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Members of the Scottish Parliament (MSPs)

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Alexander Stewart

Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party

MSP for Mid Scotland and Fife (Region) 2016 - present day

About Alexander Stewart

Contact details

Contact online

Contact at the Scottish Parliament

The Scottish Parliament
Edinburgh
EH99 1SP

Phone: 0131 348 6134
Text relay calls welcome.

Contact at local office

31 Canmore Street
Dunfermline
Fife
KY12 7NU

Phone: 01383 720530
Text relay calls welcome.

Committees

Cross-party groups

Alexander is a member of 9 cross-party groups

Cross-Party Group in the Scottish Parliament on Changing Places Toilets

Member

Cross-Party Group in the Scottish Parliament on Heart and Circulatory Diseases

Co-Convener

Cross-Party Group in the Scottish Parliament on Japan

Deputy Convener

Cross-Party Group in the Scottish Parliament on LGBTI+

Member

Cross-Party Group in the Scottish Parliament on Lung Health

Co-Convener

Cross-Party Group in the Scottish Parliament on Malawi

Co-Convener

Cross-Party Group in the Scottish Parliament on Older People, Age and Ageing

Member

Cross-Party Group in the Scottish Parliament on Scottish Showmen's Guild

Member

Cross-Party Group in the Scottish Parliament on Stroke

Member

Parliamentary and Government Roles

Alexander has 1 parliamentary and government role

Congress Of Local And Regional Authorities Of The Council Of Europe

Member

Party Roles

Alexander has 3 party roles

Deputy Party Spokesperson on Culture

Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party

Deputy Party Spokesperson on External Affairs

Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party

Deputy Party Spokesperson on the Constitution

Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party

Previous roles

Alexander has had 26 previous roles

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

29 June 2023 - 14 March 2024

Constitution Europe External Affairs and Culture Committee

Member

25 May 2022 - 29 June 2023

Standards Procedures and Public Appointments Committee

Member

23 September 2021 - 29 June 2023

Citizen Participation and Public Petitions Committee

Member

21 May 2021 - 28 June 2023

Deputy Party Spokesperson on Equalities

Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party

21 May 2021 - 28 June 2023

Deputy Party Spokesperson on Older People

Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party

20 May 2022 - 28 June 2023

Deputy Party Spokesperson on Just Transition

Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party

20 May 2022 - 28 June 2023

Deputy Party Spokesperson on Employment

Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party

20 May 2022 - 28 June 2023

Deputy Party Spokesperson on Fair Work

Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party

17 June 2021 - 25 May 2022

Equalities Human Rights and Civil Justice Committee

Member

17 June 2021 - 23 September 2021

Standards Procedures and Public Appointments Committee

Member

11 August 2020 - 04 May 2021

Deputy Party Spokesperson on Local Government

Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party

11 August 2020 - 04 May 2021

Deputy Party Spokesperson on Housing

Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party

11 August 2020 - 04 May 2021

Deputy Party Spokesperson on Planning

Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party

20 August 2020 - 04 May 2021

Equalities and Human Rights Committee

Member

20 August 2020 - 04 May 2021

Local Government and Communities Committee

Member

25 February 2020 - 20 August 2020

Standards Procedures and Public Appointments Committee

Member

25 February 2020 - 20 August 2020

Local Government and Communities Committee

Substitute Member

18 February 2020 - 11 August 2020

Deputy Whip

Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party

06 September 2018 - 25 February 2020

Culture Tourism Europe and External Affairs Committee

Member

08 June 2016 - 25 February 2020

Local Government and Communities Committee

Member

03 September 2019 - 18 February 2020

Deputy Party Spokesperson on Local Government

Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party

28 June 2017 - 03 September 2019

Deputy Party Spokesperson on Local Government

Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party

17 May 2018 - 06 September 2018

Culture Tourism Europe and External Relations Committee

Member

08 June 2016 - 17 May 2018

Standards Procedures and Public Appointments Committee

Member

09 March 2017 - 29 June 2017

Justice Committee

Substitute Member

26 May 2016 - 28 June 2017

Deputy Party Spokesperson on Europe and External Relations

Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party

Register of interests

Alexander'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 Alexander Stewart. The date of their initial statement was 27 May 2021.

