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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

Committees

Willie is a member of 2 committees

Cross-party groups

Willie is not a member of any 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 15 previous roles

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

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

27 November 2014 - 23 March 2016

Local Government and Regeneration Committee

Member

18 September 2012 - 23 March 2016

European and External Relations 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 2016.

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 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.

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

I am a member of the Kilmarnock Football Club Community Engagement Board. I receive no remuneration for this role.

Biography

Overview

I was born and brought up in Kilmarnock and have been involved in politics for almost as long as I've been a supporter of Kilmarnock FC. I've previously worked at local council level and became an MSP in 2007. Outside of football and politics, I'm also interested in Scottish and Irish history.

What motivated you to become an MSP?

My older brother Danny and I both entered politics at a young age. We joined the SNP in our early teens and were elected councillors. He later became a Provost, and in 2007 was selected to contest a seat in the Scottish Parliament. Sadly, he passed away before that, and so I took up the challenge in honour of what he had achieved in his life. I was elected, thanks to the support of the community, and was re-elected in 2011 and 2016, thanks to the great teamwork and effort from a lot of committed people.

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: 24 March 2021

Covid-19 (Recovery of Town Centres)

Willie Coffey (Kilmarnock and Irvine Valley) (SNP): "Further to Liam Kerr’s question, how will the Scottish Government support town centres to recover from the Covid-19 pandemic?"

Chamber meeting date: 23 March 2021

Tied Pubs (Scotland) Bill

Willie Coffey (Kilmarnock and Irvine Valley) (SNP): "To say that the evidence that we heard during consideration of the bill was polarised is putting it mildly, and it is fair to say that committee members were more than a little disappointed with that…

Chamber meeting date: 18 March 2021

Real Living Wage (Public Sector Contracts)

Willie Coffey (Kilmarnock and Irvine Valley) (SNP): "I thank the minister for mentioning green ports as an example of Government support for businesses that pay the real living wage and support fair work first…

COVID-19 Committee meeting date: 18 March 2021

Health Protection (Coronavirus) (Restrictions and Requirements) (Miscellaneous Amendments) (Scotland) (No 2) Regulations 2021 (SSI 2021/117)

Willie Coffey (Kilmarnock and Irvine Valley) (SNP): "I want to thank you, Mike, for all your hard work and service on behalf of the Parliament and the party over many years. I wanted to put my thanks on record…

Chamber meeting date: 16 March 2021

Global Capital Investment Plan

Willie Coffey (Kilmarnock and Irvine Valley) (SNP): "What steps can the Government take to ensure that investments will translate into high-quality jobs for the people of Scotland…

Votes

How Willie Coffey has voted in Parliament

Find out how Willie Coffey has voted recently.

Motion ref. S5M-24270

Dogs (Protection of Livestock) (Amendment) (Scotland) Bill

Submitted by: Emma Harper, South Scotland, Scottish National Party. Date lodged: Tuesday, March 2, 2021

Current status: Taken in the Chamber on Wednesday, March 24, 2021

Result 120 for, 0 against, 0 abstained, 9 no vote

MSP voted for

Vote Passed

Motion ref. S5M-24292

Motion of No Confidence

Submitted by: Ruth Davidson, Edinburgh Central, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party. Date lodged: Thursday, March 4, 2021

Supported by: Jeremy Balfour, Bill Bowman, Miles Briggs, Alexander Burnett, Donald Cameron, Jackson Carlaw, Peter Chapman, Maurice Corry, Murdo Fraser, Maurice Golden, Jamie Greene, Jamie Halcro Johnston, Rachael Hamilton, Alison Harris, Liam Kerr, Gordon Lindhurst, Dean Lockhart, Tom Mason, Margaret Mitchell, Edward Mountain, Oliver Mundell, John Scott, Graham Simpson, Liz Smith, Alexander Stewart, Adam Tomkins, Annie Wells, Brian Whittle
Current status: Taken in the Chamber on Tuesday, March 23, 2021

