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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 not a member of any committees

Cross-party groups

Sharon is not a member of any cross-party groups

Parliamentary and Government Roles

Sharon does not have any parliamentary or government roles

Party Roles

Sharon does not have any party roles

Previous roles

Sharon does not have any previous roles

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

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 June 2021

Scots Makar (Appointment)

2. Sharon Dowey (South Scotland) (Con): "To ask the Scottish Government whether it will provide an update on the appointment of the new makar. (S6O-00034)"

Chamber meeting date: 10 June 2021

Estimated Examination Grades (Validation)

5. Sharon Dowey (South Scotland) (Con): "To ask the First Minister what the Scottish Government's response is to reports that, to meet the Scottish Qualifications Authority quality assurance processes, local authorities are validating teachers’ estimated grades using a school’s prior attainment data. (S6F-00078)"

Chamber meeting date: 9 June 2021

Climate Emergency

Sharon Dowey (South Scotland) (Con): "I thank each and every person who voted for the Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party in the south of Scotland, and I thank everyone who helped me in my campaign. I also pay tribute to John Scott, who served in this place for 21 years…

Chamber meeting date: 2 June 2021

Decision Time

Sharon Dowey (South Scotland) (Con): "On a point of order, Presiding Officer. My app did not work either. I would have voted yes."

Chamber meeting date: 13 May 2021

Oaths and Affirmations

Sharon Dowey (South Scotland) (Con): "took the oath."

Votes

How Sharon Dowey has voted in Parliament

Find out how Sharon Dowey has voted recently.

Motion ref. S6M-00382

Mitigating, Tackling and Responding to the Skills Impact of Brexit

Submitted by: Richard Lochhead, Moray, Scottish National Party. Date lodged: Monday, June 14, 2021

Supported by: Tom Arthur, Kate Forbes, Clare Haughey, Jamie Hepburn, Ivan McKee, Shirley-Anne Somerville
Current status: Taken in the Chamber on Wednesday, June 16, 2021

Result 91 for, 29 against, 1 abstained, 8 no vote

MSP voted against

Vote Passed

Motion ref. S6M-00382.3

Mitigating, Tackling and Responding to the Skills Impact of Brexit

Submitted by: Paul Sweeney, Glasgow, Scottish Labour. Date lodged: Tuesday, June 15, 2021

Current status: Taken in the Chamber on Wednesday, June 16, 2021

Result 93 for, 29 against, 0 abstained, 7 no vote

MSP voted against

Vote Passed

Motion ref. S6M-00382.1

Mitigating, Tackling and Responding to the Skills Impact of Brexit

Submitted by: Oliver Mundell, Dumfriesshire, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party. Date lodged: Tuesday, June 15, 2021

Current status: Taken in the Chamber on Wednesday, June 16, 2021

Result 29 for, 73 against, 21 abstained, 6 no vote

MSP voted for

Vote Defeated

Motion ref. S6M-00369.1

Women’s Health

Submitted by: Annie Wells, Glasgow, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party. Date lodged: Monday, June 14, 2021

Current status: Taken in the Chamber on Tuesday, June 15, 2021

Result 33 for, 90 against, 0 abstained, 6 no vote

MSP voted for

Vote Defeated

Motion ref. S6M-00294.2

Justice: Recover, Renew, Transform

Submitted by: Liam McArthur, Orkney Islands, Scottish Liberal Democrats. Date lodged: Wednesday, June 9, 2021

Current status: Taken in the Chamber on Thursday, June 10, 2021

Result 57 for, 58 against, 6 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-00836

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

"To ask the Scottish Government how much additional funding it allocated to each NHS board to help prevent drug-related deaths in each year since 2018-19."

Awaiting answer

Question ref. S6W-00483

Asked by: Dowey, Sharon, South Scotland, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Date Lodged: 7 June 2021

"To ask the Scottish Government whether it will provide a breakdown of (a) Scottish Fire and Rescue Service and (b) Police Scotland response times arriving to accidents on the A77 in each year since 2017-18."

Answered by: Keith Brown on 15 June 2021

Question ref. S6W-00372

Asked by: Dowey, Sharon, South Scotland, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Date Lodged: 2 June 2021

"To ask the Scottish Government how much additional funding it assigned to NHS Ayrshire and Arran to help prevent drug-related deaths in (a) 2018-19, (b) 2019-20 and (c) 2020-21."

Answered by: Angela Constance on 15 June 2021

Question ref. S6W-00393

Asked by: Dowey, Sharon, South Scotland, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Date Lodged: 2 June 2021

"To ask the Scottish Government what preventative action it has taken in South Ayrshire to reduce drug-related crime, in light of reports that the number offences has increased in each year since 2016-17."

Answered by: Keith Brown on 15 June 2021

Question ref. S6W-00457

Asked by: Dowey, Sharon, South Scotland, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Date Lodged: 3 June 2021

"To ask the Scottish Government what steps it is taking to improve work-related outcomes for referrals to the Fair Start Scotland service, and what its response is to reports that 89…

Answered by: Richard Lochhead on 14 June 2021

Question ref. S6W-00394

Asked by: Dowey, Sharon, South Scotland, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Date Lodged: 2 June 2021

"To ask the Scottish Government what additional funding has been provided to the Ayrshire Police Division to help fight drug-related crime, given that the number of drug-related crimes recorded by police in South Ayrshire has increased year on year since 2016/17."

Answered by: Keith Brown on 14 June 2021

Question ref. S6W-00583

Asked by: Dowey, Sharon, South Scotland, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Date Lodged: 10 June 2021

"To ask the Scottish Government how many intensive treatment beds at the Royal Hospital for Children and Young People have been unavailable because of a shortage of nursing staff in each month since January 2021."

Awaiting answer

Question ref. S6W-00584

Asked by: Dowey, Sharon, South Scotland, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Date Lodged: 10 June 2021

"To ask the Scottish Government how it will ensure that women who are pregnant and who have previously experienced (a) miscarriage and (b) the death of a baby (i) shortly after birth and (ii) in infancy can access the Continuity of Carer model as a matter of priority as the scheme is rolled out."

Awaiting answer

Question ref. S6W-00529

Asked by: Dowey, Sharon, South Scotland, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Date Lodged: 9 June 2021

"To ask the Scottish Government how many patients in the NHS Ayrshire and Arran area were discharged when it was not fit to do so in each year since 2017-18."

Awaiting answer

Question ref. S6W-00564

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

"To ask the Scottish Government what action it is taking to reduce water pollution on beaches, in light of a recent survey, which suggested that seven out of the 10 of the UK beaches with the highest samples of E…

Awaiting answer

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