Alex Salmond

Former MP, Gordon; Former MSP, Gordon

Gordon Scottish National Party

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  • Exiting the European Union: Points of Order 27 Apr 2017

    On a point of order, Mr Speaker. Have you had any notification of a statement from the Minister at the Cabinet Office—or, indeed, the Prime Minister herself—on the Channel 4 report of last evening, which suggested that the Crown Prosecution Service has to report on 30 individuals for possible prosecution between 20 May and the early part of June? Given that many of them are...
  • Exiting the European Union: Topical Questions 27 Apr 2017

    The Secretary of State is a wise man, and we all read his wise article in The Irish Times on 5 September last year, in which he said that Ireland did not have to choose between Europe and the United Kingdom but could commit itself to expanded trade and commerce with both. Ireland is a big market for England, but it is not the biggest. Given the Secretary of State’s wise words in...
  • Written Answers — Department for Work and Pensions: Multiple Sclerosis 27 Apr 2017

    To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what assessment he has made of the needs of people with MS as part of the Government's recently launched consultation on disability, health and work.

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Former Scottish National Party MP for Gordon, Former Scottish National Party MSP for Aberdeenshire East

Entered the House of Commons on 11 June 1987 — General election

Left the House of Commons on 3 May 2017 — Dissolved for election

Entered the Scottish Parliament on 6 May 1999 — Election

Left the Scottish Parliament on 23 March 2016 — Election

Also represented Aberdeenshire East; Banff and Buchan

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Alex Salmond campaigned to remain in the European Union Source: BBC

  • Treasury
  • Trade and Industry
  • Defence
  • Environment Food and Rural Affairs
  • Home Department
  • Correspondence
  • Members: Correspondence
  • Media Relations
  • Advertising
  • Trident

Other offices held in the past

  • Shadow SNP Westminster Group Leader (International Affairs and Europe) (13 May 2015 to 3 May 2017)
  • First Minister of Scotland (16 May 2007 to 19 Nov 2014)
  • Parliamentary Leader (Westminster) (2 Aug 2006 to 29 Aug 2007)
  • Parliamentary Leader (16 Jan 2006 to 2 Aug 2006)
  • Leader, Scottish National Party (3 Sep 2004 to 13 Nov 2014)
  • Parliamentary Leader (Westminster) (19 Jan 2004 to 16 Jan 2006)
  • Spokesperson (Constitutional Affairs; Treasury) (19 Jan 2004 to 16 Jan 2006)
  • Leader, Scottish National Party (22 Sep 1990 to 26 Sep 2000)
  • Deputy Leader, Scottish National Party (26 Sep 1987 to 22 Sep 1990)
  • Member, Energy Committee (17 Jun 1987 to 16 Mar 1992)

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  • Has spoken in 70 debates in the last year — well above average amongst MPs. See all Alex Salmond’s speeches
  • Has received answers to 36 written questions in the last year — above average amongst MPs.
  • Replied within 2 or 3 weeks to a very low number of messages sent via WriteToThem.com during 2015, according to constituents.
  • Has voted in 44.54% of votes in this Parliament with this affiliation — well below average amongst MPs. (From Public Whip)
  • People have made 19 annotations on this MP’s speeches — well above average amongst MPs.
  • This MP’s speeches, in Hansard, are readable by an average 19–20 year old, going by the Flesch-Kincaid Grade Level score.
  • 139 people are tracking this MP
  • Has used three-word alliterative phrases (e.g. "she sells seashells") 975 times in debates — well above average amongst MPs. (Why is this here?)

Register of Members’ Interests

Last updated: 2 May 2017.

