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Members of the Scottish Parliament (MSPs)

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Alex Cole-Hamilton

Scottish Liberal Democrats

MSP for Edinburgh Western (Constituency) 2016 - present day

About Alex Cole-Hamilton

Contact details

Contact at the Scottish Parliament

The Scottish Parliament
Edinburgh
EH99 1SP

Phone: 0131 348 5821
Text relay calls welcome.

Contact at their Constituency

151 St John's Road
Corstorphine
Edinburgh
EH12 7SD

Phone: 0131 334 1814
Text relay calls welcome.

Committees

Cross-party groups

Alex is a member of 36 cross-party groups

Cross-Party Group in the Scottish Parliament on Accident Prevention and Safety Awareness

Member

Cross-Party Group in the Scottish Parliament on Animal Welfare

Member

Cross-Party Group in the Scottish Parliament on Arthritis and Musculoskeletal Conditions

Member

Cross-Party Group in the Scottish Parliament on Autism

Member

Cross-Party Group in the Scottish Parliament on Carers

Member

Cross-Party Group in the Scottish Parliament on Children and Young People

Co-Convener

Cross-Party Group in the Scottish Parliament on Consumer Protection for Home Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy

Member

Cross-Party Group in the Scottish Parliament on Dementia

Member

Cross-Party Group in the Scottish Parliament on Diabetes

Member

Cross-Party Group in the Scottish Parliament on Disability

Member

Cross-Party Group in the Scottish Parliament on End of Life Choices

Member

Cross-Party Group in the Scottish Parliament on Epilepsy

Member

Cross-Party Group in the Scottish Parliament on Fair Trade

Member

Cross-Party Group in the Scottish Parliament on Families Affected by Imprisonment

Member

Cross-Party Group in the Scottish Parliament on Freedom of Religion or Belief

Member

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

Member

Cross-Party Group in the Scottish Parliament on Govanhill

Member

Cross-Party Group in the Scottish Parliament on Health Inequalities

Member

Cross-Party Group in the Scottish Parliament on Housing

Member

Cross-Party Group in the Scottish Parliament on Improving Scotland’s Health: 2021 and Beyond

Member

Cross-Party Group in the Scottish Parliament on Learning Disability

Member

Cross-Party Group in the Scottish Parliament on LGBTI+

Member

Cross-Party Group in the Scottish Parliament on Life Sciences

Member

Cross-Party Group in the Scottish Parliament on Malawi

Member

Cross-Party Group in the Scottish Parliament on Mental Health

Member

Cross-Party Group in the Scottish Parliament on Palliative Care

Member

Cross-Party Group in the Scottish Parliament on Prevention and Healing of Adverse Childhood Experiences

Deputy Convener

Cross-Party Group in the Scottish Parliament on Rare, Genetic and Undiagnosed Conditions

Member

Cross-Party Group in the Scottish Parliament on Russia

Co-Convener

Cross-Party Group in the Scottish Parliament on Sexual Health and Blood Borne Viruses

Co-Convener

Cross-Party Group in the Scottish Parliament on Social Enterprise

Member

Cross-Party Group in the Scottish Parliament on Social Science

Member

Cross-Party Group in the Scottish Parliament on Tackling Islamophobia

Deputy Convener

Cross-Party Group in the Scottish Parliament on Volunteering

Convener

Cross-Party Group in the Scottish Parliament on WASPI

Member

Cross-Party Group in the Scottish Parliament on Women's Health

Member

Parliamentary and Government Roles

Alex does not have any parliamentary or government roles

Party Roles

Alex has 1 party role

Party Spokesperson on Health

Scottish Liberal Democrats

Previous roles

Alex has had 2 previous roles

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

16 June 2016 - 29 September 2016

Equal Opportunities Committee

Deputy Convener

08 June 2016 - 16 June 2016

Equal Opportunities 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 Cole-Hamilton. The date of their initial statement was 01 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

I own a flat in Edinburgh with an estimated market value of between £150,001 and £200,000 for which I receive a gross income of between £5,001 and £10,000 per annum. The flat is let under a private social housing tenancy.

