John Nicolson

Shadow SNP Spokesperson (Digital, Culture, Media and Sport)

Scottish National Party MP for Ochil and South Perthshire


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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.

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Last updated: 12 Oct 2020. Learn more about our voting records and what they mean.

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Recent appearances

  • Dormant Assets Bill [Lords] 6 Dec 2021

    We in the Scottish National party welcome the Bill and the expansion of the dormant assets scheme. The extra £880 million now available as a result is very welcome, especially in what is an extremely difficult time for so many up and down the country. Already the scheme has delivered £745 million for social and environmental initiatives. By expanding the current list of assets that qualify...
  • Bosnia and Herzegovina: Stability and Peace 2 Dec 2021

    As the right hon. and gallant Member knows, as a BBC presenter I interviewed him many times at that time. He mentioned a number of times the secession of the Bosnian Serb part of Bosnia. If they pull out their troops from the joint army and set up their own army, that surely takes us right back to the time that he was there. It is a clear breach of the Dayton accords. It arms them and makes...
  • Bosnia and Herzegovina: Stability and Peace 2 Dec 2021

    As the hon. Member for Rutland and Melton (Alicia Kearns) said, Putin is the common factor in destabilising Belarus, Ukraine and Bosnia. Just as we support them, should we not also make it clear to the Serbs that if they continue to destabilise and to help Putin, EU membership will remain a distant dream for them?

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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

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Topics of interest

John Nicolson campaigned to remain in the European Union Source: BBC

  • Department for Digital
  • Culture
  • Media and Sport
  • Department for Business
  • Energy and Industrial Strategy
  • Department for Work and Pensions
  • Treasury
  • Home Office
  • Telecommunications: Infrastructure
  • Copyright
  • Musicians: EU Countries
  • Channel Four Television: Privatisation
  • Consumer Goods: Safety

Currently held offices

  • Member, Draft Online Safety Bill (Joint Committee) (since 21 Jul 2021)
  • 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)

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Register of Members’ Interests

Last updated: 29 Nov 2021.

1. Employment and earnings
Payments from News UK, 1 London Bridge Street, London SE1 9GF, for hosting a radio show:
20 November 2020, received £4,800. Hours: 24 hrs. (Registered 23 November 2020)
22 January 2021, received £2,400. Hours: 12 hrs. (Registered 22 January 2021)
12 February 2021, received £3,000. Hours: 15 hrs. (Registered 12 March 2021)
15 April 2021, received £4,800. Hours: 24 hrs. (Registered 26 May 2021)
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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