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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.
Almost always voted against a reduction in spending on welfare benefits Show votes
0 votes for, 21 votes against, 2 absences, between 2015–2016
Voted against fewer MPs in the House of Commons Show votes
0 votes for, 1 vote against, 2 absences, between 2016–2020
Voted for removing hereditary peers from the House of Lords Show votes
1 vote for, 0 votes against, in 2016
Consistently voted against a referendum on the UK's membership of the EU Show votes
0 votes for, 4 votes against, between 2015–2016
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
Almost always voted for more EU integration Show votes
24 votes for, 3 votes against, 2 absences, between 2016–2020
Last updated: 29 Sep 2020.
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John Nicolson has never rebelled against their party in the current parliament. Find out more.
Seventy years in the one job is a remarkable achievement, and we on these Benches congratulate the Queen on the occasion of her platinum jubilee. My mother, who died this summer, was the same age as the Queen. A left-wing, pro-European Scottish nationalist, she always had a bit of a soft spot for her contemporary. Mum was not a natural monarchist, but she shared a sense, as so many of that...
Given the latest brutal attack by China on Hong Kong democracy and freedom of speech, will the Minister undertake to increase the number of visas available to Hong Kong citizens, tell us what he will do if they are not recognised by China and reassure those who may need them that they will have access and recourse, in the short term at least, to public funds in the UK if they need to flee?
The UK Government fund community groups to work against extremism. Were the budgets for those groups cut this year? If so, is the Minister concerned that any reduced funding at a time of increased threat could hinder efforts to help communities fight the battle against extremism?
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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 International Trade
- Broadband: Infrastructure
- Furs: Imports
- Pension Credit
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: 23 Nov 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)
20 November 2020, received £4,800. Hours: 24 hrs. (Registered 23 November 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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