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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

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 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.

Local Government, Housing and Planning Committee meeting date: 14 September 2021

Electoral Arrangements Regulations

Willie Coffey (Kilmarnock and Irvine Valley) (SNP): "Good morning, Karen and Maggie. Welcome to the committee. I will ask a question that does not relate to your authority areas, but I would be pleased to hear your views…

Chamber meeting date: 9 September 2021

River Bank Erosion (Monitoring and Support)

8. Willie Coffey (Kilmarnock and Irvine Valley) (SNP): "To ask the Scottish Government how it monitors the impacts of river bank erosion and what support it provides for those who are affected by the erosion. (S6O-00130)"

Public Audit Committee meeting date: 9 September 2021

“Improving outcomes for young people through school education”

Willie Coffey (Kilmarnock and Irvine Valley) (SNP): "Thank you very much, convener, and good morning again, Auditor General. Could you tell us a little bit more about the response to Covid and the part that remote learning and digital technology played in that…

Local Government, Housing and Planning Committee meeting date: 7 September 2021

Local Government, Housing and Planning

Willie Coffey (Kilmarnock and Irvine Valley) (SNP): "Cabinet secretary, will you share a few words with the committee on the national care service consultation that is taking place…

Public Audit Committee meeting date: 2 September 2021

Audit Scotland Strategic Priorities and Future Work Programme

Willie Coffey (Kilmarnock and Irvine Valley) (SNP): "I was pleased to hear the earlier discussion about the nature of audit work, which is about identifying not just failure but success. Over the years, I have sometimes felt that people are scared to come to this committee."

Votes

How Willie Coffey has voted in Parliament

Find out how Willie Coffey 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 for

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 against

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 for

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 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. 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

Question ref. S6W-01289

Asked by: Coffey, Willie, Kilmarnock and Irvine Valley, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 7 July 2021

"To ask the Scottish Government whether it will provide an update on what progress is being made with abolishing non-residential care charges."

Answered by: Kevin Stewart on 15 July 2021

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

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