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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.
This is a selection of Kirsty Blackman’s votes.
Almost always voted for more EU integration Show votes
65 votes for, 5 votes against, 13 absences, between 2017–2020
Consistently voted against replacing Trident with a new nuclear weapons system Show votes
0 votes for, 4 votes against, in 2016
Voted against fewer MPs in the House of Commons Show votes
0 votes for, 1 vote against, 2 absences, between 2016–2020
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
Generally voted for a more proportional system for electing MPs Show votes
2 votes for, 0 votes against, 1 absence, between 2015–2020
Last updated: 1 Sep 2020.
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We have lots more plain English analysis of Kirsty Blackman’s voting record on issues like health, welfare, taxation and more. Visit Kirsty Blackman’s full vote analysis page for more.
Kirsty Blackman has never rebelled against their party in the current parliament. Find out more.
To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what the environmental impact will be of the first deployment of HMS Queen Elizabeth.
To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what estimate he has made of the amount of CO2 that will be generated by the first deployment of HMS Queen Elizabeth.
To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what the purpose is of the first deployment of HMS Queen Elizabeth.
More of Kirsty Blackman’s recent appearances
Scottish National Party MP for Aberdeen North
Entered the House of Commons on 8 May 2015 — General election
Topics of interest
Kirsty Blackman campaigned to remain in the European Union
- HM Treasury
- Home Office
- Department for Work and Pensions
- Ministry of Defence
- Devolution: England
- Scotland Office: Publications
- Tribunals: Scotland
- Personal Independence Payment
- Armed Forces: Allowances
Currently held offices
- Member, Procedure Committee (since 2 Mar 2020)
- Member, European Statutory Instruments Committee (since 10 Feb 2020)
Other offices held in the past
- 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)
- 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)
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