Owen Thompson

Scottish National Party MP for Midlothian

@OwenThompson https://facebook.com/owenthompsonsnp

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11th May to 2nd June 2020

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2nd to 9th June 2020

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10th June 2020 onwards

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Owen Thompson’s voting in Parliament

Owen Thompson 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 random selection of Owen Thompson’s votes.

Last updated: 18 May 2022. Learn more about our voting records and what they mean.

We have lots more plain English analysis of Owen Thompson’s voting record on issues like health, welfare, taxation and more. Visit Owen Thompson’s full vote analysis page for more.

Owen Thompson has never rebelled against their party in the current parliament. Find out more.

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Scottish National Party MP for Midlothian

Entered the House of Commons on 8 May 2015 — General election

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Topics of interest

Owen Thompson campaigned to remain in the European Union Source: BBC

  • Department for Business
  • Energy and Industrial Strategy
  • Treasury
  • Ministry of Defence
  • Home Office
  • Foreign
  • Commonwealth and Development Office
  • Coronavirus Business Interruption Loan Scheme
  • Armed Forces Compensation Scheme and War Pensions
  • Beer: Excise Duties
  • Military Bases: Glencorse
  • Bounce Back Loan Scheme and Coronavirus Business Interruption Loan Scheme

Currently held offices

  • Member, Taxis and Private Hire Vehicles (Disabled Persons) Bill Committee (since 2 Feb 2022)
  • Member, Air Traffic Management and Unmanned Aircraft Bill [Lords] Committee (since 4 Feb 2021)
  • Member, Consolidation, &c., Bills (Joint Committee) (since 6 Jul 2020)
  • Member, Procedure Committee (since 2 Mar 2020)
  • Member, Speaker's Committee on the Electoral Commission (since 21 Jan 2020)

Other offices held in the past

  • SNP Chief Whip (9 Mar 2021 to 7 Dec 2022)
  • Member, European Statutory Instruments Committee (10 Feb 2020 to 25 May 2021)
  • Member, Statutory Instruments (Joint Committee) (27 Jan 2020 to 25 May 2021)
  • Member, Statutory Instruments (Select Committee) (27 Jan 2020 to 25 May 2021)
  • Member, Committee of Selection (15 Jan 2020 to 25 May 2021)
  • SNP Whip (7 Jan 2020 to 9 Mar 2021)
  • Member, Committee of Selection (17 Jun 2015 to 3 May 2017)
  • SNP Whip (20 May 2015 to 3 May 2017)

Previous MPs in this constituency

Future MPs in this constituency

Public bill committees (Sittings attended)

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Register of Members’ Interests

Last updated: 23 Jan 2023.

6. Land and property portfolio: (i) value over £100,000 and/or (ii) giving rental income of over £10,000 a year
Flat in Midlothian: (i). (Registered 09 January 2020)
8. Miscellaneous
Trustee of White Ribbon Scotland, a campaign to end violence against women. (Registered 09 January 2020)

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