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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 selection of Ronnie Cowan’s votes.
Consistently voted for paying higher benefits over longer periods for those unable to work due to illness or disability Show votes
8 votes for, 0 votes against, between 2015–2016
Has never voted on reducing central government funding of local government
Voted for removing hereditary peers from the House of Lords Show votes
1 vote for, 0 votes against, in 2016
Almost always voted for more EU integration Show votes
62 votes for, 8 votes against, 13 absences, between 2017–2020
Almost always voted against a reduction in spending on welfare benefits Show votes
0 votes for, 21 votes against, 2 absences, between 2015–2016
Generally voted against fewer MPs in the House of Commons Show votes
0 votes for, 2 votes against, 1 absence, between 2016–2020
Last updated: 20 Jul 2020.
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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 Justice, what steps his Department has taken to ensure employment tribunals can take place in a timely manner during the covid-19 outbreak.
To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what discussions his Department has had with relevant stakeholders on the recommencing of employment tribunals throughout the UK as covid-19 lockdown restrictions are eased; and if he will make a statement.
To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many employment tribunals, relating to variations of contract during the covid-19 outbreak, have taken place 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
- Ministry of Defence
- Department of Health and Social Care
- Cannabis: Medical Treatments
- Drugs: Misuse
- Drug Seizures
- Gaming Machines
- Universal Credit
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)
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