Owen Thompson

SNP Whip

Scottish National Party MP for Midlothian

@OwenThompson https://facebook.com/owenthompsonsnp

Climate Change

There have been votes in Parliament on targets for reducing carbon dioxide emissions and on increasing the proportion of electricity generated via renewable means as well as on the establishment of a UK Green Investment Bank, to invest in projects which, for example, reduce greenhouse gas emissions.

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Owen Thompson almost always voted for measures to prevent climate change

TheyWorkForYou has automatically calculated this MP’s stance based on all of their votes on the topic. You can browse the source data on PublicWhip.org.uk.

All votes about measures to prevent climate change:

  • On 5 Feb 2020: Owen Thompson was absent for a vote on Transport — Eliminate Substantial Majority of Emissions by 2030 Show vote
  • On 6 Sep 2016: Owen Thompson voted against VAT increases on the installation of energy saving materials. Show vote
  • On 9 May 2016: Owen Thompson was absent for a vote on Housing and Planning Bill — Carbon Dioxide Emission Rate and Energy Performance of New Homes Show vote
  • On 3 May 2016: Owen Thompson was absent for a vote on Housing and Planning Bill — New Clause — Permitted Carbon Dixoide Emission Rate for New Homes Show vote
  • On 14 Mar 2016: Owen Thompson acted as teller for a vote on Energy Bill — New Clause 3 — Carbon Capture and Storage Strategy for the Energy Industry Show vote
  • On 14 Mar 2016: Owen Thompson voted to set a decarbonisation target for the UK within six months of June 2016 and to review it annually thereafter. Show vote
  • On 26 Oct 2015: Owen Thompson voted to charge the first year rate of vehicle tax, which varies substantially based on carbon dioxide emissions, for the subsequent two years as well; for a variable rate of vehicle tax based on carbon dixoide emissions for vehicles registered on or after 1 April 2017 and against charging additional tax on vehicles costing over £40,000. Show vote
  • On 8 Sep 2015: Owen Thompson voted against applying the Climate Change Levy tax to electricity generated from renewable sources. Show vote
  • On 14 Jul 2015: Owen Thompson voted against the Summer 2015 budget which, among other measures, increased the minimum wage, replaced student maintenance grants with loans and cut tax credits. Show vote
  • On 14 Jul 2015: Owen Thompson voted against applying the tax on non-domestic electricity supplies known as the climate change levy to electricity generated from renewable sources. Show vote

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