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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.
Generally voted against an equal number of electors per parliamentary constituency Show votes
1 vote for, 3 votes against, 1 absence, between 2016–2020.
Generally voted for more EU integration Show votes
16 votes for, 3 votes against, 2 absences, between 2016–2022.
Voted against fewer MPs in the House of Commons Show votes
0 votes for, 0 votes against, 2 absences, between 2016–2020.
Consistently voted for paying higher benefits over longer periods for those unable to work due to illness or disability Show votes
11 votes for, 0 votes against, 1 absence, between 2015–2022.
Voted against reducing central government funding of local government Show votes
0 votes for, 1 vote against, 3 absences, between 2016–2021.
Consistently voted against a referendum on the UK's membership of the EU Show votes
0 votes for, 0 votes against, between 2015–2016.
Last updated: 18 May 2022.
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War Pension Scheme and Armed Forces Compensation Scheme (Public Inquiry) Bill: Second Reading – Owen Thompson.
Ministerial Code (Enforcement) Bill: Second Reading – Owen Thompson.
Ministerial Interests (Public Appointments) Bill: Second Reading – Owen Thompson.
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Scottish National Party MP for Midlothian
Entered the House of Commons on 8 May 2015 — General election
Topics of interest
Owen Thompson campaigned to remain in the European Union
- Department for Business
- Energy and Industrial Strategy
- Ministry of Defence
- Home Office
- 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)
Trustee of White Ribbon Scotland, a campaign to end violence against women. (Registered 09 January 2020)
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