Pete Wishart

MP, Perth and North Perthshire

Perth and North Perthshire Scottish National Party

Pete Wishart campaigned to remain in the European Union

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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 generally voted against higher taxes on banks, while most Scottish National Party MPs generally voted for. Show votes

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

Recent appearances

  • Previous Business – Commons: Select Committee 26 Oct 2016

    Procedure: English votes for English laws Standing Orders. 2:40 pm; Room 5, Palace of Westminster
    Witnesses: Pete Wishart MP, SNP Shadow Leader of the House of Commons
  • Private Members’ Bills 25 Oct 2016

    I do not think that we have ever witnessed such a depressing and dispiriting spectacle as the one we saw on Friday. A Government Minister got to his feet to talk out a private Member’s Bill. It was not political knockabout or a party political issue: it was a private Member’s Bill designed sensitively to try to ensure that generations of gay men were pardoned for crimes that no...
  • Plumbers’ Pensions 25 Oct 2016

    The Minister is very reassuring today, and I am grateful for the very generous responses given to the concerns. I get the sense that we are trying to resolve this, and the Green Paper is a great opportunity to do that. May I just make this plea to the Minister and seek clarity from him? Will there be retrospection to ensure that any plumber or anyone who is caught up in this situation before...

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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


Topics of interest

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

Currently held offices

  • Member, Speaker's Committee for the Independent Parliamentary Standards Authority (since 10 Nov 2015)
  • Member, Liaison Committee (Commons) (since 10 Sep 2015)
  • Chair, Scottish Affairs Committee (since 18 Jun 2015)
  • Member, Speaker's Committee on the Electoral Commission (since 15 Jun 2015)
  • Shadow SNP Westminster Group Leader (Leader of the House of Commons) (since 20 May 2015)

Other offices held in the past

  • Member, Speaker's Advisory Committee on Works of Art (18 Nov 2010 to 9 Nov 2012)
  • Shadow SNP Spokesperson (Constitution) (15 Jun 2010 to 20 May 2015)
  • Shadow SNP Spokesperson (Culture and Sport) (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 (Transport) (10 May 2001 to 5 May 2005)
  • 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)

Public bill committees (Sittings attended)


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  • Has spoken in 79 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 — well below average amongst MPs.
  • Replied within 2 or 3 weeks to a medium number of messages sent via during 2015, according to constituents.
  • Has voted in 64.12% of votes in this Parliament with this affiliation — below average amongst MPs. (From Public Whip)
  • People have made 8 annotations on this MP’s speeches — above 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.
  • 101 people are tracking this MP — email me updates on Pete Wishart’s activity
  • Has used three-word alliterative phrases (e.g. "she sells seashells") 653 times in debates — well above average amongst MPs. (Why is this here?)

Register of Members’ Interests

Last updated: 17 Oct 2016.

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.
30 October 2015, £1,844.48 for my recorded works from EMI/Warner. No additional hours worked. (Registered 12 November 2015)
30 October 2015, £991.15 for my recorded works from Ridge Records. No additional hours worked. (Registered 12 November 2015)
I receive payments for my published works from the Performing Rights Society.

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