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Members of the Scottish Parliament (MSPs)

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Alexander Stewart

Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party

MSP for Mid Scotland and Fife (Region) 2016 - present day

About Alexander Stewart

Contact details

Contact at the Scottish Parliament

The Scottish Parliament
Edinburgh
EH99 1SP

Phone: 0131 348 6135
Text relay calls welcome.

Committees

Cross-party groups

Alexander is a member of 7 cross-party groups

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

Member

Cross-Party Group in the Scottish Parliament on Disability

Member

Cross-Party Group in the Scottish Parliament on Heart Disease and Stroke

Co-Convener

Cross-Party Group in the Scottish Parliament on International Development

Member

Cross-Party Group in the Scottish Parliament on Lung Health

Co-Convener

Cross-Party Group in the Scottish Parliament on Malawi

Co-Convener

Cross-Party Group in the Scottish Parliament on Rail

Member

Parliamentary and Government Roles

Alexander does not have any parliamentary or government roles

Party Roles

Alexander has 3 party roles

Deputy Party Spokesperson on Housing

Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party

Deputy Party Spokesperson on Local Government

Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party

Deputy Party Spokesperson on Planning

Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party

Previous roles

Alexander has had 11 previous roles

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

25 February 2020 - 20 August 2020

Local Government and Communities Committee

Substitute Member

25 February 2020 - 20 August 2020

Standards Procedures and Public Appointments Committee

Member

18 February 2020 - 11 August 2020

Deputy Whip

Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party

06 September 2018 - 25 February 2020

Culture Tourism Europe and External Affairs Committee

Member

08 June 2016 - 25 February 2020

Local Government and Communities Committee

Member

03 September 2019 - 18 February 2020

Deputy Party Spokesperson on Local Government

Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party

28 June 2017 - 03 September 2019

Deputy Party Spokesperson on Local Government

Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party

17 May 2018 - 06 September 2018

Culture Tourism Europe and External Relations Committee

Member

08 June 2016 - 17 May 2018

Standards Procedures and Public Appointments Committee

Member

09 March 2017 - 29 June 2017

Justice Committee

Substitute Member

26 May 2016 - 28 June 2017

Deputy Party Spokesperson on Europe and External Relations

Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party

Register of interests

Alexander'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 Alexander Stewart. The date of their initial statement was 19 May 2016.

Remuneration and related undertaking

Until 4 May 2017, when I stood down, I was a local authority councillor for Perth and Kinross Council (of 2 High Street, Perth). I worked 40 hours per week and received remuneration of between £20,001 and £25,000 per annum. This included £7,000 per annum for my role as convener of the Scrutiny Committee. From 1 July 2016 I no longer took any monies from the Council by way of salary and began working part time at that stage. Until I stood down I still took expenses relating to council duties including to cover: telecommunications and some travel. [Amended interest 12 September 2017]

Gifts

No registrable interests

Overseas visits

From 9 to 13 October 2016 I visited Taiwan as a guest of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Republic of China (Taiwan). The trip was arranged by the Taipei Representative Office (Edinburgh office) in the UK, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Republic of China (Taiwan) (of 1 Melville Street, Edinburgh, EH3 7PE). I met a number of Government departments, as well as trade and cultural organisations. The total cost of the flight, hotel and ancillary expenses was £6000. These costs were met by the Taiwanese Government. [Registered 24 October 2016]

Controlled transactions

No registrable interests

Heritable property

[Ceased interest removed from entry: 24 November 2017]

Interest in shares

No registrable interests

Voluntary

I am the Battalion President of the Stirling and District Battalion of The Boys’ Brigade. [Registered 20 September 2016]

I am an Honorary Ambassador of the Ancre Somme Association, Scotland. [Registered 27 March 2018]

[Ceased interest removed from entry: 27 March 2019]

I am a Captain of the 4th Division, High Constables, City of Perth. [Registered 27 March 2018]

[Ceased interest removed from entry: 10 June 2019]

[Ceased interest removed from entry: 12 September 2018]

Recent Activity

What was said

What Alexander Stewart 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.

United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child (Incorporation) (Scotland) Bill: Stage 1

Alexander Stewart made 5 Contributions to this discussion

Equalities and Human Rights Committee - 03 December 2020

Alexander Stewart (Mid Scotland and Fife) (Con): "I have questions about the child rights scheme and the wellbeing impact assessment. We have heard from many witnesses that the language in section 11(3) could be stronger—they have suggested changing the “may” to a “must”. Would you consider that?"

