Kirsten Oswald

SNP Deputy Leader

Scottish National Party MP for East Renfrewshire


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Kirsten Oswald’s voting in Parliament

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Last updated: 20 Jul 2020. Please share these votes responsibly.

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Kirsten Oswald has never rebelled against their party in the current parliament. Find out more.

Recent appearances

  • Women and Equalities: Topical Questions 22 Jul 2020

    Last year, the UK Government consulted on extending—By 2019, the UK Government committed to improving redundancy protection. However, no legislation Will the Minister provide an update on what progress has been made or is it, as I fear, that there has not been any?
  • Prime Minister: Engagements 22 Jul 2020

    Parliament will return after the summer recess to what manufacturing group Make UK describes as a “jobs bloodbath” because the Chancellor is ending the furlough scheme. We can see the impact on jobs and livelihoods coming over the horizon because of that furlough cliff edge. A meal deal does not cut it. What will the Prime Minister do to support strategic sectors and prevent unemployment...
  • BBC 21 Jul 2020

    The TV has been a vital lifeline to pensioners during the pandemic, but because of some very cynical Conservative party buck-passing, more than 5,200 households in East Renfrewshire—more than 80% of homes in which someone is over 75—face paying the licence fee. Those pensioners rely on their televisions. The Government clearly have an influence, so will the Minister use it and work with...

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Scottish National Party MP for East Renfrewshire

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

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Topics of interest

Kirsten Oswald campaigned to remain in the European Union Source: BBC

  • Ministry of Defence
  • Department for Work and Pensions
  • HM Treasury
  • Treasury
  • Foreign and Commonwealth Office
  • Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme
  • Armed Forces Compensation Scheme
  • Carers' Benefits
  • Unmanned Air Vehicles
  • Armed Forces: Complaints

Currently held offices

  • SNP Deputy Leader (since 7 Jul 2020)
  • Shadow SNP Spokesperson (Northern Ireland) (since 7 Jan 2020)
  • Shadow SNP Spokesperson (Wales) (since 7 Jan 2020)
  • Shadow SNP Spokesperson (Work, Pensions and Inclusion) (since 7 Jan 2020)

Other offices held in the past

  • Member, Armed Forces Bill Committee (26 Oct 2015 to 24 Nov 2015)
  • Shadow SNP Spokesperson (Armed Forces and Veterans) (20 May 2015 to 3 May 2017)

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Future MPs in this constituency

Public bill committees (Sittings attended)

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Register of Members’ Interests

Last updated: 20 Jul 2020.

1. Employment and earnings
Payments from City of Glasgow College, Cathedral Street, Glasgow G4 0RF:
26 December 2019, received £1,599.89 for lecturing. Hours: none since my election. (Registered 08 January 2020)
26 January 2020, received £273.03 for conclusion of marking work at the end of this past employment, plus accrued holiday pay. Hours: 11 hrs. (Registered 13 February 2020)
8. Miscellaneous
Business Convenor SNP (Chair). (Registered 08 January 2020)

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