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Members of the Scottish Parliament (MSPs)

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Willie Coffey

Scottish National Party

MSP for Kilmarnock and Irvine Valley (Constituency) 2011 - present day

Former MSP for Kilmarnock and Loudoun (Constituency) 2007 - 2011

About Willie Coffey

Contact details

Contact online

Contact at the Scottish Parliament

The Scottish Parliament
Edinburgh
EH99 1SP

Phone: 0131 348 6514
Text relay calls welcome.

Contact at their Constituency

62 John Finnie Street
Kilmarnock
KA1 1BS

Phone: 01563 537300
Text relay calls welcome.

Committees

Willie is a member of 2 committees

Cross-party groups

Willie is a member of 3 cross-party groups

Cross-Party Group in the Scottish Parliament on Co-Operatives

Deputy Convener

Cross-Party Group in the Scottish Parliament on Digital Participation

Convener

Cross-Party Group in the Scottish Parliament on Fair Trade

Member

Parliamentary and Government Roles

Willie does not have any parliamentary or government roles

Party Roles

Willie does not have any party roles

Previous roles

Willie has had 15 previous roles

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

30 March 2017 - 03 December 2020

Public Audit and Postlegislative Scrutiny Committee

Member

03 September 2019 - 10 September 2019

Economy Energy and Fair Work Committee

Member

29 September 2016 - 03 September 2019

Finance and Constitution Committee

Member

06 September 2018 - 03 September 2019

Economy Energy and Fair Work Committee

Substitute Member

24 May 2018 - 06 September 2018

Economy Jobs and Fair Work Committee

Substitute Member

29 September 2016 - 30 March 2017

Equalities and Human Rights Committee

Member

08 June 2016 - 29 September 2016

Equal Opportunities Committee

Member

08 June 2016 - 29 September 2016

Finance Committee

Member

27 November 2014 - 23 March 2016

Local Government and Regeneration Committee

Member

18 September 2012 - 23 March 2016

European and External Relations Committee

Member

01 June 2011 - 27 November 2014

Public Audit Committee

Member

11 December 2008 - 22 March 2011

Public Audit Committee

Member

26 February 2009 - 20 May 2010

Equal Opportunities Committee

Member

26 June 2008 - 26 February 2009

Equal Opportunities Committee

Substitute Member

13 June 2007 - 10 December 2008

Audit Committee

Member

Register of interests

Willie'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 Willie Coffey. The date of their initial statement was 02 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 was a local authority councillor for East Ayrshire Council. I attended regular council meetings, conducted surgeries and liaised with council officers on behalf of my constituents. I left the Council in 2012.

I own a small number of shares in Kilmarnock Football Club.

I am a former employee of Learning and Teaching Scotland, now Education Scotland.

I am a member of the Kilmarnock Football Club Community Engagement Board. I receive no remuneration for this role.

Recent Activity

What was said

What Willie Coffey 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: 20 January 2021

Serious Illnesses (Diagnoses)

Willie Coffey (Kilmarnock and Irvine Valley) (SNP): "Will the First Minister say whether there has been a drop-off in the number of diagnoses of cancers and other major health issues during the Covid pandemic? How is the Scottish Government encouraging people to come forward with such issues?"

Economy, Energy and Fair Work Committee meeting date: 19 January 2021

Climate Change Plan

Willie Coffey (Kilmarnock and Irvine Valley) (SNP): "Good morning to the panel. I ask for a few words about negative emissions technologies. Sam Peacock started to talk about those earlier on…

COVID-19 Committee meeting date: 14 January 2021

Health Protection (Coronavirus) (Restrictions and Requirements) (Local Levels) (Scotland) Amendment (No 11) Regulations 2021 (SSI 2021/3)

Willie Coffey (Kilmarnock and Irvine Valley) (SNP): "Good morning. I have a couple of questions; the first is for Mike Russell. The issue that is raised most commonly by my constituents in Kilmarnock and Irvine Valley is the numbers of people who are still gathering at supermarkets and retail parks…

