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A selection of Patricia Gibson's votes
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Almost always voted against replacing Trident with a new nuclear weapons system Show votes
0 votes for, 3 votes against, 1 absence, between 2015–2016
Has never voted on reducing central government funding of local government
Almost always voted against a reduction in spending on welfare benefits Show votes
0 votes for, 20 votes against, 3 absences, between 2015–2016
Voted for a more proportional system for electing MPs Show votes
1 vote for, 0 votes against, 1 absence, between 2015–2016
Consistently voted against fewer MPs in the House of Commons Show votes
0 votes for, 2 votes against, in 2016
Consistently voted for paying higher benefits over longer periods for those unable to work due to illness or disability Show votes
8 votes for, 0 votes against, between 2015–2016
We have lots more plain English analysis of Patricia Gibson’s voting record on issues like health, welfare, taxation and more. Visit Patricia Gibson’s full vote analysis page for more.
I thank the Minister for giving way; I know he is short of time. He touched on universal credit. Will he commit to looking at the five-week wait and people having to take out loans, which pushes them further and deeper into persistent poverty? People’s ability to repay them is not considered, and families and children suffer tremendously as a result. Will he commit to taking that up with...
I congratulate the hon. Member for Coatbridge, Chryston and Bellshill (Hugh Gaffney) on securing the debate. In my constituency, one third of children live in poverty, and it has the third-worst statistics in the whole of Scotland for child poverty. That is shameful in this day and age, and it matters, because I grew up in abject poverty and I know what it is like. Poverty is not just about...
Absolutely. My hon. Friend makes an excellent point. The fact is that unless child poverty is addressed, raising aspiration and attainment is like working with one hand tied behind your back. Children who are hungry or go home to a cold house tend to find it much more difficult than other children to attain their goals at school, whether those are academic or vocational. Their life is limited...
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Former Scottish National Party MP for North Ayrshire and Arran
Entered the House of Commons on 8 May 2015 — General election
Left the House of Commons on 6 November 2019 — Dissolved for election
Topics of interest
Patricia Gibson campaigned to remain in the European Union
- Department for Business
- Energy and Industrial Strategy
- HM Treasury
- Department for Culture
- Media and Sport
- Department for Digital
- Media and Sport
- Ministry of Defence
- Emergency Services Network: North Ayrshire and Arran
- Mobile Phones: Fees and Charges
- Hinkley Point C Power Station and Trident Submarines
- Direct Marketing
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 6 Nov 2019)
- Member, Procedure Committee (13 Jul 2015 to 3 May 2017)
Previous MPs in this constituency
Public bill committees (Sittings attended)
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- Has spoken in 130 debates in the last year — well above average amongst MPs. See all Patricia Gibson’s speeches
- Has received answers to 2 written questions in the last year — below average amongst MPs.
- Replied within 2 or 3 weeks to a high number of messages sent via WriteToThem.com during 2015, according to constituents.
- Has voted in 71.49% 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 17–18 year old, going by the Flesch-Kincaid Grade Level score.
- 55 people are tracking this MP
- Has used three-word alliterative phrases (e.g. "she sells seashells") 312 times in debates — average amongst MPs. (Why is this here?)
Register of Members’ Interests
Last updated: 5 Nov 2019.
1. Employment and earnings
Payments from ComRes, Four Millbank, London SW1P 3JA, for completing surveys:
12 July 2019, received £150. Hours: approx. 90 mins. (Registered 29 July 2019)
9 August 2019, received £75. Hours: approx. 25 mins. (Registered 11 September 2019)
11 September 2019, received £150. Hours: approx. 45 mins. (Registered 11 September 2019)
View the history of this MP’s entries in the Register
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