Gavin Newlands

Shadow SNP Spokesperson (Transport)

Scottish National Party MP for Paisley and Renfrewshire North


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Gavin Newlands’s voting in Parliament

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Recent appearances

  • Business of the House 22 Oct 2020

    Last month, the leader of the Scottish Conservatives, the hon. Member for Moray (Douglas Ross), called for free school meals to be provided to every primary school pupil in the country, stating: “I just want to make sure no-one falls through the cracks”. Well, last night he failed to vote for free school meals, and his five Scottish colleagues voted against them. Can we have a debate in...
  • Transport: Transport Sector: Support and Covid-19 Emergency Funding 22 Oct 2020

    Despite failing to deliver the promised sectoral support, the Secretary of State has said time and again that his Government are listening to and working with the aviation sector. How does that tally with the Government ignoring every response to a Treasury consultation on abolishing the airside shopping VAT exemption, which will cost Glasgow and Edinburgh airports combined £10 million-plus?...
  • Transport: Transport Sector: Support and Covid-19 Emergency Funding 22 Oct 2020

    Let us try a much simpler question, to which I am sure the Secretary of State can give a straightforward and categorical answer. With the news that the black hole known as HS2— the English-only HS2—needs another £800 million ploughed into it, when will the UK Government update the Scottish Government on the timing and amount of Barnett consequentials that should flow from the project, so...

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Scottish National Party MP for Paisley and Renfrewshire North

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

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Topics of interest

Gavin Newlands campaigned to remain in the European Union Source: BBC

  • Home Office
  • Department for Work and Pensions
  • Department for Transport
  • Department for Business
  • Energy and Industrial Strategy
  • HM Treasury
  • Deportation: Appeals
  • Department for Business
  • Innovation and Skills: Debt Collection
  • State Retirement Pensions: Females
  • Department for Work and Pensions: Debt Collection
  • Visas: Football

Currently held offices

  • Member, Transport Committee (since 2 Mar 2020)
  • Shadow SNP Spokesperson (Transport) (since 7 Jan 2020)

Other offices held in the past

  • Shadow SNP Spokesperson (Northern Ireland) (1 Jul 2018 to 7 Jan 2020)
  • Shadow SNP Spokesperson (Wales) (1 Jul 2018 to 7 Jan 2020)
  • Member, Justice Committee (11 Sep 2017 to 6 Nov 2019)
  • Shadow SNP Spokesperson (Sport) (7 Sep 2016 to 7 Jan 2020)
  • Member, Backbench Business Committee (13 Jun 2016 to 3 May 2017)
  • Member, Backbench Business Committee (20 Jul 2015 to 12 May 2016)

Previous MPs in this constituency

Public bill committees (Sittings attended)

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Register of Members’ Interests

Last updated: 26 Oct 2020.


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