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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

Twitter: @SharonDowey_

Facebook: Sharon's facebook

Contact at the Scottish Parliament

The Scottish Parliament
Edinburgh
EH99 1SP

Phone: 0131 348 6799
Text relay calls welcome.

Contact at local office

18 Wellington Square
Ayr
KA7 1EZ

Phone: 01292 839 130
Text relay calls welcome.

Committees

Sharon is a member of 2 committees

Cross-party groups

Sharon is a member of 11 cross-party groups

Cross-Party Group in the Scottish Parliament on Cancer

Member

Cross-Party Group in the Scottish Parliament on Carers

Member

Cross-Party Group in the Scottish Parliament on Culture and Communities

Member

Cross-Party Group in the Scottish Parliament on Gardening and Horticulture

Member

Cross-Party Group in the Scottish Parliament on Ireland

Member

Cross-Party Group in the Scottish Parliament on Men's Violence Against Women and Children

Member

Cross-Party Group in the Scottish Parliament on Mental Health

Member

Cross-Party Group in the Scottish Parliament on Recreational Boating and Marine Tourism

Member

Cross-Party Group in the Scottish Parliament on Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency

Member

Cross-Party Group in the Scottish Parliament on Towns and Town Centres

Member

Cross-Party Group in the Scottish Parliament on Wood Panel Industry

Member

Parliamentary and Government Roles

Sharon has 1 parliamentary and government role

Scottish Commission For Public Audit

Deputy Chair

Party Roles

Sharon has 3 party roles

Deputy Party Spokesperson on Culture

Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party

Deputy Party Spokesperson on Europe

Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party

Deputy Party Spokesperson on International Development

Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party

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: 5 October 2022

Cost of Living (Tenant Protection) (Scotland) Bill: Stage 2

Sharon Dowey (South Scotland) (Con): "On a point of order, convener. I would have voted yes."

Public Audit Committee meeting date: 29 September 2022

“National Fraud Initiative in Scotland 2022”

Sharon Dowey (South Scotland) (Con): "Good morning. Page 9 of the report provides outcomes and information relating to blue badges…

Public Audit Committee meeting date: 29 September 2022

Section 22 Report: “The 2020/21 audit of the Commissioner for Ethical Standards in Public Life in Scotland”

Sharon Dowey: "Good morning. The submission refers to the existing governance arrangements that the SPCB has in place for office-holders, including the requirement to adhere to a memorandum as well as a suite of strategic engagement documents…

Public Audit Committee meeting date: 22 September 2022

“Scotland’s colleges 2022”

Sharon Dowey (South Scotland) (Con): "Good morning. The briefing notes that the number of students successfully completing their course and achieving a qualification has fallen…

Chamber meeting date: 20 September 2022

Tributes to Her Late Majesty the Queen

Sharon Dowey (South Scotland) (Con): "Her Majesty the Queen has been an inspiration to the United Kingdom and the Commonwealth for 70 years. No monarch in modern history has had such an impact on either their nation or the world…

Votes

How Sharon Dowey has voted in Parliament

Find out how Sharon Dowey has voted recently.

Motion ref. S6 SP Bill 18 Amendment 92

Current status: Taken in the Chamber on Wednesday, October 5, 2022

Result 28 for, 85 against, 0 abstained, 16 no vote

MSP voted for

Vote Defeated

Motion ref. S6 SP Bill 18 Amendment 83

Current status: Taken in the Chamber on Wednesday, October 5, 2022

Result 21 for, 93 against, 0 abstained, 15 no vote

MSP voted against

Vote Defeated

Motion ref. S6 SP Bill 18 Amendment 81

Current status: Taken in the Chamber on Wednesday, October 5, 2022

Result 48 for, 66 against, 0 abstained, 15 no vote

MSP voted for

Vote Defeated

Motion ref. S6 SP Bill 18 Amendment 80

Current status: Taken in the Chamber on Wednesday, October 5, 2022

Result 50 for, 63 against, 0 abstained, 16 no vote

MSP voted for

Vote Defeated

Motion ref. S6 SP Bill 18 Amendment 78

Current status: Taken in the Chamber on Wednesday, October 5, 2022

Result 27 for, 86 against, 0 abstained, 16 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-11176

Asked by: Dowey, Sharon, South Scotland, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Date Lodged: 23 September 2022

"To ask the Scottish Government whether it will provide an update on the situation at Tarbolton Moss Landfill Site; what plans it has to clean up the site, and what negotiations it is having with all relevant stakeholders."

Answered by: Mairi McAllan on 5 October 2022

Question ref. S6W-11289

Asked by: Dowey, Sharon, South Scotland, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Date Lodged: 4 October 2022

"To ask the Scottish Government, further to the answer to question S6W-07194 by Neil Gray on 16 March 2022, whether it will provide an update on the progress of protecting the properties in the care of Historic Environment Scotland that are reportedly being left to “gracefully die”."

Awaiting answer

Question ref. S6W-11283

Asked by: Dowey, Sharon, South Scotland, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Date Lodged: 4 October 2022

"To ask the Scottish Government, further to the answer to question S6W-06933 by Shirley-Anne Somerville on 10 March 2022, whether it will provide updated figures of how many of the (a) laptops and (b) tablets due to be provided to school pupils in (i) South Ayrshire and (ii) East Ayrshire are yet to be delivered."

Awaiting answer

Question ref. S6W-11287

Asked by: Dowey, Sharon, South Scotland, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Date Lodged: 4 October 2022

"To ask the Scottish Government whether it will provide an update on the creation of a fund for public artwork, fulfilling the SNP manifesto commitment, and when it anticipates that this will be in place."

Awaiting answer

Question ref. S6W-11284

Asked by: Dowey, Sharon, South Scotland, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Date Lodged: 4 October 2022

"To ask the Scottish Government whether it will provide a breakdown of its Humanitarian Emergency Fund spending for the last 12 months."

Awaiting answer

Question ref. S6W-11285

Asked by: Dowey, Sharon, South Scotland, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Date Lodged: 4 October 2022

"To ask the Scottish Government, further to the answer to question S6W-08830 by Keith Brown on 8 June 2022, whether it will provide an update on its plans to create a Peace Institute by 2022, and what the (a) location, (b) cost and (c) remit of this body will be."

Awaiting answer

Question ref. S6W-11290

Asked by: Dowey, Sharon, South Scotland, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Date Lodged: 4 October 2022

"To ask the Scottish Government what upgrades to the A77, excluding maintenance works, are planned for 2023."

Awaiting answer

Question ref. S6W-11288

Asked by: Dowey, Sharon, South Scotland, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Date Lodged: 4 October 2022

"To ask the Scottish Government whether it will provide an update on establishing a Percentage for the Arts scheme, and when it anticipates that this will be in place."

Awaiting answer

Question ref. S6W-11286

Asked by: Dowey, Sharon, South Scotland, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Date Lodged: 4 October 2022

"To ask the Scottish Government whether it has determined what support will be given to the Scottish Council on Global Affairs in 2022-23."

Awaiting answer

Question ref. S6W-11262

Asked by: Dowey, Sharon, South Scotland, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Date Lodged: 30 September 2022

"To ask the Scottish Government what discussions it has had with Museums Galleries Scotland regarding the body's decision to pause its small grants programme."

Awaiting answer

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