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Martin Docherty’s voting in Parliament
Martin Docherty 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 Martin Docherty’s votes.
Voted against fewer MPs in the House of Commons Show votes
0 votes for, 1 vote against, 2 absences, between 2016–2020.
Consistently voted against replacing Trident with a new nuclear weapons system Show votes
0 votes for, 4 votes 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.
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.
Voted against an equal number of electors per parliamentary constituency Show votes
0 votes for, 1 vote against, 1 absence, between 2016–2020.
Voted for a wholly elected House of Lords Show votes
1 vote for, 0 votes against, in 2016.
Last updated: 12 Oct 2020.
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May I first take this opportunity to congratulate the Minister on their new position? It is always good to see Dochertys in very lofty positions, even ones that are lofty in the wrong direction. The Bill was supposed to tackle vexatious claims, yet the evidence received, both written and in Committee, pointed to the problems arising from flawed investigations. Nothing in the Bill improves...
To paraphrase the journalist Ben Taub, radicalisation lies in a shallow grave. Can the Minister advise the House how reducing refugee support in Syria from the £137 million pledged last year to £45 million this year will not play a part in resurrecting radicalisation in Syria and the wider middle east?
The Armed Forces Bill is something of a whirlwind, and all on the ad-hoc Bill Committee will have learned so much over the past couple of months, as the Chair— the hon. Member for Bracknell (James Sunderland)—the Clerks and the digital support staff, to whom we owe a debt of gratitude for enabling the hybrid Committee to function, will know. It would be remiss of me not to congratulate...
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Scottish National Party MP for West Dunbartonshire
Entered the House of Commons on 8 May 2015 — General election
Topics of interest
Martin Docherty campaigned to remain in the European Union
- Ministry of Defence
- Department for Work and Pensions
- Department for Business
- Energy and Industrial Strategy
- Home Office
- HM Treasury
- Unmanned Air Vehicles
- Wind Power
- Jobcentres: Dumbartonshire
- Tornado Aircraft: Accidents
- Social Security Benefits: Cryptocurrencies
Currently held offices
- Member, Select Committee on the Armed Forces Bill (since 25 Feb 2021)
- Member, Committees on Arms Export Controls (since 6 Jul 2020)
- Member, Defence Sub-Committee (since 5 Mar 2020)
- Member, Defence Committee (since 2 Mar 2020)
- Shadow SNP Spokesperson (Foreign Affairs Team Member) (since 7 Jan 2020)
- Shadow SNP Spokesperson (Defence Team Member) (since 7 Jan 2020)
- Shadow SNP Spokesperson (PPS to the Westminster Leader) (since 7 Jan 2020)
- Shadow SNP Spokesperson (Industries of the Future and Blockchain Technologies) (since 1 Jul 2018)
Other offices held in the past
- Member, Select Committee on the Armed Forces Bill (22 Feb 2021 to 22 Feb 2021)
- Member, Defence Sub-Committee (12 Sep 2017 to 6 Nov 2019)
- Member, Defence Committee (11 Sep 2017 to 6 Nov 2019)
- Shadow SNP Spokesperson (Industries for the future) (20 Jun 2017 to 1 Jul 2018)
- Shadow SNP Spokesperson (Voluntary Sector) (1 Sep 2016 to 20 Jun 2017)
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Public bill committees (Sittings attended)
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