Stephen Gethins

Shadow SNP Spokesperson (International Affairs and Europe)

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North East Fife Scottish National Party

Stephen Gethins’s voting in Parliament

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Last updated: 20 Dec 2017

Recent appearances

  • Refugees (Family Reunion) (No.2) Bill 16 Mar 2018

    My hon. Friend is making an exceptionally powerful and compelling speech. Does he agree that his friend Yohannes is one in a long line of refugees from places including Germany, Hungary and Iraq who have made a significant economic and other contribution to society across the UK?
  • Exiting the European Union: Exit Negotiations 15 Mar 2018

    What recent progress he has made in negotiations on the UK leaving the EU.
  • Exiting the European Union: Exit Negotiations 15 Mar 2018

    I am aware that some in the right hon. Gentleman’s party have accused others in that party of fantasy politics. Does he believe that any transition period can be based on World Trade Organisation principles?

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Scottish National Party MP for North East Fife

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

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Topics of interest

Stephen Gethins campaigned to remain in the European Union Source: BBC

  • Foreign and Commonwealth Office
  • Department for International Development
  • Department for Exiting the European Union
  • Home Office
  • Department for Business
  • Energy and Industrial Strategy
  • Immigration: EU Nationals
  • UK Trade with EU
  • International Assistance: Security
  • Personal Records: Data Protection
  • Research

Currently held offices

  • Member, Foreign Affairs Committee (since 11 Sep 2017)
  • Shadow SNP Spokesperson (International Affairs and Europe) (since 20 Jun 2017)

Other offices held in the past

  • Member, Foreign Affairs Sub-Committee (5 Jan 2016 to 3 May 2017)
  • Member, Foreign Affairs Committee (8 Jul 2015 to 3 May 2017)
  • Shadow SNP Spokesperson (Europe) (20 May 2015 to 20 Jun 2017)

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  • Has spoken in 48 debates in the last year — above average amongst MPs. See all Stephen Gethins’s speeches
  • Has received answers to 266 written questions in the last year — well above average amongst MPs.
  • Replied within 2 or 3 weeks to a medium number of messages sent via during 2015, according to constituents.
  • Has voted in 78.95% of votes in this Parliament with this affiliation — well below average amongst MPs. (From Public Whip)
  • People have made 0 annotations on this MP’s speeches — below average amongst MPs.
  • This MP’s speeches, in Hansard, are readable by an average 16–17 year old, going by the Flesch-Kincaid Grade Level score.
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  • Has used three-word alliterative phrases (e.g. "she sells seashells") 143 times in debates — average amongst MPs. (Why is this here?)

Register of Members’ Interests

Last updated: 5 Mar 2018.

1. Employment and earnings
Payments from Ipsos MORI, 3 Thomas More Square, London E1W 1YW, for surveys. Fees paid direct to charity:
17 August 2017, payment of £200. Hours: 45 mins. (Registered 13 October 2017)
15 January 2018, payment of £200. Hours: 30 mins. (Registered 22 January 2018)
4. Visits outside the UK
Name of donor: British Council
Address of donor: 10 Spring Gardens, London SW1A 2BN

Estimate of the probable value (or amount of any donation): Flights, accommodation and in-country transport with a value of £721.48

Destination of visit: Morocco

Dates of visit: 20 March to 2 April 2017

Purpose of visit: British Council APPG – Inquiry Committee Delegation Visit.

(Registered 27 April 2017)
Name of donor: German Marshall Fund of the United States
Address of donor: Voßstraße 20, 10117 Berlin

Estimate of the probable value (or amount of any donation): Travel £722; one night’s hotel accommodation £132; total value £854

Destination of visit: Budapest

Dates of visit: 26-27 October 2017

Purpose of visit: To take part in a seminar with other European parliamentarians.

(Registered 09 November 2017)
Name of donor: United Arab Emirates Ministry of Foreign Affairs
Address of donor: Al Bateen, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates

Estimate of the probable value (or amount of any donation): Travel and accommodation with a value of £3,000

Destination of visit: United Arab Emirates

Dates of visit: 10-13 February 2018

Purpose of visit: Cross party group visit to attend the World Government Summit, meet with Government Ministers, Members of the Federal National Council and senior business figures.

(Registered 20 February 2018)
6. Land and property portfolio: (i) value over £100,000 and/or (ii) giving rental income of over £10,000 a year
From 23 February 2016 until 1 September 2017, a flat in Edinburgh, owned jointly with my wife: (i) and (ii). (Registered 25 February 2016; updated 09 November 2017)
8. Miscellaneous
Adviser (unpaid) at Beyond Borders Scotland, a not-for profit organisation facilitating international dialogue and cultural exchange. (Registered 01 September 2015)
When elected to the House on 7 May 2015, I automatically became an unremunerated trustee of the Links Trust, St Andrews. It manages the golf courses owned by the public around the town. As a trustee I receive a card entitling me to 25% discount in the golf course shops or restaurants. (Registered 13 April 2016)
On 21 December 2017, I received Christmas hampers, each valued at less than £300, from the Embassies of Iraq and Qatar. The foodstuff was donated to charity. (Registered 28 December 2017)

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