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Burntisland Fabrications

Alexander Stewart made 1 Contribution to this discussion

Chamber - 02 December 2020

Alexander Stewart (Mid Scotland and Fife) (Con): "I welcome Labour’s debate on BiFab and have much pleasure in participating in it…

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Community Empowerment (Scotland) Act 2015 (Parts 3 and 5) (Post-legislative Scrutiny)

Alexander Stewart made 7 Contributions to this discussion

Local Government and Communities Committee - 02 December 2020

Alexander Stewart: "Good morning. It is obvious that each and every person on today’s panel is very much a community champion. We have also seen that in the engagement that the committee has had with other organisations when taking on board their views…

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European Charter of Local Self-Government (Incorporation) (Scotland) Bill: Stage 1

Alexander Stewart made 5 Contributions to this discussion

Local Government and Communities Committee - 02 December 2020

Alexander Stewart (Mid Scotland and Fife) (Con): "Good morning, cabinet secretary. In your preamble, you talked about encouraging and being supportive of local government as a key sector, and about the partnership working that is going on. I am very encouraged by that…

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Valuing the Third Sector

Alexander Stewart made 2 Contributions to this discussion

Chamber - 01 December 2020

Alexander Stewart (Mid Scotland and Fife) (Con): "I am delighted to close on behalf of the Scottish Conservatives in this debate on valuing the third sector. Having served as a local councillor for 18 years, I am well aware of the work that takes place across the sector…

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Votes

How Alexander Stewart has voted in Parliament

Find out how Alexander Stewart has voted recently.

Motion ref. S5M-23014

Solicitors in the Supreme Courts of Scotland (Amendment) Bill

Submitted by: Christine Grahame, Midlothian South, Tweeddale and Lauderdale, Scottish National Party. Date lodged: Friday, October 9, 2020

Supported by: Bill Bowman, Tom Mason, John Mason
Current status: Taken in the Chamber on Thursday, December 3, 2020

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

MSP voted for

Vote Passed

Motion ref. S5M-23537.1

BiFab

Submitted by: Liz Smith, Mid Scotland and Fife, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party. Date lodged: Tuesday, December 1, 2020

Current status: Has not yet achieved cross-party support

Result 61 for, 2 against, 58 abstained, 8 no vote

MSP voted for

Vote Passed

Motion ref. S5M-23537

BiFab

Submitted by: Alex Rowley, Mid Scotland and Fife, Scottish Labour. Date lodged: Monday, November 30, 2020

Current status: Taken in the Chamber on Wednesday, December 2, 2020

Result 61 for, 60 against, 0 abstained, 8 no vote

MSP voted for

Vote Passed

Motion ref. S5M-23536.2

Business Support

Submitted by: Kate Forbes, Skye, Lochaber and Badenoch, Scottish National Party. Date lodged: Tuesday, December 1, 2020

Supported by: Jamie Hepburn, Fiona Hyslop, Ben Macpherson, Ivan McKee
Current status: Taken in the Chamber on Wednesday, December 2, 2020

Result 65 for, 56 against, 0 abstained, 8 no vote

MSP voted against

Vote Passed

Motion ref. S5M-23536

Business Support

Date lodged: Monday, November 30, 2020

Current status: Taken in the Chamber on Wednesday, December 2, 2020

Result 96 for, 23 against, 1 abstained, 9 no vote

MSP voted for

Vote Passed

Motions

Motions made by Alexander Stewart in Parliament

Find out what motions Alexander Stewart has submitted recently.

Motion ref. S5M-23584

Small Business Saturday

Current status: Has not yet achieved cross-party support

Motion ref. S5M-23415

Resonate Together and Alloa Community Council

Current status: Has not yet achieved cross-party support

Motion ref. S5M-23485

LGiU Scotland and CCLA Councillor Awards 2020

Current status: Has not yet achieved cross-party support

Motion ref. S5M-23449

Electrical Fire Safety Week 2020

Current status: Has not yet achieved cross-party support

Motion ref. S5M-23336

Clackmannanshire Third Sector Interface Techshare Scheme

Current status: Has not yet achieved cross-party support

Written questions

Written questions Alexander Stewart 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-33687 - Unanswered

02 December 2020

Stewart, Alexander: "To ask the Scottish Government what criteria are followed when considering whether to grant the (a) building of new and (b) recommissioning of former intensive poultry units, including how the proposed facilities will be able to control potential (i) diseases, including avian flu and (ii) environmental risks, particularly near residential…

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S5O-04827 - Unanswered

02 December 2020

Stewart, Alexander: "To ask the Scottish Government what discussions it is having with local government regarding flytipping during the COVID-19 pandemic."

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S5W-33034 - Unanswered

05 November 2020

Stewart, Alexander: "To ask the Scottish Government, further to the answer to question S5O-04713 by Kevin Stewart on 4 November 2020 (Official Report, c…

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S5O-04740 - Unanswered

04 November 2020

Stewart, Alexander: "To ask the Scottish Government what its position is on the impact on Scotland of the UK Government’s investment in measures to tackle climate change."

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S5W-32793 - Answered

28 October 2020

Stewart, Alexander: "To ask the Scottish Government, in light of the most recent smoke, heat and carbon monoxide alarm regulations, whether it will (a) consider the costs associated with the procurement and installation of the equipment necessary to meet these when setting local authority budgets, (b) set an income threshold for homeowners to be eligible for government…

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