James Neale Hanvey

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James Neale Hanvey (born 28 December 1964) is a Scottish politician serving as the Leader of the Alba party in the House of Commons since 2021, and the Member of Parliament (MP) for Kirkcaldy and Cowdenbeath since 2019.

Hanvey signed the Women's Pledge, which originated amongst members of the SNP. The pledge opposed the Scottish Government's Gender Recognition Reform (Scotland) Bill, which would allow transgender people to obtain a Gender Recognition Certificate on the basis of a statutory self-declaration, rather than the existing Gender Recognition Panel which require the involvement of a medical expert. Hanvey is openly gay. He lives in Fife with his partner, Avelino Prado Cortes, and twin sons. The couple have been together since 1994, and entered into a civil partnership in 2011.