Patricia Gibson

Shadow SNP Spokesperson (Consumer Affairs)

Scottish National Party MP for North Ayrshire and Arran


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Patricia Gibson’s voting in Parliament

Patricia Gibson 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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Patricia Gibson has never rebelled against their party in the current parliament. Find out more.

Recent appearances

  • Written Answers — Department of Health and Social Care: Sunscreens: VAT 27 Nov 2020

    To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, if he will hold discussions with the Chancellor of the Exchequer on the potential merits of making sunscreen exempt from VAT to improve affordability for consumers and help reduce incidences of skin cancer.
  • Covid-19 Update 26 Nov 2020

    Covid-19 is a world pandemic and it needs to be tackled on a global basis. International travel will expose the UK to future outbreaks, particularly if the virus mutates, so on both humanitarian and public health grounds, does the Secretary of State not agree that it is indefensible to cut the international aid budget, just as a global vaccine roll-out begins?
  • Dementia: Covid-19 12 Nov 2020

    I echo the congratulations and thanks to the hon. Member for Oldham East and Saddleworth (Debbie Abrahams) for her comprehensive and wide-ranging exposition of the effect of covid-19 on the those affected by dementia. Yesterday, I participated in a debate—alongside several others here this afternoon—on family visit access in health and social care settings during the covid-19 outbreak....

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Scottish National Party MP for North Ayrshire and Arran

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

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Topics of interest

Patricia Gibson campaigned to remain in the European Union Source: BBC

  • Department for Business
  • Energy and Industrial Strategy
  • Treasury
  • HM Treasury
  • Department for Culture
  • Media and Sport
  • Department for Digital
  • Culture
  • Media and Sport
  • Duty Free Allowances
  • Vat
  • Sunscreens: VAT
  • AWE: Occupational Pensions
  • Travel: Coronavirus

Currently held offices

  • Member, Backbench Business Committee (since 2 Mar 2020)
  • Shadow SNP Spokesperson (Consumer Affairs) (since 20 Jun 2017)

Other offices held in the past

  • Member, Backbench Business Committee (11 Sep 2017 to 6 Nov 2019)
  • Member, Procedure Committee (13 Jul 2015 to 3 May 2017)

Previous MPs in this constituency

Public bill committees (Sittings attended)

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

Register of Members’ Interests

Last updated: 23 Nov 2020.

1. Employment and earnings
Payments from Savanta ComRes, Coveham House. Downside Bridge Road, Cobham KT11 3EP, for completing surveys:
15 November 2019, received two payments of £75; £150 in total. Hours: 30 mins per survey; 1 hr in total. (Registered 13 December 2019)
29 April 2020, received £75. Hours: approx. 40 mins. (Registered 08 October 2020)
8 June 2020, received £75. Hours: approx. 40 mins. (Registered 08 October 2020)
23 June 2020, received £75. Hours: approx. 40 mins. (Registered 08 October 2020)
28 August 2020, received £75. Hours: approx. 40 mins. (Registered 08 October 2020)
7 October 2020, received £75. Hours: approx. 40 mins. (Registered 08 October 2020)
28 October 2020, received £75. Hours: approx. 35 mins. (Registered 06 November 2020)

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