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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

Twitter: @AlexRowleyFife

Facebook: Alex's facebook

Contact at the Scottish Parliament

The Scottish Parliament
Edinburgh
EH99 1SP

Phone: 0131 348 6827
Text relay calls welcome.

Contact at their Constituency

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

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

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

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 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: 18 January 2022

Retrofitting Buildings for Net Zero

Alex Rowley (Mid Scotland and Fife) (Lab): "This relatively short debate is on what is, for so many, a major issue. The level of fuel poverty in the country is unacceptable and the level of the Government’s ambition to tackle it is equally unacceptable. The debate is also topical…

COVID-19 Recovery Committee meeting date: 13 January 2022

Ministerial Statement

Alex Rowley (Mid Scotland and Fife) (Lab): "I re-emphasise the point that Murdo Fraser has made…

Chamber meeting date: 12 January 2022

Covid-19 Recovery (Meetings with United Kingdom Government)

6. Alex Rowley (Mid Scotland and Fife) (Lab): "To ask the Scottish Government when it last met the United Kingdom Government to discuss the recovery from the Covid-19 pandemic and what the outcome was. (S6O-00597)"

Chamber meeting date: 11 January 2022

Labour Shortages

Alex Rowley (Mid Scotland and Fife) (Lab): "In speaking in the debate, I must first acknowledge the devastating impact of Brexit on the Scottish and UK economies…

COVID-19 Recovery Committee meeting date: 23 December 2021

Public Health (Coronavirus) (International Travel and Operator Liability) (Scotland) Amendment (No 13) Regulations 2021 (SSI 2021/470)

Alex Rowley (Mid Scotland and Fife) (Lab): "What is the Government’s current thinking on self-isolation? I note that, in England, a shorter period of self-isolation with two lateral flow tests has been introduced."

Votes

How Alex Rowley has voted in Parliament

Find out how Alex Rowley has voted recently.

Motion ref. S6M-02895

Transvaginal Mesh Removal (Cost Reimbursement) (Scotland) Bill

Submitted by: Humza Yousaf, Glasgow Pollok, Scottish National Party. Date lodged: Thursday, January 20, 2022

Supported by: Kevin Stewart, Maree Todd
Current status: Taken in the Chamber on Tuesday, January 25, 2022

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

MSP voted for

Vote Passed

Motion ref. S6 SP Bill 3 Amendment 2

Current status: Taken in the Chamber on Tuesday, January 25, 2022

Result 49 for, 67 against, 0 abstained, 13 no vote

MSP not voted

Vote Defeated

Motion ref. S6 SP Bill 3 Amendment 1

Current status: Taken in the Chamber on Tuesday, January 25, 2022

Result 49 for, 67 against, 0 abstained, 13 no vote

MSP not voted

Vote Defeated

Motion ref. S6M-02853

Approval of SSI

Submitted by: George Adam, Paisley, Scottish National Party. Date lodged: Tuesday, January 18, 2022

Current status: Taken in the Chamber on Wednesday, January 19, 2022

Result 87 for, 33 against, 0 abstained, 9 no vote

MSP voted for

Vote Passed

Motion ref. S6M-02839.1

Education Failures and Guaranteeing the 2022 Exam Diet

Submitted by: Shirley-Anne Somerville, Dunfermline, Scottish National Party. Date lodged: Tuesday, January 18, 2022

Supported by: Clare Haughey, Jamie Hepburn
Current status: Taken in the Chamber on Wednesday, January 19, 2022

Result 67 for, 54 against, 0 abstained, 8 no vote

MSP voted against

Vote Passed

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-05873

Asked by: Rowley, Alex, Mid Scotland and Fife, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 25 January 2022

"To ask the Scottish Government what its position is on whether adopting Passivhaus standards for newbuild housing would make a positive contribution to achieving Scotland's climate targets."

Awaiting answer

Question ref. S6W-05871

Asked by: Rowley, Alex, Mid Scotland and Fife, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 25 January 2022

"To ask the Scottish Government for what reasons it has stated that it will not take forward the recommendation of the Climate Assembly to adopt Passivhaus standards for newbuild housing."

Awaiting answer

Question ref. S6W-05877

Asked by: Rowley, Alex, Mid Scotland and Fife, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 25 January 2022

"To ask the Scottish Government how many FTE staff have been employed in the Scottish Fire and Rescue Service in each of the last 14 years."

Awaiting answer

Question ref. S6W-05869

Asked by: Rowley, Alex, Mid Scotland and Fife, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 25 January 2022

"To ask the Scottish Government, further to the ministerial statement on strengthened fire alarm standards on 19 January 2022, whether it will provide detailed clarification of what the implications will be for homeowners who have not complied with the new legislation on interlinked fire alarms by 1 February 2022."

Awaiting answer

Question ref. S6W-05867

Asked by: Rowley, Alex, Mid Scotland and Fife, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 25 January 2022

"To ask the Scottish Government, further to the ministerial statement on strengthened fire alarm standards on 19 January 2022, what estimates it has made of the number of homes that will (a) comply and (b) not comply with the new legislation on interlinked fire alarms by 1 February 2022."

Awaiting answer

Question ref. S6W-05878

Asked by: Rowley, Alex, Mid Scotland and Fife, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 25 January 2022

"To ask the Scottish Government what it is doing to address the reported recruitment issues in the retained fire service, and whether it will list the (a) actions that it has taken and (b) additional resources that it has provided in this regard."

Awaiting answer

Question ref. S6W-05870

Asked by: Rowley, Alex, Mid Scotland and Fife, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 25 January 2022

"To ask the Scottish Government what advice it has received from the Scottish Fire and Rescue Service regarding compliance with the new interlinked fire alarm legislation."

Awaiting answer

Question ref. S6W-05868

Asked by: Rowley, Alex, Mid Scotland and Fife, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 25 January 2022

"To ask the Scottish Government, further to the ministerial statement on strengthened fire alarm standards on 19 January 2022, whether it will provide further details of what it has done to alert the public to the new legislation on interlinked fire alarms."

Awaiting answer

Question ref. S6W-05872

Asked by: Rowley, Alex, Mid Scotland and Fife, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 25 January 2022

"To ask the Scottish Government what its position is on whether adopting Passivhaus standards for newbuild housing would have a positive impact on reducing (a) domestic energy bills and (b) greenhouse gas emissions."

Awaiting answer

Question ref. S6W-05444

Asked by: Rowley, Alex, Mid Scotland and Fife, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 5 January 2022

"To ask the Scottish Government what economic impact assessment it has undertaken on the effect of Brexit on Scottish businesses and jobs."

Answered by: Angus Robertson on 25 January 2022

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