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Kenny MacAskill

Shadow SNP Spokesperson (Justice Team Member)

Scottish National Party MP for East Lothian

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Recent appearances

  • Commission on Justice in Wales 22 Jan 2020

    I concur with the point made by the hon. Member for Islwyn (Chris Evans) and others. I am contributing here not because I am a nationalist Member, but because this is about the best contribution to the administration of justice in Wales. I have great sympathy with my colleagues in my sister party, Plaid Cymru, but I am not commenting on that basis. The irony is that I am commenting because I...
  • Commission on Justice in Wales 22 Jan 2020

    My apologies, Mr Stringer. Legal aid and the position of women was touched upon in particular by the commission, because there are serious issues there. That must be addressed. Their needs are distinct, the challenges are different, and we must deal with that if we are to break the cycle of offending down through the generations. Equally—this is why it comes back to the requirement for...
  • A Green Industrial Revolution 15 Jan 2020

    As is customary—and, I believe, correct—I will start with a tribute to my predecessor. Martin Whitfield and I disagreed fundamentally on Scotland’s constitutional situation, but in many other aspects we were at one. I am conscious of the fact that he was tenacious in opposing Brexit, and equally assiduous in representing his constituency, so I know the standards that he has set. He will...

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Scottish National Party MP for East Lothian, Former Scottish National Party MSP for Edinburgh Eastern

Entered the House of Commons on 13 December 2019 — General election

Entered the Scottish Parliament on 6 May 1999 — Election

Left the Scottish Parliament on 23 March 2016 — Election

Also represented Edinburgh Eastern; Edinburgh East and Musselburgh; Lothians


Topics of interest

  • Foreign and Commonwealth Office
  • Department for Environment
  • Food and Rural Affairs
  • Pet Travel Scheme
  • Australia: Fires

Currently held offices

  • Shadow SNP Spokesperson (Justice Team Member) (since 7 Jan 2020)

Previous MPs in this constituency


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  • Has spoken in 1 debate since joining Parliament — well below average amongst MPs. See all Kenny MacAskill’s speeches
  • Has received answers to 2 written questions since joining Parliament — average amongst MPs.
  • Has voted in 100.00% of votes in this Parliament with this affiliation — well above 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 17–18 year old, going by the Flesch-Kincaid Grade Level score.
  • 31 people are tracking this MP — email me updates on Kenny MacAskill’s activity
  • Has used three-word alliterative phrases (e.g. "she sells seashells") 1 time in debates — below average amongst MPs. (Why is this here?)

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