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- 2nd to 9th June 2020
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- 10th June 2020 onwards
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Deidre Brock’s voting in Parliament
Deidre Brock 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 Deidre Brock’s votes.
Voted for a wholly elected House of Lords Show votes
1 vote for, 0 votes against, in 2016.
Generally voted for more EU integration Show votes
67 votes for, 9 votes against, 15 absences, between 2017–2022.
Generally voted for a more proportional system for electing MPs Show votes
2 votes for, 0 votes against, 1 absence, between 2015–2020.
Voted against reducing central government funding of local government Show votes
0 votes for, 1 vote against, 6 absences, between 2016–2021.
Consistently voted against a referendum on the UK's membership of the EU Show votes
0 votes for, 4 votes against, between 2015–2016.
Almost always voted against a reduction in spending on welfare benefits Show votes
0 votes for, 27 votes against, 7 absences, between 2015–2022.
Last updated: 18 May 2022.
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Deidre Brock has never rebelled against their party in the current parliament. Find out more.
The Leader of the House does not seem to like answering any of my constitutional questions directly. Right enough, they are a bit tricky for her Government, but God loves a trier, so let us see if she can answer this. In the Scottish Affairs Committee this week, the Secretary of State for Scotland revealed that the head of the UK civil service is looking into whether officials in Scotland...
To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland, how much his Department spent on special advisers in (a) 2020-21, (b) 2021-22 and (c) 2022-23.
To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland, how many Special Advisers are employed by his Department.
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Scottish National Party MP for Edinburgh North and Leith
Entered the House of Commons on 8 May 2015 — General election
Topics of interest
Deidre Brock campaigned to remain in the European Union
- Ministry of Defence
- Home Office
- Department for Environment
- Food and Rural Affairs
- Scotland Office
- Cabinet Office
- Scotland Office: Social Media
- Immigration: EU Nationals
- Public Expenditure: Scotland
- Energy: Prices
Currently held offices
- Member, Restoration and Renewal Client Board Committee (since 17 Oct 2022)
- Member, Members Estimate Committee (since 8 Sep 2022)
- Member, House of Commons Commission (since 8 Sep 2022)
- Shadow SNP Leader of the House of Commons (since 8 Sep 2022)
- Member, Genetic Technology (Precision Breeding) Bill Committee (since 22 Jun 2022)
- Member, Animal Welfare (Sentience) Bill [HL] Committee (since 9 Feb 2022)
- Shadow SNP Spokesperson (COP26) (since 8 Jan 2021)
- Member, Scottish Affairs Committee (since 4 May 2020)
- Shadow SNP Spokesperson (Wales) (since 1 Jul 2018)
Other offices held in the past
- Shadow SNP Spokesperson (Environment, Food and Rural Affairs) (7 Jan 2020 to 8 Sep 2022)
- Shadow SNP Spokesperson (Environment and Rural Affairs) (1 Jul 2018 to 7 Jan 2020)
- Member, Scottish Affairs Committee (11 Sep 2017 to 6 Nov 2019)
- Shadow SNP Spokesperson (Fair Work and Employment) (20 Jun 2017 to 1 Jul 2018)
- Shadow SNP Spokesperson (Northern Ireland) (20 Jun 2017 to 1 Jul 2018)
- Member, Scottish Affairs Committee (5 Sep 2016 to 3 May 2017)
- Member, Public Accounts Commission (4 Nov 2015 to 15 Nov 2016)
- Member, Public Accounts Committee (7 Jul 2015 to 12 Sep 2016)
- Shadow SNP Westminster Group Leader (Scottish Parliament/Scottish Government Liaison) (20 May 2015 to 20 Jun 2017)
- Shadow SNP Spokesperson (Devolved Government Relations) (20 May 2015 to 7 Jan 2020)
Previous MPs in this constituency
Public bill committees (Sittings attended)
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