Ian Blackford

SNP Westminster Leader

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Ross, Skye and Lochaber Scottish National Party

Ian Blackford’s voting in Parliament

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Last updated: 12 Sep 2017

Recent appearances

  • Previous Business – Commons: Select Committee 15 Nov 2017

    Women and Equalities: Women in the House of Commons. 10:15 am; The Thatcher Room, Portcullis House
    Witnesses: Rt Hon Ian Blackford MP, Leader, SNP Westminster Group Dawn Butler MP, Shadow Minister for Women and Equalities, Labour Party Rt Hon Sir Vince Cable MP, Leader of the Liberal Democrats Amanda Sater, Deputy Chairman, Conservative Party
  • Oral Answers to Questions — Prime Minister: Engagements 15 Nov 2017

    May I join the Prime Minister and the leader of the Labour party in congratulating the Queen and Prince Philip on the impending platinum anniversary of their wedding? I am sure the House would also want to join me in welcoming the Presiding Officer of the Scottish Parliament, who is in the Gallery today. Does the Prime Minister agree with me that we should be incredibly proud of our emergency...
  • Oral Answers to Questions — Prime Minister: Engagements 15 Nov 2017

    I associate myself with the remarks of the Prime Minister. However, Scottish fire and police are the only forces in the United Kingdom to be charged VAT, depriving frontline services of £140 million since 2013. The SNP has raised this issue 30 times in this Chamber. Will the UK Government now give Scotland’s emergency services our £140 million back and scrap the VAT? This has...

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Scottish National Party MP for Ross, Skye and Lochaber

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

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Topics of interest

Ian Blackford campaigned to remain in the European Union Source: BBC

  • HM Treasury
  • Department for Work and Pensions
  • Department for Environment
  • Food and Rural Affairs
  • Ministry of Defence
  • Department of Health
  • State Retirement Pensions: Females
  • State Retirement Pensions: British Nationals Abroad
  • State Retirement Pensions
  • Monetary Policy
  • Underwater Test and Evaluation Centre

Currently held offices

  • SNP Westminster Leader (since 20 Jun 2017)

Other offices held in the past

  • Member, Petitions Committee (20 Jul 2015 to 31 Oct 2016)
  • Shadow SNP Spokesperson (Pensions) (20 May 2015 to 20 Jun 2017)

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Register of Members’ Interests

Last updated: 13 Nov 2017.

1. Employment and earnings
From 1 December 2015, Chairman of Golden Charter Trust Ltd, Canniesburn Gate, 10 Canniesburn Drive, Bearsden, Glasgow G61 1BF. Paid £3,000 per month, until further notice. Hours: 8 hrs per quarter. In addition, I will be paid £1,500 per day for any additional work (additional payments will be listed below). (Registered 3 June 2015; updated 14 December 2015 and 6 June 2016)
Chairman of Commsworld Plc, Commsworld House, Peffer Place, Edinburgh EH16 4BB. Paid £1,000 a month, from 31 July 2015 until further notice. Hours: 8 hrs per quarter. (Registered 3 June 2015; updated 3 August 2015)
2. (a) Support linked to an MP but received by a local party organisation or indirectly via a central party organisation
Name of donor: David Craigen
Address of donor: private

Amount of donation or nature and value if donation in kind: £3,000

Donor status: individual

(Registered 14 June 2017; updated 08 August 2017)
6. Land and property portfolio: (i) value over £100,000 and/or (ii) giving rental income of over £10,000 a year
Until 4 November 2016, Croft, Isle of Skye: (i). (Registered 3 June 2015; updated 1 October 2015 and 08 November 2016)
Until 18 October 2017, a house in Lanark: (i). (Registered 3 June 2016; updated 18 October 2017)
From 4 November 2016, a house on the Isle of Skye: (i). (Registered 08 November 2016)
7. (i) Shareholdings: over 15% of issued share capital
First Seer Ltd (see category 8 below). (Registered 02 December 2016)
7. (ii) Other shareholdings, valued at more than £70,000
Commsworld; telecoms company. (Registered 03 June 2015)
8. Miscellaneous
Director (unpaid) of First Seer Ltd, 12A Chester Street, Edinburgh EH3 7RA. First Seer owns our croft business and ancillary activities. (Registered 3 June 2015; updated 17 November 2015)
Investment portfolio managed on a discretionary basis by Brooks MacDonald Plc. (Registered 03 June 2015)
From 27 March 2017 until 16 June 2017, non-executive director (unpaid) of New City Agenda; a not-for-profit think tank aiming to develop ideas and research on financial services policy. (Registered 27 March 2017; updated 19 June 2017)
9. Family members employed and paid from parliamentary expenses
I employ my step-son, John O'Leary, as Senior Caseworker from 1 June 2017. (Registered 3 June 2015; updated 13 June 2017)

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