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 leads fight against sewage

Local MSP Alex Cole-Hamilton has challenged the new First Minister to get to grips with Scotland’s sewage problem which saw tens of thousands of sewage releases in Scotlands water ways and beaches last year alone.

6 Jun 2023

Alex leads Housing Summit

Following a surge in housing problems in the city, Alex brought together stakeholders to discuss a solution to growing reports of damp and supply problems.

6 Jun 2023

Social Housing Summit

Alex is hosting a summit of stakeholders in Parliament to address the growing crisis in social housing - especially around damp and mould.

5 May 2023

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