Pete Wishart

Scottish National Party MP for Perth and North Perthshire

@PeteWishart https://facebook.com/PeteWishartPerth

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Pete Wishart’s voting in Parliament

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

However, Pete Wishart sometimes differs from their party colleagues, such as:

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Pete Wishart has never rebelled against their party in the current parliament. Find out more.

Recent appearances

  • Smaller Musical Genres: Scotland 31 Jan 2023

    I beg to move, That this House has considered Government support for smaller musical genres in Scotland. I look forward to serving under you in the Chair, Sir Mark, in this afternoon’s short but hopefully important debate. I refer to my entry in the Register of Members’ Financial Interests. When I was thinking about how to open this debate, I thought I would start with something profound...
  • Smaller Musical Genres: Scotland 31 Jan 2023

    Absolutely; my hon. Friend is quite right to mention Celtic Connections, because they do not come any better than that. I remember when it all kicked off, back in 1993. It was a few concerts in the concert hall in Glasgow. It is now at practically every venue in central Glasgow, and I think it goes on for 10 days. Of course, like my hon. Friend, I will have the great pleasure of attending a...
  • Smaller Musical Genres: Scotland 31 Jan 2023

    My hon. Friend is absolutely correct in her assessment and description of the wonderful work that goes on in the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland. It has fantastic staff. I have not had an opportunity to visit for a while, so I will put that on my list now; I will definitely go and see it. John Wallace, a distinguished former leader of the conservatoire, asked what the point of cutting all...

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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

Pete Wishart campaigned to remain in the European Union Source: BBC

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

Currently held offices

  • Member, Liaison Committee (Commons) (since 20 May 2020)
  • Chair, Scottish Affairs Committee (since 27 Jan 2020)
  • Chair, Scottish Affairs Committee (since 27 Jan 2020)

Other offices held in the past

  • Shadow SNP Spokesperson (Environment, Food and Rural Affairs) (8 Sep 2022 to 12 Dec 2022)
  • Shadow SNP Leader of the House of Commons (1 Feb 2021 to 8 Sep 2022)
  • Chair, Scottish Affairs Committee (27 Jan 2020 to 6 May 2010)
  • Chair, Scottish Affairs Committee (27 Jan 2020 to 6 Nov 2019)
  • Chair, Scottish Affairs Committee (27 Jan 2020 to 3 May 2017)
  • Chair, Scottish Affairs Committee (27 Jan 2020 to 6 Nov 2019)
  • Chair, Scottish Affairs Committee (27 Jan 2020 to 3 May 2017)
  • Shadow SNP Spokesperson (Cabinet Office) (7 Jan 2020 to 1 Feb 2021)
  • Member, Members Estimate Committee (15 May 2019 to 8 Sep 2022)
  • Member, House of Commons Commission (15 May 2019 to 8 Sep 2022)
  • Member, Liaison Committee Sub-committee on the effectiveness and influence of the select committee system (13 Feb 2019 to 6 Nov 2019)
  • Member, Liaison Committee (Commons) (6 Nov 2017 to 6 Nov 2019)
  • Chair, Scottish Affairs Committee (12 Jul 2017 to 6 Nov 2019)
  • Chair, Scottish Affairs Committee (12 Jul 2017 to 6 Nov 2019)
  • Shadow SNP Spokesperson (Constitution) (20 Jun 2017 to 1 Feb 2021)
  • Shadow SNP Leader of the House of Commons (20 Jun 2017 to 7 Jan 2020)
  • Member, Speaker's Committee for the Independent Parliamentary Standards Authority (10 Nov 2015 to 3 May 2017)
  • Member, Liaison Committee (Commons) (10 Sep 2015 to 3 May 2017)
  • Chair, Scottish Affairs Committee (18 Jun 2015 to 3 May 2017)
  • Chair, Scottish Affairs Committee (18 Jun 2015 to 3 May 2017)
  • Member, Speaker's Committee on the Electoral Commission (15 Jun 2015 to 3 May 2017)
  • Shadow SNP Westminster Group Leader (Leader of the House of Commons) (20 May 2015 to 20 Jun 2017)
  • Member, Speaker's Advisory Committee on Works of Art (18 Nov 2010 to 9 Nov 2012)
  • Shadow SNP Spokesperson (Culture and Sport) (15 Jun 2010 to 20 May 2015)
  • Shadow SNP Spokesperson (Constitution) (15 Jun 2010 to 20 May 2015)
  • Member, Scottish Affairs Committee (24 Nov 2008 to 27 Jan 2020)
  • 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 (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)
  • Shadow Spokesperson (Transport) (10 May 2001 to 5 May 2005)

Public bill committees (Sittings attended)

SNP MPs only attend sittings where the legislation pertains to Scotland.

Register of Members’ Interests

Last updated: 23 Jan 2023.

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.
29 November 2022, received £1,069 for my recorded works from Chrysalis Records. Hours: no additional hours. (Registered 16 December 2022)
29 November 2022, received £1,693 for my recorded works with Ridge Records. Hours: no additional hours. (Registered 16 December 2022)
I receive payments for my published works from the Performing Rights Society.

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