Remuneration and related undertaking

No registrable interests

Gifts

No registrable interests

Overseas visits

From 4th to 8th July 2022 I visited Munich and Berlin, Germany, as part of a cross-Party delegation from the Scottish Parliament, meeting Parliamentarians, public officials and business representatives, as a guest of the Hanns Seidel Foundation. The costs of the visit, including travel, accommodation, meals and translation services amounted to £1460 and were paid by the Hanns Seidel Foundation (a political research foundation of Munich, Germany). [Registered 2 August 2022]

From 7 October to 13 October 2023 I visited Delhi, India, as part of a delegation of the Cross Party Group on India. The purpose of the visit was to engage with FinTech and Culture organisations and senior politicians within the Indian government. The total costs of the visit, including flights, hotel accommodation, food and transport, amounted to £2,429.96 and were paid by Amit Shah, Director of Flight Path Travel (a tour and travel agency which sells, flights, hotels and tour packages; Office No. 1, Jubilee Business Centre, 211 Kingsbury Road, Kingsbury, London, NW9 8AQ). [Registered 8 November 2023]

Controlled transactions

No registrable interests

Heritable property

No registrable interests

Interest in shares

No registrable interests

Voluntary

I am a trustee of The Trojan Women Project (Registered Scottish Charity) which creates a platform for Syrian refugees to tell their own stories through drama.

[Ceased interest removed from entry: 1 December 2023]

I was awarded the MBE, Member of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire in the Queen’s New Year’s Honours List 2016 and it was presented on 4 July 2016 at the Palace of Holyrood House, Edinburgh.

Until 31 May 2023 I was a member of the 3rd Division, High Constables, City of Perth. [Amended interest 24 May 2023, Ceased interest 24 May 2023]

I am a member of the Order of St John.

[Ceased interest removed from entry: 4 July 2024]

Until December 2022 I was the Honorary President of the Ribbon of Poppies Project. [Registered 11 November 2020; Amended interest 5 March 2024, Ceased interest 5 March 2024]

Recent Activity

What was said

What Alexander Stewart 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: 27 June 2024

Emergency Departments

4. Alexander Stewart (Mid Scotland and Fife) (Con): "To ask the Scottish Government what it is doing to tackle any inappropriate care and overcrowding in national health service emergency departments. (S6O-03648)"

Chamber meeting date: 27 June 2024

Action Mesothelioma Day 2024

Alexander Stewart (Mid Scotland and Fife) (Con): "I am pleased to speak in the debate, which marks action mesothelioma day 2024, and I thank Marie McNair for bringing this important members’ business debate to the chamber once again, for the third year in a row…

Chamber meeting date: 26 June 2024

International Development Fund (Malawi Emergency Medical Projects)

Alexander Stewart (Mid Scotland and Fife) (Con): "Following Covid and the world’s worst cholera epidemic in 20 years, the emergency medical service in Malawi requires—now more than ever—that robust and resilient emergency systems be in place…

Chamber meeting date: 25 June 2024

Circular Economy (Scotland) Bill: Stage 3

Alexander Stewart (Mid Scotland and Fife) (Con): "On a point of order, Presiding Officer. My app would not connect. I would have voted yes."

Constitution, Europe, External Affairs and Culture Committee meeting date: 20 June 2024

Review of the EU-UK Trade and Co-operation Agreement

Alexander Stewart (Mid Scotland and Fife) (Con): "Thank you, convener, and good morning, cabinet secretary. In your opening statement, you touched on the challenges that are faced…

Votes

How Alexander Stewart has voted in Parliament

Find out how Alexander Stewart has voted recently.

Motion ref. S6M-13759.3

Scottish Government Priorities: Tackling the Climate Emergency

Submitted by: Douglas Lumsden, North East Scotland, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party. Date lodged: Tuesday, June 25, 2024

Current status: Taken in the Chamber on Wednesday, June 26, 2024

Result 50 for, 68 against, 0 abstained, 11 did not vote

MSP voted for

Vote Defeated

Motion ref. S6M-13757

Circular Economy (Scotland) Bill

Submitted by: Gillian Martin, Aberdeenshire East, Scottish National Party. Date lodged: Monday, June 24, 2024

Supported by: Màiri McAllan
Current status: Taken in the Chamber on Wednesday, June 26, 2024

Result 116 for, 0 against, 0 abstained, 13 did not vote

MSP voted for

Vote Passed

Motion ref. S6M-13792

Approval of SSI

Submitted by: Jamie Hepburn, Cumbernauld and Kilsyth, Scottish National Party. Date lodged: Tuesday, June 25, 2024

