Kenny MacAskill

Alba MP for East Lothian

About your Member of Parliament

Your MP (Kenny MacAskill) represents you, and all of the people who live in East Lothian, at the UK Parliament in Westminster.

MPs split their time between Parliament and their constituency. In Parliament, they debate and vote on new laws, review existing laws, and question the Government. In the constituency, their focus is on supporting local people and championing local issues. They have a small staff team who help with casework, maintain their diaries, and monitor their inbox.

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Alba 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

Party was Scottish National Party until 25 Mar 2021

Also represented Edinburgh Eastern; Edinburgh East and Musselburgh; Lothians


Topics of interest

  • Ministry of Defence
  • Foreign
  • Commonwealth and Development Office
  • Department for Energy Security and Net Zero
  • Home Office
  • Department for Business
  • Energy and Industrial Strategy
  • Energy: Meters
  • Yemen: Military Intervention
  • Dogs: Imports
  • Julian Assange
  • Animal Experiments

Other offices held in the past

  • Member, Justice Committee ( 2 Mar 2020 to 25 May 2021)
  • Shadow SNP Spokesperson (Justice Team Member) ( 7 Jan 2020 to 29 Mar 2021)

Previous MPs in this constituency

Public bill committees (Sittings attended)

Recent appearances

  • Upcoming Business – Commons: Main Chamber 1 Jan 1970

    Broadcasting (Listed Sporting Events) (Scotland) Bill: Second Reading – Kenny MacAskill. Private Members' Bills
  • Zero-emission Buses — [Andrew Rosindell in the Chair] 21 May 2024

    It is a pleasure to serve under your chairmanship, Mr Rosindell. I start by congratulating the hon. Member for North Antrim (Ian Paisley) on securing the debate. I thought his speech was both passionate and spot on in terms of analysis and presentation. He and I may disagree on many aspects—in particular, on the constitution—but on his analysis of the requirement for these buses to be...
  • Energy Security and Net Zero: Grangemouth Oil Refinery 21 May 2024

    What recent discussions she has had with trade unions on the future of Grangemouth oil refinery beyond 2025.

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Last updated: 13 May 2024.

1. Employment and earnings
Role, work or services: Columnist
Payer: The Scots Magazine, DC Thompson & Co Ltd, 1 Albert Square, Dundee DD1 1DD
Remuneration: £220 a month
Hours: 3 hrs a month
(Registered 9 January 2020)
Role, work or services: Columnist
Payer: JPI Media (owner of The Scotsman), Orchard Brae House, 30 Queensferry Road, Edinburgh EN4 2HS
Remuneration: £200 a week
Hours: 3 hrs a week
(Registered 9 January 2020)

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