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Scottish National Party MP for Perth and North Perthshire
- Also represented North Tayside
- Entered Parliament on 7 June 2001 — General election
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- Voting record
- Topics of interest
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- Register of Members’ Interests
Voting record (from PublicWhip)
How Pete Wishart voted on key issues since 2001:
- Voted very strongly against replacing Trident. votes
- Voted strongly against introducing ID cards. votes
- Has never voted on the hunting ban. votes
- Voted very strongly against university tuition fees. votes
- Voted against raising England’s undergraduate tuition fee cap to £9,000 per year. votes
- Voted a mixture of for and against a transparent Parliament. votes
- Voted moderately against introducing foundation hospitals. votes
- Voted moderately against increasing the rate of VAT. votes
- Voted a mixture of for and against a smoking ban. votes
- Voted very strongly against a stricter asylum system. votes
- Voted very strongly for removing hereditary peers from the House of Lords. votes
- Voted a mixture of for and against a wholly elected House of Lords. votes
- Has never voted on greater autonomy for schools. votes
- Voted moderately against allowing ministers to intervene in inquests. votes
- Voted very strongly against the Iraq war. votes
- Voted very strongly for an investigation into the Iraq war. votes
- Voted a mixture of for and against more EU integration. votes
- Voted strongly against Labour's anti-terrorism laws. votes
- Voted very strongly for a more proportional system for electing MPs. votes
- Voted a mixture of for and against automatic enrolment in occupational pensions. votes
- Voted moderately for encouraging occupational pensions. votes
- Voted moderately for equal gay rights. votes
- Voted very strongly for laws to stop climate change. votes
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- Hardly ever rebels against their party in this parliament.
Topics of interest
Asks most questions about
- Departments: Home Department, Culture Media and Sport, Scotland, Defence, Treasury
- Subjects (based on headings added by Hansard): Departmental Expenditure, Scotland, Press Releases, Departmental ICT, Asylum: Finance
(based on written questions asked by Pete Wishart and answered by departments)
Public Bill Committees (sittings attended)
SNP MPs only attend sittings where the legislation pertains to Scotland.
- Political Parties and Elections Bill Committee (8 out of 11)
- International Development (Reporting and Transparency) Bill Committee (1 out of 1)
- European Parliamentary and Local Elections (Pilots) Bill Committee (5 out of 5)
- Tobacco Advertising and Promotion Bill Committee (3 out of 5)
- Oral Answers to Questions — Home Department: Helicopter Crash (Glasgow) (2 Dec 2013)
“May I thank the Secretary of State for this very difficult statement and for allowing me early sight of it this afternoon? May I also join him, from these Benches, in paying tribute to the magnificent response from the emergency services? I do not think any of us will forget the deepening chill we felt on Friday evening as the true horror of these events became apparent. The response from the...”
- Business of the House (28 Nov 2013)
“Can we have a debate about the cost of Government hospitality, particularly when this week Scottish celebrities are tripping over themselves to snub the Prime Minister’s lavish St Andrew’s day union bash? We learned this morning that even the Prime Minister has decided to snub his own event. Does the Leader of the House have any idea who is actually going to attend?”
- Energy and Climate Change: Tobacco Packaging (28 Nov 2013)
“I, too, welcome the Government’s U-turn. I am sure that the Minister has been following attentively the progress made on this issue by the Scottish National party Government, who have been able to make that progress because Lynton Crosby’s remit does not extend north of the border. Will she commend the SNP Government for taking the lead and work closely with Scottish Ministers to...”
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- Has spoken in 68 debates in the last year — well above average amongst MPs.
- Has received answers to 38 written questions in the last year — 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 50.98% of votes in this Parliament with this affiliation — well below average amongst MPs. (From Public Whip)
Note SNP MPs do not vote on legislation not affecting Scotland.
- 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") 453 times in debates — above average amongst MPs. (Why is this here?)
Register of Members’ Interests
Register last updated: 25 Nov 2013. More about the Register
Figures in brackets are ranks.Data from parliament.uk (source). Read 2004/05 – 2008/09 and 1st quarter 2009/10 receipts.
|Type||2008/09 (ranking out of 647)||2007/08 (ranking out of 645)||2006/07 (ranking out of 645)||2005/06||2004/05 (ranking out of 659)||2003/04 (ranking out of 658)||2002/03 (ranking out of 657)||2001/02 (ranking out of 657)|
|Staying away from main home||£19,900 (288th)||£21,737 (301st)||£19,101 (417th)||£18,018||£19,200 (351st)||£20,333 (joint 3rd with 149 others)||£18,198 (417th)||£15,833 (joint 205th with 1 other)|
|Office running costs||£23,364 (78th)||£24,165 (66th)||£19,331 (411th)||£21,238||£13,520 (542nd)||£17,866 (476th)||£16,068 (516th)||£20,842 (141st)|
|Staffing costs||£97,871 (241st)||£76,669 (570th)||£77,724 (507th)||£63,857||£65,110 (542nd)||£61,195 (579th)||£61,029 (496th)||£34,005 (600th)|
|Communications Allowance||£8,784 (320th)||£10,297 (107th)||N/A||N/A||N/A||N/A||N/A||N/A|
|Members' Travel||£23,149 (11th)1||£24,609 (6th)2||£22,009 (15th)||£19,480||£22,419 (35th)||£24,003 (27th)||£20,580 (42nd)||£17,287 (36th)|
|Members' Staff Travel||£930 (84th)||£4,168 (3rd)||£2,980 (9th)||£3,693||£3,694 (12th)||£3,597 (8th)||£1,030 (167th)||£6,064 (1st)|
|Members' Spouse Travel||£0||£0||N/A||N/A||N/A||N/A||N/A||N/A|
|Members' Family Travel||£0||£0||N/A||N/A||N/A||N/A||N/A||N/A|
|Centrally Purchased Stationery||£4,806 (197th)||£1,204 (151st)||£1,349 (joint 184th with 1 other)||£1,289||£1,620 (153rd)||£1,906 (80th)||£2,091 (joint 76th with 1 other)||£1,820 (103rd)|
|Stationery: Associated Postage Costs||£3,838 (147th)||£3,626 (224th)||£4,228||£3,931 (193rd)||£6,795 (59th)||N/A||N/A|
|Centrally Provided Computer Equipment||£1,159 (joint 397th with 2 others)||£1,022 (joint 378th with 3 others)||£1,022||£1,912 (277th)||£1,912 (272nd)||£1,912 (269th)||£1,912 (254th)|
|Total||£178,804 (21st)||£167,846 (24th)||£147,142 (134th)||£132,825||£131,406 (joint 162nd with 1 other)||£137,607 (43rd)||£120,908 (146th)||£97,763 (119th)|