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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

Party Spokesperson on Economy

Scottish Labour

Party Spokesperson on Jobs and Fair Work

Scottish Labour

Previous roles

Alex has had 18 previous roles

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

10 September 2019 - 25 November 2020

Finance and Constitution Committee

Member

02 September 2019 - 16 November 2020

Deputy Party Spokesperson on Constitutional Affairs

Scottish Labour

02 September 2019 - 16 November 2020

Party Spokesperson on Brexit

Scottish Labour

21 November 2018 - 04 September 2019

Local Government and Communities Committee

Deputy Convener

04 October 2018 - 02 September 2019

Party Spokesperson on Communities

Scottish Labour

04 October 2018 - 02 September 2019

Party Spokesperson on Local Government

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

Party Spokesperson on Social Security

Scottish Labour

25 May 2016 - 15 November 2017

Party Spokesperson on Communities

Scottish Labour

25 May 2016 - 15 November 2017

Deputy Party Leader

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

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 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.

Chamber meeting date: 21 January 2021

Place-based Economic Development Zones

Alex Rowley (Mid Scotland and Fife) (Lab): "I thank Ivan McKee for advance sight of his statement. Labour will work with the Scottish Government to support the endeavours that were set out in the statement…

Chamber meeting date: 21 January 2021

Covid-19 (Protection of Front-line Public Transport Staff)

Alex Rowley (Mid Scotland and Fife) (Lab): "I have been contacted by constituents who have had to use buses for essential shopping and have found that a number of people on the buses are ignoring the need to wear face coverings…

Chamber meeting date: 21 January 2021

Covid-19 (Protection of Front-line Public Transport Staff)

Alex Rowley (Mid Scotland and Fife) (Lab): "I have been contacted by constituents who have had to use buses for essential shopping and have found that a number of people on the buses are ignoring the need to wear face coverings…

Chamber meeting date: 21 January 2021

Culpable Homicide (Scotland) Bill: Stage 1

Alex Rowley (Mid Scotland and Fife) (Lab): "Scottish Hazards, along with trade unions and campaign lawyer Patrick McGuire from Thompsons Solicitors Scotland, has always said that families who are affected by workplace deaths are being denied justice…

Chamber meeting date: 20 January 2021

Health and Care Workforce

Alex Rowley (Mid Scotland and Fife) (Lab): "Like many members, I set out my gratitude to all health and social care workers who are on the front line and have been on the front line throughout the pandemic. I sincerely thank them…

Votes

How Alex Rowley has voted in Parliament

Find out how Alex Rowley 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 abstained

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 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.

Question ref. S5W-34612

Asked by: Rowley, Alex, Mid Scotland and Fife, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 18 January 2021

"To ask the Scottish Government how many young people have signed onto the Young Person's Guarantee."

Awaiting answer

Question ref. S5W-34613

Asked by: Rowley, Alex, Mid Scotland and Fife, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 18 January 2021

"To ask the Scottish Government in what sectors the jobs created by the Young Person's Guarantee have been located, broken down by the average rate of pay."

Awaiting answer

Question ref. S5W-34614

Asked by: Rowley, Alex, Mid Scotland and Fife, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 18 January 2021

"To ask the Scottish Government how many jobs have been created by the Young Person's Guarantee."

Awaiting answer

Question ref. S5W-34173

Asked by: Rowley, Alex, Mid Scotland and Fife, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 18 December 2020

"To ask the Scottish Government what its position is on the principle of compulsory professional registration for all college staff teaching in FE colleges."

Answered by: Richard Lochhead on 15 January 2021

Question ref. S5O-04887

Asked by: Rowley, Alex, Mid Scotland and Fife, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 16 December 2020

"To ask the Scottish Government what progress it is making with the roll-out of the COVID-19 vaccine across the country."

Awaiting answer

Question ref. S5W-33686

Asked by: Rowley, Alex, Mid Scotland and Fife, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 2 December 2020

"To ask the Scottish Government what percentage of NHS staff have received the flu vaccination, and how this compares with the same period in 2019, broken down by NHS board."

Answered by: Joe FitzPatrick on 10 December 2020

Question ref. S5O-04855

Asked by: Rowley, Alex, Mid Scotland and Fife, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 9 December 2020

"To ask the Scottish Government what recent action it has taken to address any staff shortages in prisons."

Awaiting answer

Question ref. S5O-04804

Asked by: Rowley, Alex, Mid Scotland and Fife, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 25 November 2020

"To ask the Scottish Government how many housing developments have been delayed because of the absence of frontloading capital for schools infrastructure."

Awaiting answer

Question ref. S5W-33143

Asked by: Rowley, Alex, Mid Scotland and Fife, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 10 November 2020

"To ask the Scottish Government for what reason the catering equipment hire sector is not eligible for COVID-19 business (a) support grants and (b) rates relief."

Answered by: Ben Macpherson on 23 November 2020

Question ref. S5W-32789

Asked by: Rowley, Alex, Mid Scotland and Fife, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 26 October 2020

"To ask the Scottish Government what action it is taking to strengthen support for developing skills and training for people who lose their jobs because of the COVID-19 pandemic."

Answered by: Jamie Hepburn on 10 November 2020

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