1. Employment and earnings
From the General Election until 5 May 2016, I received £1,641 a month from the Scottish Parliament, Edinburgh EH99 1SP, for my role as a MSP. Hours: these varied greatly depending on whether the Scottish Parliament was in session and the constituency work undertaken. (Registered 29 June 2015; updated 8 July 2015 and 28 July 2016)
From the General Election until 30 June 2016, Chronicles of Deer received £13,500 (£27,000 in total) each quarter from both DC Thomson, Courier Buildings, Dundee DD1 1DA and its subsidiary Aberdeen Journals, PO Box 43, Lang Stracht, Mastrick AB15 6DF, for articles and interviews shared by the newspapers and online platforms of these two companies. Hours: 6 hrs per week. This includes payment received on 31 July 2015 for the period April to June 2015. I consulted ACoBA about this appointment. (Registered 24 August 2015; updated 27 July 2016)
From 1 July 2016 until further notice Chronicles of Deer Ltd will receive £5,000 plus VAT quarterly from Aberdeen Press and Journal, The Press and Journal, PO Box 43, Lang Stracht, Mastrick, AB15 6DF. This is for weekly video column contributions. Expected hours: 16 hrs per quarter. (Registered 27 July 2016)
25 July 2016, £15,000 plus VAT received by Chronicles of Deer Ltd from Global Radio, LBC, 30 Leicester Square, London WC2H 7LA. This is related to contributions to a radio phone-in show and other LBC programmes in the period from January 2016 to end June 2016. Hours: normally 30 mins per week; 10-15 hours in total. (Registered 27 July 2016)
21 March 2017, £500 plus VAT received by Chronicles of Deer from Trinity Mirror (Daily Record, Daily Record Bldg, 40 Anderston Quay, Glasgow G3 8DA). This was a one-off payment in relation to an article I wrote in 2016 for the Daily Record newspaper. Hours: 2 hrs. (Registered 18 April 2017)
3. Gifts, benefits and hospitality from UK sources
Name of donor: Racecourse Association Ltd
Address of donor: Winkfield Road, Ascot SL5 7HX

Amount of donation or nature and value if donation in kind: due to my membership of the All-Party Parliamentary Group on Racing, a metal badge entitling the bearer to admittance to certain race meetings in the UK during 2016. The badge is not available for purchase but its estimated value is between £0 - £1,000, depending on usage.

Date received: 8 February 2016

Date accepted: 8 February 2016

Donor status: company, registration 93447

(Registered 12 February 2016)
Name of donor: Gleneagles Hotel Ltd
Address of donor: Auchterarder, Perthshire PH3 1NF

Amount of donation or nature and value if donation in kind: For one night’s accommodation and hospitality for me and my wife with a total value of £1,495

Date received: 8 September 2016

Date accepted: 8 September 2016

Donor status: company, registration SC097000

(Registered 05 October 2016)
Name of donor: Racecourse Association Ltd
Address of donor: Winkfield Road, Ascot SL5 7HX

Amount of donation or nature and value if donation in kind: due to my membership of the All-Party Parliamentary Group on Racing, a metal badge entitling the bearer to admittance to certain race meetings in the UK during 2017. The badge is not available for purchase but its estimated value is between £0 - £1,000, depending on usage.

Date received: 14 December 2016

Date accepted: 14 December 2016

Donor status: company, registration 93447

(Registered 21 December 2016)
Name of donor: Scottish Racing Marketing Ltd
Address of donor: Hamilton Park Racecourse, Bothwell Road, Hamilton, ML3 0DW

Amount of donation or nature and value if donation in kind: due to my membership of the All-Party Parliamentary Group on Racing, a metal badge entitling the bearer to admittance to every race meeting in Scotland during 2017. The badge is not available for purchase but its estimated value is between £0 - £1,000, depending on usage.

Date received: 19 December 2016

Date accepted: 19 December 2016

Donor status: company, registration 82990

(Registered 22 December 2016)
4. Visits outside the UK
Name of donor: Harper Collins
Address of donor: The News Building, 1 London Bridge St, London SE1 9GF

Amount of donation (or estimate of the probable value): flights and accommodation for me, my wife and one member of staff, with an estimated total value of £9,200

Destination of visit: Toronto and New York

Date of visit: 4-8 April 2016

Purpose of visit: to take part in a number of book events to promote my book.

(Registered 04 May 2016)
Name of donor: Credit Suisse
Address of donor: Uetlibergstrasse 231, P.O. Box 700, CH 8070 Zurich, Switzerland

Amount of donation (or estimate of the probable value): flights and accommodation for me and two members of staff with an estimated total value of £11,386.77

Destination of visit: Singapore

Date of visit: 21-22 April 2016

Purpose of visit: invited to be the guest speaker at the Global Megatrends Conference.

(Registered 17 May 2016)
7. (i) Shareholdings: over 15% of issued share capital
Chronicles of Deer; company for publishing books and writings. (Registered 02 June 2015)
8. Miscellaneous
From 7 September 2015, Trustee of the UK Holocaust Memorial Foundation (unremunerated). (Registered 15 September 2015)
From 18 January 2016, Director of the Westminster Foundation For Democracy Ltd (unremunerated), as the representative of the SNP on the All-Party Board. (Registered 12 February 2016)

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