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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 selection of Alison Thewliss’s votes.
Voted for a wholly elected House of Lords Show votes
1 vote for, 0 votes against, in 2016
Voted a mixture of for and against fewer MPs in the House of Commons Show votes
1 vote for, 1 vote against, 1 absence, between 2016–2020
Generally voted for a more proportional system for electing MPs Show votes
2 votes for, 0 votes against, 1 absence, between 2015–2020
Voted for removing hereditary peers from the House of Lords Show votes
1 vote for, 0 votes against, in 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
Almost always voted against a reduction in spending on welfare benefits Show votes
0 votes for, 20 votes against, 3 absences, between 2015–2016
Last updated: 20 Jul 2020.
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Alison Thewliss has never rebelled against their party in the current parliament. Find out more.
To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, on what date breastfeeding support groups will be permitted to restart as covid-19 lockdown restrictions are eased.
To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, whether young people not in receipt of universal credit will be eligible to apply to the Kickstart jobs scheme.
I want to start by sharing some news. I was really pleased and proud to become an auntie over lockdown, and I am very excited for Suzanne, Graeme and Fraser James Thewliss, the newest addition to the family. There have been lots of babies born in lockdown, and my heart goes out to all the families who have found it particularly difficult not being able to see new babies, meet their families...
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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
- Home Office
- Department for Work and Pensions
- Department for Business
- Energy and Industrial Strategy
- HM Treasury
- Department of Health
- Social Security Benefits: Children
- Members: Correspondence
- Jobcentres: Glasgow
- Sanitary Protection: VAT
- Infant Foods
Currently held offices
- Member, Treasury Committee (since 2 Mar 2020)
- Shadow SNP Spokesperson (Treasury) (since 20 Jun 2017)
Other offices held in the past
- 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, 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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