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Martyn Day’s voting in Parliament
Martyn Day 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 Martyn Day’s votes.
Voted for a more proportional system for electing MPs Show votes
1 vote for, 0 votes against, 2 absences, between 2016–2020
Almost always voted against a reduction in spending on welfare benefits Show votes
0 votes for, 20 votes against, 3 absences, between 2015–2016
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
Has never voted on reducing central government funding of local government
Consistently voted against replacing Trident with a new nuclear weapons system Show votes
0 votes for, 4 votes against, in 2016
Almost always voted for more EU integration Show votes
62 votes for, 7 votes against, 14 absences, between 2017–2020
Last updated: 1 Sep 2020.
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Martyn Day has never rebelled against their party in the current parliament. Find out more.
What her policy is on the provision of asylum accommodation during the covid-19 pandemic.
As covid’s second wave hits, the Minister must recognise that evicting asylum seekers into destitution will be a disaster for both asylum seekers and the communities into which they are evicted. Will she reverse these utterly reckless plans and confirm whether public health directors and bodies were consulted about this specific decision, and what they advised?
To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what assessment he has made for the implications of his policies of recent research that found micro- and nano-plastics in human organs; and if he will make a statement.
More of Martyn Day’s recent appearances
Scottish National Party MP for Linlithgow and East Falkirk
Entered the House of Commons on 8 May 2015 — General election
Topics of interest
Martyn Day campaigned to remain in the European Union
- Cabinet Office
- Department for Work and Pensions
- Department for Business
- Energy and Industrial Strategy
- Foreign and Commonwealth Office
- Tobacco: Smuggling
- Voting Rights: Young People
- Children: Maintenance
- *No heading*
- Employment: Taxation
Currently held offices
- Member, Petitions Committee (since 2 Mar 2020)
- Shadow SNP Spokesperson (Public Health and Primary Care) (since 7 Jan 2020)
Other offices held in the past
- Member, European Scrutiny Committee (9 Jul 2018 to 6 Nov 2019)
- Member, Public Accounts Commission (16 Nov 2017 to 9 Jul 2018)
- Member, Public Accounts Committee (11 Sep 2017 to 9 Jul 2018)
- Member, Petitions Committee (11 Sep 2017 to 6 Nov 2019)
- Member, Petitions Committee (31 Oct 2016 to 3 May 2017)
- Member, Administration Committee (20 Jul 2015 to 3 May 2017)
Previous MPs in this constituency
Public bill committees (Sittings attended)
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