, March 23, 2021

Result 111 for, 0 against, 0 abstained, 18 no vote

MSP voted for

Vote Passed

Motion ref. S5M-24238

European Charter of Local Self-Government (Incorporation) (Scotland) Bill

Submitted by: Andy Wightman, Lothian, Independent. Date lodged: Thursday, February 25, 2021

Current status: Taken in the Chamber on Tuesday, March 23, 2021

Result 114 for, 0 against, 0 abstained, 15 no vote

MSP voted for

Vote Passed

Motion ref. S5M-24396.1

National Mission to Reduce Drug Deaths and Harms

Submitted by: Brian Whittle, South Scotland, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party. Date lodged: Wednesday, March 17, 2021

Supported by: Donald Cameron
Current status: Taken in the Chamber on Thursday, March 18, 2021

Result 43 for, 69 against, 1 abstained, 16 no vote

MSP not voted

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. 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

Question ref. S5W-35176

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

"To ask the Scottish Government how many people it estimates will be in youth employment programmes by (a) April, (b) summer and (c) the end of 2021."

Answered by: Fiona Hyslop on 19 February 2021

Question ref. S5W-35177

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

"To ask the Scottish Government how many people have participated in the Kickstart Scheme in Scotland."

Answered by: Fiona Hyslop on 19 February 2021

Question ref. S5W-34974

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

"To ask the Scottish Government what its response is to concerns that guidance it has issued to local authorities regarding theatres’ eligibility for the grant support for businesses that are in receipt of the Strategic Business Framework Fund support under the Level 4 restrictions is not consistent with the information published on its…

Answered by: Kate Forbes on 16 February 2021

Question ref. S5W-34614

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

"To ask the Scottish Government how many jobs have been created by the Young Person's Guarantee."

Answered by: Fiona Hyslop on 1 February 2021

Question ref. S5W-34612

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

"To ask the Scottish Government how many young people have signed onto the Young Person's Guarantee."

Answered by: Fiona Hyslop on 1 February 2021

Question ref. S5W-34613

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

"To ask the Scottish Government in what sectors the jobs created by the Young Person's Guarantee have been located, broken down by the average rate of pay."

Answered by: Fiona Hyslop on 1 February 2021

Question ref. S5W-34173

Asked by: Rowley, Alex, Mid Scotland and Fife, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 18 December 2020

"To ask the Scottish Government what its position is on the principle of compulsory professional registration for all college staff teaching in FE colleges."

Answered by: Richard Lochhead on 15 January 2021

Question ref. S5W-33686

Asked by: Rowley, Alex, Mid Scotland and Fife, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 2 December 2020

"To ask the Scottish Government what percentage of NHS staff have received the flu vaccination, and how this compares with the same period in 2019, broken down by NHS board."

Answered by: Joe FitzPatrick on 10 December 2020

Question ref. S5W-33143

Asked by: Rowley, Alex, Mid Scotland and Fife, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 10 November 2020

"To ask the Scottish Government for what reason the catering equipment hire sector is not eligible for COVID-19 business (a) support grants and (b) rates relief."

Answered by: Ben Macpherson on 23 November 2020

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