Kirsty Blackman

Scottish National Party MP for Aberdeen North


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11th May to 2nd June 2020

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Kirsty Blackman’s voting in Parliament

Kirsty Blackman 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: 12 Oct 2020. Learn more about our voting records and what they mean.

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Kirsty Blackman has never rebelled against their party in the current parliament. Find out more.

Recent appearances

  • Throwline Stations — [Ms Nusrat Ghani in the Chair] 24 Jan 2022

    Thank you, Ms Ghani, for chairing this sitting this afternoon. I also thank the hon. Member for Don Valley (Nick Fletcher) and the Petitions Committee for ensuring that this issue has been brought to the House for debate. It is incredibly important that we debate it, and the debate is very timely. My thoughts are with the family of Mark Allen—I applaud their bravery and tenacity in taking...
  • Written Answers — Home Office: Afghanistan: Refugees 24 Jan 2022

    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what steps her Department is taking to support Afghan nationals applying to the (a) Afghan Relocations and Assistance Policy or (b) Afghan Citizens Resettlement Scheme in sourcing the necessary paperwork.
  • Taylor Review of Modern Working Practices — [Judith Cummins in the Chair] 19 Jan 2022

    Thank you for chairing the debate today, Mrs Cummins. We hugely appreciate it. I would like to congratulate the hon. Member for Slough (Mr Dhesi) on bringing this debate. This debate is really important and timely, given that we are five years on from the Taylor review. We need to see progress; there has not been enough. There is no point in commissioning a review if it is just going to be...

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Scottish National Party MP for Aberdeen North

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

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Topics of interest

Kirsty Blackman campaigned to remain in the European Union Source: BBC

  • HM Treasury
  • Home Office
  • Treasury
  • Department for Work and Pensions
  • Ministry of Defence
  • Devolution: England
  • Scotland Office: Publications
  • Tribunals: Scotland
  • Personal Independence Payment
  • Vaccine Damage Payment Scheme

Currently held offices

  • Member, Environment, Food and Rural Affairs Committee (since 5 Jan 2022)
  • Member, Nuclear Energy (Financing) Bill Committee (since 9 Nov 2021)
  • Member, Subsidy Control Bill Committee (since 20 Oct 2021)
  • Member, European Statutory Instruments Committee (since 10 Feb 2020)

Other offices held in the past

  • Member, Procedure Committee (2 Mar 2020 to 5 Jan 2022)
  • Member, Procedure Committee (24 Jun 2019 to 6 Nov 2019)
  • Member, European Statutory Instruments Committee (18 Jul 2018 to 6 Nov 2019)
  • Member, Speaker's Committee for the Independent Parliamentary Standards Authority (31 Oct 2017 to 6 Nov 2019)
  • Member, Speaker's Committee on the Electoral Commission (12 Sep 2017 to 6 Nov 2019)
  • SNP Deputy Leader (20 Jun 2017 to 1 Jul 2020)
  • Shadow SNP Spokesperson (Economy) (20 Jun 2017 to 7 Jan 2020)
  • Shadow SNP Spokesperson (Economy) (20 Jun 2017 to 7 Jan 2020)
  • Member, Scottish Affairs Committee (6 Jul 2015 to 5 Sep 2016)
  • Shadow SNP Spokesperson (House of Lords) (20 May 2015 to 20 Jun 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: 13 Dec 2021.

3. Gifts, benefits and hospitality from UK sources
Name of donor: Clare Sainsbury
Address of donor: private

Amount of donation or nature and value if donation in kind: the payment of legal fees, value £3,492

Date received: 26 February 2021

Date accepted: 26 February 2021

Donor status: individual

(Registered 27 May 2021)
Name of donor: Clare Sainsbury
Address of donor: private

Amount of donation or nature and value if donation in kind: the payment of legal fees, value £2,160

Date received: 12 May 2021

Date accepted: 12 May 2021

Donor status: individual

(Registered 27 May 2021)
8. Miscellaneous
From 5 September 2017, non-executive director (unpaid) of New City Agenda; a not-for-profit think tank aiming to develop ideas and research on financial services policy. (Registered 11 September 2017)

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