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John Nicolson’s voting in Parliament
John Nicolson 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 John Nicolson’s votes.
Consistently voted against a referendum on the UK's membership of the EU Show votes
0 votes for, 4 votes against, between 2015–2016
Voted for a wholly elected House of Lords Show votes
1 vote for, 0 votes against, in 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
Generally voted for a more proportional system for electing MPs Show votes
2 votes for, 0 votes against, 1 absence, between 2015–2020
Almost always voted for more EU integration Show votes
24 votes for, 3 votes 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
Last updated: 29 Sep 2020.
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John Nicolson has never rebelled against their party in the current parliament. Find out more.
To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, what steps she has taken to help end tariffs applied to Scotch Whisky exports to the US.
To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what recent discussions he has had with (a) Cabinet colleagues and (b) the Scottish Government on the economic effect on businesses of the UK Internal Market Bill.
That was simply not good enough from the Minister. The preamble to the constitution of UNESCO states: “since wars begin in the minds of men, it is in the minds of men that the defences of peace must be constructed”, and that is the guiding principle of so many cross-border cultural initiatives such as Creative Europe. The decision to end our participation in the programme not only erects...
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Scottish National Party MP for Ochil and South Perthshire
Entered the House of Commons on 8 May 2015 — General election
Also represented East Dunbartonshire
Topics of interest
John Nicolson campaigned to remain in the European Union
- Department for Digital
- Media and Sport
- Department for Work and Pensions
- Department for Business
- Energy and Industrial Strategy
- Department for Environment
- Food and Rural Affairs
- Broadband: Infrastructure
- Pension Credit
- Furs: Imports
- Broadband: Standards
- Telecommunications: Foreign Companies
Currently held offices
- Member, Digital, Culture, Media and Sport Sub-committee on Online Harms and Disinformation (since 10 Mar 2020)
- Member, Digital, Culture, Media and Sport Committee (since 2 Mar 2020)
- Shadow SNP Spokesperson (Digital, Culture, Media and Sport) (since 7 Jan 2020)
Other offices held in the past
- Member, Culture, Media and Sport Committee (8 Jul 2015 to 3 May 2017)
- Member, Speaker's Advisory Committee on Works of Art (1 Jul 2015 to 3 May 2017)
- Shadow SNP Spokesperson (Culture, Media and Sport) (20 May 2015 to 3 May 2017)
Previous MPs in this constituency
Future MPs in this constituency
Public bill committees (Sittings attended)
SNP MPs only attend sittings where the legislation pertains to Scotland.
Register of Members’ Interests
Last updated: 26 Oct 2020.
1. Employment and earnings
Payments from News UK
, 1 London Bridge Street, London SE1 9GF, for hosting a radio show:
7 February 2020, received £1,800. Hours: 9 hrs. (Registered 05 March 2020)
14 April 2020, received £5,300. Hours: 26.5 hrs. (Registered 15 April 2020)
12 June 2020, received £2,400. Hours: 12 hrs. (Registered 26 June 2020)
15 July 2020, received £4,800. Hours: 24 hrs. (Registered 16 July 2020)
14 August 2020, received £2,400. Hours: 12 hrs. (Registered 17 August 2020)
11 September 2020, received £3,000. Hours: 15 hrs. (Registered 16 September 2020)
6. Land and property portfolio: (i) value over £100,000 and/or (ii) giving rental income of over £10,000 a year
House in London: (i) and (ii). (Registered 09 January 2020)
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