John Nicolson

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

Scottish National Party MP for Ochil and South Perthshire

@MrJohnNicolson https://www.facebook.com/JohnNicolsonSNP/

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John Nicolson’s voting in Parliament

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Recent appearances

  • Speaker’s Statement 23 Nov 2022

    As you have just explained, Mr Speaker, the DCMS Committee, on which I sit, published a unanimous cross-party report about the testimony given to us by the right hon. Member for Mid Bedfordshire (Ms Dorries), and there is now considerable public interest in what should happen next. I want to put on record that I deplore social media pile-ons against you, or indeed anyone else—I have been...
  • Speaker’s Statement 23 Nov 2022

    As you have just explained, Mr Speaker, the DCMS Committee, on which I sit, published a unanimous cross-party report about the testimony given to us by the right hon. Member for Mid Bedfordshire (Ms Dorries), and there is now considerable public interest in what should happen next. I want to put on record that I deplore social media pile-ons against you, or indeed anyone else—I have been...
  • Supporting UK Artists and Culture 22 Nov 2022

    I congratulate the hon. Member for Gosport (Dame Caroline Dinenage) on securing this debate. I was particularly interested in her references to Korea; I recently came back from Korea with other members of the Digital, Culture, Media and Sport Committee. We have a great deal to learn from them. I reference the comments from the right hon. Member for Barking (Dame Margaret Hodge) about...

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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
  • Broadband: Misrepresentation
  • Press: Regulation
  • Furs: Imports

Currently held offices

  • Member, Online Safety Bill Committee (since 18 May 2022)
  • 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)

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Register of Members’ Interests

Last updated: 14 Nov 2022.

3. Gifts, benefits and hospitality from UK sources
Name of donor: Global Media & Entertainment Ltd
Address of donor: 30 Leicester Square, London WC2H 7LA

Amount of donation or nature and value if donation in kind: Two tickets to a Classic FM Live concert, total value £90

Date received: 12 February 2022

Date accepted: 12 February 2022

Donor status: company, registration 06251684

(Registered 26 April 2022)
Name of donor: Global Media & Entertainment Ltd
Address of donor: 30 Leicester Square, London WC2H 7LA

Amount of donation or nature and value if donation in kind: Two tickets with hospitality to a Classic FM Live concert, total value £235

Date received: 11 April 2022

Date accepted: 11 April 2022

Donor status: company, registration 06251684

(Registered 26 April 2022)
Name of donor: Sky UK Ltd
Address of donor: Grant Way, Isleworth TW7 5QD

Amount of donation or nature and value if donation in kind: Ticket with hospitality for Sky Up Next event, value £150

Date received: 17 May 2022

Date accepted: 17 May 2022

Donor status: company, registration 2906991

(Registered 25 July 2022)
Name of donor: Sky UK Ltd
Address of donor: Grant Way, Isleworth TW7 5QD

Amount of donation or nature and value if donation in kind: Ticket with hospitality for the Sky Summer Reception, value £75

Date received: 15 June 2022

Date accepted: 15 June 2022

Donor status: company, registration 2906991

(Registered 25 July 2022)
Name of donor: Sky UK Ltd
Address of donor: Grant Way, Isleworth TW7 5QD

Amount of donation or nature and value if donation in kind: Ticket with hospitality for Sky Arts Salon, value £200

Date received: 29 June 2022

Date accepted: 29 June 2022

Donor status: company, registration 2906991

(Registered 25 July 2022)
Name of donor: R&A Championships Ltd
Address of donor: 9-11 Beach House, Golf Place, St Andrews KY16 9JA

Amount of donation or nature and value if donation in kind: Two tickets for the Open Championship 2022, used by a member of staff, total value £900

Date received: 17 July 2022

Date accepted: 17 July 2022

Donor status: company, registration SC247047

(Registered 26 July 2022)
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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