Chamber meeting date: 13 January 2021

Covid-19 Education Update

Willie Coffey (Kilmarnock and Irvine Valley) (SNP): "I am delighted to hear of the considerable efforts that are being made by my former colleagues in Education Scotland to support learning and teaching at this time…

COVID-19 Committee meeting date: 8 January 2021

Health Protection (Coronavirus) (Restrictions and Requirements) (Local Levels) (Scotland) Amendment (No 10) Regulations 2021 (SSI 2021/1)

Willie Coffey (Kilmarnock and Irvine Valley) (SNP): "First, I would like to ask John Swinney a question about the online learning model that is being operated in schools. I understand that the model that is in place is not a real-time, interactive and face-to-face one…

Votes

How Willie Coffey has voted in Parliament

Find out how Willie Coffey 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 against

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 for

Vote Passed

Motions

Written questions

Written questions Willie Coffey 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-34559

Asked by: Coffey, Willie, Kilmarnock and Irvine Valley, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 13 January 2021

"To ask the Scottish Government whether it will regularly report the COVID-19 test positivity rate among supermarket and retail staff compared with the general population, and, if it does not collect this information, whether it will consider doing so…

Answered by: Mairi Gougeon on 22 January 2021

Question ref. S5W-34134

Asked by: Coffey, Willie, Kilmarnock and Irvine Valley, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 17 December 2020

"To ask the Scottish Government when it will publish this year’s Annual Energy Statement."

Answered by: Paul Wheelhouse on 18 December 2020

Question ref. S5O-04809

Asked by: Coffey, Willie, Kilmarnock and Irvine Valley, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 25 November 2020

"To ask the Scottish Government what arrangements are in place to allow older people in areas subject to Level 4 restrictions to be visited by their family."

Awaiting answer

Question ref. S5O-04781

Asked by: Coffey, Willie, Kilmarnock and Irvine Valley, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 18 November 2020

"To ask the Scottish Government whether it will provide an update on preparations for Scotland hosting the UEFA Euro championships in June 2021."

Awaiting answer

Question ref. S5O-04766

Asked by: Coffey, Willie, Kilmarnock and Irvine Valley, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 11 November 2020

"To ask the Scottish Government whether it will provide an update on progress at the Office of the Public Guardian with respect to the processing of power of attorney applications."

Answered by: Ash Denham on 18 November 2020

Question ref. S5O-04657

Asked by: Coffey, Willie, Kilmarnock and Irvine Valley, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 30 September 2020

"To ask the Scottish Government how it will take forward a tourism recovery plan for Ayrshire, and what role it believes digital technology can play in assisting with this."

Awaiting answer

Question ref. S5W-31693

Asked by: Coffey, Willie, Kilmarnock and Irvine Valley, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 9 September 2020

"To ask the Scottish Government, in light of the recent announcement that the culture and heritage sectors are to receive a £59 million funding package to protect jobs and help the industry weather the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic, when access to this funding package will be available; how this is being communicated to local cultural…

Answered by: Fiona Hyslop on 18 September 2020

Question ref. S5O-04598

Asked by: Coffey, Willie, Kilmarnock and Irvine Valley, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 9 September 2020

"To ask the Scottish Government whether it will provide an update on progress with Scottish Enterprise’s strategic approach to regional economic development in Ayrshire."

Awaiting answer

Question ref. S5O-04558

Asked by: Coffey, Willie, Kilmarnock and Irvine Valley, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 2 September 2020

"To ask the Scottish Government, in light of the impact of vacant and derelict land on the environment, what action it is taking to tackle this."

Awaiting answer

Question ref. S5O-04509

Asked by: Coffey, Willie, Kilmarnock and Irvine Valley, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 19 August 2020

"To ask the Scottish Government whether it will provide an update on the action it is taking to support the Ayrshire economy, including the Ayrshire Growth Deal."

Awaiting answer

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