Kirsten Oswald

Shadow SNP Spokesperson (Women)

Scottish National Party MP for East Renfrewshire


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10th June 2020 onwards

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Kirsten Oswald’s voting in Parliament

Kirsten Oswald 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 random selection of Kirsten Oswald’s votes.

Last updated: 25 Jan 2021. Learn more about our voting records and what they mean.

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

Recent appearances

  • Prime Minister: Engagements 20 Jul 2022

    While the Prime Minister has been on the randan at Chequers, people in Scotland are suffering because of the Tory cost of living crisis and we are paying a high price for his disastrous hard Brexit, imposed against the wishes of Scottish voters. It is time to end this democracy denial, Prime Minister: Scotland cannot afford to stay shackled to this crumbling Union and Tory Governments that we...
  • Written Answers — Treasury: Fuels: Excise Duties 19 Jul 2022

    To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, pursuant to the Answer of 20 June 2022 to Question 17100 on Diesel: Prices, if he will make an assessment of the potential merits of an essential user rebate of 15ppl on fuel duty; and whether he has had recent discussions on this topic with the representatives of the Road Haulage Association.
  • Written Answers — Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office: Developing Countries: Coronavirus 19 Jul 2022

    To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, pursuant to the Answer of 21 January 2022 to Question 106747 on Developing Countries: Coronavirus, what steps her Department is taking to help low-income countries to improve the capacity of their health systems to achieve their national target for vaccinating populations against covid-19.

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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
  • Treasury
  • Department for Transport
  • Foreign
  • Commonwealth and Development Office
  • Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme
  • Persecution of Christians Across the Globe Independent Review
  • Armed Forces Compensation Scheme
  • Carers' Benefits
  • Disability: Coronavirus

Currently held offices

  • Shadow SNP Spokesperson (Women) (since 2 Feb 2021)
  • Shadow SNP Spokesperson (Equalities) (since 1 Feb 2021)
  • SNP Deputy Leader (since 7 Jul 2020)

Other offices held in the past

  • Shadow SNP Spokesperson (Northern Ireland) (7 Jan 2020 to 1 Feb 2021)
  • Shadow SNP Spokesperson (Wales) (7 Jan 2020 to 1 Feb 2021)
  • Shadow SNP Spokesperson (Work, Pensions and Inclusion) (7 Jan 2020 to 1 Feb 2021)
  • 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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Public bill committees (Sittings attended)

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Register of Members’ Interests

Last updated: 8 Aug 2022.

8. Miscellaneous
Business Convenor SNP (Chair). (Registered 08 January 2020)

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