Alex Cole-Hamilton

MSP, Edinburgh Western

Edinburgh Western Liberal Democrat

Recent appearances

  • Scottish Parliament: Ministers and Junior Ministers 28 Jun 2018

    I will depart briefly from my prepared remarks to address this morning’s events. Governments must reflect the better natures of the societies that they seek to represent. That said, the First Minister has the full support of the Liberal Democrat members in the painful decision that she took this morning. It is my great pleasure to respond to the ministerial appointments on my...
  • Scottish Parliament: Ministers and Junior Ministers 28 Jun 2018

    However, my boss, Willie Rennie, keeps insisting that I am the only person for the jobs. I have only four minutes, so I cannot read the whole list of names that featured in the reshuffle. There are many. That is surprising, given the fact that, when the SNP came to power in 2007, it was on the promise of slimmed-down, focused, streamlined government. Now, there are 25 of them, so the former...
  • Scottish Parliament: Homelessness 27 Jun 2018

    Recommendation 5 covers provision for emergency accommodation for the migrant homeless population that has no recourse to public funds. Does the minister recognise that that population includes a particular group: women with insecure immigration status who are fleeing domestic abuse, often with children? Such women are supported in our nation’s capital by groups such as Shakti...

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Liberal Democrat MSP for Edinburgh Western

Entered the Scottish Parliament on 7 May 2016 — Election

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