Result 31 for, 65 against, 27 abstained, 6 no vote

MSP voted against

Vote Defeated

Motion ref. S5M-24271

Tied Pubs (Scotland) Bill

Submitted by: Neil Bibby, West Scotland, Scottish Labour. Date lodged: Tuesday, March 2, 2021

Current status: Taken in the Chamber on Tuesday, March 23, 2021

Result 111 for, 0 against, 0 abstained, 18 no vote

MSP voted for

Vote Passed

Motion ref. S5M-24238

European Charter of Local Self-Government (Incorporation) (Scotland) Bill

Submitted by: Andy Wightman, Lothian, Independent. Date lodged: Thursday, February 25, 2021

Current status: Taken in the Chamber on Tuesday, March 23, 2021

Result 114 for, 0 against, 0 abstained, 15 no vote

MSP voted for

Vote Passed

Motion ref. S5M-24396.1

National Mission to Reduce Drug Deaths and Harms

Submitted by: Brian Whittle, South Scotland, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party. Date lodged: Wednesday, March 17, 2021

Supported by: Donald Cameron
Current status: Taken in the Chamber on Thursday, March 18, 2021

Result 43 for, 69 against, 1 abstained, 16 no vote

MSP voted against

Vote Defeated

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. S5W-35558

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

"To ask the Scottish Government when it expects to see a significant impact on the COVID-19 pandemic-induced backlog of elective surgery activity and a return to pre-COVID-19 levels of hospital waiting times, in light of the recent announcement of a further £60 million investment in waiting times recovery."

Answered by: Jeane Freeman on 11 March 2021

Question ref. S5W-35560

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

"To ask the Scottish Government when COVID-19 testing kits will be supplied to standalone nurseries."

Answered by: Maree Todd on 11 March 2021

Question ref. S5W-34559

Asked by: Coffey, Willie, Kilmarnock and Irvine Valley, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 13 January 2021

"To ask the Scottish Government whether it will regularly report the COVID-19 test positivity rate among supermarket and retail staff compared with the general population, and, if it does not collect this information, whether it will consider doing so…

Answered by: Mairi Gougeon on 22 January 2021

Question ref. S5W-34134

Asked by: Coffey, Willie, Kilmarnock and Irvine Valley, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 17 December 2020

"To ask the Scottish Government when it will publish this year’s Annual Energy Statement."

Answered by: Paul Wheelhouse on 18 December 2020

Question ref. S5O-04766

Asked by: Coffey, Willie, Kilmarnock and Irvine Valley, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 11 November 2020

"To ask the Scottish Government whether it will provide an update on progress at the Office of the Public Guardian with respect to the processing of power of attorney applications."

Answered by: Ash Denham on 18 November 2020

Question ref. S5W-31693

Asked by: Coffey, Willie, Kilmarnock and Irvine Valley, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 9 September 2020

"To ask the Scottish Government, in light of the recent announcement that the culture and heritage sectors are to receive a £59 million funding package to protect jobs and help the industry weather the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic, when access to this funding package will be available; how this is being communicated to local cultural…

Answered by: Fiona Hyslop on 18 September 2020

Question ref. S5W-31213

Asked by: Coffey, Willie, Kilmarnock and Irvine Valley, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 13 August 2020

Awaiting answer

Question ref. S5W-29473

Asked by: Coffey, Willie, Kilmarnock and Irvine Valley, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 28 May 2020

"To ask the Scottish Government when it will publish further details on Scotland’s approach to reviewing the COVID-19 restrictions currently in place."

Answered by: Michael Russell on 28 May 2020

Question ref. S5O-04318

Asked by: Coffey, Willie, Kilmarnock and Irvine Valley, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 18 March 2020

"To ask the Scottish Government whether GPs, nurses and staff at medical practices are being tested for COVID-19, and also carers making home visits."

Answered by: Jeane Freeman on 31 March 2020

Question ref. S5W-27556

Asked by: Coffey, Willie, Kilmarnock and Irvine Valley, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 20 February 2020

"To ask the Scottish Government how much funding the Kilmarnock and Irvine Valley constituency has received from the CashBack for Communities programme since 2008."

Answered by: Humza Yousaf on 5 March 2020

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