Mhairi Black’s voting in Parliament
Mhairi Black 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 selection of Mhairi Black’s votes.
Almost always voted for paying higher benefits over longer periods for those unable to work due to illness or disability Show votes
7 votes for, 0 votes against, 1 absence, between 2015–2016
Consistently voted against a referendum on the UK's membership of the EU Show votes
0 votes for, 4 votes against, between 2015–2016
Almost always voted against a reduction in spending on welfare benefits Show votes
0 votes for, 18 votes against, 5 absences, between 2015–2016
Consistently voted against fewer MPs in the House of Commons Show votes
0 votes for, 2 votes against, in 2016
Has never voted on reducing central government funding of local government
Voted against an equal number of electors per parliamentary constituency Show votes
0 votes for, 1 vote against, in 2016
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Last updated: 11 Feb 2019
On a point of order, Mr Speaker. This is something that has been troubling me for a few weeks now. When I first came here, I was told that the protocol of the Chamber is that hon. Members must never cross the line of sight between you and whoever is speaking. However, on multiple occasions this Chamber has emptied when my right hon. Friend the Member for Ross, Skye and Lochaber (Ian...
The Santander branch on Renfrew High Street is the sixth bank branch to close in the last three years across Renfrewshire. Does my hon. Friend agree that it is simply not good enough for banks to up sticks and leave without taking account of the digital and geographical constraints that are a reality for far too many of our constituents?
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Scottish National Party MP for Paisley and Renfrewshire South
Entered the House of Commons on 8 May 2015 — General election
Topics of interest
Mhairi Black campaigned to remain in the European Union
- Department for Work and Pensions
- Department for Business
- Innovation and Skills
- HM Treasury
- Department for Transport
- Cabinet Office
- Jobseeker's Allowance: Disqualification
- Post Office: Redundancy Pay
- Motor Vehicles: Noise
- Pensions: Young People
- Industrial Injuries Disablement Benefit: Asbestos
Currently held offices
- Shadow SNP Spokesperson (Children and Families) (since 1 Jul 2018)
- Shadow SNP Deputy Spokesperson (Equalities) (since 1 Jul 2018)
- Shadow SNP Deputy Spokesperson (Disabilities) (since 1 Jul 2018)
- Shadow SNP Spokesperson (Pensions) (since 20 Jun 2017)
- Shadow SNP Spokesperson (Youth affairs) (since 20 Jun 2017)
Other offices held in the past
- 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 18 debates in the last year — well below average amongst MPs. See all Mhairi Black’s speeches
- Has received answers to 2 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 57.14% of votes in this Parliament with this affiliation — well below average amongst MPs. (From Public Whip)
- This MP’s speeches, in Hansard, are readable by an average 16–17 year old, going by the Flesch-Kincaid Grade Level score.
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- Has used three-word alliterative phrases (e.g. "she sells seashells") 82 times in debates — below average amongst MPs. (Why is this here?)
Register of Members’ Interests
Last updated: 4 Feb 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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