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Alison Thewliss’s voting in Parliament
Alison Thewliss 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 Alison Thewliss’s votes.
Almost always voted against a reduction in spending on welfare benefits Show votes
1 vote for, 27 votes against, 4 absences, between 2015–2022.
Voted for a wholly elected House of Lords Show votes
1 vote for, 0 votes against, in 2016.
Voted against reducing central government funding of local government Show votes
0 votes for, 1 vote against, 6 absences, between 2016–2021.
Generally voted for a more proportional system for electing MPs Show votes
2 votes for, 0 votes against, 1 absence, between 2015–2020.
Almost always voted for more EU integration Show votes
67 votes for, 10 votes against, 11 absences, between 2017–2021.
Consistently voted against replacing Trident with a new nuclear weapons system Show votes
0 votes for, 4 votes against, in 2016.
Last updated: 21 Feb 2022.
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The Chancellor comes here today—the sixth Chancellor in seven years—asking us to believe that the things that he voted for and supported just a few months ago were all fine at the time, but need to be completely reversed now. This is a new era, but the Conservatives have been in government for 12 years. He stretches credibility beyond breaking point in saying that tax cuts for the rich,...
A survey by Child Poverty Action Group has found that scrapping the benefit cap is twice as popular as scrapping the cap on bankers’ bonuses. Axing the benefit cap, which has been frozen since 2016, would put an average of £65 per week in families’ pockets. Can we have a debate in Government time on the importance of supporting struggling families in Glasgow Central, rather than the...
Calder Millerfield in my constituency has been quoted a 345% increase in its electricity costs alone. Although I appreciate the Secretary of State’s plans to help in the next six months, what can he offer Calder Millerfield after the end of that six months? A 345% increase just in electricity costs could put this business under.
More of Alison Thewliss’s recent appearances
Scottish National Party MP for Glasgow Central
Entered the House of Commons on 8 May 2015 — General election
Topics of interest
Alison Thewliss campaigned to remain in the European Union
- Home Office
- Department for Work and Pensions
- Department for Business
- Energy and Industrial Strategy
- Department of Health and Social Care
- Members: Correspondence
- Social Security Benefits: Children
- Jobcentres: Glasgow
- Infant Foods
- Sanitary Protection: VAT
Currently held offices
- Member, Treasury Sub-Committee on Financial Services Regulations (since 20 Jun 2022)
- Member, Finance (No.2) Bill Committee (since 8 Dec 2021)
- Member, Treasury Committee (since 2 Mar 2020)
- Shadow SNP Spokesperson (Treasury) (since 20 Jun 2017)
Other offices held in the past
- Member, Treasury Committee Sub-Committee on Financial Services Regulations (20 Jun 2022 to 20 Jun 2022)
- Member, Treasury Committee (10 Jun 2019 to 6 Nov 2019)
- Member, Draft Registration of Overseas Entities Bill (Joint) Committee (19 Feb 2019 to 6 Nov 2019)
- Shadow SNP Spokesperson (Housing, Communities and Local Government) (1 Jul 2018 to 7 Jan 2020)
- Member, Procedure Committee (20 Nov 2017 to 24 Jun 2019)
- Member, Levelling Up, Housing and Communities 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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