Current status: Taken in the Chamber on Wednesday, June 26, 2024

Result 68 for, 0 against, 46 abstained, 15 did not vote

MSP abstained

Vote Passed

Motion ref. S6M-13759.2

Scottish Government Priorities: Tackling the Climate Emergency

Submitted by: Sarah Boyack, Lothian, Scottish Labour. Date lodged: Tuesday, June 25, 2024

Current status: Taken in the Chamber on Wednesday, June 26, 2024

Result 58 for, 59 against, 0 abstained, 12 did not vote

MSP voted for

Vote Defeated

Motion ref. S6M-13759.1

Scottish Government Priorities: Tackling the Climate Emergency

Submitted by: Patrick Harvie, Glasgow, Scottish Green Party. Date lodged: Tuesday, June 25, 2024

Supported by: Mark Ruskell
Current status: Taken in the Chamber on Wednesday, June 26, 2024

Result 8 for, 108 against, 0 abstained, 13 did not vote

MSP voted against

Vote Defeated

Motions

Questions

Questions Alexander Stewart has asked

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

Question ref. S6W-28301

Asked by: Stewart, Alexander, Mid Scotland and Fife, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Date Lodged: 21 June 2024

"To ask the Scottish Government, in light of reports that the Scottish Fire and Rescue Service spent almost £750,000 on a fleet of state-of-the-art vehicles designed to tackle wildfires that reportedly remain in storage a year after delivery due to technical issues, what due diligence was carried out before this money was spent on vehicles…

Answered by Siobhian Brown on 2 July 2024

Question ref. S6O-03648

Asked by: Stewart, Alexander, Mid Scotland and Fife, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Date Lodged: 19 June 2024

"To ask the Scottish Government what it is doing to tackle any inappropriate care and overcrowding in NHS emergency departments."

Taken in the Chamber on 27 June 2024

Question ref. S6W-28095

Asked by: Stewart, Alexander, Mid Scotland and Fife, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Date Lodged: 10 June 2024

"To ask the Scottish Government, in light of Public Petition PE2101, what its plans are for providing all primary and secondary schools with automated external defibrillators."

Answered by Jenni Minto on 18 June 2024

Question ref. S6W-28056

Asked by: Stewart, Alexander, Mid Scotland and Fife, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Date Lodged: 6 June 2024

"To ask the Scottish Government how it is supporting small businesses to meet any potential costs associated with compliance with the requirements of Low Emission Zones."

Answered by Fiona Hyslop on 12 June 2024

Question ref. S6O-03470

Asked by: Stewart, Alexander, Mid Scotland and Fife, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Date Lodged: 15 May 2024

"To ask the Scottish Government whether it will provide an update on what work it has undertaken to prepare for the introduction of low emission zones in Edinburgh, Aberdeen and Dundee."

Taken in the Chamber on 23 May 2024

Question ref. S6O-03424

Asked by: Stewart, Alexander, Mid Scotland and Fife, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Date Lodged: 8 May 2024

"To ask the Scottish Government how it can ensure that the public has confidence in the arts and culture sector."

Taken in the Chamber on 15 May 2024

Question ref. S6F-03103

Asked by: Stewart, Alexander, Mid Scotland and Fife, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Date Lodged: 7 May 2024

"To ask the First Minister what the Scottish Government's response is to reports that Scotland has the highest suicide rate in the UK, with young men being three times more likely to die than women."

Taken in the Chamber on 9 May 2024

Question ref. S6O-03403

Asked by: Stewart, Alexander, Mid Scotland and Fife, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Date Lodged: 1 May 2024

"To ask the Scottish Government what steps it is taking to ensure good dental care provision for older people in care settings."

Taken in the Chamber on 8 May 2024

Question ref. S6W-26916

Asked by: Stewart, Alexander, Mid Scotland and Fife, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Date Lodged: 25 April 2024

"To ask the Scottish Government what discussions it has had with the Scottish Public Services Ombudsman (SPSO) regarding how it makes use of section 16 of the Scottish Public Services Ombudsman Act 2002, in order to keep the Scottish Parliament informed of cases where public organisations have failed to comply with the SPSO's recommendations as…

Answered by Siobhian Brown on 1 May 2024

Question ref. S6O-03362

Asked by: Stewart, Alexander, Mid Scotland and Fife, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Date Lodged: 24 April 2024

"To ask the Scottish Government what impact it anticipates its recent announcement on changes to its net zero targets will have on the development of a green economy."

Taken in the Chamber on 1 May 2024

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