Pete Wishart

MP, Perth and North Perthshire

Perth and North Perthshire Scottish National Party

Pete Wishart’s voting in Parliament

Pete Wishart is a Scottish National Party MP, and so on the vast majority of issues votes the same way as other Scottish National Party MPs.

This is a selection of Pete Wishart’s votes.

  • Almost always voted for paying higher benefits over longer periods for those unable to work due to illness or disability Show votes
  • Consistently voted against replacing Trident with a new nuclear weapons system Show votes
  • Has never voted on reducing central government funding of local government
  • Almost always voted against a reduction in spending on welfare benefits Show votes
  • Voted a mixture of for and against encouraging occupational pensions Show votes
  • Generally voted for a wholly elected House of Lords Show votes

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Pete Wishart never rebelled against their party in this parliament

Recent appearances

  • Business of the House 26 Nov 2015

    I also thank the Leader of the House for announcing next week’s business. I apologise to him for having neither Chairman Mao nor Shakespeare to offer him this afternoon. Regarding the debate on Syria, Scottish National party Members remain concerned that nothing has been timetabled. We need to see firm proposals on when the matter will be brought to the House, particularly because, as...
  • Opposition Day — [11th Allotted Day]: Trident 24 Nov 2015

  • Opposition Day — [11th Allotted Day]: Trident 24 Nov 2015

    We know that the Labour party is currently in a total and utter shambles and mess over Trident, but if the outcome of the review that is being undertaken by the former Mayor of London is a recommendation that the Labour party support its leader on the issue of unilateral disarmament, will the rest of the party back him?

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Scottish National Party MP for Perth and North Perthshire

Entered the 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
  • Scotland
  • Treasury
  • Defence
  • Departmental Expenditure
  • Scotland
  • Press Releases
  • Departmental ICT
  • Asylum: Finance

Currently held offices

  • Member, Speaker's Committee for the Independent Parliamentary Standards Authority (since 10 Nov 2015)
  • Member, Liaison Committee (Commons) (since 10 Sep 2015)
  • Chair, Scottish Affairs Committee (since 18 Jun 2015)
  • Member, Speaker's Committee on the Electoral Commission (since 15 Jun 2015)
  • Shadow SNP Westminster Group Leader (Leader of the House of Commons) (since 20 May 2015)

Other offices held in the past

  • Member, Speaker's Advisory Committee on Works of Art (18 Nov 2010 to 9 Nov 2012)
  • Shadow SNP Spokesperson (Constitution) (15 Jun 2010 to 20 May 2015)
  • Shadow SNP Spokesperson (Culture and Sport) (15 Jun 2010 to 20 May 2015)
  • Member, Scottish Affairs Committee (24 Nov 2008 to 6 May 2010)
  • Member, Speaker's Advisory Committee on Works of Art (1 Jan 2008 to 6 May 2010)
  • Shadow Spokesperson (Home Affairs) (10 Oct 2007 to 6 May 2010)
  • Shadow Spokesperson (Justice) (10 Oct 2007 to 6 May 2010)
  • Member, Administration Committee (12 Jul 2005 to 24 Nov 2008)
  • Shadow Spokesperson (Cabinet Office) (10 May 2005 to 10 Oct 2007)
  • Shadow Spokesperson (International Development) (10 May 2005 to 6 May 2010)
  • Member, Catering Committee (28 May 2004 to 11 Apr 2005)
  • Opposition Whip (Commons) (1 Jun 2001 to 1 Jun 2007)
  • Shadow Spokesperson (Transport) (10 May 2001 to 5 May 2005)
  • Shadow Spokesperson (Culture, Media and Sport) (10 May 2001 to 6 May 2010)
  • Shadow Spokesperson (Environment, Food and Rural Affairs) (10 May 2001 to 5 May 2005)

Public bill committees (Sittings attended)


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  • Has spoken in 73 debates in the last year — well above average amongst MPs.
  • Has received answers to 11 written questions in the last year — average amongst MPs.
  • Replied within 2 or 3 weeks to a high number of messages sent via during 2008, according to constituents.
  • Has voted in 75.00% of votes in this Parliament with this affiliation — average amongst MPs. (From Public Whip)
  • People have made 11 annotations on this MP’s speeches — above 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.
  • 112 people are tracking this MP — email me updates on Pete Wishart’s activity
  • Has used three-word alliterative phrases (e.g. "she sells seashells") 597 times in debates — well above average amongst MPs. (Why is this here?)

Register of Members’ Interests

Last updated: 9 Nov 2015.

1. Employment and earnings
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 £1,352 for my recorded works from EMI records. No additional hours worked. (Registered 31 December 2014)
Received payment of £2,221.23 for my recorded works from Ridge Records. No additional hours worked. (Registered 31 December 2014)
I receive payments for my published works from the Performing Rights Society.

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