A selection of Mhairi Black's votes
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Voted for a more proportional system for electing MPs Show votes
1 vote for, 0 votes against, 1 absence, between 2015–2016
Voted against an equal number of electors per parliamentary constituency Show votes
0 votes for, 1 vote against, in 2016
Consistently voted against a referendum on the UK's membership of the EU Show votes
0 votes for, 4 votes against, between 2015–2016
Voted for removing hereditary peers from the House of Lords Show votes
1 vote for, 0 votes against, in 2016
Generally voted for more EU integration Show votes
51 votes for, 4 votes against, 20 absences, between 2017–2019
Almost always voted against a reduction in spending on welfare benefits Show votes
0 votes for, 18 votes against, 5 absences, between 2015–2016
We have lots more plain English analysis of Mhairi Black’s voting record on issues like health, welfare, taxation and more. Visit Mhairi Black’s full vote analysis page for more.
As you were.
Is my right hon. Friend as confused as I am? I listened to the Queen’s Speech and heard the Prime Minister talk about the economic opportunities and how the economy is thriving under this Conservative Government. How, then, can they still somehow not find the money for women born in the 1950s who paid in for their pensions but have not received a penny back? Does my right hon. Friend agree...
In 2014, as has been pointed out, Scotland voted to remain in the UK, and it did so on the promise that the only way to ensure our EU membership was through voting no to independence. When 2016 came, we had another referendum and Scotland—including my constituency and every other constituency in Scotland—voted to remain in the EU. Since the Prime Minister has brought us towards this...
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Former Scottish National Party MP for Paisley and Renfrewshire South
Entered the House of Commons on 8 May 2015 — General election
Left the House of Commons on 6 November 2019 — Dissolved for election
Topics of interest
Mhairi Black campaigned to remain in the European Union
- Department for Work and Pensions
- HM Treasury
- Home Office
- Department for Business
- Innovation and Skills
- Department for Transport
- Visas: Ministers of Religion
- Post Office: Redundancy Pay
- Jobseeker's Allowance: Disqualification
- Industrial Injuries Disablement Benefit: Asbestos
- Motor Vehicles: Noise
Other offices held in the past
- Shadow SNP Spokesperson (Children and Families) (1 Jul 2018 to 6 Nov 2019)
- Shadow SNP Deputy Spokesperson (Equalities) (1 Jul 2018 to 6 Nov 2019)
- Shadow SNP Deputy Spokesperson (Disabilities) (1 Jul 2018 to 6 Nov 2019)
- Shadow SNP Spokesperson (Pensions) (20 Jun 2017 to 6 Nov 2019)
- Shadow SNP Spokesperson (Youth affairs) (20 Jun 2017 to 6 Nov 2019)
- Member, Work and Pensions Committee (8 Jul 2015 to 3 May 2017)
Previous MPs in this constituency
Public bill committees (Sittings attended)
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- Has spoken in 20 debates in the last year — below average amongst MPs. See all Mhairi Black’s speeches
- Has received answers to 11 written questions in the last year — below average amongst MPs.
- Replied within 2 or 3 weeks to a low number of messages sent via WriteToThem.com during 2015, according to constituents.
- Has voted in 59.18% of votes in this Parliament with this affiliation — well below 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 16–17 year old, going by the Flesch-Kincaid Grade Level score.
- 164 people are tracking this MP
- Has used three-word alliterative phrases (e.g. "she sells seashells") 88 times in debates — well below average amongst MPs. (Why is this here?)
Register of Members’ Interests
Last updated: 5 Nov 2019.
1. Employment and earnings
From 3 October 2015, weekly newspaper column for The National, Newsquest Media (Herald & Times) Ltd, 200 Renfield St, Glasgow G2 3QB, for which I receive £150 per week until further notice. Hours: approx. 3 hrs per week. Payments are made direct to charity. First payment of £900 received on 1 December 2015. (Registered 18 December 2015; updated 5 January 2016)
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