Pete Wishart

Perth and North Perthshire Scottish National Party

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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")Details
  • Voted strongly for paying higher benefits over longer periods for those unable to work due to illness or disabilityDetails
  • Voted very strongly against an equal number of electors per parliamentary constituencyDetails
  • Voted moderately against fewer MPs in the House of CommonsDetails
  • Voted strongly for removing hereditary peers from the House of LordsDetails
  • Voted very strongly for a more proportional system for electing MPsDetails

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Pete Wishart hardly ever rebelled against their party in this parliament

Recent appearances

  • Written Answers — Home Department: EU Justice and Home Affairs 10 Apr 2014

    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department (1) what discussion she has had with Ministers in the Scottish Government on transitional arrangements to cover the potential gap between the UK Government opting out of EU justice measures and negotiating its re-entry into specific measures; (2) what assessment she has made of the potential effect on Scotland's justice system of the UK...
  • Oral Answers to Questions — Foreign and Commonwealth Office: New Clause 4 — Report on increasing the additional rate of income tax to 50% 8 Apr 2014

    I am sure my hon. Friend will agree that what happened to the Labour party that evening was cataclysmic. Does he have any explanation as to why the Labour party missed that vote that evening? Something from the Whips Office suggested headless chickens, but that would be showing disrespect to headless chickens. Does he have any idea why Labour abstained on what was one of the key policies at...
  • Justice and Home Affairs Opt-out 7 Apr 2014

    There is one group the Justice Secretary has not had any discussions with: the devolved Parliaments and Assemblies. Given that this has such a significant impact on our delivery of devolved services, why has he not listened to the Government in Scotland and the devolved Assemblies in Wales and Northern Ireland?

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Scottish National Party MP for Perth and North Perthshire

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Topics of interest

  • Home Department
  • Culture Media and Sport
  • Scotland
  • Treasury
  • Defence
  • Departmental Expenditure
  • Scotland
  • Press Releases
  • Departmental ICT
  • Asylum: Finance

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 68 debates in the last year — well above average amongst MPs.
  • Has received answers to 45 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 50.88% of votes in this Parliament with this affiliation — well below average amongst MPs. (From Public Whip)
  • 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.
  • 87 people are tracking this MP — email me updates on Pete Wishart’s activity
  • Has used three-word alliterative phrases (e.g. "she sells seashells") 471 times in debates — above average amongst MPs. (Why is this here?)

Register of Members’ Interests

Last updated: 7 Apr 2014.

2. Remunerated employment, office, profession etc
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)
I receive payments for my published works from the Performing Rights Society.

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