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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 local office

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 18 previous roles

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

17 June 2021 - 01 February 2022

Local Government Housing and Planning Committee

Member

10 September 2019 - 04 May 2021

Economy Energy and Fair Work Committee

Deputy Convener

21 April 2020 - 04 May 2021

COVID19 Committee

Member

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 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.

Public Audit Committee meeting date: 30 June 2022

Section 23 Report: “New vessels for the Clyde and Hebrides: Arrangements to deliver vessels 801 and 802”

Willie Coffey (Kilmarnock and Irvine Valley) (SNP): "Morag McNeill, I hope to get into this issue about quality and the statement in CMAL’s submission that says quite clearly: “CMAL consider that the primary cause of the Vessels’ delay and associated cost overrun is a catastrophic contractor failure between October 2015 and August 2019.” We were beginning to get into that territory during Colin…

Public Audit Committee meeting date: 30 June 2022

Major Capital Projects

Willie Coffey: "Good morning. It is fair to say that this committee has been keenly focused on the capital projects report from year to year…

Public Audit Committee meeting date: 23 June 2022

Section 23 Report: “Social security: Progress on implementing the devolved benefits”

Willie Coffey: "Could you talk to us a wee bit more about the systems development aspect of this…

Public Audit Committee meeting date: 23 June 2022

“Scotland’s economy: supporting businesses through the Covid-19 pandemic”

Willie Coffey (Kilmarnock and Irvine Valley) (SNP): "I will switch the focus of our discussion to look at equalities, societal issues and so on…

Chamber meeting date: 22 June 2022

Retained European Union Law

Willie Coffey (Kilmarnock and Irvine Valley) (SNP): "In the lead-up to the European Union referendum, Brexiteer Tories insisted that they were not seeking a race to the bottom on food, environmental standards and workers’ rights, despite all the evidence to the contrary…

Votes

How Willie Coffey has voted in Parliament

Find out how Willie Coffey has voted recently.

Motion ref. S6M-05254

Business Programme

Submitted by: George Adam, Paisley, Scottish National Party. Date lodged: Tuesday, June 28, 2022

Current status: Taken in the Chamber on Wednesday, June 29, 2022

Result 63 for, 47 against, 0 abstained, 19 no vote

MSP voted for

Vote Passed

Motion ref. S6M-05235.3

Northern Ireland Protocol Bill

Submitted by: Sarah Boyack, Lothian, Scottish Labour. Date lodged: Tuesday, June 28, 2022

Supported by: Paul Sweeney
Current status: Taken in the Chamber on Wednesday, June 29, 2022

Result 85 for, 25 against, 0 abstained, 19 no vote

MSP voted for

Vote Passed

Motion ref. S6M-05254.1

Business Programme

Submitted by: Stephen Kerr, Central Scotland, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party. Date lodged: Wednesday, June 29, 2022

Supported by: Jeremy Balfour, Miles Briggs, Alexander Burnett, Donald Cameron, Jackson Carlaw, Finlay Carson, Sharon Dowey, Russell Findlay, Murdo Fraser, Meghan Gallacher, Maurice Golden, Pam Gosal, Jamie Greene, Dr. Sandesh Gulhane, Jamie Halcro Johnston, Rachael Hamilton, Craig Hoy, Liam Kerr, Dean Lockhart, Douglas Lumsden, Edward Mountain, Oliver Mundell, Douglas Ross, Graham Simpson, Liz Smith, Alexander Stewart, Sue Webber, Annie Wells, Tess White, Brian Whittle
Current status: Taken in the Chamber on Wednesday, June 29, 2022

Result 47 for, 63 against, 0 abstained, 19 no vote

MSP voted against

Vote Defeated

Motion ref. S6M-05154

Fireworks and Pyrotechnic Articles (Scotland) Bill

Submitted by: Ash Regan, Edinburgh Eastern, Scottish National Party. Date lodged: Tuesday, June 21, 2022

Supported by: Keith Brown
Current status: Taken in the Chamber on Wednesday, June 29, 2022

Result 84 for, 0 against, 25 abstained, 20 no vote

MSP voted for

Vote Passed

Motion ref. S6M-05235.2

Northern Ireland Protocol Bill

Submitted by: Donald Cameron, Highlands and Islands, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party. Date lodged: Tuesday, June 28, 2022

Current status: Taken in the Chamber on Wednesday, June 29, 2022

Result 25 for, 85 against, 0 abstained, 19 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. S6W-08407

Asked by: Coffey, Willie, Kilmarnock and Irvine Valley, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 6 May 2022

"To ask the Scottish Government how it supports British Sign Language (BSL) in schools, colleges and universities for people who (a) need an interpreter to assist their learning, (b) may wish to become BSL interpreters and (c) may wish to learn BSL."

Answered by: Jamie Hepburn on 17 May 2022

Question ref. S6W-07351

Asked by: Coffey, Willie, Kilmarnock and Irvine Valley, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 16 March 2022

"To ask the Scottish Government what information it has on the most recent level of housing and community amenities spending per person in Scotland, and how this compares with (a) England and (b) Wales."

Answered by: Shona Robison on 30 March 2022

Question ref. S6W-06894

Asked by: Coffey, Willie, Kilmarnock and Irvine Valley, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 25 February 2022

"To ask the Scottish Government by what date self-referral services for breast screening will be resumed for over 70s, who have previously experienced breast cancer but are outwith the surveillance scan group."

Answered by: Maree Todd on 7 March 2022

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

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