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.
Generally voted for a more proportional system for electing MPs Show votes
1 vote for, 0 votes against, 1 absence, between 2015–2016
Consistently voted for a wholly elected House of Lords Show votes
1 vote for, 0 votes against, in 2016
Almost always voted for more EU integration Show votes
19 votes for, 4 votes against, 2 absences, between 2016–2017
Consistently voted against replacing Trident with a new nuclear weapons system Show votes
0 votes for, 4 votes against, in 2016
Consistently voted for removing hereditary peers from the House of Lords Show votes
1 vote for, 0 votes against, in 2016
Consistently voted against fewer MPs in the House of Commons Show votes
0 votes for, 2 votes against, in 2016
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Ronnie Cowan has never rebelled against their party in the current parliament. Find out more.
Last updated: 12 Sep 2017
I was hoping to talk the House through a timeline that covered all aspects of requiring, claiming and receiving universal credit, but the time allotted will not allow me to do so. My constituency has had full roll-out for 12 months, so this is an abridged version based on what constituents have told me at first hand. My archetypal constituent—I will call her Mrs Smith—is 50 and...
On that point, paragraph 10, on page 9 of the report, says: “Since 1997, appointments have averaged 35 per year”. I will skip through some of it, but basically it says that if we continue at this rate, we will “settle at about 875 which, together with 92 hereditary peers and 26 Bishops…a total membership of nearly 1,000.” That is the path we are on.
It is a pleasure to serve under your chairmanship, Mr Howarth, and to add my voice to over 100 years of debate on the subject of reforming the House of Lords. The unresolved discussion on Lords reform has been going on for so long that an annual debate on the subject must surely now be considered a parliamentary tradition. In 1908, the Queen’s great-grandfather was the reigning monarch,...
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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
- Ministry of Defence
- Department for Culture
- Media and Sport
- Department of Health
- HM Treasury
- Jobcentres: Port Glasgow
- Welfare Tax Credits
- Children: Maintenance
- Renewable Energy: Feed-in Tariffs
Currently held offices
- Member, Procedure Committee (since 11 Sep 2017)
- Member, Transport Committee (since 11 Sep 2017)
- Member, Public Administration and Constitutional Affairs Committee (since 11 Sep 2017)
Other offices held in the past
- Member, Public Administration and Constitutional Affairs Committee (6 Jul 2015 to 3 May 2017)
Previous MPs in this constituency
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- Has spoken in 36 debates in the last year — above average amongst MPs. See all Ronnie Cowan’s speeches
- Has received answers to 46 written questions in the last year — above average amongst MPs.
- Replied within 2 or 3 weeks to a very high number of messages sent via WriteToThem.com during 2015, according to constituents.
- Has voted in 80.95% of votes in this Parliament with this affiliation — below average amongst MPs. (From Public Whip)
- People have made 0 annotations on this MP’s speeches — below average amongst MPs.
- This MP’s speeches, in Hansard, are readable by an average 17–18 year old, going by the Flesch-Kincaid Grade Level score.
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- Has used three-word alliterative phrases (e.g. "she sells seashells") 55 times in debates — below average amongst MPs. (Why is this here?)
Register of Members’ Interests
Last updated: 13 Nov 2017.
2. (a) Support linked to an MP
but received by a local party organisation or indirectly via a central party organisation
Name of donor: Mr Michael Thurlow
Address of donor: private
Amount of donation or nature and value if donation in kind: £5,000
Donor status: individual
(Registered 04 July 2017
7. (i) Shareholdings: over 15% of issued share capital
Ronnie Cowan Solutions Ltd; an IT
consultancy which ceased trading before my election. (Registered 16 March 2017
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