Stephen Gethins

Shadow SNP Spokesperson (Foreign and Commonwealth Office)

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North East Fife Scottish National Party

Stephen Gethins’s voting in Parliament

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Last updated: 5 Sep 2018

Recent appearances

  • Salisbury Incident 12 Sep 2018

    I thank the hon. Gentleman for his speech and for bringing up the issue of Russian incursions. As a Member of Parliament for Leuchars, I can say that that is something that has been of particular concern to a number of my constituents. I wish to pay due regard to everyone who works at Leuchars for the excellent work that they do, and I know that he and his hon. Friends will also reflect on...
  • Salisbury Incident 12 Sep 2018

    I thank the Minister for his speech, and I associate myself with the remarks made about our thoughts going to the families of all those affected by these events. In particular, it is valuable for us to remember the family and friends of Dawn Sturgess, who tragically lost her life. It is valuable for us to reflect on the fact that somebody has lost their life and been murdered. That is very...
  • Salisbury Incident 12 Sep 2018

    I thank the hon. Gentleman for his comments. Obviously, I agree with my leader about RT, and I have been very clear on that in the past. I would add that there are Members of this House—in the hon. Gentleman’s party, as well as in the Labour party—who have taken payment for appearing on RT, and I hope that he is vociferous in condemning those Members of his own party.

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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

  • Shadow SNP Spokesperson (Foreign and Commonwealth Office) (since 1 Jul 2018)
  • Member, Foreign Affairs Committee (since 11 Sep 2017)

Other offices held in the past

  • Shadow SNP Spokesperson (International Affairs and Europe) (20 Jun 2017 to 1 Jul 2018)
  • 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)

Previous MPs in this constituency


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  • Has spoken in 68 debates in the last year — above average amongst MPs. See all Stephen Gethins’s speeches
  • Has received answers to 217 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 72.80% 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") 158 times in debates — average amongst MPs. (Why is this here?)

Register of Members’ Interests

Last updated: 10 Sep 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)
22 March 2018, payment of £200. Hours: 20 mins. (Registered 29 March 2018)
11 July 2018, payment of £200. Hours: 20 mins. (Registered 11 July 2018)
Payments from ComRes, Four Millbank, London SW1P 3JA, for surveys. Fees paid direct to charities or organisations in my constituency:
8 January 2018, payment of £100. Hours: 30 mins. (Registered 21 August 2018)
23 April 2018, payment of £75. Hours: 20 mins. (Registered 21 August 2018)
22 May 2018, payment of £75. Hours: 20 mins. (Registered 21 August 2018)
20 August 2018, payment of £75. Hours: 20 mins. (Registered 21 August 2018)
4. Visits outside the UK
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)
Name of donor: (1) Great Britain China Centre (with sponsorship from BP and Prudential) (2) International Liaison Department of the Chinese Communist Party (IDCPC)
Address of donor: (1) 15 Belgrave Square, London SW1X 8PS (2) No.4 Fuxing Road, Beijing

Estimate of the probable value (or amount of any donation): (1) Airfare £2,356; hotel and breakfast in Beijing and Wuhan £531.39; total £2,887.39 (2) train fare to Wuhan £95.76; food and drink (estimated at £60/day) £240; domestic travel (estimated at £10/day) £40; total £375.76

Destination of visit: Beijing and Wuhan, China

Dates of visit: 8-13 April 2018

Purpose of visit: To attend the 2018 UK-China Leadership Forum, organised by the Great Britain China Centre and IDCPC; to engage with Chinese Communist Officials on a broad range of topics and to strengthen UK-China bilateral relations.

(Registered 23 April 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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