Kenny MacAskill

Alba MP for East Lothian

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Kenny MacAskill’s voting in Parliament

Kenny MacAskill is a Alba MP, and on the vast majority of issues votes the same way as other Alba MPs.

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Last updated: 2 Mar 2022. Learn more about our voting records and what they mean.

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Kenny MacAskill has never rebelled against their party in the current parliament. Find out more.

Recent appearances

  • Upcoming Business – Commons: Main Chamber 19 Oct 2022

    Details to be provided – Kenny MacAskill. Ten Minute Rule Motion
  • Written Answers — Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs: Dogs: Imports 29 Sep 2022

    To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, pursuant to the Answer of 5 September 2022 to Question 40929 on Dogs: Imports, if he will publish a breakdown of the countries of origin of the dogs commercially imported into the UK from abroad in (a) 2020, (b) 2021 and (c) 2022.
  • Prayers - [Mr Speaker in the Chair] : The Growth Plan 23 Sep 2022

    The world has seen this dogma over orthodoxy before in Pinochet’s Chile with the adoption of the Chicago Boys. That tanked the Chilean economy, and this will do the same to the UK economy: the pound will tank, inflation will rise, unemployment will escalate and we will see social discord. The Chancellor says that tax is not simply about revenue, but about the economy. I agree, but it is...

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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
  • Home Office
  • Department for Business
  • Energy and Industrial Strategy
  • Department for Environment
  • Food and Rural Affairs
  • Foreign
  • Commonwealth and Development Office
  • Animal Experiments
  • Dogs: Imports
  • Prime Minister: Consultants
  • Yemen: Military Intervention
  • Julian Assange

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)

Register of Members’ Interests

Last updated: 5 Sep 2022.

1. Employment and earnings
Columnist for the Scots Magazine, DC Thompson & Co Ltd, 1 Albert Square, Dundee DD1 1DD. Until further notice, I receive £220 per month. Hours: 3 hrs per month. (Registered 09 January 2020)
Columnist, JPI Media for The Scotsman, Orchard Brae House, 30 Queensferry Road, Edinburgh EN4 2HS. Until further notice, I receive £200 per week. Hours: 3 hrs per week. (Registered 09 January 2020)

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