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Margaret Ferrier is a Independent MP, but has changed parties or become independent.
Compared to their original party (Scottish National Party), for the vast majority of issues they have voted in the same way as other Scottish National Party MPs.
This is a random selection of Margaret Ferrier’s votes.
Last updated: 18 May 2022. Learn more about our voting records and what they mean.
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International Human Rights Day 2022 – Margaret Ferrier.
Will the hon. Lady give way?
Sometimes a woman’s decision to wear a headscarf or modest clothing is described as oppression, but there are many women who say that their decision to display their faith in that way is not oppressing; they find it empowering. Does the hon. Member agree that respecting the choices that women make in expressing their faith is an important aspect of society empowering women and girls?
Independent MP for Rutherglen and Hamilton West
Entered the House of Commons on 8 May 2015 — General election
Party was Scottish National Party until 30 Sep 2020
Margaret Ferrier campaigned to remain in the European Union Source: BBC
Last updated: 28 Nov 2022.
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