Kirsten Oswald

Former Scottish National Party MP for East Renfrewshire


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Recent appearances

  • Oral Answers to Questions — Wales: Great Repeal Bill 26 Apr 2017

    What assessment he has made of the potential effect of provisions of the great repeal Bill on Wales’s devolved competences.
  • Oral Answers to Questions — Wales: Great Repeal Bill 26 Apr 2017

    Wales has consistently voted to make the National Assembly responsible for the governance of its own country and to transfer responsibilities away from Westminster and closer to the people in Wales. Will the Secretary of State give a concrete guarantee that there will be no attempt to undermine devolution in relation to any of the devolved Governments?
  • Written Answers — Department of Health: Surrogate Motherhood: Lone Parents 26 Apr 2017

    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, pursuant to the Answer of 8 March 2017 to Question 66737, on Surrogate mothers: lone parents, when he plans to bring forward legislative proposals to give single parents with children born through surrogacy the same rights as couples.

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Former Scottish National Party MP for East Renfrewshire

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

Left the House of Commons on 3 May 2017 — Dissolved for election

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Topics of interest

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

  • Ministry of Defence
  • HM Treasury
  • Department for Work and Pensions
  • Department for Culture
  • Media and Sport
  • Foreign and Commonwealth Office
  • Armed Forces Compensation Scheme
  • Carers' Benefits
  • Unmanned Air Vehicles
  • Armed Forces: Complaints
  • Investment Trusts

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)

Previous MPs in this constituency

Future MPs in this constituency

Public bill committees (Sittings attended)

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  • Has spoken in 84 debates in the last year — well above average amongst MPs. See all Kirsten Oswald’s speeches
  • Has received answers to 143 written questions in the last year — well above average amongst MPs.
  • Replied within 2 or 3 weeks to a low number of messages sent via during 2015, according to constituents.
  • Has voted in 60.81% of votes in this Parliament with this affiliation — well below average amongst MPs. (From Public Whip)
    Note SNP MPs do not generally vote on legislation not affecting Scotland, as these matters are devolved to the Scottish Parliament.
  • This MP’s speeches, in Hansard, are readable by an average 18–19 year old, going by the Flesch-Kincaid Grade Level score.
  • 51 people are tracking this MP
  • Has used three-word alliterative phrases (e.g. "she sells seashells") 92 times in debates — below average amongst MPs. (Why is this here?)

Register of Members’ Interests

Last updated: 2 May 2017.


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