John Nicolson

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

Scottish National Party MP for Ochil and South Perthshire


About your Member of Parliament

Your MP (John Nicolson) represents you, and all of the people who live in Ochil and South Perthshire, at the UK Parliament in Westminster.

MPs split their time between Parliament and their constituency. In Parliament, they debate and vote on new laws, review existing laws, and question the Government. In the constituency, their focus is on supporting local people and championing local issues. They have a small staff team who help with casework, maintain their diaries, and monitor their inbox.

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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
  • Department for Environment
  • Food and Rural Affairs
  • Telecommunications: Infrastructure
  • Broadband: Misrepresentation
  • Copyright
  • Furs: Imports
  • LGB Alliance

Currently held offices

  • Member, Draft Online Safety Bill (Joint Committee) (since 21 Jul 2021)
  • Member, Culture, Media and Sport Sub-committee on Online Harms and Disinformation (since 10 Mar 2020)
  • Member, 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, Online Safety Bill Committee (18 May 2022 to 28 Jun 2022)
  • 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.

Recent appearances

  • Culture, Media and Sport: Topical Questions 18 Apr 2024

    Since we last met, the media regulator Ofcom has again reprimanded GB News for breaching impartiality rules. Ofcom says that news programmes should not be presented by politicians. The Tory Benches host a plethora of Ofcom rule-breaching MPs who leave this place to freelance as pretendy news presenters on a channel that spreads conspiracy theories and disinformation, and that undermines...
  • Culture, Media and Sport: Topical Questions 22 Feb 2024

    Coverage of yesterday’s Commons chaos showed how desperately we need good-quality journalism, so I am concerned about BBC Scotland’s request to Ofcom for a reduction in its broadcast news output, especially the loss of “The Nine”. BBC Scotland’s TV news had something of a couthie image until “The Nine” came along, placing Scottish news in the context of UK and international...
  • Ceasefire in Gaza 21 Feb 2024

    How do I find words in my allotted three minutes for the tragedy that has engulfed the Palestinian people? Israeli bombs have killed 30,000. More than 10,000 children have died. The death toll per head of population is greater than in any conflict since the second world war. Gaza lies in ruins. People are starving. Women are enduring caesareans without anaesthetic. And yet this House has been...

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Last updated: 18 Mar 2024.

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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