Alison Thewliss

Shadow SNP Spokesperson (Housing, Communities and Local Government)

Scottish National Party MP for Glasgow Central


Alison Thewliss’s voting in Parliament

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Recent appearances

  • Business of the House 17 Oct 2019

    Bonfire night is almost upon us again, and my constituents in Pollokshields are already under firework bombardment. The Scottish Government have carried out a consultation which received over 16,000 responses, 94% of which wanted more control over sales. There is no evidence of action from the Leader of the House’s colleagues in Government, so will he give me a statement on what his...
  • Women and Equalities: Gender Equality in Boardrooms 17 Oct 2019

    The Bank of England Monetary Policy Committee has nine members, eight of whom are women. Will the Minister encourage the Bank to employ more women in senior roles, and the Chancellor to appoint more women when he gets the chance?
  • Debate on the Address: Public Services 16 Oct 2019

    Does my hon. Friend share my frustration that Glasgow’s plans for a DCR have been in place for three years now? The Home Office has not even bothered to come to Glasgow to see why they are so needed.

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Scottish National Party MP for Glasgow Central

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

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Topics of interest

Alison Thewliss campaigned to remain in the European Union Source: BBC

  • Home Office
  • Department for Work and Pensions
  • HM Treasury
  • Department for Business
  • Energy and Industrial Strategy
  • Department of Health
  • Social Security Benefits: Children
  • Members: Correspondence
  • Jobcentres: Glasgow
  • Infant Foods
  • Sanitary Protection: VAT

Currently held offices

  • Member, Treasury Committee (since 10 Jun 2019)
  • Member, Draft Registration of Overseas Entities Bill (Joint) Committee (since 19 Feb 2019)
  • Shadow SNP Spokesperson (Housing, Communities and Local Government) (since 1 Jul 2018)
  • Shadow SNP Spokesperson (Treasury) (since 20 Jun 2017)

Other offices held in the past

  • Member, Procedure Committee (20 Nov 2017 to 24 Jun 2019)
  • Member, Housing, Communities and Local Government Committee (13 Jul 2015 to 3 May 2017)
  • Shadow SNP Spokesperson (Cities) (20 May 2015 to 1 Jul 2018)

Previous MPs in this constituency

Public bill committees (Sittings attended)

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  • Has spoken in 215 debates in the last year — well above average amongst MPs. See all Alison Thewliss’s speeches
  • Has received answers to 81 written questions in the last year — above average amongst MPs.
  • Replied within 2 or 3 weeks to a low number of messages sent via during 2015, according to constituents.
  • Has voted in 70.31% of votes in this Parliament with this affiliation — well below average amongst MPs. (From Public Whip)
    Note SNP MPs do not generally vote on legislation not affecting Scotland, as these matters are devolved to the Scottish Parliament.
  • 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") 353 times in debates — above average amongst MPs. (Why is this here?)

Register of Members’ Interests

Last updated: 30 Sep 2019.


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