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Members of the Scottish Parliament (MSPs)

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Willie Coffey

Scottish National Party

MSP for Kilmarnock and Irvine Valley (Constituency) 2011 - present day

Former MSP for Kilmarnock and Loudoun (Constituency) 2007 - 2011

About Willie Coffey

Contact details

Contact online

Contact at the Scottish Parliament

The Scottish Parliament
Edinburgh
EH99 1SP

Phone: 0131 348 6514
Text relay calls welcome.

Contact at their Constituency

62 John Finnie Street
Kilmarnock
KA1 1BS

Phone: 01563 537300
Text relay calls welcome.

Committees

Cross-party groups

Parliamentary and Government Roles

Willie does not have any parliamentary or government roles

Party Roles

Willie does not have any party roles

Previous roles

Willie has had 17 previous roles

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

21 April 2020 - 04 May 2021

COVID19 Committee

Member

10 September 2019 - 04 May 2021

Economy Energy and Fair Work Committee

Deputy Convener

30 March 2017 - 03 December 2020

Public Audit and Postlegislative Scrutiny Committee

Member

03 September 2019 - 10 September 2019

Economy Energy and Fair Work Committee

Member

06 September 2018 - 03 September 2019

Economy Energy and Fair Work Committee

Substitute Member

29 September 2016 - 03 September 2019

Finance and Constitution Committee

Member

24 May 2018 - 06 September 2018

Economy Jobs and Fair Work Committee

Substitute Member

29 September 2016 - 30 March 2017

Equalities and Human Rights Committee

Member

08 June 2016 - 29 September 2016

Equal Opportunities Committee

Member

08 June 2016 - 29 September 2016

Finance Committee

Member

18 September 2012 - 23 March 2016

European and External Relations Committee

Member

27 November 2014 - 23 March 2016

Local Government and Regeneration Committee

Member

01 June 2011 - 27 November 2014

Public Audit Committee

Member

11 December 2008 - 22 March 2011

Public Audit Committee

Member

26 February 2009 - 20 May 2010

Equal Opportunities Committee

Member

26 June 2008 - 26 February 2009

Equal Opportunities Committee

Substitute Member

13 June 2007 - 10 December 2008

Audit Committee

Member

Register of interests

Willie'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 Willie Coffey. The date of their initial statement was 02 June 2021.

Remuneration and related undertaking

No registrable interests

Gifts

No registrable interests

Overseas visits

No registrable interests

Controlled transactions

No registrable interests

Heritable property

No registrable interests

Interest in shares

No registrable interests

Voluntary

I own a small number of shares in Kilmarnock Football Club.

I was a local authority councillor for East Ayrshire Council. I attended regular council meetings, conducted surgeries and liaised with council officers on behalf of my constituents. I left the Council in 2012.

I am a former employee of Learning and Teaching Scotland, now Education Scotland.

Recent Activity

What was said

What Willie Coffey 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: 19 January 2022

Inequalities and Child Poverty (Kilmarnock and Irvine Valley)

1. Willie Coffey (Kilmarnock and Irvine Valley) (SNP): "To ask the Scottish Government how it is tackling inequalities and child poverty in Kilmarnock and Irvine Valley. (S6O-00634)"

Chamber meeting date: 19 January 2022

Inequalities and Child Poverty (Kilmarnock and Irvine Valley)

1. Willie Coffey (Kilmarnock and Irvine Valley) (SNP): "To ask the Scottish Government how it is tackling inequalities and child poverty in Kilmarnock and Irvine Valley. (S6O-00634)"

Local Government, Housing and Planning Committee meeting date: 18 January 2022

National Planning Framework 4

Willie Coffey (Kilmarnock and Irvine Valley) (SNP): "Good morning to both witnesses. I have a broader question. NPF4 will replace the document “Scottish Planning Policy”, and future frameworks will be a formal part of every local development plan…

Public Audit Committee meeting date: 13 January 2022

Section 22 Report: “The 2020/21 audit of Bòrd na Gàidhlig”

Willie Coffey (Kilmarnock and Irvine Valley) (SNP): "Madainn mhath, a h-uile duine—good morning, everyone. First, I want to say well done to the board. I remember our predecessor committee’s session with Bòrd na Gàidhlig; it was a difficult session for those who were board members at that time…

Public Audit Committee meeting date: 13 January 2022

Section 22 Report: “The 2020/21 audit of NHS Highland”

Willie Coffey: "I have a couple of short questions for Stephen Boyle about leadership and governance, but I want to go back to what Joanne Brown said about the Near Me digital platform…

Votes

How Willie Coffey has voted in Parliament

Find out how Willie Coffey has voted recently.