Until 1 October 2016 I owned a flat in Edinburgh with an estimated market value of between £200,001 and £250,000 for which I received a gross income of between £10,001 and £15,000 per annum. [Amended interest 17 August 2017]

I own a rental property in Edinburgh which is let through online holiday property website Airbnb and yields a gross annual income of between £5,001 and £10,000 per annum. [Registered 17 August 2017]

Interest in shares

No registrable interests

Voluntary

I was formerly a Convener and Director of Together (Scottish Alliance for Children’s Rights).

Recent Activity

What was said

What Alex Cole-Hamilton 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.

Covid-19

Alex Cole-Hamilton made 1 Contribution to this discussion

Chamber - 24 November 2020

Alex Cole-Hamilton (Edinburgh Western) (LD): "The balanced and proportionate enforcement of travel restrictions by Police Scotland is vital to ensuring compliance with the restrictions. That duty is Police Scotland’s and only Police Scotland’s…

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Supply and Demand for Medicines

Alex Cole-Hamilton made 1 Contribution to this discussion

Chamber - 24 November 2020

Alex Cole-Hamilton (Edinburgh Western) (LD): "I start by sharing the concern that has been expressed by other committee members at the very late hour and the contemptuous nature of the Government’s response to our inquiry, and particularly the suggestion that we have indulged in mission creep…

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Period Products (Free Provision) (Scotland) Bill

Alex Cole-Hamilton made 1 Contribution to this discussion

Chamber - 24 November 2020

Alex Cole-Hamilton (Edinburgh Western) (LD): "I will start on a personal note. Monica Lennon and I entered the Parliament on the same day, and we have had many of the same jobs…

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Edinburgh Zoo (Financial Support)

Alex Cole-Hamilton made 1 Contribution to this discussion

Chamber - 19 November 2020

Alex Cole-Hamilton (Edinburgh Western) (LD): "The Royal Zoological Society of Scotland has signalled that a number of its staff have entered the redundancy process…

Covid Vaccine

Alex Cole-Hamilton made 1 Contribution to this discussion

Chamber - 19 November 2020

Alex Cole-Hamilton (Edinburgh Western) (LD): "The cabinet secretary’s statement is very welcome and offers much-needed hope. However, although the statement was 1,700 words long, only four of those words covered the national booking service that will administer delivery to everyone from phase 2…

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Votes

How Alex Cole-Hamilton has voted in Parliament

Find out how Alex Cole-Hamilton 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 Cole-Hamilton in Parliament

Find out what motions Alex Cole-Hamilton has submitted recently.

Motion ref. S5M-23402

Anti-bullying Week 2020

Current status: Has not yet achieved cross-party support

Motion ref. S5M-23390

Choose Psychiatry Campaign

Current status: Has not yet achieved cross-party support

Motion ref. S5M-23325

Edinburgh's Christmas Goes Virtual

Current status: Has not yet achieved cross-party support

Motion ref. S5M-23260

Margaret Winter Celebrates 40 Years at the Scottish Canoe Association

Current status: Has not yet achieved cross-party support

Motion ref. S5M-23172

The Warmer Homes Scotland Fuel Poverty Scheme

Current status: Has not yet achieved cross-party support

Written questions

Written questions Alex Cole-Hamilton 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-33512 - Unanswered

24 November 2020

Cole-Hamilton, Alex: "To ask the Scottish Government how many (a) pupils and (b) teachers have contracted COVID-19 in schools in each month since August 2020."

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S5W-33444 - Unanswered

23 November 2020

Cole-Hamilton, Alex: "To ask the Scottish Government whether travelling to an Alcoholics Anonymous meeting in an area within a different COVID-19 protection level would be allowed under the current travel regulations."

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S5W-33430 - Unanswered

20 November 2020

Cole-Hamilton, Alex: "To ask the Scottish Government, further to the answer to question S5W-27003 by Jeane Freeman on 19 February 2020, whether it will provide this information regarding the number of sepsis diagnoses for (a) the 2019 calendar year and (b) each month of 2020."

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S5W-33400 - Unanswered

20 November 2020

Cole-Hamilton, Alex: "To ask the Scottish Government for what reason there can be a variance between NHS boards on the visiting or attendance rights of the partners of women in labour when these areas are under the same COVID-19 restrictions level."

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S5W-33401 - Unanswered

19 November 2020

Cole-Hamilton, Alex: "To ask the Scottish Government whether dentists, hygienists and dental nurses who are qualified in administering injections will support the implementation of the COVID-19 vaccination programme."

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