Stewart McDonald

Shadow SNP Spokesperson (Defence)

Scottish National Party MP for Glasgow South


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Stewart McDonald’s voting in Parliament

Stewart 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 random selection of Stewart McDonald’s votes, where they voted similarly to their party.

Last updated: 12 Oct 2020. Learn more about our voting records and what they mean.

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Stewart McDonald has never rebelled against their party in the current parliament. Find out more.

Recent appearances

  • Public Bill Committee: Nationality and Borders Bill: Clause 11 - Accommodation For Asylum-Seekers Etc 21 Oct 2021

    Perhaps I am not generous so much as realistic; given my form so far, I suspect I will not be able to win any votes in this place, so I will have to settle for what I can get, which is ministerial assurance. The hon. Gentleman makes a fair point. As we know from our debates on nationality law and registration fees, Parliament’s intention in 1981 was for fees to be a certain price, but that...
  • Salisbury Incident 2018: Update 21 Sep 2021

    I do not disagree with anything that was in the Home Secretary’s statement and commend every word of it, but will she explain something that I am perhaps just not understanding? Why is it that we were able to identify the two individuals so swiftly after the event but it is has taken three years to identify the third individual who was involved in the Salisbury poisoning? I know it is a...
  • Data Breach: ARAP Applicants in Afghanistan 21 Sep 2021

    I thank the Secretary of State for his apology. I do not doubt the sincerity of it, and I do not doubt for a second the anger that he will have felt when he got the news of this unacceptable and quite dangerous leak yesterday. However, I have a few questions to follow on from those asked by the shadow Secretary of State, the right hon. Member for Wentworth and Dearne (John Healey), and the...

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Scottish National Party MP for Glasgow South

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

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Topics of interest

Stewart McDonald campaigned to remain in the European Union Source: BBC

  • Ministry of Defence
  • Department for Work and Pensions
  • Department for Business
  • Energy and Industrial Strategy
  • Foreign and Commonwealth Office
  • Home Office
  • Jobcentres: Glasgow
  • Unpaid Work
  • Volkswagen
  • Vote Leave: Election Offences
  • Vauxhall

Currently held offices

  • Member, Foreign Affairs Committee (since 2 Mar 2020)
  • Shadow SNP Spokesperson (Defence) (since 20 Jun 2017)

Other offices held in the past

  • Member, Committee of Privileges (14 Jan 2019 to 6 Nov 2019)
  • Member, Committee on Standards (14 Jan 2019 to 6 Nov 2019)
  • Member, Transport Committee (8 Jul 2015 to 3 May 2017)

Previous MPs in this constituency

Register of Members’ Interests

Last updated: 18 Oct 2021.

8. Miscellaneous
On 26 February 2020, I received the Ukrainian Order of Merit (Third Class) from the President of Ukraine, care of Embassy of Ukraine (London), 60 Holland Park, London W11 3SJ. (Registered 11 March 2020)

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