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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 25 previous roles

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

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

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]

Until 31 May 2023 I was the Vice Moderator of the Society of the High Constables of the City of Perth for 2022 – 2024. [Registered 7 June 2022, Amended interest 24 May 2023, Ceased interest 24 May 2023]

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 am the Honorary President of the Ribbon of Poppies Project. [Registered 11 November 2020]

I am a member of the Order of St John.

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.

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.

Constitution, Europe, External Affairs and Culture Committee meeting date: 8 February 2024

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

Alexander Stewart (Mid Scotland and Fife) (Con): "Thank you very much for your frankness and honesty so far this morning…

Chamber meeting date: 7 February 2024

Social Security (Investment)

Alexander Stewart (Mid Scotland and Fife) (Con): "I am pleased to be able to contribute to the debate on behalf of the Scottish Conservatives and I will support the amendment in the name of Jeremy Balfour…

Constitution, Europe, External Affairs and Culture Committee meeting date: 1 February 2024

National Outcomes

Alexander Stewart (Mid Scotland and Fife) (Con): "Good morning, Mr Wishart. It is good to see you. I will touch on intergovernmental co-operation. It is good to see that there seem to be positive links…

Chamber meeting date: 31 January 2024

Robert Burns (Promotion)

Alexander Stewart (Mid Scotland and Fife) (Con): "The annual report on Scotland’s international network states that the Scottish Government’s international offices work to promote Scotland’s international profile through things such as holding events on St Andrew’s day or for Burns night…

Chamber meeting date: 31 January 2024

HMP and YOI Polmont (Adult Male Prisoners)

6. Alexander Stewart (Mid Scotland and Fife) (Con): "To ask the Scottish Government, in light of reports that the housing of adult male prisoners at HMP and YOI Polmont is being considered, what its position is on whether such an announcement should be made to the Parliament. (S6O-03035)"

Votes

How Alexander Stewart has voted in Parliament

Find out how Alexander Stewart has voted recently.

Motion ref. S6M-12252

Scottish Rate Resolution

Submitted by: Shona Robison, Dundee City East, Scottish National Party. Date lodged: Tuesday, February 20, 2024

Supported by: George Adam, Tom Arthur, Joe FitzPatrick
Current status: Taken in the Chamber on Thursday, February 22, 2024

Result 62 for, 54 against, 0 abstained, 13 did not vote

MSP voted against

Vote Passed

Motion ref. S6M-12248

Regulation of Legal Services (Scotland) Bill

Submitted by: Siobhian Brown, Ayr, Scottish National Party. Date lodged: Tuesday, February 20, 2024

Supported by: Angela Constance
Current status: Taken in the Chamber on Thursday, February 22, 2024

Result 62 for, 29 against, 25 abstained, 13 did not vote

MSP voted against

Vote Passed

Motion ref. S6M-12215

Crisis in NHS Dentistry

Submitted by: Willie Rennie, North East Fife, Scottish Liberal Democrats. Date lodged: Monday, February 19, 2024

Current status: Taken in the Chamber on Wednesday, February 21, 2024

Result 84 for, 32 against, 0 abstained, 13 did not vote

MSP voted against

Vote Passed

Motion ref. S6M-12215.1

Crisis in NHS Dentistry

Submitted by: Paul Sweeney, Glasgow, Scottish Labour. Date lodged: Tuesday, February 20, 2024

Supported by: Carol Mochan
Current status: Taken in the Chamber on Wednesday, February 21, 2024

Result 85 for, 31 against, 0 abstained, 13 did not vote

MSP voted against

Vote Passed

Motion ref. S6M-12214

Improving Access to Primary Care

Submitted by: Alex Cole-Hamilton, Edinburgh Western, Scottish Liberal Democrats. Date lodged: Monday, February 19, 2024

Current status: Taken in the Chamber on Wednesday, February 21, 2024

Result 63 for, 53 against, 0 abstained, 13 did not vote

MSP voted against

Vote Passed

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-25500

Asked by: Stewart, Alexander, Mid Scotland and Fife, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Date Lodged: 16 February 2024

"To ask the Scottish Government, following the recent publication of data by the British Heart Foundation, which reportedly highlights significant issues in Scotland’s cardiology services for both outpatient appointments and echocardiograms and suggests that performance against waiting time targets is the worst on record, what urgent measures…

Answer expected on 15 March 2024

Question ref. S6W-24641

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

"To ask the Scottish Government, further to NHS Fife reiterating its commitment, in August 2023, to the development of two new purpose-built Community Health and Wellbeing Centres in Kincardine, in addition to Lochgelly, with plans having been developed over a number of years with its partners and local communities, and in light of the current…

Answered by Michael Matheson on 31 January 2024

Question ref. S6O-03035

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

"To ask the Scottish Government, in light of reports that the housing of adult male prisoners at HMP & YOI Polmont is being considered, what its position is on whether such an announcement should be made to the Parliament."

Taken in the Chamber on 31 January 2024

Question ref. S6W-24569

Asked by: Stewart, Alexander, Mid Scotland and Fife, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Date Lodged: 17 January 2024

"To ask the Scottish Government how many online clicks its paper, Our marine sector in an independent Scotland, received in its first month following publication, broken down by (a) main paper, (b) easy read version, (c) each individual language version and (d) audio version."

Answered by Jamie Hepburn on 24 January 2024

Question ref. S6W-24447

Asked by: Stewart, Alexander, Mid Scotland and Fife, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Date Lodged: 11 January 2024

"To ask the Scottish Government what measures it (a) has and (b) will put in place to make the public aware that vehicle idling is an offence, under the Road Traffic (Vehicle Emissions) (Fixed Penalty) (Scotland) Regulations 2003."

Answered by Mairi McAllan on 19 January 2024

Question ref. S6F-02717

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

"To ask the First Minister what the Scottish Government’s response is to reports that Scotland has among the worst survival rates for some of the most serious cancers."

Taken in the Chamber on 18 January 2024

Question ref. S6W-24118

Asked by: Stewart, Alexander, Mid Scotland and Fife, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Date Lodged: 20 December 2023

"To ask the Scottish Government, further to the answer to question S6W-23695 by Paul McLennan on 19 December 2023, whether it will provide the information requested regarding for what reason there is reportedly no requirement for people selling properties to demonstrate that any boiler present in a property has been serviced before the sale of the…

Answered by Paul McLennan on 12 January 2024

Question ref. S6W-23839

Asked by: Stewart, Alexander, Mid Scotland and Fife, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Date Lodged: 13 December 2023

"To ask the Scottish Government what action it is taking to ensure that patients in the NHS Forth Valley area have access to assessments for attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), and what the waiting time currently is for ADHD assessments to be carried out by NHS Forth Valley."

Answered by Maree Todd on 5 January 2024

Question ref. S6W-23695

Asked by: Stewart, Alexander, Mid Scotland and Fife, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Date Lodged: 7 December 2023

"To ask the Scottish Government for what reason there is reportedly no requirement for people selling properties to demonstrate that any boiler present in a property has been serviced before the sale of the property concludes."

Answered by Paul McLennan on 19 December 2023

Question ref. S6O-02917

Asked by: Stewart, Alexander, Mid Scotland and Fife, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Date Lodged: 13 December 2023

"To ask the Scottish Government what discussions the housing minister has had with ministerial colleagues regarding any impact on the availability of housing through the private rented sector of its energy efficiency reforms."

Taken in the Chamber on 21 December 2023

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