Kirsten Oswald

Shadow SNP Spokesperson (Women)

Scottish National Party MP for East Renfrewshire


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2nd to 9th June 2020

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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.

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Last updated: 18 May 2022. 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

  • Green Energy Potential: Scotland 31 Jan 2023

    My right hon. Friend is making an incredibly important point. From the perspective of people outside, looking in here, who cannot afford to pay their fuel bills, does he agree that it is galling and inexplicable to them that, although Scotland is such an energy-rich country, it has so little control over the prices that people have to pay?
  • Holocaust Memorial Day 26 Jan 2023

    Before I begin my speech, I wish to thank the right hon. Member for Bromsgrove (Sajid Javid) for the way he opened the debate, which set the scene for a day of powerful speeches, including the exceptionally good maiden speech from the hon. Member for Stretford and Urmston (Andrew Western). It has not been comfortable listening to the speeches today. Hearing these other contributions has...
  • Women and Equalities: Workplace Inequality: Gender and Race 25 Jan 2023

    This week, the UK Government rejected outright five recommendations of the Women and Equalities Committee on menopause and the workplace, and they are not committing to any new work in response to the report. The Chair of the Committee, the right hon. Member for Romsey and Southampton North (Caroline Nokes), described the Government’s progress as “glacial” and their response as...

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

Currently held offices

  • Shadow SNP Spokesperson (Women) (since 2 Feb 2021)
  • Shadow SNP Spokesperson (Equalities) (since 1 Feb 2021)

Other offices held in the past

  • SNP Deputy Leader (7 Jul 2020 to 6 Dec 2022)
  • 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)

Previous MPs in this constituency

Future MPs in this constituency

Public bill committees (Sittings attended)

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Register of Members’ Interests

Last updated: 23 Jan 2023.

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

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