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 selection of Alison Thewliss’s votes.
Voted for a more proportional system for electing MPs Show votes
1 vote for, 0 votes against, 1 absence, between 2015–2016
Almost always voted against a reduction in spending on welfare benefits Show votes
0 votes for, 20 votes against, 3 absences, between 2015–2016
Consistently voted for paying higher benefits over longer periods for those unable to work due to illness or disability Show votes
8 votes for, 0 votes against, between 2015–2016
Has never voted on an equal number of electors per parliamentary constituency
Voted for removing hereditary peers from the House of Lords Show votes
1 vote for, 0 votes against, in 2016
Has never voted on reducing central government funding of local government
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Alison Thewliss has never rebelled against their party in the current parliament. Find out more.
Last updated: 12 Sep 2018
Supervised Drug Consumption Facilities Bill - 2nd reading – Alison Thewliss.
I do not have much time, so I will concentrate on the three myths about this system that the Tories are perpetuating again and again. The first is that we somehow want to go back to the system of legacy benefits, but that is patently nonsense. The National Audit Office says that we are now past the point of no return and cannot go back. Ellenor in my office is brilliant at helping my...
What recent discussions he has had with Cabinet colleagues of the effect of the UK leaving the EU on the Scottish economy.
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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
- Department for Work and Pensions
- Home Office
- HM Treasury
- Department of Health
- Department for Business
- Energy and Industrial Strategy
- Social Security Benefits: Children
- Jobcentres: Glasgow
- Infant Foods
- Sanitary Protection: VAT
- Members: Correspondence
Currently held offices
- Shadow SNP Spokesperson (Housing, Communities and Local Government) (since 1 Jul 2018)
- Member, Procedure Committee (since 20 Nov 2017)
- Shadow SNP Spokesperson (Treasury) (since 20 Jun 2017)
Other offices held in the past
- 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 167 debates in the last year — well above average amongst MPs. See all Alison Thewliss’s speeches
- Has received answers to 134 written questions in the last year — well above average amongst MPs.
- Replied within 2 or 3 weeks to a low number of messages sent via WriteToThem.com during 2015, according to constituents.
- Has voted in 73.14% 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") 229 times in debates — average amongst MPs. (Why is this here?)
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