How Pete Wishart voted since 2001
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Voted moderately against reducing housing benefit for social tenants deemed to have excess bedrooms (which Labour describe as the "bedroom tax") Source
Voted strongly for paying higher benefits over longer periods for those unable to work due to illness or disability Source
Voted very strongly against greater restrictions on campaigning by third parties, such as charities, during elections Source
Voted a mixture of for and against a referendum on the UK's membership of the EU Source
Voted very strongly for raising welfare benefits at least in line with prices Source
Voted very strongly for a more proportional system for electing MPs Source
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Pete Wishart hardly ever rebelled against their party in this parliament
The Leader of the House will know that the Smith Commission has been meeting and making steady progress on more powers for Scotland. One of the things that Smith made abundantly clear was that more powers for Scotland should be considered without condition and without reference to any other external issue. Will the right hon. Gentleman respect that in any subsequent debate that we have in...
I do not think I have heard a more shameful statement from this Government. This is where we are: this poisonous debate about immigration—this monstrous race to the bottom between the Government and the UKIP as to who can be hardest on immigration—is leaving people to die in the Mediterranean. Is the Minister not absolutely ashamed of himself?
I grateful to the Secretary of State for giving way, unlike the right hon. Member for Kirkcaldy and Cowdenbeath (Mr Brown). It took two hours for the Prime Minister to come up with English votes for English laws after the referendum. It has now taken four weeks for the Barnett formula. Seventy Members of Parliament have signed a motion for a debate for Barnett to be reviewed. Barnett was in...
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Scottish National Party MP for Perth and North Perthshire
Entered House of Commons on 7 June 2001 — General election
Also represented North Tayside
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Topics of interest
- Home Department
- Culture Media and Sport
- Departmental Expenditure
- Press Releases
- Departmental ICT
- Asylum: Finance
Currently held offices
- Shadow SNP Spokesperson (Constitution)
- Shadow SNP Spokesperson (Culture and Sport)
Other offices held in the past
- Member, Speaker's Advisory Committee on Works of Art (18 Nov 2010 to 9 Nov 2012)
- Member, Advisory Committee on Works of Art (14 Jan 2009 to 11 May 2010)
- Spokesperson (Overseas Aid; Culture, Media & Sport) (7 Jan 2009 to 13 Jul 2009)
- Member, Scottish Affairs Committee (25 Nov 2008 to 11 May 2010)
- Spokesperson (Overseas Aid; Culture, Media & Sport; Ministry of Justice) (29 Aug 2007 to 7 Jan 2009)
- Spokesperson (Constitutional Affairs; Overseas Aid; Culture, Media & Sport) (2 Aug 2006 to 29 Aug 2007)
- Member, Administration Committee (14 Jul 2005 to 25 Nov 2008)
- Member, Catering Committee (to 11 Apr 2005)
- Spokesperson (Culture, Media & Sport; Highlands & Islands; Local Government & the Regions; Transport) (19 Jan 2004 to 16 Jan 2006)
- Chief Whip (19 Jan 2004 to 29 Aug 2007)
Public bill committees (Sittings attended)
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- Has spoken in 56 debates in the last year — well above average amongst MPs.
- Has received answers to 47 written questions in the last year — above average amongst MPs.
- Replied within 2 or 3 weeks to a high number of messages sent via WriteToThem.com during 2008, according to constituents.
- Has voted in 50.18% of votes in this Parliament with this affiliation — well below average amongst MPs. (From Public Whip)
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- People have made 8 annotations on this MP’s speeches — average amongst MPs.
- This MP's speeches, in Hansard, are readable by an average 16–17 year old, going by the Flesch-Kincaid Grade Level score.
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- Has used three-word alliterative phrases (e.g. "she sells seashells") 483 times in debates — above average amongst MPs. (Why is this here?)
Register of Members’ Interests
Last updated: 27 Oct 2014.
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I receive royalty payments from EMI and from Ridge Records for my recorded works with Runrig, with whom I serve as an unremunerated director. Addresses: EMI House
, 43 Brook Green, London W6 7EF and Ridge Records Limited,
1 York Street, Aberdeen AB11 5DL.
Received payment of £868.72 for my recorded works from EMI records. No additional hours worked. (Registered 31 December 2013)
Received payment of £2,194.64 for my recorded works from Ridge Records. No additional hours worked. (Registered 31 December 2013)
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