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Members of the Scottish Parliament (MSPs)

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Alex Rowley

Scottish Labour

MSP for Mid Scotland and Fife (Region) 2017 - present day

Former MSP for Mid Scotland and Fife (Region) 2016 - 2017

Former MSP for Cowdenbeath (Constituency) 2014 - 2016

Independent

Former MSP for Mid Scotland and Fife (Region) 2017 - 2017

About Alex Rowley

Contact details

Contact online

Website: alexrowley.org

Twitter: @alex_rowleymsp

Facebook: Alex's facebook

Contact at the Scottish Parliament

The Scottish Parliament
Edinburgh
EH99 1SP

Phone: 0131 348 6827
Text relay calls welcome.

Contact at their Constituency

Ore Valley Business Centre
93 Main Street
Lochgelly
KY5 9AF

Phone: 01592 786725
Text relay calls welcome.

Find out when the MSP's surgery times are on their website.

Committees

Cross-party groups

Alex is a member of 4 cross-party groups

Cross-Party Group in the Scottish Parliament on Basic Income

Co-Convener

Cross-Party Group in the Scottish Parliament on Funerals and Bereavement

Member

Cross-Party Group in the Scottish Parliament on Housing

Member

Cross-Party Group in the Scottish Parliament on Industrial Communities

Deputy Convener

Parliamentary and Government Roles

Alex does not have any parliamentary or government roles

Party Roles

Alex has 2 party roles

Deputy Party Spokesperson on Constitutional Affairs

Scottish Labour

Party Spokesperson on Brexit

Scottish Labour

Previous roles

Alex has had 15 previous roles

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

21 November 2018 - 04 September 2019

Local Government and Communities Committee

Deputy Convener

04 October 2018 - 02 September 2019

Party Spokesperson on Local Government

Scottish Labour

04 October 2018 - 02 September 2019

Party Spokesperson on Communities

Scottish Labour

15 November 2018 - 21 November 2018

Local Government and Communities Committee

Member

11 January 2018 - 30 October 2018

Environment Climate Change and Land Reform Committee

Member

09 January 2018 - 29 March 2018

Delegated Powers and Law Reform Committee

Substitute Member

25 May 2016 - 15 November 2017

Deputy Party Leader

Scottish Labour

25 May 2016 - 15 November 2017

Party Spokesperson on Communities

Scottish Labour

25 May 2016 - 15 November 2017

Party Spokesperson on Social Security

Scottish Labour

25 May 2016 - 15 November 2017

Party Spokesperson on Equalities

Scottish Labour

14 August 2015 - 23 March 2016

Deputy Party Leader

Scottish Labour

25 February 2014 - 02 September 2015

Local Government and Regeneration Committee

Member

06 January 2015 - 12 May 2015

Deputy Party Spokesperson on Local Government

Scottish Labour

06 January 2015 - 12 May 2015

Deputy Party Spokesperson on Communities

Scottish Labour

25 February 2014 - 08 January 2015

European and External Relations Committee

Member

Register of interests

Alex's register of interests

MSP's 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 Alex Rowley. The date of their initial statement was 09 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 am a member of the trade union Unison.

I am a member of the Fife Council pension scheme.

Recent Activity

What was said

What Alex Rowley 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.

Leigha Collins

Alex Rowley made 1 Contribution to this discussion

Chamber - 29 October 2020

Alex Rowley (Mid Scotland and Fife) (Lab): "The First Minister will recall that I have previously raised the case of my constituent, Leigha Collins, both at First Minister’s questions and with ministers…

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UK Withdrawal from the European Union (Continuity) (Scotland) Bill: Stage 1

Alex Rowley made 1 Contribution to this discussion

Chamber - 29 October 2020

Alex Rowley (Mid Scotland and Fife) (Lab): "I am pleased to be speaking in this stage 1 debate on the UK Withdrawal from the European Union (Continuity) (Scotland) Bill…

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United Kingdom Internal Market Bill

Alex Rowley made 2 Contributions to this discussion

Chamber - 07 October 2020

Alex Rowley (Mid Scotland and Fife) (Lab): "In opening the debate for Labour, I want to make it clear that we will not give consent to the United Kingdom Internal Market Bill…

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Pre-budget Scrutiny 2021-22 and Autumn Budget Revision

Alex Rowley made 3 Contributions to this discussion

Finance and Constitution Committee - 07 October 2020

Alex Rowley (Mid Scotland and Fife) (Lab): "Yes, I will pick up on that point. The cabinet secretary says that it is a pretty fluid situation and she talks about demand-led budgets, but my experience of demand-led budgets is that when they run out, they run out…

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United Kingdom Budget Delay

Alex Rowley made 1 Contribution to this discussion

Chamber - 06 October 2020

Alex Rowley (Mid Scotland and Fife) (Lab): "I very much welcome the fact that the Scottish Government is working with the Administrations in Wales and Northern Ireland. We need to continue to do so…

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Votes

How Alex Rowley has voted in Parliament

Find out how Alex Rowley has voted recently.

