Kenny MacAskill

Shadow SNP Spokesperson (Justice Team Member)

Scottish National Party MP for East Lothian

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Kenny MacAskill’s voting in Parliament

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

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Recent appearances

  • Covid-19 22 Sep 2020

    We may well have to endure this for six months or more, but it is less than six weeks until the furlough scheme ends. Germany, France and even Ireland are extending furlough schemes for specific sectors. It is a political, not a health decision. Many communities in my constituency were devastated by political decisions made by a Tory Government in the 1980s that reaped mass unemployment. Are...
  • Transport: Transport Supply Chains: Covid-19 17 Sep 2020

    What recent steps he has taken to support the UK transport sector and its supply chains during the covid-19 outbreak.
  • Transport: Transport Supply Chains: Covid-19 17 Sep 2020

    Several of my constituents in the aviation sector have had their terms and conditions of employment unilaterally changed, and for the worse. While support for the sector is vital, surely when executive bonuses and dividend payments seem unaffected, the protection of workers’ rights is equally essential. Will the Minister commit to supporting the Employment (Dismissal and Re-employment) Bill...

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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

  • Home Office
  • Ministry of Justice
  • Department for Environment
  • Food and Rural Affairs
  • Department for Transport
  • Ministry of Defence
  • Animal Experiments
  • Prisons: Coronavirus
  • Porton Down: Animal Experiments
  • Prisoners: Radicalism
  • Rendition and Torture

Currently held offices

  • Member, Justice Committee (since 2 Mar 2020)
  • Shadow SNP Spokesperson (Justice Team Member) (since 7 Jan 2020)

Previous MPs in this constituency

Public bill committees (Sittings attended)

SNP MPs only attend sittings where the legislation pertains to Scotland.

Register of Members’ Interests

Last updated: 14 Sep 2020.

1. Employment and earnings
Columnist for the Scots Magazine, DC Thompson & Co Ltd, 1 Albert Square, Dundee DD1 1DD:
20 December 2019, received £250. Hours: 3 hrs. (Registered 09 January 2020)
Until further notice, I receive £220 per month. Hours: 3 hrs per month. (Registered 09 January 2020)
10 January 2020, received £540 from Biteback Publishing, Westminster Tower, 3 Albert Embankment, London SE1 1SP, for publishing a book. Hours: none since my election. (Registered 09 January 2020)
Columnist, JPI Media for The Scotsman, Orchard Brae House, 30 Queensferry Road, Edinburgh EN4 2HS:
13 December 2019, received £800. Hours: 3 hrs. (Registered 09 January 2020)
Until further notice, I receive £200 per week. Hours: 3 hrs per week. (Registered 09 January 2020)

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