Alex Cole-Hamilton

Member of the Scottish Parliament for Edinburgh Western

Alex in front of Holyrood

Alex is the constituency MSP for Edinburgh Western, and Leader of the Scottish Liberal Democrats. He was first elected in 2016, and re-elected in 2021.

Before Parliament, Alex worked in the childrens voluntary sector, including being Director of Together (Scottish Alliance for Children's Rights) and worked on the campaign to raise the age of leaving care in Scotland to 21.

Since being elected Alex led the successful campaign to save HIV Scotland from planned funding cuts, forced the Government to abandon their plans to abolish jury trials during the Covid pandemic and has spoken up for bus services, dentist and GP provision, and protecting greenbelt land in west Edinburgh.

He has prioritised campaigning on children's mental health, first aid awareness, long covid and supporting Ukrainian refugees. He was sanctioned by the Kremlin in August 2022 following his public criticism of the Russian invasion of Ukraine, and for his efforts to highlight Russian influence in Scotland.


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Alex raises River Almond sewage concern

After national news reports singled out the River Almond as one of the most polluted in the country, Alex Cole-Hamilton has ramped up the Lib Dem campaign to overhaul the sewage industry.

7 Feb 2024

PIP to Adult Disability Payment Transfer

Alex is asking for people who have been required to undergo an assessment despite having a long term or chronic condition from which there is no recovery, as part of the transfer, to get in touch.

5 Sep 2023

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