Angus MacNeil

MP, Na h-Eileanan an Iar

Na h-Eileanan an Iar Scottish National Party

Angus MacNeil’s voting in Parliament

Angus MacNeil 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 Angus MacNeil’s votes.

  • Consistently voted against fewer MPs in the House of Commons Show votes
  • Generally voted against greater restrictions on campaigning by third parties, such as charities, during elections 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
  • Consistently voted against raising England’s undergraduate tuition fee cap to £9,000 per year Show votes
  • Almost always voted against a reduction in spending on welfare benefits Show votes

We have lots more plain English analysis of Angus MacNeil’s voting record on issues like health, welfare, taxation and more. Visit Angus MacNeil’s full vote analysis page for more.

Angus MacNeil never rebelled against their party in this parliament

Recent appearances

  • Oral Answers to Questions — Education: Backbench Business — Middle East 30 Nov 2015

    I understand from the Chair of the Foreign Affairs Committee that the UK has eight planes in Iraq, of which two are active. If the UK is going to intervene in Syria, is it going to lessen its efforts against ISIS in Iraq or is it not? Or is it not bombing ISIS in Iraq intensely enough? We are only talking about one or two planes that will go in to Syria.
  • Oral Answers to Questions — Education: Backbench Business — Middle East 30 Nov 2015

    On a point of order, Madam Deputy Speaker. It has come to my attention, through BuzzFeed and Twitter, that the Prime Minister will make a statement on Syria after 7 pm. It seems that the statement will be on television, rather than in the House of Commons. Surely we are living in a parliamentary democracy, not a presidential system.
  • Oral Answers to Questions — Education: Backbench Business — Middle East 30 Nov 2015

    Is there not a problem in the eastern Mediterranean, as the Greek Prime Minister has attacked his Turkish counterpart on Twitter after the downing of a Russian plane, and there are regular air incursions by each country into the other? There have even been descriptions of dog fights between the two. That is no way for anyone to behave when we are facing the likes of ISIS.

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Scottish National Party MP for Na h-Eileanan an Iar

Entered the House of Commons on 5 May 2005 — General election


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Topics of interest

  • Transport
  • Treasury
  • Defence
  • Scotland
  • Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs
  • Cabinet: Glasgow
  • Departmental Lost Property
  • Departmental Visits Abroad
  • Disabled
  • Correspondence

Currently held offices

  • Member, Liaison Committee (Commons) (since 10 Sep 2015)
  • Chair, Energy and Climate Change Committee (since 18 Jun 2015)

Other offices held in the past

  • Shadow SNP Spokesperson (Tranpsort) (15 Jun 2010 to 30 Mar 2015)
  • Shadow SNP Spokesperson (Constitutional Reform) (15 Jun 2010 to 30 Mar 2015)
  • Shadow SNP Spokesperson (Scotland) (1 Jul 2008 to 30 Mar 2015)
  • Shadow Spokesperson (Work and Pensions) (1 Jul 2007 to 1 Jul 2008)
  • Member, Scottish Affairs Committee (12 Jul 2005 to 24 Nov 2008)
  • Shadow Spokesperson (Environment, Food and Rural Affairs) (10 May 2005 to 6 May 2010)
  • Shadow Spokesperson (Culture, Media and Sport) (5 May 2005 to 6 May 2010)

Previous MPs in this constituency

Public bill committees (Sittings attended)


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  • Has spoken in 82 debates in the last year — well above average amongst MPs.
  • Has received answers to 51 written questions in the last year — above 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 71.21% of votes in this Parliament with this affiliation — below average amongst MPs. (From Public Whip)
  • People have made 4 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.
  • 113 people are tracking this MP — email me updates on Angus MacNeil’s activity
  • Has used three-word alliterative phrases (e.g. "she sells seashells") 351 times in debates — above average amongst MPs. (Why is this here?)

Register of Members’ Interests

Last updated: 9 Nov 2015.

1. Employment and earnings
Tenant crofter on the Island of Barra.
6. Land and property: (i) value over £100,000 (ii) rental income of over £10,000 a year
Joint ownership of house in Fort William; (i) and (until May 2015) (ii) (Updated 23 June 2015)
Flat in Glasgow: (i) and (ii)
Flat in London: (i) and (ii)
9. Family members employed and paid from parliamentary expenses
I employ my wife, Jane MacNeil, as Parliamentary Assistant and Caseworker.

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