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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 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

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 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

[Ceased interest removed from entry: 17 December 2020]

I previously owned a flat in Edinburgh with an estimated market value of between £150,001 and £200,000 for which I received a gross income of between £5,001 and £10,000 per annum. The flat was let under a private social housing tenancy. [Amended interest 8 December 2020, Ceased interest 8 December 2020]

I previously owned a rental property in Edinburgh which was let through online holiday property website Airbnb and yielded a gross annual income of between £5,001 and £10,000. [Registered 17 August 2017, Amended interest, Ceased interest 8 December 2020]

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.

Chamber meeting date: 21 January 2021

Covid-19 Restrictions (Enforcement by Police Scotland)

6. Alex Cole-Hamilton (Edinburgh Western) (LD): "To ask the Scottish Government whether it will provide an update on Police Scotland’s enforcement of the current Covid-19 restrictions. (S5O-04942)"

Chamber meeting date: 21 January 2021

Queensferry Crossing (Closures)

Alex Cole-Hamilton (Edinburgh Western) (LD): "I was told in a helpful briefing from Transport Scotland that the reason why Kincardine was favoured this morning is that it takes five hours to put in place the contraflow, signage and road changes that would be required to open up the Forth road bridge as a resilience measure. Given that the censors on the bridge have warned of ice accretion on…

Chamber meeting date: 20 January 2021

Drugs Policy

Alex Cole-Hamilton (Edinburgh Western) (LD): "By rights, we should not be here today. The statement could have been given, and its actions promised, in any one of the 14 years in which the Scottish National Party has been in Government…

Chamber meeting date: 20 January 2021

Health and Care Workforce

Alex Cole-Hamilton (Edinburgh Western) (LD): "I am grateful to the Scottish Labour Party for making time for the debate this afternoon…

Chamber meeting date: 19 January 2021

Royal Hospital for Children and Young People

2. Alex Cole-Hamilton (Edinburgh Western) (LD): "To ask the Scottish Government when the opening of the Royal hospital for children and young people will be completed. (S5T-02619)"

Votes

How Alex Cole-Hamilton has voted in Parliament

Find out how Alex Cole-Hamilton has voted recently.

Motion ref. S5M-23903

Approval of SSI

Submitted by: Graeme Dey, Angus South, Scottish National Party. Date lodged: Tuesday, January 19, 2021

Current status: Taken in the Chamber on Wednesday, January 20, 2021

Result 100 for, 1 against, 21 abstained, 7 no vote

MSP voted for

Vote Passed

Motion ref. S5M-23910

Approval of SSI

Submitted by: Graeme Dey, Angus South, Scottish National Party. Date lodged: Tuesday, January 19, 2021

Current status: Taken in the Chamber on Wednesday, January 20, 2021

Result 118 for, 1 against, 2 abstained, 8 no vote

MSP voted for

Vote Passed

Motion ref. S5M-23911

Approval of SSI

Submitted by: Graeme Dey, Angus South, Scottish National Party. Date lodged: Tuesday, January 19, 2021

Current status: Taken in the Chamber on Wednesday, January 20, 2021

Result 96 for, 5 against, 18 abstained, 10 no vote

MSP voted for

Vote Passed

Motion ref. S5M-23894.1

Protecting Scotland’s Health and Care Workforce

Submitted by: Donald Cameron, Highlands and Islands, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party. Date lodged: Tuesday, January 19, 2021

Supported by: Maurice Golden
Current status: Taken in the Chamber on Wednesday, January 20, 2021

Result 56 for, 62 against, 5 abstained, 6 no vote

MSP voted for

Vote Defeated

Motion ref. S5M-23894.3

Protecting Scotland’s Health and Care Workforce

Submitted by: Jeane Freeman, Carrick, Cumnock and Doon Valley, Scottish National Party. Date lodged: Tuesday, January 19, 2021

Supported by: Mairi Gougeon, Clare Haughey
Current status: Taken in the Chamber on Wednesday, January 20, 2021

Result 64 for, 58 against, 0 abstained, 7 no vote

MSP voted against

Vote Passed

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.

Question ref. S5W-34742

Asked by: Cole-Hamilton, Alex, Edinburgh Western, Scottish Liberal Democrats, Date Lodged: 22 January 2021

"To ask the Scottish Government what plans it has to review the current COVID-19 restrictions that prevent estate agents entering a house to prepare it for sale when there is a sitting tenant in the property."

Awaiting answer

Question ref. S5W-33977

Asked by: Cole-Hamilton, Alex, Edinburgh Western, Scottish Liberal Democrats, Date Lodged: 22 January 2021

"To ask the Scottish Government what tax guidelines it will issue regarding the £500 "thank you" payment for NHS and social care staff, in light of this sum appearing as a bonus in pay information."

Awaiting answer

Question ref. S5W-34724

Asked by: Cole-Hamilton, Alex, Edinburgh Western, Scottish Liberal Democrats, Date Lodged: 22 January 2021

"To ask the Scottish Government, further to the answer to question S5W-34595 by Jamie Hepburn on 21 January 2021, whether the guidance for car dealerships applies to companies that buy cars from motorists and resell them."

Awaiting answer

Question ref. S5W-34635

Asked by: Cole-Hamilton, Alex, Edinburgh Western, Scottish Liberal Democrats, Date Lodged: 18 January 2021

"To ask the Scottish Government what maximum number of children is allowed in classrooms in hubs/schools during the current COVID-19 lockdown."

Answered by: John Swinney on 22 January 2021

Question ref. S5W-34348

Asked by: Cole-Hamilton, Alex, Edinburgh Western, Scottish Liberal Democrats, Date Lodged: 8 January 2021

"To ask the Scottish Government whether domestic cleaners will be permitted to carry out work in homes under the most recent COVID-19 restrictions."

Answered by: Christina McKelvie on 22 January 2021

Question ref. S5W-34728

Asked by: Cole-Hamilton, Alex, Edinburgh Western, Scottish Liberal Democrats, Date Lodged: 21 January 2021

"To ask the Scottish Government what pathway will be available for private healthcare clinics to access COVID-19 vaccination doses, and how the clinics will be (a) identified and (b) contacted."

Awaiting answer

Question ref. S5W-34697

Asked by: Cole-Hamilton, Alex, Edinburgh Western, Scottish Liberal Democrats, Date Lodged: 21 January 2021

"To ask the Scottish Government whether speech and language therapists that carry out home visits can continue to visit their clients under the current COVID-19 restrictions."

Awaiting answer

Question ref. S5W-34595

Asked by: Cole-Hamilton, Alex, Edinburgh Western, Scottish Liberal Democrats, Date Lodged: 15 January 2021

"To ask the Scottish Government what guidance the car dealing industry must follow under the current COVID-19 restrictions."

Answered by: Jamie Hepburn on 21 January 2021

Question ref. S5W-34686

Asked by: Cole-Hamilton, Alex, Edinburgh Western, Scottish Liberal Democrats, Date Lodged: 20 January 2021

"To ask the Scottish Government what exemptions on quarantine on compassionate grounds there are for inbound international travellers visiting close relatives who are receiving end-of-life care."

Awaiting answer

Question ref. S5W-34430

Asked by: Cole-Hamilton, Alex, Edinburgh Western, Scottish Liberal Democrats, Date Lodged: 11 January 2021

"To ask the Scottish Government whether it will consider allowing children's shoe shops to open during the latest lockdown, in light of the importance of correctly fitted shoes for growing feet."

Answered by: Jamie Hepburn on 20 January 2021

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