Motion ref. S5M-22860.1

Recognising the Importance of Family Caregivers

Submitted by: Donald Cameron, Highlands and Islands, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party. Date lodged: Tuesday, September 29, 2020

Current status: Taken in the Chamber on Wednesday, September 30, 2020

Result 27 for, 92 against, 0 abstained, 10 no vote

MSP voted against

Vote Defeated

Motion ref. S5M-22860.2

Recognising the Importance of Family Caregivers

Submitted by: Jeane Freeman, Carrick, Cumnock and Doon Valley, Scottish National Party. Date lodged: Tuesday, September 29, 2020

Supported by: Joe FitzPatrick, Clare Haughey
Current status: Taken in the Chamber on Wednesday, September 30, 2020

Result 92 for, 27 against, 0 abstained, 10 no vote

MSP voted for

Vote Passed

Motion ref. S5M-22860

Recognising the Importance of Family Caregivers

Submitted by: Monica Lennon, Central Scotland, Scottish Labour. Date lodged: Monday, September 28, 2020

Current status: Taken in the Chamber on Wednesday, September 30, 2020

Result 90 for, 27 against, 0 abstained, 12 no vote

MSP voted for

Vote Passed

Motion ref. S5M-22845

The Social Security Administration and Tribunal Membership (Scotland) Bill

Submitted by: Shirley-Anne Somerville, Dunfermline, Scottish National Party. Date lodged: Monday, September 28, 2020

Supported by: Christina McKelvie
Current status: Taken in the Chamber on Tuesday, September 29, 2020

Result 109 for, 0 against, 0 abstained, 20 no vote

MSP voted for

Vote Passed

Motion ref. S5M-22803

Approval of SSI

Submitted by: Graeme Dey, Angus South, Scottish National Party. Date lodged: Tuesday, September 22, 2020

Current status: Taken in the Chamber on Wednesday, September 23, 2020

Result 108 for, 6 against, 0 abstained, 15 no vote

MSP voted for

Vote Passed

Motions

Motions made by Alex Rowley in Parliament

Find out what motions Alex Rowley has submitted recently.

Motion ref. S5M-22454

LGBT+ Rights Under Threat in Poland

Current status: Has not yet achieved cross-party support

Motion ref. S5M-22411

Disappearances of Birds of Prey Over Driven Grouse Moors

Current status: Has not yet achieved cross-party support

Motion ref. S5M-22415

Crossgates and Mossgreen Community Council Secures Defibrillators

Current status: Has not yet achieved cross-party support

Motion ref. S5M-22060

Funding Secured for Sauchie Resource Centre Extension

Current status: Has not yet achieved cross-party support

Motion ref. S5M-20136

Barbara Boyd from Kelty Raises Awareness of Mouth Cancer

Current status: Has not yet achieved cross-party support

Written questions

Written questions Alex Rowley 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.

S5W-31704 - Answered

09 September 2020

Rowley, Alex: "To ask the Scottish Government, in light of the reported financial problems facing the sector, whether it will provide details of what support it is offering to the coach industry."

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S5W-31409 - Answered

25 August 2020

Rowley, Alex: "To ask the Scottish Government when it will publish its response to the Werritty Review, which examined the effects of grouse moor management on wildlife and the countryside."

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S5O-04515 - Unanswered

19 August 2020

Rowley, Alex: "To ask the Scottish Government how it is working with SMEs to pursue sustainable and ethical economic growth."

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S5O-04483 - Unanswered

05 August 2020

Rowley, Alex: "To ask the Scottish Government what the impact of COVID-19 has been on the availability of workers in the rural economy and tourism sectors. "

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S5W-29667 - Answered

05 June 2020

Rowley, Alex: "To ask the Scottish Government what provision there is for (a) symptomatic and (b) asymptomatic (i) staff and (ii) patients in COVID-19-free sites where cancer diagnostic tests and treatments take place to be tested for the virus."

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