Willie Coffey MSP
- MSP for Kilmarnock & Irvine Valley
Willie Coffey is the MSP for Kilmarnock & Loudoun. He was first elected to Kilmarnock & Loudoun District Council in 1992 and subsequently to East Ayrshire Council in 1999, 2003 and 2007.
Formerly employed with Learning and Teaching Scotland as Software Development Manager and latterly as a Quality and Risk Manager.
Willie is the brother of former Provost and Cllr Danny Coffey who came within 1,210 votes of winning Kilmarnock & Loudoun in 2003 and died tragically on the 26th February 2006. Sister, Helen Coffey, held Danny's ward with an increased majority and a 5.6 % swing from Labour.
Willie won the Kilmarnock & Loudoun seat for the SNP in May with a vote of 14,297 and a majority of 1,342. Willie serves on the Scottish Parliament's Audit Committee.