Patricia Gibson

Shadow SNP Spokesperson (Housing, Communities and Local Government)

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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Last updated: 18 May 2022. Learn more about our voting records and what they mean.

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

Recent appearances

  • Education: Young People’s Social Mobility: Student Finance Rules: 28 Nov 2022

    What assessment she has made of the potential effect of changes to student finance rules on young people’s social mobility.
  • Education: Young People’s Social Mobility: Student Finance Rules: 28 Nov 2022

    In his autumn statement, the Chancellor spoke for nearly an hour but failed to mention students once. The Office for National Statistics reports that three in 10 students are skipping lectures to save money and a quarter have taken on new debt because of the dire economic situation. Why are the Government neglecting students who are buckling under the pressure of the cost of living crisis?
  • Education: Topical Questions 28 Nov 2022

    Children growing up in poverty have poorer school outcomes and disadvantage, which often blights lives into adulthood. The autumn statement funding announcements, much vaunted today, will only restore real-terms per pupil funding to what it was in 2010, at a time when experts are urgently calling for a new child poverty strategy to tackle that widening gap. Given the Government’s so-called...

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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

  • Treasury
  • Department for Business
  • Energy and Industrial Strategy
  • Department of Health and Social Care
  • Department for Transport
  • Department for Digital
  • Culture
  • Media and Sport
  • Money
  • Question
  • Duty Free Allowances
  • Driving Tests: Coronavirus
  • Energy Bills Rebate: Park Homes

Currently held offices

  • Member, Levelling-up and Regeneration Bill Committee (since 15 Jun 2022)
  • Member, Taxi and Private Hire Vehicles (Safeguarding and Road Safety) Bill (England and Wales) Committee (since 27 Oct 2021)
  • Shadow SNP Spokesperson (Housing, Communities and Local Government) (since 1 Feb 2021)
  • Member, Backbench Business Committee (since 2 Mar 2020)

Other offices held in the past

  • Member, Backbench Business Committee (11 Sep 2017 to 6 Nov 2019)
  • Shadow SNP Spokesperson (Consumer Affairs) (20 Jun 2017 to 1 Feb 2021)
  • 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: 14 Nov 2022.

1. Employment and earnings
Payments from Savanta ComRes, 3 Melville Street, Edinburgh EH3 7PEP, for completing surveys. (Updated 03 August 2022)
1 November 2021, received £75. Hours: approx. 25 mins. (Registered 04 November 2021)
6 December 2021, received £75. Hours: approx. 30 mins. (Registered 06 December 2021)
24 January 2022, received £75. Hours: approx. 45 mins. (Registered 03 August 2022)
31 March 2022, received £75. Hours: approx. 45 mins. (Registered 03 August 2022)
23 May 2022, received £100. Hours: approx. 45 mins. (Registered 03 August 2022)
2 August 2022, received £75. Hours: approx. 45 mins. (Registered 03 August 2022)
27 September 2022, received £75. Hours: approx. 50 mins. (Registered 29 September 2022)

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