Ian Blackford

SNP Westminster Leader

Scottish National Party MP for Ross, Skye and Lochaber

@IBlackfordSNP https://facebook.com/IanBlackford.SNP

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Ian Blackford’s voting in Parliament

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Recent appearances

  • Prime Minister: Engagements 22 Jul 2020

    Yesterday, the Tory party held a political Cabinet, with the Prime Minister in a panic about the majority and increasing support for Scottish independence. Apparently, their great strategy amounts to more UK Cabinet Ministers coming to Scotland. Can I tell the Prime Minister that the more Scotland sees of this UK Government, the more convinced it is of the need for Scotland’s independence?...
  • Prime Minister: Engagements 22 Jul 2020

    Anybody sensible would realise from that answer that the Prime Minister simply does not get Scotland. In 2014, the people of Scotland were promised devolution-max, near federalism and the most powerful devolved Parliament in the world. Instead, we got a Tory Trade Bill that threatens our NHS, an Immigration Bill that will devastate our economy, and a power grab that will dismantle devolution....
  • UK Internal Market: White Paper 16 Jul 2020

    I thank the Secretary of State for his statement. What we have seen put forward by the Tory Government is the biggest assault on devolution since the Scottish Parliament reconvened in 1999. It is clear that the Government either do not get Scotland or cannot even be bothered to get it, so let me remind those on the Government Benches that in 1997 more than 75% of Scots voted to establish the...

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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
  • Department for Environment
  • Food and Rural Affairs
  • Cabinet Office
  • State Retirement Pensions: Females
  • Breathalysers
  • State Retirement Pensions: British Nationals Abroad
  • State Retirement Pensions
  • Royal Bank of Scotland

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: 20 Jul 2020.

1. Employment and earnings
From 1 December 2015, Chairman of Golden Charter Trust Ltd, Canniesburn Gate, 10 Canniesburn Drive, Bearsden, Glasgow G61 1BF. From 1 April 2020 until further notice, I will be paid £3,247.25 a month. Hours: 8 hrs per quarter. In addition, I will be paid £1,575.85 per day for any additional work (additional payments will be listed below). (Registered 03 June 2015; updated 14 December 2015, 06 June 2016, 12 April 2018, 12 April 2019 and 14 April 2020)
Until 17 December 2019, Chairman of Commsworld Plc, Commsworld House, Peffer Place, Edinburgh EH16 4BB. From July 2015 until 17 December 2019, I was paid £1,000 a month. Hours: 8 hrs per quarter. (Registered 3 June 2015; updated 3 August 2015 and 18 December 2019)
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, 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
Until 17 December 2019, Commsworld; telecoms company. (Registered 03 June 2015; updated 18 December 2019)
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)
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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