Scottish Government Debate; Excellence in Education. 26/05/15
Paul Martin MSP Members debate rent tied pubs.
Devolution Further Powers Committee Debate 21/ 05/ 15
Members debate, Thousands of migrants dying attempting to reach Europe Each Year 06 /05 /15
COP21, Scotland should lead at this years climate change conference.
This week in parliament I spoke to a range of organisations who were working in coalition to highlight the dangers of climate change and call on the Scottish government […]
Beath High School pupils visit Alex Rowley MSP at the Scottish Parliament.
A group of third and fourth year pupils from Beath High School were in the Scottish Parliament this week to see where Scotland makes its legislation. The pupils tried […]
Stage 1 Debate, Community Charge Debt (Scotland) Bill: 29/ 01/ 15
This week the Scottish Government brought forward their Community Charge Debt (Scotland) Bill, a piece of legislation designed to write off all outstanding Poll tax debt. In practice the vast […]
The Scottish Budget debate.
I am concerned that the budget being brought forward for this year by the Finance Secretary disproportionately cuts the budgets of local councils who end up taking a bigger share […]
Flexibility and Autonomy in Local Government debate. 11/12/14
Today I spoke in the Local government and regeneration committee debate on there 8th report in to the Flexibility and autonomy of local government. I stated that while I welcome the report I believe that this […]
In Parliament I asked the Health Secretary Shona Robison how many unfilled consultant posts we had in NHS Fife and would have to say I was surprised that the […]
Today I met with campaigners from enable Scotland to support their stop the bus campaign. The #stopthebus campaign aims to give more people who have learning disabilities to access bus […]
I had the great pleasure of sponsoring a Nordic Horzons event in the Parliament this week that was chaired by Lesley Riddoch and where Kristina Lemon from the Swedish […]
I had the great pleasure of hosting a visit to the Parliament of this year’s recipient of the STUC Helen Dowie Award for Lifelong Learning. Helen Dowie, a Trade Unionist, […]
Speaking last weekend at a conference of Labour members in Fife, Scottish Labour MSP Alex Rowley called for support for ‘a transformation of Labour and how it functions within the […]
Last week I spoke in a debate on the report ‘New Powers for Scotland: An Interim Report on the Smith Commission and the UK Government’s Proposals’ produced by […]
Posted on June 30, 2015 | No CommentsIt was a great pleasure last week to meet up with Primary 6 pupils from my old school St Josephs in Kelty when they visited the Scottish Parliament. I also […]
Posted on May 29, 2015 | No CommentsCllr Alex Campbell and I facilitated a meeting of local residents in Kelty to see what interest there is in the community taking over the Moray Institute and running it […]
Posted on May 29, 2015 | No CommentsCowdenbeath High Street This week saw local people and traders come together in Cowdenbeath Town House to discus how everyone could work together to support the sustainability and rejuvenation […]
Across the Kingdom
Posted on May 26, 2015 | No CommentsA coffee morning hosted by local MSP Alex Rowley at his constituency office on Cowdenbeath High Street last Friday received lots of support and raised over £1,600 for Macmillan Cancer […]
Posted on May 26, 2015 | No CommentsLast Week I helped to celebrate and promote national epilepsy week by signing the Epilepsy Scotland campaign pledge, supporting the World Health Organisation global resolution for national epilepsy action plans. More […]
Posted on May 21, 2015 | No CommentsI would like to add my congratulations to Kelty Hearts Football Club in their success of wining the Est of Scotland super league. This is a major achievement for the […]
Posted on May 21, 2015 | No CommentsBelow is a link to a discussion paper which I have written outlining what I see as the way forward for Scottish Labour. The paper which has been distributed to […]
Posted on May 16, 2015 | No CommentsYesterday I attending the launch of a new project Fife Council has set up to support people to get life skills and training opportunities whilst also doing good work in […]