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Peter Grant’s voting in Parliament
Peter Grant 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 Peter Grant’s votes.
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 for paying higher benefits over longer periods for those unable to work due to illness or disability Show votes
8 votes for, 0 votes against, between 2015–2016
Has never voted on reducing central government funding of local government
Generally voted for a more proportional system for electing MPs Show votes
2 votes for, 0 votes against, 1 absence, between 2015–2020
Almost always voted for more EU integration Show votes
65 votes for, 7 votes against, 11 absences, between 2017–2020
Last updated: 20 Jul 2020.
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Peter Grant has never rebelled against their party in the current parliament. Find out more.
China 20 Jul 2020
History teaches us that we cannot stay silent in the face of what is happening to China’s Uyghur community. That warning would be stark from anyone, but coming from the Holocaust Educational Trust, it should send a chill through all of us. Will the Secretary of State give an assurance that the Government will miss no opportunity to remind the Chinese Government that wholesale abuses of...
No matter how hard the Secretary of State tries to disguise it, this is a humiliating U-turn by a Government being forced to admit that they got it wrong in January. What assessment has been made of the additional damage to the economy, the additional cost to public finances in the UK, and the additional cost to devolved nations of the UK, of this Government taking the decision today that...
To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, with reference to the news story on the Veterans UK section of gov.uk entitled, COVID-19: changes to Veterans UK Services, published on 19 March, what steps he is taking to ensure that Veterans UK will be able to offer their full range of services as soon as possible as covid-19 lockdown restrictions are eased.
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Scottish National Party MP for Glenrothes
Entered the House of Commons on 8 May 2015 — General election
Topics of interest
Peter Grant campaigned to remain in the European Union
- Department for Work and Pensions
- Home Office
- Scotland Office
- Foreign and Commonwealth Office
- Ministry of Justice
- Children: Maintenance
- SG First Minister: Diplomatic Relations
- Ulster Unionist Party
- Universal Credit: Appeals
Currently held offices
- Member, Public Accounts Commission (since 18 Mar 2020)
- Member, Public Accounts Committee (since 2 Mar 2020)
- Shadow SNP Deputy Spokesperson (Treasury - Chief Secretary) (since 7 Jan 2020)
- Shadow SNP Spokesperson (Europe) (since 20 Jun 2017)
Other offices held in the past
- Member, Committee on the Future Relationship with the European Union (11 Sep 2017 to 6 Nov 2019)
- Shadow SNP Spokesperson (Exiting the European Union) (20 Jun 2017 to 7 Jan 2020)
- Member, Committee on the Future Relationship with the European Union (31 Oct 2016 to 3 May 2017)
- Member, Consolidation, &c., Bills (Joint Committee) (9 Nov 2015 to 3 May 2017)
- Member, European Scrutiny Committee (15 Jul 2015 to 28 Nov 2016)
Previous MPs in this constituency
Register of Members’ Interests
Last updated: 20 Jul 2020.
1. Employment and earnings
Payments from YouGov
plc, 50 Featherstone St, London EC1Y 8RT, for completing surveys. All fees donated to charities in my constituency
21 February 2020, payment of £80. Hours: approx. 1 hr. (Registered 03 July 2020)
21 April 2020, payment of £100. Hours: approx. 1 hr. (Registered 03 July 2020)
21 April 2020, payment of £50. Hours: approx. 1 hr. (Registered 03 July 2020)
Payment of £100 expected for a survey completed on 23 June 2020. Hours: approx. 1 hr. (Registered 03 July 2020)
Name of donor: Best for Britain
(UK-EU Open Policy Ltd)
Address of donor: International House, 24 Holborn Viaduct, London EC1A 2BN
Estimate of the probable value (or amount of any donation): Eurostar travel from London to Brussels £520; travel costs between destinations in Brussels £129.05; lunch & refreshments £25; total value £674.50
Destination of visit: Brussels (European Parliament
and various embassies)
Date of visit: 16 October 2019
Purpose of visit: Meetings with representatives of the European Parliament and some EU27
national governments to discuss the ongoing Brexit discussions.
(Registered 24 October 2019)
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