Kirsten Oswald

Shadow SNP Spokesperson (Women)

Scottish National Party MP for East Renfrewshire


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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.

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

Recent appearances

  • Strategy for Tackling Violence Against Women and Girls 21 Jul 2021

    I thank the Minister for advance sight of her statement. It is welcome to see the UK Government looking further at this issue. These past months, we have had many discussions in this place and more widely on the blight that violence against women and girls is on society, and the lives that it destroys, but this is not a new issue and the statement, welcome though it is, comes with a glaring...
  • Social Justice and Fairness Commission 21 Jul 2021

    I thank all the contributors in this small but very interesting debate. It has been a useful discussion. The small number of participants has made the debate a little bit more interactive than many of us are used to. I am also very grateful to all who were involved in the Social Justice and Fairness Commission for the huge amounts of work that they put in. This all comes down to what the...
  • Social Justice and Fairness Commission 21 Jul 2021

    The Minister spoke about the £20 uplift and then moved swiftly on, as if the people in receipt of that uplift will not still have the same need when it is pulled from under their feet. How does he think that the families concerned will manage without that money, which has clearly been much needed? How does he think that it suddenly stops being needed when he pulls the plug?

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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
  • HM Treasury
  • Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme
  • Persecution of Christians Across the Globe Independent Review
  • Armed Forces Compensation Scheme
  • Electronic Government: Proof of Identity
  • Carers' Benefits

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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Register of Members’ Interests

Last updated: 26 Jul 2021.

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

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