Ian Blackford

SNP Westminster Leader

Scottish National Party MP for Ross, Skye and Lochaber

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Ian Blackford’s voting in Parliament

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Ian Blackford has never rebelled against their party in the current parliament. Find out more.

Recent appearances

  • Prime Minister: Engagements 21 Jul 2021

    Of course, while they are talking about levelling up on the Government Benches, we in Scotland are looking at settling up for the people of Scotland. I hope the Prime Minister will be reflecting on the judgment from the Parliamentary and Health Service Ombudsman yesterday, which judged that there was “maladministration” in dealing with the 1950s WASPI women—the Women Against State...
  • Prime Minister: Engagements 21 Jul 2021

    My goodness, is that it? Is that it, Prime Minister? The reality is that the Prime Minister wrote these words himself. The over-80s were expendable. A Prime Minister is charged with protecting society, not putting folk at risk of an early death. Such a glib attitude towards human life is indefensible. The Prime Minister is simply not fit for office. The clear pattern throughout this pandemic...
  • Prime Minister: Engagements 14 Jul 2021

    Let me begin by congratulating the England team on reaching the final, which was an incredible achievement, but the tragedy of the tournament was the undercurrent of racism that was ultimately targeted at three young men: Rashford, Sancho and Saka. Wherever there is racism, it falls on all of us to face it down and to call it out, and it is shameful that it took until last night for the Prime...

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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

  • Department for Work and Pensions
  • HM Treasury
  • Home Office
  • Cabinet Office
  • Department for Business
  • Energy and Industrial Strategy
  • State Retirement Pensions: Females
  • State Retirement Pensions: British Nationals Abroad
  • Breathalysers
  • Royal Bank of Scotland
  • Monetary Policy

Currently held offices

  • SNP Westminster Leader (since 20 Jun 2017)

Other offices held in the past

  • Member, Intelligence and Security Committee of Parliament (16 Nov 2017 to 29 Apr 2019)
  • Member, Intelligence and Security Committee of Parliament (16 Nov 2017 to 29 Apr 2019)
  • Member, Petitions Committee (20 Jul 2015 to 31 Oct 2016)
  • Shadow SNP Spokesperson (Pensions) (20 May 2015 to 20 Jun 2017)

Previous MPs in this constituency

Public bill committees (Sittings attended)

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Register of Members’ Interests

Last updated: 26 Jul 2021.

1. Employment and earnings
From 1 December 2015 until 31 March 2021, Chairman of Golden Charter Trust Ltd,of Canniesburn Gate, 10 Canniesburn Drive, Bearsden, Glasgow G61 1BF; a trust established to hold, invest and administer the funds received from those who purchase funeral plans sold by Golden Charter Limited. From 1 April 2020 until 31 March 2021, I received £3,247.25 a month. Hours: 8 hrs per quarter. In addition, I was paid £1,575.85 per day for any additional work (additional payments were listed below). (Registered 03 June 2015; updated 14 December 2015, 06 June 2016, 12 April 2018, 12 April 2019, 14 April 2020 and 08 March 2021)
6. Land and property portfolio: (i) value over £100,000 and/or (ii) giving rental income of over £10,000 a year
From 4 November 2016 until 28 May 2021, a house on the Isle of Skye: (i). (Registered 8 November 2016; updated 28 May 2021)
7. (i) Shareholdings: over 15% of issued share capital
First Seer Ltd (see category 8 below). (Registered 02 December 2016)
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)
From 25 June 2021, investment portfolio managed on a blind discretionary basis by Rathbones and previously by Brooks MacDonald Plc. (Registered 03 June 2015; updated 25 June 2021)
9. Family members employed and paid from parliamentary expenses
I employ my step-son, John O'Leary, as part time Senior Caseworker. (Registered 3 June 2015; updated 13 June 2017 and 05 August 2019)

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