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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 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 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 does not have any previous roles

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

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 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]

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]

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.

NHS (Winter Preparedness)

Alex Cole-Hamilton made 1 Contribution to this discussion

Chamber - 28 October 2020

Alex Cole-Hamilton (Edinburgh Western) (LD): "The dramatic increase in the number of people from high-risk groups who qualify for the flu vaccine has led to chaos in its distribution. That programme will continue until the turn of the year…

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Judicial Review

Alex Cole-Hamilton made 36 Contributions to this discussion

Committee on the Scottish Government Handling of Harassment Complaints - 27 October 2020

Alex Cole-Hamilton (Edinburgh Western) (LD): "Convener—I am sorry, but I have a point of order. The audio from Judith MacKinnon is not very good. Is it possible to increase the volume?"

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Mental Health Transition and Recovery Plan

Alex Cole-Hamilton made 1 Contribution to this discussion

Chamber - 08 October 2020

Alex Cole-Hamilton (Edinburgh Western) (LD): "Before the onset of the pandemic, a record number of children were waiting more than a year for first-time mental health treatment…

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Reducing Covid-19 Transmission

Alex Cole-Hamilton made 1 Contribution to this discussion

Chamber - 08 October 2020

Alex Cole-Hamilton (Edinburgh Western) (LD): "On the issue of stricter measures around hospitality, I am grateful for the movement today to allow cafes with on-sales licences in the central belt to keep trading over the two-week period…

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Pre-budget Scrutiny 2021-22

Alex Cole-Hamilton made 5 Contributions to this discussion

Equalities and Human Rights Committee - 08 October 2020

Alex Cole-Hamilton (Edinburgh Western) (LD): "Thank you very much for coming to see us. The presentation has been fascinating so far. I want to pick up where the convener left off. You have talked about the harm of the emergency to various groups, which will be disproportionately disadvantaged…

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Votes

How Alex Cole-Hamilton has voted in Parliament

Find out how Alex Cole-Hamilton has voted recently.

Motion ref. S5M-22860.1

Recognising the Importance of Family Caregivers

Submitted by: Donald Cameron, Highlands and Islands, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party. Date lodged: Tuesday, September 29, 2020

Current status: Taken in the Chamber on Wednesday, September 30, 2020

Result 27 for, 92 against, 0 abstained, 10 no vote

MSP voted against

Vote Defeated

Motion ref. S5M-22860.2

Recognising the Importance of Family Caregivers

Submitted by: Jeane Freeman, Carrick, Cumnock and Doon Valley, Scottish National Party. Date lodged: Tuesday, September 29, 2020

Supported by: Joe FitzPatrick, Clare Haughey
Current status: Taken in the Chamber on Wednesday, September 30, 2020

Result 92 for, 27 against, 0 abstained, 10 no vote

MSP voted for

Vote Passed

Motion ref. S5M-22860

Recognising the Importance of Family Caregivers

Submitted by: Monica Lennon, Central Scotland, Scottish Labour. Date lodged: Monday, September 28, 2020

Current status: Taken in the Chamber on Wednesday, September 30, 2020

Result 90 for, 27 against, 0 abstained, 12 no vote

MSP voted for

Vote Passed

Motion ref. S5M-22845

The Social Security Administration and Tribunal Membership (Scotland) Bill

Submitted by: Shirley-Anne Somerville, Dunfermline, Scottish National Party. Date lodged: Monday, September 28, 2020

Supported by: Christina McKelvie
Current status: Taken in the Chamber on Tuesday, September 29, 2020

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

MSP voted for

Vote Passed

Motion ref. S5M-22803

Approval of SSI

Submitted by: Graeme Dey, Angus South, Scottish National Party. Date lodged: Tuesday, September 22, 2020

Current status: Taken in the Chamber on Wednesday, September 23, 2020

Result 108 for, 6 against, 0 abstained, 15 no vote

MSP voted for

Vote Passed

Motions

Motions made by Alex Cole-Hamilton in Parliament

Find out what motions Alex Cole-Hamilton has submitted recently.

Motion ref. S5M-22873

Challenge Poverty Week and the Role of Psychology

Current status: Has not yet achieved cross-party support

Motion ref. S5M-22590

Perinatal Mental Health Services

Current status: Has not yet achieved cross-party support

Motion ref. S5M-22344

Non-Melanoma Skin Cancer Report

Current status: Has not yet achieved cross-party support

Motion ref. S5M-22303

Tackling Mental Health Stigma in the BAME Community

Current status: Has not yet achieved cross-party support

Motion ref. S5M-22448

Edinburgh School Uniform Bank

Current status: Has not yet achieved cross-party support

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-32513 - Unanswered

13 October 2020

Cole-Hamilton, Alex: "To ask the Scottish Government whether golf clubs can suspend their licence to sell alcohol and continue to operate restaurant facilities under the most recent COVID-19 guidelines."

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S5W-32478 - Unanswered

13 October 2020

Cole-Hamilton, Alex: "To ask the Scottish Government what evidence it has that determined that contact sports such as football should not take place in a non-professional capacity under the current COVID-19 restrictions."

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S5W-32391 - Unanswered

09 October 2020

Cole-Hamilton, Alex: "To ask the Scottish Government, further to the answer to question S5W-31840 by Jeane Freeman on 28 September 2020, whether it will issue an exemption card for people who are unable to use hand-sanitiser for medical reasons."

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S5W-32388 - Unanswered

08 October 2020

Cole-Hamilton, Alex: "To ask the Scottish Government what analysis it has carried out of the transmission rates of COVID-19 in supermarkets."

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S5W-32389 - Unanswered

08 October 2020

Cole-Hamilton, Alex: "To ask the Scottish Government what support it is making available to beauty salons that are unable to offer facial treatments because of face covering requirements."

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