Ian Blackford

Former MP, Ross, Skye and Lochaber

Ross, Skye and Lochaber Scottish National Party

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  • State Pensions: Uk Expatriates 20 Apr 2017

    Does the Minister appreciate that there is clear evidence that people who have gone to live abroad have come back because they do not feel they can manage on a frozen pension? There is clear evidence that people feel that they have been affected quite significantly by that situation.
  • State Pensions: Uk Expatriates 20 Apr 2017

    We all understand and accept that it is a pay-as-you-go system, but that does not detract from the fact that when someone pays national insurance, it is on that basis that they are earning entitlement from that mechanism. As for the national insurance fund, the surplus is actually £30 billion, and it needs to have—the Minister is right—two months’ cashflow within it,...
  • State Pensions: Uk Expatriates 20 Apr 2017

    It is a pleasure to follow the hon. Member for Worthing West (Sir Peter Bottomley), who made a gracious and fine speech about why this House, working cross-party, must deal with this issue. I commend all the other Members who have spoken in this debate, too. Let me say to the Minister that I suspect this is the last time in this Parliament that we will be discussing pensions matters. I have...

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Former Scottish National Party MP for Ross, Skye and Lochaber

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

Left the House of Commons on 3 May 2017 — Dissolved for 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
  • Ministry of Defence
  • Department for Environment
  • Food and Rural Affairs
  • Department of Health
  • State Retirement Pensions: Females
  • State Retirement Pensions: British Nationals Abroad
  • State Retirement Pensions
  • Underwater Test and Evaluation Centre
  • Monetary Policy

Other offices held in the past

  • Member, Petitions Committee (20 Jul 2015 to 31 Oct 2016)
  • Shadow SNP Spokesperson (Pensions) (20 May 2015 to 3 May 2017)

Previous MPs in this constituency

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  • Has spoken in 74 debates in the last year — well above average amongst MPs. See all Ian Blackford’s speeches
  • Has received answers to 31 written questions in the last year — average amongst MPs.
  • Replied within 2 or 3 weeks to a very high number of messages sent via WriteToThem.com during 2015, according to constituents.
  • Has voted in 64.24% of votes in this Parliament with this affiliation — below average amongst MPs. (From Public Whip)
  • People have made 26 annotations on this MP’s speeches — well above average amongst MPs.
  • This MP’s speeches, in Hansard, are readable by an average 16–17 year old, going by the Flesch-Kincaid Grade Level score.
  • 64 people are tracking this MP
  • Has used three-word alliterative phrases (e.g. "she sells seashells") 208 times in debates — average amongst MPs. (Why is this here?)

Register of Members’ Interests

Last updated: 2 May 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)
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)
House in Lanark: (i). (Registered 03 June 2015)
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, 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)
9. Family members employed and paid from parliamentary expenses
I employ my step-son, John O'Leary, as Caseworker. (Registered 03 June 2015)

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