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.

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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

  • NATO and International Security 19 May 2022

    I will be brief. After a vote for independence, who will the nuclear deterrent belong to?
  • NATO and International Security 19 May 2022

    Yes—so it is not ours.
  • NATO and International Security 19 May 2022

    I will be brief, as I have just given a long speech. When we put this matter to Scottish people in elections, they always return a majority of Members, not just from my party but from the Scottish Labour party, who oppose hosting the deterrent in Scotland. On the deterrent being in Scotland and the independence of NATO, is the hon. Gentleman really suggesting that the entirety of the UK’s...

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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: 16 May 2022.

4. Visits outside the UK
Name of donor: Article 36
Address of donor: 19 Barnardo Road, Exeter EX2 4ND

Estimate of the probable value (or amount of any donation): Flights and accommodation, value £823

Destination of visit: Geneva

Dates of visit: 5-7 April 2022

Purpose of visit: In my capacity as Chair of the APPG on Drones and Modern Conflict, invited to speak at the UN negotiations for a political declaration against use of explosive weapons in populated areas.

(Registered 16 May 2022)
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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