Michelle Thomson

Former MP, Edinburgh West

Edinburgh West Independent

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Recent appearances

  • Oral Answers to Questions — Transport: Night Flights: Regional Airports 30 Mar 2017

    What steps his Department is taking to (a) monitor and (b) regulate night flights at regional airports.
  • Oral Answers to Questions — Transport: Night Flights: Regional Airports 30 Mar 2017

    I thank the Secretary of State for his answer. I acknowledge that the night flight proposals extend only to the three London airports, but given the anticipated growth in night flights generally, does that not seem rather short-sighted? We want such growth in airports because of the gross value added that that brings, but we have to recognise the rights of constituents everywhere, including...
  • Article 50 29 Mar 2017

    Thank you, Mr Speaker. The Chair of the European Parliament’s Committee on Constitutional Affairs has spoken clearly in saying: “We have also taken note of the fact that UK citizens voted differently in Scotland and Northern Ireland, and also in Gibraltar, making it clear that the majority of them would wish to remain in the Union. It is difficult to imagine that those differences...

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Former Independent MP for Edinburgh West

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

Left the House of Commons on 3 May 2017 — Dissolved for election

Party was Scottish National Party until 30 Sep 2015

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Topics of interest

We don't know whether Michelle Thomson campaigned to leave, or stay in the European Union Source: BBC

  • HM Treasury
  • Home Office
  • Department for Business
  • Energy and Industrial Strategy
  • Department for Transport
  • Department for Work and Pensions
  • Visas: Fees and Charges
  • Green Investment Bank: Privatisation
  • Apprentices: Taxation
  • Developing Countries: Education
  • Apprentices: Scotland

Other offices held in the past

  • Member, Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy Committee (17 Oct 2016 to 3 May 2017)
  • Member, Committees on Arms Export Controls (formerly Quadripartite Committee) (10 Feb 2016 to 3 May 2017)
  • Member, Education, Skills and the Economy Sub-Committee (1 Dec 2015 to 3 May 2017)
  • Member, Business, Innovation and Skills Committee (8 Jul 2015 to 17 Oct 2016)
  • Shadow SNP Westminster Group Leader (Business, Innovation and Skills) (20 May 2015 to 1 Oct 2015)

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  • Has spoken in 15 debates in the last year — well below average amongst MPs. See all Michelle Thomson’s speeches
  • Has received answers to 12 written questions in the last year — average amongst MPs.
  • Replied within 2 or 3 weeks to a high number of messages sent via WriteToThem.com during 2015, according to constituents.
  • Has voted in 56.09% 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 17–18 year old, going by the Flesch-Kincaid Grade Level score.
  • 56 people are tracking this MP
  • Has used three-word alliterative phrases (e.g. "she sells seashells") 25 times in debates — well below average amongst MPs. (Why is this here?)

Register of Members’ Interests

Last updated: 2 May 2017.

3. Gifts, benefits and hospitality from UK sources
Name of donor: The Scotch Whisky Association
Address of donor: Quartermile Two, 2 Lister Square, Edinburgh EH3 9GL

Amount of donation or nature and value if donation in kind: as part of an APPG on Scotch Whisky fact-finding visit to Islay, travel, accommodation and subsistence with a value of £379.41

Date received: 7-8 October 2016

Date accepted: 7 October 2016

Donor status: company, registration SC035148

(Registered 26 October 2016)
4. Visits outside the UK
Name of donor: All-Party Parliamentary China Group (with sponsorship from John Swire & Sons, HSBC, City of London, Cambridge Assessment, and Arup)
Address of donor: House of Commons, London SW1A 0AA

Estimate of the probable value (or amount of any donation): Economy class flights (international and domestic) £822.51; accommodation £455.91; food and drink £163.96; meeting and hospitality expenses (inc. interpretation, venue hire) £243.56; total £1,685.94

Destination of visit: China (Beijing and Wuhan)

Dates of visit: 13–17 November 2016

Purpose of visit: To maintain and strengthen relations between the UK Parliament and the National People’s Congress of China; support British businesses operating in China; and deepen the knowledge of parliamentarians of China.

(Registered 29 November 2016)
6. Land and property portfolio: (i) value over £100,000 and/or (ii) giving rental income of over £10,000 a year
Two residential properties in Edinburgh: (i) and (ii). (Registered 05 June 2015)
A residential property in Falkirk: (i) and (ii). (Registered 05 June 2015)
A residential property on the Isle of Bute: (i) and (ii). (Registered 05 June 2015)
A residential property in East Calder: (i) and (ii). (Registered 05 June 2015)
A residential property in Stirling: (i) and (ii). (Registered 05 June 2015)
A residential property in Dollar: (i) and (ii). (Registered 05 June 2015)
7. (i) Shareholdings: over 15% of issued share capital
Your Property Shop Ltd; property management. This company ceased trading on 30 November 2015. (Registered 05 June 2016; updated 02 December 2016)
Michelle R. Thomson Consulting Ltd. This company ceased trading on 31 October 2015. (Registered 05 June 2015; updated 02 December 2016)

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