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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.
Consistently voted against replacing Trident with a new nuclear weapons system Show votes
0 votes for, 4 votes against, in 2016
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 an equal number of electors per parliamentary constituency Show votes
0 votes for, 2 votes against, between 2016–2020
Voted for removing hereditary peers from the House of Lords Show votes
1 vote for, 0 votes against, in 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
Generally voted for a more proportional system for electing MPs Show votes
2 votes for, 0 votes against, 1 absence, between 2015–2020
Last updated: 20 Jul 2020.
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Mhairi Black has never rebelled against their party in the current parliament. Find out more.
To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, what comparative assessment he has made of trends in the level of per capita deaths as a result of covid-19 in Scotland and England.
To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland, what comparative assessment he has made of the Newly Self-employed Hardship Fund that was made available in Scotland compared and the support available to the self-employed during the covid-19 outbreak in England.
To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland, what comparative assessment he has made of the effectiveness of the lockdown restrictions that have been implemented due to the covid-19 outbreak in Scotland and England.
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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
- Scotland Office
- Home Office
- Cabinet Office
- Jobseeker's Allowance: Disqualification
- Universities: Scotland
- Visas: Ministers of Religion
- Post Office: Redundancy Pay
- Universal Credit
Currently held offices
- Member, Scottish Affairs Committee (since 4 May 2020)
- Shadow SNP Spokesperson (Scotland) (since 7 Jan 2020)
Other offices held in the past
- Shadow SNP Spokesperson (Children and Families) (1 Jul 2018 to 7 Jan 2020)
- Shadow SNP Deputy Spokesperson (Equalities) (1 Jul 2018 to 7 Jan 2020)
- Shadow SNP Deputy Spokesperson (Disabilities) (1 Jul 2018 to 7 Jan 2020)
- Shadow SNP Spokesperson (Pensions) (20 Jun 2017 to 7 Jan 2020)
- Shadow SNP Spokesperson (Youth affairs) (20 Jun 2017 to 7 Jan 2020)
- Member, Work and Pensions Committee (8 Jul 2015 to 3 May 2017)
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: 10 Aug 2020.
1. Employment and earnings
From 3 October 2015, newspaper column for The National, Newsquest Media (Herald & Times) Ltd, 200 Renfield St, Glasgow G2 3QB. From January 2019 until further notice, I receive £150 for each fortnightly column (previously £150 for each weekly column). Hours: approx. 3 hrs every second week. Payments are made direct to charity. First payment of £900 received on 1 December 2015. (Registered 18 December 2015; updated 05 January 2016 and 06 January 2020)
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