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- 10th June 2020 onwards
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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.
This is a random selection of Ronnie Cowan’s votes.
Generally voted against increasing the rate of VAT Show votes
4 votes for, 3 votes against, between 2015–2022.
Consistently voted against replacing Trident with a new nuclear weapons system Show votes
0 votes for, 4 votes against, in 2016.
Generally voted against an equal number of electors per parliamentary constituency Show votes
1 vote for, 4 votes against, in 2020.
Voted for a wholly elected House of Lords Show votes
1 vote for, 0 votes against, in 2016.
Consistently voted against a referendum on the UK's membership of the EU Show votes
0 votes for, 4 votes against, between 2015–2016.
Generally voted for a more proportional system for electing MPs Show votes
2 votes for, 0 votes against, 1 absence, between 2015–2020.
Last updated: 18 May 2022.
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Ronnie Cowan has never rebelled against their party in the current parliament. Find out more.
To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, pursuant to the Answer of 7 December 2022 to Question 98848 on Energy Bills Rebate: Meters, what discussions his Department has had with energy companies to help ensure that those customers entitled to the Energy Bills Support Scheme, who has not received the October 2022 prepayment voucher on time, will be able to...
To ask the Secretary of State for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities, what his timetable is for the announcement of successful bids for Green Freeports in Scotland.
To ask the Secretary of State for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities, what steps his Department is taking to reduce delays in notification of the results of bids for Green Freeports in Scotland; and what assessment he has made of the potential impact of delays in the establishment of Green Freeports on employment, innovation and development opportunities in Scotland.
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Scottish National Party MP for Inverclyde
Entered the House of Commons on 8 May 2015 — General election
Topics of interest
Ronnie Cowan campaigned to remain in the European Union
- Department for Work and Pensions
- Home Office
- Department for Digital
- Media and Sport
- Department of Health and Social Care
- Cannabis: Medical Treatments
- Cash Dispensing
- Drugs: Misuse
- Football: Gambling
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: 23 Jan 2023.
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).
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