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Kirsten Oswald

Shadow SNP Spokesperson (Northern Ireland)

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.

This is a selection of Kirsten Oswald’s votes.

Last updated: 25 Feb 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

  • Written Answers — Department of Health and Social Care: NHS: Recruitment 27 May 2020

    To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what (a) instructions and (b) guidance (i) he and (ii) NHS England has issued to recruiters of staff to temporary roles in the test, trace, isolate phase of virus control on the recruitment of people on furlough from private sector jobs.
  • Written Answers — Treasury: Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme 22 May 2020

    To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, pursuant to the Answer of 12 May 2020 to Question 43961 on Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme, what discussions he has had with (a) the Home Secretary and (b) other Cabinet colleagues on enforcement of the obligation on employers to utilise funds paid under the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme in accordance with clause 2.2 of the Schedule to the Treasury...
  • Written Answers — Treasury: Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme 22 May 2020

    To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, pursuant to the Answer of 12 May 2020 to Question 43961 on Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme, which of the 20,024 weblinks that are returned when the search query HMRC iForm is entered into the search facility of the GOV.UK website contains the iForm referred to in that Answer.

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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
  • Foreign and Commonwealth Office
  • Department for Culture
  • Media and Sport
  • Armed Forces Compensation Scheme
  • Carers' Benefits
  • Armed Forces: Complaints
  • Investment Trusts
  • Unmanned Air Vehicles

Currently held offices

  • 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)

Previous MPs in this constituency

Future MPs in this constituency

Public bill committees (Sittings attended)

SNP MPs only attend sittings where the legislation pertains to Scotland.


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  • Has spoken in 29 debates in the last year — above average amongst MPs. See all Kirsten Oswald’s speeches
  • Has received answers to 22 written questions in the last year — 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 80.43% of votes in this Parliament with this affiliation — 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.
  • 59 people are tracking this MP — email me updates on Kirsten Oswald’s activity
  • Has used three-word alliterative phrases (e.g. "she sells seashells") 107 times in debates — below average amongst MPs. (Why is this here?)

Register of Members’ Interests

Last updated: 26 May 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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