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

Gavin Newlands is a Scottish National Party MP, and on the vast majority of issues votes the same way as other Scottish National Party MPs.

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Gavin Newlands has never rebelled against their party in the current parliament. Find out more.

Recent appearances

  • Vauxhall at Ellesmere Port and Battery Manufacturing Strategy 1 Mar 2021

    We of course welcome ending new petrol and diesel car sales by 2030, but we are dismayed by the absence of a UK Government strategy to support the industry to transition, meaning that this factory’s business model is under threat. More widely, we have heard great rhetoric from this Government on electric vehicles, but the action is lagging. For example, we have seen nothing from the £3...
  • Written Answers — Department for Transport: Aviation: Coronavirus 1 Mar 2021

    To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what assessment his Department has made of the effect of the severe downturn in the aviation industry due to the covid-19 outbreak on the wider economy.
  • Written Answers — Department for Transport: Air Routes: Coronavirus 1 Mar 2021

    To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what plans he has to introduce an economic stimulus package to incentivise new air travel routes to be established after covid-19 travel restrictions are eased.

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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

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

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: 15 Feb 2021.


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