Stuart McDonald’s voting in Parliament
Stuart McDonald 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 Stuart McDonald’s votes.
Consistently voted against a referendum on the UK's membership of the EU Show votes
0 votes for, 4 votes against, between 2015–2016
Almost always voted against a reduction in spending on welfare benefits Show votes
0 votes for, 21 votes against, 2 absences, between 2015–2016
Has never voted on reducing central government funding of local government
Almost always voted for more EU integration Show votes
45 votes for, 4 votes against, 6 absences, between 2016–2018
Consistently voted against replacing Trident with a new nuclear weapons system Show votes
0 votes for, 4 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
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Stuart McDonald has never rebelled against their party in the current parliament. Find out more.
Last updated: 12 Sep 2018
What we see today, yet again, is the horrendous impact of austerity cuts on the state of prisons. Prison staffing levels are down by almost one third since 2010, and that contrasts, by the way, with a 14% increase in Scotland over the same period. So we join the calls for significant new resources for new prison officers, for increased staff retention and for equipment and training in the...
What steps her Department is taking to promote the take-up of shared parental leave.
No awareness campaign on shared parental leave, however welcome, can lead to a significant increase in uptake while structural issues—the fact that men still, on the whole, earn more than women, for example—are making it really hard for families to make this choice. What will the Government do to follow international best practice and make parental leave more accessible and affordable?
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Scottish National Party MP for Cumbernauld, Kilsyth and Kirkintilloch East
Entered the House of Commons on 8 May 2015 — General election
Topics of interest
Stuart McDonald campaigned to remain in the European Union
- Home Office
- HM Treasury
- Department for Business
- Energy and Industrial Strategy
- Department for Education
- Department of Health
- Asylum: Housing
- Undocumented Migrants: Private Rented Housing
- Asylum: Families
- Asylum: EU Law
Currently held offices
- Member, Home Affairs Committee (since 11 Sep 2017)
- Shadow SNP Spokesperson (Immigration, Asylum and Border Control) (since 20 May 2015)
Other offices held in the past
- Member, Draft Investigatory Powers Bill (Joint Committee) (5 Nov 2015 to 11 Feb 2016)
- Member, Home Affairs Committee (8 Jul 2015 to 3 May 2017)
Previous MPs in this constituency
Public bill committees (Sittings attended)
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- Has spoken in 78 debates in the last year — well above average amongst MPs. See all Stuart McDonald’s speeches
- Has received answers to 77 written questions in the last year — above average amongst MPs.
- Replied within 2 or 3 weeks to a low number of messages sent via WriteToThem.com during 2015, according to constituents.
- Has voted in 76.57% of votes in this Parliament with this affiliation — below average amongst MPs. (From Public Whip)
- People have made 0 annotations on this MP’s speeches — below average amongst MPs.
- This MP’s speeches, in Hansard, are readable by an average 18–19 year old, going by the Flesch-Kincaid Grade Level score.
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- Has used three-word alliterative phrases (e.g. "she sells seashells") 153 times in debates — average amongst MPs. (Why is this here?)
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