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Pete Wishart

Shadow SNP Spokesperson (Constitution)

Scottish National Party MP for Perth and North Perthshire

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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:

  • Pete Wishart voted for restrictions on fees charged to tenants by letting agents, while most Scottish National Party MPs generally voted against. Show votes

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

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

Recent appearances

  • European Union (Withdrawal Agreement) Bill 9 Jan 2020

    It is a real pleasure to see you back where you belong, Mr Deputy Speaker—in the Chair—and I congratulate you on your stunning success in securing that position. I think that we have a fantastic team of Deputy Speakers, and I look forward to serving under you for years to come. I wish I could say that it is a pleasure and a privilege to follow the right hon. Member for North Shropshire...
  • European Union (Withdrawal Agreement) Bill 9 Jan 2020

    I am so grateful to the high priest of hard Brexiteers. The reason that UKIP and the Farageists—whatever incarnation they are on just now—have disappeared is that they have become the Conservative party. Their whole agenda has been accepted and subsumed into the Conservative party so that it is almost impossible to tell the modern Conservative party from the UKIP and the Farageists of the...
  • European Union (Withdrawal Agreement) Bill 9 Jan 2020

    My hon. Friend makes a good and concise point. I want to return to some of these issues, and I hope that he will come back in, because I think that this is worth being aired, discussed and debated in this House. It is an important key issue—[Interruption.] I can tell that the high priest wants to come back in again, and I will obviously indulge 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

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

  • Shadow SNP Spokesperson (Constitution) (since 20 Jun 2017)
  • Shadow SNP Leader of the House of Commons (since 20 Jun 2017)

Other offices held in the past

  • Member, House of Commons Commission (15 May 2019 to 6 Nov 2019)
  • 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)
  • 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)
  • 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 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 (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.

Numerology

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  • Has spoken in 88 debates in the last year — well above average amongst MPs. See all Pete Wishart’s speeches
  • Has received answers to 0 written questions in the last year — below average amongst MPs.
  • Replied within 2 or 3 weeks to a medium number of messages sent via WriteToThem.com during 2015, according to constituents.
  • Has voted in 78.57% of votes in this Parliament with this affiliation — well below average amongst MPs. (From Public Whip)
    Note SNP MPs do not generally vote on legislation not affecting Scotland, as these matters are devolved to the Scottish Parliament.
  • This MP’s speeches, in Hansard, are readable by an average 16–17 year old, going by the Flesch-Kincaid Grade Level score.
  • 89 people are tracking this MP — email me updates on Pete Wishart’s activity
  • Has used three-word alliterative phrases (e.g. "she sells seashells") 951 times in debates — well above average amongst MPs. (Why is this here?)

Register of Members’ Interests

Last updated: 5 Nov 2019.

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.
19 October 2018, received £1,393.72 for my recorded works from Ridge Records. Hours: no additional hours. (Registered 08 November 2018)
I receive payments for my published works from the Performing Rights Society.

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