Pete Wishart

Shadow SNP Spokesperson (Constitution)

Scottish National Party MP for Perth and North Perthshire

@PeteWishart https://facebook.com/PeteWishartPerth

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

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

Recent appearances

  • Girls’ Education: Business of the House 5 Sep 2019

    I thank the Leader of the House, esquire, for announcing whatever this is supposed to be for next week, and say to him that if he is starting to feel a bit tired, he should just feel free to have a little lie down. But perhaps if he is going to do that, he should mention it to his hon. Friends the Members for Pudsey (Stuart Andrew) and for Horsham (Jeremy Quin) next to him. According to the...
  • Deferred Divisions: Early Parliamentary General Election 4 Sep 2019

    I do not know whether my right hon. Friend noted last night the lack of enthusiasm from Scottish Conservatives for an early general election. That might have something to do with the fact that they are now at 20% in the polls and due to be decimated. If they vote for this tonight, would they not be turkeys voting for Christmas? If Ruth Davidson cannot stomach the Prime Minister, why should...
  • Priorities for Government 25 Jul 2019

    Why does the Prime Minister think he is so unpopular in Scotland? Just by him being Prime Minister, support for independence for Scotland rises to 53%. Is it all this Eton schoolboy bluster and buffoonery, or is it because he is prepared to take our nation out of the European Union against its will on a no-deal Brexit?

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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, House of Commons Commission (since 15 May 2019)
  • Member, Liaison Committee Sub-committee on the effectiveness and influence of the select committee system (since 13 Feb 2019)
  • Member, Liaison Committee (Commons) (since 6 Nov 2017)
  • Chair, Scottish Affairs Committee (since 12 Jul 2017)
  • 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, 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)

Numerology

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  • Has spoken in 99 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 66.07% of votes in this Parliament with this affiliation — well below average amongst MPs. (From Public Whip)
  • This MP’s speeches, in Hansard, are readable by an average 16–17 year old, going by the Flesch-Kincaid Grade Level score.
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  • Has used three-word alliterative phrases (e.g. "she sells seashells") 931 times in debates — well above average amongst MPs. (Why is this here?)

Register of Members’ Interests

Last updated: 2 Sep 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.
Fees received for appearing as part of Parliamentary rock band "MP4" on the Dave TV series ‘Unspun’ produced by Avalon Productions of 4A Exmoor St, London W10 6BD:
20 August 2018, received £740 for two live shows on 6 and 7 December 2017. Hours: 6 hrs. (Registered 03 September 2018)

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