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Philippa Whitford’s voting in Parliament
Philippa Whitford 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 Philippa Whitford’s votes.
Has never voted on reducing central government funding of local government
Generally voted for a more proportional system for electing MPs Show votes
2 votes for, 0 votes against, 1 absence, between 2015–2020.
Consistently voted against replacing Trident with a new nuclear weapons system Show votes
0 votes for, 4 votes against, in 2016.
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 for more EU integration Show votes
64 votes for, 4 votes against, 15 absences, between 2017–2020.
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.
Last updated: 12 Oct 2020.
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To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what recent assessment she has made of the timeliness of the delivery of the state pension to an eligible person on reaching the state pension age.
To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps his Department is taking to encourage diverse participation in dementia research.
Although this was described as an evolutionary piece of legislation that would not involve a lot of upheaval for the NHS, it actually does. It is a significant piece of legislation, but it represents a missed opportunity to go back to a unified public NHS with integrated care bodies as the main structure. They are responsible for spending billions of pounds of public money, but the system...
More of Philippa Whitford’s recent appearances
Scottish National Party MP for Central Ayrshire
Entered the House of Commons on 8 May 2015 — General election
Topics of interest
Philippa Whitford campaigned to remain in the European Union
- Department for Work and Pensions
- Department of Health and Social Care
- Department of Health
- Home Office
- Department for Business
- Energy and Industrial Strategy
- Universal Credit
- Post Office Card Account
- NHS: Drugs
- Coronavirus: Vaccination
- Children: Maintenance
Currently held offices
- Member, Health and Care Bill Committee (since 7 Sep 2021)
- Shadow SNP Spokesperson (Europe) (since 1 Feb 2020)
- Shadow SNP Spokesperson (Health and Social Care) (since 20 Jun 2017)
Other offices held in the past
- Member, Committee on the Future Relationship with the European Union (2 Mar 2020 to 16 Jan 2021)
- Shadow SNP Spokesperson (Exiting the European Union) (7 Jan 2020 to 31 Jan 2020)
- Member, Draft Domestic Abuse Bill (Joint) Committee (27 Feb 2019 to 6 Mar 2019)
- Member, Health and Social Care Committee (14 Jan 2019 to 13 May 2019)
- Member, Draft Health Service Safety Investigation Bill (Joint Committee) (17 Apr 2018 to 27 Jul 2018)
- Member, European Scrutiny Committee (30 Oct 2017 to 6 Nov 2019)
- Member, Health and Social Care Committee (8 Jul 2015 to 3 May 2017)
- Shadow SNP Westminster Group Leader (Health) (20 May 2015 to 20 Jun 2017)
Previous MPs in this constituency
Public bill committees (Sittings attended)
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