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 against a reduction in spending on welfare benefits Show votes
0 votes for, 18 votes against, 5 absences, between 2015–2016
Consistently voted for removing hereditary peers from the House of Lords Show votes
1 vote for, 0 votes against, in 2016
Consistently voted against replacing Trident with a new nuclear weapons system Show votes
0 votes for, 4 votes against, in 2016
Consistently voted against fewer MPs in the House of Commons Show votes
0 votes for, 2 votes against, in 2016
Almost always voted for more EU integration Show votes
24 votes for, 2 votes against, 5 absences, between 2016–2017
Consistently voted against an equal number of electors per parliamentary constituency Show votes
0 votes for, 1 vote against, in 2016
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Mhairi Black has occasionally rebelled against their party in the current parliament. Find out more.
Last updated: 4 Dec 2017
I accept what the hon. Lady said for the record, but does she also accept that zero-hours contracts—certainly in the experience of my constituents and even people I know—are forced on people? Not only are they expected to function with a household and often with a livelihood and children; they also live with uncertainty about how much money will be coming in. That, unfortunately,...
I congratulate the hon. Member for Chichester (Gillian Keegan) on securing this debate on an often neglected but none the less important issue. I also congratulate her on being, I believe, the first female MP to represent her area—well done on that. When doing research ahead of this debate, I was disheartened, although not surprised, to learn that people aged 16 to 24 are more likely...
I genuinely appreciate the hon. Lady’s point, but if she is suggesting that all young people benefit from zero-hours contracts, she is on a different planet. If that is not what she is saying, that is fine. That kind of overly positive attitude towards zero-hours contracts is something that we would read in a Tory party briefing, rather than any other briefing. I suspect that the...
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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
- Cabinet Office
- Attorney General
- Jobseeker's Allowance: Disqualification
- Post Office: Redundancy Pay
- Pensions: Young People
- Industrial Injuries Disablement Benefit: Asbestos
Currently held offices
- 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 10 debates in the last year — well below average amongst MPs. See all Mhairi Black’s speeches
- Has received answers to 4 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 56.67% of votes in this Parliament with this affiliation — well below average amongst MPs. (From Public Whip)
- People have made 4 annotations on this MP’s speeches — average amongst MPs.
- 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") 61 times in debates — below average amongst MPs. (Why is this here?)
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