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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 35 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 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 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]

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]

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.

Sustainable Aviation beyond Covid-19

Alex Cole-Hamilton made 1 Contribution to this discussion

Chamber - 16 September 2020

Alex Cole-Hamilton (Edinburgh Western) (LD): "I am very grateful to Colin Smyth of the Labour Party for securing the debate. As a representative for what would normally be Scotland’s busiest airport, I know the immense toll that the virus has had on the sector…

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Decision Time

Alex Cole-Hamilton made 1 Contribution to this discussion

Chamber - 16 September 2020

Alex Cole-Hamilton (Edinburgh Western) (LD): "On a point of order, Presiding Officer. I tried to vote but was unable to. I would have voted no."

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Development of Policy on Handling Harassment Complaints

Alex Cole-Hamilton made 28 Contributions to this discussion

Committee on the Scottish Government Handling of Harassment Complaints - 15 September 2020

Alex Cole-Hamilton (Edinburgh Western) (LD): "Good morning, Sir Peter. Thank you for coming to see us today. You said in response to Alasdair Allan’s questioning that bullying behaviour would punctuate office life in St Andrew’s house…

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Migration and Care Workers

Alex Cole-Hamilton made 1 Contribution to this discussion

Chamber - 15 September 2020

Alex Cole-Hamilton (Edinburgh Western) (LD): "I am grateful to the Government for making time for this very important debate, and I assure it of our support this afternoon…

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Traffic Regulation (East Craigs and Craigmount)

Alex Cole-Hamilton made 1 Contribution to this discussion

Chamber - 10 September 2020

Alex Cole-Hamilton (Edinburgh Western) (LD): "The City of Edinburgh Council is about to use Government spaces for people money to impose sweeping changes on the communities of East Craigs and Craigmount in my constituency, affecting 3,500 homes…

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Votes

Motions

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-31865 - Unanswered

17 September 2020

Cole-Hamilton, Alex: "To ask the Scottish Government what steps it will take to ensure that the Spaces for People programme will be fully evaluated to assess (a) value for money and (b) the programme's impact on (i) communities in general and (ii) disabled people."

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S5W-31866 - Unanswered

17 September 2020

Cole-Hamilton, Alex: "To ask the Scottish Government what lessons it can learn from the roll-out of Spaces for People regarding the need for effective and accessible community consultation, which can be applied to other initiatives."

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S5W-31869 - Unanswered

17 September 2020

Cole-Hamilton, Alex: "To ask the Scottish Government whether it plans to review support for all children with visual impairment from early years to school-leaving age."

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S5W-31893 - Unanswered

17 September 2020

Cole-Hamilton, Alex: "To ask the Scottish Government what restrictions will be in place regarding where parent-led baby and toddler groups can meet to allow them to resume their services."

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S5W-31851 - Unanswered

16 September 2020

Cole-Hamilton, Alex: "To ask the Scottish Government whether people who collect friends and family from the airport who are returning from a country not on the exemption list also need to self-isolate."

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