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.

This is a selection of Ronnie Cowan’s votes.

Last updated: 12 Oct 2020. Please share these votes responsibly.

We have lots more plain English analysis of Ronnie Cowan’s voting record on issues like health, welfare, taxation and more. Visit Ronnie Cowan’s full vote analysis page for more.

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

Recent appearances

  • Written Answers — Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport: Internet and Video Games: Gambling 21 Jul 2021

    To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what data and research he has on the player base of people playing (a) loot boxes, (b) social casinos, (c) twitch gaming and (d) e-sports betting.
  • International Travel 8 Jul 2021

    I apologise to the Secretary of State if I missed it, but I did not hear one word in his statement about the international cruise ship industry, an industry which has now fulfilled the Government’s request for a crisis workshop with the Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office and has taken the extraordinary step of agreeing to a memorandum of understanding on repatriation. Can he...
  • Covid-19: Contracts and Public Inquiry 7 Jul 2021

    Any private company or public organisation worth its salt will have procurement policies in place that ensure it purchases materials that provide value for money and are fit to do the job. Those working in procurement teams will be expected to maintain high standards of propriety and ethics. Contracts to supply will be based on a mature purchasing system that has been developed over years, to...

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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 of Health and Social Care
  • Ministry of Defence
  • Treasury
  • Cannabis: Medical Treatments
  • Gambling
  • Drugs: Misuse
  • Cash Dispensing
  • Gaming Machines

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: 26 Jul 2021.


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