Martin Docherty

Shadow SNP Spokesperson (Foreign Affairs Team Member)

Scottish National Party MP for West Dunbartonshire

@martinjdocherty https://facebook.com/MartinDochertySNP

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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.

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Last updated: 12 Oct 2020. Please share these votes responsibly.

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Martin Docherty has never rebelled against their party in the current parliament. Find out more.

Recent appearances

  • Overseas Operations (Service Personnel and Veterans) Bill: Schedule 1 - Excluded offences for the purposes of section 6 27 Apr 2021

    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...
  • ODA Budget 26 Apr 2021

    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?
  • Select Committee on the Armed Forces Bill 22 Apr 2021

    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

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Topics of interest

Martin Docherty campaigned to remain in the European Union Source: BBC

  • 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)

Previous MPs in this constituency

Public bill committees (Sittings attended)

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Register of Members’ Interests

Last updated: 12 Apr 2021.

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