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- 2nd to 9th June 2020
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- 10th June 2020 onwards
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Anne McLaughlin’s voting in Parliament
Anne McLaughlin is a Scottish National Party MP, and on the vast majority of issues votes the same way as other Scottish National Party MPs.
This is a random selection of Anne McLaughlin’s votes.
Generally voted against an equal number of electors per parliamentary constituency Show votes
1 vote for, 3 votes against, 1 absence, between 2016–2020.
Almost always voted against a reduction in spending on welfare benefits Show votes
0 votes for, 28 votes against, 6 absences, between 2015–2022.
Generally voted for a more proportional system for electing MPs Show votes
2 votes for, 0 votes against, 1 absence, between 2015–2020.
Voted for a wholly elected House of Lords Show votes
1 vote for, 0 votes against, in 2016.
Generally voted for more EU integration Show votes
27 votes for, 5 votes against, 3 absences, between 2016–2022.
Consistently voted against replacing Trident with a new nuclear weapons system Show votes
0 votes for, 4 votes against, in 2016.
Last updated: 18 May 2022.
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Anne McLaughlin has never rebelled against their party in the current parliament. Find out more.
Pre-Payment Meters (Self-Disconnection) Bill: Second Reading – Anne McLaughlin.
I beg to move, That leave be given to bring in a Bill to require energy companies to allow a grace period before disconnecting customers with pre-payment meters who have run out of credit; to require energy companies to offer debt management support to all customers; and for connected purposes. I pay my gas and electricity bills by standing order, and I pay in arrears. If I stop paying those...
The Supreme Court today did not rule that Scotland should not be independent or that Scotland should not be able to have a referendum; it ruled that the existing legislation written by Unionist politicians does not allow the Scottish Government to make that decision, unless the UK Government are willing to amend it, as they did in 2014. That is the legal argument. I want to know what the...
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Scottish National Party MP for Glasgow North East, Former Scottish National Party MSP for Glasgow
Entered the House of Commons on 8 May 2015 — General election
Entered the Scottish Parliament on 11 February 2009 — Appointed, regional replacement
Left the Scottish Parliament on 23 March 2011 — Election
Also represented Glasgow
Topics of interest
Anne McLaughlin campaigned to remain in the European Union
- Home Office
- Department for Business
- Energy and Industrial Strategy
- Department for Work and Pensions
- Commonwealth and Development Office
- Ministry of Justice
- Refugees: Afghanistan
- Green Deal Scheme
- Asylum: Vetting
- Afghanistan: Chevening Scholarships Programme
Currently held offices
- Member, Public Order Bill Committee (since 25 May 2022)
- Member, Judicial Review and Courts Bill (since 27 Oct 2021)
- Member, Nationality and Borders Bill Committee (since 16 Sep 2021)
- Shadow SNP Spokesperson (Immigration, Asylum and Border Control) (since 1 Feb 2021)
- Shadow SNP Spokesperson (Justice) (since 1 Feb 2021)
Other offices held in the past
- Member, Women and Equalities Committee (25 May 2021 to 5 Jan 2022)
- Member, Committee of Privileges (2 Mar 2020 to 20 May 2021)
- Member, Committee on Standards (2 Mar 2020 to 20 May 2021)
- Shadow SNP Spokesperson (Women) (7 Jan 2020 to 1 Feb 2021)
- Shadow SNP Spokesperson (Equalities) (7 Jan 2020 to 1 Feb 2021)
- Shadow SNP Spokesperson (Civil Liberties) (20 May 2015 to 3 May 2017)
Previous MPs in this constituency
Future MPs in this constituency
Public bill committees (Sittings attended)
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Register of Members’ Interests
Last updated: 14 Nov 2022.
Board Member (unpaid) of Flag Up Scotland, Jamaica, a voluntary project that aims to develop a closer partnership between both nations. (Registered 11 January 2020)
From 15 September 2020, a member (unpaid) of the board of the Scottish Pantry Network, a charity dealing with food poverty whilst addressing environmental concerns at the same time. (Registered 20 April 2021)
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