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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

Member

Party Roles

Sharon does not have any party roles

Previous roles

Sharon had 1 previous role

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

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: 16 September 2021

Community Jobs Scotland

Sharon Dowey (South Scotland) (Con): "It is a pleasure to join the debate on behalf of the Scottish Conservatives…

Chamber meeting date: 16 September 2021

Fairer and More Equal Society

Sharon Dowey (South Scotland) (Con): "One of the first steps towards building a fairer and more equal society is to ensure that all children get a fair start in life, no matter where they are born…

Chamber meeting date: 15 September 2021

Remand Prisoners

Sharon Dowey (South Scotland) (Con): "One risk when releasing prisoners from remand is that, all too often, victims are the ones who pay the price. I wrote to the cabinet secretary last week about a family who had previously contacted his office…

Chamber meeting date: 14 September 2021

Covid-19

Sharon Dowey (South Scotland) (Con): "As the First Minister will know, this week, NHS Ayrshire and Arran halved elective surgeries and suspended visiting unless it is essential. Accident and emergency has reached breaking point…

Public Audit Committee meeting date: 9 September 2021

“Improving outcomes for young people through school education”

Sharon Dowey (South Scotland) (Con): "Good morning, Mr Boyle. In its key audit themes report, the session 5 committee expressed its concern that a number of the audit reports had revealed that data and outcomes in relation to key service provision were incomplete or absent…

Votes

How Sharon Dowey has voted in Parliament

Find out how Sharon Dowey has voted recently.

Motion ref. S6M-01248

A Land of Opportunity - Supporting a Fairer and More Equal Society

Submitted by: Shona Robison, Dundee City East, Scottish National Party. Date lodged: Tuesday, September 14, 2021

Supported by: Shirley-Anne Somerville
Current status: Taken in the Chamber on Thursday, September 16, 2021

Result 67 for, 30 against, 20 abstained, 12 no vote

MSP voted against

Vote Passed

Motion ref. S6M-01248.2

A Land of Opportunity - Supporting a Fairer and More Equal Society

Submitted by: Pam Duncan-Glancy, Glasgow, Scottish Labour. Date lodged: Wednesday, September 15, 2021

Supported by: Foysol Choudhury, Paul Sweeney
Current status: Taken in the Chamber on Thursday, September 16, 2021

Result 25 for, 93 against, 0 abstained, 11 no vote

MSP voted against

Vote Defeated

Motion ref. S6M-01248.1

A Land of Opportunity - Supporting a Fairer and More Equal Society

Submitted by: Miles Briggs, Lothian, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party. Date lodged: Wednesday, September 15, 2021

Supported by: Sharon Dowey
Current status: Taken in the Chamber on Thursday, September 16, 2021

Result 33 for, 65 against, 20 abstained, 11 no vote

MSP voted for

Vote Defeated

Motion ref. S6M-01217.2

Return to Normal GP Services

Submitted by: Humza Yousaf, Glasgow Pollok, Scottish National Party. Date lodged: Tuesday, September 14, 2021

Supported by: Kevin Stewart, Maree Todd
Current status: Taken in the Chamber on Wednesday, September 15, 2021

Result 67 for, 56 against, 0 abstained, 6 no vote

MSP voted against

Vote Passed

Motion ref. S6M-01217.1

Return to Normal GP Services

Submitted by: Jackie Baillie, Dumbarton, Scottish Labour. Date lodged: Tuesday, September 14, 2021

Supported by: Paul O'Kane, Paul Sweeney
Current status: Taken in the Chamber on Wednesday, September 15, 2021

Result 56 for, 65 against, 0 abstained, 8 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-02279

Asked by: Dowey, Sharon, South Scotland, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Date Lodged: 16 August 2021

"To ask the Scottish Government what its position is on the future use of rubber granulate as infill in artificial sports pitches."

Answered by: Maree Todd on 13 September 2021

Question ref. S6W-02754

Asked by: Dowey, Sharon, South Scotland, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Date Lodged: 8 September 2021

"To ask the Scottish Government whether it will provide an update on the situation at Tarbolton Moss Landfill Site, and what plans it has to clean up the site."

Awaiting answer

Question ref. S6W-02753

Asked by: Dowey, Sharon, South Scotland, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Date Lodged: 8 September 2021

"To ask the Scottish Government whether it will provide a timetable of operations regarding the fulfilment of SEPA's environmental obligations relating to Tarbolton Moss Landfill Site."

Awaiting answer

Question ref. S6W-02188

Asked by: Dowey, Sharon, South Scotland, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Date Lodged: 11 August 2021

"To ask the Scottish Government whether it will provide an update on the progress of the planned review of the home report, due in 2021, whether the review will include a consultation and, if so, by what date that consultation will open."

Answered by: Shona Robison on 7 September 2021

Question ref. S6W-02557

Asked by: Dowey, Sharon, South Scotland, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Date Lodged: 27 August 2021

"To ask the Scottish Government whether it will provide an update on its plans to introduce proposals for Compulsory Sales Orders."

Answered by: Tom Arthur on 2 September 2021

Question ref. S6W-02198

Asked by: Dowey, Sharon, South Scotland, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Date Lodged: 11 August 2021

"To ask the Scottish Government in light of the Audit Scotland's report, The 2019/20 audit of the Scottish Government Consolidated Accounts, what steps it is taking to ensure that there is greater transparency regarding financial support and public funds provided to private firms such as Glasgow Prestwick Airport."

Answered by: Kate Forbes on 31 August 2021

Question ref. S6W-02554

Asked by: Dowey, Sharon, South Scotland, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Date Lodged: 27 August 2021

"To ask the Scottish Government what number of empty homes were acquired using compulsory purchase orders in (a) 2018-19, (b) 2019-20, (c) 2020-21 and (d) 2021-22, to date."

Awaiting answer

Question ref. S6W-02197

Asked by: Dowey, Sharon, South Scotland, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Date Lodged: 11 August 2021

"To ask the Scottish Government whether it will provide an update on the bidding process for Glasgow Prestwick Airport."

Answered by: Kate Forbes on 26 August 2021

Question ref. S6W-02199

Asked by: Dowey, Sharon, South Scotland, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Date Lodged: 11 August 2021

"To ask the Scottish Government how it will recover the £33.4 million removed from the value of the £43.4 million loan provided to Glasgow Prestwick Airport, as recorded in 2019-20 Transport Scotland annual accounts."

Answered by: Kate Forbes on 26 August 2021

Question ref. S6W-02006

Asked by: Dowey, Sharon, South Scotland, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Date Lodged: 29 July 2021

"To ask the Scottish Government under what circumstances a do-not-resuscitate order can be put in place."

Answered by: Maree Todd on 23 August 2021

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