Ronnie Cowan

Shadow SNP Spokesperson (Infrastructure)

Scottish National Party MP for Inverclyde


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Ronnie Cowan’s voting in Parliament

Ronnie Cowan 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: 25 Jan 2021. Learn more about our voting records and what they mean.

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Ronnie Cowan has never rebelled against their party in the current parliament. Find out more.

Recent appearances

  • Prime Minister: Engagements 20 Jul 2022

    Prime Minister, the OECD forecasts zero growth in GDP for the UK economy in 2023; that would be the worst performance in the G7. Ireland, Switzerland, Norway, Denmark, the Netherlands, Iceland, Sweden, Austria, Belgium and Finland are all wealthier than the UK. Why should Scotland not be afforded the same opportunity to seek prosperity through being a sovereign independent nation, standing as...
  • Health and Social Care: Topical Questions 19 Jul 2022

    [R] I refer hon. Members to my entry in the Register of Members’ Financial Interests. I am asking specifically about intractable epilepsy. Three NHS prescriptions have been written for the appropriate medicine, so we have proven that that can be done and that the medicine can be provided free on the NHS. When can families and friends, who scramble every month to raise thousands of pounds...
  • Online Safety Bill: New Clause 7 - Duties regarding user-generated pornographic content: regulated services 12 Jul 2022

    I was not planning to speak, but we have a couple of minutes so I will abuse that position. I just want to say that I do not want new clause 7 to be lost in this debate and become part of the flotsam and jetsam of the tide of opinion that goes back and forth in this place, because new clause 7 is about consent. We are trying very hard to teach young men all about consent, and if we cannot do...

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Scottish National Party MP for Inverclyde

Entered the House of Commons on 8 May 2015 — General election

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Topics of interest

Ronnie Cowan campaigned to remain in the European Union Source: BBC

  • Department for Work and Pensions
  • Home Office
  • Department for Digital
  • Culture
  • Media and Sport
  • Department of Health and Social Care
  • Treasury
  • Cannabis: Medical Treatments
  • Cash Dispensing
  • Gambling
  • Drugs: Misuse
  • UK Visas and Immigration: Telephone Services

Currently held offices

  • Member, Public Administration and Constitutional Affairs Committee (since 2 Mar 2020)
  • Shadow SNP Spokesperson (Infrastructure) (since 1 Jul 2018)

Other offices held in the past

  • Member, Procedure Committee (11 Sep 2017 to 20 Nov 2017)
  • Member, Transport Committee (11 Sep 2017 to 6 Nov 2019)
  • Member, Public Administration and Constitutional Affairs Committee (11 Sep 2017 to 6 Nov 2019)
  • Member, Public Administration and Constitutional Affairs Committee (6 Jul 2015 to 3 May 2017)

Previous MPs in this constituency

Register of Members’ Interests

Last updated: 8 Aug 2022.

8. Miscellaneous
From 2 December 2021, Trustee of Man On! Inverclyde, a suicide prevention peer support service for the men of Inverclyde. This is an unpaid role. (Registered 02 December 2021)
From 14 June 2022, Trustee of Intractable Epilepsy, a charity supporting those with intractable epilepsy and campaigning for access to medical cannabis under prescription (Registered 16 June 2022; updated 04 July 2022).

View the history of this MP’s entries in the Register

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