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Members of the Scottish Parliament (MSPs)

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Sharon Dowey

Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party

MSP for South Scotland (Region) 2021 - present day

About Sharon Dowey

Contact details

Contact online

Contact at the Scottish Parliament

The Scottish Parliament
Edinburgh
EH99 1SP

Phone: 0131 348 6799
Text relay calls welcome.

Committees

Sharon is a member of 2 committees

Cross-party groups

Parliamentary and Government Roles

Sharon has 1 parliamentary and government role

Scottish Commission For Public Audit

Deputy Chair

Party Roles

Sharon does not have any party roles

Previous roles

Sharon has had 2 previous roles

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

24 June 2021 - 01 September 2021

Scottish Commission for Public Audit

Member

17 June 2021 - 23 June 2021

Public Audit Committee

Member

Register of interests

Sharon'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 Sharon Dowey. The date of their initial statement was 26 May 2021.

Remuneration and related undertaking

Until the election I was employed by William Morrison Supermarkets plc (a retailer of Kilwinning Road, Stevenston, KA20 3DE). I worked full time and received remuneration of between £45,001 and £50,000 a year. I handed in my notice on my election and am no longer employed by the company.

Gifts

No registrable interests

Overseas visits

No registrable interests

Controlled transactions

No registrable interests

Heritable property

I own a house in South Ayrshire with a market value of between £200,001 and £250,000.

Interest in shares

No registrable interests

Voluntary

No registrable interests

Recent Activity

What was said

What Sharon Dowey 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 January 2022

Holocaust Memorial Day

Sharon Dowey (South Scotland) (Con): "It is a privilege to speak in today’s Holocaust memorial day debate and to join members in remembering all those who lost their lives in the Holocaust and in genocide since…

Chamber meeting date: 26 January 2022

Budget 2022-23 (Committees’ Pre-budget Scrutiny)

Sharon Dowey (South Scotland) (Con): "I am pleased to speak in the debate on behalf of the Public Audit Committee…

Chamber meeting date: 26 January 2022

Sentencing (Young People)

Sharon Dowey: "The new guideline is misleading in title as it refers to under-25s. People in their 20s are clearly responsible for their actions and should be punished appropriately if they commit a crime…

Chamber meeting date: 26 January 2022

Scottish Fire and Rescue Service (Repairs Backlog)

Sharon Dowey (South Scotland) (Con): "Sorry, Presiding Officer, but my supplementary is for question 4."

Chamber meeting date: 20 January 2022

Culture-led Regeneration of Town Centres

Sharon Dowey (South Scotland) (Con): "In Renfrewshire, spending on culture and heritage decreased by more than a third between 2016 and 2019; Clackmannanshire saw a drop of 27 per cent, and Glasgow saw a drop of 18 per cent…

Votes

How Sharon Dowey has voted in Parliament

Find out how Sharon Dowey has voted recently.

Motion ref. S6M-02949

Budget (Scotland) Bill

Submitted by: Kate Forbes, Skye, Lochaber and Badenoch, Scottish National Party. Date lodged: Tuesday, January 25, 2022

Supported by: Tom Arthur, Richard Lochhead, Ivan McKee, Lorna Slater
Current status: Taken in the Chamber on Thursday, January 27, 2022

Result 69 for, 54 against, 0 abstained, 6 no vote

MSP voted against

Vote Passed

Motion ref. S6M-02949.2

Budget (Scotland) Bill

Submitted by: Daniel Johnson, Edinburgh Southern, Scottish Labour. Date lodged: Wednesday, January 26, 2022

Supported by: Jackie Baillie, Pam Duncan-Glancy, Paul Sweeney
Current status: Taken in the Chamber on Thursday, January 27, 2022

Result 25 for, 98 against, 0 abstained, 6 no vote

MSP voted against

Vote Defeated

Motion ref. S6M-02949.1

Budget (Scotland) Bill

Submitted by: Liz Smith, Mid Scotland and Fife, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party. Date lodged: Wednesday, January 26, 2022

Current status: Taken in the Chamber on Thursday, January 27, 2022

Result 33 for, 88 against, 0 abstained, 8 no vote

MSP voted for

Vote Defeated

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 voted for

Vote Defeated

Motions

Written questions

Written questions Sharon Dowey 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-05988

Asked by: Dowey, Sharon, South Scotland, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Date Lodged: 27 January 2022

"To ask the Scottish Government what public information campaigns it plans to introduce to encourage people to attend cultural events as COVID-19 restrictions are eased."

Awaiting answer

Question ref. S6W-05980

Asked by: Dowey, Sharon, South Scotland, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Date Lodged: 27 January 2022

"To ask the Scottish Government whether it will clarify how the new fire and smoke alarm standards will apply to people who live in (a) independent living flats, (b) sheltered housing complexes that employ an on-site warden and (c) other forms of sheltered housing."

Awaiting answer

Question ref. S6W-05693

Asked by: Dowey, Sharon, South Scotland, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Date Lodged: 26 January 2022

"To ask the Scottish Government whether it anticipates any delay to the planned roll-out of the increased Scottish Child Payment."

Awaiting answer

Question ref. S6W-05694

Asked by: Dowey, Sharon, South Scotland, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Date Lodged: 26 January 2022

"To ask the Scottish Government, regarding the delivery of the increase in the Scottish Child Payment, whether a solution has been found to the "ongoing issue around the preferred technical solution", as referred to in the minutes from the 17th meeting of the Joint Ministerial Working Group on Welfare from November 2021."

Awaiting answer

Question ref. S6W-05691

Asked by: Dowey, Sharon, South Scotland, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Date Lodged: 26 January 2022

"To ask the Scottish Government whether the "ongoing issue around the preferred technical solution", referred to in the minutes from the 17th meeting of the Joint Ministerial Working Group on Welfare from November 2021, will cause any delay to roll-out of the delivery of the increase in the Scottish Child Payment."

Awaiting answer

Question ref. S6W-05692

Asked by: Dowey, Sharon, South Scotland, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Date Lodged: 26 January 2022

"To ask the Scottish Government by what date the roll-out of the increased Scottish Child Payment will be complete."

Awaiting answer

Question ref. S6W-05690

Asked by: Dowey, Sharon, South Scotland, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Date Lodged: 26 January 2022

"To ask the Scottish Government whether a letter of comfort has been provided by the Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) regarding the delivery of the roll-out of the increased Scottish Child Payment, as referred to in the minutes from the 17th meeting of the Joint Ministerial Working Group on Welfare from November 2021."

Awaiting answer

Question ref. S6W-05167

Asked by: Dowey, Sharon, South Scotland, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Date Lodged: 21 December 2021

"To ask the Scottish Government whether it will provide an update on whether COVID-19 booster vaccinations will be registered on the NHS Scotland Covid Status App; what the reasons are for its position on this matter, and, if they will be registered, by what date this will happen."

Answered by: Humza Yousaf on 24 January 2022

Question ref. S6W-05810

Asked by: Dowey, Sharon, South Scotland, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Date Lodged: 20 January 2022

"To ask the Scottish Government whether it will provide an update on the work for the recognition of military qualifications in the civilian sector."

Awaiting answer

Question ref. S6W-05757

Asked by: Dowey, Sharon, South Scotland, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Date Lodged: 20 January 2022

"To ask the Scottish Government what discussions it has had with the victims and stakeholders involved in the Fornethy House abuse case."

Awaiting answer

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