Motion ref. S6M-02853

Approval of SSI

Submitted by: George Adam, Paisley, Scottish National Party. Date lodged: Tuesday, January 18, 2022

Current status: Taken in the Chamber on Wednesday, January 19, 2022

Result 87 for, 33 against, 0 abstained, 9 no vote

MSP voted for

Vote Passed

Motion ref. S6M-02839.1

Education Failures and Guaranteeing the 2022 Exam Diet

Submitted by: Shirley-Anne Somerville, Dunfermline, Scottish National Party. Date lodged: Tuesday, January 18, 2022

Supported by: Clare Haughey, Jamie Hepburn
Current status: Taken in the Chamber on Wednesday, January 19, 2022

Result 67 for, 54 against, 0 abstained, 8 no vote

MSP voted for

Vote Passed

Motion ref. S6M-02839

Education Failures and Guaranteeing the 2022 Exam Diet

Submitted by: Meghan Gallacher, Central Scotland, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party. Date lodged: Monday, January 17, 2022

Supported by: Sharon Dowey
Current status: Taken in the Chamber on Wednesday, January 19, 2022

Result 67 for, 53 against, 1 abstained, 8 no vote

MSP voted for

Vote Passed

Motion ref. S6M-02852

Approval of SSI

Submitted by: George Adam, Paisley, Scottish National Party. Date lodged: Tuesday, January 18, 2022

Current status: Taken in the Chamber on Wednesday, January 19, 2022

Result 68 for, 53 against, 0 abstained, 8 no vote

MSP voted for

Vote Passed

Motion ref. S6M-02838

Protecting Local Government Funding in Scotland

Submitted by: Miles Briggs, Lothian, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party. Date lodged: Monday, January 17, 2022

Supported by: Sharon Dowey
Current status: Taken in the Chamber on Wednesday, January 19, 2022

Result 65 for, 56 against, 0 abstained, 8 no vote

MSP voted for

Vote Passed

Motions

Written questions

Written questions Willie Coffey 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-04679

Asked by: Coffey, Willie, Kilmarnock and Irvine Valley, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 29 November 2021

"To ask the Scottish Government whether it has considered the request made by osteopaths to be categorised as Allied Health Professions (AHP), in line with the categorisation afforded to the profession in other parts of the UK."

Answered by: Humza Yousaf on 13 December 2021

Question ref. S6W-04678

Asked by: Coffey, Willie, Kilmarnock and Irvine Valley, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 30 November 2021

"To ask the Scottish Government whether it will consider routinely publishing all the data and statistics that it produces with a breakdown by parliamentary constituency, in addition to local authority or NHS board, in order that all elected members representing those constituencies can be fully informed about data trends within the communities they…

Answered by: John Swinney on 9 December 2021

Question ref. S6O-00486

Asked by: Coffey, Willie, Kilmarnock and Irvine Valley, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 24 November 2021

"To ask the Scottish Government what improvements to transport infrastructure are planned for the Kilmarnock and Irvine Valley constituency."

Answered by: Graeme Dey on 2 December 2021

Question ref. S6W-04338

Asked by: Coffey, Willie, Kilmarnock and Irvine Valley, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 15 November 2021

"To ask the Scottish Government whether it has plans to include COVID-19 booster status on a person's vaccination record."

Answered by: Humza Yousaf on 30 November 2021

Question ref. S6W-04291

Asked by: Coffey, Willie, Kilmarnock and Irvine Valley, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 12 November 2021

"To ask the Scottish Government, further to the answer to question S6W-03587 by Humza Yousaf on 8 November 2021, whether hyperbaric treatment is currently being considered by the Scottish Intercollegiate Guidelines Network (SIGN) as a possible treatment, and when a decision will be taken on whether it will be made available to patients."

Answered by: Humza Yousaf on 24 November 2021

Question ref. S6W-03587

Asked by: Coffey, Willie, Kilmarnock and Irvine Valley, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 8 October 2021

"To ask the Scottish Government, in light of some reported evidence of the beneficial effects of hyperbaric treatments, whether it will consider offering these treatments to people diagnosed with long COVID."

Answered by: Humza Yousaf on 8 November 2021

Question ref. S6O-00097

Asked by: Coffey, Willie, Kilmarnock and Irvine Valley, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 25 August 2021

"To ask the Scottish Government whether it will consider establishing a compensation scheme for individuals who have been harmed by sodium valproate."

Answered by: Maree Todd on 2 September 2021

Question ref. S6W-01181

Asked by: Coffey, Willie, Kilmarnock and Irvine Valley, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 2 July 2021

"To ask the Scottish Government whether it will provide an update on progress with establishing a National Care Service and what the impact of such a service would have on people living in the Kilmarnock and Irvine Valley area."

Answered by: Kevin Stewart on 20 July 2021

Question ref. S6W-01180

Asked by: Coffey, Willie, Kilmarnock and Irvine Valley, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 2 July 2021

"To ask the Scottish Government whether it will provide an update on the establishment of a digital fund for small businesses within the Kilmarnock and Irvine Valley area and how that fund will be administered."

Answered by: Kate Forbes on 19 July 2021

Question ref. S6W-01179

Asked by: Coffey, Willie, Kilmarnock and Irvine Valley, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 2 July 2021

"To ask the Scottish Government whether it will provide an update on COVID-19 recovery funding support for town centres within the Kilmarnock and Irvine Valley area."

Answered by: Tom Arthur on 19 July 2021

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